Deaths in Film & Television in December 1974

  • Dec 4 Lee Kinsolving, actor (Explosive Generation), dies at 36
  • Dec 5 Henry Wadsworth, American actor (The Thin Man, Applause, Fast & Loose), dies at 77
  • Dec 5 Pietro Germi, actor and director (Serafino, Climax), dies at 60
  • Dec 10 Paul Richards, American actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies of cancer at 50
  • Dec 11 Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
  • Dec 13 Rufus "Rufe" Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born screenwriter and film producer (b. 1902)
  • Dec 21 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), dies at 47
  • Dec 22 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), dies at 74
  • Dec 24 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
  • Dec 26 Jack Benny, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 80
  • Dec 26 Farid al-Atrash, Arab composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor (b. 1915)
  • Dec 27 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), dies at 76