On This Day

February 2006 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

Actress Uma Thurman
Actress
Uma Thurman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Feb 9 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 19 59th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director

Filmmaker Ang Lee
Filmmaker
Ang Lee

Weddings in Film & TV


LovePerson of Interest

Feb 3 Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine

Actress Glenn Close
Actress
Glenn Close
  • Feb 11 Mexican telenovela actor Guillermo Capetillo (47) weds model Tania Amezcua in Mixcoac, Mexico

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), dies at 82
  • Feb 4 Myron Waldman, American animator (Fleischer Studio), dies at 97
  • Feb 5 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (La criada malcriada), dies at 78
  • Feb 5 Franklin Cover, American actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 Pedro Gonzales-Gonzalez, American actor (Rio Bravo), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer, best known for his film scores in the Godzilla films, dies at 91
  • Feb 9 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • Feb 11 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler, dies at 79
  • Feb 13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • Feb 14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, dies at 80
  • Feb 16 Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Feb 18 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), dies at 68
  • Feb 20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), dies at 86
  • Feb 23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), dies at 83
  • Feb 24 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • Feb 24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • Feb 25 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), dies of cardiovascular disease at 83
  • Feb 27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)