Ed Lauter

October 16, 2013: Edward Lauter, 74 US comedian and actor, best known for the Hitchcock film Family Plot and appearances in the films Seabiscuit and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and the TV series Kojak, The A Team, Booker, Space, The -Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation and ER.
Link: Wikipedia

Scott Carpenter

October 10, 2013: Scott Carpenter, 88, US astronaut who was the second American to orbit the Earth, and the fourth in space. He also worked on the Sealab underwater exploratory mission and became an executive at NASA.
Link: Wikipedia

Mark "Chopper" Read

October 9, 2013: Mark "Chopper" Read, 58, Australian criminal and author, of liver cancer. Read claimed to be involved in 19 murders. He was the subject of the 2000 film Chopper, starring Eric Bana.
Link: Wikipedia

Tom Clancy

October 2, 2013: Tom Clancy, 66, US author of bestselling espionage thrillers including The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Debt of Honour, and Clear and Present Danger. His best-known character was CIA agent,and later US president, Jack Ryan.
Link: Wikipedia

Carolyn Cassady

September 20, 2013: Carolyn Cassady, 90, US artist who was associated with the so-called "Beat Generation", along with her husband Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
Link: Wikipedia

Joyce Jacobs

September 16, 2013: Joyce Jacobs, 91, British-born Australian actress best known as Esme Watson on the long-running television soap opera A Country Practice.
Link: Wikipedia

Ray Dolby

September 12, 2013: Ray Dolby, 80, US audio engineer who invented the almost-ubiquitous Dolby noise-reduction system. He also played a role in inventing video tape recording.
Link: WIkipedia

David Jacobs

September 2, 2013: David Jacobs, 87, British broadcaster who hosted iconic BBC radio and TV programs such as JukeBox Jury and Pick Of The Pops, What's My Line? and Any Questions?
Link: Guardian

David Frost

September 1, 2013: Sir David Paradine Frost, 74, British broadcaster and journalist, famous for his interviews with the famous and powerful, in particular with disgraced US president Richard Nixon. Their encounter inspired the play and film Frost/Nixon. He was also a pioneer of the satire movement in the UK, and a fixture on television screens, mostly with the BBC but most recently with Al Jazeera.
Link: Wikipedia

Seamus Heaney

August 30, 2013: Seamus Heaney, 74, Nobel prize-winning Irish poet.
Link: Wikipedia

Bill Peach

August 27, 2013: Bill Peach, pioneering Australian current affairs journalist and presenter, and celebrated travel writer and tourists guide.
Link: ABC

Mike Winters

August ??, 2013: Mike Winters, 82, British comedian and musician, born Michael Weinstein, who formed a double act with his brother Bernie.
Link: Daily Mail

Julie Harris

August 24, 2013: Julie Harris, 87, American actress who worked on stage, television and film, winning a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy, and a nomination for an Oscar. Her movies included East of Eden, Harper, The Haunting and The Last Mrs Lincoln. On stage, she starred in I am a Camera, The Playboy of the Western World, The Glass Menagerie and A Doll's House. On TV, she starred in Knot's Landing.
Link: Wikipedia

Ted Post

August 20, 2013: Ted Post, 95, American TV and film director whose credits includes Rawhide, Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, Hang 'em High and Magnum Force.
Link: LA Times

Elmore Leonard

August 20, 2013: Elmore Leonard, 87, American author of crime fiction and thrillers, including Get Shorty and Rum Punch.
Link: Wikipedia

Lee Thompson Young

August 19, 2013: Lee Thompson Young, 29, US actor who was a child star in the Disney series The Famous Jett Jackson, and went on to appear in Scrubs, Smallville and Rizzoli and Isles.
Link: ABC

Jon Brookes

August 13, 2013: , 44, drummer with UK rock band The Charlatans, of a brain tumour.
Link: BBC

Eydie Gorme

August 10, 2013: Eydie Gorme, 84, US singer best known for her professional partnership with her husband Steve Lawrence, and for hits including Blame it on the Bossa Nova. Her career began in the big-band era, included a five-year stint on NBC's Tonight Show, and continued in clubs and concert halls until her death.
Link: Rolling Stone

David “Kidd” Kraddick

July 27, 2013: David “Kidd” Kraddick, 53, American radio announcer who was based in Dallas, Texas, and heard on about 100 stations across the US.
Link: Dallas News

JJ Cale

July 26, 2013: JJ Cale, 74, US singer-songwriter best known for the hits Cocaine, After Midnight and Crazy Mama.
Link: Noise11

Bernadette Lafont

July 25, 2013: Bernadette Lafont, 74, French actress who rose to fame during the new wave of the 1960s. She worked with directors François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol.
Link: Wikipedia

Dennis Farina

July 22, 2013: Dennis Farina, 69, US actor and former cop best known for his role as Detective Joe Fontana in the Law & Order TV franchise. He just completed a comedy titled Lucky Stiff.
Link: Fox

Helen Thomas

July 20, 2013: Helen Thomas, 92, US journalist and White House correspondent who covered every president from Kennedy to Obama.
Link: CNN

Mel Smith

July 19, 2013: Mel Smith, 60, British comedian, actor and director who starred in Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones, alongside Griff Rhys Jones. He also directed the films The Tall Guy and Bean. With Jones he started the production company Talk Back, which made comedies including Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show, I'm Alan Partridge and Big Train.
Links: Wikipedia; Independent

Cory Monteith

July 13: Cory Monteith, 31, Canadian actor, of a suspected drug overdose. He was best known for his role in the hit US series Glee.
Link: USA Today

Pran Krishan Sikand

July 12, 2013: Pran, 93, Bollywood actor best known for playing villains ins a string of films from the 1950s. His full name was Pran Krishan Sikand, but he was known simply as Pran.
Link: Wikipedia

Alan Whicker

July 12, 2013: Alan Whicker, 87, British journalist and broadcaster best known for his Whicker's World documentary series, and for being sent up in the Monty Python's Flying Circus "Whicker Island" sketch.
Link: Wikipedia

Bernadette Nolan

July 4, 2013: Bernadette "Bernie" Nolan, 52, Irish-born UK television star and lead singer with The Nolans, of cancer.
Link: Wikipedia

Jim Kelly

June 29, 2013: Jim Kelly, 67, US martial arts specialist best known for his film role opposite Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon. In later years, he became a professional tennis player.
Link: CNN

Bert Stern

June 26, 2013: Bert Stern, 83, US celebrity photographer best known for his series of portraits of Marilyn Monroe shortly before she died.
Link: BBC

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