December 1983 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Theatrical Finale

Dec 17 Peggy Lee's one-woman show "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 5 performances

  • Dec 25 1st live telecast of Christmas Parade at the EPCOT Centre, Disney World Florida

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Jimmy Bartel, Australian Rules Football utility and broadcaster (Brownlow Medal 2007; Norm Smith Medal 2011 AFL Premiership 2007, 09, 11, Geelong FC), born in Geelong, Australia
  • Dec 6 Ashley Madekwe, English actress (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Revenge), born in London, England
  • Dec 10 Patrick Flueger, American actor
  • Dec 15 Camilla Luddington, British-American actress (Grey's Anatomy - "Dr. Jo Wilson"), born in Ascot, England
  • Dec 15 René Duprée [Goguen], Canadian professional wrestler, born in Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Dec 16 Danielle Lloyd, English model

Jonah HillJonah Hill (39 years old)

Dec 20 American actor (Superbad, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Dec 20 Lara Stone, Dutch model, born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • Dec 20 Lucy Pinder, English model and actress, born in Hampshire, England
  • Dec 21 Steven Yeun, Korean American actor (The Walking Dead; Minari), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Dec 22 Jennifer Hawkins, Australian Miss Universe, born in Holmesville, Australia
  • Dec 28 Mike He, Taiwanese actor, born in Taiwan, Taiwan

Weddings in Film & TV

Keith Richards

Dec 18 Rolling Stone Keith Richards marries model Patti Hansen

Hulk Hogan

Dec 18 Wrestler Hulk Hogan (30) weds Linda Claridge

  • Dec 21 American "M*A*S*H" actress Loretta Swit weds (46) American actor Dennis Holahan (41); divorce in 1995
  • Dec 22 American "Hardy Boys" actor Parker Stevenson (30) weds American actress Kirstie Alley (31); divorce in 1997

Johnny Depp

Dec 24 Actor Johnny Depp (20) weds Lori Anne Allison

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Fifi D'Orsay [Yvonne Lussier] Canadian-American vaudeville and film actress and singer known as the "French Bombshell" (The Life Jimmy Dolan; Dixie Jamboree), dies from cancer at 79
  • Dec 4 Estelle Omens, American actress (Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds), dies at 55
  • Dec 5 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • Dec 7 Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • Dec 8 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove; Blazing Saddles), dies following surgery at 64
  • Dec 9 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), dies of cancer at 53
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • Dec 10 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, American actress (3:10 to Yuma, Pollyanna), dies at 60
  • Dec 16 Grigori Aleksandrov, Russian film director (Veselye Rebjata), dies at 80
  • Dec 20 John Vivyan, American actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life), dies at 68
  • Dec 21 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • Dec 28 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
  • Dec 31 Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46