December 1943 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 NYC's Times Square greets Frank Sinatra at Paramount Theater

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Nicholas Peter Negroponte, American founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 3 Valerie Perrine, actress (Slaughterhouse 5), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Dec 4 Patti Chandler, California, actress (Bikini Beach)
  • Dec 8 Mary Woronov, Brooklyn Hgts NY, actress (Eating Raoul, Terror Vision)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Wilson, American actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Margaret "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • Dec 16 Steven Bochco, American television showrunner, producer, and writer (Murder in the First, Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue), born in NYC< New York (d. 2018)
  • Dec 18 Alan Rudolph, actor (Endangers Species, Love at Large, Made in Heaven)
  • Dec 19 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), born in Manchester, England (d. 2014)
  • Dec 20 Angel Tompkins, Albany California, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]
  • Dec 21 Jack Nance, actor (Rubbed Out)
  • Dec 23 Harry Shearer, American actor (SNL, Simpsons, Pure Luck), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 23 Roelof den Ambtman, Dutch actor and director (One Evening at Eva)
  • Dec 23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)
  • Dec 24 Christiane Schmidtmer, Heidelberg Germany, actress (Ship of Fools)
  • Dec 25 Hanna Schygulla, Katowice Silesia, actress (Love is Colder than Death)
  • Dec 27 Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)
  • Dec 28 Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)

Person of interestBen Kingsley

Dec 31 Ben Kingsley, English actor (Gandhi, Betrayal), born in Scarborough, England


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director Carl Reiner
Actor, Comedian, Writer and Director
Carl Reiner

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 30 Hobart Bosworth, American actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), dies at 76