Deaths in Film & TV on December 21

  • 1937 Ted Healy [Ernest Nash], American vaudeville, stage, and screen actor, comedian (Mad Love, San Francisco, Soup to Nuts), and developer of the Three Stooges, dies from complications of alcoholism at 41
  • 1958 H. B. Warner, British actor (Sunset Boulevard, The King of Kings), dies at 83
  • 1962 Syd Saylor [Leo Sailor], American silent and sound screen character actor (Arizona Days; The Three Mesquiteers), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1967 Stuart "Stu" Erwin, American actor (The Stu Erwin Show), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1974 Richard Long, American actor (Prof-Nanny and the Professor), dies at 47
  • 1983 Rod Cameron [Nathan Roderick Cox], Canadian actor (City Detective, State Trooper, Trigger Trail), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1985 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese film actor (Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 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 81
  • 1992 Stella Adler, American actress (Love on Toast; My Girl Tisa), and teacher ( Stella Adler Studio of Acting), dies at 91
  • 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
  • 2010 David Hennessy [Lord Windlesham], British politician (C) (Leader of the House of Lords 1973-4) and TV executive, dies at 78
  • 2013 David Coleman, British sports commentator (BBC 1954-2000), dies at 87
  • 2014 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), dies at 82
  • 2017 Richard "Dick" Enberg, American sportscaster (NBC, CBS, ESPN), dies of a heart attack at 82