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Vic Mizzy

October 19, 2009: Vic Mizzy, 93, US songwriter who composed the theme tunes to the television shows Green Acres and The Addams Family. He joked that he bought his Bel Air mansion with a couple of snaps of his fingers.
Links: NPR

Al Martino

October 13, 2009: Al Martino, 82, US singer and actor, born Alfred Cini, whose most famous screen role was in The Godfather. In the UK, his song Here in My Heart was the NME's first number one hit, in 1952.
Links: Guardian

Daniel Melnick

October 13, 2009: Daniel Melnick, Hollywood producer behind hits including Straw Dogs, Network< Kramer vs Kramer and Midnight Express and the TV series Get Smart.
Links: Telegraph

James Murray

September 29, 2009: Father James Murray, 82, Catholic priest and writer who was the long-erving relgious affairs editor of The Australian.
Links: The Australian

Howard Morrison

September 24, 2009: Sir Howard Morrison, 74, New Zealand singer. He formed the Howard Morrison Quartet in the 1950s and remained a leading concert and television performer for decades.
Links: NZ Herald

Rick Nattrass

September 4, 2009: Rick Nattrass, 59, Australian environmentalist and broadcaster, of a heart attack.
Links: ABC

Leela Naidu

July 29, 2009: Leela Naidu, 69, Bengali actress who starred in Hindu and English films, including The Householder, was once Miss India, apeared in Vogue and was named one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world.
Links: WikiPedia

Frank McCourt

July 19, 2009: Frank McCourt, 78, late-blooming, Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish-American author whose books included Angela's Ashes and 'Tis. He and his brother Malachy also performed a popular stage act, A Couple of Blackguards.
Links: Telegraph

Dallas McKennon

July 14, 2009: Dallas McKennon, 89, US actor and voice artist who was heard in the Walt Disney films The Lady and the Tramp, One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Mary Poppins. He also gave voice to cereal commercials for Kellogg.
Links: Telegraph

Steve McNair

July 4, 2009: Steve McNair, 36, former US NFL quarterback with the Tennessee Titans, murdered by his girlfriend Sahel Kazemi, 20, who then killed herself.
Links: NY Times

Karl Malden

July 1, 2009: Karl Malden, 97, US actor best known for his roles in the films A Streetcar Named Desire, Birdman of Alcatraz, How the West Was Won, Gypsy and On The Waterfront, and the TV series Streets of San Francisco. He was also the face of American Express for many years.
Links: BBC

Billy Mays

June 28, 2009: Billy Mays, 50, US infommercials host who went from selling products on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to become a national celebrity.
Links: NY Daily News

Ed McMahon

June 23, 2009: Ed McMahon, 86, veteran US broadcaster best known as sidekick to legendary Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. McMahon's introduction, "Heeeeeeeere's Johnny", was much imitated and parodied. He also hosted a series of TV blooper shows and appeared in many commercials.
Links: CNN

Vyacheslav Nevinny

May 31, 2009: Vyacheslav Nevinny, 74, popular Russian stage and screen actor. He starred in 70 films and voiced many animated characters.
Links: Russia IC

Andrew Martin

March 13, 2009: Andrew Martin, 33, former professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. Known as The Punisher, he was found dead in his apartment in Tampa, Flordia. Police said there was no sign of foul play.
Links: news.com.au

Brian Naylor

February 7, 2009: Brian Naylor, 78, longtime television newsreader for Australian's Nine and Seven networks. Naylor, who began on radio and once hosted the Brian and the Juniors young talent show, and his wife Moiree were among at least 135 victims of bushfires in rural Victoria.
Links: Herald Sun; ABC

John Martyn

January 29, 2009: John Martyn, 60, British singer and songwriter, born Iain David McGeachy, who worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and David Gilmour.
Links: Daily Telegraph

John Mortimer

January 16, 2009: John Mortimer, 85, British lawyer and author of the Rumpole books, which became a successful TV series. He also adapted Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited for television. As a barrister, Mortimer was involved in several high profile human rights and civil liberties cases including the Lady Chatterley's Lover and Oz obscenity trials.
Links: BBC

Angela Morley

January 15, 2009: Angela Morley, 84, award-winning British conductor and composer of film, radio and TV scores. She was born Walter (Wally) Scott but had a sex change in middle age. Her work included music for The Goon Show, The Slipper and The Rose, and Watership Down. She also worked extensively with Star Wars composer John Williams.
Links: Telegraph

Ricardo Montalbán

January 14, 2009: Ricardo Montalbán, 88, US actor who starred on screen, including the TV series Fantasy Island and the film Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and on stage.
Links: Broadway.com

Patrick McGoohan

January 13, 2009: Patrick McGoohan, 80, Britishp-American actor, director and writer who starred as Danger Man and The Prisoner in the UK series.
Links: Guardian

Robert Mulligan

December 20, 2008: Robert Mulligan, 83, US film director whose work included To Kill A Mockingbird, Same Time Next Year and The Summer of '42. He was the brother of the late actor Richard Mulligan.
Links: Bloomberg

Kerryn McCann

December 7, 2008: Kerryn McCann, 41, Australian marathon runner, of breast cancer.
Links: Herald Sun

Richard Marsland

December 6, 2008: Richard Marsland, 32, Australian radio announcer, comic and script writer. A star of the Triple M breakfast show in Melbourne, he was found dead in a car.
Links: news.com.au

Mitch Mitchell

November 12, 2008: Mitch Mitchell, 61, last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He also played drums for Eric Clapton, John Lennon and Muddy Waters.
Links: CNN

Miriam Makeba

November 10, 2008: Miriam Makeba, 76, South African singer who was banned in her homeland under apartheid. She died after collapsing on stage in Italy.
Links: CNN

Jack Narz

October 15, 2008: Jack Narz, 85, US quiz show host who fronted Video Village, Now You See It, Concentration, Beat the Clock and, infamously, the show Dotto which was taken after the air after evidence suggested a contestant was given the answers in advance. His brother, Tom Kennedy, also hosted quizzes.
Links: CNN

Paul Newman

September 26, 2008: Paul Newman, 83, American actor, of cancer. Regarded as one of the greats of modern cinema, he starred in films including The Sting, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, Exodus, Hud, The Hustler, The Color of Money and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He also raised more than $250 million for charity through his Newman's Own salad dressings.
Links: CNN; Newman's Own

Bill Melendez

September 2, 2008: Bill Melendez, 91, US animator who worked for Disney in the 1930s but found enduring fame creating television specials based on Charles M. Schulz's Peanuts comic strip.
Links: CNN

LeRoi Moore

August 19, 2008: LeRoi Moore, 46, US musician, of complications from a farm-vehicle accident. Moore, a saxophonist, was a founding member of the Dave Mathews Band.
Links: BBC

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