On This Day

December 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Dec 1 Actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, reveals he is transgender

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Dec 15 UK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols

Actor Tom Cruise
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Tom Cruise

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), dies from cancer at 79
  • Dec 2 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (One, Two, Three; Viva Max!), dies at 78 [1]
  • Dec 4 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), dies of multiple sclerosis at 73 [1]
  • Dec 5 Peter Alliss, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1957 GB winners) and author, course designer and television presenter, commentator (BBC, ESPN, ABC Sports), dies at 89
  • Dec 10 Barbara Windsor, British actress and Dame (Carry On films, EastEnders). dies at 83
  • Dec 12 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), dies at 71 [1]
  • Dec 25 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 30 Dawn Wells, American actress (Gilligan's Island -"Mary Ann"), dies of COVID-19 complications at 82 [1]