Deaths in Film & TV on December 30

  • 1943 Hobart Bosworth, American actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), dies at 76
  • 1956 Ruth Draper, American actress and dramatist (The Italian Lesson), dies at 72
  • 1961 Jacobus "Ko" van den Bosch, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned)/dir, dies at 53
  • 1971 Dorothy Comingore [Linda Winters], American actress (Citizen Kane), dies after illness at 58
  • 1971 Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)
  • 1981 Alfie Anido, Filipino model and actor (Temptation Island), dies under mysterious circumstances on his 22nd birthday
  • 1989 Madoline Thomas, actress (Girl in the Canal), dies
  • 1995 Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), dies from respiratory failure at 71
  • 1996 (Marvin John) "Jack" Nance, American stage & screen actor (Eraserhead; Twin Peaks), dies at 53
  • 1996 Lew Ayres, American actor (All Quiet on Western Front; Holiday; Dr. Kildare (films); Johnny Belinda), dies at 88
  • 1998 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), dies of natural causes at 86
  • 2000 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), dies at 91
  • 2002 Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 2003 Anita Mui, Hong Kong Cantopop singer and actress, "Madonna of the East", dies of cancer at 40
  • 2004 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor ("Begin the Beguine"), dies at 94
  • 2008 Dick Green, Canadian actor
  • 2010 Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)

Luise Rainer

2014 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), dies at 104

  • 2014 Patrick Gowers, British choral and film score composer (Viri Galilaei; Hamlet; Smiley's People), dies at 78
  • 2014 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94
  • 2018 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), dies at 95

Dawn Wells

2020 Dawn Wells, American actress (Gilligan's Island -"Mary Ann"), dies of Covid-19 complications at 82 [1]