On This Day

December 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Engagement of Interest

Dec 7 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement

  • Dec 9 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Dec 23 Comedy "Lettice & Lovage" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 284 performances

Film Premier

Dec 25 "The Godfather Part III" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia premieres

  • Dec 31 Sci-Fi Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 10 Giulia Boverio, Italian actress

Rachel Brosnahan

Dec 15 Rachel Brosnahan, American actress (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Dec 22 Jean-Baptiste Maunier, French actor, born in Brignoles, France
  • Dec 23 Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, American actress, model, and singer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 28 David Archuleta, American singer (American Idol runner-up), born in Miami, Florida

Weddings in Film & TV

John Carpenter

Dec 1 Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King

Rod Stewart

Dec 15 Rocker Rod Stewart marries supermodel Rachel Hunter

Natasha Richardson

Dec 15 Actress Natasha Richardson (27) weds producer Robert Fox (37)

David Lean

Dec 15 Academy award-winning director David Lean (82) weds interior designer Sandra Cooke (51)

Wedding of Interest

Dec 24 Actor Tom Cruise (28) marries actress Nicole Kidman (23)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), dies of kidney failure at 80
  • Dec 3 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • Dec 4 Edward Binns, American actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Dec 7 Horst Bienek, German writer and director (The First Polka), dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Joan Bennett, American actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), dies at 67
  • Dec 8 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), dies at 76
  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurki, Austrian-American actor and professional wrestler (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), dies at 82
  • Dec 14 Hope Sansberry, American actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94
  • Dec 15 Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies
  • Dec 15 Jean Paige, actress (Capt Blood, Black Beauty), dies
  • Dec 17 Don Draper, American actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Dec 17 Mieke Verstraete [Maria Augustina De Graef], Belgian-Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), dies at 79
  • Dec 18 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Dec 19 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • Dec 22 Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
  • Dec 28 Kiel Martin, American actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • Dec 31 Dalton Cathey, American actor dies of AIDS at 44