February 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty

Music Recording

Feb 11 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" to complete his debut LP, at Scotti Brothers Studio in Santa Monica, California

  • Feb 18 33rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Ascendancy" and "The Beehive" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Daytona 500

Feb 20 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience

Final Episode of "M*A*S*H"

Feb 28 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H", a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen", airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Silambarasan Rajendar, famous south Indian actor
  • Feb 6 Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model, born in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan
  • Feb 8 Jim Verraros, American pop singer (American Idol, 2002), born in Mount Prospect, Illinois
  • Feb 9 Vladimira Krckova, Czech jazz-pop singer, composer ("Your Aura On My Lips"), actress, and poet, born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
  • Feb 11 Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress, born in Shanghai, China
  • Feb 11 Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 12 Iko Uwais, Indonesian actor, stuntman and martial artist (The Raid), born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Feb 15 Ashley Cafagna Tesoro, American actress (Saved By The Bell:The New Class; The Bold and the Beautiful), and country and Christian singer, born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 19 Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • Feb 19 Mika Nakashima, Japanese pop singer ("Glamorous Sky"; "Yuki No Hama"), and actress (Nana films), born in Hioki, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Feb 21 Mélanie Laurent, French actress (Inglourious Basterds), born in Paris, France

Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari (40 years old)

Feb 23 Indian-American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina

Emily BluntEmily Blunt (40 years old)

Feb 23 English-American actress (The Girl on the Train, The Quiet Place), born in London, United Kingdom

  • Feb 26 Kara Monaco, American model, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Feb 27 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom

Kate MaraKate Mara (40 years old)

Feb 27 American actress (House of Cards, 24), born in Bedford, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

Jerry Lewis

Feb 13 Film genius Jerry Lewis (56) marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Jim Ameche [James Amici], American voice actor (Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy), dies at 67
  • Feb 4 Reginald Denham, English writer & director (Obsession, The Bad Seed), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marian Nixon [Marja Nissinen], American silent and sound film actress (Hands Up!; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Winner Takes All), dies after open-heart surgery at 78
  • Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Feb 20 Ray Vitte, American actor (Car Wash; Doc - "Woody"; Quest - "Cody"), dies in scuffle with police at 33