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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Celebrities

    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 [...]
    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 [...]