On This Day

March 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 12 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • Mar 20 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings
  • Mar 26 TV soap opera "The Young & the Restless" premieres on CBS

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 27 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win. Marlon Brando then turns down the Oscar for best actor to protest Hollywood’s portrayal of Native Americans in film.


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 1 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • Mar 2 Paul Popowich, actor (Tommy Tricker & Stamp Traveler)
  • Mar 3 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • Mar 8 Boris Kodjoe, Austrian model
  • Mar 10 Eva Herzigova, Czech, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra), born in Litvinov, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 10 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • Mar 17 Amelia Weatherly, actress (Stephanie Brewster-Loving/The City)
  • Mar 18 Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • Mar 19 Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actress
  • Mar 20 Jane March, Edgeware England, actress (Lover)
  • Mar 20 Jung Woo-sung, South Korean actor
  • Mar 20 Cedric Yarbrough, American actor
  • Mar 21 Ananda Lewis, American model and television personality
  • Mar 21 Jerry Supiran, American actor
  • Mar 22 Dax Griffin, American actor (Tim Truman-Sunset Beach, Ant Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 22 Beverley Knight, English singer and actress, born in Wolverhampton, England

Person of interestJim Parsons

Mar 24 Jim Parsons, American actor (The Big Bang Theory), born in Houston, Texas

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
  • Mar 26 T.R. Knight, American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 26 Matt Burke, Australian rugby union fullback (81 caps; NSW Waratahs; Eastwood) and broadcaster (Network 10), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 28 Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Rupert Crosse, American actor, 1st African-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (The Reivers), dies of lung cancer at 45
  • Mar 13 Stacy Harris, Canadian born actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • Mar 16 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), dies at 79
  • Mar 17 Geertruida Magdelena Wilhelmina Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
  • Mar 18 Lauritz Melchior, Danish-American baritone tenor (National Symphony), dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies of stomach cancer at 77

Person of interestNoël Coward

Mar 26 Noël Coward, English playwright (Hay Fever; Private Lives), director (In Which We Serve -1942 Academy Award), actor and singer, dies of heart failure at 73

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • Mar 26 Don Messer, Canadian folk fiddler, and television host (Jubilee, 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Mar 29 Melville Cooper, English actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Father of the Bride), dies of cancer at 76 [1]