On This Day

December 1911 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 Frank Wedekind's "Oaha, die Satire der Satire" premieres in Munich

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Dec 8 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

Dec 9 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

  • Dec 10 Chet Huntley, American newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), born in Cardwell, Montana (d. 1974)
  • Dec 17 William Roerick, American actor (The Wasp Woman, Guiding Light), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Dec 18 Peg Leg Sam [Arthur Jackson], American country blues harmonica player, singer and comedian, born in Jonesville, South Carolina (d. 1977)
  • Dec 23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • Dec 25 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist
  • Dec 28 Phani Majumdar, filmmaker
  • Dec 28 Sam Levenson, American humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)