December 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Dec 13 Neil Simon's "Gingerbread Lady" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 16 "Love Story" film based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • Dec 21 WUTV TV channel 29 in Buffalo, NY (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 24 Walt Disney releases animated musical "The Aristocats" featuring voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Sterling Holloway, and Scatman Crothers

Birthdays in Film & TV

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman (52 years old)

Dec 1 American actress and comedian (The Sarah Silverman Program, I Smile Back), born in Bedford, New Hampshire

  • Dec 3 Jennifer Rothschild [Rubin], actress (Judas Project)
  • Dec 3 Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Dec 4 Kevin Sussman, American actor (Ugly Betty, The Big Bang Theory), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 4 Sylvester Terkay, American pro wrestler (Ultimate Pro Wrestling's first Heavyweight Champion), born in Washington, Pennsylvania

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly (52 years old)

Dec 12 American actress (Labyrinth, Requiem for a Dream), born in the Catskill Mountains, New York

  • Dec 12 M├Ądchen Amick, American actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Dec 12 Regina Hall, American actress (Scary Movie), born in Washington D. C.
  • Dec 13 Jesse Armstrong, British screenwriter and producer (creator of Succession), born in Oswestry, England
  • Dec 14 Nadine Garner, Australian actress (The Still Point), born in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia
  • Dec 14 Toby Anstis, British radio and TV presenter, born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
  • Dec 15 Michael Shanks, Canadian actor and director (Stargate), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

DMXDMX (1970-2021)

Dec 18 American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), born in Mount Vernon, New York [1] [2]

  • Dec 18 Rob Van Dam, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 19 Tyson Beckford, American model (Ralph Lauren), born in Rochester, New York
  • Dec 20 Nicole DeBoer, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Ontario

Todd PhillipsTodd Phillips (52 years old)

Dec 20 American filmmaker (Road Trip, Joker), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Dec 24 Amaury Nolasco, American actor, born in Puerto Rico
  • Dec 26 Krissada Terrence, Thai-American pop singer & actor, born in Thailand
  • Dec 28 Elizabeth McIntyre, Miss West Virginia (1996), born in Dunbar, West Virginia
  • Dec 29 Kevin Weisman, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 23 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • Dec 29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61
  • Dec 30 Lenore Ulric, American silent film and Broadway actress (Notorious, Better Woman), dies at 78