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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 singer/actress
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

LoveWedding of Interest

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

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
  • Feb 6 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • 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