Famous Deaths in December 1957

  • Dec 2 Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Dec 2 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • Dec 3 Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher, dies at 81
  • Dec 6 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76
  • Dec 8 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), dies at 55
  • Dec 9 Carswell Adams, sportscaster (Your Sports Special), dies
  • Dec 12 Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 17 Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64
  • Dec 19 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
  • Dec 21 Eric Coates, composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
  • Dec 25 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr, US landscape architect and advocate for wildlife conservation, dies at 87
  • Dec 26 Artur Malawski, composer, dies at 53
  • Dec 27 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66
  • Dec 29 Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), dies at 67