Deaths in Film & TV on December 9

  • 1692 William Mountfort, English actor and dramatist, dies at approximately 38
  • 1944 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), dies at 28
  • 1976 Nino Martini, Italian actor (The Gay Desperado, Here's to Romance), dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 1979 Fulton J Sheen, archbishop/religious broadcaster, dies in NYC at 84
  • 1982 Joey Forman, actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53
  • 1983 David Rounds, American actor (Terence-Beacon Hill, Alice, The Blue and The Grey), dies of cancer at 53
  • 1990 Mike Mazurki, Austrian actor (Some Like It Hot, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), dies at 82
  • 1990 Mike Mazurski, wrestler/actor (Centerfold Girls), dies at 80
  • 1992 Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1995 Toni Cade Bambara, filmmaker, dies at 56
  • 1995 Vivian Blaine, American actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), dies of heart failure at 74
  • 1997 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, dies at 91
  • 2004 Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
  • 2009 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • 2013 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2014 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77