On This Day

Birthdays in Film & Television in December 1945

Person of interestBette Midler

Dec 1 Bette Midler, American singer (The Rose; Wind Beneath My Wings), and actress (Ruthless People; Beaches), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Actress and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and Singer
Bette Midler
  • Dec 2 Penelope Spheeris, American film director (The Decline of Western Civilization), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 6 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • Dec 6 Shekhar Kapur, Indian filmmaker (Bandit Queen), born in Laghore, British India
  • Dec 8 Donna Michelle, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • Dec 9 Michael Nouri, American actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 9 Matti Mäntylä, Finnish actor, born in Turku, Finland
  • Dec 12 Susi Hush, English television producer, born in Thurgoland, Yorkshire (d. 1995)
  • Dec 13 Kathy Garver, American actress (Cissy in Family Affair), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 15 Thaao Penghlis, Australian actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Dec 16 Patti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
  • Dec 17 Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)
  • Dec 17 Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)
  • Dec 19 Elaine Joyce, actress (City of Angels, Mr Merlin), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 22 Diane Sawyer, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • Dec 22 Marianne van Wijnkoop [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Miserables), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 24 Nicholas Meyer, American writer & director (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan), born in New York City
  • Dec 25 Rick Berman [Richard], American television producer (Star Trek Generations), born in New York
  • Dec 25 Gary Sandy, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 26 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)

Person of interestDavy Jones

Dec 30 Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees), and actor (The Monkees), born in Manchester, England (d. 2012)

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • Dec 30 Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • Dec 30 Vernon Wells, Australian actor
  • Dec 31 Barbara Carrera, Nicaraguan actress (Angelica-Dallas), born in Bluefields, Nicaragua

About December 1945

How Old? 75 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Signs: Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21), Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)