On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in December 2001

  • Dec 1 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • Dec 7 Pauline Moore [Joless Love], American actress (Colorado, Young Mr. Lincoln), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 87
  • Dec 10 Ashok Kumar [Dadamoni, Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly], Indian actor (Mahal, Afsana), dies from chronic asthma at 90
  • Dec 12 Jean Richard, French actor (b. 1921)
  • Dec 15 Russ Haas, American professional wrestler, dies of heart attack at 27
  • Dec 18 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), dies at 82
  • Dec 20 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), dies of natural causes at 89
  • Dec 26 Nigel Hawthorne, English actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II), dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), dies of lung cancer at 82