February 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Debut

Feb 1 "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV; Bill Murray is his first guest

  • Feb 12 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear

Musical Finale

Feb 21 Musical review of Fats Waller songs "Ain't Misbehavin'", starring Nell Carter and Irene Cara, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 1604 performances, winning 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awrds


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
  • Feb 4 Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler, born in Pinckney, Michigan
  • Feb 6 Alice Eve, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 8 Danny Tamberelli, American actor, comedian, and musician, born in Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • Feb 8 Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor (Battle Royale), born on Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 17 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and filmmaker (Third Rock From the Sun, Inception), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 18 Courtney Act [Shane Jenek], Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality, born in Brisbane, Queensland
  • Feb 23 Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 Karan Singh Grover, Indian actor, born in New Delhi, India
  • Feb 24 Fala Chen, Chinese-American actress (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), born in Chengdu, China
  • Feb 25 Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
  • Feb 25 Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
  • Feb 26 Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model & actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Feb 28 Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Divorces in Film & TV

Farrah Fawcett

Feb 16 Actors Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • Feb 5 Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
  • Feb 11 Eleanor Powell, American stage and screen actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Broadway Melody films), dies of ovarian cancer at 69
  • Feb 11 Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
  • Feb 11 Victor Jory, Canadian actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Gluyas Williams, American cartoonist (Fellows Citizen), dies at 93
  • Feb 14 Henk Schaer [Hendricus Schaareman], Dutch actor and conductor (Majoor Barbara, Lijmen), dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Lee Strasberg, Austrian acting coach and actor (The Godfather: Part II, Somewhere in the Night), dies at 80
  • Feb 18 Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
  • Feb 24 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japanese actor and director (Gate of Hell; A Page of Madness; Jujiro; Jigoku-mon), dies at 86