On This Day

February 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Feb 2 "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 8 "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, is released (Palme d'Or 1976)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
  • Feb 29 ABC-TV broadcast premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Lori Beth Denberg, American actress

Person of interestIsla Fisher

Feb 3 Isla Fisher, Australian actress (Arrested Development, The Great Gatsby), born in Muscat, Oman

Actress Isla Fisher
Actress
Isla Fisher

Person of interestChen Kun

Feb 4 Chen Kun, Chinese actor (Painted Skin), born in Chongqing, China

Actor and Singer Chen Kun
Actor and Singer
Chen Kun
  • Feb 5 Tony Jaa, Thai actor & martial artist, born in Surin, Thailand
  • Feb 5 Abhishek Bachchan, Indian actor, born in Mumbai, India
  • Feb 9 Charlie Day, American actor
  • Feb 10 Keeley Hawes, British actress, born in Marylebone, United Kingdom
  • Feb 11 Brice Beckham, American actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedare), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 11 AndrĂ© Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian & actor, born in Sipoo, Finland
  • Feb 12 Christopher Pettiet, American actor (Young Riders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 12 Anna Benson, US model, born in Mableton, United States
  • Feb 12 Silvia Saint, Czech actress, born in Kyjov, Czech Republic
  • Feb 16 Eric Byrnes, American baseball outfielder and broadcaster (Oakland A's, Arizona Diamondbacks), born in Redwood City, California
  • Feb 16 Joe Odagiri, Japanese actor
  • Feb 17 Kelly Carlson, American actress
  • Feb 20 Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Feb 23 Kelly Macdonald, Scottish actress, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 24 Crista Flanagan, American television comedian
  • Feb 25 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 28 Ali Larter, American actress and model
  • Feb 28 Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor

Person of interestJa Rule

Feb 29 Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

Rapper Ja Rule
Rapper
Ja Rule

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Actress Gloria Swanson (76) weds writer William Dufty (60)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Johan Kaart, Dutch actor (My Fair Lady), dies at 78
  • Feb 5 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drum, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), dies from bowel cancer at 69
  • Feb 6 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), dies at 50
  • Feb 11 Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Feb 11 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Feb 11 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • Feb 12 Sal Mineo, American actor (Exodus, Rebel Without a Cause), stabbed at 37
  • Feb 13 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • Feb 17 Jean Servais, Belgian actor (Le Plaisir, Every Man is My Enemy), dies from heart failure at 65
  • Feb 18 Eddie Dowling, American actor (Rainbow Man, Anywhere USA), dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Joseph Henabery, actor and director (Cobra), dies at 88
  • Feb 21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Angela Baddeley, English actress (Speckled Band), dies at 71
  • Feb 23 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), dies at 74
  • Feb 24 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • Feb 24 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), dies at 85