December 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 6 "Lonestar" bass guitarist John Rich (34) weds former model Joan Bush in Nashville
  • Dec 12 Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger (57) weds former model Dee Ocleppo in Greenwich, Connecticut

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21 Talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) in Chester, Vermont

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 28 "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island

  • Dec 31 Former American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen (24) weds teacher Joe Ruzicka (32) at the Century Memorial Chapel at Naperville Settlement in Naperville, Illinois

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 "CSI" actress Marg Helgenberger (50) divorces actor Alan Rosenberg (58) due to irreconcilable differences after 19 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 15 Pop singer Madonna (50) divorces film director Guy Ritchie (40) due to unreasonable behavior after almost 8 years of marriage

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)
  • Dec 5 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), dies from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • Dec 5 Beverly Garland [Fessenden], American actress (My Three Sons, Scarecrow and Mrs. King), dies at 82
  • Dec 7 Marky Cielo, Filipino and Igorot dancer and actor (b. 1988)
  • Dec 8 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer. (b. 1925)
  • Dec 8 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77
  • Dec 8 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer, dies at 83

Person of interestBettie Page

Dec 11 Bettie Page, American pinup model considered the 'Queen of Pinups' and the 'Dark Angel', dies at 85

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • Dec 11 Maddie Blaustein, American voice actress (b. 1960)
  • Dec 12 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, dies at 92
  • Dec 13 Horst Tappert, German director, actor and former SS member (Derrick), dies of diabetes at 85
  • Dec 13 Kathy Staff [Minnie Higginbottom], British actress (Mary Reilly, Last of the Summer Wine, Open All Hours), dies from a brain tumour at 80
  • Dec 18 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, dies at 76
  • Dec 20 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), dies at 94
  • Dec 25 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, comedian, actress and activist (Catwoman-Batman), dies at 81
  • Dec 26 Gösta Krantz, Swedish actor (b. 1925)
  • Dec 30 Dick Green, Canadian actor