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  • David Margulies: Born: 1937-02-19 - Died: 2016-01-11
    David Margulies was an actor best known for roles like the mayor in Ghostbusters and Tony Soprano’s lawyer on The Sopranos. Other films in his filmography include: The Front, Last Embrace, Hide in Plain Sight, Dressed to Kill, Times Square, I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, Daniel, Brighton Beach Memoirs, 9 1/2 Weeks, Ishtar, […]
    George Cole: Born: 1925-04-22 - Died: 2015-08-05
    George Cole was an actor best known for his role as Arthur Daley on Minder and Flash Harry in the St Trinian’s films.
    Billy Sherrill: Born: 1936-11-05 - Died: 2015-08-04
    Billy Sherrill was a record producer known best for his work with Tammy Wynette and George Jones. He was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2008. In 2010 he was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    Matti Makkonen: Born: 1952-NA-NA - Died: 2015-06-26
    Matti Makkonen was an engineer from Finland, who worked for Nokia and Tele Finland, as well as Finnet Oy. He is best known as the “Father of SMS” and is credited with inventing text messaging, though he often said that he didn’t do so single-handedly.
    Fredric Brandt: Born: 1949-06-26 - Died: 2015-04-05
    Fredric Brandt was a dermatologist known for treating celebrities like Madonna. He is said to be the “likely inspriration” for a character portrayed by Martin Short on Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmmy Schmidt. These comparisons reportedly “devastated” him.
    Elizabeth Peña: Born: 1959-09-23 - Died: 2014-10-14
    Elizabeth Peña was an actress and film director. She appeared in numerous movies and TV shows including Jacob’s Ladder and Modern and Family.
    Scott Asheton: Born: 1949-08-16 - Died: 2014-03-15
    Scott Asheton, 64, was the drummer and founding member of The Stooges. Asheton, alongside his older brother Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop and Dave Alexander, formed The Stooges in 1967. They played together until disbanding in 1974. The band came back together in 2003 and Asheton continued to play with them until his death.
    Joan Mondale: Born: 1930-08-08 - Died: 2014-02-03
    Joan Mondale was the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, serving as the former second lady of the United States from 1977 to 1981. She was affectionately nicknamed “Joan of Art” for her long-running support of the arts. She served for years as the chairperson of the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.
    Henry Hill: Born: 1943-06-11 - Died: 2012-06-12
    Henry Hill was an mobster/gangster from Brooklyn, NY, USA. Hill was brought up in a working-class family setting where he admired and got involved with the mobster activity happening around him. Hill has been involved in many famous heists and crimes throughout his life. Hill’s life story was documented in Nicholas Pileggi’s novel Wiseguy. Actor […]
    Horton Foote: Born: 1916-03-14 - Died: 2009-03-04
    Foote was an award winning playwright and screenwriter, who is probably best known for his screenplay for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird which starred Gregory Peck. Some of Footes other notable works include Baby the Rain Must Fall, The Trip to Bountiful, The Midnight Caller, Of Mice and Men, The Young Man from […]