On This Day in Film & TV for March 7

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1946 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1955 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1955 Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" 1st televised

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1968 The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television.
  • 1970 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1979 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1993 Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • 1994 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2010 82nd Academy Awards: "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1873 Madame Sul-Te-Wan [Nellie Crawford], American actress (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1959)
  • 1883 Marion Lord, American actress (Broadway), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Raymond Largay, American actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Heinz Rühmann, German actor and director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Virginia Downing, American actress (The Gig, Butterfield 8), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (Rose Tattoo, Miracle, Wild is the Wind), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1973)

Actress Anna Magnani
Actress
Anna Magnani
  • 1917 Davis Roberts, actor (Mr Johnson-Boone), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1930 James Broderick, Charlestown, New Hampshire, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Family)
  • 1937 Anne Kristen, actress (Truth or Dare, Rachel-Dr Finlay, Sunset Song)
  • 1940 Daniel J Travanti, actor (Frank Furillo-Hill St Blues), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1945 John Heard, American actor (Home Alone, Cat People, Big), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2017)
  • 1947 Donna Loren, singer/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1947 Lewis J Stadlen, American actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947 Richard Lawson, actor (Eddie-O'Neills)
  • 1950 Mark Pinter, Decorah Iowa, actor (Behind the Screen, Another World)
  • 1953 Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (E!), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1955 Anupam Kher, Bollywood Actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956 Bryan Cranston, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • 1958 Rik Mayall, English comedian & actor (Drop Dead Fred, The Young Ones), born in Epping, Essex, (d. 2014)
  • 1959 Donna Murphy, American actress
  • 1961 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine-General Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1963 Bill Brochtrup, American actor
  • 1964 Wanda Sykes, American actress and comedienne
  • 1965 Cameron Daddo, Australian actor (Brian Petersen-Models Inc), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1966 Joy Tanner, American actress
  • 1969 Shin Ae Ra, Korean actress and radio DJ

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970 Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model, born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 1971 Peter Sarsgaard, American actor
  • 1972 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • 1972 Maxim Roy, Quebec actress
  • 1974 Larry Bagby, American actor and musician
  • 1974 Jenna Fischer, American actress (The Office), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1980 Laura Prepon, American actress
  • 1982 Kate Michael, American beauty queen
  • 1984 Brandon T. Jackson, American actor
  • 1989 Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
  • 1992 Bel Powley, English Actress

Weddings in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1940 Comedian Oliver Hardy (48) marries film assistant Virginia Lucille Jones (30)

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1986 Actor Johhny Depp and Lori Depp divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1955 Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), dies at 66
  • 1974 Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • 1975 Ben Blue, Canadian actor and comedian (Accidental Family, Frank Sinatra Show), dies at 73
  • 1975 Francine Larrimore, French actress (John Meade's Woman), dies at 76
  • 1983 Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
  • 1988 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • 1993 Earl Wrightson, singer/actor (Pinafore), dies of heart failure at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1999 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 2000 Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • 2004 Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2005 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • 2005 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2009 Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)