Deaths in Film & TV on December 22

  • 1944 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60
  • 1959 Gilda Gray, actress (Piccadilly), dies of heart attack at 60
  • 1965 Al Ritz [Joaquim], American actor (Gorilla, Hi Ya Chum), dies at 62
  • 1965 Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and broadcaster (b. 1913)
  • 1967 Lee Krieger, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini), dies at 48
  • 1969 Ilse Steppat, actress (Invisible Terror), dies at 52
  • 1973 Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72
  • 1974 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), dies at 74
  • 1979 Darryl F. Zanuck, American film producer and President (20th Century Fox), dies at 77
  • 1987 Alice Terry, [Taaffe], actress (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), dies
  • 1990 Helene Stanley, actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd), dies
  • 1993 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies of cardiac arrest at 76
  • 1995 Butterfly McQueen, actress (Gone With the Wind), dies in a fire at 84
  • 1998 Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)
  • 2010 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)