On This Day

December 1995 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Christopher Reeve released from physical rehab center after his fall from his horse in a riding competition


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 26 Zach Mills, American actor, born in Lakewood, Ohio
  • Dec 27 Timothée Chalamet, French American actor (Call Me By Your Name), born in New York City

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
  • Dec 3 Jimmy Jewel [James Jewel Marsh], British comedic actor (The Avengers, Thicker Than Water), dies at 82
  • Dec 5 Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Kathleen Harrison, English actress (Fast Lady, Big Money), dies at 103
  • Dec 8 John Gillett, British film critic and researcher, dies at 70
  • Dec 8 George J. Lewis, Mexican actor (Don-Zorro), dies at 91
  • Dec 9 Toni Cade Bambara, filmmaker, dies at 56
  • Dec 9 Vivian Blaine, American actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), dies of heart failure at 74
  • Dec 11 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 John Heawood, Canadian actor, singer and choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), dies at 75
  • Dec 11 Robert Shelton [Shapiro], music and film critic, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • Dec 20 Madge Sinclair, Jamaican actress (Star Trek IV, Conrack, Convoy), dies at 55
  • Dec 22 Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind, Flame of Barbary Coast), dies in a fire at 84
  • Dec 23 Patric Knowles [Reginald Lawrence Knowles], British actor (Chisum, Arnold, Mutiny), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 84

Person of interestDean Martin

Dec 25 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer, comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer at 78

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • Dec 27 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • Dec 27 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54

Person of interestLita Grey

Dec 29 Lita Grey, second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

Actress Lita Grey
Actress
Lita Grey
  • Dec 30 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), dies from respiratory failure at 71