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January 19, 2000: Hedy Lamarr, 86, US movie star born in Vienna as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler. Her films included White Cargo, The Strange Woman and Samson and Delilah.

February 7, 2000: Doug Henning, 52, Canadian magician, of liver cancer. His The Magic Show ran on Broadway for four years.

February 10, 2000: Jim Varney, 50, US comid actor remembered for the Earnest films and the big-screen version of The Beverly Hillbillies.

February 11, 2000: Roger Vadim, 72, French film director who worked with and romanced the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Jane Fonda.

February 27, 2000: Charles Schulz, American cartoonist who created the Peanuts strip, featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy.

March 26, 2000: Alex Comfort, 80, author of The Joy of Sex.

March 28, 2000: Anthony Powell, 78, author of A Dance to the Music of Time.

April 10, 2000: Larry Linville, 60, US actor best remembered as Major Frank Burns in the popular television series M*A*S*H.

May 11, 2000: Steve Reeves, 74, actor and body builder known for playing Hercules.

May 10, 2000: Craig Stevens, 81, US actor known for Peter Gunn.

May 13, 2000: Paul Bartel, 61, actor and director known for Eating Raoul.

May 21, 2000: Barbara Cartland, 98, prolific British romance novelist.

May 21, 2000: John Gielgud, 96, British actor known for his many Shakespeare roles.

May 25, 2000: Francis Lederer, 100, actor who starred in Pandora's Box and The Diary of a Chambermaid.

June 18, 2000: Nancy Marchand, 71, US actor known for her roles in Lou Grant and The Sopranos.

July 1, 2000: Walter Matthau, 79, US comic actor best remembered for the films The Odd Couple and The Sunshine Boys
August 5, 2000: Alec Guinness, 86, British actor who had stage and screen success on both sides of the Atlantic. He won a new generation of fans playing Obi Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars film.

August 12, 2000: Loretta Young, 87, US actor who starred in The Loretta Young Show and in dozens of films dating back to 1917.

September 17, 2000: Paula Yates, 40, British television personality remembered for her relationships with rock stars Bob Geldof and Michael Hutchence.

September 26, 2000: Richard Mulligan, 67, US comic actor who starred in Soap and Empty Nest.

September 28, 2000: Pierre Trudeau, 78, former Canadian prime minister.

October 18, 2000: Julie London, 74, US actor known for her role in TV's Emergency.

October 18, 2000: Gwen Verdon, 78, US Broadway dancer who was married to choreographer Bob Fosse.

October 31, 2000: Steve Allen, 78, US TV personilty who hosted the Tonight Show.

November 11, 2000: Ring Lardner, Jr, 85, US scriptwriter, the last of the "Hollywood 10" who refused to answer questions at Senator Joseph McCarthy's House of UnAmerican Activities hearings.

December 2, 2000: Gail Fisher, 65, US actor who starred in the TV series Mannix.

December 6, 2000: Werner Klemperer, 80, Austrian American actor best known as Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes.

December 23, 2000: Victor Borge, 91, Danish-American comic pianist. WikiPedia entry

December 26, 2000: Jason Robards, 78, American actor who won best supporting actor Oscars for All the President's Men and Julia.

December 30, 2000: Julius Epstein, 91, US screenwriter best remembered for Casablanca.

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