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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Celebrities

    Yvonne Craig: Born: 1937-05-16 - Died: 2015-08-17
    Yvonne Craig was a ballet dancer and actress best known for playing Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show. She also played Marta in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Films Craig appeared in include Gidget, Seven Women from Hell, Kissin’ Cousins, Ski Party, Mars Needs Women, One Spy Too Many, In Like […]
    Tony Lara: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-08-08
    Tony Lara was a ship captain known for his appearance on the Discovery Channel reality program Deadliest Catch. He was on Season 7 with the Cornelia Marie fishing vessel.
    Diane Kay Runkis: Born: 1947-NA-NA - Died: 2015-07-29
    Diane Kay Runkis, also known as “Mama Gene” Runkis, was a reality television star who appeared on the Destination America show Hillbilly Blood. She was the mother of series star Eugene Runkis. She was from Detroit. Her final season of the show ended in June, 2015.
    Bobbi Kristina Brown: Born: 1993-03-04 - Died: 2015-07-26
    Bobbi Kristina Brown was the daughter of celebrity couple Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. She was also a reality television and media personality, and a singer. She was seen on the reality show Being Bobby Brown, and was the sole beneficiary of Whitney Houston’s estate after her death in 2012. Later that year, she announced […]
    Amanda Peterson: Born: 1971-07-08 - Died: 2015-07-05
    Amanda Peterson was an American actress best known for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 film Can’t Buy Me Love, where she starred opposite Patrick Dempsey. Peterson also appeared in episodes of Silver Spoons and Doogie Howser, M.D.
    Dick Van Patten: Born: 1928-12-09 - Died: 2015-06-23
    Dick Van Patten was an American actor best known for his role as Tom Bradford on the TV show Eight Is Enough. Van Patten also made appearances in the films Spaceballs, Soylent Green, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
    Mary Ellen Trainor: Born: 1952-07-08 - Died: 2015-05-20
    Mary Ellen Trainor was an actress well-known for roles in a variety of 80s movies including Romancing the Stone, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon (and its sequels), The Monster Squad, Action Jackson, Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, and Back to the Future 2, among other things. One of her most iconic roles was that of the […]
    Victoria Siegel: Born: 1997-NA-NA - Died: 2015-06-06
    Victoria Siegel was a reality TV star and Westgate Resorts heiress as the daughter of of Jacqueline Mallery Siegel and stepdaughter of David A. Siegel. She was in the documentary The Queen of Versailles and on Celebrity Wife Swap.
    B.B. King: Born: 1925-09-16 - Died: 2015-05-14
    B.B. King (birth name Riley B. King) was an American blues singer and guitarist. He is generally regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time and one of the best blues musicians ever. Known for his grueling show schedule, B.B. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. […]
    Leonard Nimoy: Born: 1931-03-26 - Died: 2015-02-27
    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
    Taylor Negron: Born: 1957-08-01 - Died: 2015-01-10
    Taylor Negron was an actor and comedian who appeared in over 120 films and TV shows. On the big screen, Negron is best known for roles in Angels in the Outfield, Better Off Dead, Bio-dome, Fast Times and Ridgemont High, Stuart Little, and Nothing but Trouble. On the small screen, Negron had guest roles on […]
    Violetta Degtiareva: Born: 1991-07-09 - Died: 2015-01-12
    Violetta Degtiareva was an Russian tennis player who some described as “the next Anna Kournikova”. Before her untimely death, Degtiareva was one of the highest-earning stars on the pro circuit.
    Ken Weatherwax: Born: 1955-09-29 - Died: 2014-12-07
    Ken Weatherwax was an American actor best known for his role as Pugsley Addams on the classic TV show The Addams Family. He reprised the role in the 1977 TV movie Halloween with the New Addams Family, but did not do any more acting after that.
    Mike Nichols: Born: 1931-11-06 - Died: 2014-11-19
    Mike Nichols was an American director, writer, and producer whose direction of the 1968 classic The Graduate won him an Academy Award. Nichols was a Hollywood heavyweight, directing films like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Working Girl, The Birdcage, Closer, and Charlie Wilson’s War. Nichols, who was born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, […]
    Skip E. Lowe: Born: 1929-06-05 - Died: 2014-09-22
    Skip E. Lowe, real name Sammy Labella, was an American talk show host. He is best known for hosting the public access show Skip E. Lowe Looks at Hollywood, which first aired in 1978. This show, and his persona, was the inspiration behind Martin Short’s Jiminy Glick character. Lowe also appeared in a over a […]
    Joan Rivers: Born: 1933-06-08 - Died: 2014-09-04
    Joan Rivers (real name Joan Molinksy) was an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. She co-hosted Fashion Police, starred in Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, and appeared in a number of films and TV shows, but was probably known best for her stand-up comedy.
    Don Pardo: Born: 1918-02-22 - Died: 2014-08-18
    Don Pardo was a radio and television announcer best known as the guy who said “It’s Saturday Night Live,” and announced the cast on the show for many years. Even after retiring from NBC, he continiued to provide voiceover services for the show. He was a member of the Television Hall of Fame. During his […]
    Jay Adams: Born: 1961-02-03 - Died: 2014-08-14
    Jay Adams was an American skateboarder, though of as one of if not the most influential of all time. He was part of the legendary Z-Boys skating group, and was the subject of the much-acclaimed 2011 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and the subsequent dramatization of his story, 2005’s Lords of Dogtown.
    Lauren Bacall: Born: 1924-09-16 - Died: 2014-08-12
    Lauren Bacall was an American film icon who graced many important movies in the “Golden Age” of American cinema. She’s well known for starring alongside Humphrey Bogart in the films To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Dark Passage, and Key Largo. She married Bogart in 1945 and was with him until his death […]
    Robin Williams: Born: 1951-07-21 - Died: 2014-08-11
    Robin Williams really needs no introduction. You know who he is. He was a beloved actor and comedian, who broke out in the late 70s as Mork in Mork & Mindy, then went on to star in a slew of hugely popular films, such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, […]
    Bob Hastings: Born: 1925-04-18 - Died: 2014-06-30
    Bob Hastings was an actor who appeared in films, on television, and on radio. Including voice acting (which he did a lot of), Hastings has over 150 acting credits to his name. He’s probably best known, however, for his portrayal of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy.
    Casey Kasem: Born: 1932-04-27 - Died: 2014-06-15
    Casey Kasem (Kemal Amin Kasem) was a radio host and actor, best known for hosting various music countdown shows from the early 1970s to the mid 2000s. Kasem was the voice of the American Top 40, and also the Top 20 and Top 10 variations. Kasem was also a voice actor, famously portraying Shaggy in […]
    Ruby Dee: Born: 1922-10-27 - Died: 2014-06-11
    Ruby Dee was an actress, writer, journalist, and civil rights activist. Among her acting credits were roles in A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster, and Stephen King’s The Stand. Throughout her career, she won Grammy, Emmy, Obie, Drama Desk, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards.
    Mickey Rooney: Born: 1920-09-23 - Died: 2014-04-06
    Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) was an American actor and funnyman, with a career that spanned an incredible nine decades. Rooney’s time in the spotlight began in the early 1920s, and Rooney was one of the last remaining actors with ties to the silent film era. Apart from being one of the most prolific […]
    Clarissa Dickson Wright: Born: 1947-06-24 - Died: 2014-03-15
    Clarissa Dickson Wright was a famous celebrity chef and television personality best known for her show Two Fat Ladies, which ran on the BBC from 1996 to 1999. That show, in which Wright starred alongside Jennifer Paterson, was known for its use of publicly-deemed “unhealthy” ingredients with a focus on taste for taste’s sake.
    Roger Lloyd-Pack: Born: 1944-02-08 - Died: 2014-01-15
    Roger Lloyd-Pack was an English actor known for both film and television work. He had over 100 acting credits in his nearly 50-year career. He was best known for his work on the TV shows Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley, and The Old Guys, and he also played Barty Crouch in the […]
    Cassandra Lynn Hensley: Born: 1979-08-15 - Died: 2014-01-15
    Cassandra Lynn Hensley was an American model best known for posing in Playboy Magazine. Lynn was the magazine’s Playmate of the Month for February 2006.
    James Avery: Born: 1945-11-27 - Died: 2013-12-31
    James Avery, 68, was an American actor best known for his role as Uncle Phil in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Outside of his work on the classic 90s sitcom, he also had roles in television series like The Jeffersons, The Dukes of Hazzard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sparks. His last role was in […]
    Ronnie Biggs: Born: 08-08-2-1929 - Died: 18-12-2013
    Ronnie Biggs was a British criminal who became infamous after he helped rob a Royal Mail train–making off with $4.2 million (2.6 million pounds)–and then escaping from prison the following year. He lived a life on the run for the next 36 years, changing his appearance with plastic surgery and traveling the world to stay […]
    Ray Price: Born: 1926-01-12 - Died: 2013-12-16
    Ray Price, 87, was a famous country singer. Price got his start in the 1950s with a number of hits, including Talk to your Heart and Crazy Arms. From the 60s onwards, he saw renewed popularity as he introduced the “Nashville sound” into his recordings and released a few more hit tracks, like She’s Got […]