February 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • Feb 1 Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run
  • Feb 18 30th Berlin International Film Festival: "Heartland" and "Palermo or Wolfsburg" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 25 British political comedy "Yes Minister" written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds premieres on BBC Two

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Teddy Hart [Edward Annis], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Feb 6 Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
  • Feb 8 Ralf Little, English actor/comedian
  • Feb 9 Shelly Martinez, American wrestler
  • Feb 11 Matthew Lawrence, US actor (Matthew-Gimme a Break), born in Albington Township, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Natasha Bobo, US actress (Sally in Together We Stand), born in Watsonville, California
  • Feb 12 Christina Ricci, US actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Casper), born in Santa Monica. California
  • Feb 12 Sarah Lancaster, US actress (Rachel-Saved By Bell: New Class), born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Feb 14 Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
  • Feb 14 Josh Senter, American screenwriter
  • Feb 16 Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer
  • Feb 17 Jason Ritter, American actor
  • Feb 21 Justin Roiland, American actor, writer and director (Rick and Morty), born in Stockton, California
  • Feb 24 Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 25 Christy Knowings, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 20 Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 8 Model Angie Bowie (30) divorces singer David Bowie (33) after 9 years of marriage

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • Feb 1 Romolo Valli, actor (Boom, La Viaccia), dies at 54
  • Feb 7 Katherine Emery, American actress (Maze, Isle of the Dead), dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Floyd Taliaferro Alderson, actor (Crossing Trails), dies
  • Feb 13 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • Feb 14 Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • Feb 18 Gale Robbins [Betty Gale Murphy], American singer and actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Feb 21 Chester Lauck, American actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live), dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • Feb 27 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78