December 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 KHQL (now KCAN) TV channel 8 in Albion, NB (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 6 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Dec 12 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)

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Dec 17 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London

  • Dec 18 "The Pink Panther" cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)
  • Dec 19 "Gertrud", Danish film directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Nina Pens Rode, Bendt Rothe and Ebbe Rode, is released in France
  • Dec 22 American comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity
  • Dec 24 Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for Star Trek

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Dec 28 Principal filming on film "Doctor Zhivago" begins


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Marisa Tomei, American actress (My Cousin Vinny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 4 Chelsea Noble, American actress (Kate-Growing Pains), born in Cheektowaga, New York
  • Dec 4 Jonathan Goldstein, American actor (Drake & Josh), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Dec 7 Roberta Close, Brazilian model
  • Dec 8 Teri Hatcher, actress (Lois & Clark, Desperate Housewives), born in Sunnyvale, California
  • Dec 11 Michel Courtemanche, French Canadian comedian (A New Comic is Born), born in Laval, Quebec, Canada
  • Dec 12 Sabu [Terry Michael Brunk], American professional wrestler, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Dec 16 Gail Harris, Dewsbury England, actress (Virtual Desire)
  • Dec 17 Eric Brown, actor (Buzz-Mama's Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 18 Robson Green, English actor and singer
  • Dec 19 Beatrice Dalle, French actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath), born in Breast
  • Dec 21 Fabiana Udenio, Argentine actress, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dec 24 Mark Valley, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Ogdensburg, New York
  • Dec 25 Peter Hanson, English/Sierra Leone/Dutch actor (Darling How Could You)
  • Dec 26 Colleen Dion-Scotti, American actress (Search for Tomorrow), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Dec 27 Ian Gomez, American actor
  • Dec 29 Kimberly Russell, American actress (Sarah-Head of the Class), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 30 Kimberly Taylor, [Cindy], model/Penthouse Pet (1990)
  • Dec 31 Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 31 Lowri Turner, British TV presenter, born in London, United Kingdom

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor ( Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), dies at 70
  • Dec 11 Percy Kilbride, American actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76
  • Dec 14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), dies from lobar pneumonia at 58
  • Dec 25 Cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), dies from undisclosed causes at 53