December 1932 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 "Adventures of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 22 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers 1st joint movie "Flying Down to Rio," directed by Thornton Freeland, premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Dec 22 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film

Birthdays in Film & TV

Person of interestEllen Burstyn

Dec 7 Ellen Burstyn, American actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here), born in Detroit, Michigan

Actress Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
  • Dec 7 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son)
  • Dec 11 Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain)
  • Dec 11 Wynn Irwin, American actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 14 George Furth, actor/dir (Tammy, Good Guys, Dumplings), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 18 Roger Smith, South Gate California, actor (77 Sunset Strip)
  • Dec 20 John Hillerman, American actor (Magnum PI, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles), born in Denison, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Dec 28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • Dec 29 Inga Swenson, actress (Gretchen-Benson), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 31 George Schlatter, TV producer (Laugh-in)