December 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Dec 14 Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

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Dec 16 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Streisand premieres

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Dec 18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • Dec 21 Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 Morgan J. Freeman, American film director (Hurricane Streets), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 7 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, born in Boston (d. 2011)
  • Dec 8 Steve Van Wormer, American actor
  • Dec 9 Allison Smith, actress (Jennie-Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Dec 9 Sebastian Spence, Canadian actor
  • Dec 13 Tony Curran, Scottish actor (Gladiator, Underworld: Evolution), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dec 19 Kristen "Kristy" Swanson, American actress (Knots Landing, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Dec 19 Richard Hammond, English television presenter (Top Gear), born in Solihull, West Midlands
  • Dec 19 Villano IV, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Dec 21 Julie Delpy, French-American actress (Before Sunrise), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 23 Martha Byrne, American actress (Lily-As the World Turns), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Dec 27 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 29 Jennifer Ehle, American actress, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Dec 30 Dave England, American television personality

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Ruth White, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 55
  • Dec 3 Mathias Wieman, German actor (The Blue Light, Fear), dies at 67
  • Dec 7 Eric Portman, actor (Naked Edge), dies from heart ailment at 66
  • Dec 7 Hugh Williams, British dramatist, actor and writer (Wuthering Heights, Bank Holiday), dies after surgery at 65
  • Dec 13 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies at 76
  • Dec 22 Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
  • Dec 23 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), dies after long illness at 80
  • Dec 28 Henry Oscar, English stage and film actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
  • Dec 31 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69