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 8 Patti Chandler, American actress (Bikini Beach), born in Culver City, California
  • 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 Arturo Ripstein, Mexican film director (El Lugar Sin Limites, Foxtrot), born in Mexico City
  • 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 16 Steven Bocho, American TV producer, co-creator of Hill Street Blues, LA Law, NYPD Blue, born in New York City (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, American actress (Gloria-Search), born in Albany, California
  • Dec 21 Jack Nance, American stage & screen actor (Rubbed Out), born in Massachusetts (d. 1943)
  • 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), born in Maurik, Netherlands
  • Dec 23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress, born in Boardman, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • Dec 24 Christiane Schmidtmer, German actress (Ship of Fools), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 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