December 1902 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theater Premiere

Dec 17 Frank Wedekind's play "Der Erdgeist" premieres in Berlin

Birthdays in Film & TV

Margaret HamiltonMargaret Hamilton (1902-1985)

Dec 9 American character actress (The Wizard of Oz), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Dec 12 Howard Koch, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Dec 13 Jack Gardner, American actor (The Secret Code; Three Russian Girls), born in San Antoni, Texas (d. 1977)
  • Dec 14 Frances Bavier, American Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Andy Griffith Show & Mayberry, RFD - "Aunt Bee"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)

Ralph RichardsonRalph Richardson (1902-1983)

Dec 19 English actor (Anna Karenina, Doctor Zhivago), born in Cheltenham, England

  • Dec 25 Barton Maclane, American actor (The Quarterback, I Dream of Jeannie), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1969)