December 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 13 "Peyton Palace" film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • Dec 22 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
  • Dec 28 CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 10 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor, (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)
  • Dec 15 Yuuichi Nagashima, Japanese voice actor
  • Dec 19 Liz Glazowski, playmate (April, 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 19 Cyril Collard, French film director (d. 1993)
  • Dec 19 John Gulager, American film director
  • Dec 20 Joyce Hyser, American actress
  • Dec 21 Joshua Mostel, American actor (Delta House, At Ease), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 21 Lisa Gerritsen, American actress (Bess-The Mary Tyler Moore Show), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestRay Romano

Dec 21 Ray Romano, American actor (Everybody Loves Raymond, Ice Age), born in Queens, New York

Actor Ray Romano
Ray Romano
  • Dec 23 Trisha Goddard, English television presenter
  • Dec 25 Jillie Mack, Mrs Tom Selleck/actress (Magnum PI)
  • Dec 26 Dermot Murnaghan, British broadcaster
  • Dec 29 Brad Grey, American film and TV producer, Chairman of Paramount Pictures, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
  • Dec 30 Matt Lauer, American TV host (Today Show 1997-2017), born in New York City
  • Dec 30 Patricia Kalember, actress (Georgie Whitsig-Sisters), born in Schnectady, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 28 "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Dec 8 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), dies at 56
  • Dec 19 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
  • Dec 25 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (Pathé Brothers, 1896), dies at 93
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66