On this day 22 December
64 years ago the Canadian actor Peter helm was born. He appeared in only three pictures including The Longest Day.
83 years ago the actress Ruth Roman was born she appeared briefly (in more ways than one) as a girl in a negligee in Without Reservations.
3 years ago the actor Kenneth Tobey died age 85. A Red headed actor he appeared in Whirleybirds and Wings of Eagles.
36 years ago the director Josef von Sternberg died aged 75, he directed John Wayne in Jet Pilot and claimed that during the picture Duke was terrified of him. But this was Sternbergs stock in trade he like to boast that he was the direcetor that actors loved to hate.
10 years ago the actress Butterfly McQueen died aged 84 she was in Gone With The Wind and the television series Beulah, she also appeared in Flame of the Barbary Coast.
12 years ago Don Defore died aged 80 he was John Wayne's companion in Without Reservations.
On the same day Marion Burns died aged 86 she starred in Dawn Rider.
74 years ago the director William Wellman married Marjorie Crawford.