Deaths in Film & TV on December 31

  • 1945 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), dies at 40
  • 1946 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, dies at 89
  • 1960 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Trees die Upright), dies at 69
  • 1966 Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native American actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75
  • 1969 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), dies at 69
  • 1971 Peter Deuel, actor (Gidget, Love on a Rooftop), commits suicide at 31
  • 1971 Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940)
  • 1971 Marin Sais, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1977 Nora Marlowe, actress (Sara-Gov & JJ), dies at 62
  • 1983 Frank Link, actor (Burns & Schreiber Comedy Show), dies at 46
  • 1985 Rick Nelson, singer/actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 45
  • 1986 Lloyd Haynes, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222), dies at 54
  • 1990 Dalton Cathey, American actor dies of AIDS at 44
  • 1993 Arthur Dreifuss, director and producer (Murder in Amsterdam), dies at 85
  • 1994 Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Story of Ruth), dies at 83

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1994 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80

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  • 1996 David Sinclair, actor (Love & Hate), dies at 62
  • 1997 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), dies at 96
  • 2001 Eileen Heckart, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Bill Idelson, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007 Kathryn Ish, American actress (b. 1936)
  • 2007 Markku Peltola, Finnish actor and musician (b. 1956)
  • 2013 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • 2015 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82
  • 2015 Beth Howland, American actress (Vera - Alice, Company), dies at 74