February 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Feb 1 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

  • Feb 7 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting

Golden Globes

Feb 8 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

Stop In the Name of Love

Feb 8 Motown Records release The Supremes' single "Stop In the Name of Love"

  • Feb 12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Music History

Feb 18 Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Jule Styne's musical "Fade Out-Fade In", featuring Carol Burnett, Dick Shawn (replacing Jack Cassidy), and Tina Louise, returns from lay-off at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC

  • Feb 22 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon, with Pat Carroll and Celeste Holm, premieres on CBS-TV

Musical Finale

Feb 27 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 375 performances


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Brandon Lee, American actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 1 Sherilyn Fenn, American actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 3 Kathleen Kimont, actress (Fraternity Vacation, Renegade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 3 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 6 Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas

Chris RockChris Rock (58 years old)

Feb 7 American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning comedian (SNL, 0990-93; CB4; Everybody Hates Chris), and film maker, born in Andrews, South Carolina

  • Feb 7 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 8 Mathilda May, French actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 10 Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor, born in Chicoutmi, Canada
  • Feb 10 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned), born in Zutphen, Netherlands
  • Feb 13 Stephen Manley, American actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 17 Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Michael Bay, American film director (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Kristin Davis, American actress (Melrose Place; Sex and the City), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Feb 25 Carrot Top [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
  • Feb 25 Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
  • Feb 26 Alison Armitage, English actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Maggie Siu [Mei-Kei Siu], Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 27 Noah Emmerich, American actor (The Americans), born in New York City

Weddings in Film & TV

Ringo Starr

Feb 11 Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (25) weds British hairdresser Maureen Cox (18) at the Caxton Hall Register Office, London; divorce in 1975

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, American actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85

Stan LaurelStan Laurel (1890-1965)

Feb 23 English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74