Deaths in Film & Television in December 1997

  • Dec 2 Shirley Crabtree, British professional wrestler (b. 1930)
  • Dec 4 Richard Vernon, British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72
  • Dec 6 Alan Mouncer, film director/producer, dies at 68
  • Dec 9 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), dies at 71
  • Dec 14 Stubby Kaye, actor (Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity), dies at 79
  • Dec 16 Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), dies at 52
  • Dec 18 Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33
  • Dec 20 Dawn Steel, American filmmaker, 1st woman to head Hollywood studio, dies of cancer at 51
  • Dec 21 Juzo Itami, film director/actor (Lord Jim, Yuuguremade), dies at 64
  • Dec 23 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist, dies at 39

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Dec 24 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (Shogun), dies at 77

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  • Dec 25 Denver Pyle, actor (Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 77
  • Dec 28 Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian, dies at 68
  • Dec 31 Lillian Billie Dove Bohney, actress, dies at 96