On This Day

December 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

Actor James Dean
Actor
James Dean

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Child star Shirley Temple announces her retirement from films aged 22

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 20 "Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in New York


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Richard Keith, Lafayette La, actor (Little Ricky-I Love Lucy)
  • Dec 1 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • Dec 4 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio and TV host, born in Doetinchem, Netherlands
  • Dec 4 Karel van de Graaf, Dutch TV host, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Person of interestRajinikanth

Dec 12 Rajinikanth [Shivaji Rao Gaekwa], Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

Actor and Politician Rajinikanth
Actor and Politician
Rajinikanth
  • Dec 13 Heather North, American actress (Barefoot Executive), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 13 Wendie Malick, American actress (Just Shoot Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 14 Vicki Michelle, English actress (Virgin Witch, Allo Allo), born in Chigwell, England
  • Dec 16 Caroline Munro, Windsor, actress (Golden Voyage of Sinbad) [or 1/16]
  • Dec 18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer, born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 26 Victoria Racimo, American actress (Corene-Falcon Crest), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 27 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
  • Dec 28 Øivind Blunck, Norwegian comedian and actor
  • Dec 29 Jon Polito, American actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 16 Former child actress Shirley Temple marries 2nd husband naval officer Charles Alden Black

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 27 Actor Henry Fonda (45) weds socialite and third wife Susan Blanchard (22) in New York City

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 28 Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)