On This Day in Film & TV for February 19

Events in Film & TV

  • 1942 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
  • 1947 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
  • 1960 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner: he died of smoking-induced lung cancer on 10th October 1985

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1993 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • 1995 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
  • 2006 59th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director
  • 2008 Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1717 David Garrick, English actor, producer and writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), born in Hereford, England (d. 1779)
  • 1893 Cedric Hardwicke, British stage actor (Rope, Suspicion, Peter Pan, Richard III), born in Lye, Worcestershire, England (d. 1964)
  • 1895 Louis Calhern, American actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1956)
  • 1897 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1931)
  • 1902 Hugo Haas, Czechoslovakian actor and director (Bait, Pick Up, 2 Smart People), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia (d. 1968)
  • 1902 Nydia Westman, American actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1911 Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
  • 1914 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1915 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • 1917 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), born in London, England
  • 1920 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 1929 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • 1934 Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1939 Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
  • 1940 Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
  • 1945 Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
  • 1945 Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
  • 1945 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • 1948 Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1951 Stephen Nichols, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1953 Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
  • 1955 Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
  • 1957 Ray Winstone, British actor
  • 1960 Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
  • 1963 Jessica Tuck, American actress (Megan-1 Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Sonu Walia, Indian actress
  • 1966 Justine Bateman, actress (Mallory-Family Ties, Satisfaction), born in Rye, New York
  • 1967 Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
  • 1971 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
  • 1972 Francine, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Danny Doring, American professional wrestler
  • 1979 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
  • 1981 Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1981 Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer
  • 1983 Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • 1983 Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
  • 1984 Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist
  • 1985 Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
  • 1985 Arielle Kebbel, American actress
  • 1986 Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress
  • 1993 Victoria Justice, American Actress (The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Lola Martinez in Nickelodeon show Zoey 101)
  • 2004 Millie Bobby Brown, English American actress (Stranger Things), born in Marbella, Spain

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1964 Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1995 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico
  • 2008 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe (29) at Marylebone Registry Office in central London

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1943 Lynne Overman, American actor (Reap the Wild Wind), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 1952 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
  • 1965 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • 1968 Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
  • 1968 Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • 1969 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1972 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • 1983 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • 1985 George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • 1986 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • 1986 Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
  • 1991 Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • 1993 Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
  • 1994 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • 1996 Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
  • 1997 Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • 2001 Stanley Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), dies at 87
  • 2007 Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)