March 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 14 British film "Born Free" based on the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson released starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Mar 15 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Frank Sintra & Barbra Streisand

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 30 Barbra Streisand stars on "Color Me Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • Mar 3 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor and director (Pasión, Ladrón que roba a ladrón), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mar 4 Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
  • Mar 4 Wash West [Wash Westmoreland], English film director (Still Alice, The Last of Robin Hood), born in Leeds, England
  • Mar 5 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian

Person of interestAlan Davies

Mar 6 Alan Davies, British comedian and actor (Jonathan Creek, QI), born in Loughton, Essex, England

Comedian and Actor Alan Davies
Comedian and Actor
Alan Davies
  • Mar 7 Joy Tanner, American actress
  • Mar 10 Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Akira Nogami, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Mar 14 Elise Neal, American actress
  • Mar 15 Chris Bruno, actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World)
  • Mar 17 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
  • Mar 24 Tatjana Patitz, model/actress (Rising Sun), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 26 Michael Imperioli, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 17 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Alice Pearce, American comedienne and actress (On the Town, Bewitched), dies from ovarian cancer at 48
  • Mar 3 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Mar 12 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Rio Bravo, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), dies of influenza at 37
  • Mar 23 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), dies at 83