On This Day

March 1977 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 Future The Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
  • Mar 10 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken
  • Mar 15 "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
  • Mar 15 TV comedy "Three's Company" starring Jack Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt premieres on ABC

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 28 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
  • Mar 2 Heather McComb, American actress (Ray Donovan, Prison Break), born in Lakewood Township, New Jersey

Person of interestJames Van Der Beek

Mar 8 James Van Der Beek, American actor (Dawson's Creek), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

  • Mar 9 Yamila Diaz, Argentine supermodel, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 10 Bree Turner, American dancer and actress
  • Mar 14 Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
  • Mar 15 Brian Tee, American actor
  • Mar 19 Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian
  • Mar 23 Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)
  • Mar 24 Olivia Burnette, San Clemente California, actress (Torkelsons)
  • Mar 24 Jessica Chastain, American actress (Martian, Mama, The Help), born in Sacramento, California
  • Mar 25 Édgar Ramírez, Venezuelan actor (Carlos), born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela
  • Mar 26 Sylvain Grenier, Canadian professional wrestler

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), dies at 93
  • Mar 4 Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
  • Mar 8 Henry Hull, American actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
  • Mar 10 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, dies at 49
  • Mar 25 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, dies at 79
  • Mar 27 Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
  • Mar 27 Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
  • Mar 30 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)