On This Day

March 1961 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music Single

Mar 9 The Supremes release singles "I Want A Guy" and "Never Again"

  • Mar 29 KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 31 8th National Film Awards (India): "Anuradha" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • Mar 3 Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • Mar 4 Steven Weber, American actor (Wings - "Brian Hackett"), born in Queens, New York
  • Mar 7 Mary Beth Evans, American actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • Mar 8 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Rick Steiner [Robert Rechsteiner], American professional wrestler, born in Bay City, Michigan
  • Mar 10 Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Mar 11 Ken [Kenneth Sean Carson], American model & boyfriend of Barbie, born in El Segundo, California
  • Mar 11 Elias Koteas, Canadian actor
  • Mar 14 Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • Mar 14 Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • Mar 15 Fabio Lanzoni, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark), born in Milan, Italy
  • Mar 17 Casey Siemaszko, American actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 17 Andrew Paul, English actor
  • Mar 17 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • Mar 20 John Clark Gable, American actor (Bad Jim), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 21 Kassie Wesley, American actress (Evil Dead 2; One Life to Live - "Blair"), born in Kentucky
  • Mar 23 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • Mar 24 Dean Jones, Australian cricket batsman and broadcaster (52 Tests @ 46.55; 164 ODIs; Victoria), born in Coburg, Australia (d. 2020)
  • Mar 25 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Mar 25 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer (Sons and Daughters), born in Orchard Lake Village, Michigan
  • Mar 26 Billy Warlock, American actor (Baywatch), born in Hawthorne, California
  • Mar 29 Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • Mar 29 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

Pablo Picasso

Mar 13 Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)

Christopher Lee

Mar 17 Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 6 George Formby, British singer and comedian, dies at 56
  • Mar 6 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), dies at 59
  • Mar 10 Esperanza Baur, Mexican film actress, and John Wayne's second wife, dies of a heart attack at 40
  • Mar 12 Belinda Lee, English actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25