December 1941 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 "Sullivan's Travels", directed by Preston Sturges and starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake, is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Humberto Sol├ís, Cuban film director and writer (Lucia), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2008)
  • Dec 9 Beau Bridges, American actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Dec 10 Kyu Sakamoto, Japanese singer (Sukiaki), and actor, born in Kawasaki (d. 1985)
  • Dec 10 Peter Michael Goetz, American actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 10 Tommy Kirk, American actor (Old Yeller), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2021)
  • Dec 10 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), born in Queens, New York (d. 1996)
  • Dec 12 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress and vocalist (Theodorakis), born in Bandoeng, Dutch East Indies
  • Dec 13 Anouska Hempel, British actress (Tiffany Jones), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Dec 13 John Davidson, American TV host (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 15 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go), born in Leeds, England
  • Dec 16 Lesley Stahl, newscaster/correspondent (CBS)
  • Dec 16 Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Italian actor (Cafe Express, Octopus), born in Cercola, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Dec 24 John Levene, British actor, born in Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Dec 26 Daniel Schmid, actor and director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
  • Dec 27 Charlie Dog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Pooch"
  • Dec 31 Sarah Miles, English actress (Ryan's Hope, Big Sleep, Venom), born in Essex

Weddings in Film & TV

Milton Berle

Dec 4 Entertainer Milton Berle (33) marries actress Joyce Matthews (21) for the first time (divorced 1947, remarried 1949)

Maureen O'Hara

Dec 29 Actress Maureen O'Hara (21) marries second husband director Will Price (28) (divorced 1953)