Deaths in Film & TV on December 21

  • 1937 Ted Healy [Ernest Lee Nash], American actor and comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), dies from acute toxic nephritis at 41
  • 1955 Dorothy Bernard, actress (Margaret-Life With Father), dies at 65
  • 1958 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), dies at 83
  • 1967 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1974 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), dies at 47
  • 1981 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1983 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1987 Robert Paige, American actor, TV newscaster and political correspondent (Son of Dracula, Pardon My Sarong, Colgate Comedy Hour), dies 77
  • 1988 Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), dies of Emphysema at 60
  • 1992 Stella Adler, US actress (Love on Toast), dies at 90
  • 1994 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
  • 1997 Juzo Itami, film director/actor (Lord Jim, Yuuguremade), dies at 64
  • 1998 Roger Avon, British actor (Doctor Who, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.), dies at 84
  • 1999 John Arnatt, British actor (A Challenge for Robin Hood, Circumstantial Evidence), dies at 82
  • 2005 Myron Healey, American actor (The Lone Ranger, Wyatt Earp), dies of ill health at 82
  • 2014 Billie Whitelaw, English actress, dies at 82
  • 2017 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82