Elisabeth Beresford,

December 24, 2010: Elisabeth Beresford, 84, British writer who created the popular children's characters The Wombles, who appeared in print and in a well-loved TV series.
Links: Guardian

Captain Beefheart

December 17, 2010: Captain Beefheart, 69, US avant-garde musician and painter, born Don Van Vliet. A friend and collaborator of Frank Zappa, he fronted The Magic Band and released 12 albums before retiring from the music business to take up art.
Link: Wikipedia

Jerry Bock

November 3, 2010: Jerry Bock, 81, US composer who, with Sheldon Harnick, wrote Broadway musicals including Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello!
Link: Wikipedia

Lisa Blount

October 27, 2010 Lisa Blount, 53, US film producer and actres who starred in the film An Officer and a Gentleman.
Link: Daily Mail

Denise Borino-Quinn

October 27, 2010: Denise Borino-Quinn, 46, US manicurist-cum-actress who featured as "Rubinesque" mafia wife Ginny Sacrimoni in The Sopranos, of cancer.
Link: CNN

Alexander Anderson

October 22, 2010: Alexander Anderson, 90, creator of cult US cartoon series Rocky and His Friends, and its characters Rocket J Squirrel and Bullwinkle J Moose, a.s well as Mountie Dudley Do-Right
Link: Time

Tom Bosley

October 19, 2010: Tom Bosley, 83, US actor best known for playing Howard,the patriach of the Cunningham family, in the popular 1970s and 80s sitcom Happy Days. He also starred in Murder, She Wrote and The Father Dowling Mysteries.
Link: LA Times

Barbara Billingsley

October 16, 2010: Barbara Billingsley, 94, US actress who played the matriarch June Cleaver on the popular 1950s TV show Leave it to Beaver. She also appeared in the comedy film Airplane! (a.k.a. Flying High!).
Link: Daily Mail

Solomon Burke

October 10, 2010: Solomon Burke, 70, US soul singer, on a plane in Amsterdam. His hits included Everybody Needs Somebody To Love and Cry to Me, used in the film Dirty Dancing.
Link: Guardian

Roy Ward Baker

October 5, 2010: Roy Ward Baker, 93, British film director whose work included The One that Got Away and the 1950s classic A Night to Remember, about the sinking of the Titanic.
Link: Telegraph

George Blanda

September 27, 2010: George Blanda, 83, US professional footballer who played a record 26 seasons and was the game's highest scorer at the time of his retirement.
Link: Wikipedia

Michael Been

August 19, 2010: Michael Been, 60, US musician with 1980s rock band The Call. He later toured with his son, Michael Robert Levon Been's band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Link: Wikipedia

Ivy Bean

July 28, 2010: Ivy Bean, 104, British woman who was regarded as the world's oldest Twitter and Facebook user. Her thousands of fans included TV and music star Peter Andre, politician Lord Prescott and writer and broadcasterr Stephen Fry.
Link: Wikipedia

Beryl Bainbridge

July 2, 2010: Dame Beryl Bainbridge, 75, British novelist whose works included An Awfully Big Adventure, The Dressmaker and Injury Time.
Link: BBC

Robert Byrd

June 28, 2010 Robert Byrd, 92, longest-serving US senator, in office for 51 years. A Democrat, he was briefly a member of the Ku Klux Klan and he joined Southern Democrats in an unsuccessful filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Link BBC

Ray Alan

May 23, 2010: Ray Alan, 79, British ventriloquist who, with his dummy Lord Charles, appeared alongsie Laurel and Hardy, on television, in music hall and on cruise liners.
Link: BBC

Alec Bedser

April 4, 2010: Sir Alec Bedser, 91, England cricket great who bowled out Australian captain Don Bradman six times, the first for a duck.
Link: Times

Martin Benson

February 28, 2010: Martin Benson, 91, British actor and producer who starred in the films Goldfinger, Exodus and Cleopatra and the television series Dangerman and Last of the Summer Wine.
Link: Times

Nina Blanchard

February 7, 2010: Nina Blanchard, 91, Hollywood-based model agency boss whose clients included Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Shari Belafonte, Rene Russo, Cristina Ferrare and Catherine Oxenberg.
Link: LA Times

David Brown

February 1, 2010: David Brown, 93, US stage and screen producer whose films included The Sting, Jaws, Driving Miss Daisy and The Verdict.
Link: NY Times

Mina Bern

January 10, 2010: Mina Bern, 98, Poland-born, New York-based Yiddish actress known for her cabaret singing and comedy performances.
Link: NY Times

Gene Barry

December 10, 2009: Gene Barr, 90, US actor who starred in the TV series Bat Masterson and Burke's Law.

Carl Ballantine

November 3, 2009: Carl Ballantine, 92, US magician and actor who starred as Lester Gruber in the TV series McHale's Navy, in movies including Speedway and Mr Saturday Night and in a 1971 stage revivial of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.
Links: Variety

Lou Albano

October 14, 2009: "Captain" Lou Albano, 76, US professional wrestler who came to global prominence in the video for Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want to Have Fun. He also appeared in Miami Vice and Body Slam, and ran a charity to help retired wrestlers.
Links: USA Today

Luis Aguile

October 10, 2009: Luis Aguile, 73, Argentine-born singer-songwriter who recorded more than 700 songs including the hit When I Left Cuba.
Links: CBC

Gordon Boyd

October 8, 2009: Gordon Boyd, 86, British-born Australian television star of the 1970s and 80s who hosted shows including The Marriage Game, The Gordon Boyd Show and Showcase.
Links: Daily Telegraph; SMH

Mike Ahern

October 4, 2009: Mike Ahern, 67, British radio presenter who worked for Radio Caroline and the BBC in the UK, and in Brisbane, Australia, on Radio 4BC.
Links: Radio Today; 4BC

Army Archerd

September 9, 2009: Army Archerd, 87, longtime US Hollywood journalist, who wrote a column for Variety for more than 50 years. He was one of the few in Hollywood to stand up to the House of UnAmerican Activities in the 1950s.
Links: CNN

Ray Barrett

September 8, 2009: Ray Barrett, 82, Australian actor who starred on stage in screen at home and in Britain. He starred in the films The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Don's Party, Australia and Brilliant Lies, in the UK TV series The Troubleshooter and the Australian series Something in the Air.
Links: Brisbane Times; The Guardian

Hildegard Behrens

August 18, 2009: Hildegard Behrens, 72, great German opera star who specialised in the role of Brünnhilde from Wagner's Ring cycle.
Links: Telegraph

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