Jimmy Savile

October 29, 2011: Sir Jimmy Savile, 84, iconic British television and radio presenter. He presented the popular BBC programs Top Of The Pops and Jim'll Fix It for many years, and raised an enormous amount of money for charity through marathon running.
Link: Daily Mail; Wikipedia

Bubba Smith

August 3, 2001: Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, 66, former US National Football Leagues star who became a Hollywood actor in films including the Police Academy series and the TV shows Good Times and Charlie's Angels.
Link: WSJ; Wikipedia

Sherwood Schwartz

July 12, 2011: Sherwood Schwartz, 94, US television writer and producer who created the hit shows Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch.
Link: Wikipedia

Jay Dee Springbett

June 30, 2011: Jay Dee Springbett, 36, UK-born record company executive and former judge on Australian Idol,, found dead in his Sydney home.
Link: Age

Margaret Tyzack

June 25, 2011: Margaret Tyzack, 75, British actress known for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the TV mini series The Forsyte Saga, The First Churchills and I, Claudius.
Links: Telegraph

Roy Skelton

June 8, 2011: Roy Skelton, 79, British character and voice actor best known for his roles on TV's Rainbow and as one of the original Doctor Who Daleks.
Link: Telegraph

Keith Smith

June ?, 2011: Keith Smith, 94?, Australian radio and TV host who specialised in interviewing children, especially on his long-running Pied Piper show. He was also a prolific author.
Links: SMH

Leonard Stern

June 7, 2011: Leonard Stern, 87, US sitcome writer and producer best known for his work on Get Smart, The Honeymooners, The Phil Silvers Show and McMillan & Wife.
Link: BBC

Benny Spellman

June 3, 2011: Benny Spellman, 79, US R&B singer whose hits included the original version of Fortune Teller, which was later covered by the Rolling Stones.
Link: Wikipedia

Clarice Taylor

May 30, 2011: Clarice Taylor, 93, US actress and comic best known for playing the mother of Bill Cosby's character in The Cosby Show. She also had a recurring role on Sesame Street.
Link: Washington Post

Gil Scott-Heron

May 27, 2011: Gil Scott-Heron, 62, influential US musician and poet known as "the godfather of rap".
Link: BBC

Randy Savage

May 20, 2011: "Macho Man" Randy Savage, 58, US wrestler, born Randall Mario Poffo, in a car accident following a suspected heart attack.
Link: Wikipedia

Sada Thompson

May 4, 2011: Sada Thompson, 83, American stage and screen actress whose television roles included matriarch Kate Lawrence in the 1970s series Family.
Link: Wikipedia

Phoebe Snow

April 26, 2011: Phoebe Snow, 60, US singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 hit Poetry Man. She died as a consequence of a cerebral haemorrhage suffered in January.
Link: Wikipedia

Poly Styrene

April 25, 2011: Poly Styrene, 53, British punk rocker, born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, of cancer. She was a member of the band X-Ray Spex and a leader of the Riot Grrrl movement.
Link: LA Times

John Sullivan

April 23, 2011: John Sullivan, 64, British sitcom scriptwriter who created the long-running hit television show Only Fools and Horses.
Link: Guardian

Elisabeth Sladen

April 19, 2011: Elisabeth Sladen, 63, British star of the television series Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures, of cancer.
Links: Daily Mail

Michael Sarrazin

April 17, 2011: Michael Sarrazin, 69, Canadian actor, born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin, best known for his role opposite Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses Don't They?
Link: Wikipedia

Sol Saks

April 16, 2011: Sol Saks, 100, US television and films scriptwriter best known for creating the 1960s TV series Bewitched.
Link: BBC

Helen Stenborg

March 22, 2011: Helen Stenborg, 86, American stage and screen actress.
Link: Wikipedia

Elizabeth Taylor

March 23, 2011: Elizabeth Taylor, 79, British-born Hollywood legend, of congestive heart failure. Her screen roles ranged from National Velvet to Cleopatra, via Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, but she also made headlines for her many marriages - and especially her romance with Welsh actor Richard Burton. She was also well respected for her work for AIDS charities.
Links: LA Times; Guardian

Owsley "Bear" Stanley

March 13, 2011: Owsley Stanley, 76, US counter-culture figure who produced more than a million doses of LSD in the 1960s and befriended and inspired the stars of the psychedelic era.
Links: ABC; Wikipedia

Mike Starr

March 8, 2011: Michael Starr, 44, US musician who was the orignal bass player with rock group Alice in Chains. In 2010, he appeared in the reality TV series Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew.
Link: Wikipedia

Justin Tennison

February 22, 2011: Justin Tennison, 33, crew member on US TV reality series Deadliest Catch. He was found dead in a Homer, Alaska motel room after a party.
Link: USA Today

George Shearing

February 14, 2011: George Shearing, 91, Anglo-American jazz pianist and composer who had charting records in the US spanning four decades.
Link: Wikipedia

Tura Satana

February 4, 2011: Tura Satana, 72, US actress and exotic dancer, born Tura Luna Pascual Yamaguchi in Hokkaido, Japan, best known for her role in Russ Meyers' Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!.
Link: Wikipedia

Maria Schneider

February 3, 2011: Maria Schneider, 58, French actress who starred alongside Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris, but later led a very troubled life.
Link: LA Times

Agathe von Trapp

December 28, 2010: Agathe von Trapp, 97, Austrian-American entertainer and member of the family on which the musical The Sound of Music was based. She disowned the musical, saying it was not her family's true story.
Link: SMH

Hideko Takamine

December 28, 2010: Hideko Takamine, 86, Japanese actress who went from a child star to become an enduring cinematic icon.
Link: Wikipedia

Billy Taylor

December 28, 2010: Billy Taylor, 89, US jazz musician, composer and academic.
Link: Wikipedia

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