December 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 27 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 7 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi)
  • Dec 7 Vincent Baggetta, actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Dec 7 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer
  • Dec 8 Belinda Balaski, actor (Cannonball, Proud Men, Howling), born in Inglewood, California
  • Dec 10 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (d. 1980)
  • Dec 11 Tom Fuccello, actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 13 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Dec 16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • Dec 17 Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)
  • Dec 26 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
  • Dec 27 Bill Eadie, professional wrestler known as "Ax" of Demolition
  • Dec 28 Andrew Olle, broadcaster
  • Dec 29 Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 29 Vincent Winter, British actor (d. 1998)
  • Dec 30 Michael Burns, Mineola LI, actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train)
  • Dec 31 Tim Matheson, California, actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21 Actress Estelle Getty (24) weds Arthur Gettleman

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty