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February 2011 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 5 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • Feb 10 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 13 64th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
  • Feb 15 "A Separation" written and directed by Asghar Farhad, starring Leila Hatamiand and Payman Maadi premieres at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran (Academy Award Best Foreign Film)
  • Feb 26 31st Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Last Airbender" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Best Picture "The King's Speech", Colin Firth and Natalie Portman win best acting awards

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai

LovePerson of Interest

Feb 25 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer
  • Feb 26 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartPerson of Interest

Feb 10 Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Kelsey Grammer
Actor and Comedian
Kelsey Grammer

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Defne Joy Foster, Turkish actress, presenter and VJ. (b. 1975)
  • Feb 2 Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)
  • Feb 3 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), dies at 58
  • Feb 4 Tura Satana, Japanese-American actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 72
  • Feb 10 Trevor Bailey, English cricket all-rounder, writer and broadcaster (61 Tests, top score 134, 132 wickets; BBC), dies in a fire in his retirement flat at 87
  • Feb 12 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • Feb 12 Peter Alexander [Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer], Austrian actor and singer (Who Wants to Sleep?), dies at 84
  • Feb 12 Kenneth Mars, American comedic actor (The Producers), dies at 75
  • Feb 13 T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), dies at 81
  • Feb 16 Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 16 Alfred Burke, British actor (Public Eye, Backfire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), dies of a chest infection at 92
  • Feb 17 Egbert van Paridon, Dutch actor and director (Flodder, The Assault), dies at 90
  • Feb 22 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (Doctor Who, Incendiary), dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), dies at 79
  • Feb 28 Jane Russell, American actress and leading sex symbol in 1940s-50s (The Outlaw), dies at 89