On This Day in Film & TV for February 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)

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1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long

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1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • 2001 54th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Gladiator" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director

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2007 79th Academy Awards: "The Departed", Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win

Actor Forest Whitaker
Actor
Forest Whitaker
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • 2016 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas

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2016 Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller are honoured by unite4:humanity for their work promoting awareness of and fundraising for Alzheimer's research

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1833 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress and mother of Theodoor Verstraete, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1903)
  • 1887 Leonard Carey, British actor (Rebecca, Laughter), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1901 Zeppo Marx [Herbert Manfred Marx], American comedian and actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1906 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1907 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), born in Vilna, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1912 Richard Wattis, British actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl, The Man Who Knew Too Much), born Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England (d. 1975)
  • 1913 Gert Fröbe [Karl Gerhart Fröbe], German actor (Goldfinger, Lover's Wood, Upper Hand), born in Saxony, German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1913 James "Jim" Backus, American actor (Mr Magoo, Rebel Without a Cause, Gilligan's Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1914 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)
  • 1917 Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • 1920 Hayes Gordon, American stage director and actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1925 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • 1927 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), born in Snyder, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • 1928 Larry Gelbart, American television writer, playwright, director and author, best known as creator and producer of M*A*S*H, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1931 Christopher George, American actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal), born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 1983)
  • 1932 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)
  • 1934 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1936 Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
  • 1937 Bob Schieffer, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1937 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • 1938 Diane Baker, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1939 Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
  • 1940 Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
  • 1940 Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • 1941 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • 1941 Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
  • 1944 Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1944 Kristina Holland, American actress (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1948 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • 1949 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1951 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953 Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1953 Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
  • 1955 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
  • 1959 Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
  • 1964 Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
  • 1964 Lee Evans, English comedian
  • 1965 Carrot Top, [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
  • 1965 Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
  • 1966 Stacey Cortez, actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital)
  • 1966 Tea Leoni, American actress (Flying Blind, Naked Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • 1966 Alexis Denisof, American actor
  • 1966 Nancy O'Dell, American reporter and television personality
  • 1971 Jennifer LaVoie, Nashua NH, playmate (Aug, 1993)
  • 1971 Sean Astin, actor (Goonies, Toy Soldiers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Anson Mount, American actor
  • 1975 Chelsea Handler, American comedian and actress
  • 1976 Rashida Jones, American actress (Parks and Recreation), writer, model, and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1979 Jennifer Ferrin, American actress
  • 1979 David Hoflin, Swedish-born Australian Actor
  • 1980 Christy Knowings, American actress
  • 1981 Misty Giles, American beauty queen and Survivor contestant
  • 1981 Jamie Lynn, American model
  • 1981 Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
  • 1982 Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
  • 1982 Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
  • 1984 Logan Leistikow, American director and actor
  • 1986 James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
  • 1986 Justin Berfield, American actor
  • 1986 Jameela Jamil, British TV presenter and actress (The Good Place), born in London, England
  • 1987 Michelle Lewin, American bodybuilder and fitness model, born in Maracay, Venezuela
  • 1989 Tony Oller, American actor
  • 1998 Brendon Baerg, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1921 Actor Jack Haley (22) weds Florence McFadden

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 2011 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1756 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • 1894 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), dies at 51
  • 1967 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • 1987 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1988 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • 1990 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • 1992 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • 1992 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
  • 1993 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • 1993 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), dies at 80
  • 1994 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • 1996 Haing S Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), murdered at 55
  • 2003 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), dies of cancer at 82
  • 2006 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), dies of cardiovascular disease at 83
  • 2012 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2016 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78
  • 2017 Bill Paxton, American actor (Titanic, Big Love), dies from surgical complications at 61