Famous Deaths in December 1990

  • Dec 1 Jan H de Groot, Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies

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Dec 1 Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian diplomat and politician, dies at 90

Indian Politician and Diplomat Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Politician and Diplomat
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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Dec 2 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • Dec 2 Robert Cummings, actor (Love that Bob), dies of kidney failure at 82
  • Dec 3 Gavin Reed, actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59
  • Dec 4 Edward Binns, US actor (12 Angry One), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Dec 5 Steven Shaw, dies at 25

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Dec 6 Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's founding father, 1st Prime Minister of Malaya (1957-63) and Malaysia (1963-70), dies at 87

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Dec 7 Delecta "Dee" Clark, US singer (Raindrops), dies at 52
  • Dec 7 Horst Bienek, writer, dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Joan Bennett, US actress (House Across the Bay), dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (b. 1904)
  • Dec 7 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Martin Ritt, US, director/actor (Norma Rae), dies at 70
  • Dec 8 Pony Sherrell Metcalf, NY, singer, dies of heart attack
  • Dec 9 Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Armand Hammer, CEO (Occidental Petroleum), dies at 92
  • Dec 11 Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92

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Dec 13 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Dec 13 Friedrich Dörrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
  • Dec 14 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss writer, dies of heart failure at 69
  • Dec 14 Hope Sansberry, actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94
  • Dec 14 Johannes von Thurn und Taxis, prince in Germany, dies at 64
  • Dec 15 Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies
  • Dec 15 Jean Paige, actress (Capt Blood, Black Beauty), dies
  • Dec 16 Douglas Campbell, American pilot (b. 1896)
  • Dec 17 Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • Dec 17 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Neth actress (Pleasant Settled), dies at 79
  • Dec 18 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Dec 18 Paul Tortelier, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 19 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • Dec 21 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)
  • Dec 22 Cecil Effinger, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 22 Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
  • Dec 23 Frank King, cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies
  • Dec 24 Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian author (b. 1922)
  • Dec 25 Marguerite N Wittenberg, entertainer, dies of cancer at 77
  • Dec 26 Nancy Cruznan, accident victim/right-to-die case, dies at 33
  • Dec 28 Ed van der Elsken, Dutch photographer (Sweet Life), dies at 65
  • Dec 28 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 46
  • Dec 28 Lucas Polhaupessy, Moluccan leader, dies
  • Dec 31 Dalton Cathey, dies of AIDS at 44
  • Dec 31 George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies
  • Dec 31 Vasily Grigoryevich Lazarev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A), dies at 62