December 1937 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 21 The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • Dec 25 Arturo Toscanini conducts 1st Symphony of the Air over NBC Radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 27 Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Chuck Low, American actor
  • Dec 4 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 8 James MacArthur, actor (Danny Williams-Hawaii 5-0), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • Dec 13 Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer/actor (OK, Professor Columbus)
  • Dec 15 Karen Morrow, American actress (The Boy in the Plastic bubble, Ladies' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 16 Joyce Bulifant, American actress (Marie- The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 Jane Fonda, American actress (Barbarella, Klute, 9 to 5), born in NYC, New York

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
  • Dec 29 Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 31 Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor (Elephant Man, QB VII, Magic, Bounty), born in Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 Alfred Abel, actor (Dr Mabuse, Metropolis), dies at 57
  • Dec 21 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), dies from acute toxic nephritis at 41