December 1967 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 11 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)

  • Dec 16 "Playtime", French film directed by Jacques Tati, starring himself, is released
  • Dec 17 WEDW TV channel 49 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 22 "The Graduate" American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Singer Paul McCartney & actress Jane Asher get engaged

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • Dec 26 BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
  • Dec 28 KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 29 Star Trek's "Trouble With Tribbles" 1st airs

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Nestor Carbonell, American actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 2 Sharry Konopski, Longview Wash, playmate (August, 1987)
  • Dec 6 Spanky Marcus, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman), born in Hollywood, California
  • Dec 8 Marina Augusta Baker, Windsor England, playmate (Mar, 1987)
  • Dec 8 Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese seiyu (voice actress)
  • Dec 13 Deborah Driggs, playmate (Mar, 1990), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestJamie Foxx

Dec 13 Jamie Foxx, American actor (Ray, In Living Color) comedian and musician, born in Terrell, Texas

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
  • Dec 13 Jenn Thompson, American actor (Dee-Harper Valley PTA), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 16 Miranda Otto, Australian actress
  • Dec 19 Frankie Lam, Hong Kong actor
  • Dec 20 Wendy Hamilton, playmate (Dec, 1991), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 23 Carla Bruni, Italian-French model and singer-songwriter, born in Turin, Italy
  • Dec 29 Lilly [formerly Andy] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], American comic and actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 72
  • Dec 7 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), dies at 87
  • Dec 11 Howard Freeman, American actor (Studio One, Double Dynamite), dies after illness at 68
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 17 Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of heart attack at 71
  • Dec 21 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 22 Lee Krieger, American actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
  • Dec 23 Karen Verne [Ingeborg Klinkerfuss], German actress (Sky Murder, All Through the Night, Madame X), dies from a heart ailment at 49