December 1922 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • Dec 24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Paul Picerni, American actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Leo V Gordon, actor (Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dec 4 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
  • Dec 9 Redd Foxx, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 11 Dilip Kumar, Indian actor
  • Dec 14 Don Hewitt, American CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 16 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • Dec 16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 18 Larry D Mann, actor (Marty-Accidental Family), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • Dec 19 Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)
  • Dec 20 Charita Bauer, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 21 Paul Winchell, American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith), born in NYC, New York

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Dec 24 Ava Gardner, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana), born in Smithfield, North Carolina (d. 1990)

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
  • Dec 26 Richard Mayes, English actor (d. 2006)
  • Dec 31 Joan McCracken, actress (Claudie Story of a Marriage), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania