December 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

Actress Judy Garland
Judy Garland

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
Actress Julie Christie
Julie Christie

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Steve Harris, American actor
  • Dec 3 Andrew Stanton, American animator
  • Dec 4 Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director (As Luck Would Have It), born in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
  • Dec 7 Jeffrey Wright, American actor (Angels in America, Westworld), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 8 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • Dec 9 Brad Savage, Livdnia Mich, actor (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
  • Dec 9 Karla Nelson, Pine City Minn, Ms America (1993)
  • Dec 10 Stephanie Morgenstern, Canadian actress
  • Dec 11 Laurie Carr, American playmate (December 1986), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 15 Kimberly Donley, Aurora IL, playmate (Mar, 1993)
  • Dec 18 Fawna Maclaren, playmate (Jan, 1989), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 18 Tommy Davidson, American actor
  • Dec 19 Jessica Steen, actress (Earth II, Homefront, Trial & Error), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 20 Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Dec 21 Andy Dick, American actor (Matthew-Newsradio), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Dec 21 Anke Engelke, Canadian-German comedian, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Dec 27 Salman Khan, Indian actor (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), born in Indore, India
  • Dec 28 Colleen Dion, US actress (Brett Gardner-Another World), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Dec 31 Gong Li, Chinese actress ( Farewell My Concubine), born in Shenyang, China

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 2 Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 Johnny Lee, American actor (Song of the South, The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies from a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 22 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • Dec 22 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)