Famous Deaths in December 2000

  • Dec 3 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • Dec 3 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • Dec 4 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, dies at 79
  • Dec 6 Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 80
  • Dec 7 Vladimir Gotovac, Croatian poet and politician (b. 1930)
  • Dec 10 Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
  • Dec 11 Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)
  • Dec 11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • Dec 18 Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • Dec 18 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), dies at 85
  • Dec 18 Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)
  • Dec 19 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • Dec 19 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • Dec 19 John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • Dec 19 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • Dec 20 Mirza Ghulam Hafiz, Bangladesh statesman, politician, and philanthropist (b. 1920)
  • Dec 23 Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Dec 23 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • Dec 23 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • Dec 24 John Cooper, English race car designer (b. 1923)
  • Dec 24 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • Dec 25 Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer and footballer (b. 1939
  • Dec 25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Dec 26 Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Dec 26 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 30 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • Dec 31 Alan Cranston, American politician (b. 1914)
  • Dec 31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)