Deaths in Film & TV on December 8

  • 1811 Eliza Poe, English-American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Po, dies of tuberculosis at 23 or 24
  • 1954 Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50
  • 1957 Reginald Sheffield, British actor (Suspicion, Of Human Bondage, Second Chance), dies at 56
  • 1983 Slim Pickens [Louis Burton Lindley Jr], American rodeo performer and actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), dies following surgery at 64
  • 1984 Luther Adler, American actor (D.O.A., The Desert Fox), dies at 81
  • 1988 Anne Seymour, actress (Misty, Chevy Mystery Show), dies at 79
  • 1990 Martin Ritt, American actor and director (The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), dies at 76
  • 1993 Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
  • 1995 George J Lewis, Mexican-born actor (Don-Zorro), dies at 91
  • 1996 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Ed Harding-Another World), dies at 46
  • 2005 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), dies at 90
  • 2008 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77
  • 2013 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • 2016 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), dies at 87