Famous Deaths in December 1991

  • Dec 1 Byron Webster, actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58
  • Dec 1 George Joseph Stigler, US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80
  • Dec 3 Alex Graham, British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies
  • Dec 3 Casey Walters, actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75
  • Dec 5 Aad Mansfield, soccer player/trainer (ADO/Feyenoord/FC Utrecht), dies
  • Dec 5 Jill Browne, dies at 54
  • Dec 5 Richard Speck, mass murderer, dies a day before his 50th birthday
  • Dec 5 Robert Karvelas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Dec 6 Ann Sorg Coston, actress (Anna-Aldrich Family), dies at 62
  • Dec 6 Headman Tshabalala, South African singer (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), shot and killed at 44
  • Dec 7 Michael Taylor, Male Model (b. 1913)
  • Dec 8 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
  • Dec 8 Kimberly Bergalis, got AIDS from health care worker, dies at 23
  • Dec 10 Berenice Abbott, US photographer, dies at 93
  • Dec 10 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • Dec 11 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies
  • Dec 11 Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71
  • Dec 11 Robert Q Lewis, US comic/TV panel member (RQL Show), dies at 70
  • Dec 12 Eleanor Boardman, actor (Crowd), dies in at 93
  • Dec 12 Ken Keltner, US baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 75
  • Dec 12 Lex Karsemeijer, Dutch tenor/choral dir (Sweet 16, Pro Musica), dies
  • Dec 13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • Dec 14 John Arlott, cricketer (the greatest of cricket commentators), dies
  • Dec 14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • Dec 15 Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Fred D Scott, actor (2 Gun Troubador), dies
  • Dec 17 John Blatnik, (Rep-Minnesota, 1947-75), dies at 80
  • Dec 18 June Storey, actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • Dec 18 George Abecassis, English Formula 1 driver (b. 1913)
  • Dec 19 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
  • Dec 19 Paul Maxwell, actor (City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • Dec 20 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies
  • Dec 20 Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies
  • Dec 20 Helene Heigh, actress (Undercover Woman, Teen Age Thunder), dies at 86
  • Dec 20 Sam Rabin, speaker of house, dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Stephen Birnbaum, US tourism writer, dies at 54
  • Dec 20 Thomas Newman, actor/composer (Cape Fear), dies of heart attack at 60
  • Dec 20 Walter Chiari, actor (Girl Under Sheet), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Dec 20 Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
  • Dec 20 Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (b. 1942)
  • Dec 22 Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 91
  • Dec 23 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73
  • Dec 23 Rosa Jackson Lumpkin, among the oldest people in the world, dies at 115
  • Dec 24 Walter Hudson, 1,025 lb man, dies at 46
  • Dec 25 Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
  • Dec 25 Mahmood Hussain, cricketer (27 Tests for Pakistan, 68 wickets), dies
  • Dec 25 Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Sal Provenza, entertainer, dies of lymphoma at 45
  • Dec 26 Dehl Berti, actor (John Taylor-Guns of Paradise), dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Sam Cresson, dies at 73
  • Dec 27 Edward M Love, choreographer/dancer, dies of AIDS at 43
  • Dec 27 John Morgan Evans, actor, dies after lengthy illness at 49
  • Dec 27 W Hudson, US "strongest man to the world" (540 kg), dies
  • Dec 28 Cassandra Harris, actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
  • Dec 28 Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure
  • Dec 29 Julia McCarthy, dies of cancer at 64