December 1959 in Film & Television

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • Dec 5 Connie Needham Newton, American actress (Eight is Enough, Fame), born in Anaheim, California
  • Dec 8 Paul Rutherford, vocalist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • Dec 10 Burke Moses, American actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 11 Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
  • Dec 13 John Whitaker, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Dec 13 Marianne Gravatte, playmate of year (Oct, 1982), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 13 Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 15 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
  • Dec 16 Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)
  • Dec 18 Barrie Chase, actress (Mardi Gras, Cape Fear)
  • Dec 24 Anil Kapoor, Indian producer and actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Taal, Maulana Jutt, Tezaab, Beta), born in Bombay, India

Person of interestLee Daniels

Dec 24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
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  • Dec 25 Missy Cleveland, playmate (April, 1979), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Dec 26 Koji Morimoto, Japanese animated film director
  • Dec 28 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 30 Tracey Ullman, Slough England, singer/actress (Tracey Ullman Show)
  • Dec 31 Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Lilith in Cheers, Damn Yankees), born in Princeton New Jersey
  • Dec 31 Val Kilmer, actor (Top Secret, Top Gun, Willow), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31 Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (d. 1981)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 Len Doyle, actor (Harrington-Mr District Attorney), dies at 66
  • Dec 7 Charlie Hall, English comedic actor (Tit for Tat, A Chump at Oxford), dies at 60
  • Dec 10 Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • Dec 12 Russell Simpson, American actor (San Francisco, Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Dec 22 Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 23 Lester Lonergan Jr, actor (Growing Paynes), dies at 65