March 1956 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 "King Kong" 1st televised

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 13 "The Searchers" American western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood is released

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • Mar 17 8th Emmy Awards: "Ed Sullivan Show", Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 21 28th Academy Awards: "Marty", Anna Magnani & Ernest Borgnine win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Timothy Daly, American actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven), born in Sufferin, New York
  • Mar 5 Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress

Person of interestBryan Cranston

Mar 7 Bryan Cranston, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • Mar 8 John Kapelos, Canadian actor
  • Mar 10 Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor; son of Roy Lichtenstein
  • Mar 11 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • Mar 11 Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
  • Mar 13 Dana Delany, American actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14 Patrick Leonard, American songwriter, film composer and music producer (Madonna), born in Crystal Falls, Michigan
  • Mar 17 Rory McGrath, British comedian, television personality, and writer (Who Dares Wins, They Think It's All Over), born in Redruth, Cornwall
  • Mar 18 "The Model" Rick Martel, [Richard Vignault], wrestler (WWF/AWA)
  • Mar 22 Lena Olin, actress (Enemies A Love Story), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 25 Matthew Garber, English child actor (Mary Poppins), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • Mar 28 April Margera, American TV personality, Bam Margera's mother, born in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 29 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (Olympics), actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 31 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brothers Keeper), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 17 Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
  • Mar 25 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), dies from a heart attack at 50