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

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
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 interestJulianne Moore

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, born in Haslemere, England
  • Dec 13 Venkatesh Daggubati, Indian actor, born in Karamchedu, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • 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 22 Wakin Chau (Emil Chau), Hong Kong-born singer and actor, born in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
  • Dec 24 Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002)
  • 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, American 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