Famous Deaths in December 2000

  • 3rd Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • 3rd Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 6th Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 80
  • 7th Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
  • 10th Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
  • 11th Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • 11th David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 12th George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 18th Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • 18th Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), dies at 85
  • 18th Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • 19th Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 19th Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 19th John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 19th Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 20th Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
  • 23rd Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 23rd Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • 23rd Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 24th John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
  • 24th Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • 25th Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939
  • 25th Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 26th Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 30th Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 31st Alan Cranston, American politician (b. 1914)
  • 31st José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)