Deaths in Film & TV on December 28

  • 1938 Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
  • 1962 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887)
  • 1969 Henry Oscar, English stage and film actor (Saint in London), dies at 78
  • 1981 (Joseph Aloysius) "Allan" Dwan, Canadian-American screenwriter and film director (Robin Hood; Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms; Sands Of Iwo Jima), dies at 96
  • 1983 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
  • 1984 Sam Peckinpah, American film director (The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1990 Kiel Martin, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. LaRue"), dies of cancer at 46
  • 1991 Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (For Your Eyes Only), dies of cancer at 39
  • 1991 Jacques Aubuchon, actor (Hoax, Thunder Road), dies of heart failure
  • 1993 Alfonso Balcazar, Spanish film director, dies at 67
  • 1993 Howard Caine [Cohen], American actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 67
  • 1997 Ronald Clive Williams, Welsh actor and comedian (Twin Town), dies at 68
  • 1999 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 85
  • 2004 Jerry Orbach, American actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing), dies at 69
  • 2010 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89 [1]
  • 2016 (Mary Frances) "Debbie" Reynolds, American actress and singer (Singin' In The Rain -"Kathy Selden"; The Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies of a stroke at 84 one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away
  • 2017 Rose Marie [Mazzetta], American actress, comedienne and singer (The Dick Van Dyke Show - "Sally"; The Doris Day Show), dies at 94
  • 2018 June Whitfield, English comedian and actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), dies at 93
  • 2019 Fred Graham, American newscaster and journalist (CBS News, Court TV), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88

John MaddenJohn Madden (1936-2021)

American Pro Football HOF coach (Oakland Raiders 1969-78; Super Bowl 1976) and sportscaster (16 x Emmy Award winner; CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC; Madden NFL video games), dies at 85 [1]