March 1976 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Walt Disney World logs its 50 millionth guest

Music History

Mar 25 Richard Rodgers, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical "Rex", starring Nicol Williamson and Glenn Close, opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater, NYC; runs for 48 performances

Academy Awards

Mar 29 48th Academy Awards: "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", its stars Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher, and director Miloš Forman win

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Dave Malkoff, American TV News Reporter
  • Mar 5 Katerina Matziou, Greek actress
  • Mar 6 Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 8 Freddie Prinze Jr, actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
  • Mar 9 Ben Mulroney, Canadian television host, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 10 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese-Egyptian actress, model, pop and world music singer, born in Mahrouna, Lebanon
  • Mar 12 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • Mar 13 Danny Masterson, American actor (That '70s Show - "Hyde"), and convicted sex offender, born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 14 Corey Stoll, American actor (House of Cards, The Strain), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14 Daniel Gillies, New Zealand-Canadian actor (The Vampire Diaries), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 15 Cara Pifko, Canadian actress
  • Mar 16 Nick Spano, American actor
  • Mar 16 Paul Schneider, American actor
  • Mar 17 Brittany Daniel, American actress
  • Mar 17 Cynthia Daniel, American actress and photographer
  • Mar 18 Giovanna Antonelli, Brazilian actress
  • Mar 18 Michael Spillane, American wrestler, better known as Mike Quackenbush
  • Mar 19 Rachel Blanchard, Canadian actress (Clueless -"Cher Horowitz"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 22 Kellie Shanygne Williams, actress (Laura-Family Matters), born in Washington, D.C.

Reese Witherspoon (47 years old)

Mar 22 American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Keri Russell (47 years old)

Mar 23 American actress (Felicity, The Americans), born in Fountain Valley, California

  • Mar 25 Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
  • Mar 25 Gigi Leung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Tempting Heart), born in Hong Kong
  • Mar 26 Amy Smart, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Natalia Livingston, American actress (General Hospital; Days of Our Lives), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 26 Nurgül Yeşilçay, Turkish actress, born in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
  • Mar 27 Tia Fuller, American jazz saxophonist (Soul (film); Beyoncé backing band), composer, and educator (Berklee School), born in Aurora, Colorado
  • Mar 31 Josh Saviano, actor (Paul Pfeiffer-Wonder Years)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 6 Maxie Rosenbloom, American boxer, actor (world light heavyweight champion 1932-34), dies of Paget's disease of bone at 68
  • Mar 13 Willy Alfredo [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/ and poet, dies at 77
  • Mar 14 Alberta Franklin, American silent screen actress, dies at 79
  • Mar 14 Busby Berkeley [Enos], American film choreographer (42nd Street) and director (Strike Up The Band: They Made Me A Criminal), dies at 80
  • Mar 19 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), dies at 86
  • Mar 20 Michael Goodliffe, British actor (A Night to Remember, Cromwell, 5th Day of Peace), commits suicide at 61
  • Mar 21 Spider Sabich, American alpine skier (Olympics 1968), dies when shot by actress Claudine Longet at 31
  • Mar 24 Nelson Case, American TV host (Trash or Treasure), dies at 66
  • Mar 28 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), dies at 75
  • Mar 30 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, Dutch actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99