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Died on this day in horror history – December 1

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December 1

  • 2011 – Bill McKinney, appeared in “2001 Maniacs”, “Hellborn”, “The Green Mile”, “It Came from Outer Space II”, “First Blood”, “She Freak”, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, “Every Which Way But Loose” and many more. He passed on at the age of 80.
  • 2008 – Paul Benedict, best known for playing “Jefferson’s” neighbor “Harry Bently,” passed away at the age of 70. He appeared in the films “The Addams Family,” “The Devil’s Advocate” and the 1993 version of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.”
  • 2006 – Sid Raymond, who appeared in the films “Fright” and “The Funhouse,” passed away at the age of 97.
  • 2005 – Jack Colvin who played “Jack McGee” on “The Incredible Hulk” TV show, passed away at the age of 71. He also appeared in the films “Embryo” and “Child’s Play.”
  • 1999 – Marilyn Harris, known for portraying “Little Maria” in the original 1931 “Frankenstein.” She made her way into film history as the little girl accidentally drowned by the Frankenstein monster (as played by Boris Karloff). During the film’s initial release, censors thought the death of a little girl was too much for the public to handle and was subsequently cut from all prints until the 1980’s when the scene was restored back into the film. She passed away at the age of 75.
  • 1990 – Robert Gordon, who directed the films “It Came From Beneath The Sea” and “The Black Zoo, passed away at the age of 77.
  • 1947 – Aleister Crowley, known as “The most wicked man in the world.” He was an English occultist, magician, poet, novelist and mountaineer. He was 72 when he passed away.
Bill McKinney
Bill McKinney
Paul Benedict
Marilyn Harris
Marilyn Harris
Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley

Written by Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.