February 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 12 38th Berlin International Film Festival: "Red Sorgum" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 28 British television programme "That's Life!" surprises guest Nicholas Winton with an audience full of grown-up children that he saved from German-occupied Czechoslovakia, bringing them to safety in the UK

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 Daniel Kwan, American filmmaker (Everything, Everywhere, All at Once), born in Westborough, Massachusetts
  • Feb 14 Eliska Sursova, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Maiara Walsh, American actress, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 18 Shane Lyons, American actor & private chef, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Feb 19 Mo Gilligan, English comedian (The Lateish Show), born in London, England
  • Feb 28 Markéta Irglová, Czech Academy Award-winning songwriter ("Falling Slowly"), singer, and actress (Once), born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czechia

Weddings in Film & TV

Mike Tyson & Robin Givens

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

  • Feb 14 American "General Hospital" TV star Jackie Zeman (34) weds (her third) Glenn Gorden; divorce in 2007

Dudley Moore

Feb 21 British actor Dudley Moore (53) weds American actress Brogan Lane (33) at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas; divorced in 1991

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Heather O'Rourke, American actress (Happy Days, Poltergeist), dies of intestinal ailment at 12
  • Feb 1 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), dies at 59
  • Feb 6 Lee Goodman, American comedian and stage and screen actor (Imitation of Life), dies of tuberculosis at 64
  • Feb 8 Allan Cuthbertson, Australian-British stage and screen actor (Man and Superman; Captain Nemo and the Underwater City; The WInds of War), dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78