February 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theater Premiere

Feb 2 Tom Stoppard's play "Jumpers" premieres in London

Golden Globes

Feb 6 29th Golden Globes: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win

  • Feb 10 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings


Feb 13 Film adaptation of "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey is released

  • Feb 14 CBS "Late Movie" premieres

Music History

Feb 14 John Lennon and Yoko Ono co-host the syndicated "The Mike Douglas Show" for entire week, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Feb 18 John Lennon and Yoko Ono end a week of co-hosting the syndicated "The Mike Douglas Show", in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Yoshi DeHerrera, American TV personality, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Feb 5 Koriki Chōshū, Japanese comedian, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 7 Essence Atkins, American actress
  • Feb 7 Robyn Lively, American actress (The Karate Kid, Part III; Savannah), born in Powder Springs, Georgia

Big Show (51 years old)

Feb 8 American professional wrestler, born in Aiken, South Carolina

  • Feb 9 Crispin Freeman, American cartoon voice actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 9 Jason George, - American actor (Sunset Beach, 1997-99 - "Michael Bourne"; Grey's Anatomy/Station 19 - "Dr. Ben Warren"), born in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Feb 12 Andrew Cassesse, American actor (Revenge of Nerds II, TV 101), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 12 Latrice Royale [Timothy Wilcots], American drag queen and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Compton, California
  • Feb 14 Big Daddy V, [Nelson Frazier Jr.] American professional wrestler, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2014)
  • Feb 14 Erika Rachael Schwarz, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997), born in Folsom, Louisiana
  • Feb 14 Hiroshi, Japanese comedian, born in Omuota, Japan
  • Feb 14 Najwa Nimri, Spanish actress, born in Pamplona, Spain
  • Feb 17 Valeria Mazza, Argentinian model and businesswoman, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Feb 17 William Floyd, American NFL full back, 1994-2000, Super Bowl champ (San Francisco 49ers; Carolina Panthers), and broadcaster, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 19 Francine, American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 19 Lisa Faulkner, English actress (Holby City) and celebrity chef, born in London, England
  • Feb 24 Patricia Regan Leines, American model and 3rd in Miss America 1997, born in Medford, Oregon
  • Feb 28 Rory Cochrane, American actor
  • Feb 29 Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)

Weddings in Film & TV

Tom Stoppard

Feb 11 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor and author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Jessie Royce Landis [Medbury], American stage and screen actress (To Catch A Thief; North by Northwest), dies of cancer at 75
  • Feb 3 John Litel, American actor (Jezebel, Virginia City, My Hero), dies at 79
  • Feb 19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), dies at 73
  • Feb 19 Tedd Pierce, American cartoon screenwriter and voice actor (Warner Brothers), dies at 65
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rogers Show, Man from Music Mountain), dies at 57