On This Day

March 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • Mar 10 4th American Comedy Award: "When Harry Met Sally"

Film and TV Awards

Mar 11 16th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

  • Mar 21 "Normal Life" starring Max Gail, Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
  • Mar 21 "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
  • Mar 25 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

Academy Awards

Mar 26 Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa wins the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement

Television Premiere

Mar 31 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Harry Eden, English actor, born in Old Harlow, Essex
  • Mar 4 Andrea Bowen, American actress
  • Mar 13 Alec Medlock, American actor, born in Torrance, California
  • Mar 24 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
  • Mar 28 Zoe Sugg [Zoella], British YouTube vlogger, born in Lacock, Wilshire
  • Mar 28 Laura Harrier, American model and actress (Spider-Man: Homecoming), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr. Kildare (TV series); All About Eve), dies of a lung cancer at 74

Tom Harmon

Mar 15 Tom Harmon, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1940, Michigan; LA Rams) and broadcaster (CBS 1950-62), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • Mar 17 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), commits suicide at 62
  • Mar 18 Robin Harris, American comedian and actor (House Party, Mo' Better Blues), dies of a heart attack at 36
  • Mar 20 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter, dies at 82
  • Mar 23 Rene Enriquez, American actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of pancreatic cancer at 56
  • Mar 24 Alice Sapritch, actress (European Vacation), dies
  • Mar 24 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • Mar 26 International Chrysis, American Transvestite actor (Q&A), dies of cancer at 38
  • Mar 28 Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65