December 1995 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Music History

Dec 6 Michael Jackson collapses while rehearsing for an HBO special

  • Dec 12 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31

Film & TV History

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Dec 13 Emma Corrin, English actor (Princess Diana in The Crown), born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Dec 26 Zach Mills, American actor, born in Lakewood, Ohio

Timothée ChalametTimothée Chalamet (27 years old)

Dec 27 French-American actor (Call Me By Your Name; Dune; Bones and All), born in New York City

  • Dec 29 Ross Lynch, American singer-songwriter (R5, The Driver Era) and actor (Teen Beach Movie), born in Littleton, Colorado

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, American film director editor and actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Kathleen Harrison, English actress (Fast Lady, Big Money), dies at 103
  • Dec 8 George J. Lewis, Mexican actor (Don-Zorro), dies at 91
  • Dec 8 John Gillett, British film critic and researcher, dies at 70
  • Dec 9 Benny Lee, Scottish singer and actor (Are You Being Served), dies at 79
  • 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 10 Darren Robinson [Human Beatbox], American rapper and actor (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock), dies of a heart attack at 28
  • 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], American born music and film critic, dies at 69
  • Dec 12 Andrew Olle, broadcaster, dies at 48
  • Dec 15 Charles Fletcher, British pioneering physician and TV presenter (wrote the 1st report into the dangers of smoking), dies at 84
  • Dec 20 Madge Sinclair (née Walters), Jamaican-American actress (Conrack; Roots - "Bell"; Trapper John, M.D. - "Ernestine"; The Lion King), dies of leukemia at 55
  • Dec 22 (Thelma) "Butterfly" McQueen, American 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

Dean MartinDean Martin (1917-1995)

Dec 25 American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies of throat cancer at 78

  • 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

Lita GreyLita Grey (1908-1995)

Dec 29 American actress and second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

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