On This Day

February 2006 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

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

Sports History

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

  • Feb 9 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear

BAFTA Awards

Feb 19 59th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director


Weddings in Film & TV

Glenn Close

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

  • 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 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)