Deaths in Film & TV on December 19

  • 1798 Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, publisher (Moniteur Universel), dies at 62
  • 1939 Willem Benoy, Flemish actor and director (The White), dies at 57
  • 1951 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
  • 1957 John W Van Druten, US stage/screenwriter (I Remember Mama), dies at 56
  • 1990 Basil Henson, actor (Change Partners), dies of stroke at 71
  • 1991 Paul Maxwell, Canadian actor (Aliens, City of Fear, Freedom to Die), dies at 70
  • 1996 Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72
  • 1996 Ronald Howard, British actor (Naked Edge, Come September, Murder She Said), dies at 78
  • 1996 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½, La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes, The Pizza Triangle), dies of pancreatic cancer at 72
  • 1999 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor, dies at 85
  • 2003 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 70
  • 2003 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), dies of heart failure at 90
  • 2009 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • 2015 Douglas Dick, American actor and psychologist (Rope, Waterfront), dies at 95