March 1978 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Mar 1 Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery in an extortion plot

  • Mar 6 Brian Clark's stage drama "Whose Life is it Anyway?" starring Tom Conti and Jane Asher, and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, opens at the Mermaid Theatre, London

Television Premiere

Mar 10 "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

  • Mar 22 The Rutles mockumentary "All You Need is Cash" debuts on NBC television
  • Mar 27 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances

Television Finale

Mar 29 Variety TV show "The Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS in the US, having won 25 Emmy Awards

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress (General Hospital, 2001-06), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 1 Donovan Patton, American television actor (Blue's Clues), born in Naval Air Station Agana, Guam

Jensen AcklesJensen Ackles (45 years old)

Mar 1 American actor (Days Of Our Lives: Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas

  • Mar 4 Rachel Roberts, Canadian model and actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 5 Kimberly McCullough, California, actress (Robin-General Hospital)
  • Mar 6 Lara Cox, Australian Actress
  • Mar 8 Nick Zano, American actor
  • Mar 12 Masuimi Max, American model, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Mar 16 Brooke Burns, American actress
  • Mar 17 Adam Jennings, British actor, producer and film director
  • Mar 18 Khalilah Adams, American actress
  • Mar 21 Rani Mukherjee, Indian actress
  • Mar 23 Nicholle Tom, American actress (Beethoven, The Nanny), born in Hinsdale, Illinois,

Perez HiltonPerez Hilton (45 years old)

Mar 23 American television personality and blogger, born in Miami, Florida

  • Mar 23 Romesh Ranganathan, English comedian, actor and presenter (The Ranganation), born in Crawley, England
  • Mar 29 Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor

Weddings in Film & TV

Jeremy Irons

Mar 28 Actor Jeremy Irons (29) weds actress Sinéad Cusack (30)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 13 John Cazale, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather; Dog Day Afternoon; The Deer Hunter), dies of lung and bone cancer at 42
  • Mar 18 Peggy Wood, actress (One Life to Live, Mama), dies at 86
  • Mar 25 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
  • Mar 27 Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
  • Mar 31 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Love Affair, Girl for Calgary), dies at 68