On This Day

December 1944 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • Dec 2 Cathy Lee Crosby, American actress (Coach, That's Incredible), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 5 Jeroen KrabbĂ©, Dutch actor (The Fugitive), born in Amsterdam
  • Dec 10 Tisha Sterling, American actress (Coogan's Bluff), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 11 Lynda Day George, American actress (Casey-Mission Impossible), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Dec 11 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • Dec 12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor (Hellbound: Hellraiser II), born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • Dec 16 Yosemite Sam, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Friz Freleng, (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Stage Door Cartoon"
  • Dec 17 Bernard Hill, English actor (Yosser Hughes-Boys from the Blackstuff, King ThĂ©oden-The Lord of the Rings), born in Manchester, England
  • Dec 19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • Dec 20 Jean Fergusson, English actress, born in Wakefield, United Kingdom
  • Dec 21 Jared Martin, American actor (Varian-Fantastic Voyage, Dusty-Dallas), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Dec 24 Barry Chuckle [Barry Patton Elliott], British entertainer, writer and actor (ChuckleVision, The Freddie Starr Showcase), born in Rotherham, England
  • Dec 25 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show), born in Seaforth, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • Dec 26 Jane Lapotaire, British actress (Spirit of the Dead), born in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 9 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), dies at 28
  • Dec 13 Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
  • Dec 22 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60