March 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 6 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows


Mar 8 "Fargo" directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi released in the US

People's Choice Awards

Mar 10 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Music History

Mar 21 Revival of Tennessee Williams' stage drama "Night of the Iguana", starring William Petersen and Marsha Mason, opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 68 performances

  • Mar 24 16th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Showgirls" wins


Mar 31 WrestleMania XII, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, CA - Shawn Michaels beats Bret Hart for WWF Heavyweight title

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Taylor Hill, American model (Victoria's Secret), born in Palatine, Illinois
  • Mar 6 Savanah Stehlin, American actress
  • Mar 8 Lorna Fitzgerald, English actress
  • Mar 9 Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance (Taare Zameen Par), born in Mumbai, India
  • Mar 18 Madeline Carroll, American actress
  • Mar 26 Kathryn Bernardo, Filipina actress (Hello, Love, Goodby), born in Cabanatuan, Philippines
  • Mar 29 Juanpa Zurita, Mexican social media personality (Vine, YouTube), actor and model, born in Mexico City

Weddings in Film & TV

Angelina Jolie

Mar 28 Actress Angelina Jolie (20) weds actor Jonny Lee Miller (23)

Clint Eastwood

Mar 31 Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American stage and screen actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - "Joe"), dies of congestive heart failure at 94
  • Mar 2 Yrrah [Harry Lammertink], Dutch cartoonist (Vrij Netherland), dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Simon Cadell, English actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45
  • Mar 8 Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), dies at 38
  • Mar 9 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor, comedian and singer (Oh God; Burns and Allen), dies at 100
  • Mar 10 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at about 75 (date of birth disputed)
  • Mar 11 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 67
  • Mar 13 Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman, dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Mar 13 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • Mar 16 Charlie Barnett, American actor and comedian, dies of AIDS at 41
  • Mar 17 Rene Clement, French film director (Forbidden Games), dies at 83
  • Mar 25 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), dies at 91
  • Mar 28 Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
  • Mar 28 Ken Dibbs, Lebanese actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
  • Mar 30 Hugh Falkus, British filmmaker and naturalist, dies at 78