Sue Townsend

April 10, 2014: Sue Townsend, 68, British writer best known for her Adrian Mole diaries, which were made into a popular TV series.

Mickey Rooney

April 6, 2014: Mickey Rooney, 93, US actor who was one of Hollywood's greatest stars in the 1930s and 40s. He continued to work until his 90s, and was married eight times.
Link: LA Times

Kate O'Mara

March 29?, 2014: Kate O'Mara, 74, British actress who played the sister of Joan Collins's character in the US drama Dynasty, and also had roles in Doctor Who, Howard's Way and Triangle.

Lorenzo Semple Jr

March 28, 2014: Lorenzo Semple Jr, 91, Hollywood screenwriter best remembered for the 1960s Batman TV series. He also cowrote screenplays for Papillon, Never Say Never Again and Three Days of the Condor, and co-starred in an online series Reel Geezers.
Links: LA Times

Scott Asheton

March 15, 2014: Scott Asheton, 64, US musician who played alongside Iggy Pop in the 1960s-70s proto-punk band The Stooges.
Link: BBC

Clarissa Dickson Wright

March 15, 2014: Clarissa Dickson Wright, 66, British TV cook of Two Fat Ladies fame. A barister by profession, she teamed up with the late Jennifer Paterson in the late 1990s for three series of the much-loved show.
Link: BBC

Tony Benn

March 14, 2014: Tony Benn, 88, British politician who renounced his peerage and became a champion of the Left of the Labour Party.
Link: BBC

Doug Murray

March 11, 2014: Doug Murray, 63, Australian television personality. Beginning as a rural reporter for the ABC, Murray became the mainstay of Brisbane's Extra local affairs program.
Link: a href="My tribute to Queensland television's Doug Murray." target="new">

Wendy Hughes

March 8, 2014: Wendy Hughes, 61, Australian stage and screen actress, of cancer. Her theatre career included roles in he Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Pygmalion. She starred in the Australian films My Brilliant Career and Careful, He Might Hear you, in many Australian television shows, including Miss Fisher's Murders, Return to Eden and Matlock Police, and in US TV series Homicide: Life on the Street and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Link: SMH

Roy Higgins

March 7, 2014: Roy Higgins, 75, Australian jockey known as "the Professor". He rode 2312 winners in a horse-racing career that spanned three decades.

Harold Ramis

February 23, 2014: Harold Ramis, 69, US writer, actor and director whose film credits include Ghostbusters, Animal House and Groundhog Day.

Maria von Trapp

February 18, 2014: Maria von Trapp, 99, last surviving member of the Austrian-American group, the Trapp Family Singers, whose escape from Nazi Europe inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. Her character's name in the musical was Louisa.
Link: BBC

Sid Caesar

February 12, 2014: Sid Caesar, 91, American comedian and saxophonist best known for his television series Your Show of Shows, which launched many comedic talents, includig Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Larry Gelbart,Neil Simon and Mel Brooks.
Link: Wikipedia

Shirley Temple

February 10, 2014: Shirley Temple Black, 85, American child star whose 43 movies included Curly Tip and Bright Eyes. She won an Oscar at age 6, but did not continue as an actress in her adult life. She later became a US diplomat.
Link: BBC

Richard Bull

February 3, 2014: Richard Bull, 89, US character actor who appeared in the TV series Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
Link: People

Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 2, 2014: Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, US actor, of suspected overdose. His films included Capote, for which he won an Oscar, The Big Lebowski, Boogie Nights, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Link: LA Times

Maximilian Schell

February 1, 2014: Maximilian Schell, 83, Austrian actor who won an Academy Award for his role in Judgment at Nuremberg. He also starred in Julia and The Man in the Glass Booth.
Links: AP; Wikipedia

Arthur Rankin Jr

January 30,2014: Arthur Rankin Jr, 89, animator of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Thundercats and The Hobbit fame.
Link: Variety

Pete Seeger

January 27, 2014: Pete Seeger, 94, American folk singer who performed as a solo artist and with The Weavers. His hits include Goodnight, Irene, If I Had a Hammer, Where Have all the Flowers Gone, and Turn, Turn, Turn.
Link: Wikipedia

Claudio Abbado

January 20, 2014: Claudio Abbado, 80, Italian conductor.
Link: Guardian

Russell Johnson

January 16, 2014: Russell Johnson, 89, US actor best known as The Professor (who was almost never referred to by the character's real name, Roy Hinckley) in the 1960s sitcom Gilligan's Island.
Link: Wikipedia

Suchitra Sen

January 17, 2014: Suchitra Sen, 82, actress often referred to as "India's Greta Garbo", because she quit at the height of her career. She starred in 57 Bengali and seven Hindi films.
Link: National

Dave Madden

January 16, 2014: Dave Madden, 82, canadian actor best known as band manager Reuben Kincaid in The Partridge Family. he was also a regular on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, appeared in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and wrote memoirs.
Link: TMZ

Roger Lloyd-Pack

January 16, 2014: Roger Lloyd-Pack, 69, British character actor who played Trigger in the long-running sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and also appeared in The Vicar of Dibley, and the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Link: Wikipedia

Ariel Sharon

January 11, 2014: Ariel Sharon, 85, 11th prime minister of Israel, born Ariel Scheinermann, who died after a long period in a coma following a stroke.
Link: Wikipedia

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

January 5, 2014: Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, 71, Portuguese footballer regarded as one of the game's greatest players.
Link: BBC

Phil Everly

January 3, 2014: Phil Everly, 74, US musician who with brother Don formed The Everly Brothers. Their hits included Bye Bye Love, Cathy's Clown, All I Have to do is Dream, and Wake Up Little Suzie.
Link: BBC

John Fortune

December 31, 2013: John Fortune, 74, British satirist and comedian best known for his collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner.
Link: Telegraph

Farooq Sheikh

December 27, 2013: Farooq Sheikh, 65, Indian actor and star of Bollywood films.
Link: National

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