March 1977 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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 John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt premieres on ABC
  • Mar 19 Last episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" premieres on CBS, with a group hug searching for a box tissues, then singing "It's a Long Way to Tipperary"

Tony Awards

Mar 24 Lily Tomlin is the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show in "Appearing Nitely" (special Tony award 1977)

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

Ronan KeatingRonan Keating (46 years old)

Mar 3 Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "Words"; "No Matter What"; solo -"When You Say Nothing At All"), radio host, and television personality, born in Bayside, Dublin, Ireland

James Van Der BeekJames Van Der Beek (46 years old)

Mar 8 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 10 Matt Rubano, American rock bassist (Taking Back Sunday, 2003-10), and comedian, born in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York
  • Mar 10 Rita Simons, English actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • Mar 14 Aki Hoshino, Japanese model
  • Mar 15 Brian Tee, American actor
  • Mar 19 Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian
  • Mar 23 Joanna Page, Welsh stage and screen actress (Gavin & Stacy; The Cazalets), born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales
  • Mar 23 Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)

Jessica ChastainJessica Chastain (46 years old)

Mar 24 American Academy Award-winning actress (Mama; The Help; The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and film producer, born in Sacramento, California

  • Mar 24 Olivia Burnette, American actress (The Torkelsons), born in San Clemente, 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, British classical organist and composer (CBS; Bach), dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Antonino Rocca, Italian-Argentine professional wrestler, dies at 49
  • Mar 22 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), dies at 67
  • 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 [Shabana], Egyptian singer and actor, dies of liver failure due to schistosomiasis (parasitic flatworm infection) at 47