On This Day

Deaths in Film & Television in December 2013

  • Dec 1 Martin Sharp, Australian cartoonist, album cover artist songwriter (Cream), and filmmaker, dies of emphysema at 71
  • Dec 7 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter (La Cage aux Folles), dies a respiratory insufficiency at 85
  • Dec 8 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • Dec 9 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • Dec 10 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79
  • Dec 12 Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), dies from a stroke at 95
  • Dec 12 Tom Laughlin, American actor and director (Billy Jack), dies of complications from pneumonia at 82

Peter O'Toole

Dec 14 Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 81

Joan Fontaine

Dec 15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • Dec 21 David Coleman, British sports commentator (worked for the BBC for 46 years), dies at 87
  • Dec 29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), dies from cancer at 81
  • Dec 31 John Fortune [John C. Wood], English satirist and comedian (Bremner, Bird and Fortune), dies at 74
  • Dec 31 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68