December 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Noraly Beyer becomes Neth's 1st black TV newscaster

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables" based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 7th ACE Cable Awards: Shelley Duvall wins the Golden CableACE for "Faerie Tale Theatre"

  • Dec 8 NBC premiere of thriller "Final Jeopardy", starring Richard Thomas and Mary Crosby

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 10 "Out of Africa", based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)

Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
Actor Robert Redford
Robert Redford
  • Dec 11 General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC
  • Dec 20 Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Janelle Monáe, American singer-songwriter and actress, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Dec 3 Amanda Seyfried, American actress (Mamma Mia), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 5 Frankie Muniz, American actor
  • Dec 6 Dulce María, Mexican actress and singer
  • Dec 10 Raven-Symoné [Pearman], American actress and singer (The Cosby Show; That's So Raven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 14 Nonami Takizawa, Japanese gravure idol and actress, born in Saitama prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 14 Ren Yagami, Japanese actor and singer, born in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 18 Tara Conner, 2006 Miss USA
  • Dec 18 Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel
  • Dec 23 Luke O'Loughlin, Australian actor, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Dec 25 Perdita Weeks, British actress, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Dec 26 Steven Hartman, American actor (Rick Forrester in Bold & Beautiful), born in Westlake, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 14 "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Actor Sylvester Stallone (39) weds "Rocky IV" actress Brigitte Nielsen (22) in Beverly Hills, California

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies
  • Dec 3 Sam Gillman, actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70
  • Dec 12 Anne Baxter, American actress, and singer (The Razor's Edge, All About Eve), dies of a stroke at 62
  • Dec 26 Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
  • Dec 26 Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 Rick Nelson, singer/actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 45