December 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus airs on BBC TV

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 19 "The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 20 "The Godfather Part II", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1975)

  • Dec 27 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 11 Rey Mysterio, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 11 Ben Shephard, English TV personality
  • Dec 16 Frida Hallgren, Swedish actress
  • Dec 17 Giovonni Ribisi, actor (Cory-My 2 Dads, New Leave it To Beaver)
  • Dec 17 Sarah Paulson, American actress (American Horror Story), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dec 18 Kari Byron, artist and television personality
  • Dec 18 Bill Duggan, American television actor and host
  • Dec 22 Heather Donahue, US actress
  • Dec 24 Ryan Seacrest, American television host
  • Dec 25 Nagma [Nandita Arvind Morarji], Indian actress, born in Mumbai
  • Dec 26 Tiffany Brissette, actress (Vicki-Small Wonder)
  • Dec 27 Masi Oka, Japanese-American actor
  • Dec 29 Mekhi Phifer, American actor
  • Dec 30 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (d. 2007)
  • Dec 31 Ryan Sakoda, Japanese American professional wrestler

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
  • Dec 5 Henry Wadsworth, American actor (The Thin Man, Applause, Fast & Loose), dies at 77
  • Dec 5 Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), dies from hepatitis at 60
  • Dec 10 Paul Richards, American actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies of cancer at 50
  • Dec 11 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • Dec 13 Rufus "Rufe" Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Anatole Litvak, Russian-born American film director, writer and producer (Mayerling, Anastasia, The Snake Pit), dies at 72
  • Dec 21 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), dies at 47
  • Dec 22 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Jack Benny [Benjamin Kubelski], American comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80
  • Dec 26 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), dies of heart disease at 59
  • Dec 27 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), dies at 76