December 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Release

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

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

Film 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 3 Jaycee Chan, American-born Hong Kong singer and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 10 Shilpa Anand, Indian film and television actress
  • Dec 14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor, born in London

Charlie CoxCharlie Cox (40 years old)

Dec 15 English actor (Daredevil, The Theory of Everything, Boardwalk Empire), born in London

  • Dec 16 Garnon Davies, Welsh actor
  • Dec 20 David Cook, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 24 Aiba Masaki, Japanese singer & actor, born in Chiba, Japan
  • Dec 24 Robert Schwartzman, American actor & musician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 26 Oguri Shun, Japanese actor & model, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Dec 28 Kevin Pereira, American television host, born in Rochester, Michigan

Alison BrieAlison Brie (40 years old)

Dec 29 American actress (Community, GLOW), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Dec 30 Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress

Weddings in Film & TV

Jackie Chan

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

Phil Hartman

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

Divorces in Film & TV

William Hurt

Dec 9 American actors Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce, after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Marty Feldman, English comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Dec 7 William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • Dec 9 Joey Forman, American actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53
  • Dec 10 Freeman Gosden, American radio and television writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show; Calvin and the Colonel), dies at 83
  • Dec 10 Roy Webb, American film score composer (films of Val Lewton), dies at 94
  • Dec 23 Jack Webb, American screenwriter, director and actor (Dragnet, Sunset Boulevard), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Dec 29 Sol C Siegel, American film producer (A Letter To Three Wives, High Society, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies of a heart attack at 79