Dec. 1

David Ben-Gurion, 87, Israel, founding prime minister, 1973

Sid Raymond, 97, U.S., actor, voice of cartoon character Baby Huey, 2006

Hugo Haas, 67, Czech, U.S., actor, 1968. Buried in Jewish Cemetery in Brno, Czech Republic.

Dec. 2

Nadine Renee (Renee Shamir), 32, U.S., singer, 2004

Joey Adams (b. Joseph Abramowitz), 88, U.S., comedian, 1999. Ashes with wife, New York Post columnist Cindy Adams.

Aaron Copland (Cohen), 90, U.S., “dean of American composers, 1990. Ashes scattered throughout Tanglewood Music Center in the Bershire Mountains of Massachusetts

Marty Feldman, 49, U.S., comedian, 1982

Dec. 3

Madeline Kahn, 57, U.S., actress, 1999

Elizabeth Meyer Glaser, 47, U.S., social reformer, 1994

Aaron Schreier, 72, U.S. architect, 2003 (WTC architect)

Henry Shorr, 38, U.S., gangster (Purple Gang), 1934. Body never found.

Dec. 4

Greg Hoffman
, 42, U.S., film producer, 2005

Bert Lahr (b. Irving Lahrheim), 72, U.S., actor (Cowardly Lion, “Wizard of Oz”), 1967

Hannah Arendt, 69, U.S. political scientist, philosopher 1975

Dec. 5

Herbert Henry Lehman, 85, U.S., politician, 1963. Among founders of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (“the Joint”)

Edward Lewis Wallant, 36, U.S. writer, 1962. Edward Lewis Wallant Book Award remembers Wallant’s contribution to Jewish letters, and honors a Jewish-American writer for fiction that has significance for the American Jew.”

Dec. 6

Michael Zaslow, 55, U.S., actor (“Lou Grant,” “Star Trek”), 1998

Sammy Fain, 87, U.S., composer, 1989

Dec. 7

Werner Klemperer
, 80, Germany, U.S., actor (Col. Klink, “Hogan’s Heroes”), conductor, 2000

Nat Hiken, 54, U.S., writer, producer, director (“Sgt. Bilko,” “Car 54, Where Are You”), 1968

Rube Goldberg, 87, U.S., cartoonist, 1970

Edward “Mogul” Gottlieb, 81, U.S., Basketball Pioneer, 1979

Hannnah Greenbaum Solomon, 84, U.S., social activist, 1942

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