On This Day

March 2006 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Mar 1 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium

  • Mar 3 37th NAACP Image Awards: "Crash" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 4 26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins

Film & TV History

Mar 5 Nature documentary "Planet Earth" narrated by David Attenborough premieres on the BBC

Film & TV History

Mar 14 Mike Wallace retires from US news program "60 Minutes" after 37 years


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Mar 14 Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony
  • Mar 14 Comedian and actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
  • Mar 16 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India

Richard Dreyfuss

Mar 16 Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (58) weds Svetlana Erokhin in Harrisonburg, Virginia

  • Mar 18 Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Jack Wild, British actor (Oliver!, H.R. Pufnstuf), dies of tongue and throat cancer at 53
  • Mar 6 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), dies of lung cancer at 44
  • Mar 7 John Junkin, British actor and scriptwriter (A Hard Day's Night), dies at 76
  • Mar 13 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), dies at 80
  • Mar 17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, dies at 50
  • Mar 18 Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • Mar 23 Desmond Doss, American soldier and 1st conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor who was the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge. dies at 87
  • Mar 24 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Mar 25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Mar 25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (Doctor Dolittle), dies at 89
  • Mar 25 (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), dies of an apparent heart attack at 76
  • Mar 27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)