February 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theatrical Finale

Feb 2 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

Film & TV History

Feb 3 Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story; The Incredibles) headed by Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, is spun off from Lucasfilm, Ltd as an independent film production company, with backing of Steve Jobs

Film & TV History

Feb 7 Woody Allen film "Hannah and Her Sisters" starring Mia Farrow, Michael Caine and an ensemble cast is released in the US

A Better Tomorrow

Feb 8 Crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

  • Feb 14 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear

Film & TV History

Feb 18 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner: he died of smoking-induced lung cancer on 10th October 1985

  • Feb 27 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Lauren Conrad, American TV star, born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Feb 6 Alice Greczyn, American actress, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Feb 7 Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
  • Feb 10 Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 14 Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress, born in Cavite, Philippines
  • Feb 19 Reon Kadena, Japanese model and actress
  • Feb 22 Miko Hughes, American actor, born in Apple Valley, California
  • Feb 25 Jameela Jamil, British TV presenter and actress (The Good Place - "Tahani"), born in London, England
  • Feb 25 James and Oliver Phelps, British identical twin actors (Harry Potter films), born in the Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • Feb 25 Justin Berfield, American child actor (Malcolm in the Middle -"Reese"; Unhappily Ever After -"Ross"), and film producer, born in Agoura Hills, California
  • Feb 26 Teresa Palmer, Australian model & actress, born in Adelaide, Australia

Weddings in Film & TV

Diana Ross

Feb 1 American pop snger Diana Ross weds Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • Feb 10 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), dies at 83
  • Feb 12 Sid Stone, American comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • Feb 16 Howard Da Silva [Silverblatt], American actor (1776, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dahlia), dies from lymphoma at 76
  • Feb 19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • Feb 19 Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Feb 28 Laura Z. Hobson, American TV writer and panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 85