Deaths in Film & TV on December 10

  • 1875 Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
  • 1959 Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40
  • 1968 Patsy Moran, actress (Children of the Wild), dies at 65
  • 1973 Earle Foxe, actor (Dance Fools Dance), dies at 81
  • 1974 Paul Richards, American actor (Dr Thompson-Breaking Point), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1978 Ed Wood, American filmmaker and director (Plan 9 from Outer Space), dies of heart failure at 54
  • 1979 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
  • 1981 John Kieran, TV host (Information Please), dies at 89
  • 1982 Freeman "Amos" Gosden, US radio actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 83
  • 1982 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • 1982 Freeman Gosden, American writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show, Calvin and the Colonel), dies at 83
  • 1983 Dorothy Cummings, actress (Dancing Mothers), dies at 84
  • 1983 Patrick O'Moore, actor (Jungle Gents), dies at 74
  • 1986 Susan Cabot-Roman, actress (Sorority Girl, Carnival Rock), dies
  • 1988 Dick Clair, comedian (Clair & McMahon, Facts of Life), dies of AIDS
  • 1993 Maroun Bagdadi, director/writer (Little Wars, Veiled Man), dies at 42
  • 1996 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns), commits suicide at 34
  • 1997 Jake Carey, American actor (Rock Rock Rock!, Go, Johnny, Go!), dies at 71
  • 1999 Shirley Hemphill, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2000 Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
  • 2001 Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1911)

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2005 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), dies aged 65

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
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Richard Pryor
  • 2013 Rossana Podestà, Italian actress, dies at 79