On This Day

December 2016 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 10 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 21 Indian sports drama film "Dangal" directed by Nitesh Tiwari and starring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra premieres - first Indian film to earn $300 million worldwide

Actor and Director Aamir Khan
Actor and Director
Aamir Khan

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 10 Actress Troian Bellisario (31) weds actor and director Patrick J. Adams (35) in Santa Barbara, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 4 Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good & Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67
  • Dec 5 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Dec 6 Peter Vaughan, British actor (Porridge, Game of Thrones), dies at 93
  • Dec 8 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), dies at 87
  • Dec 13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69

Person of interestZsa Zsa Gabor

Dec 18 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Sári Gábor], Hungarian-born American actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor
Actress
Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Dec 18 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), dies at 96
  • Dec 26 George S. Irving [Shelasky], American broadway singer and actor (Dumplings), dies at 94

Person of interestCarrie Fisher

Dec 27 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), dies at 60 four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles

Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher
  • Dec 28 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away
  • Dec 31 William Christopher, American comedian and actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H), dies at 84