On This Day

December 1993 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 8 AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer, born in Denver, Colorado

Person of interestYalitza Aparicio

Dec 11 Yalitza Aparicio, 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)

LoveWedding of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Dec 31 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)

LoveWedding of Interest

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


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
  • Dec 4 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), 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 heart attack at 65
  • Dec 8 Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 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

Person of interestMyrna Loy

Dec 14 Myrna Loy [Williams], American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 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), 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 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