December 1914 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Release

Dec 21 1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin

Birthdays in Film & TV

Adolph GreenAdolph Green (1914-2002)

Dec 2 American screenwriter (On The Town; Singin' in the Rain), lyricist ("Bells Are Ringing"; "Just In Time"), and playwright (It's Always Fair Weather) - all usually with collaborator Betty Comden, born in The Bronx, New York

  • Dec 4 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), born in Paris, France (d. 1993)
  • Dec 9 Frances Reid, American actress (Days of Our Lives, The Andromeda Strain), born in Wichita Falls, Texas (d. 2010)
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Lamour [Mary Kaumeyer], American actress and singer (Road to Bali, My Favorite Brunette), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 13 George "Tiger" Haynes, American jazz musician (The Three Flames) and actor (In the Heat of the Night; The Wiz), born in Frederiksted, St. Croix (d. 1994)
  • Dec 13 Larry Parks [Samuel Lawrence Parks], American actor (The Jolson Story, Love Is Better Than Ever), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1975)
  • Dec 24 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Dec 26 Annemarie Wendl, German actress (Lindenstra├če, Der Seitensprung), born in Trostberg, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Dec 26 Richard Widmark, American actor (Madigan, Murder on the Orient Express, Judgement at Nuremberg), born in Sunrise Township, Minnesota (d. 2008)
  • Dec 28 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
  • Dec 28 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Dec 29 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (The Scots Magazine, Weir's Way), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • Dec 30 (Catherine) Jo Van Fleet, American Tony and Academy Award-winning actress (The Trip To Bountiful; East of Eden; Cool Hand Luke), born in Oakland, California (d. 1996) [some sources give birth as 12/29/15]
  • Dec 30 Bert Parks [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 31 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rogers Show, Man from Music Mountain), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1972)