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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Celebrities

    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 [...]
    Bonnie Franklin: Born: 1944-01-06 - Died: 2013-03-01
    Bonnie Franklin, 69, was a famous television actress best known for her leading role in One Day At A Time. She got her start in television at the age of 9 in The Colgate Comedy Hour. From there, she worked in television and broadway regularly until her defining role as Ann Romano in One Day [...]
    Dale Robertson: Born: 1923-07-14 - Died: 2013-02-27
    Dale Robertson, 89, was a famous television and film star well known for his roles in Westerns. He got his first big break in the 1950s by starring in TV shows like “Tales of Well Fargo” and “Death Valley Days.” He also starred in the popular night-time soap opera “Dallas” in the 80s. He retired [...]
    Lou Myers: Born: 1935-09-26 - Died: 2013-02-19
    Lou Myers, 77, was an American actor well known for his role in A Different World as Vernon Gaines. Myers got his first break as an actor as an understudy in a Broadway play. From there, he starred in a number of films and TV shows. His last film was Kings of the Evening.
    Mark Balelo: Born: N/A - Died: 2013-02-11
    Mark Balelo was best known for appearing on the A&E reality show Storage Wars. He was also the former owner of a chain of thrift stores, according to the Huffington Post.
    Ned Wertimer: Born: 1923-10-27 - Died: 2013-01-02
    Ned Wertimer was a beloved character actor with over 100 TV credits in his career. This included appearances on shows like Mary Tyler Moore, Sanford and Son, Happy Days, Starsky and Hutch, and Welcome Back Kotter. He also appeared in films like Mame starring Lucille Ball and 2007′s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. [...]
    Charles Durning: Born: 1923-02-28 - Died: 2012-12-24
    Charles Durning, 89, was known as the “king of character actors” in Hollywood and Broadway. He could play any role which led to him starring in a variety of comedies, drams and musicals. He was nominated for two Oscars, and won a Tony in 1989 for his portrayal of Big Daddy in “Cat on a [...]
    Danny Steinmann: Born: 1942-01-07 - Died: 2012-12-18
    Danny Steinmann, 70, was a film director best known for his directorial work on Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. His other works include horror-thriller The Unseen and action-crime film Savage Streets.
    Jenni Rivera: Born: 1969-07-02 - Died: 2012-12-09
    Jenni Rivera, 43, was a famous Mexican-American singer. She began recording in 1992 and has producted 13 albums. Her last album, Joyas Prestada, was released in 2011.
    Susan Luckey: Born: 1938-04-04 - Died: 2012-11-29
    Susan Luckey was an actress credited with nearly a dozen roles in Hollywood films from the 50s and 60s. She is most known for her portrayal of Mayor Shinn’s daughter Zaneeta in the 1962 film “The Music Man.” She also had roles in 1956′s “Carousel” and 1966′s “Step Out of Your Mind.”
    Dennis Avner: Born: - Died: 2012-11-05
    Dennis Avner is a well-known entertainer from Tonopah, Nevada. Avner (who goes by the alias of “Stalking Cat”) is mostly known for his surgically altered appearance as a cat. The inspiration for his appearance change came from a discussion with a Native American Chief. Avner has made various television appearances in relation to his appearance, [...]
    Dick Clark: Born: 1929-11-30 - Died: 2012-04-18
    Clark was a game show, and television host as well as a radio personality. He was the chairman and CEO of Dick Clark Productions. He is probably best remembered for his hosting duties on the Pyramid game show, American Bandstand, and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

He is also remembered for his departing catchphrase, “For [...]
    Whitney Houston: Born: 1963-08-09 - Died: 2012-02-11
    Whitney Houston was a famous singer who rose to stardom in the 1980s with hits like “How Will I Know” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”. By the early 90s, she was a huge star. Anyone old enough to remember 1992 will remember how huge Houston’s hit “I Will Always Love You” was. The song [...]
    Pedro Armendáriz Jr.: Born: 1940-04-06 - Died: 2011-12-26
    Pedro Armendáriz Jr. was an actor, born in Mexico City. He appeared in over 100 movies. Notable titles included: Once Upon A Time in Mexico, The Mexican, The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro, Tombstone, Amistad, and the James Bond film Licence to Kill.
    Andy Rooney: Born: 1919-01-14 - Died: 2011-11-04
    Andy Rooney was a radio and television personality known mainly for his segments at the end of 60 Minutes from CBS News. His commentary on the things he didn’t like became a staple of Sunday night television for many people. He appeared on the program from 1978 until 2011, when he had to step away [...]
    Sue Mengers: Born: 1932-09-02 - Died: 2011-10-15
    Mengers was a talent agent to some of the most important members members of the ‘New Hollywood’ generation of actors and filmmakers in the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. Some of her clients included: Candice Bergen, Peter Bogdanovich, Michael Caine, Dyan Cannon, Cher, Joan Collins, Brian De Palma, Faye Dunaway, Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman, Sidney [...]
    Frances Bay: Born: 1919-01-23 - Died: 2011-09-15
    Frances Bay was an actress probably best known for playing Adam Sandler’s grandma in the film “Happy Gilmore”. In fact, when she passed away, this even appeared in the headlines. Bay was also well known for her role on the hit television series Seinfeld, as the old lady who Jerry Seinfeld stole a marble rye [...]
    Kara Kennedy: Born: 1960-02-27 - Died: 2011-09-16
    Kara Kennedy was the oldest of the three children of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy. Though being instantly famous for simply being a Kennedy, Kara was also a television producer and has been described as “an American professional board member.”
    Annette Charles: Born: 1948-03-05 - Died: 2011-08-03
    Annette Charles was an actress known best for her performance as Cha Cha DiGregorio in the 1978 hit Grease. She was born in LA in 1948, got her degree from NYU School of Social Work in 2001, and taught speech at California State University, Northridge. While she appeared on numerous TV shows, including: The High [...]
    Jeff Conaway: Born: 1950-10-05 - Died: 2011-05-27
    Conaway was an actor who is best known for his roles in the movie Grease and the television series Taxi and Babylon 5. After a personal crisis in the 1980s, Conaway admitted to having a substance abuse problem. He underwent treatment and spoke often about his addiction. By the 2000s Conaway had relapsed, and appeared [...]