On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in December 1897

  • Dec 1 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan; Hans Brinker), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1977)
  • Dec 5 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1977)
  • Dec 9 Hermione Ferdinanda Gingold, British actress (Gigi, Music Man), born in London, England (d. 1987)
  • Dec 12 Leonora Summers [Lillian Hill], American vaudeville and silent film actress [Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ; Hoboken To Hollywood), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • Dec 13 Drew Pearson, American newscaster (Drew Pearson), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1969)
  • Dec 23 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • Dec 31 Rhys Williams, Welsh actor (How Green Was My Valley, Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart), born in Clydach, Swansea, Wales (d. 1969)