December 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Dec 1 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

Music History

Dec 4 6th ACE Cable Awards: "David Bowie: Serious Moonlight" by Anthony Eaton and HBO win

Film Premiere

Dec 18 "A Christmas Carol" directed by Clive Donner starring George C. Scott premieres in the US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Brooke Adams, American model and professional wrestler, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 4 Lauren London, American actress (The Game), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 4 Lindsay Felton, American actress (Caitlin's Way), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Dec 10 Jayson Paul, American professional wrestler
  • Dec 14 Jackson Rathbone, American actor (The Twilight Saga), born in Singapore

Theo JamesTheo James (38 years old)

Dec 16 English actor (Divergent, The Time Traveler's Wife), born in High Wycombe, England

Bob MorleyBob Morley (38 years old)

Dec 20 Australian actor (Bellamy Blake-"The 100"; Drew Curtis-"Home and Away"), born in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia

  • Dec 25 Georgia Moffett, British actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 25 Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas), born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Dec 25 Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (The Veronicas), born in Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia
  • Dec 28 Beverly Mullins, American wrestler & model, born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Dec 30 Andra Day [Cassandra Batie], American singer-songwriter ("Rise Up"), and actress (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), born in Edmonds, Washington

Weddings in Film & TV

Bette Midler

Dec 14 Singer and actress Bette Midler (39) weds Argentine actor-performance artist Martin Von Hasselberg (35) at Starlight Chapel in Las Vegas

Sally Field

Dec 15 Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field weds second husband Alan Greisman

Olivia Newton-John

Dec 15 Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries 1st husband actor Matt Lattanzi

Jamie Lee Curtis

Dec 18 Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York

Randy Savage

Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Divorces in Film & TV

Kate Jackson

Dec 20 Actress Kate Jackson (36) divorces business executive David Greenwald after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 Ruth Cummings, actress (Daybreak, Dream of Love), dies at 90
  • Dec 7 Jeanne Cagney, American stage, screen, and radio actress (Lion is in the Streets; Quicksand; Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies of lung cancer at 65
  • Dec 8 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • Dec 11 George Waggner, American director and writer (The Wolf Man), dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NBC Symphony, 1938-55; NY Metropolitan Opera, 1941-67; "Bluebird of Happiness"), dies at 80
  • Dec 15 Lennard Pearce, British actor (Only Fools and Horses....), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Dec 19 Michel Magne, French experimental music and film score composer (Gigot; Barbarella), and recording studio owner (Château d'Hérouville). takes his own life at 54
  • Dec 24 Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), dies of a stomach haemorrhage at 53
  • Dec 24 Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
  • Dec 28 Sam Peckinpah, American film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), dies of cardiac arrest at 59