February 1961 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 13 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Lauren Lane, American actress
  • Feb 3 Keith Gordon, American actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 5 Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 8 Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
  • Feb 9 Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
  • Feb 10 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 11 Carey Lowell, American actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20 Imogen Stubbs, actress (Summer Story), born in Rothbury, England
  • Feb 21 Christopher Atkins, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon), born in Rye, New York
  • Feb 21 Martha Hackett, American actress
  • Feb 21 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • Feb 22 Debbie Linden, actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Feb 26 Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
  • Feb 27 Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese American movie star (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 56
  • Feb 8 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), dies at 81
  • Feb 11 Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor and director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
  • Feb 14 Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
  • Feb 15 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), dies at 59
  • Feb 17 Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63