On This Day

February 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 14 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
  • Feb 15 35th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Woman and the Stranger" and "Wetherby" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 19 British soap opera "Eastenders" premieres on the BBC

Film & TV History

Feb 24 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Jodi Gordon, Australian actress & model, born in Mackay, Australia
  • Feb 4 Bug Hall, American actor, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 5 Crystal Hunt, American actress, born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Feb 7 Tina Majorino, actress, (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)
  • Feb 7 Clara Bryant, American actress
  • Feb 9 David Gallagher, American actor
  • Feb 12 Saskia Burmeister Croft, Australian actress, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 13 Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress, born in South Korea
  • Feb 14 Jacob Parker, American actor (Evening Shade), born in Bixby, Oklahoma
  • Feb 14 Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress & model, born in Bethnal Green, London
  • Feb 14 Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer & actress, born in Manila, Philippines
  • Feb 14 Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer & actress, born in British Hong Kong
  • Feb 17 Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
  • Feb 19 Haylie Duff, American actress (7th Heaven; Napoleon Dynamite), and singer-songwriter, born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 19 Arielle Kebbel, American actress
  • Feb 26 Ally Hilfiger, American actress & daughter of Tommy Hilfiger, born in New York City
  • Feb 27 Juliana Imai, Brazilian model, born in ParanĂ¡, Brazil

Weddings in Film & TV

O.J. Simpson

Feb 2 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and felon O.J. Simpson marries second wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

Martin Scorsese

Feb 8 Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Joe Montana

Feb 24 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
  • Feb 8 Marvin Miller [Mueller], American actor (Space Patrol, Dead Reckoning, Millionaire), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • Feb 8 Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • Feb 11 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Feb 11 Henry Hathaway, actor and director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • Feb 12 Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Feb 16 Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
  • Feb 17 Wanda Perry, actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
  • Feb 18 Willy Alberti [Carel Verbrugge], Dutch singer and actor (Riffin in Amsterdam), dies at 58
  • Feb 19 George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • Feb 21 Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
  • Feb 21 Louis Hayward, British-American actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Feb 22 Alexander Scourby, American actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
  • Feb 27 David Huffman, American actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), murdered at 39
  • Feb 27 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), dies at 80
  • Feb 28 Charita Bauer, American actress (The Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), dies following long illness at 62