On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in December 2009

  • Dec 1 Ramses Shaffy, Dutch singer and cabaret actor (Zaak MP, Liefdesbekentenissen), dies at 76
  • Dec 1 Éva Szörényi, Hungarian actress and freedom activist for Hungary, dies at 92
  • Dec 2 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • Dec 3 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • Dec 4 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • Dec 5 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), dies at 78
  • Dec 7 Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
  • Dec 9 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • Dec 16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)

Person of interestJennifer Jones

Dec 17 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • Dec 17 Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)
  • Dec 18 Connie Hines, American actress (Mister Ed), dies of heart problems at 78
  • Dec 19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • Dec 20 Brittany Murphy, American actress (Drop Dead Gorgeous), dies at 32
  • Dec 20 Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
  • Dec 20 Mairoon Ali, Trinidadian comedienne and actress (b. 1954)
  • Dec 29 "Dr. Death" Steve Williams, American former professional wrestler and football player (b. 1960)