Deaths in Film & TV on December 23

  • 1959 Lester Lonergan Jr, actor (Growing Paynes), dies at 65
  • 1962 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), dies at 76
  • 1966 Robert Keith [Rolland Keith Richey], American actor (Guys and Dolls, The Wild One, Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One), dies at 68
  • 1967 Karen Verne, actress (Ships of Fools, Underground), dies at 49
  • 1969 Donald Foster, American actor (Hazel, Lord Love A Duck), dies after long illness at 80
  • 1970 Charlie Ruggles, American actor (Bringing Up Baby, The Patchwork Girl of Oz), dies at 84
  • 1976 Frank Forest, actor (Big Broadcast of 1937, Champagne Waltz), dies
  • 1982 Jack Webb, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1991 Byron Q Griffith, producer/actor, dies at 73
  • 1993 Gertrude "Trudi" Duby Blom, actress, shot to death at about 92
  • 1994 Nora Dunfree, US actress (Grass Harp), dies at 78
  • 1994 Sebastian Shaw, British actor, director, playwright and poet (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste), dies of natural causes at 89
  • 1994 Nora Dunfee, American actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil), dies at 78
  • 1995 Patric Reginald Lawrence Knowles, actor (Chisum, Mutiny), dies at 84
  • 1997 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist, dies at 39
  • 2000 Billy Barty, American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), dies at 76
  • 2000 Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)
  • 2000 Noor Jehan, Indian singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 2006 Charlie Drake, English comedian (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Michael Kidd, American film and stage choreographer (b. 1915)
  • 2011 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies of complications from a ruptured aneurysm at 87