On This Day

March 1975 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 3 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Pictures) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • Mar 7 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released
  • Mar 22 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 25 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' 1960 song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single; climbs to No. 2 in the charts

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Jan 3]
  • Mar 4 Kim Jung-Eun, South Korean actress
  • Mar 5 Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)
  • Mar 5 Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • Mar 6 Aracely Arambula, Mexican actress and singer
  • Mar 8 Fardeen Khan, Indian actor
  • Mar 9 Jane Antonia Cornish, British composer of contemporary classical music (Seascapes), and film scores (Five Children And It), born in London, England
  • Mar 14 Wendy Rice, American actress (Pleasure Party)
  • Mar 14 Rico Yan, Filipino actor (d. 2002)

Person of interestEva Longoria

Mar 15 Eva Longoria, American actress (Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

Actress Eva Longoria
Actress
Eva Longoria
  • Mar 16 Sienna Guillory, English actress (Jill Valentine-Resident Evil), born in Kettering, England
  • Mar 17 Test [Andrew Martin], Canadian professional wrestler (WWF/WWE), born in Whitby, Ontario (d. 2009)
  • Mar 17 Natalie Zea, American actress
  • Mar 18 Beverly Peele, American model (Mademoiselle, Elle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 19 Vivian Hsu, Taiwanese singer, actress and model
  • Mar 24 Krisdayanti, Indonesian pop singer and actress, born in Batu, East Java, Indonesia
  • Mar 27 Chakrit Yamnam, Thai film and television actor, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mar 28 Shanna Moakler, American model, beauty queen (Miss USA, 1995), and actress (Pacific Blue; Meet The Barkers), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Mar 28 Richard Kelly, American film writer and director (Donnie Darko), born in Newport News, Virgina
  • Mar 30 Bahar Soomekh, American actress
  • Mar 31 Adam Green, American film director

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 7 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
  • Mar 7 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
  • Mar 9 Shirley Ross [Bernice Maude Gaunt], American actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm, Waikiki Wedding), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 13 Jean Del Val, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83

Person of interestSusan Hayward

Mar 14 Susan Hayward, American actress (Young & Willing), dies of brain cancer at 56

Actress Susan Hayward
Actress
Susan Hayward
  • Mar 22 Catherine "Cass" Daley, American actress (Star Spangled Rhythm, Red Garters), dies from an accidental fall at 59
  • Mar 22 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • Mar 24 Muriel Hutchison, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 60
  • Mar 27 Gertrude Niesen, American actress, comedian, and songwriter (Start Cheering; Rookies on Parade), dies following a long illness at 63