February 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 U.S. premiere of "Blue Collar", Paul Schrader's first film direction

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 20 4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • Feb 20 Bob Backland beats "Superstar" Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champion
  • Feb 22 28th Berlin International Film Festival: "Las truchas" and "What Max Said" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
  • Feb 3 Adrian R'Mante, American actor (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Feb 3 Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
  • Feb 4 Danna Garcia, Colombian actress
  • Feb 5 Shawn Reaves, American actor

Person of interestAshton Kutcher

Feb 7 Ashton Kutcher, American actor (That 70s Show), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Feb 7 Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nigerian Nollywood actress, born in Lagos
  • Feb 12 Gethin Jones, British (Welsh) television presenter, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Mini Andén, Swedish model and actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Feb 14 Dean Gaffney, British actor
  • Feb 14 Danai Gurira, American actress and playwright (The Walking Dead, Black Panther), born in Grinnell, Iowa
  • Feb 16 John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer
  • Feb 20 Lauren Ambrose, American actress
  • Feb 20 Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
  • Feb 20 Jay Hernandez, American actor
  • Feb 20 Julia Jentsch, German actress
  • Feb 20 Chelsea Peretti, American comedian and actress (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Oakland, California
  • Feb 21 Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
  • Feb 21 Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
  • Feb 21 Nicole Parker, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 72
  • Feb 18 Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
  • Feb 18 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Marguerite "Maggie" McNamara, American actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies of a barbiturate overdose at 49
  • Feb 22 Ilka Chase, actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), dies at 74
  • Feb 28 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies from pneumonia at 66