On This Day

December 1958 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 5 WTOL TV channel 11 in Toledo, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Charlene Tilton, American actress (Lucy Ewing - Dallas), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 5 Dean Erickson, American actor and founder and CEO of Bionic Capital LLC, born in Maine
  • Dec 6 Nick Park, British filmmaker and animator (Wallace and Gromit), born in Preston, Lancashire, England
  • Dec 7 Edd Hall, American TV announcer (Jay Leno's The Tonight Show), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 7 "Ravishing" Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, born in St. Peter, Minnesota (d. 1999)
  • Dec 8 Billy Hufsey, actor (Christopher-Fame, Days of our Life)
  • Dec 10 John J. York, American actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Sheree J. Wilson, American actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas), born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Dec 13 Clark Brandon, American actor (Fast Food), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 13 Lynn-Holly Johnson, American actress (Ice Castles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 14 Steven Rock-Savage, American actor (Shadow Play), born in Melville, Louisiana
  • Dec 22 Lenny Von Dohlen, American actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Dec 22 David Heavener, American actor & musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 23 Joan Severance, American actress (Hear No Evil, See No Evil), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 24 Bob Smith, American author and a groundbreaking gay comedian (The Tonight Show, Funny Gay Males), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • Dec 25 Alannah Myles, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress (Rockinghorse, Black Velvet), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 30 Brandon Clark, American actor (Sean-The Fitzpatricks), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 30 Rod Harrington, English darts player and broadcaster (World Matchplay C'ship 1998, 99; PDC World C'ship 1999 runner-up), born in Boreham, Essex, England

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 21 Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Patricia "Boots" Mallory, American dancer and actress (Handle With Care), dies from chronic throat disease at 45
  • Dec 13 Brand Dirck Ochse, Dutch filmmaker and co-founder (Polygoon), dies at 66
  • Dec 13 Tim Moore, American actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 71
  • Dec 21 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), dies at 83