December 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "Tootsie" directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actress Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 3 "Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Frances and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US

Actress Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
  • Dec 5 15th NAACP Image Awards: "An Officer and a Gentleman" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 8 "Sophie's Choice", directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on William Styton's 1979 novel of the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1983)

  • Dec 31 CBS Mystery Theater final episode on radio after 8 years
  • Dec 31 NBC radio cancels almost all of its network daily features

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • Dec 2 Michelle Banzer, model/beauty queen
  • Dec 3 Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • Dec 6 Ryan Carnes, American actor
  • Dec 10 Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
  • Dec 14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor
  • Dec 15 Charlie Cox, English actor
  • Dec 15 George O. Gore II, American actor
  • Dec 16 Garnon Davies, Welsh actor
  • Dec 20 David Cook, American singer, winner of American Idol.
  • Dec 24 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer and actor
  • Dec 26 Oguri Shun, Japanese Actor/Model
  • Dec 28 Kevin Pereira, American television host
  • Dec 30 Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Actor Phil Hartman (34) weds real estate agent Lisa Strain

Divorces in Film & TV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9 Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
  • Dec 9 Joey Forman, actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53
  • Dec 10 Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • Dec 23 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Dec 29 Sol C Siegel, US film producer (High Society), dies at 79