February 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 10 "John and Marsha" by Stan Freberg, a parody of daytime soap operas which had only two voices repeating each other's names, peaks at #21 in the USA
  • Feb 22 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "All About Eve" Best Film

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 28 8th Golden Globes: "Sunset Boulevard", Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Ken Bruce, Scottish broadcaster (The Ken Bruce Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 4 Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
  • Feb 6 Jacques Villeret, French film actor, born in Loches, France (d. 2005)
  • Feb 9 Penny Peyser, American actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing), born in Irvington, New York
  • Feb 10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 David Naughton, US actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 15 Jane Seymour [Joyce Frankenberg], British actress (Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, Dr Quinn), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Stephen Nichols, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 20 Edward Albert, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Feb 24 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • Feb 24 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • Feb 25 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 27 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor, born in Velo, Greece (d. 2017)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 10 Shah of Persia Mohammed Reza Pahlavi (31) marries actress Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary (19)

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 21 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Potasch & Perlemoer, Boefje), dies at 63