Birthdays in Film & Television in December 1940

  • Dec 1 Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)

Person of interestRichard Pryor

Dec 1 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), born in Pecoria, Illinois (d. 2005)

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • Dec 5 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
  • Dec 7 Stan Boardman, English comedian
  • Dec 8 Jenny Linden, English actress (Hedda, Dr Who & the Daleks)
  • Dec 11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 13 Edith Clever, Wuppertal Germany, actress (Parsifal, L'Adolescente)
  • Dec 13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 15 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
  • Dec 21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • Dec 24 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • Dec 30 James Burrows, TV producer and director (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers)