Deaths in Film & TV on December 17

  • 1917 Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • 1956 Eddie Acuff, actor (Guns of Pecos), dies at 48
  • 1962 Thomas Mitchell, American academy award winning actor (Gone with the Wind, High Noon), dies of bone cancer at 70
  • 1967 Jack Perrin, American actor, dies of heart attack at 71
  • 1975 Frank Sully, actor (Parachute Nurse, Inside the Law), dies at 67
  • 1990 Don Draper, actor (Pepper Agent 00X), dies of AIDS at 61
  • 1990 Mieke Verstraete, Belgian/Neth actress (Pleasant Settled), dies at 79
  • 1992 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1993 Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies of ovarian cancer at 50
  • 1994 Jan Wiegel, director and producer (Uninhabitable Country), dies at 64
  • 1999 Rex Allen, American actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2002 James Hazeldine, English actor (b. 1947)
  • 2003 Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005 Marc Favreau, French-Canadian humourist, dies at 76

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2009 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • 2009 Dan O'Bannon, Screenwriter, after a short illness (b.1943)