On This Day … 26 February [2023]

Events People (Births) Kinemacolour Kinemacolor was the first successful colour motion picture process, used commercially from 1908 to 1914. It was invented by George Albert Smith in 1906. He was influenced by the work of William Norman Lascelles Davidson and, more directly, Edward Raymond Turner. It was launched by Charles Urban’s Urban Trading Co. of… Read More

On This Day … 24 February [2023]

People (Births) Edward James Olmos Edward James Olmos (born 24 February 1947) is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Martin “Marty” Castillo in Miami Vice (1984-1989), American Me (1992) (which he also directed), William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009), teacher Jaime Escalante in… Read More

On This Day … 19 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Lee Marvin Lee Marvin (born Lamont Waltman Marvin Jr.; 19 February 1924 to 29 August 1987) was an American film and television actor. Known for his bass voice and premature white hair, he is best remembered for playing hardboiled “tough guy” characters. Although initially typecast as the “heavy” (i.e. villainous character),… Read More

On This Day … 17 February [2023]

People (Births) Raf Vallone Raffaele Vallone (17 February 1916 to 31 October 2002) was an Italian actor and footballer. One of the top male Italian stars of the 1950s and ’60s, he first became known for his association with the neorealist movement, and found success in several international productions. On stage, he was closely associated… Read More

On This Day … 15 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy (15 February 1914 to 11 September 2010) was an American stage, film and television actor remembered as the male lead in the horror science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Following several television guest roles, McCarthy gave his first credited film performance in Death of… Read More

On This Day … 14 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi (小林 正樹, Kobayashi Masaki, 14 February 1916 to 04 October 1996) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, best known for the epic trilogy The Human Condition (1959-1961), the samurai films Harakiri (1962) and Samurai Rebellion (1967), and the horror anthology Kwaidan (1964). Senses of Cinema described… Read More

On This Day … 07 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Eddie Bracken Edward Vincent Bracken (07 February 1915 to 14 November 2002) was an American actor. Bracken became a Hollywood comedy legend with lead performances in the films Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek both from 1944, both of which have been preserved by the National Film… Read More

On This Day … 05 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) United Artists United Artists Corporation (UA), doing business as United Artists Digital Studios, was an American production and distribution company. Founded in 1919 by D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, the studio was premised on allowing actors to control their own interests, rather than being dependent upon… Read More

On This Day … 03 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Michael Cimino Michael Antonio Cimino (03 February 1939 to 02 July 2016) was an American filmmaker. One of the New Hollywood directors, Cimino achieved fame with The Deer Hunter (1978), which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Born in New York City, Cimino began his career filming… Read More

On This Day … 02 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Brent Spiner Brent Jay Spiner (born 02 February 1949) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the android Data on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as four subsequent films. In 2019, he reprised the role for Star Trek: Picard. In 1997,… Read More