December 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 16 NBC premiere of "Dragnet" in black and white

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Dec 23 "The African Queen", directed by John Huston and based on the 1935 novel of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, is released (Academy Awards Best Actor 1952)


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Treat Williams, Rowayton CT, actor (Flashpoint, Hair)
  • Dec 3 Riki Chosyu, [Mitsuo Yoshida], wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan)
  • Dec 3 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler, born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Dec 3 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • Dec 4 Patricia Wettig, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Dec 5 Morgan Brittany, [Suzanne Cupito], actress (Katherine-Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Johnny Rodriquez, American actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
  • Dec 12 Caren Kaye, American actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Robert Lindsay, Ilketson England, actor (Strike it Rich, King Lear)
  • Dec 18 Candice Rialson, actress (Chatterbox), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 29 Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 19 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51