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Felix Dennis

June 23, 2014: Felix Dennis, 67, British publisher who became notorious in the 1960s when he edited the counter-culture magazine Oz and was charged with conspiracy to corrupt public morals. He and his co-defendants were acquitted. He went on to build up an empire that included Maxim and The Week.
Link: The Australian

Ruby Dee

June 11, 2014: Ruby Dee, 91, American actress, writer and activist best known for the 1960 film A Raisin in the Sun.
Link: Wikipedia

Ann B Davis

June 1, 2014: Ann B. Davis, 88, US actress best known for playing Alice the housekeeper in the popular 1970s TV series The Brady Brunch and its spin-offs.
Link: LA Times

Sid Caesar

February 12, 2014: Sid Caesar, 91, American comedian and saxophonist best known for his television series Your Show of Shows, which launched many comedic talents, includig Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, Larry Gelbart,Neil Simon and Mel Brooks.
Link: Wikipedia

Manna Dey

October 23, 2013: Manna Dey, 94, popular Indian singer. Born Prabodh Chandra Dey, he performed songs in Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Kannada, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.
Link: Gulf News

Felix Dennis

October 17, 2013: Felix Dennis, 52, Jamaican-British comedian and actor, of cancer. He appeared in The Real McCoy, The Fast Show, Absolutely Fabulous and Citizen Khan. He also performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Link: BBC

Scott Carpenter

October 10, 2013: Scott Carpenter, 88, US astronaut who was the second American to orbit the Earth, and the fourth in space. He also worked on the Sealab underwater exploratory mission and became an executive at NASA.
Link: Wikipedia

Tom Clancy

October 2, 2013: Tom Clancy, 66, US author of bestselling espionage thrillers including The Hunt for Red October, The Sum of All Fears, Patriot Games, Debt of Honour, and Clear and Present Danger. His best-known character was CIA agent,and later US president, Jack Ryan.
Link: Wikipedia

Carolyn Cassady

September 20, 2013: Carolyn Cassady, 90, US artist who was associated with the so-called "Beat Generation", along with her husband Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.
Link: Wikipedia

Ray Dolby

September 12, 2013: Ray Dolby, 80, US audio engineer who invented the almost-ubiquitous Dolby noise-reduction system. He also played a role in inventing video tape recording.
Link: WIkipedia

JJ Cale

July 26, 2013: JJ Cale, 74, US singer-songwriter best known for the hits Cocaine, After Midnight and Crazy Mama.
Link: Noise11

Jeanne Cooper

May 8, 2013: Jeanne Cooper, 84, US actress who played Katherine Chancellor on long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless.

Deanna Durbin

April 2?, 2013: Deanna Durbin, 91, Canadian actress and singer who started performing as a teenager. She was the highest-paid Hollywood star in the late 1940s. Her films included Three Smart Girls, Mad About Music and That Certain Age. In 1949, she quit at the height of her career and moved to rural France.
Link: BBC

Stompin' Tom Connors

March 6, 2013: Charles Thomas "Stompin' Tom" Connors, 77, Canadian singer-songwriter.
Link: Wikipedia

Ray Cusick

February 21, 2013: Ray Cusick, 84, British designer who devised the look of the Daleks for the BBC TV series Doctor Who.
Link: Economist

Charles Durning

December 24, 2012: Charles Durning, 89, US character actor who had roles on stage and screen. He starred in films including Dog Day Afternoon and The Sting, and won a Golden Globe for his role in the TV film The Kennedys of Massachusetts and a Tony for playing Big Daddy the acclaimed Broadway production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
Link: NPR

Bryce Courtenay

November 22, 2012: Bryce Courtenay, 79, South African-born Australian author of bestsellers including The Power of One.
Link: SMH

Clive Dunn

November 6, 2012: Clive Dunn, 92, character actor best known as Corporal Jones in the British sitcom Dad's Army. He also had a novelty hit single, Grandad, and a children's TV show of the same name. As Jones, he was known for the catchphrases "Don't panic!" and "They don't like it up 'em."
Links: BBC

John Clive

October 15, 2012: John Clive, 79, British writer and actor who starred in The Italian Job, A Clockwork Orange and several Carry On films, and provided the voice of John Lennon for Yellow Submarine.
Link: BBC

Gary Collins

October 13, 2012: Gary Collins, 74, US actor in TV anf films, including Airport, and 1980s host of the Miss America pageant.
Link: ABC

Michael Clarke Duncan

September 3, 2012: Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, US actor best known for his role as a wrongly convicted man with supernatural powers in The Green Mile. He also starred in the TV series The Finder.
Link: CNN

Hal David

September 1, 2012: Hal David, 91, American lyricist best known for his collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach. Hewrote songs for Marty Robbins, Dionne Warwick, The Carpenters, Dusty Springfield, B. J. Thomas, Gene Pitney, Tom Jones and others. Hits included Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head, This Guy's in Love with You, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Do You Know the Way to San Jose, Walk on By and I Say a Little Prayer.
Link: Wikipedia

Phyllis Diller

August 20, 2012: Phyllis Diller, 95, US standup comic, musician, and TV and film actress who paved the way for women on the comedy circuit. She appeared alongside Bob Hope in the films Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! and Eight on the Lam. She was also in the 1961 film Splendor in the Grass and voiced a character in the 1998 animated movie A Bug's Life.
Link: USA Today

Adam Cullen

July 29, 2012: Adam Cullen, award-winning Australian portrait artist.
Link: SMH

Darryl Cotton

July 27, 2012: Darryl Cotton, 62, Australian singer who gained fame with the band Zoot and as a solo performer, of cancer. He also wrote songs for Olivia Newton John and Shaun Cassidy, hosted a children's television program and acted in the soap opera The Young Doctors. Right up until his death, he was touring with musicians Russell Morris and Jim Keays.
Link: Age

Stephen Covey

July 16, 2012: Stephen Covey, 79, US author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In 1996, he was named one of Time magazine's 25 most influential Americans.
Link: CNN

Richard Dawson

June 2, 2012: Richard Dawson, 79, British actor, born Colin Lionel Emm, best know for his role as Newkirk in the World War II POW camp comedy Hogan's Heroes and as host of the game show Family Feud.
Link: LA Times

Donald 'Duck' Dunn

May 13, 2012: Donald 'Duck' Dunn, 70, bass player with Booker T and the MGs, who played himself in the cult comedy film The Blues Brothers.
Links: Guardian

Dick Clark

April 18, 2012: Dick Clark, 82, US television star, entertainment entrepreneur and pop-culture icon. He hosted Bandstand in the 1950s and hosted the annual New Year's Eve celebrations from New York for decades.
Link: USA Today

Frank Carson

February 22, 2012: Frank Carson, 85, Belfast-born comedian who was a popular figure on the stage and small screen in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Link: BBC

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