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Celebrities We Said Goodbye to in 2004/2005

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by angelize56, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    :( A fond farewell....kind of strange to know Johnny Carson only outlived Jack Paar by just a few days short of a year....

    Celebrity Deaths in 2004

    Artie Shaw, bandleader, died December 30 at the age of 94.

    Jerry Orbach, actor best known for Law & Order, died December 28 at the age of 69.

    Susan Sontag, intellectual, died December 28 at the age of 71.

    Pierre Berton, Canadian literary icon, died November 30 at the age of 84.

    Arthur Hailey, author best known for Airport, died November 25 at the age of 84.

    Howard Keel, actor/singer best known for his roles in musicals like Annie Get Your Gun, died November 7 at the age of 85.

    Ken Caminiti, all star baseball player, died October 10 at the age of 41.

    Christopher Reeve, actor best known for his role as Superman, died October 10 at the age of 52.

    Jacques Derrida, founder of deconstructionism, died October 9 at the age of 74.

    Rodney Dangerfield, comedian, died October 5 at the age of 82.

    Janet Leigh, actress best known for Psycho, died October 3 at the age of 77.

    Richard Avedon, photographer, died October 1 at the age of 81.

    Geoffrey Beene, fashion designer, died September 28 at the age of 77.

    Francoise Sagan, author best known for Bonjour Tristesse, died September 24 at the age of 69.

    Russ Meyer, film maker, died September 18 at the age of 82.

    Johnny Ramone, founder of the Ramones, died September 15 at the age of 55.

    Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist best known for her book on death and dying, died August 24 at the age of 78.

    Elmer Bernstein, composer, died August 18 at the age of 82.

    Julia Child, chef, died August 13 at the age of 91.

    Fay Wray, actress best known for King Kong, died August 8 at the age of 96.

    Paul 'Red' Adair, famed oil well fire fighter, died August 7 at the age of 89.

    Rick James, musician best known for Super Freak, died August 6 at the age of 56.

    Francis Crick, codiscover of the DNA double helix, died July 28 at the age of 88.

    Jerry Goldsmith, composer best known for scoring films such as The Omen, Alien, and Chinatown, died July 21 at the age of 75.

    Isabel Sanford, actress best known as Louise Jefferson on the tv series The Jeffersons, died July 9 at the age of 86.

    Marlon Brando, actor, died July 1 at the age of 80.

    Ray Charles, musician, died June 10 at the age of 73.

    Ronald Reagan, one time president of the United States, died June 5 at the age of 93.

    Brian Linehan, celebrity interviewer, died June 4 at the age of 58.

    Tony Randall, actor best known as Felix on the tv series The Odd Couple, died May 17 at the age of 84.

    June Taylor, dancer and choreographer best known for the Jackie Gleason show, died May 17 at the age of 86.

    Alan King, comedian, died May 9 at the age of 76.

    Estee Lauder, cosmetics queen, died April 24 at the age of 97.

    Carrie Snodgress, actress best known for Diary of a Mad Housewife, died April 1 at the age of 57.

    Alistair Cooke, broadcaster best known in North America as the host of Masterpiece Theater, died March 30 at the age of 95.

    Peter Ustinov, actor, died March 28 at the age of 82.

    Jan Berry, musician best known as half of Jan & Dean, died March 26 at the age of 62.

    Queen Juliana, former queen of the Netherlands, died March 20 at the age of 94.

    Robert Pastorelli, actor best known as house painter Eldin on Murphy Brown, died March 8 at the age of 49.

    Paul Winfield, actor best known as the father in Sounder, died March 7 at the age of 62.

    Spalding Gray, monologist, was found dead March 7 at the age of 62.

    Mercedes McCambridge, actress known for films such as Touch of Evil and The Exorcist, died March 2 at the age of 85.

    Marge Schott, one time owner of the Cincinnati Reds, died March 2 at the age of 75.

    John Randolph, actor known for his Tony award winning performance in Broadway Bound and as Rock Hudson's alter ego in Seconds, died February 24 at the age of 88.

    Claude Ryan, Quebec federalist intellectual, died February 9 at the age of 79.
    M.M. Kaye, author best known for The Far Pavilions, died January 29 at the age of 95.

    Jack Paar, talk show pioneer, died January 27 at the age of 85.

    Bob Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo, died January 23 at the age of 76.
     
  2. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    And those in 2005 so far.... :(

    Ossie Davis, actor, died February 4 at the age of 87.

    Max Schmeling, boxer, died February 2 at the age of 99.

    John Vernon, actor best known as Dean Wormer in National Lampoon's Animal House, died February 2 at the age of 72.

    Philip Johnson, architect, died January 25 at the age of 98.

    Johnny Carson, talk show host, died January 23 at the age of 79.

    Frank Kelly Freas, illustrator, died January 2 at the age of 84.
     
  3. angelize56

    angelize56 Always remembered in our hearts Thread Starter

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    I notice 2003 we lost a lot of great celebrities! :( It must have slipped my mind that Earl Hindman who played "Wilson" on "Home Improvement" died...of course I didn't know his real name until now! :(

    Celebrity Deaths 2003 :(

    Earl Hindman, actor best known as Wilson on Home Improvement, died December 29 at the age of 61.

    Alan Bates, actor, died December 27 at the age of 69.

    Hope Lange, actress best known for the tv series The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, died December 19 at the age of 70.

    Robert Stanfield, one time leader of the Progressive Conservatives, died December 16 at the age of 89.

    David Hemmings, actor best known for Blow Up, died December 3 at the age of 62.

    Warren Spahn, Hall of Fame pitcher, died December 1 at the age of 82.

    Art Carney, comic actor, died November 9 at the age of 85.

    Bobby Hatfield, musician best known as part of the Righteous Brothers, died November 5 at the age of 63.

    Rod Roddy, announcer best known as the voice of The Price Is Right, died October 27 at the age of 66.

    Madame Chiang Kai-shek, wife of the famous Chinese leader, died October 23 at the age of 105.

    Bill Shoemaker, famed jockey, died October 12 at the age of 72.

    Izzy Asper, media tycoon who founded CanWest Global Communications died October 7 at the age of 71.

    Elia Kazan, director known for films such as On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire, died September 28 at the age of 94.

    Donald O'Connor , actor best known for Singing' in the Rain, died September 27 at the age of 78.

    Robert Palmer, musician best known for Addicted to Love, died September 26 at the age of 54.

    George Plimpton, author, died September 25 at the age of 76.

    Edward Said, Columbia University professor and spokesman for the Palestinian cause, died September 24 at the age of 67.

    Gordon Jump, actor best known as the Maytag Repairman, died September 22 at the age of 71.

    Sheb Wooley, musician best known for Purple People Eater, died September 16 at the age of 82.

    Johnny Cash, musician, died September 12 at the age of 71.

    John Ritter, actor best known for tv sitcom Three's Company, died September 11 at the age of 54.

    Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb, died September 9 at the age of 95.

    Leni Riefenstahl, director best known for Triumph of the Will, died September 8 at the age of 101.

    Charles Bronson, actor best known for the Death Wish series, died August 31 at the age of 81.

    Bobby Bonds, baseball star now best known as Barry Bonds father, died August 23 at the age of 57.

    Bob Hope, comedian, died July 27 at the age of 100.

    John Schlesinger, director best known for Midnight Cowboy, died July 25 at the age of 77.

    Buddy Ebsen, actor best known as Jed on The Beverly Hillbillies, died July 6 at the age of 95.

    Barry White, singer known for his sexy songs, died July 4 at the age of 58.

    Buddy Hackett, comedian, died June 30 at the age of 79.

    Katharine Hepburn, actress, died June 29 at the age of 96.

    Strom Thurmond, ultra conservative US politician, died June 26 at the age of 100.

    Leon Uris, author best known for novels such as Exodus and Trinity, died June 21 at the age of 78.

    Hume Cronyn, actor most recently known for Cocoon, died June 15 at the age of 91.

    Gregory Peck, movie star best known as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, died June 12 at the age of 87.

    David Brinkley, news anchorman, died June 11 at the age of 82.

    June Carter Cash, country music star, died May 15 at the age of 73.

    Robert Stack, actor best known for starring in TV's The Untouchables, died May 14 at the age of 84.

    Robert C. Atkins, diet doctor, died April 17 at the age of 72.

    Cardinal Gerald Emmett Carter, archbishop emeritus of Toronto, died April 6 at the age of 91.

    Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one time US senator for New York, died March 26 at the age of 76.

    Joseph Coors, brewing giant, died March 16 at the age of 85.

    Fred Rogers, of Mr. Rogers fame, died February 27 at the age of 74.

    Nell Carter, known for her role in Gimme a Break, died January 23 at the age of 54.

    Richard Crenna, actor known for such films as The Sand Pebbles and Wait Until Dark, died January 17 at the age of 76.

    Maurice Gibb, star of the Bee Gees, died January 11 at the age of 53.

    Sydney Omarr, astrologer to the stars, died January 2 at the age of 76.
     
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