February 2012 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Feb 9 62nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Caesar Must Die" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 65th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Artist" Best Film, Michel Hazanavicius Best Director
  • Feb 17 43rd NAACP Image Awards: "The Help" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 26 84th Academy Awards: "The Artist" wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927, Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep also win

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor and Comedian Jean Dujardin
Actor and Comedian
Jean Dujardin

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 18 Activist and contributor for ABC News Elizabeth Smart (24) weds Matthew Gilmour (22) in Hawaii
  • Feb 29 "Diagnosis Murder" actor Dick Van Dyke (86) weds make-up artist Arlene Silver (40) in Malibu

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Feb 9 Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • Feb 3 Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81
  • Feb 3 Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
  • Feb 5 Sam Coppola, US actor (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 79
  • Feb 6 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), dies at 82
  • Feb 7 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), dies of natural causes at 80

Person of interestWhitney Houston

Feb 11 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 12 Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
  • Feb 12 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), dies of pneumonia and lung cancer at 82
  • Feb 15 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), dies at 57
  • Feb 16 Elyse Knox, American actress and model (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) dies at 94
  • Feb 21 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
  • Feb 23 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer (Dirty Harry, Lenny), dies at 74
  • Feb 25 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88