On This Day

March 2002 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 33rd NAACP Image Awards: "Ali" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 5 American reality TV program The Osbournes" featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 9 Financial advice TV show The Suze Orman Show" starring Suze Orman premieres on CNBC

Financial Adviser and TV Personality Suze Orman
Financial Adviser and TV Personality
Suze Orman

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 12 Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres

  • Mar 12 US crime series "The Shield" starring Michael Chiklis premieres on FX

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Mar 17 WrestleMania XVIII, Skydome, Toronto, ON (68,237): Triple H beats Chris Jericho for the undisputed WWF Heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H
  • Mar 23 22nd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Freddy Got Fingered" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 24 74th Academy Awards: "A Beautiful Mind", Denzel Washington and Halle Berry win; Berry is the first woman of colour to win the Best Actress award

  • Mar 25 TV reality show "The Bachelor" hosted by Chris Harrison debuts on ABC in the US

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 "12 Angry Men" actor Edward James Olmos (55) divorces "Sopranos" actress Lorraine Bracco (47) after 8 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), dies at 68
  • Mar 4 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 17 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (Family Matters, The Brother from Another Planet), dies from diabetes at 90
  • Mar 23 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (I Got A Right To Sing The Blues; Metropolitan Opera, 1960-66) and film voice (Interrupted Melody), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Kenneth Wolstenholme, British BBC football commentator, dies at 81

Person of interestMilton Berle

Mar 27 Milton Berle, American comedian and TV host (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), dies at 93

Comedian and TV Host Milton Berle
Comedian and TV Host
Milton Berle

Person of interestDudley Moore

Mar 27 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, dies of progressive supranuclear palsy and pneumonia at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Person of interestBilly Wilder

Mar 27 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend; Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • Mar 29 Rico Yan, Philippine Young Movie & TV Actor (b. 1975)
  • Mar 31 Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)