Birthdays in Film & Television in December 1939

  • Dec 5 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, born in Exin (d. 1986)
  • Dec 14 Marilyn Cooper, American actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 17 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 18 Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
  • Dec 20 Kathryn Joosten, Eustis, Florida, actress (Desperate Housewives), (d. 2012)
  • Dec 27 John Amos, actor (Good Times, Coming to America), born in Newark, New Jersey