Deaths in Film & TV on December 27

  • 1930 William Courtleigh, Canadian actor (The Birth of Character, Ashes, The Nightingale), dies at 63
  • 1957 Alan Bridge, actor (Hail the Conquering Hero), dies at 66
  • 1974 Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), dies at 76
  • 1978 Bob de Lange [Jacob Bernard de Lange], Dutch actor and director (Daniel), dies at 62
  • 1981 (Hoagland) "Hoagy" Carmichael, American composer, singer ("In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"; "Stardust"; "Two Sleepy People"), dies at 82
  • 1987 Priscilla Dean, actress (Outside the Law), dies of injuries at 91
  • 1988 Fox Harris, actor (Alienator, Warlords, Sid & Nancy), dies
  • 1990 Helene Stanley, American actress (Carnival Story, Roar of the Crowd),and live-action model for Disney animators (Cinderealla; Sleeping Beauty), dies at 61
  • 1991 John Morgan Evans, actor, dies after lengthy illness at 49
  • 1992 Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75
  • 1995 Jeremy John Beadle, British critic, writer and broadcaster, dies of AIDS at 39
  • 1995 Peter Refn, Danish journalist/director (Violets are Blue), dies at 54
  • 2002 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2003 Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley and Chairman of the Board of Governors of BBC (1986-96), dies at 83
  • 2007 Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2015 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93

Carrie Fisher

2016 Carrie Fisher, American actress (Princess Leia in Star Wars, When Harry Met Sally...) and writer (Postcards from the Edge), dies at 60 four days after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles

  • 2019 (Beryl) "Jack" Sheldon, American jazz trumpeter (Merv Griffin), singer (Schoolhouse Rock), and actor (Run Buddy Run), dies at 88