March 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Mar 10 17th Golden Globes: "Ben-Hur", Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win

  • Mar 17 WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 17 One of the first French New Wave films, "Breathless", directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Russell Todd, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), born in Troy, New York
  • Mar 4 Mykelti Williamson, American actor
  • Mar 9 Linda Fiorentino, American actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
  • Mar 11 Christophe Gans, French film director
  • Mar 12 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 13 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • Mar 15 Donna Smith, playmate (March, 1985), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 15 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • Mar 16 Jenny Eclair [Hargreaves], British comedienne, author and actress (Grumpy Old Women, Loose Women), born in Kuala Lumpur, Federation of Malaya
  • Mar 17 Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)
  • Mar 17 Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 17 Arye Gross, American actor
  • Mar 18 Claudia Udy, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mar 18 Patricia Farinelli, playmate (December, 1981), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 18 Richard Biggs, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 18 James MacPherson, Scottish actor (Taggart, Sometimes), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Mar 19 Roy Roberts, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)
  • Mar 23 Terry Sweeney, writer/comedian (SNL), born in St Albans, New York
  • Mar 24 Kelly LeBrock, American actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 24 Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 25 Haywood Nelson, American actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
  • Mar 26 Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing), Joel Grey's daughter, born in New York City
  • Mar 28 Chris Barrie, British actor ( Red Dwarf,) born in Hanover, West Germany
  • Mar 31 Anne Howard, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), born in San Diego, California

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 31 Actor Yul Brynner (44) weds fashion house executive Doris Kleiner (32) in Mexico City


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 4 Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 26 Academy award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Sammy White, American comedian and actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • Mar 26 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), dies from a heart attack at 61