Deaths in Film & TV on December 14

  • 1928 Theodore Roberts, American actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), dies at 77
  • 1945 Forrester Harvey, Irish actor (Rebecca, Tarzan, Chump at Oxford), dies at 61
  • 1951 Coretté Alefred [Hardy], American-Russian-Soviet jazz, spiritual and pop lyrical and dramatic soprano, dancer, and actress, dies at 70
  • 1955 Dorothy Bernard, American stage, silent and sound screen actress (Life With Father - "Margaret"), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 1960 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), dies of leukemia at 63
  • 1964 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), dies from lobar pneumonia at 58
  • 1966 Emma Dunn, British-American stage, silent and sound film actress (Dr. Monica; Dr. Kildare (films); Hideaway), dies at 91
  • 1966 Richard Whorf, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Keeper of Flame), and director (It Happened In Brooklyn), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1966 Verna Felton, American actress (Hilda-December Bride), dies at 76
  • 1967 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer & film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1975 Arthur Treacher, British character actor (The Little Princess; Thank You, Jeeves), TV announcer/sidekick (The Merv Griffin Show, 1965-70), and fish and chips restaurant namesake, dies of cardiovascular disease at 81
  • 1987 Clinton Sundberg, American actor (Belle of NY, Easter Parade), dies at 84
  • 1988 Evald Schorm, Czech film director (Courage for Every Day), dies at 56
  • 1989 Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor & stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), dies of a stroke at 70
  • 1990 Hope Sansberry, American actress (Rats are Coming), dies at 94
  • 1991 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), dies of emphysema at 77
  • 1991 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83

Myrna LoyMyrna Loy (1905-1993)

American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), dies at 88

  • 1996 Norman Hackforth, British musician & radio broadcaster (Noel Coward; Twenty Questions), dies at 88
  • 1997 Stubby Kaye [Bernard Solomon Kotzin], American actor (Guys & Dolls; Lil' Abner;, Cat Ballou), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 1998 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), dies of bone marrow cancer at 74
  • 2002 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor & singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), dies at 78
  • 2003 Jeanne Crain, American actress (Man Without a Star, Pinky), dies at 78
  • 2004 Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor & politician (2004 presidential candidate), dies at 65
  • 2005 Trevanian [Rodney William Whitaker], American film scholar & author, dies at 74
  • 2006 Mike Evans, American actor (All In The Family & The Jeffersons - "Lionel"), dies of throat cancer at 57
  • 2010 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), dies rom complications from a broken hip at 90
  • 2012 Kenneth Kendall, British broadcaster (BBC News, Treasure Hunt), dies from a stroke at 88

Peter O'ToolePeter O'Toole (1932-2013)

Irish actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 81

  • 2014 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), dies at 90
  • 2019 Anna Karina, Danish French 'New Wave' actress (Alphaville), dies at 79
  • 2019 Randy Colley (Moondog Rex), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), dies after undergoing amputation of his right leg at 69
  • 2021 Jethro [Geoffrey Rowe], British stand-up comedian (This Train Don't Stop Camborne Wednesdays), dies of lymphoma complicated by Covid-19 at 73