December 1946 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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, actor/composer (Family, Boys from Brazil), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 8 Sharmila Tagore, Indian Actress
  • Dec 9 Shatrughan Sinha, Indian actor
  • 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, English actress and singer (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust), born in 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 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)
  • 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
  • Dec 23 Susan Lucci, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Dec 26 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
  • Dec 27 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding 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/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