December 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film Premiere

Dec 7 Greta Gerwig's film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" starring Saoirse Ronan premieres at MoMA in New York

  • Dec 8 South African Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe in Atlanta

Music Concert

Dec 9 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at The Beacon Theatre, NYC; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, Eurythmics, Deborah Harry, Shaggy, Zucchero, MC Rodriguez, and H.E.R.

  • Dec 14 Bel Air mansion featured in TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies" sells for $150 million, becoming California's most expensive property
  • Dec 14 Miss World won by Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh in London. First time all five major beauty titles held by black women.

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), dies at 83
  • Dec 8 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (1969-2018), dies at 85
  • Dec 8 Rene Auberjonois, American actor and voice artist (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, God of War), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • Dec 11 David Bellamy, English botanist and TV presenter, dies at 86
  • Dec 12 Danny Aiello, American stage and screen actor (Moonstruck; Do The Right Thing; Broadway Danny Rose), and singer dies at 86
  • Dec 13 Yasuhiro Takai, Japanese baseball first baseman, designated hitter and broadcaster (NPB record 27 career pinch-hit home runs; Hankyu Braves), dies of kidney failure at 74
  • Dec 14 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Randy Colley (Moondog Rex), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), dies after undergoing amputation of his right leg at 69
  • Dec 22 Tony Britton, English actor (The Day of the Jackal), dies at 95
  • Dec 27 (Beryl) "Jack" Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter (Merv Griffin), singer (Schoolhouse Rock), and actor (Run Buddy Run), dies at 88
  • Dec 27 Don Imus, American radio talk show host (WNBC), dies from complications of lung disease at 79
  • Dec 28 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88