December 1961 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 13 "The Young Ones" directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Cliff Richard, Robert Morley and Carole Gray premieres in London

  • Dec 18 KAIL TV channel 53 in Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 23 KICU TV channel 43 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Jeremy Northam, English actor
  • Dec 3 Adal Ramones, Mexican television host
  • Dec 7 Mary Beth Evans, actress (Katherine Ashton-Gen Hospital), born in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 8 Mikey Robins, Australian comedian
  • Dec 9 Joe Lando, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 9 David Anthony Higgins, American actor
  • Dec 10 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 13 Irene Saez, Miss Universe 1981 and Venezuelan politician
  • Dec 15 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • Dec 16 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, Valdosta, Georgia, American stand-up comedian and social critic
  • Dec 16 Kelly Tough, playmate (Oct, 1981), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Dec 17 Venice Kong, St Mary Jamaica, playmate (September, 1985)
  • Dec 20 Bonnie Marino, playmate (Jun, 1990), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 20 Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor
  • Dec 21 Francis Ng, Hong Kong actor
  • Dec 23 Carol Smillie, British television personality
  • Dec 26 Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], actress (Cocoon), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 26 John Lynch, Irish actor
  • Dec 31 Joanna Johnson, actress (Caroline-Bold & Beautiful)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23 Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Mary Charleson, actress (Upstairs & Downstairs), dies at 76
  • Dec 30 Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53