December 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

Dec 7 American singer Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

  • Dec 10 "Doom" pioneering first-person shooter video game is uploaded onto the internet by id Software

Film Premiere

Dec 14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

Film & TV History

Dec 16 Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from TV series Beverly Hills 90210

Music Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand performs her 1st public concert in 20 years before a sell-out crows of over 25,000 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 3 Marques Brownlee, American Youtuber (MKBHD) and ultimate frisbee player, born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • Dec 8 Anna Sophia Robb, American actress (Bridge to Terabithia; The Carrie Diaries), born in Denver, Colorado

Yalitza AparicioYalitza Aparicio (29 years old)

Dec 11 Mexican actress (Roma), born in Tlaxiaco, Mexico

  • Dec 16 Stephan James, Canadian actor (Homecoming), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 22 Aliana Lohan, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York City

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 American actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)

Donald Trump & Marla Maples

Dec 20 Businessman Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel

Rodney Dangerfield

Dec 26 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Wayne Brady

Dec 31 Actor and host Wayne Brady (21) weds Diana Lasso in Orlando

  • Dec 31 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Thomas Mogotlane, South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40

Frank ZappaFrank Zappa (1940-1993)

Dec 4 American rock guitarist, composer, (Mothers of Invention - "Peaches en Regalia"; "Baby Snakes"), activist, and filmmaker (200 Motels), dies from prostate cancer at 52

  • Dec 6 Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • Dec 6 Rita Macedo, actress (Divinas Palabras), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Dec 8 Andre Cerf, French actor and filmmaker (Nana), dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Maroun Bagdadi, Lebanese film director (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies in an accident at 43
  • Dec 11 Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian-French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
  • Dec 12 Jeremiah Sullivan, actor (Soldier, Double-Stop), dies of AIDS at 58

Myrna LoyMyrna Loy (1905-1993)

Dec 14 American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), dies at 88

  • Dec 16 Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), dies of asthma at 64
  • Dec 17 Janet Margolin, American actress (Annie Hall, Take the Money and Run; David and Lisa), dies of ovarian cancer at 50
  • Dec 18 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Private Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Dec 22 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
  • Dec 23 Gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom, actress, shot to death at about 92
  • Dec 24 Norman Vincent Peale, American clergyman, broadcaster (The Art Of Living), and author (The Power of Positive Thinking), dies at 95
  • Dec 26 Jeff Morrow [Leslie Irving Morrow], American actor (Robe, Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), dies at 86
  • Dec 28 Alfonso Balcazar, Spanish film director, dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Howard Caine [Cohen], American actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 67
  • Dec 29 Frunzik [Mher Mkrtchyan], Armenian actor (Mimino, Kidnapping, Caucasian Style), dies of cancer at 63
  • Dec 31 Arthur Dreifuss, director and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85