Famous Deaths in December 1983

  • Dec 1 Mirsky, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 2 Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (South African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
  • Dec 2 Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79
  • Dec 4 Estelle Omens, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays), dies at 55
  • Dec 5 Robert Aldrich, dir/producer (Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • Dec 6 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
  • Dec 7 Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
  • Dec 7 Fanny Cano, Mexican actress (b. 1944)
  • Dec 8 Slim Pickins, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies after brain surgery at 64
  • Dec 9 David Rounds, actor (Terence-Beacon Hill), dies at 53
  • Dec 10 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • Dec 10 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • Dec 11 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • Dec 11 Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, actress (Amityville II, Change of Habit), dies at 60
  • Dec 13 Leora Dana, actress (Sylvie Kosloff-Another World), dies
  • Dec 13 Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)
  • Dec 13 Nichita Stanescu, Romanian poet (b. 1933
  • Dec 16 Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74
  • Dec 17 Erik Christensen, NHL player
  • Dec 21 Rod Cameron, actor (Santa Fe Passage, Stampede), dies at 73
  • Dec 21 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
  • Dec 23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 25 Joan Miro, Spanish surrealist, dies at his home in Majorca at 90
  • Dec 26 Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
  • Dec 27 Walter Scott, rocker, dies
  • Dec 28 Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
  • Dec 28 William Demarest, actor (My 3 Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 91
  • Dec 28 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
  • Dec 31 Bill Hunt, cricketer (Test for Aust, out 0, took 0-25 & 0-14), dies
  • Dec 31 Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46