Richard Attenborough

August 24, 2014: Richard Attenborough, 90, British actor and director. He starred in films ranging from Brighton Rock to The Great Escape and Jurassic Park, and directed the acclaimed biopic Gandhi.
Link: Guardian

Lauren Bacall

August 12, 2014; Lauren Bacall, 89, American actress, born Betty Joan Perske, best known for her on-screen partnership with husband Humphrey Bogart in films such as The Big Sleep and Key Largo. She also appeared to great acclaim in Broadway musicals.

Jack Brabham

May 19, 2014: Sir Jack Brabham, 88, Australian Formula 1 motor-racing champion. He built his own F1 car and won the title in 1959, 1960 and 1966.
Link: BBC

Malik Bendjelloul

May 13, 2014: Malik Bendjelloul, 36, Swedish actor and director who won an Academy Award for his documentary film Searching for Sugarman.
Link: Guardian

Scott Asheton

March 15, 2014: Scott Asheton, 64, US musician who played alongside Iggy Pop in the 1960s-70s proto-punk band The Stooges.
Link: BBC

Tony Benn

March 14, 2014: Tony Benn, 88, British politician who renounced his peerage and became a champion of the Left of the Labour Party.
Link: BBC

Richard Bull

February 3, 2014: Richard Bull, 89, US character actor who appeared in the TV series Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.
Link: People

Claudio Abbado

January 20, 2014: Claudio Abbado, 80, Italian conductor.
Link: Guardian

Ronnie Biggs

December 18, 2013: Ronnie Biggs, 84, British criminal known for the "Great Train Robbery", his escape from prison and life on the run, mainly in Brazil.
Link: Wikipedia

Jon Brookes

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

Mick Aston

June 23, 2013: Mick Aston, 66, British archaeologist who became a popular cast member on the TV program Time Team.
Link: Daily Mail

Iain Banks

June 9, 2013: Iain Banks, 59 Scottish author, of gall bladder cancer. His works included The Wasp Factory, Player of Games, Complicity, Walking on Glass and The Crow Road.
Link: Guardian

Eddie Braben

May 22, 2013: Eddie Braben, 82, British comedy writer who worked extensively with double act Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. He also wrote for Ronnie Corbett, Ken Dodd and David Frost, among others, nd collaborated with the authors of The Play What I Wrote, about his relationship with Morecambe and Wise.
Link: Guardian

Chrissy Amphlett

April 21, 2013: Chrissy Amphlet, 53, Australian singer with The Divinyls, of breast cancer. The band's hits included I Touch Myself and Pleasure and Pain.
Link: Herald Sun

Allan Arbus

April 19, 2013: Allan Arbus, 95, American actor best known as the psychiatrist Dr Sidney Freedman on the TV series MASH.
Link: LA Times

Frank Bank

April 13, 2013: Frank Bank, 71, US actor who played Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on the seminal sitcom Leave It to Beaver, and its belated sequel The New Leave It to Beaver. He also worked as a bonds broker.
Link: Wikipedia

Chris Bailey

April 3, 2013: Chris Bailey, 62, Australian musician with rock band The Angels, of cancer.
Link: Australian

Kenny Ball

March 7, 2013: Kenny Ball, 82, English jazz trumpeter whose career stretched over six decades. His band Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen had hits with Samantha and Midnight in Moscow, and he was a popular regular on the duo Morecambe and Wise television show.
Link: BBC

Richard Briers

February 17, 2013: Richard Briers, 79, British stage and screen actor best known as Tom in the 1970 sitcom The Good Life. He also appeared in the TV series Monarch of the Glen and on stage as Lear, Richard III and Hamlet, and in farces by Alan Ayckbourn and Ray Cooney.
Link: Guardian

Patty Andrews

January 30, 2013: Patty Andrews, 94, last surviving member of popular American trio The Andrews Sisters. Their hits included I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) and I Can Dream, Can't I?, and they appeared in 16 films.
Link: Australian

Conrad Bain

January 14, 2013: Conrad Bain, 89, US stage and screen actor best known for his roles in the sitcoms Maude and Diff'rent Strokes.
Link: Wikipedia

Bille Brown

January 13, 2013: Bille Brown, 61, stage and screen actor, director and playwright from Biloela, Queensland, Australia. He worked with the major Australian theatre companies, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in New York; and on film and stage with British comedian John Cleese.
Links: SMH; Courier-Mail; Brisbane Times

Gerry Anderson

December 26, 2012: Gerry Anderson, 83, British writer and producer remembers for his marionette-based science-fiction TV series, including Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlett and the Mysterons, and the live-action series Space 1999.
Link: Wikipedia

Dave Brubeck

December 5, 2012: Dave Brubeck, 91, US jazz composer and pianist.
Lik: Wikipedia

Jaspal Bhatti

October 25, 2012: Jaspal Bhatti, 57, India's most famous Sikh comedian and televsion host, in a car accident.
Link: National

Max Bygraves

September 1, 2012: Max Bygraves, 89, British variety entertainer remembered for his stage and television appearances and his catchphrase. "I want to tell you a story." He was also a popular cabaret star in Australia, and in 2005 he moved to Queensland's Gold Coast, where he died.
Link: Chortle; SMH

Neil Armstrong

August 25, 2012: Neil Armstrong, 82, American astronaut who, in 1969, was the first man to step foot on the moon. With Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins, Armstrong etched his name in history, and asserted US superiority in the "space race" with the then-USSR.
Link: CNN

Helen Gurley Brown

August 13, 2012: Helen Gurley Brown, 90, US author and journalist who was editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 30 years, and wrote the controversial 1962 book Sex and the Single Girl.
Link: CNN

Maeve Binchy

July 30, 2012: Maeve Binchy, 72, Irish journalists and writer whose books, beginning in 1982 with Light A Penny Candle, sold 40 million copies.
Link: RTE

Ernest Borgnine

July 8, 2012: Ernest Borgnine, 95, US actor, born Ermes Effron Borgnino, who won an Oscar for Marty, then went on to front sitcom McHale's Navy, and continued to work into his 90s, including as the voice of Mermaid Man on SpongeBob SquarePants.
Link: Wikipedia

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