March 2009 in Film & Television

Weddings in Film & TV

Mandy Moore

Mar 11 Actress and singer Mandy Moore (28) weds alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams (37) in Savannah, Georgia; divorce in 2016

David Letterman

Mar 19 Talk show host David Letterman (61) weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko (48) at a civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana

Bruce Willis

Mar 21 Star of Die Hard film Bruce Willis (52) weds model and actress Emma Heming (29) in Turks and Caicos Islands

  • Mar 22 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 20 "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (37) divorces actress Harmoni Everett (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charlie Chaplin (Limelight, Adding Machine), dies at 82
  • Mar 4 Horton Foote, American playwright and screenwriter (screenplay - To Kill a Mocking Bird, Pulitzer for play The Young Man From Atlanta), dies at 92
  • Mar 4 Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
  • Mar 6 Francis Magalona, Filipino Pinoy hip-hop rapper, songwriter, and television personality (Eat Bulaga!, 1995-2009), dies of leukemia at 44
  • Mar 7 Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress, commits suicide at 29
  • Mar 8 Ali Bongo [William Oliver Wallace], British comedy musician and magician (President of The Magic Circle - Shriek of Araby), dies at 79
  • Mar 13 Betsy Blair [Elizabeth Boger], American actress (Marty, A Double Life), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Test [Andrew Martin], Canadian professional wrestler (WWF/WWE), dies of an accidental overdose of the prescription pain medication oxycodone at 33
  • Mar 14 Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor, dies of cancer at 61
  • Mar 15 Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop), dies of cancer at 62
  • Mar 17 Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (b. 1937)

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson (1963-2009)

Mar 18 English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), dies of a traumatic brain injury at 45

  • Mar 22 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • Mar 24 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Irving R. Levine, American journalist (NBC News), dies at 86
  • Mar 29 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
  • Mar 29 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), dies at 84