December 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champ
  • Dec 9 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
  • Dec 15 Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
  • Dec 15 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 26 Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blai, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Holly Marie Combs, American actress
  • Dec 3 Super Crazy, Mexican professional wrestler

Person of interestTyra Banks

Dec 4 Tyra Banks, American supermodel and actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Inglewood, California

Supwemodel & Actress Tyra Banks
Supwemodel & Actress
Tyra Banks
  • Dec 5 Shalom Harlow, model (House of Style, Harper's Bazaar), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 7 Rea Marie Bavilla, Miss USA-Alaska (1997)
  • Dec 8 Doron Bell Jr., Canadian actor
  • Dec 13 Christie Clark, American actress (Carrie Brady-Days of Our Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 14 Tia Texada, American actress and singer
  • Dec 14 Thuy Trang, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Dec 15 Ryu Seung-wan, South Korean actor and director
  • Dec 19 Takashi Sorimachi, Japanese actor

Person of interestStephenie Meyer

Dec 24 Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight Saga), born in Hartford, Connecticut,

  • Dec 25 Chris Harris, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 26 Reichen Lehmkuhl, American television personality
  • Dec 27 Wilson Cruz, actor (My So Called Life, Ally McBeal)
  • Dec 28 Herborg KrĂ„kevik, Norwegian singer and actress

Person of interestSeth Meyers

Dec 28 Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Michael O'Shea, American actor (Smart Woman), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Dec 10 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
  • Dec 22 Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72
  • Dec 26 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), dies at 69
  • Dec 26 William Haines, US actor (Little Annie Rooney), dies of cancer at 73