Deaths in Film & TV on December 24

  • 1955 Nana Bryant, actress (Mrs Nestor - Our Miss Brooks), dies at 67
  • 1957 Norma Talmadge, US actress (Within the Law, Sign on Bay), dies at 60
  • 1972 Melville Ruick, American actor (Sun Valley Serenade, City Hospital), dies at 74
  • 1974 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress actress (Duel in the Sun, Good Earth), dies at 70
  • 1976 Victor Stanitsin, actor (War & Peace, Jubilee), dies at 79
  • 1980 Siggie Nordstrom, model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer of The Nordstrom Sisters (b. 1893)
  • 1984 Ian Hendry, British actor (The Avengers, The Lotus Eaters), dies of a stomach haemorrhage at 53
  • 1984 Peter Lawford, British actor, producer and socialite (Mrs Miniver, Thin Man), dies of cardiac arrest at 61
  • 1994 Julie Haydon, [Donella Donaldson], US actress (Scoundrel), dies at 84
  • 1994 Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), dies of a neural virus at 78
  • 1997 James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), dies at 67

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1997 Toshiro Mifune, Japanese writer and actor (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Shogun), dies at 77

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
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Toshiro Mifune
  • 2005 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", dies at 83
  • 2006 Kenneth Sivertsen, Norwegian singer, poet and comedian (b. 1961)
  • 2012 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2012 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), dies at 90
  • 2017 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music, Piranha), dies of cancer at 68