On This Day

Deaths in Film & TV on December 2

  • 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, comedian (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49
  • 1985 Alex Courtney, actor (Sword of Justice), dies

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1986 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), dies of lung cancer at 69

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  • 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
  • 2003 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), dies at 80
  • 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