February 1998 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 11 48th Berlin International Film Festival: "Central Station" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 14 29th NAACP Image Awards: "Soul Food" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 20 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)

Film & TV History

Feb 26 Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

  • Feb 27 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 14 Arpad Flynn Busson, son of model Elle MacPherson, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 25 Brendon Baerg, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

Sharon Stone

Feb 14 Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California

  • Feb 20 American warrior monk "Kung Fu" actor David Carradine (61) weds actress Marina Anderson (45) on the Laramie Street set on the back lot of Warner Bros. Studio in Hollywood; divorce in 2001

Divorces in Film & TV

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

Feb 28 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 18 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), dies of heart attack complications at 83
  • Feb 23 Philip Abbott, American character actor (The FBI, Sweet Bird of Youth), dies at 73
  • Feb 24 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • Feb 27 J. T. Walsh, American actor (Good Morning, Vietnam, Pleasantville), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Feb 28 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), dies of a heart attack at 45