February 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 11 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, abolished in the United Kingdom
  • Feb 27 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 28 14th Golden Globes: The King and I, Kirk Douglas, & Ingrid Bergman win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Sandra Joyce Cagle, American model and playmate (Feb 1980), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 3 Michele Greene, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 6 Kathy Najimy, actress (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet)
  • Feb 6 Robert Townsend, comedian and actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs
  • Feb 16 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Feb 18 Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Feb 19 Ray Winstone, British actor
  • Feb 27 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • Feb 28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (24) marries for the 3rd time to producer Mike Todd (47)

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72