February 1959 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 23 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Thomas Calabro, American actor (Michael Mancini-Melrose Place), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 8 Pamela Jean Bryant,playmate (April, 1978), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 10 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
  • Feb 12 Sigrid Thornton, Australia, actress (Amelia Lawson-Guns of Paradise)
  • Feb 15 Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian wrestler
  • Feb 22 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • Feb 22 Susan Benjamin, actress (Tracy-Accidental Family)
  • Feb 24 Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
  • Feb 25 Carl Marotte, Canadian actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Madame Sul-To-Wan, [Conley], actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 85
  • Feb 4 Una O'Connor, actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78
  • Feb 5 Gwili Andre, actress (No Other Woman, Roar of the Dragon), dies
  • Feb 17 Kathryn Adams, actress (Meet the Chump, 5th Avenue Girl), dies
  • Feb 22 Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass), dies of cancer at 36