December 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

A Steady Rain

Dec 6 Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

  • Dec 11 Angry Birds, a Finnish puzzle video game released internationally

Avatar Released

Dec 18 James Cameron's "Avatar" starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver, released in the US, becomes highest-grossing film of all time

Johansson Debuts on Broadway

Dec 28 Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 19 American pop singer, musician, and actor Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, dies at 92
  • Dec 1 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), dies at 76
  • Dec 2 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • Dec 3 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • Dec 4 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • Dec 5 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), dies at 78
  • Dec 7 Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
  • Dec 9 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • Dec 16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • Dec 17 Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)

Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones (1919-2009)

Dec 17 American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • Dec 18 Connie Hines, American actress (Mister Ed), dies of heart problems at 78
  • Dec 19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man, dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Dec 20 Arnold Stang, American comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat), dies at 91
  • Dec 20 Brittany Murphy, American actress (Drop Dead Gorgeous), dies at 32
  • Dec 20 Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
  • Dec 29 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, dies of throat cancer at 49