On This Day

December 1946 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 19 Noël Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 20 Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" film premieres in New York, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore

Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore
Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 8 John Rubinstein, American stage and screen actor, and singer (Pippin; Family: Grumpy Old Men (The Musical)), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 8 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • Dec 9 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor (Dostana) and politician (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha 2009-19), born in Patna, Bihar, British India
  • Dec 10 Gloria Loring, American actress and singer (Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Marlous Fluitsma, Dutch actress (De Prooi, Apart, Alle Dagen Feest), born in Zuthphen, Netherlands
  • Dec 14 Jane Birkin, British pop singer ("Je t'aime... moi non plus") and actress (Dust; Death On The Nile), born in Marylebone, London, England
  • Dec 14 Michael Ovitz, American president (Walt Disney Co) and co-founder (Creative Artists Agency), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 14 Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), born in New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 16 Terence Knox, American actor (Peter-St Elsewhere), born in Richland, Washington
  • Dec 16 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Promised Country), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • Dec 17 Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)

Person of interestSteven Spielberg

Dec 18 Steven Spielberg, American director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Dec 19 Robert Urich, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$), born in Toronto, Ohio
  • Dec 19 Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
  • Dec 20 John Spencer, American actor (LA Law, West Wing), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • Dec 21 Josh Mostel, American actor (Jesus Christ Superstar, Big Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 23 Tony Craig [Kulasa], American actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestSusan Lucci

Dec 23 Susan Lucci, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • Dec 26 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
  • Dec 27 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 26 Actor Jackie Coogan (32) weds Ann McCormack (22)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 7 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)
  • Dec 12 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), dies from diphtheria at 35
  • Dec 25 W C Fields, writer and comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • Dec 31 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, dies at 89