On This Day in Film & TV for March 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1896 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912 Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

Actress Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
  • 1964 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music awardsMusic Awards

1969 11th Grammy Awards: "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" by Glen Campbell wins best record

Actor and Country Singer Glen Campbell
Actor and Country Singer
Glen Campbell

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actor Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1989 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
  • 1993 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show
  • 2002 Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012 "Hunger Games" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence premieres in Los Angeles

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), born in Bristol, England (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), born in Southampton, England (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Inez Courtney, American actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1917 Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • 1921 Gordon MacRae, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1922 Helen Parrish, actress (Hour Glass, Show Business), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1923 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1926 Gudrun Ure, British actress (Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer)
  • 1926 Hildy Park, actress (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1930 Scoey Mitchill, comedian (Barefoot in the Park, Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1931 William "Buckwheat" Thomas, actor (Little Rascals)
  • 1933 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1938 Millie Perkins, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1946 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1947 Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)
  • 1949 Mary Alice Williams, news reporter (NBC-TV)
  • 1949 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer and filmmaker
  • 1950 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • 1950 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1951 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Jerry Levine, actor (Born on 4th of July), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1958 Debra Jensen, Orange County Cal, playmate (January, 1978)
  • 1960 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)
  • 1968 Aaron Eckhart, American actor
  • 1972 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • 1972 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1978 Masuimi Max, American model
  • 1979 Nidia Guenard, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 Jaimie Alexander, American Actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1970 Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

1992 Actress Annette Bening (33) weds actor Warren Beatty (54)

  • 2017 Actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (31) weds actor Thomas Sadoski (40) in a private ceremony

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1909 Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • 1946 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), dies from a heart ailment at 59
  • 1949 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
  • 1957 Josephine Hull, actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • 1961 Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
  • 1966 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
  • 1978 John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • 1984 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • 1988 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • 1989 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), dies at 87
  • 1992 Barbara Morrison, actress (Proj Moonbase), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1993 Michael Kanin, screenwriter (Woman of the Year), dies at 83
  • 1995 Juanin Clay, American actress (b. 1949)
  • 1998 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
  • 2003 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2017 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68