Deaths in Film & TV on December 29

  • 1953 Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887)
  • 1970 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, dies at 61
  • 1971 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), dies of stomach ailment at 87
  • 1980 Roy Engle, American writer and actor (The Man from Planet X, The Wild Wild West, My Favorite Martian), dies from meningitis at 67
  • 1982 Sol C Siegel, American film producer (A Letter To Three Wives, High Society, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies of a heart attack at 79

Andrei TarkovskyAndrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986)

Soviet filmmaker and director (Andrei Rublev: Mirror; Stalker), dies at 54

  • 1991 Julia McCarthy, Scottish actress (London Belongs To Me), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1992 Vivienne Segal, American actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95
  • 1993 Frunzik [Mher Mkrtchyan], Armenian actor (Mimino, Kidnapping, Caucasian Style), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1994 Frank Thring, Australian actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur), dies at 68

Lita GreyLita Grey (1908-1995)

American actress and second wife of Charlie Chaplin, dies of cancer at 87

  • 1998 Donald "Don" Taylor, American director and actor (Father's Little Dividend, Escape from the Planet of the Apes), dies of hear failure at 78
  • 1998 Jeanne Stern, German screenwriter (The Condemned Village), dies at 90
  • 2003 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
  • 2003 Dinsdale Landen, British actor (The Mask of Janus), dies at 71
  • 2003 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • 2004 Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947)
  • 2009 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, dies of throat cancer at 49
  • 2010 Bill Erwin, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2012 Jean Topart, French voice and film actor regarded as "one of the inimitable voices of French cinema" (Fantastic Planet), dies at 90
  • 2013 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical (Missa Pro Pace), and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Pianist), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2017 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), dies at 92