December 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Contract of Interest

Dec 23 Bette Davis arrives in Hollywood under contract to Universal Studios

Birthdays in Film & TV

Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

Dec 3 French director (Alphaville; Hail Mary; Breathless), born in Paris, France

  • Dec 4 Ronnie Corbett, British comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)

Maximilian Schell (1930-2014)

Dec 8 Swiss-Austrian actor and director (Odessa File, Julia), born in Vienna, Austria

  • Dec 9 Buck Henry [Zuckerman], American screenwriter and comedian (SNL; Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 Chus Lampreave [María Jesús Lampreave Pérez], Spanish actress (Volver, Belle Époque), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2016)
  • Dec 11 Jean-Louis Trintignant, French actor and director (Man & a Woman, Z), born in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France
  • Dec 12 Bill Beutel, American journalist and anchor (ABC), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Dec 13 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Dec 17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, German painter, author and actor (Kafka, Music Box), born in Tilsit, Germany
  • Dec 17 Julia Meade [Kunz], American actress and TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Barbara Ruick, American actress (Carousel; Fearless Fagan), and singer (Jerry Colonna Show), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1974)
  • Dec 24 Julian Barry [Mendelsohn], American playwright and screenwriter (Lenny; Rhinoceros), born in New York City (d. 2023)
  • Dec 26 Donald Moffat, British actor (Kent-Logan's Run), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2018)
  • Dec 26 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
  • Dec 31 Odetta [Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 27 William Courtleigh, Canadian actor (The Birth of Character, Ashes, The Nightingale), dies at 63