December 1998 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 31 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year

Birthdays in Film & TV

Dylan WangDylan Wang (24 years old)

Dec 20 Chinese actor and singer (Meteor Garden), born in Chengdu, Sichuan

  • Dec 27 Briar Nolet, Canadian actress and dancer (The Next Step, Blood Hunters), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 31 Hunter Schafer, American model, actress and LGBTQ activist, born in Trenton, New Jersey

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 12 TV personality Melissa Rivers (30) weds horse breeder John Endicott at The Plaza Hotel in New York City
  • Dec 19 American actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds American singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California; divorce in 2002
  • Dec 20 "Def Jam" business magnate Russell Simmons (41) weds model Kimora Lee (23) on the French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 96
  • Dec 13 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV), movie producer (Boys from Brazil), dies at 91
  • Dec 14 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), dies of bone marrow cancer at 74
  • Dec 20 Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
  • Dec 21 Roger Avon, British actor (Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), dies at 84
  • Dec 22 Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)
  • Dec 22 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), dies at 86
  • Dec 29 Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend, Escape from the Planet of the Apes), dies of hear failure at 78
  • Dec 29 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • Dec 30 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), dies of natural causes at 86