On This Day in Film & TV for March 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1954 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress

  • 1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1982 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" on CBS-TV

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1985 57th Academy Awards: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham & Sally Field win

Film release premierFilm Release

1988 "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released

  • 1990 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1991 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1996 68th Academy Awards: "Braveheart", Nicholas Cage & Susan Sarandon win

  • 2000 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Wild Wild West" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2001 73rd Academy Awards: "Gladiator", Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win

  • 2005 36th NAACP Image Awards: "Ray" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1867 Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
  • 1875 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1892 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), born in in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1897 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), born in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Gertrude "Binnie" Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 David Lean, English director (Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter), born in Croydon, England

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1912 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)
  • 1919 Jeanne Cagney, actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand)
  • 1920 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Mill Hill (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Nancy Kelly, actress (Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921 Simone Signoret, French actress (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1985)

  • 1922 Bruno VeSota, Ill, actor and director (Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1924 Machiko Kyo, actor (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1929 Kenneth Haigh, Yorkshire England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • 1935 Susan Engel, actress (Ascendancy), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938 Hoyt Axton, actor (Black Stallion, Junkman, Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma
  • 1942 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • 1942 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Show)
  • 1942 Kim Woodburn, English television personality
  • 1943 Paul Michael Glaser, American actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1946 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Kelly Garrett, actress/singer (Holdin)
  • 1948 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
  • 1953 Mary Gross, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • 1956 Matthew Garber, English actor (d. 1977)
  • 1957 Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • 1958 James McDaniel, actor (Arthur Fancy-NYPD Blue), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1960 Haywood Nelson, American actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
  • 1961 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1961 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1962 Marcia Cross, American television actress (Melrose Place), born in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965 Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City), born in Nelsonville, Ohio

  • 1965 Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
  • 1967 Doug Stanhope, American comedian
  • 1969 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • 1974 Lark Voorhies, American actress
  • 1976 Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
  • 1979 Lee Pace, American actor
  • 1979 Natasha Yi, American supermodel
  • 1980 Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
  • 1982 Sean Faris, American actor and model
  • 1984 Katharine McPhee, American singer/actress
  • 1987 Jason Castro, American Idol contestant
  • 1989 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer
  • 2184 Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
  • 2017 Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley (30) weds writer Lauren Morelli (34) in Palm Springs, California

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005 American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Actress
Jennifer Aniston

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), dies from a stomach ailment at 42
  • 1950 Frank Buck, American actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs), dies at 62
  • 1956 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1966 Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • 1968 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), dies at 64
  • 1969 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
  • 1974 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • 1978 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
  • 1983 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1992 Nancy Walker, American actress (Ida Morgenstern-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1996 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), dies at 91
  • 2000 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2005 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2006 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2006 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)