Deaths in Film & TV on December 2

  • 1942 Karen Jønsson née (Pedersen), Danish jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, composer, and actress, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 1953 Reginald "Snowy" Baker, Australian boxer (Olympic silver middleweight 1908), rugby union halfback (2 caps) and actor (The Sword of Valor), dies at 69
  • 1957 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • 1957 Leslie Henson, English comedian and actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey), dies at 66
  • 1963 Sabu [Dastagir], Indian actor (The Thief of Bagdad, Elephant Boy, Drum), dies of a heart attack at 39
  • 1965 Maharajkumar of Vizianagram "Vizzy", Indian cricket batsman, captain, administrator, broadcaster and politician (3 Tests), dies at 59
  • 1976 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65
  • 1982 Marty Feldman, English comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 1983 Fifi D'Orsay [Yvonne Lussier] Canadian-American vaudeville and film actress and singer known as the "French Bombshell" (The Life Jimmy Dolan; Dixie Jamboree), dies from cancer at 79
  • 1985 Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies

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Cuban-American singer ("Babalú"), bandleader, actor (I Love Lucy - "Ricky Riccardo"), and television producer (The Untouchables),r, dies of lung cancer at 69

  • 1990 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), dies of kidney failure at 80
  • 1993 Cal Tinney, American comedian and actor (The Missouri Traveler, Stop Me If You Heard This One), dies at 85
  • 1995 Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
  • 1997 Shirley Crabtree Jr. [Big Daddy], English pro wrestler (record-breaking 64-inch chest), dies from a stroke at 67
  • 1999 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), dies at 88
  • 2000 Gail Fisher, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Mannix - "Peggy"), dies of kidney failure at 65
  • 2003 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), dies at 80
  • 2007 Henry Cele, South African actor (Shaka Zulu), dies at 66
  • 2009 Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)
  • 2010 Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), dies from bladder cancer at 70
  • 2015 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), dies at 76
  • 2020 Pamela Tiffin, American actress (One, Two, Three; Viva Max!), dies at 78 [1]
  • 2020 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), dies from cancer at 79
  • 2020 Warren Berlinger, American actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two), dies at 83