December 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 9 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 11 Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball

Music releaseMusic Recording

Dec 19 Frank Sinatra's 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Carol Alt[man], Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner)/actress (Private Parts)
  • Dec 3 Daryl Hannah, American actress (Splash, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 3 Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • Dec 10 Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, actor and director (High Season, Dead Again)
  • Dec 11 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • Dec 13 Daggubati Venkatesh, Indian actor
  • Dec 15 Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)
  • Dec 19 Mike Lookinland, American actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch), born in Mt Pleasant, Utah
  • Dec 24 Carol Vorderman, British television presenter
  • Dec 25 Ron Bottitta, British actor
  • Dec 26 Temuera Morrison, New Zealand actor
  • Dec 27 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • Dec 28 Chad McQueen, actor (Nightforce)
  • Dec 28 Terri Garber, actress (Leslie Carrington-Dynasty), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 29 Katerina Didaskou, Greek actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 14 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), dies of leukemia at 63
  • Dec 16 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
  • Dec 31 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69