2016: In Memoriam


My sister is the keeper of celebrity deaths and news on her Facbook. This is her end of year list of all of them for 2016. There were so many as we’ve all noted througout the year; if there are any missing from this list, please add them in the comments.

Lennie Bluett (Gone with the Wind)

Robert Balser (animator)

Douglas Greer (Our Gang)

Pat Harrington Jr (One Day at a Time)

Richard Libertini (Fletch)

Barbara Allyne Bennet (The Office)

Myra Carter (8mm)

Robert Naegele (The NeverEnding Story II)

Angus Scrimm (Phantasm)

Beau St. Clair (producer, The Thomas Crown Affair)

David Bowie

Michael Galeota (The Jersey)

David Marguiles (Ghostbusters, Sopranos)

Meg Mundy (Fatal Attraction)

Brian Bedford (Robin Hood)

Rene Angelil (entertainment manager (Celine Dion’s husband)

Franco Citti (The Godfather)

Alan Rickman (Harry Potter, Die Hard)

Noreen Corcoran (Bachelor Father)

Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams)

Jo De Winter (Dirty Harry, Gloria)

Glenn Frey (The Eagles)

Micole Mercurio (Flashdance)

Mike Minor (Petticoat Junction)

Tommy Kelly (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer)

Abe Vigoda (Barney Miller, The Godfather, Fish)

Signe Toly Anderson (Jefferson Airplane)

Frank Finlay (Othello)

Bob Elliott (comedian)

Joe Alaskey (voice actor)

Edgar Mitchell (astronaut, Apollo 14)

Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Johnny Duncan (Batman and Robin)

Edwin McDonough (Reversal of Fortune)

Alethea McGrath (Star Ware: Episide II- Attack of the Clones)

William Haze (One Tree Hill)

Drewe Henley (Star Wars)

Vanity (singer, actress The Last Dragon)

Archie Lang (Dallas, General Hospital)

Brock Pemberton (NY Mets)

Paul Gordon (The B-52’s)

Tom Mullica (Finding Forrester)

Angela Raiola (Big Ang)

Hunbert Allen Astredo (Dark Shadows)

Harper Lee (author, To Kill a Mockingbird)

Kevin Collins (NY Mets)

Mike McCoy (Green Bay Packers)

Jon Rollason (The Avengers, Doctor Who)

Sonny James (country singer)

Burt Nodella (Television producer, Get Smart)

Donald E. Williams (astronaut)

Lennie Barker (Sha Na Na)

Tony Burton (Rocky)

Jim Clark (The World is Not Enough, Marathon Man)

Mark Young (wrestler, WWE)

Antony Gibbs (Fiddler on the Roof, Dune)

Honey Chhaya (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)

George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke, Airport)

Jack Lindquist (child actor)

Alice Arlen (screenwriter, Silkwood)

Gil Hill (Beverly Hills Cop)

Lee Reherman (Star Trek into Darkness, Last Action Hero)

Gayle McCormick (singer, Smith)

Louise Plowright (Mamma Mia!, Eastenders)

Martha Wright (South Pacific, The Sound of Music)

Joey Martin Feek (singer, Joey + Rory)

James Douglas (As the World Turns, Peyton Place)

Nancy Reagan

Richard Davalos (Cool Hand Luke, East of Eden)

Robert Horton (Wagon Train)

Shawn Elliott (The Dead Pool, Law & Order)

Ruth Terry (singer, Pistol Packin’ Mama)

Adrienne Corri (Doctor Zhivago, A Clockwork Orange)

June Peppas (baseball player, Kalamazoo Lassies)

Alice Pollitt (baseball player, Rockford Peaches)

Frank Sinatra Jr

Larry Drake (L.A. Law, Darkman)

Cherylene Lee (Donovan’s Reef)

Joe Santos (Rockford Files, The Sopranos)

Tray Walker (Baltimore Ravens)

Peter Brown (Lawman)

Richard Bradford (The Untouchables, Cagney & Lacey)

Rita Gam (the Thief, Klute)

David Smyrl (Sesame Street, The Cosby Show)

Ken Howard (The White Shadow)

Tom Whedon (writer, The Golden Girls)

Maggie Blye (The Italian Job)

Garry Shandling

Earl Hamner, Jr (writer/producer Falcon Crest, The Waltons)

James Noble (Benson)

Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show)

Ronnie Corbett (Casino Royale)

Douglas Wilmer (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy)

Marjorie Peters (baseball player)

Bill Henderson (City Slickers, Clue)

E.M. Nathanson (author, The Dirty Dozen)

Dennis Davis (dummer, David Bowie/Stevie Wonder)

Merle Haggard (singer)

Jimmie Van Zant (singer)

Paul Fung Jr (cartoonist, Blondie)

Jack Hammer (songwriter, Great Balls of Fire)

Arthur Anderson (Midnight Cowboy)

Robbie Brennan (musician, Skid Row)

David Gest (producer)

Anne Jackson (The Shining)

Balls Mohoney (wrestler, WWE)

Morag Siller (Memphis Belle)

Rod Daniel (director, Teen Wolf, K-9)

Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond, Rememington Steele)

Chyna (Joan Laurer) (wrestler)

Prince (singer)

Madeleine Sherwood (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Flying Nun)

Billy Paul (singer, Me and Mrs. Jones)

Madeleine Lebeau (Casablanca)

Abel Fernandez (The Untouchables, Pork Chop Hill)

Marianne Gaba (The Beverly Hillbillies)

Sylvia Kauders (Witness, Predator 2)

Tonita Castro (Funny People, The Book of Life)

Nick Lashaway (Girls, The Last Song)

William Schallert (The Patty Duke Show, Nancy Drew)

Julius LaRosa (The Merv Griffin Show, Another World)

Michael Roberds (The New Addams Family, Elf, Hot Tub Time Machine)

Julia Meade (The Ed Sullivan Show, Pillow Talk)

John Berry (Beastie Boys)

Alan Young (Mister Ed, Duck Tales)

Rosanna Huffman (Babe, Oliver & Company, Murder She Wrote)

Joe Fleishaker (Late Show with David Letterman)

Buck Kartalian (Planet of the apes, Cool Hand Luke)

Burt Kwouk (The Pink Panther, Goldfinger)

Angela Paton (Groundhog Day, Lolita)

David Spielberg (Wiseguy, ER)

Willis Pyle (animator, Mr. Magoo)

Muhammed Ali

David Lamb (war correspondent/journalist)

Theresa Saldana (Raging Bull, The Commish)

Christina Grimmie (singer)

Gordie Howe (hockey player)

Gordon Connell (Hello, Dolly)

Janet Waldo (The Jetsons, Wacky Races)

Michu Meszaros (Alf)

Chips Moman (songwriter, Hey Won’t you Play another Somebody Done Something Wrong Song)

Ronnie Claire Edwards (The Waltons, Designing Women)

Ann Morgan Guilbert (The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Nanny, Grumpier Old Men)

Ron Lester (Varsity Blues, Good burger)

Sharon Douglas (Fog Island)

Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Fright Night)

James Victor (Stand and Deliver, Zorro)

Stuart Nisbet (Casino, In the Heat of the Night, Bewitched)

Ralph Stanley (musician, The Stanley Brothers)

Mack Rice (songwriter, Mustand Sally)

Scotty Moore (guitarist, Elvis Presley)

Michael Cimino (screenwriter/director, The Deer Hunter)

Noel Neill (Superman)

John McMartin (Law & Order)

Danny Smythe (drummer, The Box Tops)

Norman Abbott (Leave it to Beaver, Welcome Back Kotter)

Emma Cohen (The Godfather)

Robert Mason Pollock (screenwriter, Dynasty, The Colbys)

Seamon Glass (Perry Mason)

Lisa Gaye (Rock Around the Clock)

Bonnie Brown (country singer, The Browns)

Fred Tomlinson (singer, The Two Ronnies)

Joe Napolitano (director, Quantum Leap, The X-files)

Marni Nixon (The Sound of Music)

Chris Costner Sizemore (writer, The Three Faces of Eve)

Jerry Doyle (Babylon 5)

Gloria DeHaven (Mary Hartnman Mary Hartman)

David Huddleston (The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles)

Sagan Lewis (St. Elsewhere, Homicide: Life on the Streets)

Barry Jenner (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Dallas)

Cynthia Szigeti (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)

Kenny Baker (Star Wars, Time Bandits, Flash Gordon)

Patricia English (The Avengers)

Fyvush Finkel (Picket Fences, Boston Public)

James Woolley (keyboardist, Nine Inch Nails)

John McLaughlin (The McLaughlin Group)

Jack Riley (The Bob Newhart Show, Spaceballs)

Michael Leader (Eastenders, Star Wars, Doctor Who)

Steven Hill (Mission: Impossible, Law & Order, The Firm)

Marvin Kaplan (Alice, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)

Paul Comi (Cape Fear, Rawhide)

Mr. Fuji (wrestler, WWF)

Darrell Ward (Ice Road Truckers)

Gene Wilder

Jon Polito (Miller’s Crossing, The Rocketeer)

John Hostetter (Murphy Brown, Heartbreak Ridge)

Dabney Montgomery (pilot, Tuskagee Airmen)

Hugh O’Brian (The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Twins)

Hazel Douglas (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1)

The Lady Chablis (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)

James Stacy (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet)

Alexis Arquette (The Wedding Singer)

Kim Mcguire (Cry-Baby)

Todd Kimsey (The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes, Seinfeld)

Charmain Carr (The Sound of Music)

C. Martin Croker (voice actor, Space Ghost Coast to Coast)

George T. Odom (The Hurricane, Law & Order)

Bill Nunn (Do the Right Thing, Spider-Man, Sister Act)

Arnold Palmer

Ann Emery (Billy Elliot)

Gary Glasberg (producer, NCIS, Crossing Jordon, Bones)

Larkin Malloy (The Edge of Night, Guiding Light, All My Childer)

Agnes Nixon (producer, One Life to Live, All My Children, Guiding Light)

Gloria Naylor (writer, The Women of Brewster Place)

Joan Marie Johnson (The Dixie Cups)

Don Ciccone (singer-songwriter, The Critters, The Four Seasons)

Gary Dubin (The Partridge Family, Jaws 2)

Patricia Berry (All My Children, Guiding Light, Days of our Lives)

Thomas Mikal Ford (Martin, Harlem Nights)

Jean Alexander (Coronation Street)

Colin George (Coronation Street)

Eddie Applegate (The Patty Duke Show)

Anthony Addabbo (Guiding Light, Generations, The Bold & the Beautiful)

Michael Massee (The Crow, 24, The Amazing Spider-Man)

Kevin Meaney (Big, Uncle Buck)

Pete Burns (Dead or Alive)

Bobby Vee (singer, Take Good Care of My Baby)

Hazel Shermel (New Zoo Revue, Jem)

Tammy Grimes (the Unsinkable Molly Brown)

Don Marshall (Land of the Giants, Star Trek)

Natalie Babbitt (author, Tuck Everlasting)

Max Alexander (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Trainwreck)

Kay Starr (singer, Wheel of Fortune)

Leonard Cohen (singer-songwriter, Hallelujah; novelist, Beautiful Losers)

Julie Gregg (The Godfather, Batman)

Janet Reno

Robert Vaughn (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

Lisa Lynn Masters (The Stepford Wives, It’s Complicated)

Joan Carroll (child actress, Meet Me in St. Louis)

Mentor Williams (songwriter, Drift Away)

Sharon Jones (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings)

Yevgeni Lazarev (Iron man 2)

Peter Sumner (Star Wars)

Jerry Tucker (child actor, Our Gang)

Florence Henderson

Fidel Castro (Cuban dictator)

Ron Glass (Barney Miller, Firefly)

Fritz Weaver (The Thomas Crown Affair)

Bernard Gallagher (Downton Abbey)

Valerie Gaunt (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula)

Tony Martell (Music executive)

Grant Tinker (television executive, NBC)

Van Williams (The Green Hornet)

Keo Woolford (Hawaii Five-O, Godzilla, Act of Valor)

Alice Drummond (Ghostbusters, Awakenings, Doubt)

Don Calfa (Weekend at Bernie’s, Me, Myself & I)

Joe McKnight (NY Jets)

Billy Hunter (child actor, The Night of the Hunter)

Mark Gray (country singer, The Closer You Get)

Margaret Whitton (Major League, The Secret of My Success)

Kristin Rohde (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Streets)

Peter Vaughan (Game of Thrones)

Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

Joseph Mascolo (Days of Our Lives, Jaws 2)

John Glenn (astronaut)

E.R. Braithwaite (novelist, To Sir, With Love)

Alan Thicke (Growing Pains)

Bernard Fox (Bewitched, Titanic, The Mummy)

Fran Jeffries (The Pink Panther)

Osiride Pevarello (Caligula)

Gordie Tapp (Hee Haw)

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Dick Latessa (Hairspray, Stigmata)

George Michael

Ricky Harris (Everybody Hates Chris, Dope)

George S. Irving (Heatmiser (The Year Without a Santa Claus))

Richard Adams (Author, Watership Down)

Carole Smith (songwriter, Don’t Keep Me Hanging On)

Liz Smith (actress, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

Carrie Fisher

Debbie Reynolds

Barbara Tarbuck (General Hospital, American Horror Story)

Robert Hulseman (inventor of the Red Solo Cup)

William Christopher (MASH)

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