Deaths in Film & TV on December 5

  • 1928 Johannes "Johan" Bakker Sr, Dutch actor and husband of Truus Soete, dies at 61
  • 1940 Wilfred Lucas, Canadian actor (Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford), dies at 69
  • 1953 Jorge Negrete [Moreno], Mexican singer and actor (The Rebel, La madrina del diablo), dies of hepatitis at 42
  • 1955 Paul Harvey, American actor (Spellbound, Calamity Jane, Heldorado, Jamboree), dies at 73
  • 1964 Remy Angenot, Flemish actor ( Met den helm geboren, Patriot, Idiot), dies at 70
  • 1968 Fred Clark, American actor (Zotz, Auntie Mame), dies of liver ailment at 54
  • 1971 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), dies at 83
  • 1974 Henry Wadsworth, American actor (The Thin Man, Applause, Fast & Loose), dies at 77
  • 1974 Pietro Germi, Italian actor, writer and director (Divorce Italian Style, The Facts of Murder), dies from hepatitis at 60
  • 1975 Jimmy Nervo, actor (Frozen Limits), dies
  • 1983 Robert Aldrich, American director and producer (The Dirty Dozen, Last Sunset), dies at 65
  • 1991 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), dies at 70
  • 1995 Robert Parrish, film director editor/actor (Casino Royale), dies at 79
  • 2008 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), dies from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • 2008 Beverly Garland [Fessenden], American actress (My Three Sons, Scarecrow and Mrs. King), dies at 82
  • 2009 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), dies at 78
  • 2010 Don Meredith, American football player and broadcaster (b. 1938)
  • 2010 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • 2015 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • 2016 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 2017 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," dies from lung cancer at 74