Deaths in Film & TV on December 13

  • 1940 George Regas, Greek actor (The Mark of Zorro), dies at 50
  • 1944 Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
  • 1958 Tim Moore, American actor (Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 71
  • 1963 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1966 Charles Watts, actor (Lone Ranger & Lost City of Gold), dies of cancer
  • 1969 Spencer Williams, American director, writer and actor (The Amos 'n' Andy Show), dies at 76
  • 1974 Rufus "Rufe" Davis, American actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), dies at 66
  • 1975 Cyril Delevanti, British actor (Soylent Green, The Night of the Iguana), dies at 88
  • 1979 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), dies at 64
  • 1981 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75
  • 1983 Leora Dana, US actress (3:10 to Yuma, Pollyanna), dies at 60
  • 1986 Heather Angel, actress (Lifeboat, Daniel Boone), dies at 77
  • 1994 Norman Beaton, Guyanese actor (Eureka, Black Joy, Mighty Quinn), dies at 60
  • 1996 Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster, dies at 76
  • 2007 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2016 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), dies at 69