Mollie Sugden

July 1, 2009: Mollie Sugden, 86, British actress who starred as Mrs Slocombe in Are You Being Served? Best remembered for her character's jokes about her pussy, she made a guest appearance as herself in Little Britain in 2003.
Links: Guardian

Fred Travalena

June 28, 2009: Fred Travalena, 66, US comic impressionist known as "the man of a thousand faces", from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Links: NJ.com

Gale Storm

June 27, 2009: Gale Storm, 87, US television atcor and singer. Born Josephine Owaissa Cottle, she became a star after winning a radio talent show and had her own TV sitcom, My Little Margie in the early 1950s. She also starred in The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna and had several top 10 hits.
Links: CNN

Sky Saxon

June 23, 200: Sky Saxon, 71, lead singer and bass player with influention US psychedelic rock group The Seeds.
Links: NY Times

Habib Tanvir

June 8, 2009: Habib Tanvir, 84, Indian playwright, theatre director and actor.
Links: BBC

Shih Kien

June 3, 2009: Shih Kien, 96, Hong Kong actor best known for playing the rival of Bruce Lee's character in the kung-fu classic Enter the Dragon.
Links: BBC

Koko Taylor

June 3, 2009: Koko Taylor, 80, multi award-winning US blues singer best known for her signature tune Wang Dang Doodle.
Links: CNN

Paul Sharratt

May 27, 2009: Paul Sharratt, 75, British born entertainer and producer who worked for many years at Channel 9 in Brisbane on and the Gold Coast before starting a successful production company in LA. Sharratt was best known in Queensland for his TV variety shows, for running the Tropicarnival festival and for chairing popular music hall performances.
Links: goldcoast.com.au

Wayman Tisdale

May 15, 2009: Wayman Tisdale, 44, US basketball star and jazz musician, of cancer.
Links: CNN

Charles 'Bud' Tingwell

May 15, 2009: Charles "Bud" Tingwell, 86, Australian actor who appeared in post-war British and Australian films, television series including Homicide and the hit Australian film The Castle. He also voiced characters for Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and starred in the acclaimed drama Changi.
Links: news.com.au

Anne Scott-James

May 13, 2009: Anne Scott-James, 96, British journalist, author, editor (of Harper's Bazaar) and game-show panellist best known for her appearances on the BBC radio series My Word alongside Denis Norden and Frank Muir.
Links: Telegraph

Ron Silver

March 15, 2009: Ron Silver, 62, US actor and political activist. Silver starred in the film Reversal of Fortune and in the TV series The West Wing.
Links: CNN

Kathy Staff

December 13, 2008: Kathy Staff, 80, British actress, born Minnie Higginbottom, who played Nora Batty in the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. She also had roles in Open All Hours, Crossroads and Coronation Street.
Links: Guardian

Horst Tappert

December 13, 2008: Horst Tappert, 85, German actor who starred in the global hit TV series Derrick. The police drama, made in the 1970s and 80s, screened in more than 100 countries.
Links: DW

Bob Spiers

December 7, 2008: Bob Spiers, 63, Glasgow-born British director of TV series including Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers and The Goodies, and of the feature film Spice World.
Links: BBC

Yma Sumac

November 1, 2008: Yma Sumac, 86, popular US-based South American 1950s soprano known as "the Peruvian songbird" and "the nightingale of the Andes".
Links: CNN

Studs Terkel

October 31, 2008: Studs Terkel, 96, US broadcaster and author. He won the Plitzer Prize for his 1985 book The Good War.
Links: Chicago Tribune

Levi Stubbs

October 17, 2008: Levi Stubbs, 72, US singer with Motown group the Four Tops. Their hits included Bernadette and Reach Out (I'll Be There).
Links: BBC

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

August 3, 2008: Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, 89, Nobel Prize winning Russian writer and Soviet dissident. His works about the USSR included One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cancer Ward and Gulag Archipelago.
Links: Wikipedia

Jo Stafford

July 18, 2008: Jo Stafford, 90, US singer who was popular with servicemen during World War II and afterwards went on to sell 25 million albums.
Links: Telegraph

Tony Snow

July 12, 2008: Tony Snow, 53, US political commentator, radio and TV host, and third press secretary to president George W. Bush, of cancer.
Links: Wikipedia

Michael Turner

June 27, 2008: Michael Turner, 37, US comic-book artist, of bobe cancer. He drew covers for such titles as Superman/Batman, The Flash, Uncanny X-Men and Civil War, and created the character Witchblade.
Links: CNN

Dick Turner

June 15, 2008: Dick "Tosser" Turner, 76, Australian rugby league manager and one of the pioneers of the State of Origin concept.
Links: ABC

Esbjorn Svensson

June 14, 2008: Esbjorn Svensson, 44, Swedish jazz pianist and composer with the trio EST, in a scuba diving accident.
Links: BBC

Dino Risi

June 7, 2008: Dino Risi, 91, Italian film director whose movies included 1974's Oscar-nominated Profumo di Donna, which was remade in Hollywood as Scent of a Woman. He was regarded as a master of comedy who made more than 50 films including Poveri ma Belli (Poor but Beautiful), Belle ma Povere (Poor Girl, Pretty Girl) and Il Sorpasso (The Easy Life).
Links: BBC

Irena Sendler

May 12, 2008: Irena Sendler, 98, Polish resistance hero and saviour of Jewish children.
Links: Telegraph

Mark Speight

April 13?, 2008: Mark Speight, 42, British television host, of suspected suicide. Speight, the star of BBC children's show SMart, disappeared three months after his fiancee Natasha Collins died in the bath following a drug binge.
Links: BBC

Paul Scofield

March 19, 2008: Paul Scofield, 86, British stage and screen actor who won an Academy Award in 1966 for playing Sir Thomas More in the film of Robert Bolt’s A Man For All Seasons.
Links: Times

Mike Smith

February 28, 2008: Mike Smith, 64, lead singer and keyboard player with British pop band the Dave Clark Five. The band's hits included Glad All Over and Catch Us If You Can.
Links: USA Today

Roy Scheider

February 10, 2008: Roy Scheider, 75, American actor best known for his role as the police chief in Jaws. He also starred in All That Jazz and The French Connection.
Links: CNN

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