Deaths in Film & TV on December 18

  • 1779 Jan Punt, Dutch engraver, painter, illustrator and actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68
  • 1968 Joan Tabor, American actress (Teenage Millionaire), dies at 36 after accidentally overdosing on influenza medication
  • 1971 Diana Lynn, American actress (Annapolis Story, Easy Come Easy Go), dies of a stroke at 45
  • 1977 Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), dies at 80
  • 1986 Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies
  • 1990 Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 1991 June Storey, Canadian-born American actress (South of the Border), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1993 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Private Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 1994 Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 71
  • 1994 Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98
  • 1997 Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33
  • 1999 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), dies at 98
  • 2001 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, dies at 74
  • 2007 Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)
  • 2008 Majel Barrett, American actress and producer (Star Trek), and the widow of Gene Roddenberry, dies at 76
  • 2016 Zsa Zsa Gabor [Sari Gabor], Hungarian-born actress (Queen of Outer Space), dies at 99
  • 2016 China Machado, Chinese-born model, 1st non-Caucasian super model, dies at 86