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Eileen Herlie

October 8, 2008: Eileen Herlie, 90, American actress who began her career on Broadway and finished it with a 30-year run on the TV soap opera All My Children.
Link: CNN

Rob Guest

October 1, 2008: Rob Guest, 58, British-born Australian and New Zealand musical theatre star, of a massive stroke. The world's longest running title of Phantom of the Opera, Guest also starred in the musicals Jolson, Sound of Music and Les Miserables, and had been a pop star in NZ in the 1970s. He was playing the Wizard of Oz in Wicked at the time of his death.
Links: SMH, news.com.au, NZ Herald

Isaac Hayes

August 10, 2008: Isaac Hayes, 65, US soul music singer and songwriter best known for the theme to the 1971 film Shaft. In recent years, he voiced the character Chef on the South Park animated TV series but left after the show sent-up his faith, Scientology.
Links: CNN

Estelle Getty

July 22, 2008: Estelle Getty, 84, Us actress who played the mother Sophia on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls, and starred in the film Stop or My Mom Will Shoot.
Links: Hollywood Reporter

Clive Hornby

July 3, 2008: Clive Hornby, 63 , British actor who starred for two decades in the soap opera Emmerdale, of cancer. He also played in 1960s band The Dennisons.
Links: Guardian

Larry Harmon

July 3, 2008: Larry Harmon, 83, US entertainer best known for playing Bozo the clown. Although he did not create the character, he enhanced it, bought the rights to it and trained more than 200 other Bozos to perform in local markets.
Links: CNN

Dody Goodman

June 22, 2008: Dody Goodman, 93, US comic actress best known for her role on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and her roles in the movies Grease and Splash!.
Links: CNN

Red Harrison

June 19, 2008: Red Harrison, 75, journalist who held senior positions at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including host of radio's AM current affairs program between 1981 and 1986.
Links: ABC

Jim Hager

May 1, 2008: Jim Hager, 64, US comic and musician who rose to fame with his twin brother Jon on the television show Hee Haw.
Links: CNN

Albert Hofmann

April 29, 2008: Albert Hofmann, 102, Swiss scientist who first synthesised lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
Links: BBC

Dougie Hayward

April 26, 2008: Dougie Hayward, British "tailor to the stars" whose clients included Michael Caine, Terence Stamp and Tony Bennett. He was said to have inspired the title character in the film Alfie and author John Le Carre's Tailor of Panama.
Links: Independent

Burt Glinn

April 9, 2008: Burt Glinn, 82, photographer with the famous Magnum agency.
Links: NY Times

Charlton Heston

April 5, 2008: Charlton Heston, 84, Academy Award-winning US actor, born John Charles Carter, who found fame in epic films including Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Show on Earth and Planet of the Apes. In his later years he rose to prominent as president of the controversial National Rifle Association, only quitting the job in 2003 after he revealed having Alzheimer's Disease.
Links: Wikipedia; BBC

Gary Gygax

March 4, 2008: Gary Gygax, 69, co-inventor of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons game, once dubbed affectionately as "the greatest nerd of all time".
Links: Independent

Jeff Healey

March 2, 2008: Jeff Healey, 41, blind Canadian jazz and rock singer, from cancer, which he had suffered all his life. His biggest hit was Angel Eyes.
Links: CNN.

Barry Galton

February 29, 2008: Barry Galton, 72, Australian journalist and author who lived on Queensland's Gold Coast and wrote the history of the surf life-saving movement.
Links: ABC

David Groh

February 12, 2008: David Groh, 68, US actor best known as the ex-husband of the title character on the sitcom Rhoda, of cancer. He also appeared on stage and in films, including Get Shorty.
Links: CNN

Andrew Harwood

February ?, 2008: Andrew Harwood, 62, Australia radio announcer, quiz show host and actor, of a severe asthma attack. A long time host of It's Academic, he began his media career on radio in Warwick, Queensland. Harwood was also an actor on the Paul Hogan Show.
Links: SMH

Sandra Harvey

January 21, 2008: Sandra Harvey, 49, Australian journalist and author, of cancer. She was best known for her series of books on real-life crimes, including Brothers In Arms and My Husband, My Killer.
Links: The Australian

Edmund Hillary

January 11, 2008: Sir Edmund Hillary, 88, New Zealand adventurer who, with Tenzing Norgay, was the first to climb to the top of Mt Everest, the world's highest peak. He returned to Nepal after his 1953 expedition to help built hospitals, airstrips and other community facilities.
Links: NZ Herald, ABC

Johnny Grant

Jananuary 8, 2008: Johnny Grant, 84, the honorary Mayor of Hollywood. A former broadcaster and quiz show host, he was best known as the emcee at Hollywood Walk of Fame functions.
Links: CNN

Clinton Grybas

January 4, 2008: Clinton Grybas, 32, Australian radio broadcaster and football commentator. His death is believed to be linked to a sleepwalking incident.
Links: news.com.au

Kevin Greening

December 29, 2007: Kevin Greening, 44, British DJ who worked on BBC Radio 1 and 5, the BBC World Service, and on commercial stations Virgin, Heart and Smooth.
Links: Guardian

Tony Holland

November 29, 2007: Tony Holland, 67, British TV writer who created the series Eastenders, Eldorado and Angels.
Links: Guardian; BBC

Pierre Granier-Deferre

November 16, 2007: Pierre Granier-Deferre, 80, French film director. He specialised in presenting the works of novelist Georges Simenon on the screen.
Links: Guardian

Robert Goulet

October 30, 2007: Robert Goulet, 73, American actor and singer, whose rose to fame in Camelot and starred in many stage musicals, from South Pacific to La Cage Aux Folles. He also won a Grammy and starred in films including Atlantic City, Beetlejuice and The Naked Gun 2 1/2
Links: EW; Bloomberg

Frank Hyde

September 24, 2007: Frank Hyde, 91, Australian rugby league player who became one of the great commentators of the game.
Links: SMH

Alice Ghostley

September 21, 2007: Alice Ghostley, 81, US actress best known for her TV roles, as Esmerelda in Bewitched, and Bernice in Designing Women. She also appeared in the films To Kill a Mockingbird, The Graduate and Grease.
Links: CNN

Leona Helmsley

August 20, 2007: Leona Helmsley, 87, US businesswoman and hotelier who was known as "the Queen of Mean". Helmsley, who was jailed for tax fraud, famously observed that "only the little people pay taxes".
Links: NY Times

Merv Griffin

August 11, 2007: Merv Griffin, 84, US talk-show host, game-show inventor and producer, singer, actor and real estate tycoon. He built a fortune from the concepts for the shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
Links: CNN

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