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 releaseMusic Recording

Feb 11 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • Feb 18 33rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Ascendancy" and "The Beehive" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*M*A*S*H" 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 11 Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 11 Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress, born in Shanghai, China
  • Feb 15 Ashley Tesoro, US actress and singer, born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 19 Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • Feb 19 Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
  • Feb 23 Aziz Ansari, Indian-American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Feb 23 Emily Blunt, English-American actress, 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

Person of interestKate Mara

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

Actress Kate Mara
Actress
Kate Mara

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 13 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
  • Feb 10 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • Feb 13 Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
  • Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Feb 20 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33