February 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 8 KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 "La Jetée", French film directed by Chris Marker, starring Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich and Jacques Ledoux, is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Michael T Weiss, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 4 Michael Riley, Canadian actor
  • Feb 5 Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7 Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  • Feb 11 Scott Kolden, actor (Scott-Me & the Champ), born in Torrance, California
  • Feb 14 Michael Higgs, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Sakina Jaffrey, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Renee Props, American actress (Elly Snyder-As the World Turns), born in Oklahoma
  • Feb 16 Alexa Kenin, American actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 17 Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
  • Feb 18 Julie Strain, actress (Witchcraft IV), born in Concord, California
  • Feb 20 Ria Coyne, American comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter

Person of interestSteve Irwin

Feb 22 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist & TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2006)

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • Feb 24 Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
  • Feb 27 Adam Baldwin, American actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard), born in Winnetka, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Grant Show, American actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Rae Dawn Chong, actress (Quest for Fire), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 15 Vladimir Sokoloff, Russian actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55
  • Feb 20 Halliwell Hobbes, British actor (Gaslight, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies at 84
  • Feb 27 Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
  • Feb 28 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70