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2008Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

2012Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92

December 11th Deaths
Date Event
711
Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42 
1121
Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066) 
1226
Robert de Ros, English politician (b. 1177) 
1282
Michael VIII, Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82), dies 
1524
Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake 
1532
Pietro Accolti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1455) 
1573
Alardus/Eilard de Waterlant, duke of Alva, hanged 
1582
Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, marquis of Soria, dies at about 75 
1595
Philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69 
1610
Adam Elsheimer, German painter/cartoonist/etcher, buried at 32 
1610
Forges Dimitri 2, Tsar of Russia, murdered 
1686
Louis II Condé, duke of Bourbon, dies at 65 
1694
Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630) 
1718
Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten 
1737
John Strype, English historian (b. 1643) 
1747
Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675) 
1748
Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55 
1756
Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies 
1757
Colley Cibber, Richard III 
1797
Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722) 
1817
Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34 
1831
John George Schetky, composer, dies at 55 
1840
Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771) 
1847
Moritz Grave von Strachwitz, German poet, dies at 25 
1857
Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer, dies at 73 
1872
Kamehameha V, Hawaiian king (b. 1830) 
1880
Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810) 
1891
Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies 
1892
William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821) 
1899
Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed. 
1901
Lev Ivanov, The Turning Point 
1902
Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68 
1903
Patrick McShane, cricket player/ump (1884-85 Ashes series), dies 
1909
Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855) 
1911
Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92 
1912
James Otis Kaler, Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus 
1918
Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42 
1918
Ivan Cankar, Idealist 
1919
Mrs. E.M. Kimball, The Feast of Life 
1920
Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm 
1925
Frank Wunderlee, A Cheap Vacation 
1930
Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81 
1933
Emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87 
1937
Nikolay Dirin, Moy syn 
1937
Lige Conley, Air Pockets 
1938
May Wallace, County Hospital 
1939
Yukio Aoyama, Who's Your Servant? 
1940
J. Harold Murray, Women Everywhere 
1940
Georgi Filatov, Professor Mamlock 
1941
John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922) 
1941
Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (b. 1856) 
1941
Arvid Ringheim, Dockan eller glödande kärlek 
1942
Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43 
1942
Jochen Klepper, Der Kahn der fröhlichen Leute 
1943
Alan Davis, King of the Underworld 
1944
Tichadel, Les rois de la flotte 
1944
Harry Zech, Hell's Angels 
1944
Antal Matány, Szenzáció 
1945
Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867) 
1949
Moore Marriott, Oh, Mr. Porter! 
1949
Charles Dullin, Quai des Orfèvres 
1950
Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1893) 
1950
Ray Fitzgerald, The Mummy's Curse 
1950
Dewey Robinson, She Done Him Wrong 
1950
Annibale Betrone, Se quell'idiota ci pensasse... 
1951
Fred A. Datig, Skinner's Dress Suit 
1951
Fanny Schreck, Der Herr im Haus 
1951
Ora Devereaux, The Peddler of Lies 
1951
Francisco Rojas González, Roots 
1951
A.W. Newington, My Man Godfrey 
1951
Oskar Krabbe, Verettömät 
1952
R. Ellis Wales, The Penitentes 
1953
Albert Coates, Two Girls and a Sailor 
1954
Leo Menardi, L'avventura di Annabella 
1954
Henry Hall, Sagebrush Trail 
1954
Peter Abriss, Night Life of the Gods 
1955
Franz Adolf Syberg, composer, dies at 51 
1955
Johan C Altorf, sculptor (October 3 Monument), dies at 79 
1955
Elspeth Dudgeon, The Old Dark House 
1956
Kazimierz Szubert, Skarb 
1956
Joe Arado, Lady by Choice 
1957
Musidora, Les vampires 
1957
Emmett J. Scott, The Birth of a Race 
1957
Edward Pfitzenmeier, A Night in a Dormitory 
1958
Robin Morse, Rock All Night 
1959
Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (b. 1900) 
1959
Mary Waller, Experiments in Science 
1959
Joe Dill, Strangers in the Night 
1960
Svend Rindom, Master of the House 
1960
Edward Butcher, Our Little Girl 
1961
Paddy O'Flynn, Unguarded Girls 
1963
Barbara Read, Make Way for Tomorrow 
1963
Gaston Bell, The Third Degree 
1963
Zdzislaw Suwalski, Szczesciarz Antoni 
1963
Anthony Collins, Sunny 
1964
Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76 
1964
Sam Cooke, Clarksdale, Mississippi, US musician ('A Change is Gonna Come') shot to death at 33 
1965
Rafael Hernández, American Pie 2 
1967
Howard Freeman, actor (Double Dynamite), dies after illness in NYC 
1967
Richard Stohr, composer, dies at 93 
1967
Victor De Sabata, composer, dies at 75 
1968
Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59 
1971
Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (b. 1902) 
1972
John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies 
1972
Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66 
1974
Reed Hadley, actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63 
1975
Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908) 
1975
Ralph Biengfang, Stranger Than Fiction 6371: Shampoo Springs 
1975
Lou Maury, Magoo Goes Skiing 
1978
Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901) 
1978
Paul O'Dea, American baseball player (b. 1920) 
1979
Claire Carleton, NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66 
1979
James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904) 
1980
Dorothy West, The House with Closed Shutters 
1980
Sepp Rist, Storm Over Mont Blanc 
1980
Lucius H. Chappell, Operation Petticoat 
1980
Yvonne Legeay, The Imaginary Voyage 
1980
Princess Viktoria Luise von Preußen,  
1980
Viktoria Luise von Preußen,  
1980
Lyne Chardonnet, The Toy 
1980
Milagros de la Vega, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Lamaglia 
1982
Fernando Roca, Our Man in Leotards 
1982
Worthington Miner, The Pawnbroker 
1982
Kelley Roos, A Night to Remember 
1983
Szymon Laks, composer, dies at 82 
1983
Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897) 
1983
Stanley Scheuer, West Side Story 
1983
James Pierce, Tarzan and the Golden Lion 
1983
Richard Walling, Girls 
1984
George Waggner, director/writer, dies at 90 
1984
Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911) 
1984
Robert E. Kent, Don't Knock the Rock 
1984
Krafft A. Ehricke, Spaceflight 
1984
Ragnar Frisk, Asa Nisse in Military Uniform 
1984
George Waggner, The Wolf Man 
1984
Fred Lowery, Stand by Me 
1985
Erich Kleiber, Knife in the Head 
1985
Renata Radojewska, Niedorajda 
1986
Paul Keenan, actor (Summer Fantasy), dies at 30 
1986
Fritz Maurischat, For the First Time 
1986
Astrid Kraa, Unge piger forsvinder i København 
1986
Maurice Askew, Thunderball 
1986
Paul Keenan, Days of Our Lives 
1986
Carlos Ramírez, Anchors Aweigh 
1987
G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (b. 1923) 
1987
Adile Nasit, The Chaos Class 
1987
Wolfram Handel, Nackt unter Wölfen 
1987
Curt W. Franke, Wer bist du? 
1987
Lou Marks, His Fatal Fate 
1987
Hy Mencher, Christmas Evil 
1987
Jascha Heifetz, Schindler's List 
1988
Ellsworth Wright, Go Man Go 
1988
George Leigh, Dial M for Murder 
1988
B. Harrison Orkow, Hell's House 
1989
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895) 
1989
Howard Lang, The Firemaker 
1989
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light 
1989
Lindsay Crosby, The Mechanic 
1990
Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92 
1990
David Turner, How to Make £250,000 
1990
Concha Piquer, [Rec] 2 
1990
Wynn Pearce, The Korean Story 
1991
Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Prof (Swedish Academy), dies 
1991
Daniel Simon Scott, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 71 
1991
Headman Tshabala, musician (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), slain at 44 
1991
Robert Q Lewis, US comic/TV panel member (RQL Show), dies at 70 
1991
Pat Walshe, The Wizard of Oz 
1991
Matthew Rapf, Ben Casey 
1991
Simon Scott, General Hospital 
1991
Mario Tobino, Down the Ancient Stairs 
1991
Jean Rigaux, Le trio infernal 
1991
Robert Q. Lewis, An Affair to Remember 
1991
Artur Lundkvist, Time of Desire 
1991
Carmen Rosales, Inspirasiyon 
1992
Michael Robbins, actor (Lunch Hour, On the Buses), dies at 62 
1992
Vilma Banky, silent film actress (Eagle, Rebel), dies at about 90 
1992
Andy Kirk, Grass 
1992
Ben Peter Freeman, The Stolen Costume 
1992
Michael Robbins, Victor Victoria 
1992
Néstor Gaffet, La mano en la trampa 
1993
Ales Gartner, Slavic ski trainer of Norway, dies at 45 
1993
Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian/French actress (Le roi), dies at 99 
1993
Leroy Daniels, Petey Wheatstraw 
1993
Raymond Gary,  
1993
Bancho Banov, Badi shtastliva, Ani! 
1993
Pancho Flores, Antonio 
1993
Yoshimi Imai, Come See the Paradise 
1993
Elvire Popesco, Purple Noon 
1993
Tommy Wonder, Mad Youth 
1994
Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102 
1994
Yao Yilin, Vice PM of China (1979), dies 
1994
Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900) 
1994
Avet Terteryan, Border 
1994
Yuli Raizman, Chastnaya zhizn 
1994
Vera Kuznetsova, Otchiy dom 
1994
Tay Dunn, Crazy Knights 
1994
Dionísio Azevedo, The Given Word 
1994
Carl Marzani, Deadline for Action 
1994
Carl Mariani, The Norseman 
1995
Arthur Mullard, comedian, dies at 82 
1995
John Heawood, actor singer/choreographer (Pleasure Garden), dies at 75 
1995
Robert Shelton (Shapiro), journalist, dies at 69 
1995
John Heawood, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
1995
Arthur Mullard, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
1995
Jirí Lehovec, Mykoin PH 510 
1996
Herbert Sally Frankel, economist, dies at 93 
1996
Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier, dies at 95 
1996
W G G Duncan-Smith, fighter pilot, dies at 82 
1996
William George Rushton, actor (TW3)/author/cartoonist, dies at 59 
1996
William Rushton, That Was the Year That Was 
1996
Neil Reagan, Tugboat Annie Sails Again 
1996
Juan Carlos Barbieri, Cuerpo extraño: Cuando una mujer no quiere 
1997
Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73 
1997
Natalie Cantor Metzger, Eddie Cantor 
1997
Simon Jeffes, Napoleon Dynamite 
1997
Paul Scull, Maybe It's Love 
1997
Marie Deauville, Rasputin and the Empress 
1998
André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915) 
1998
Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968) 
1998
Alain Janey, Le Grand Amour 
1998
Pierre Rouve, Blow-Up 
1998
Max Streibl, Schwester Eva-Maria greift ein! 
1999
Charles Earland, Dynamite Brothers 
1999
Franjo Tudjman, The Death of Yugoslavia 
1999
Harry Wüstenhagen, Der Richter von London 
1999
Joseph Glassman, The Last Tycoon 
1999
Christopher Wren, The Red Signal 
1999
Sandy Prudden, Roundhouse 
2000
Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915) 
2000
David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916) 
2000
Johannes Virolainen, SF-katsaus 8 
2000
Don Devlin, Anatomy of a Psycho 
2000
Pauline Curley, Love Apple 
2000
Tito Gómez, La pequeña señora de Pérez 
2000
David Lewis, The Apartment 
2000
John P. Rousakis, Glory 
2000
Drew Michaels, The Boys in Company C 
2000
René Wheeler, The Chorus 
2000
N. Richard Nash, The Rainmaker 
2001
Valentin Karavaev, Vozvrashchenie bludnogo popugaya 
2001
Teguh Karya, Di balik kelambu 
2001
Zdenek Díte, A Kiss from the Stadium 
2001
Herbert Lichtenfeld, Reifezeugnis 
2001
Alan Fennell, Pit of Peril 
2001
Beverly Hope Atkinson, Heavy Traffic 
2002
Lester Hashey, Band of Brothers 
2002
Carlos Zara, Pra Frente, Brasil 
2002
Bill MacDowell, The Road Hustlers 
2002
Charles Gunning, The Haunting 
2002
Kay Rose, Speed 
2002
Thomas A. Gleason, The Winning Ticket 
2002
Luis Ciges, The Miracle of P. Tinto 
2002
Ila Schütz, A Kind of America 
2002
Marvin Breckinridge, The Forgotten Frontier 
2002
Dolly Dawn, Pennies from Heaven 
2003
Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (b. 1927) 
2003
Jôjirô Okami, The Mysterians 
2003
Ann Petersen, Pauline and Paulette 
2003
Roman Marzec, Opowiesc w czerwieni 
2004
Arthur Lydiard, New Zealand running coach (b. 1917) 
2004
M.S. Subbulakshmi, Indian singer (b. 1916) 
2004
José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (b. 1962) 
2004
Christopher Blake, Aces High 
2004
M.S. Subbalakshmi, Seva Sadan 
2004
Terry Cowan, Love Crimes 
2004
Charlet Oberly, Flirting with Disaster 
2004
Jose Cuciuffo, Final: Argentina vs West Germany 
2005
Maria Kaniewska, Eva Wants to Sleep 
2005
Finn Ziegler, Musik + mystik 
2005
Benjamin Besson, Erziehung vor Verdun. Der große Krieg der weißen Männer 
2005
Branko Reljic, Cep koji ne propusta vodu 
2005
Norman Leavitt, The Day of the Locust 
2006
Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890) 
2006
Micaela Nelligan, SLC Punk! 
2006
Elisabeth Müller, The Power and the Prize 
2006
Pierre-Marie Dong, Demain un jour nouveau 
2006
Dumitru Chesa, Cercul magic 
2006
Ed Maxcy, Side Effects 
2006
Abigail Shelton, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter 
2007
Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945) 
2007
Grace Paley, American writer (b. 1922) 
2007
Ashleigh Aston Moore, Canadian Actress (b. 1981) 
2007
Ashleigh Aston Moore, Now and Then 
2007
Freddie Fields, Glory 
2007
Christie Hennessy, Poison Ivy 
2007
Chris Dudka, Dream Trap 
2007
Terry Yates, Plagues: The Ebola Riddle 
2007
John B. Anderson, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
2007
Mike Frankovich Jr., Purple Rain 
2007
Zeenat Begum, Badla 
2007
Edward Hansen, Robin Hood 
2007
Allan Bérubé, Coming Out Under Fire 
2007
Kim Fry-Mosdell, Lake Placid 
2008
Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85 
2008
Maddie Blaustein, American voice actress (b. 1960) 
2008
Reid Cruickshanks, Ed Wood 
2008
Bob Chandler, Learning in America: Schools That Work 
2008
Bettie Page, Bettie Page Reveals All 
2008
Madeleine Blaustein, Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back 
2008
Martha Settle Putney, The Women of World War II 
2009
Pedro Hebenstreit, Froschkönig 
2009
Ciarán Mac Mathúna, Folk Hibernia 
2009
Melanie Donabedian, Jennifer 8 
2009
Katarzyna Latallo, Sam sobie sterem 
2009
Rosalie Williams, The Eligible Bachelor 
2009
Jacques Echantillon, La vie rêvée 
2009
Richard Saylor, Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday 
2009
Eric Wrinkles, Inside Death Row with Trevor McDonald 
2009
Francisco Piquer, The Grandfather 
2010
Dick Hoerner, American football player (b. 1922) 
2010
Anthony Santa Croce, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection 
2010
Urszula Modrzynska, Black Cross 
2010
Vladislav Zadrobílek, A Midsommer Nights Dreame 
2010
Sammy Ross, The War Lord 
2010
Marina Nemet, Beloved Love 
2010
Jeremiah Warner, The Wizard of Loneliness 
2011
Velko Kynev, A Nameless Band 
2011
Jim Brock, Howling: New Moon Rising 
2011
Bonnie Prudden, Off Your Duff 
2011
Susan Gordon, The Fugitive 
2011
Mauro Attilio Leveratto, Il diavolo in convento 
2011
Conor Laverty, Shock-O-Rama 
2011
Ahmed Bahgat, Ayam El-Sadat 
2011
M.S. Reddy, Ramayanam 
2011
Rodolfo Bottino, The Man from the Future 
2011
Lola Müthel, From the Life of the Marionettes 
2011
Harold Hopkins, Gallipoli 
2011
Mihnea Gheorghiu, Burebista 
2012
Ravi Shankar, Indian musician, dies at 92 
2012
Karl Wägele, Collin 
2012
Antonie Hegerlíková, Fany 
2012
Otokar Balcy, Bolek i Lolek 
2012
Peter Bzdúch, Rivers of Babylon 
2012
Radmila Gutesa, Rodjaci na sve strane 
2012
Galina Vishnevskaya, Alexandra 
2012
Robert Fadeley, To Be Chosen 
2012
Ron Voz, Begin Again 
2012
Harry Oakes, Aliens 
2012
Charles Young, The Ride 
2012
Mücap Ofluoglu, Kaldirim çiçegi 
2012
Toni Blankenheim, Wozzeck 
2012
Roger Broggie,  
2012
Ravi Shankar, Gandhi 
2013
Nadir Afonso, Portuguese artist, dies at 93 
2013
Barbara Branden, Canadian writer, dies from a lung infection at 84 
2013
Kenneth A. Schechter, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War 
2013
Barbara Branden, The Passion of Ayn Rand 
2013
Gipo Farassino, Episode #1.3 
2013
Garry Robbins, Wrong Turn 
2013
Kate Barry, Balade avec Djian 
2013
Jimmy Amadie, Get Me a Fight 
2013
Nadir Afonso, Nadir Afonso - O Tempo Não Existe 
2013
Glauco Mirko Laurelli, A Moreninha 
2013
Frederick Fox, The Queen Mother: A Royal Century 
2014
George Ardisson, Juliet of the Spirits 
2014
Sergio Fiorentini, Il muro di gomma 
2014
Charmian Brent, The Great Train Robbery 
2014
László Varga, Macerás ügyek 
2014
Tom Adams, The Great Escape 
2014
Dawn Sears, Bandit: Bandit's Silver Angel 
2014
Jack Dabdoub, Final Verdict 
2014
Gerald Sim, Patriot Games 
2015
John "Hot Rod" Williams dies at age 53. Played for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. 
2016
British restaurant critic AA Gill dies of cancer aged 62 
2017
Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99 
2017
Macon Brock, co-founder of Dollar Tree and a prominent philanthropist, dies at 75 
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