Deaths in Film & TV on December 25

  • 1940 Agnes Ayres, actress (Johnny Belinda, Sheik), dies at 42
  • 1946 W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • 1964 Cheerio Meredith, actress (One Happy Family), dies at 74
  • 1976 Frankie Darro, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men), dies at 58

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1977 Charlie Chaplin, British actor and comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88

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  • 1979 Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 1979 Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), dies at 64
  • 1980 Fred Emney, British actor (Let the People Sing, Adventures of a Private Eye, Lilac Domino), dies at 80
  • 1991 Curt Bois, actor (Great Waltz, Boat is Full), dies at 90
  • 1991 Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
  • 1995 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), dies at 78
  • 1996 Derek Prouse, writer actor and director (Le Scandale), dies at 74
  • 1996 Jon Benet Ramsey, Colo child beauty queen, murdered at 6
  • 1997 Denver Pyle, actor (Dukes of Hazzard), dies at 77
  • 1999 Peter Jeffrey, English actor (b. 1929)
  • 2002 William T. Orr, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • 2008 Eartha Kitt, American actress and singer (Santa Baby), dies at 81