December 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

The Poseidon Adventure

Dec 12 "The Poseidon Adventure", starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters and Jack Albertson premieres in NYC

  • Dec 17 WGVC (now WUCX) TV channel 35 in Grand Rapids, MI (PBS) 1st broadcast

The Effect of Gamma Rays

Dec 20 "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" film directed by Paul Newman and starring his wife Joanna Woodward, premieres in NYC

Film & TV History

Dec 20 Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys" premieres in NYC

  • Dec 29 "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" film written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski premieres in West Germany

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 Angela Shelton, American actress and screenwriter (Tumbleweeds), born in Asheville, North Carolina

Sarah Rafferty (50 years old)

Dec 6 American actress (Donna-Suits; Chicago Med), born in New Canaan, Connecticut

  • Dec 7 'Sunny' Tammy Lynn Sytch, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Matawan, New Jersey
  • Dec 9 Reiko Aylesworth, American actress, born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Dec 12 Missy Francis, American actress (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 14 Eric Anderson, American musical theatre actor, born in Newport Beach, California
  • Dec 14 Miranda Hart [Miranda Hart Dyke], English comedian and actress (Miranda), born in London, England
  • Dec 15 Lee Jung-jae, South Korean actor (Squid Game), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Dec 15 Stuart Townsend, Irish actor (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), born in Howth, Ireland
  • Dec 16 Angela Bloomfield, New Zealand actress
  • Dec 17 John Abraham, Indian actor
  • Dec 17 Laurie Holden, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Los Angeles, California

Alyssa Milano (50 years old)

Dec 19 American actress (Who's the Boss?; Charmed) and activist, born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Dec 19 Rosa Blasi, American stage and screen actress (Strong Medicine), and family therapist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 22 Big Tigger [Darian Morgan], American television host & radio personality, born in Co-op City, New York
  • Dec 22 Vanessa Paradis, French model (Channel)/actress (White Wedding), born in Saint-Maur-des-Foss├ęs, France
  • Dec 25 Fantasia [Tonya Manley], American dancer & actress (Pump it Up), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 27 Thomas Wilson Brown, American actor (Jason-Knots Landing), born in Lusk, Wyoming
  • Dec 29 Evan Seinfeld, American heavy metal singer and bassist (Biohazard) and actor (Oz), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jude Law (50 years old)

Dec 29 English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley; The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in London

  • Dec 30 Maureen Flannigan, actress (Evie-Out of This World)

Weddings in Film & TV

Billy Dee Williams

Dec 27 Actor Billy Dee Williams (35) weds Teruko Nakagami

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 Janet Munro [Horsburgh], British actress (The Crawling Eye; Swiss Family Robinson), dies of congenital heart failure at 38
  • Dec 15 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90
  • Dec 24 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), dies at 74