Famous Deaths in December 1983

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