Sam Kelly

June 14, 2014: Sam Kelly, 70, British character actor who appeared in TV sitcoms Porridge and 'Allo 'Allo, and on stage as the Wizard in Wicked.
Link: Guardian

Jim Keays

June 13, 2014: Jim Keays, Glasgow-born Australian musician with 1960s-70s band The Master Apprentices, whose biggest hit was Turn Up Your Radio. In recent years, he played alongside Darryl Cotton and Russell Morris.
Link: Wikipedia

Carla Laemmle

June 12, 2014: Carla Laemmle, 104, US actress and dancer whose uncle Carl Laemmle founded Universal Studios.
Link: LA Times

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos

June 11, 2014: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, 80, Spanish conductor who worked with many of the world's great orchestras.
Link: Wikipedia

Ruby Dee

June 11, 2014: Ruby Dee, 91, American actress, writer and activist best known for the 1960 film A Raisin in the Sun.
Link: Wikipedia

Rik Mayall

June 9, 2014: Rik Mayall, 56, British comedian and actor best known for his starring roles in The Young Ones, The New Statesman and Bottom, and the film Drop Dead Fred, and his guest roles as Flashheart and Mad Gerald in Blackadder.
Link: BBC; Wikipedia

Eric Hill

June 6, 2014: Eric Hill, 86, British author and illustrator best known for his Spot the Dog children's books.
Link: Wikipedia

Bernard "Doc" Neeson

June 4, 2014: Doc Neeson, 67, Belfast-born Australian vocalist, musician and songwriter with rock band The Angels. The band's hits included No Secrets, Take A Long Line and Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?
Links: Wikipedia; The Australian

Ann B Davis

June 1, 2014: Ann B. Davis, 88, US actress best known for playing Alice the housekeeper in the popular 1970s TV series The Brady Brunch and its spin-offs.
Link: LA Times

Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014: Maya Angelou, 86, US author and poet.
Link: Wikipedia

Jack Brabham

May 19, 2014: Sir Jack Brabham, 88, Australian Formula 1 motor-racing champion. He built his own F1 car and won the title in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
Link: BBC

Malik Bendjelloul

May 13, 2014: Malik Bendjelloul, 36, Swedish actor and director who won an Academy Award for his documentary film Searching for Sugarman.
Link: Guardian

HR Giger

May 13, 2014: HR Giger, 74, Swiss surrealist artist who designed the creature for the Alien films. He was also designed music-album covers for bands including Blondie and the Dead Kennedys.
Link: Guardian

Efrem Zimbalist Jr

May 2, 2014: Efrem Zimbalist Jr, 95, American actor best known for his starring role in the television drama series 77 Sunset Strip and The FBI.
Link: NY Times

Bob Hoskins

April 29, 2014: Bob Hoskins, 71, British actor best known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mermaids, Hook and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Link: Wikipedia

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. http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26809417

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. http://mansomewhere.debritz.net/node/223" target="new">mansomewhere.com

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.
Link: news.com.au

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

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