Famous People Born in December 1922

  • Dec 1 Geraldine McCulloug, Maywood Ill, painter/sculptor (Phoenix)
  • Dec 1 Paul Picerni, American actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 1 Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Dec 2 Leo V Gordon, actor (Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 3 Sven Nykvist, Swedish cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • Dec 4 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
  • Dec 6 John Henry Cound Brunt, English soldier, Victoria Cross holder (d. 1944)
  • Dec 8 George Fullerton, cricketer (South African keeper-batsman 1947-51)
  • Dec 8 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky
  • Dec 8 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15)
  • Dec 8 Lucian Freud, Berlin German, artist (Boy With a Rat)
  • Dec 9 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 10 Allen Dwight Sapp, composer
  • Dec 11 Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)
  • Dec 11 Peter Birch, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 11 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (d. 2005)
  • Dec 11 Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • Dec 12 Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
  • Dec 14 Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • Dec 14 Don Hewitt, American CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 15 Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
  • Dec 16 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist
  • Dec 16 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • Dec 16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 17 Hubert H A Beckers, Curacaoan opera singer
  • Dec 17 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (d. 2005)
  • Dec 18 Larry D Mann, actor (Marty-Accidental Family), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • Dec 19 Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • Dec 20 Charita Bauer, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 20 George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
  • Dec 21 Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 22 Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
  • Dec 22 Jim [James] Wright, (D-Texas), politician (Speaker of House 1987-89), born in Forth Worth, Texas
  • Dec 22 Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)
  • Dec 23 Ian Powell Bancroft, civil servant
  • Dec 23 Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)

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Dec 24 Ava Gardner, Smithfield North Carolina, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)

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  • Dec 26 Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
  • Dec 27 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
  • Dec 28 Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)
  • Dec 28 Stan Lee, comics artist/creator (Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk)
  • Dec 29 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • Dec 31 Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 31 Rex Allen, Wilcox Az, cowboy singer (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor)