Buddy Miles

February 26, 2008: George Allen "Buddy" Miles, 60, US drummer with Jimi Hendrix's band in 1969 and 1970.
Links: Telegraph

Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie

February 7, 2008: Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie, 78, Grand Master of the Knights of Malta, a lay Roman Catholic order also known as the Sovereign Military Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta.
Links: IHT

Jeremy Beadle

January 30, 2008: Jeremy Beadle, 59, British broadcaster who found fame playing practical jokes in television shows including Beadle's About and Game for a Laugh. He was also a large fundraiser for charity.
Links: Times

Christian Brando

January 26, 2008: Christian Brando, 49, troubled son of US acting icon Marlon Brando, of penumonia. He had small acting roles, but was best remembered for the five years he spent in prison for killing his sister's boyfriend, Dag Drollet.
Links: CNN

Bill Belew

January 7, 2008: Bill Belew, 76, US costume designer who created Elvis Presley's wardrobe for his 1968 comeback TV special. His clients over a 50-year career also included Ella Fitzgerald, the Jacksons and Gloria Estefan.
Links: CNN

Benazir Bhutto

December 27, 2007: Benazir Bhutto, 54, former Pakistani prime minister, assassinated at a political rally. Many others also died when the gunman blew himself up.
Links: BBC; CNN

Jim Angel

December 24, 2007: Jim Angel, 67, Australian broadcaster of a massive stroke. Angel was a regular newsreader on the John Laws show on Sydney station 2UE. In a 44-year career he also worked on 2CH and 2GB.
Links: news.com.au

Joe Ames

December 22, 2007: Joe Ames (Joseph Urick), 86, member of popular US vocal group the Ames Brothers. Their pre-rock'n'roll hits included The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.
Links: Hollywood Reporter

Maurice Bejart

November 22, 2007: Maurice Bejart, 80, controversial Switzerland-based French choreographer who pioneered "totaltheatre" - a fusion of language, music, dance and direction. His final work, Around the World in 80 Minutes, is due to premiere in December.
Links: DW; SwissInfo

Peter Andren

November 2, 2007: Peter Andren, 63, independent Australian Member of Parliament, of cancer. A former television and radio journalist, he was a vocal critic of many government policies.
Links: ABC

Joey Bishop

October 18, 2007: Joey Bishop, US comedian and the last member of Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack", which also included Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford. He had two TV series, both called The Joey Bishop Show.
Links: NY Times

Kim Beazley Sr

October 12, 2007: Kim Beazley Sr, 90, Australian politician who was Education Minister in the Whitlam Government (1972-75). He was also the father of the former ALP leader Kim Beazley.
Links: Courier-Mail, SMH

Enrico Banducci

October 10, 2007: Enrico Banducci, 85, US nightclub owner born Harry Charles Banducci. His Hungry I club in San Francisco helped lauch the careers of Mort Sahl, Barbra Streisand, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and Bob Newhart.
Links: NY Times

Carol Bruce

October 9, 2007: Carol Bruce, 87, Canadian actress who began as a nightclub singer and then starred in US stage and screen musicals, including the films Louisiana Purchase and Behind the Eight Ball and a Broadway production of Show Boat. She also played radio station owner Mama Carlson in the TV comedy WKRP in Cincinatti.
Links: CNN

Patrick Borque

September 25, 2007: Patrick Borque, 29, former bass player with Canadian country band Emerson Drive. Found dead at home.
Links: Contact Music

Brooke Astor

August 13, 2007: Brooke Astor, 105, US socialite and philanthropist who supported some of the great cultural icons of New York, from Carnegie Hall to the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. She gave away US$195 million and made a point of visiting each recipient. She was also a journalist and novelist, and wrote two memoirs.
Links: BBC; Bloomberg

Michelangelo Antonioni

July 30, 2007: Michelangelo Antonioni, 94, Italian film director whose acclaimed work included L'Avventura and Blow-Up.
Links: Guardian

Ingmar Bergman

July 30, 2007: Ingmar Bergman, 89, celebrated Swedish film director and writer. His award-winning films included 1957's The Seventh Seal, 1961's Through a Glass Darkly and 1982's Fanny and Alexander.
Links: Times, Washington Post

George Burrarrawangu

June 10, 2007: George Burrarrawangu, 50, lead singer of indigenous Australian rock group the Warumpi Band.

Tom Burns

June 4, 2007: Tom Burns, 75, iconic figure in the Queensland branch of the Australian Labor Party and onetime deputy premier of Queensland.
Links: Courier-Mail

Jean-Claude Brialy

May 30, 2007: Jean-Claude Brialy, 74, pioneering star of French New Wave cinema in the 1950s and 60s. His films included Le Beau Serge, Le Genou de Claire and Une Femme Est une Femme.
Links: International Herald Tribune

Sue Becker

May 6, 2007: Sue Becker, 79, pioneering Australian TV fitness guru, of cancer. Becker went on to host British television's Boomph with Becker program and, in later years, she become a talkback radio host in Tasmania.
Links: Hobart Mercury.

Alvin Batiste

May 6, 2007: Alvin Batiste, 70+, US clarinetist who played with, and taught, many jazz greats and toured with Ray Charles.
Links: CNN

Roscoe Lee Browne

April 11, 2007: Roscoe Lee Browne, 81, Emmy award-winning actor whose credits included Julius Caesar and The Blacks on the stage, All in the Family, Soap and The Cosby Show on television, and the films Topaz, The Cowboys and Babe.
Links: CNN

Jean Baudrillard

March 6, 2007: Jean Baudrillard, 77, French philosopher and critic. He gained attention in recent years by claiming that the 1991 Gulf War "did not take place", as it was mainly experienced as a television event. His ideas were brought to popular attention through the film The Matrix, which features a copy of his book Simulacra and Simulation.
Links: LA Times

Herman Brix

February 24, 2007: Herman Brix, 100, Olympic shot-put champ and actor also known as Bruce Bennett who played Tarzan on film in the 1930s. He also appeared in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and several early television shows.

Lothar-Guenther Buchheim

February 22, 2007: Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, 89, German author of the celebrated war novel Das Boot. He was also an artist, art collector and director of his own museum of pre-war Expressionist paintings.
Links: CNN

Janet Blair

February 19, 2007: Janet Blair, 85, US star of 1940s film musicals including My Sister Eileen, Broadway and The Fabulous Dorseys.
Links: USA Today

Robert Adler

February 15, 2007: Robert Adler, 93, prolific inventor who won an Emmy for his role in devising the television remote control.
Links: Boston Globe

Marcheline Bertrand

January 27, 2007: Marcheline Bertrand, 56, US actress and mother of Angelina Jolie, of cancer.
Links: CNN

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