On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in December 1996

  • Dec 4 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), dies at 84
  • Dec 8 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • Dec 10 Faron Young, American country singer ("Hello Walls"; "It's Four in the Morning"), and actor (Hidden Guns; Daniel Boone, Trailblazer), commits suicide at 64
  • Dec 11 William George Rushton, actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), dies at 59
  • Dec 12 Larry Gates, American actor (Guiding Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Body Snatchers), dies of leukemia at 81
  • Dec 13 Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • Dec 19 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), dies at 78
  • Dec 19 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), dies of pancreatic cancer at 72
  • Dec 25 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • Dec 30 (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), dies at 53
  • Dec 30 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Holiday, Dr Kildare), dies at 88
  • Dec 31 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62
  • Dec 31 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), dies at 83