On This Day … 25 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Larry Gelbart Larry Simon Gelbart (25 February 1928 to 11 September 2009) was an American television writer, playwright, screenwriter, director and author, most famous as a creator and producer of the television series M*A*S*H, and as co-writer of the Broadway musicals A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum… Read More

On This Day … 23 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Majel Barrett Majel Barrett-Roddenberry (born Majel Leigh Hudec; 23 February 1932 to 18 December 2008) was an American actress and producer. She was best known for her roles as various characters in the Star Trek franchise: Nurse Christine Chapel (in the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and… Read More

On This Day … 21 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Celia Lovsky Celia Lovsky (born Cäcilia Josefina Lvovsky, 21 February 1897 to 12 October 1979) was an Austrian-American actress. She was born in Vienna, daughter of Břetislav Lvovsky (1857-1910), a minor Czech opera composer. She studied theatre, dance, and languages at the Austrian Royal Academy of Arts and Music. She is… 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