On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in December 2010

  • Dec 2 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • Dec 5 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • Dec 5 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • Dec 7 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), dies at 82
  • Dec 14 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), dies rom complications from a broken hip at 90
  • Dec 15 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies at 88
  • Dec 20 Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
  • Dec 22 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
  • Dec 28 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89
  • Dec 29 Bill Erwin, American actor (b. 1914)
  • Dec 30 Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)