On This Day

March 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 26 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", starring Robert Young and James Brolin debuts as a TV movie on ABC-TV, prior to becoming a weekly series
  • Mar 28 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 George Harrison and Pattie Boyd are fined £250 each for illegal drugs

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • Mar 4 Chaz Bono [Chastity Sun Bono], American actress (Sonny & Cher Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 4 Frank Nicotero, American comedian
  • Mar 4 Patrick Roach, Canadian actor
  • Mar 5 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • Mar 6 Andrea Elson, American actress (Lynn-Alf, Alice-Whiz Kids), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 6 Greg Scott, British TV personality
  • Mar 7 Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ, born in South Korea
  • Mar 8 Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
  • Mar 10 Ricky Segall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family - "Ricky"), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 10 Paget Brewster, American actress
  • Mar 11 Terrence Howard, American actor
  • Mar 14 Laura Leighton, actress (Sydney-Melrose Place, Other Woman)
  • Mar 15 Louis Riddick, American NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons) and broadcaster (ESPN MNF), born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 15 Kim Raver, American actress
  • Mar 19 Michael Bergin, model (Coca-Cola) and actor
  • Mar 19 Connor Trinneer, American actor
  • Mar 25 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • Mar 27 Kevin Corrigan, American actor (Grounded for Life-Uncle Eddie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 27 Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet and writer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 28 Brett Ratner, American film director (Rush Hour), born in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Mar 31 Samantha Brown, American television host

Weddings in Film & TV

LovePerson of Interest

Mar 15 American singer and actress Judy Garland (46) weds American nightclub manager Mickey Deans, at Chelsea Register Office, London, England

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • Mar 9 Richard Crane, American character actor (Surfside 6, Rocky Jones, Space Ranger), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Mar 13 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
  • Mar 15 Miles Malleson, British stage and screen actor, and writer (Kind Hearts and Coronets; Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Barbara Bates, American actress (All About Eve, It's a Great Life), commits suicide at 43
  • Mar 22 Ernst Deutsch [Dorian], Jewish-Austrian actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • Mar 25 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72