Famous Deaths in December 1992

  • Dec 2 Gary Mascaro, choreographer, dies at 43
  • Dec 2 Loek Elfferich, Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), die
  • Dec 3 Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
  • Dec 3 Luis Alcoriza, actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema
  • Dec 3 Nureddin Al-Atassi, president of Syria (1966-70), dies
  • Dec 5 Hilary Tindall, dies of cancer at 54
  • Dec 5 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • Dec 6 Hank Worden, actor (Red River), dies of natural causes at 91
  • Dec 6 Percy Herbert, actor (Capt Apache), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Dec 7 Maurice Coutinho, writer/translator (Silent Struggle), dies at 79
  • Dec 7 Ruth Corbett Thom, dies after long illness at 78
  • Dec 7 Vincent Gardenia, actor (Moonstruck, LA Law), dies at 71
  • Dec 8 William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
  • Dec 9 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Dec 9 Vincent Gardenia, actor (All in the Family, LA Law), dies at 71
  • Dec 10 Carlomagno Andrade, Equadorian general, dies
  • Dec 10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • Dec 11 Michael Robbins, actor (Lunch Hour, On the Buses), dies at 62
  • Dec 12 Bernard CJ Lievegoed, Dutch anthroposopher (Free College), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Jasu Patel, cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies
  • Dec 12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • Dec 13 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestra leader (duivelswiel), dies
  • Dec 13 K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)
  • Dec 13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (b. 1899)
  • Dec 16 Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, Dutch writer (Snow White), dies at 80
  • Dec 16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Dec 17 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Dec 18 Mark Goodson, TV game show producer (Goodson-Toddman), dies at 77
  • Dec 18 Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Albert King, US blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71
  • Dec 21 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87
  • Dec 21 Stella Adler, US actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90
  • Dec 21 Sybil Andrews, English/Canada painter, dies at 94
  • Dec 22 Frederick W Franz, CEO (Watch Tower), dies at 99
  • Dec 23 Cyril Walters, cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies
  • Dec 23 Eddie Hazel, US pop guitarist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), dies at 42
  • Dec 24 Abdulkadir Widjojoatmodjo, Java diplomat, dies
  • Dec 24 Pierre Culliford [Peyo], Belgian cartoonist, dies of heart attack at 64
  • Dec 25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Garrison H Davidson, US lt-gen commandant (West Point), dies
  • Dec 25 Helen B M Fennell Joseph, English/South Afr anti-apartheid, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77
  • Dec 25 Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies
  • Dec 26 Bert [Lambertus H] Voeten, Dutch poet (Antipodes), dies at 74
  • Dec 26 Constance Carpenter, actress (2 Worlds), dies of stroke at 87
  • Dec 26 John G Kemeny, US computer pioneer (BASIC), dies
  • Dec 26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • Dec 27 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • Dec 27 Jan Peeters, Dutch watercolorist/monument artist, dies
  • Dec 27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • Dec 28 Mort Greene, US songwriter (My Grandfather's Clock), dies at 80
  • Dec 29 LH Ruitenberg, vicar/editor in chief (Reform Netherlands), dies at 87
  • Dec 29 Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
  • Dec 30 Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
  • Dec 30 Ling-Ling, 1st panda China gave US, dies at 23