December 1950 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Radio Premiere

Dec 3 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

Film Premiere

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Richard Keith [Thibodeaux], American actor (I Love Lucy - "Little Ricky"), and drummer, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Dec 2 Dennis Christopher [Carrelli], American actor (Breaking Away; Fade to Black; Django Unchained), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • Dec 5 Juris Podnieks, Latvian filmmaker (Is It Easy to Be Young?), born in Riga Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1992)

RajinikanthRajinikanth (72 years old)

Dec 12 Indian film actor (Centenary Award 2014), born in Bangalore, India

  • 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 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

Shirley Temple

Dec 16 American child actress Shirley Temple (22) weds 2nd husband US naval officer Charles Alden Black (31), at his parents' home, Del Monte, California

Henry Fonda

Dec 27 American actor Henry Fonda (45) weds socialite and third wife Susan Blanchard (22) in New York City; divorce in 1956

John Steinbeck

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