On This Day

March 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Golden Globes

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

Film Release

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 Chris Sanders, American animator and director
  • 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 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 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 23 Terry Sweeney, American writer/comedian (SNL), born in Queens, 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, American actress (Dirty Dancing), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 28 Chris Barrie [Brown], British impressionist, comic, and actor (Red Dwarf - "Arnold Rimmer"; The Brittas Empire), born in Hanover, West Germany
  • Mar 29 Annabella Sciorra, American actress (The Sopranos), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Anne Howard, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), born in San Diego, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Yul Brynner

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

Divorces in Film & TV

Yul Brynner

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