February 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with "All I Have"

Music History

Feb 3 Actress Lana Clarkson is shot and killed by Phil Spector at Spector's house in Alhambra, California

  • Feb 6 53rd Berlin International Film Festival: "In This World" wins the Golden Bear

Get Rich or Die Trying

Feb 6 American rapper 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)

Real Time with Bill Maher

Feb 21 Bill Maher's political talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" debuts on HBO

  • Feb 23 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus

56th BAFTA Awards

Feb 23 56th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director

Birthdays in Film & TV

Olivia Rodrigo (20 years old)

Feb 20 American actress and singer-songwriter ("Driver's License"), born in Temecula, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Paul Rudd

Feb 23 Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Lana Clarkson, American actress, shot and killed by Phil Spector at 40
  • Feb 9 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), dies of cancer at 83
  • Feb 10 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, dies at 44
  • Feb 13 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman; The Parallax View), dies at 88
  • Feb 22 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • Feb 24 Walter Scharf, American film composer (Jerry Lewis movies; The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau), dies of heart failure at 92
  • Feb 25 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor and film maker (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), dies of lung cancer at 82

Fred Rogers (1928-2003)

Feb 27 American children's TV host (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood), Presbyterian minister, dies of stomach cancer at age 74