Mel Stuart

August 9, 2012: Mel Stuart, 83, US film director and producers whose biggest hits were 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.
Link: BBC

Mary Tamm

July 26, 2012: Mary Tamm, 62, British actress who played companion Romana alongside Tom Baker's Doctor in Doctor Who; of cancer. She also had a long stage career and was in the films The Odessa File and The Likely Lads, as well as TV soaps EastEnders and Brookside.
Link: BBC

Dara Singh

July 11: Dara Singh, 84, Bollywood actor, who started out as a professional wrestler and became an action hero. He started in films in the 1950s, doing his own stunts, and later played the Hindu monkey god Hanuman in the 1980s TV series Ramayan.
Link: HuffPo

Anthony Sedlak

July 6, 2012: Anthony Sedlak, 29, Canadian celebrity chef, of an undisclosed medical condition.
Link: Wikipedia

Eric Sykes

July 4, 2012: Eric Sykes, 89, British actor, writer, director and comedian who co-wrote scrpts for The Goon Show with Spike Milligan and went on to become a beloved television performer and creator of the enduring comedy short, The Plank.
Links: Wikipedia

Doris Singleton

June 26, 2012: Dorthea "Doris" Singleton, 92, US radio and television actress who played Lucy's nemesis, Lillian (later Caroline) Appleby, in I Love Lucy. She also appeared in My Three Sons, Dynasty, The Munsters and Days of Our Lives.
Links: LA Times

Victor Spinetti

June 18, 2012: Victor Spinetti, 82, Welsh actor and comic who appeared on stage and screen, including the Beatles' films A Hard Day's Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour. He won a Tony Award for his performance in Oh, What a Lovely War! after it transfered to Broadway from London's West End.
Link: BBC

Arthur Stern

May 24, 2012: Arthur P. Stern, 87, Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who moved to the US to work for GE, where he became a pioneer of colour television, transistor and satellite-navigation technology.
Link: LA Times

Donna Summer

May 17, 2012: Donna Summer, 63, American disco queen whose songs included Love to Love You Baby and I Feel Love.
Link: Wikipedia

Carroll Shelby

May 10, 2012: Carroll Shelby, 89, US racing car driver and designer of the Shelby Cobra.
Link: NPR

Vidal Sassoon

May 9, 2012: Vidal Sassoon, 84, UK-born celebrity hairdresser who became a global brand after humble beginnings in London in the early 1950s.
Links: Wikipedia

Maurice Sendak

May 7, 2012: Maurice Sendak, 83, US children's book author and illustrator whose most famous work was Where the Wild Things Are.
Links: NY Times

Jill Shearer

May 6, 2012: Jill Shearer, Australian playwright whose works including the acclaimed Shimada, which played on Broadway. Her plays were produced by many Australian companies, including the Queensland Theatre Company, the Melbourne Theatre Company and La Boite.

Junior Seau

May 2, 2012: Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau, Jr, 43, American football linebaker who played with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.
Link: Wikipedia

Jack Tramiel

April 8, 2012: Jack Tramiel, 83, Polish-born American computer pioneer. By developing and marketing the Commodore 64 and the Atari ST in the early 1980s, he is credited with bringing computing and gaming to the masses.
Link: IGN, Forbes

Earl Scruggs

March 28, 2012: Earl Scruggs, 88, US bluegrass banjo player best remembered for the theme to 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, which he performed with Lester Flatt. His picking style influenced many other musicians, and he performed alongside artists including Sting, Dwight Yoakam and Elton John
Link: LA Times

George Tupou V

March 18, 2012: George Tupou V, 63, the King of Tonga. Ruler of the Pacific island nation since 2006, he introduced democratic reforms. He died in hospital in Hong Kong.
Link: SMH

Shenouda III

March 17, 2012: Pope Shenouda III, 88, Egyptian Coptic Christian leader. Born Nazeer Gayed Roufail, he became the 117th Pope of Alexandria in November 1971.
Link: HuffPost

Ian Turpie

March 11, 2012: Ian Turpie, 68, Australian entertainer. Known affectionately as "Turps", he hosted music and game shows in the 60s, 70s and 80s, and continued to perform on stage and screen until his death, often in self-parodying roles.
Link: Official website; Wikipedia

Robert B. Sherman

March 5, 2012: Robert B. Sherman, 86, US songwriter who, with his brother Richard, wrote songs for Disney films including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats, and for the UA musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Link: LA Times

Clive Shakespeare

February 15, 2012: Clive Shakespeare, 62, British-born musician and songwriter with the 1970s chart-topping Australian band Sherbet, of cancer.
Link: Herald Sun

Colin Tarrant

January 26, 2012: Colin Tarrant, 59, British stage and screen actor. He was best known for playing Inspector Andrew Monroe in the long-running TV police drama The Bill.
Link: Daily Mail

Dick Tufeld

January 22, 2012: Dick Tufeld, 85, US actor and announcer best known as the voice of the Lost in Space robot, whose catchcry was "Danger, Will Robinson".
Link: LA Times

Ronald Searle

December 30, 2011: Ronald Searle, 91, British cartoonist behind the St Trinian's and Molesworth series. He was also lauded as a serious artist for his sketches made while a prisoner in the Changi POW camp in Singapore.
Link: Wikipedia; BBC

Billie Jo Spears

December 14, 2011: Billie Jo Spears, 74, US country singer whose biggest hit was Blanket on the Ground.
Link: Guardian

Joe Simon

December 14, 2011: Joe Simon, 98, US comic book artist, writer and editor who co-created Captain America with Jack Kirby.
Link: NY Times

Bill Tapia

December 2, 2011: Bill Tapia, 103, American ukulele player who performed with the likes of s Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley.
Link: BBC

Alan Sues

December 1, 2011: Alan Grigsby Sues, 85, US stage and screen actor and comedian best known for the TV show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. His characters included Big Al the sportscaster and Uncle Al the Kiddies' Pal. He was also in the classic Twilight Zone episode "The Masks".
Link: Wikipedia

Karl Slover

September 15, 2011: Karl Slover, 93, US actor who played one of the Munchins in the 1939 film musical The Wizard of Oz.
Link: BBC

Andrea True

November 7, 2011: Andrea True, 68, US disco singer, born Andrea Marie Truden, who began her entertainment career in adult films.
Links: LA Times

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