On This Day

March 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

Film & TV History

Mar 2 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

Film & TV History

Mar 4 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion

  • Mar 7 Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • Mar 8 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
  • Mar 12 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • Mar 12 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show

Film and TV Awards

Mar 17 19th People's Choice Awards: Kevin Costner & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Hall of Fame

Mar 22 André the Giant's induction into inaugural WWE Hall of Fame is announced; no ceremony takes place and he is inducted posthumously

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Mar 28 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Shining Through" wins

Academy Awards

Mar 29 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino

Academy Awards

Mar 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her AIDS/HIV activism at 65th Academy Awards

  • Mar 30 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 40 performances

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Jenna Boyd, American actress, born in Bedford, Texas
  • Mar 4 Alice Jones, British actress
  • Mar 4 Abigail Mavity, American actress
  • Mar 4 Yves Michel-Beneche, American actor
  • Mar 11 Jodie Comer, English actress (Killing Eve), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 19 Munro Chambers, Canadian actor

Weddings in Film & TV

Eddie Murphy

Mar 18 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

Larry David

Mar 31 Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

Comedian and Writer Larry David
Comedian and Writer
Larry David

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Terry Frost, American actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Paul D Zimmerman, American screenwriter (King of Comedy), dies at 54
  • Mar 3 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • Mar 6 Douglas Marland, American soap opera writer (As the World Turns), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 8 Joop Scheltens, TV host/director (Explore Your Place), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Wells Root, American screenwriter (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 92
  • Mar 9 Ad van Gessel, Dutch actor (Everything For Our Soldiers), dies
  • Mar 11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 12 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Dennis Gregory, actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40
  • Mar 16 Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • Mar 16 Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87

Helen Hayes

Mar 17 Helen Hayes, American actress (Airport, Caesar & Cleopatra), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • Mar 17 Skip Young, actor (Smokey & Hotwire Gang), dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Taylor Reed, actor (Easy Money), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Mar 27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • Mar 31 Chichay [Amparo Robles Custodio], Filipino comedienne and actress (Bilangguang puso, Ngitngit ng pitong whistle bomb), dies at 75