Gone But Not Forgotten in 2019

We said goodbye to many famous faces, voices & names from radio, movies, television, sports, history, arts and literature this year. These celebrities and others said their final farewell to us in 2019.

Celebrity deaths in 2019 that you may have missed: 

julie adams died 2019, julie adams february 2019 death, american actress, 1970s tv shows, dan august, tv soap operas, capitol paula denning, Julie Adams (nee Betty May Adams)

American actress of TV (Capitol; The Jimmy Stewart Show; Perry Mason; General Hospital; Quincy M.E.) & movies (Horizons WestThe Lawless Breed; Creature from the Black Lagoon) (born Oct. 17, 1926 – died Feb. 23, 2019; age 92). Cause of death for Julie Adams is unknown. (Julie Adams 1970 Dan August)

danny aiello died 2019, danny aiello december 2019 death, american actor, movies, bang the drum slowly, the godfather part ii, the purple rose of cairo, moonstruck, 29th street, do the right thing, the january manDanny Aiello (nee Daniel Louis Aiello Jr.)

American actor of TV & movies (Moonstruck; Ruby; Bang the Drum Slowly; The Purple Rose of Cairo; 29th Street; Do The Right Thing) (born June 20, 1933 – died Dec. 12, 2019; age 86). Danny Aiello died after a short illness. (Danny Aiello 2011 Photo: Mike Lizzi

jed allan died 2019, jed allan march 2019 death, american actor, tv shows, lassie, soap operas, santa barbara cc capwell, love of life, the secret storm professor, general hospital, movies, ice station zebra, days of our lives, beverly hills 90210Jed Allan (nee Jed Allan Brown)

American actor of movies (Ice Station Zebra) and TV (C. C. Capwell on Santa Barbara; Lassie; Beverly Hills 90210; Paul Britton on The Secret Storm; Days of Our Lives; General Hospital; Port Charles) (born Mar. 1, 1935 – died Mar. 9, 2019; age 84). Cause of death for Jed Allan is unknown. (Jed Allan 1969 Lassie)

bibi andersson died 2019, bibi andersson april 2019 death, swedish actress, movies, the seventh seal, the passion of anna, scenes from a marriage, i never promised you a rose garden, an enemy of the people, quintet,Bibi Andersson (nee Berit Elisabeth Andersson)

Swedish movie actress (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden; Duel at Diablo; Persona; The Passion of Anna; Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story) (born Nov. 11, 1935 – died Apr. 14, 2019; age 83). Bibi Andersson had a 2009 stroke. (Bibi Andersson 1961 Photo: Harry Pot / Dutch National Archives)

rene auberjonois died 2019, rene auberjonois december 2019 death, american actor, tv shows, benson clayton endicott, star trek deep space nine, boston legal, movies, mash, the big bus, eyes of laura mars, the little mermaid René Auberjonois

Tony Award-winning American actor of stage, TV (Benson; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Boston Legal), movies (MASH; The Big Bus; Eyes of Laura Mars; The Little Mermaid) (born June 1, 1940 – died Dec. 8, 2019; age 79). René Auberjonois  died of lung cancer. (René Auberjonois 2010 Photo: Luigi Rosa

claudine auger died 2019, claudine auger december 2019 death, french actress, 1960s movies, thunderball, the treasure of san gennaro, triple cross, the devil in love, the killing game, anyone can play, escalation,Claudine Auger (nee Claudine Oger)

French movie actress (Thunderball; Triple Cross; The Devil in Love; The Bastard; Anyone Can Play; Summertime Killer; Flic Story; The Bermuda Triangle; Lovers and Liars; Bloody Sun) (born Apr. 26, 1941 – died Dec. 18, 2019; age 78). Claudine Auger died after a long illness. (Claudine Auger 1965 Photo)

ginger baker died 2019, ginger baker october 2019 death, english drummer, modern drummer hall of fame, rock and roll hall of fame, cream drummer, hit songs, toad, sunshine of your love, white room, crossroads, badge, strange brew,Ginger Baker (nee Peter Edward Baker)

Modern Drummer Hall of Fame English co-founder of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Cream (Toad; Sunshine of Your Love; Strange Brew) (born Aug. 19, 1939 – died Oct. 6, 2019; age 80). Cause of death for Ginger Baker is unknown. (Ginger Baker 1968 Photo: F. van Geelen, Omropvereniging VARA

kaye ballard died 2019, kaye ballard january 2019 death, american comedienne, singer, actress, classic tv shows, the mothers in law, the doris day showKaye Ballard (nee Catherine Gloria Balotta)

American singer & actress of TV (The Mothers-in-Law; What a Dummy; The Doris Day Show; The Hollywood Squares; All My Children) and movies (The Girl Most Likely; Freaky Friday; The Ritz) (born Nov. 20, 1925 – died Jan. 21, 2019; age 93). Kaye Ballard died of kidney cancer. (Kaye Ballard 1968 Photo)

dave bartholomew died 2019, dave bartholomew june 2019 death, african american musician, dixieland jazz bandleader, composer, songwriter, i hear you knocking, aint that a shame, im walkinDave Bartholomew (nee Davis Bartholomew)

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame American musician, songwriter (I Hear You Knocking; Ain’t That A Shame; I’m Walkin; My Ding-a-Ling), & bandleader (born Dec. 24, 1918 – died June 23, 2019; age 100). Dave Bartholomew died of heart failure. (Dave Bartholomew 1962 Photo: Hugo van Gelderen)

diahann carroll died 2019, diahann carroll october 2019 death, african american singer, black actress, classic tv shows, julia, dynasty, movies, carmen jones, porgy and bess, paris blues,Diahann Carroll (nee Carol Diahann Johnson)

Tony Award-winning American singer-actress of TV (Julia Baker on Julia; Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty & The Colbys; White Collar), movies (Carmen Jones; Porgy & Bess; The Split; Claudine) (born July 17, 1935 – died Oct. 4, 2019; age 84). Diahann Carroll died of cancer. (Diahann Carroll 1976 Photo: CBS TV)

seymour cassel died 2019, seymour cassel april 2019 death, american character actor, tv shows, 12 oclock high, tracy takes on, movies, minnie and moskowitz, valentino, sunburn, Seymour Cassel

American actor of movies (Minnie and Moskowitz; Valentino; Dick Tracy; Honeymoon in Vegas; Indecent Proposal; Sunburn), TV (12 O’Clock High; Tracy Takes On…) (born Jan. 22, 1935 – died Apr. 7, 2019; age 84). Seymour Cassel’s cause of death is unknown. (Seymour Cassel 2007 Photo: Tantamount)

carol channing died 2019, carol channing january 2019 death, american comedy actress, singer, dancer, broadway musicals, hello dolly, tony awards, gentlemen prefer blondesCarol Channing

Tony Award-winning American singer, dancer, & actress of stage (Hello, Dolly!), TV (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In; The Love Boat) and movies (Thoroughly Modern Millie) (born Jan. 31, 1921died Jan. 15, 2019; age 97). Carol Channing died of natural causes.(Carol Channing 1973 Photo: Allen Warren

marion chesney gibbons died 2019, m c beaton december 2019 death, scottish writer, historical romance author, mystery series, a house for the season, agatha raisin, hamish macbeth, Marion Chesney Gibbons (nee Marion Chesney; aka M.C. Beaton)

Scottish historical romance series writer (Travelling Matchmaker; A House for the Season) and mystery author (Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series) (born June 10, 1936died Dec. 30, 2019; age 83). Marion Chesney died after a short illness. (M. C. Beaton 2006 Photo: David Shankbone)

john clarke died 2019, john clarke october 2019 death, american actor, tv soap operas, days of our lives mickey horton, classic tv shows, the new breed joe huddleston, gunsmokeJohn Clarke

Daytime Emmy Award-winning American actor of movies & TV (Mickey Horton on Days of Our Lives 1965-2004; The New Breed; Gunsmoke; The Loretta Young Show) (born Apr. 14, 1931- died Oct. 16, 2019; age 88). John Clarke died of pneumonia complications. (John Clarke c 1970s Photo)

barry coe died, nee barry clark heacock, aka joseph spalding coe, barry coe july 2019 death, american actor, tv shows, follow the sun, movies, love me tender, peyton place, a letter to nancy,Barry Coe (nee Barry Clark Heacock; aka Joseph Spalding Coe)

American actor of TV (Ben Gregory on Follow the Sun; General Hospital; Bracken’s World) and movies (A Private’s Affair; Peyton Place; Thundering Jets; The Cat; Love Me Tender) (born Nov. 26, 1934 – died July 16, 2019; age 84). Cause of death for Barry Coe is unknown. (Barry Coe 1962 Photo: ABC)

tim conway died 2019, tim conway may 2019 death, american comedian, actor, 1960s movies, mchales navy, tv shows, the tim conway comedy hourTim Conway (nee Thomas Daniel Conway)

Emmy Award-winning American actor of TV (McHale’s Navy; The Carol Burnett Show; The Tim Conway Comedy Hour; Rango) & movies (The Apple Dumpling Gang) (born Dec. 15, 1933 – died May 14, 2019; age 85). Cause of death for Tim Conway is unknown. (Tim Conway 1970 The Tim Conway Show Photo)

doris day died 2019, doris day may 2019 death, american singer, que sera sera, tv shows, the doris day show, movies, pillow talk, the glass bottom boat, pillow talkDoris Day (nee Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff)

Grammy Award-winning American singer (Que Sera Sera; Secret Love) and actress of TV (The Doris Day Show) & movies (Pillow Talk; Teacher’s Pet; The Glass Bottom Boat) (born Apr. 3, 1922 – died May 13, 2019; age 97). Cause of death for Doris Day is unknown. (Doris Day 1960s Photo: kate gabrielle)

harrison dillard died 2019, harrison dillard november 2019 death, american track and field athlete, olympic gold medalist, 1948 worlds fastest manHarrison Dillard (“Bones“; 1948 “World’s Fastest Man“)

Retired American & Olympic Games gold medalist (1948 London Olympics 100M and 100M relay; 1952 Helsinki 110m hurdles and 100m relay) (born July 8, 1923 – died Nov. 15, 2019; age 96). Harrison Dillard died of stomach cancer. (Harrison Dillard 1952 Photo: United Press Association)

stanley donen died 2019, stanley donen february 2019 death, american filmmaker, choreographer, director, 1940s films, singin in the rain, seven brides for seven brothers, Stanley Donen

American movie producer & director (Singin’ in the Rain; Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Indiscreet; Damn Yankees; Royal Wedding; Funny Face; Charade; Two for the Road) (born Apr. 13, 1924 – died Feb. 21, 2019; age 94). Stanley Donen died of a heart attack. (Stanley Donen 1952 Photo: Photoplay)

daryl dragon died 2019, daryl dragon january 2019 death, american musician, keyboardist, songwriter, captain and tenille, love will keep us together, the way i want to touch youDaryl Dragon

American musician, songwriter & and songwriter with Captain and Tenille (Love Will Keep Us Together; Do That To Me One More Time; Shop Around; Muskrat Love) (born Aug. 27, 1942 – died Jan. 2, 2019; age 76). Daryl Dragon died of renal failure. (Daryl Dragon 1976 Photo: ABC Television)

carmen died 2019, carmen duncan february 2019 death, australian actress, 1980s tv soap operas, another world iris carrington wheeler,  daytime television series, as the world turns lisa grimaldi, Carmen Duncan

Australian actress of stage, movies, and TV (Iris Carrington Wheeler on Another World; As the World Turns; Winners & Losers; The Young Doctors) (born July 7, 1942 – died Feb. 3, 2019; age 76). Iris Duncan died of breast cancer. (Carmen Duncan 1989 Another World Promo: NBC)

bob einstein died 2019, bob einstein january 2019 death, american actor, comedy writer, tv shows, super dave osborne, bizarre, curb your enthusiasm, arrested development, the smothers brothers comedy hourBob Einstein (nee Stewart Robert Einstein)

American TV writer, producer, & actor of movies and TV (Super Dave; Bizarre; Curb Your Enthusiasm; Arrested Development; The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour) (born Nov. 20, 1942 – died Jan. 2, 2019; age 76). Bob Einstein died of cancer. (Bob Einstein 1970 Photo: ABC)

georgia engel died 2019, georgia engel april 2019 death, american comedic actress, 1970s television shows, 1970s sitcoms, rhoda georgette franklin, mary tyler moore show georgette baxter, the betty white show mitzi maloney, goodtime girls loretta smoot, jennifer slept here susan elliot, Georgia Engel

American actress of stage, movies, and TV (Georgette on The Mary Tyler Moore Show & Rhoda; The Betty White Show; Hot in Cleveland; Passions) (born July 28, 1948 – died Apr. 12, 2019; age 70). Cause of death for Georgia Engel is unknown. (Georgia Engel 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Photo: CBS TV)

howard engel died, howard engel july 2019 death, canadian journalist, reporter, cbc producer, st catharines writer, mystery novelist, benny cooperman mysteries, the suicide murders,Howard Engel

Canadian CBC producer, reporter, author (The Man Who Forgot How to ReadCity of Fallen AngelsThe Suicide Murders) (born April 2, 1931 – died July 16, 2019; age 88). Cause of death for Howard Engel is unknown. (Howard Engel Photo: By Permission of Beverly Slopen Literary Agency)

richard erdman died 2019, richard erdman march 2019 death, american actor, movies, helldivers over greece, the san francisco story, the blue gardenia, stalag 17, tv shows, community, wheres raymondRichard Erdman (nee John Richard Erdmann)

American character & voice over actor of TV (Leonard on Community; Where’s Raymond?; The Tab Hunter Show; Perry Mason), & movies (Francis in the Navy; Stalag 17) (born June 1, 1925 – died Mar. 16, 2019; age 93). Richard Erdman had dementia and a fall before he died. (Richard Erdman 1958 Photo: ABC-TV)

robert evans died 2019, robert evans october 2019 death, american movie producer, 1970s movies, chinatown, marathon man, black sunday, players, 1980s film producer,  urban cowboy, popeye, the cotton club, the two jakes, sliver, jade, the phantom, the saint, the out of towners, how to lose a guy in 10 days, sliver, actor, man of a thousand faces, the sun also rises, the fiend who walked the west, the best of everything,Robert Evans

American movie producer (Chinatown; Marathon Man; Urban Cowboy; Rosemary’s Baby; Players; The Cotton Club), and actor (The Sun Also Rises) (born June 29, 1930 – died Oct. 26, 2019; age 89). Cause of death for Robert Evans is unknown. (Robert Evans 1967 The Kid Stays in the Picture Photo: Hyperion

Albert Finneyalbert finney died 2019, albert finney february 2019 death, english actor, british movies, night must fall, tom jones, erin brokovich, two for the road, scrooge, murder on the orient express,  (nee Albert Finney Jr.)

Emmy Award-winning English actor of stage, TV & movies (Tom Jones; Scrooge; Two for the Road; Annie; The Bourne Ultimatum; Skyfall; Wolfen; Erin Brockovitch) (born May 9, 1936 – died Feb. 7, 2019; age 82). Albert Finney died of a chest infection. (Albert Finney 1964 Night Must Fall Photo: CBS TV)

peter fonda died 2019, peter fonda august 2019 death, american actor, tv shows, movies, tammy and the doctor, easy rider, the wild angels, wild hogs, 310 to yuma, henry fondas son, jane fondas brotherPeter Fonda

American screenwriter & actor of TV & films (Easy Rider; Futureworld; Ulee’s Gold; The Limey; Escape from L.A.; Ghost Rider; Race with the Devil; 3:10 to Yuma; Wild Hog; Open Season) (born Feb. 23, 1940 – died Feb. 16, 2019; age 79.) Peter Fonda died of lung cancer. (Peter Fonda 1965 12 O’Clock High)

robert forster died 2019, robert forster october 2019 death, american actor, movies, avalanche, jackie brown, reflections in a golden eye, tv shows, last man standing, twin peaks, banyonRobert Forster (nee Robert Wallace Forster Jr.)

American actor of TV (Banyon; Twin Peaks; Heroes; Last Man Standing) & movies (Avalanche; Jackie Brown; Mulholland Dr.; The Black Hole) (born July 13, 1941 – died Oct. 11, 2019; age 78). Robert Forster died of brain cancer. (Robert Forster 2009 Photo: © Glenn Francis,

dorothea benton frank died 2019, dorothea benton frank september 2019 death, american author, south carolina novels, return to sullivans island, full of grace, all the single ladies, porch lights, queen bee, folly beachDorothea Benton Frank (nee Dorothea Olivia Benton)

American author (Porch Lights; All the Single Ladies; Queen Bee; Folly Beach; Sullivan’s Island) (born Sept. 12, 1951died Sept. 2, 2019; age 67). Dorothea Benton Frank died of cancer complications. (Dorothea Benton Frank 2009 Return to Sullivan’s Island Press Kit Photo:

marie fredriksson died 2019, marie fredriksson december 2019 death, swedish songwriter, roxette lead singer, hit rock songs, the look, listen to your heart, it must have been love, joyride, dangerous, listen to your heartMarie Fredriksson (nee Gun-Marie Fredriksson)

Swedish musician, songwriter, co-founder& lead singer of Roxette (The Look; Listen to Your Heart; It Must Have Been Love; Joyride; Dangerous; Listen to Your Heart) (born May 30, 1958 – died Dec. 9, 2019; age 61). Marie Fredriksson died of a brain tumor. (Marie Fredriksson 2014 Photo: Karin Törnblom)

bruno ganz died 2019, bruno ganz february 2019 death, swiss actor, movies, the boys from brazil, nosferatu the vampyre, the manchurian candidate, night train to lisbon, remember, heidi, the party, Bruno Ganz

Swiss film actor (The Boys From Brazil; Heidi; The Manchurian Candidate; In Order of Disappearance; The Reader; Remember; Luther; Night Train to Lisbon; The Party) (born Mar. 22, 1941 – died Feb. 16, 2019; age 77). Bruno Ganz died of intestinal cancer. (Bruno Ganz 2017 Photo: Maximilian Bühn)

valerie harper died, valerie harper august 2019 death, american actress, emmy awards, classic tv sitcoms, mary tyler moore show, rhoda morganstern, rhoda tv show, 1980s films, the last married couple in america, blame it on rio, valerie hogan, the office rita stone, Valerie Harper

Emmy Award-winning American actress of TV (Rhoda Morganstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show & Rhoda; Valerie) & movies (Blame it on Rio) (born Aug. 22, 1939 – died Aug. 30, 2019; age 80). Valerie Harper died of cancer. (Valerie Harper 1996 Photo: John Mathew Smith &

rutger hauer died, rutger hauer july 2019 death, dutch actor, 1980s films, nighthawks, blade runner, the osterman weekend, ladyhawke, flesh and blood, the hitcher, Rutger Hauer

Dutch TV (Smallville) & movie actor (Blade Runner; The Hitcher; Ladyhawke; Batman Begins; The Osterman Weekend; Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (born Jan. 23, 1944 – died July 19, 2019; age 75). Cause of death for Rutger Hauer is unknown. (Rutger Hauer 1987 Escape From Sobibor Photo: Jack Gold)

david hedison died, nee albert david hedison jr, david hedison july 2019 death, american actor, classic movies, the lost world, tv shows, voyage to the bottom of the sea, another world,David Hedison (nee Albert David Hedison Jr.)

American actor of TV (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea; Another World; The Young and the Restless) & films (Live and Let Die; Licence to Kill; The Lost World) (born May 20, 1927 – died July 18, 2019; age 92). Cause of death for David Hedison is unknown. (David Hedison 2009 Photo: Nightscream)

katherine helmond died 2019, katherine helmond february 2019 death, american actress, tv shows, whos the boss, benson, soap, coach, films, the hospital, the hindenburg, Katherine Helmond

American actress of TV (Mona Robinson on Who’s The Boss?; Jessica Tate on Soap & Benson; Everybody Loves Raymond) and movies (Frank and Ava) (born July 5, 1929 – died Feb. 23, 2019; age 89). Katherine Helmond died of Alzheimer’s Disease complications. (Katherine Helmond 1977 Photo: UPI)

george hilton died, george hilton july 2019 death, uruguayan american actor, 1960s movies, any gun can play, spaghetti westerns, halleluja for django, a bullet for sandoval, last of the badmenGeorge Hilton (nee Jorge Hill Acosta y Lara)

Uruguayan-American actor of movies (Halleluja for Django; The Ruthless Four; A Bullet for Sandoval; Last of the Badmen; The Battle of El Alamein; The Devil with Seven Faces) (born July 16, 1934 – died July 28, 2019; age 85). George Hilton died after a long illness. (George Hilton 1967 Any Gun Can Play)

lee iacocca died 2019, lee iacocca july 2019 death, american automobile executive, ford mustang, ford escort, mercury cougar, chrysler ceo, dodge minivan, k cars, author, where have all the leaders goneLee Iacocca (nee Lido Anthony Iacocca)

American automobile executive for Ford (Ford Mustang; Mercury Cougar), Chrysler CEO (Dodge Minivan; K-Cars), and author (Where Have All the Leaders Gone?) (born Oct. 15, 1924 – died July 2, 2019; age 94). Lee Iacocca died of Parkinson’s disease complications. (Ford Mustang Photo: Alvintrusty)

james ingram died 2019, james ingram january 2019 death, african american producer, singer, songwirter, somewhere out there, the day i fall in love, yah mo b thereJames Ingram

Grammy Award-winning American producer, musician, and singer-songwriter (Somewhere Out There; The Day I Fall in Love; Yah Mo B There) (born Feb. 16, 1952died Jan. 29, 2019; age 66). James Ingram died of brain cancer. (James Ingram 1998 Photo: Kingkongphoto &

arte johnson died 2019, arte johnson july 2019 death, american actor, comedian, tv shows, laugh in, hollywood squares, its always jan, movies, the subterraneans, that funny feeling, the presidents analyst, Arte Johnson

American comic & voice over actor of movies (That Funny FeelingLove at First Bite) and TV (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In; Hennesey; The Hollywood Squares) (born Jan. 20, 1929 – died July 3, 2019; age 90). Arte Johnson died of bladder and prostate cancer. (Arte Johnson 1956 Make Room For Daddy)

red kelly died 2019, red kelly may 2019 death, canadian hockey player, hockey hall of fame, nhl defenceman, detroit red wings, toronto maple leafsRed Kelly (nee Leonard Kelly)

Hockey Hall of Fame Canadian NHL defenceman, 8x Stanley Cups (4 Detroit Red Wings; 4 Toronto Maple Leafs), James Norris & Lady Byng Trophies, NHL coach (LA Kings; Penguins; Leafs) (born July 9, 1927 – died May 2, 2019; age 91). Cause of death for Red Kelley is unknown. (Red Kelly 1958 Photo: TGC)

ken kercheval died 2019, ken kercheval april 2019 death, american actor, movies, the disappearance of flight 412, tv shows, soap operas, dallas cliff barnes, the secret storm, search for tomorrowKen Kercheval

American actor of TV (Cliff Barnes on Dallas; The Secret Storm; Search for Tomorrow; How to Survive a Marriage) and movies (Rabbit, Run; Network) (born July 15, 1935 – died Apr. 21, 2019; age 83). Ken Kercheval died of pneumonia. (Ken Kercheval 1974 The Disappearance of Flight 412)

paul koslo died 2019, paul koslo january 2019 death, german canadian actor, movies, the drowning pool, bootleggers, welcome home, soldier boy, the omega man, the stone killer, vanishing pointPaul Koslo

German-Canadian actor of TV (Life Goes On; Hawaii Five-O; Falcon Crest; Cannon; The Incredible Hulk) and movies (Bootleggers; Welcome Home, Soldier Boy; The Stone Killer; Mr. Majestyk) (born June 27, 1944 – died Jan. 9, 2019; age 74). Paul Koslo died of pancreatic cancer. (Paul Koslo 1975 The Drowning Pool)

judith krantz june 2019 death, american short story writer, romantic fiction novelist, author, scruples, princess daisy, mistrals daughter, till we meet again, penJudith Krantz (nee Judith Bluma-Gittel Tarcher; aka Judy Krantz)

American magazine short story writer, romantic fiction novelist (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Mistral’s Daughter, Till We Meet Again; I’ll Take Manhattan; Dazzle), and screenplay writer (Judith Krantz’s Secrets) (born Jan. 9, 1928 – died June 22, 2019; age 91). Cause of death for Judith Krantz is unknown.

karl lagerfeld died 2019, karl lagerfield february 2019 death, german fashion designer, chanel designer, movie costume designer, Karl Lagerfeld

German photographer, costume designer, & fashion designer for fashion houses (Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Fendi, Macy’s, Jean Patou, H&M, Chloe) (born Sept. 10, 1933 – died Feb. 19, 2019; age 85). Cause of death for Karl Lagerfeld is unknown. (Karl Lagerfeld 2014 Photo: Christopher William Adach)

niki lauda died 2019, niki lauda may 2019 death, austrian race car driver, formula one racing, ferrari race car driver, brabham, mclaren racing team, Niki Lauda (nee Andreas Nikolaus Lauda)

Austrian Formula One (March, BRM, Ferrari, Brabham, McLaren) racing car driver, 3-time F1 Champion (1975, 1977, 1984), founder of Lauda Air and Niki airlines (born Feb. 22, 1949 – died May 21, 2019; age 70). Niki Lauda died of kidney problem complications. (Niki Lauda 1984 Photo: Z105space)

ron leibman died 2019, ron leibman december 2019 death, american actor, tv shows, kaz, friends, archer, the edge of night, movies, norma rae, the super cops, slaughterhouse five, the hot rock, rhinestone, zorro the gay bladeRon Leibman (nee Ronald Leibman)

Tony & Emmy Award-winning American actor of stage, TV (Kaz; Friends; Law & Order; The Edge of Night) and movies (The Super Cops; Slaughterhouse-Five; Norma Rae) (born Oct. 11, 1937 – died Dec. 6, 2019; age 82). Ron Leibman died of pneumonia complications. (Ron Leibman 1978 Photo: AP Laserphoto)

ted lindsay died 2019, ted linsday march 2019 death, canadian nhl forward, detroit red wings, 1950s stanley cups, chicago black hawks player, hockey hall of fameTed Lindsay (nee Robert Blake Theodore Lindsay; “Terrible Ted“)

Hockey Hall of Fame Canadian NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings – Stanley Cups 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955; Chicago Black Hawks) with 800+ points, 1950 Art Ross Trophy, NHLPA founder (born July 29, 1925 – died Mar. 4, 2019; age 93). Cause of death for Ted Lindsay is unknown. (Ted Lindsay 2011 Photo)

peggy lipton died 2019, peggy lipton may 2019 death, american singer, actress, tv shows, mod squad julie barnes, twin peaks norma jennings, secrets olivia owens,Peggy Lipton (nee Margaret Ann Lipton)

American model, singer & actress of TV (Julie Barnes on Mod Squad; Norma Jennings on Twin Peaks; Popular), movies (Mosby’s Marauders; When in Rome) (born Aug. 30, 1946 – died May 11, 2019; age 72). Peggy Lipton died of colon cancer. (Peggy Lipton The Mod Squad 1979 Photo: TV Keynotes)

carol lynley died 2019, carol lynley september 2019 death, american actress, movies, the last sunset, return to peyton place, under the yum yum tree, the pleasure seekers, harlow, bunny lake is missing, the poseidon adventureCarol Lynley (nee Carole Ann Jones)

American actress of TV & movies (Blue Denim; Return to Peyton Place, The Pleasure Seekers, Harlow; Bunny Lake is Missing, The Poseidon Adventure; Under the Yum Yum Tree; Blackout) (born Feb. 13, 1942 – died Sept. 3, 2019; age 77). Carol Lynley died of a heart attack. (Carol Lynley 1961: The Last Sunset Trailer)

sue lyon died 2019, sue lyon december 2019 death, american actress, 1960s movies, lolita, the night of the iguana, four rode out, 7 women, the flim flam man, tony rome, evel knievel, crash, Sue Lyon (nee Suellyn Lyon)

American actress of TV & movies (Lolita; The Night of the Iguana; 7 Women; The Flim-Flam Man; Tony Rome; Four Rode Out; Evel Knievel; Crash!; The Magician; The Astral Factor) (born July 10, 1946 – died Dec. 26, 2019; age 73. Cause of death for Sue Lyon is unknown. (Sue Lyon 1970 Four Rode Out)

bill macy died 2019, bill macy october 2019 death, american actor, tv sitcoms, classic tv shows, maude walter findlay, all in the family, movies, the jerk, 1980s films, my favorite year, nothing in common max basner, 1990s movies, sibling rivalry, the doctor, my myself and i, analyze this, 1990s tv series, cant hurry love arthur peeple, seinfeld guest star, 2000s television series, jack and jill stanley ashton, 2000s films, the holiday, surviving christmas, mr woodcock, married samantha harper 1975, nonagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, may 18th birthdays, born may 18 1922Bill Macy (nee Wolf Martin Garber)

American actor of TV (Walter Findlay on Maude & All in the Family; Nothing in Common; St. Elsewhere; L.A. Law) & films (The Late Show; The Jerk; My Favorite Year) (born May 18, 1922 – died Oct. 17, 2019; age 98). Cause of death for Bill Macy is unknown. (Bill Macy 1975 All Together Now Photo: ABC Television Network)

jan merlin died 2019, jan merlin september 2019 death, daytime emmy awards, american screenwriter, another world, character actor, classic tv, public defender, 12 oclock high, the rough riders, the fbi, perry mason, laramieJan Merlin (nee Jan Wasylewski)

Daytime Emmy Award-winning American screenwriter (Another World), actor of movies & TV (Tom Corbett, Space Cadet; The Rough Riders; Perry Mason; The Virginian; The F.B.I.) (born April 3, 1925 – died Sept. 30, 2019; age 94). Cause of death for Jan Merlin is unknown. (Jan Merlin 1955 Public Defender)

eddie money died 2019, eddie money september 2019 death, american singer, songwriter, rock musician, hit songs, two tickets to paradise, baby hold on, take me home to night, movie score composer, kuffs, hardballEddie Money (nee Edward Joseph Mahoney)

American singer-songwriter (Baby Hold On; Think I’m in Love; Two Tickets to Paradise; Take Me Home Tonight; I Wanna Go Back), and film composer (born Mar. 21, 1949died Sept. 13, 2019; age 70). Eddie Money died of esophageal cancer. (Eddie Money 2013 Photo: Kevin Foley Photography)

toni morrison died, nee chloe ardelia wofford, toni morrison august 2019 death, african american writer, novelist, best sellers, beloved, the song of solomon, tar baby, god help the child, Toni Morrison (nee Chloe Ardelia Wofford)

Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist (Beloved; The Song of Solomon; Sula; The Bluest Eye; God Help the Child) (born Feb. 18, 1931 – died Aug. 5, 2019; age 88). Toni Morrison died of pneumonia complications. (Toni Morrison 1998 © John Mathew Smith / Kingkongphoto &

jim mcmullan died 2019, james p mcmullan may 2019 death, american actor, tv shows, daniel boone, dallas, chopper one, the young and the restless, movies, downhill racer, Jim McMullan (nee James P. McMullan)

American actor of TV (Dallas; Chopper One; The Young and the Restless; Ben Casey; Barnaby Jones; S.W.A.T.; Cannon) and movies (The Raiders; Downhill Racer) (born Oct. 13, 1936 – died May 31, 2019; age 82). Cause of death for Jim McMullan is unknown. (Jim McMullan 1970 Daniel Boone)

shelley morrison died 2019, shelley morrison december 2019 death, american actress, classic tv shows, the flying nun, will and grace, the rookies, sisters, movies, three guns for texas, breezy,Shelley Morrison (nee Rachel Mitrani; aka Rachel Dominguez)

American character actress of TV (Rosario Salazar on Will & Grace; Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun; General Hospital; Laredo; The Rookies; Sisters), movies (Troop Beverly Hills) (born Oct. 26, 1936 – died Dec. 1, 2019; age 83). Shelley Morrison died of heart failure. (Shelley Morrison Photo: Charles Bush)

stephanie niznik died 2019, stephanie niznik june 2019 death, american actress, tv shows, everwood nina feeney, vanishing son, diagnosis murder, movies, the twenty, exit to eden, star trek insurrectionStephanie Niznik

American actress of TV (Nina Feeney on Everwood; Vanishing Son; Diagnosis Murder; Life is Wild) & movies (The Twenty; Exit to Eden; Star Trek: Insurrection) (born May 20, 1967 – died June 23, 2019; age 52). Cause of death for Stephanie Niznik is unknown. (Casting Chair Photo: Jon Tyson via Unsplash)

matti nykanen died 2019, matti nykanen february 2019 death, finnish ski jumper, winter olympic games ski jumper, ski jumping gold medalist, calgary olympics, sarajevo games, team ski jumping, world cup ski jumper, Matti Nykänen

Finnish ski jumper, 5-time World Champion & Winter Olympics medalist (1988 Calgary 3 gold; 1984 Sarajevo gold & bronze) (born July 17, 1963 – died Feb. 4, 2019; age 55). Matti Nykänen died of pancreatitis and pneumonia. (Matti Nykänen 2014 Photo: Jakke Nikkarinen / Suomen Moneta)

ric ocasek died 2019, ric ocasek september 2019 death, american rock songwriter, the cars lead singer, hit rock songs, just what i needed, good times roll, lets go, driveRic Ocasek (nee Richard Theodore Otcasek)

American singer-songwriter for The Cars (Just What I Needed; Good Times Roll; Shake It Up; Let’s Go; My Best Friends Girl; You Might Think; Drive; Magic; Tonight She Comes; Magic) (born Mar. 23, 1949 – died Sept. 15, 2019; age 75). Ric Ocasek died of natural causes. (Ric Ocasek 2009 Photo: Adanne Osefo)

terry oneill died 2019, terry oneill november 2019 death, british photographer, celebrity photographs, elton johns photographer, faye dunaways photographerTerry O’Neill (nee Terence Patrick O’Neill)

British fashion & celebrity photographer (Elton John; British Royal Family; The Rolling Stones, David Bowie; Audrey Hepburn), ex-husband of Faye Dunaway (born July 30, 1938 – died Nov. 16, 2019; age 81). Terry O’Neill died of prostate cancer. (Terry O’Neill 2009 Photo: Legende Celebrity Art)

luke perry died 2019, luke perry march 2019 death, nee coy luther perry iii, american actor, tv shows, beverly hills 90210 dylan mckay, riverdale, another world, john from cincinnati, movies, buffy the vampire slayer, 8 seconds, Luke Perry (nee Coy Luther Perry III)

American actor of TV (Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210; Riverdale; Another World; Oz; John from Cincinnati) and movies (Buffy the Vampire Slayer; 8 Seconds; Black Beauty) (born Oct.11, 1966 – died Mar. 4, 2019; age 52) Luke Perry died of stroke complications. (Luke Perry 2008 Photo: Sergei 5of7)

t boone pickens died 2019, t boone pickens september 2019 death, american millionaire financier, corporate raider, business man, corporate takeovers, founder mesa petroleum, bp capital managementT. Boone Pickens is 91 (nee Thomas Boone Pickens Jr.)

American businessman (Mesa Petroleum; BP Capital Management), alternative energy advocate (wind power, natural gas), and philanthropist (born May 22, 1928 – died Sept. 11, 2019; age 91). Cause of death for T. Boone Pickens is unknown.  (T. Boone Pickens 2011 Photo: David Shankbone)

rosamunde pilcher died 2019, rosamunde pilcher february 2019 death, english romance novelist, cornwall author, the shell seekers, september, sleeping tiger, typewriterRosamunde Pilcher (nee Rosamunde E. M. L. Scott; aka Jane Fraser)

English romance author (The Shell Seekers; Coming Home; a Day Like Spring; Sleeping Tiger; Winter Solstice; September; Under Gemini; The Carousel; The Key; Shadows; Voices in Summer) (born Sept. 22, 1924 – died Feb. 6, 2019; age 94). Rosamunde Pilcher died after a stroke. (Typewriter Photo: Florian Klauer)

michael j pollard died 2019, michael j pollard november 2019 death, american character actor, classic movies, bonnie and clyde, little fauss and big halsy, hannibal brooks, dirty little billy, the stripper, summer magic, Michael J. Pollard (nee Michael John Pollack Jr.)

American movie actor (Bonnie and Clyde; Little Fauss and Big Halsy; Hannibal Brooks; The Stripper; Summer Magic; The Wild Angels; Enter Laughing; Caprice; Jigsaw; Melvin and Howard) (born May 30, 1939 – died Nov. 20, 2019; age 80). Michael J. Pollard died of cardiac arrest. (Michael J. Pollard 1974 Movin’ On

andre previn died 2019, andre previn april 2019 death, german american conductor, jazz pianist, gigi composer, porgy and gess, grammy awards, academy awards, movie scores,André Previn (nee Andreas Ludwig Priwin)

Academy & Grammy Award-winning German-American conductor, jazz pianist, and movie score composer (Gigi; Porgy & Bess; Irma la Douce; My Fair Lady; Kim; Elmer Gantry) (born Apr. 6, 1929 – died Feb. 28, 2019; age 89). Cause of death for André Previn is unknown. (André Previn 1977 Photo)

Les Reed (nee Leslie David Reed)

English pianist, bandleader, music composer, arranger and songwriter (There’s a Kind of Hush; It’s Not Unusual; Everybody Knows; Delilah; The Last Waltz; I’ve Got My Eyes on You; Marching On Together; Here It Comes Again; I Pretend; That’s What Life is All About) (born July 24, 1935 – died Apr. 15, 2019; age 83). Cause of death for Les Reed is unknown. 

antonia rey died 2019, antonia rey february 2019 death, cuban american, character actress, the secret storm, tv soap operas, tv shows, dora the explorer abuela, films, coogans bluff, hair, popi, klute, doc, the changeling, the lords of flatbush,Antonia Rey

Cuban-American character & voice actress of TV (The Secret Storm; Dora the Explorer) & movies (Hair; Coogan’s Bluff; Klute; King of the Gypsies; Only You) (born Oct. 12, 1927 – died Feb. 21, 2019; age 92). Antonia Rey died of natural causes. (Antonia Rey 1973 The Marcus-Nelson Murders)

allene roberts died, allene roberts may 2019 death, american actress, 1940s films, the red house, knock on any door, bomba on panther island, union station, santa fe, the hoodlum, Allene Roberts (nee Emma Allene Roberts)

American actress of TV (Dragnet) and films (The Sign of the Ram; Knock on Any Door; Bomba on Panther Island; Santa Fe; The Hoodlum; Kid Monk Baroni; Thunderbirds) (born Sept. 1, 1928 – died May 9, 2019; age 90). Cause of death for Allene Roberts is unknown. (Allene Roberts 1947 The Red House)

kristoff st john died 2019, kristoff st john february 2019 death, african american actor, tv soap operas, the young and the restless neil winters, generations adam marshallKristoff St. John

Emmy Award-winning American actor of movies & TV (Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless; Adam Marshall on Generations; The Bad News Bears; Diagnosis Murder) (born July 15, 1966 – died Feb. 3, 2019; age 52) (Kristoff St. John 2000 Photo: John Mathew Smith &

anne rivers siddons died 2019, anne rivers siddons september 2019 death, american author, fiction novelist, peachtree road, the house next door, hill towns, heartbreak hotel, typewriterAnne Rivers Siddons (nee Sybil Anne Rivers)

American civil rights activist & author (Peachtree Road, Low Country; Downtown; The House Next Door;, Hill Towns; Burnt Mountain; Heartbreak Hotel; Sweetwater Creek) (born Jan. 9, 1936 – died Sept. 11, 2019; age 83). Anne Rivers Siddons died of lung cancer. (Typewriter Photo: Patrick Fore)

joan staley died 2019, joan staley november 2019 death, american playboy model, miss november 1958, actress, movies, gun fight, gunpoint, the ghost and mr chicken, kissin' cousins, roustabout, Joan Staley (nee Joan Lynette McConchie)

American actress of movies (Gunpoint; The Ghost and Mr. Chicken; Roustabout; Gun Fight; Kissin’ Cousins), TV (77 Sunset Strip; Broadside; Mission: Impossible; Hawaiian Eye; Batman) (born May 20, 1940 – died Nov. 24, 2019; age 79). Joan Staley’s cause of death is unknown. (Joan Staley 1963 Johnny Cool)

peggy stewart died 2019, peggy stewart may 2019 death, american actress, western movies, classic films, son of zorro, tucson raiders, little tough guy, back street, conquest of cheyennePeggy Stewart (nee Peggy O’Rourke)

American actress of TV (The Cisco Kid; Gunsmoke; Quincy M.E.; Emergency!) and movies (Son of Zorro; Oregon Trail; Tucson Raiders; Little Tough Guy; Back Street; Conquest of Cheyenne) (born June 5, 1923 – died May 29, 2019; age 95). Cause of death for Peggy Stewart is unknown. (Peggy Stewart c 1940s Photo)

Brian Tarantina

American actor of TV (One Life to Live; The Black Donnellys; Heroes; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Gilmore Girls; Law & Order) and movies (Bed of Roses; City by the Sea; Donnie Brasco; The Jerky Boys; January Man; Uncle Buck) (born Mar. 27, 1959 – died Nov. 2, 2019; age 60). Brian Tarantina had a severe illness before he died. 

rip taylor died 2019, rip taylor october 2019 death, american comedian, voice over actor, tv shows, the beautiful phyllis diller show, sigmund and the sea monsters, movies, alex and emma, silent but deadlyRip Taylor (nee Charles Elmer Taylor Jr.)

American comedic actor of stage, TV (The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show; The Brady Bunch Variety Hour), &  movies (Alex & Emma; Silent But Deadly; Indecent Proposal; The Silence of the Hams) (born Jan. 31, 1931 – died Oct. 6, 2019; age 88). Rip Taylor died after a seizure. (Rip Taylor 2010 Photo: Angela George)

peter tork died 2019, peter tork february 2019 death, american musician, songwriter, singer, the monkees, hit songs, daydream believer,last train to clarksvillePeter Tork (nee Peter Halsten Thorkelson)

American actor of movies & TV (The Monkees), songwriter, keyboardist, and singer with The Monkees (Daydream Believer; For Pete’s Sake; Last Train to Clarksville) (born Feb. 13, 1942 – died Feb. 21, 2019; age 77). Peter Tork died of head and neck cancer complications. (Peter Tork 1966 Photo: NBC TV)

rip torn died 2019, rip torn july 2019 death, american actor, married geraldine page, broadway, movies, sweet bird of youth, men in black, tv shows, the larry sanders show arthur

Rip Torn (nee Elmore Rual Torn Jr.)

Emmy Award-winning American actor of movies (Sweet Bird of Youth; Men in Black; The Cincinnati Kid, How to Make an American Quilt) and TV (The Larry Sanders Show) (born Feb. 6, 1931 – died July 9, 2019; age 88). Cause of death for Rip Torn is unknown. (Rip Torn 1973 The President’s Plane is Missing)

gloria vanderbilt died 2019, gloria vanderbilt june 2019 death, american heiress, little gloria happy at last, fashion designer, jeans, actress, fashion model, anderson coopers motherGloria Vanderbilt

American heiress, inspiration for the novel & TV series (Little Gloria…Happy at Last), writer (A Mother’s Story), actress, fashion model, designer (scarves, jeans and perfumes) (born Feb. 20, 1924died June 17, 2019; age 95). Gloria Vanderbilt died of stomach cancer. (Gloria Vanderbilt 1941 Photo: AP)

robert walker jr died 2019, robert walker jr december 2019 death, american actor, classic tv shows, 12 oclock high, classic films, ensign pulver, the war wagon, easy rider, young billy young, beware the blobRobert Walker Jr.

American actor of TV (Days of Our Lives; The F.B.I.; Dr. Kildare; Mr. Novak; Cannon; Combat!; Charlie’s Angels) and movies (Ensign Pulver; The War Wagon; Easy Rider) (born Apr. 15, 1940 – died Dec. 5, 2019; age 79). Cause of death for Robert Walker Jr. is unknown. (Robert Walker 1966 12 O’Clock High)

jan michael vincent died 2019, jan michael vincent february 2019 death, american actor, the worlds greatest athlete, baby blue marine, 1970s movies, tv shows, the survivors jeffrey hastingsJan-Michael Vincent

American actor of TV (Airwolf; The Survivors; The Winds of War; Lassie) and movies (The World’s Greatest Athlete; White Line Fever; Baby Blue Marine; Big Wednesday) (born July 15, 1944 – died Feb. 10, 2019; age 73). Jan-Michael Vincent died of cardiac arrest. (Jan-Michael Vincent 1970s Youtube News)

  john witherspoon birthday, nee john weatherspoon, nickname pops witherspoon, john witherspoon 2019, african american comedian, stand up comedy, character actor, 1980s movies, the jazz singer, ratboy, hollywood shuffle, kidnapped, bird, im gonna git you sucka, 1980s television series, amen the bailiff, 1990s films, house party, the five heartbeats, talkin dirty after dark, killer tomatoes strike back, boomerang, bebes kids, the meteor man, fatal instinct, friday, vampire in brooklyn, killin me softly, sprung, fakin da funk, ride, bulworth, i got me the hook up, high freakquency, 1990s tv shows, townsend television, waynehead dad, the wayans bros john pops williams, 2000s movies, next friday, the ladies man, little nicky, dr dolittle 2 voice of zoo bear, friday after next, soul plane, littleman, after sex, the hustle, 2000s television shows, the proud family oran jones voice, the tracy morgan show spoon, 2010s films, a thousand words, reality queen, 2010s tv series, the boondocks voice grandad freeman, the first family grandpa alvin, randy cunningham 9th grade ninja voice s ward smith, black jesus lloyd, blackish james brown, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, january 27th birthday, born january 27 1942John Witherspoon (nee John Weatherspoon)

American comic actor of TV (Pops Williams on The Wayans Bros.; The Tracy Morgan Show) & movies (Friday films; Little Nicky; Bulworth; Bird; The Meteor Man) (born Jan. 27, 1942 – died Oct. 29, 2019; age 77).  Cause of death for John Witherspoon is unknown. (John Witherspoon 2019: Sister Circle Live)

herman wouk died 2019, herman wouk may 2019 death, jewish american writer, pulitzer prize, novelist, author, the caine mutiny, the winds of war, war and remembranceHerman Wouk

American novelist, 1952 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winner (The Caine Mutiny; The Winds of War; War and Remembrance; Slattery’s Hurricane; Youngblood Hawke) (born May 27, 1915 – died May 17, 2019; age 103). Cause of death for Herman Wouk is unknown. (Herman Wouk 1955 What’s My Line?)

franco zeffirelli died 2019, gianfranco zeffirelli june 2019 death, italian film producer, director, screenwriter, jesus of nazareth, 1960s movies, romeo and juliet, tea with mussolini,Franco Zeffirelli is 96 (nee Gianfranco Zeffirelli)

Italian senator, producer, director & screenwriter of opera, TV (Jesus of Nazareth), and movies (Romeo and Juliet; The Champ; Tea with Mussolini) (born Feb. 12, 1923 – died June 15, 2019; age 96). Cause of death for Franco Zeffirelli is unknown. (Franco Zeffirelli 2008 Photo: Alexey Yushenkov)

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Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & writer Anita Hamilton's articles are inspired by real historical events, places, and people. Her travel experiences, a lifelong keen interest in history, art, vintage music, books, silent films, classic movies, "golden age" television shows, fashion, & entertainment in general - combined with years of research - make her a subject matter expert with acquired knowledge & expertise on these topics. This, and a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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