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December 1977 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


#1 in the ChartsSaturday Night Fever Goes #1

Dec 12 "Saturday Night Fever", a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

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The Bee Gees collect a Billboard #1 Music Award for Saturday Night Fever
The Bee Gees collect a Billboard #1 Music Award for Saturday Night Fever
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  • Dec 17 Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL)

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 8 Elsa Benítez, Mexican supermodel, born in Hermosillo, Mexico
  • Dec 9 Saskia Garel, Canadian actress, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 10 Emmanuelle Chriqui, Canadian actress
  • Dec 12 Bridget Hall, American model (Ford), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Dec 12 Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet Playboy models, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 25 Uhm Ji-won, South Korean actress, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • Dec 27 Jacqueline Pillon, Canadian actress
  • Dec 29 Katherine Moennig, American actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 21 American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Leila Hyams, actress (Red Headed Woman, Freaks), dies at 72
  • Dec 16 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (b. 1934)
  • Dec 18 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), dies at 80

Person of interestCharlie Chaplin

Dec 25 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Dec 26 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • Dec 31 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62