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March 1980 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Emmy 7th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 1st time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 8 6th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Burt Reynolds
Actor
Burt Reynolds
Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • Mar 21 On TV show "Dallas", J.R. is shot

IranIran Hostage Crisis

Mar 24 ABC's nightly Iran Hostage crisis program renamed "Nightline"

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Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
Iranian students storm the walls of the US Embassy in Tehran
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Lance Cade, American pro wrestler (WWE Tag Team Champion [with Trevor Murdoch] 2005), born in Carroll, Iowa (d. 2010)
  • Mar 2 Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and producer (Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 4 Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (d. 2007)
  • Mar 7 Laura Prepon, American actress
  • Mar 13 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • Mar 13 Molly Stanton, American actress (Miss March), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 14 Mercedes McNab, Canadian-born actress
  • Mar 18 Sophia Myles, English actress
  • Mar 23 Russell Howard, British Comedian
  • Mar 24 Luke Edwards, Nevada City Ca, actor (Newsie)
  • Mar 25 Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
  • Mar 29 Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • Mar 29 Amy Mathews, Australian actress
  • Mar 31 Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), dies from a stroke at 67
  • Mar 9 Olga Chekova, actress (Moulin Rouge, Pawns of Possession), dies at 82
  • Mar 18 "Grishata" Grigor Vachkov, Bulgarian actor (At Each Kilometer), dies at 47
  • Mar 28 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), dies of lung cancer at 61