December 1992 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 8 NBC announces that "Cheers" will go off the air in May 1993

Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dec 11 US President George H.W. Bush awards actress and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • Dec 12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • Dec 13 Revival of George Kelly's comedy "The Show Off", starring Boyd Gaines and Pat Carroll, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 45 performances

Music History

Dec 27 American jazz singer and piano player Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NYC's JFK airport

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Joseph McManners, English actor
  • Dec 17 Jordan Garrett, American actor
  • Dec 17 Thomas Law, British Actor
  • Dec 24 Melissa Suffield, English actress, born in London, England

Weddings in Film & TV

David Justice & Halle Berry

Dec 31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Dec 31 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Harry Ellerbe, American actor (House of Usher; Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • Dec 3 Luis Alcoriza, Mexican screenwriter, film director, and actor, dies of emphysema at 74
  • Dec 6 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), dies of natural causes at 91
  • Dec 6 Percy Herbert, actor (Capt Apache), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Dec 9 Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Dec 11 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses; The Great Muppet Caper), dies of cancer at 62
  • Dec 17 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Dec 18 Mark Goodson, American radio and TV game show producer, with Bill Todman ("I've Got A Secret"; "The Price Is Right"; "Password"), dies of pancreatic cancerat 77
  • Dec 20 Peter Brocco, American actor blacklisted in the 1950's (Spartacus: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Dec 21 Stella Adler, American actress (Love on Toast; My Girl Tisa), and teacher (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), dies at 91
  • Dec 22 Ted Willis, prolific English screenwriter (It's Great to be Young), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Constance Carpenter, English-American actress (2 Worlds), dies of stroke at 87
  • Dec 27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • Dec 29 Vivienne Segal, American Broadway stage actress and singer (Pal Joey), dies at 95