We are in the last month of the year and the mood is already celebratory, with families making preparations for Christmas 2016! Folks are also planning for their New Year’s Eve 2016 parties and trips and have an extended holiday this winter. It’s a triple celebration for people who were born in this month. Let’s take a look at some December birthdays, starting with December 1 today.
The eccentric filmmaker Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 in The Bronx, New York. The 86-year-old has delighted us with some awesome films like Annie Hall, Manhattan, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Cafe Society, Midnight in Paris, and some more, while his films like The Purple Rose of Cairo have been average. Woody Allen has been in a controversy lately with serious allegations of sexual abuse of a child – his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow – who alleged that her father had indulged in inappropriate touching and sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old. Dylan Farrow wrote, “That he got away with what he did to me haunted me as I grew up. I was stricken with guilt that I had allowed him to be near other little girls. I was terrified of being touched by men. I developed an eating disorder. I began cutting myself. That torment was made worse by Hollywood. All but a precious few (my heroes) turned a blind eye. Most found it easier to accept the ambiguity, to say, “who can say what happened,” to pretend that nothing was wrong. Actors praised him at awards shows. Networks put him on TV. Critics put him in magazines. Each time I saw my abuser’s face — on a poster, on a T-shirt, on television — I could only hide my panic until I found a place to be alone and fall apart.”
Woody Allen has denied the allegations, but his current partner is his ex-wife Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter. That speaks a lot of the man, but let’s give him the benefit of doubt on his birthday. Or should we?
Chanel Iman is a popular American model and a Victoria’s Secret Angel. She was born on December 1, 1990, as Chanel Iman Robinson in Atlanta in the United States. The tall model has also acted in movies like Dope and Mad Families. Her dad Tic Price is a basketball coach and her mother China Robinson is an author.
Udit Narayan was born on December 1, 1955, in Bhardaha, Nepal. The Bollywood playback singer is a legend now, having rendered his voice to several Hindi movies and from other languages. Until recently recognised as actor Aamir Khan’s voice, Udit Narayan continues to enthral us with his soothing voice. His awards include the Padma Bhushan, the Padma Shri, several Filmfare Awards and the National Film Award.
Yes, she is the one from the film Ruthless People that Indians are so familiar with. Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is not only a film and stage actress, comedian and film producer, but also an acclaimed singer-songwriter. Her acted initially in Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway plays, including Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation.
Mumbo Jumbo was born on December 1, 1995, in the UK. In the age of YouTube stars that include comedians, singers and makeup artists, Mumbo Jumbo has a unique YouTube page. The YouTuber has gaming videos on like Mincraft, Hermitcraft, and ServerCraft Survival. Take a look at one of his videos here.
Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to these December borns!