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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Celebrities

    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 [...]
    Bill Beckwith: Born: Unknown - Died: 2013-12-02
    Bill Beckwith was an American TV host and carpenter most known for his role on the HGTV reality show Curb Appeal, where Beckwith helped homeowners spruce up their properties to raise their appeal to potential buyers.
    Tony Musante: Born: 1936-06-30 - Died: 2013-11-26
    Tony Musante, 77, was a famous actor most well-known for his role in the 1970s ABC TV series Toma. During his career, he starred in a number of high-profile films and TV series as either a cop or criminal. His last film was 2007′s We Own The Night.
    Sylvia Browne: Born: 1936-10-19 - Died: 2013-11-20
    Sylvia Browne, 77, was an American author who claimed to be psychic. Beginning in 1974, Browne began giving psychic readings that soon catapulted her to fame and fortune. From there, she began a career in books and television that lasted several decades despite many of her predictions coming up false.
    Diane Disney Miller: Born: 1933-12-18 - Died: 2013-11-19
    Diane Disney Miller was the only biological daughter of Walt Disney and his wife, Lillian Bounds Disney. Her husband Ron W. Miller was CEO of The Walt Disney Company until 1984. Diane Disney Miller was one of the driving forces behind the opening on the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a project that faced a plethora [...]
    Shirley Mitchell: Born: 1919-11-4 - Died: 2013-11-11
    Shirley Mitchell, 94, was an American actress best known for her role as Marion Strong in I Love Lucy. Throughout her career, she also had prominent roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction.
    Cal Worthington: Born: 1920-11-27 - Died: 2013-09-8
    Cal Worthington, 92, was a famous car dealer on the West Coast. He perhaps is most famous for being one of the first car dealers to do television ads. He first sponsored entire programs in the early 50s, but soon moved on to producing car dealership ads that are still copied (and parodied) to this [...]
    Sean Sasser: Born: 1968-10-25 - Died: 2013-08
    Sean Sasser, 44, was a reality TV personality that appeared on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco. Sasser became involved with The Real World when Pedro Zamora, a cast member, moved into the show’s loft in San Francisco. The two began dating and even exchanged vows on the show. After the show and Zamora’s death, [...]
    Eileen Brennan: Born: 1932-09-03 - Died: 2013-07-28
    Eileen Brennan, 80, was a famous actress best known for her role in Private Benjamin. In fact, she was even nominated for an Oscar in 1981 for her role as Doreen Lewis. She continued to play the character in three seasons of CBS’ adaptation of the series. Her television career was more successful as she [...]
    Cory Monteith: Born: 1982-05-11 - Died: 2013-07-13
    Cory Monteith, 31, was a Canadian actor known for his work on the TV series Glee. Monteith started his acting career with bit roles in films like Final Destination 3 and Deck the Halls. He got his big break in 2009 when he was cast as Finn Hudson in Glee. The role cemented him as [...]
    Steve Forrest: Born: 1925-09-29 - Died: 2013-05-18
    Steve Forrest, 87, was a famous actor most well known for his role as Lt. Hondo Harrelson in S.W.A.T. Beyond S.W.A.T., he also starred in a number of films and TV shows with the film version of S.W.A.T. being his last role in 2003.
    Kenneth Battelle: Born: 1927-04-19 - Died: 2013-05-12
    Kenneth Battelle, 86, was a famous hairdresser. He was so famous, in fact, that he could be classified as the first celebrity hairdresser. Over the years, he created the distinctive hairstyles worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and more. He is also the only hairdresser to win the prestigious Coty Award.
    Billie Sol Estes: Born: 1925-01-10 - Died: 2013-05-14
    Billie Sol Estes was an American businessman who is probably best known for his involvement in agricultural scandals that took place in the 1950s. Estes was convicted of fraud in 1964, and his case spawned investigations into the highest levels of power, as Estes had ties to Lyndon Johnson. The journalist who uncovered Estes’ ruse [...]
    Joyce Brothers: Born: 1927-10-20 - Died: 2013-05-13
    Joyce Brothers was a psychologist well known for her TV appearances. She also wrote a daily advice column in newspapers from 1960 to 2013.
    Deanna Durbin: Born: 1921-12-04 - Died: 2013-04
    Deanna Durbin, 91, was a famous actress and singer. Durbin got her start as a child star in 1936 at the age of 14 with the film Every Sunday. For a few years after that, she starred in a number of musical-comedies that were met with critical and commercial success. She starred in more mature [...]
    Shakuntala Devi: Born: 1929-11-04 - Died: 2013-04-21
    Shakuntala Devi, 83, was an Indian mathematician known as the “human computer.” The human computer moniker wasn’t just for show as Devi was known for being able to solve complex mathematical problems faster than computers could. After discovering her penchant for math at a young age, Devi toured India, and soon the world, solving complex [...]
    Jonathan Winters: Born: 1925-11-11 - Died: 2013-04-11
    Jonathan Winters, 87, was an American comedian and actor. Winters got his start as a local radio DJ in Ohio, but he soon moved to New York City to make it as a comedian. He soon struck success by starring in a number of comedy shorts, and even had the distinction of starring in the [...]
    Richard Brooker: Born: 1954 - Died: 2013-04-08
    Richard Brooker, 58, was an actor most well known for playing Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th Part III. Aside from playing Jason, but Brooker had an illustrious career as an actor and director as well. HIs most well known directorial effort was for Bill Nye the Science Guy.
    Roger Ebert: Born: 1942-06-18 - Died: 2013-03-04
    Roger Ebert was a film critic, journalist, and overall titan of the movie industry. Ebert, whose first film review column appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967, was also known for his series of review shows with fellow critic Gene Siskel. He was the first film critic to ever receive a Pulitzer Prize.
    Shain Gandee: Born: N/A - Died: 2013-04-01
    Shain Gandee, 21, was a star of the MTV reality show Buckwild. Gandee went by the name of Gandee Candy on the show. He was one of nine cast members that presented the lives of young adults in rural America, specifically West Virginia.
    Reid Flair: Born: 1988-02-26 - Died: 2013-03-29
    Reid Flair, 25, was an American professional wrestler, and the son of legendary wrestler Ric Flair. He began wrestling at the age of nine when he defeated Eric Bischoff in the now defunct WCW. After wrestling all throughout high school, Reid joined the independent wrestling circuit where he remained until his death.
    Joe Weider: Born: 1919-11-29 - Died: 2013-03-23
    Joe Weider was a fitness and bodybuilding icon who founded the Mr. Olympia and Mrs. Olympia contests. He also founded the popular fitness magazines Shape, Men’s Fitness, and Flex. Weider was also known for mentoring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    Helen Kutsher: Born: 1924 - Died: 2013-03-19
    Helen Kutsher, 89, was a famous resort greeter at Kutsher’s Hotel. Kutsher, born Helen Wesser, became part of the Kutsher family after her father married Rebecca Kutsher. She grew up at the famous hotel and eventually started working there. She was still working at the hotel well into her 80s.
    Paul Bearer: Born: 1954-04-10 - Died: 2013-03-05
    Paul Bearer, 58, was a professional wrestling manager and former wrestler in the WCCW and WWE. His real name was William Alvin Moody, but he had adopted various ring names during his career, including Mr. X, The Embalmer, Dr. Rigor Mortis and Percival Pringle III. Bearer became a household name as the manager for both [...]