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 … 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 … 22 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) John Mills Sir John Mills CBE (born Lewis Ernest Watts Mills; 22 February 1908 to 23 April 2005) was an English actor who appeared in more than 120 films in a career spanning seven decades. He excelled on camera as an appealing British everyman who often portrayed guileless, wounded war heroes.… 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 … 16 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) LeVar Burton Levardis Robert Martyn “LeVar” Burton Jr. (born 16 February 1957) is an American actor, director, and television host. He played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977), and was host of the PBS Kids educational television series Reading… Read More