December 1948 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 11 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 11 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 18 WDSU TV channel 6 in New Orleans, LA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 22 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 JoBeth Williams, American actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 7 Gary Morris, country singer/actor (Colbys), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dec 9 Ron Vawter, Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister)
  • Dec 11 Elizabeth Baur, actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 12 Tom Wilkinson, English actor
  • Dec 14 Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host
  • Dec 14 Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)
  • Dec 15 David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)
  • Dec 15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in West Haven Connecticut
  • Dec 15 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)
  • Dec 16 Christopher Biggins, English actor
  • Dec 21 Barry Gordon, actor (Gary-Archie Bunker's Place), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 Samuel L. Jackson, American actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction), born in Washington, D.C.

  • Dec 22 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
  • Dec 22 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003)
  • Dec 25 Barbara Mandrell, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer and actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 27 GĂ©rard Depardieu, French actor
  • Dec 31 Joe Dallesandro, actor (Heat, Trash, AW Frankenstein), born in Pensacola, Florida

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 20 C Aubrey Smith [Charles], British actor (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 85