December 1979 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 19 "Kramer vs Kramer" directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)

  • Dec 27 Soap Opera "Knots Landing" premieres on CBS-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Angelique Bates, American Actress
  • Dec 2 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
  • Dec 3 Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor
  • Dec 5 Nick Stahl, American actor
  • Dec 7 Ayako Fujitani, Japanese actress
  • Dec 7 Derek Ramsay, Filipino actor and model
  • Dec 7 Jennifer Carpenter, American actress
  • Dec 10 Matt Bentley, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 11 Rider Strong, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 13 Christina Todd, Miss Ohio Teen USA (Miss Congeniality-1997)
  • Dec 14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model
  • Dec 15 Adam Brody, American actor
  • Dec 15 Eric Young, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Dec 16 Jessie Ward, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 17 Jaimee Foxworth, Belleville, Illinois, American actress (Judy Winslow-Family Matters) and porn star
  • Dec 19 Paola Rey, Colombian actress
  • Dec 21 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer
  • Dec 23 Summer Altice, American model and actress
  • Dec 23 Holly Madison, American model
  • Dec 24 Chris Hero, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 29 Diego Luna, Mexican actor
  • Dec 31 Elaine Cassidy, Irish actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 4 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Robert Karnes, actor (Max-The Lawless Years), dies at 62
  • Dec 9 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
  • Dec 10 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
  • Dec 11 Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
  • Dec 13 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), dies at 64
  • Dec 15 Bern Hoffman, actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66
  • Dec 22 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
  • Dec 25 Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
  • Dec 25 Lee Bowman, American actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover, The Impatient Years), dies from a heart attack at 64