March 1954 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 9 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • Mar 9 WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 14 KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Mar 15 WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 21 KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 25 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress

  • Mar 25 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
  • Mar 28 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • Mar 1 Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Mar 4 Catherine O'Hara, Canadian actress (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Mar 5 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • Mar 9 Kevin Wade, American screen writer (Working Girls), born in Chappaqua, New York
  • Mar 13 Robin Duke, Canadian actress and comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 14 Adrian Zmed, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 15 Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
  • Mar 16 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
  • Mar 17 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • Mar 24 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 24 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 25 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • Mar 26 Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
  • Mar 26 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 27 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann