Deaths in Film & Television in December 1996

  • Dec 8 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • Dec 11 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies at 59
  • Dec 13 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster, dies at 88
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, actor (Hunting Party, Koroshi), dies at 78
  • Dec 25 Derek Prouse, writer actor/director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
  • Dec 25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colo child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • Dec 30 Jack Nance, actor (Meatballs 4, Whore, Voodoo), murdered at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, screen actor (Salem's Lot, State Fair), dies at 88
  • Dec 31 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62