Deaths in Film & TV on December 16

  • 1935 Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30
  • 1960 Anna Luther, silent screen actress (Sinners in Silk), dies at 63
  • 1977 Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (b. 1934)
  • 1989 Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • 1989 Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • 1989 Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), dies at 59
  • 1991 Fred Scott, American vocalist and actor (Melody of the Plains, Vincent Lopez), dies at 89
  • 1993 Moses Gunn, American actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft) who co-founded the Negro Ensemble Company (The Blacks, The Poison Tree), dies of asthma at 64
  • 1997 Richard Warwick, actor (Johnny Dangerously, Sebastine, If), dies at 52
  • 2005 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)
  • 2005 John Spencer, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2006 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1940)
  • 2011 Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur), dies of esophageal cancer at 75
  • 2011 Daniel "Dan" Frazer, American actor (Kojak, Take the Money and Run), dies from cardiac arrest at 90
  • 2011 Robert Easton [Burke], American actor referred to as "The Man of a Thousand Voices" (Someone Up There Likes Me), dies at 81