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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Celebrities

    Jack LaLanne: Born: 1914-09-26 - Died: 2011-01-23
    LaLanne was a fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert, who has often been referred to as “the godfather of fitness”. He write many fitness related books, and hosted a fitness show that ran from 1951 to 1985.
    Teena Marie: Born: 1956-03-05 - Died: 2010-12-27
    Teena Marie was an American singer-songwriter nicknamed Lady Tee, considered an R&B legend who proclaimed herself as the “Ivory Queen of Soul” because she was one of the first successful white performers of that genre of music.
    Eddie Fisher: Born: 1928-08-10 - Died: 2010-09-22
    Eddie Fisher was a singer/performer who received his heyday during the 1950′s. Between 1950 and 1956 he would have seventeen songs break the Top 10 charts, and thirty five in the Top 40.
    Dr. Frank Ryan: Born: 1960-05-21 - Died: 2010-08-16
    Dr. Frank Ryan was a highly renowned plastic surgeon in Malibu, California. He performed the first plastic surgery makeovers on TV, in 1995. For a television show called The Operation. He would then go on to become Oscar De La Hoya’s surgeon.
    Lynn Redgrave: Born: 1943-03-08 - Died: 2010-05-02
    Redgrave was from a very well-known British family of actors. She made her theatrical debut in 1962. She won a New York Film Critics Award for her role in the 1966 film Georgy Girl, the role also landed her nominations for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. In 1967 Redgrave left theatrical acting [...]
    Dixie Carter: Born: 1939-05-25 - Died: 2010-04-10
    Carter was an actress who is best-known for her role in the sitcom Designing Women, which ran from 1986 – 1993). She was also nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for Desperate Housewives in 2007.
    John Forsythe: Born: 1918-01-29 - Died: 2010-04-01
    John Forsythe was an actor who starred in three television series spanning four decades: Bachelor Father, Charlie’s Angels, and Dynasty. His role of Blake Carrington on the 1980s soap opera Dynasty is the role most people remember Forsythe for. Forsythe was also the announcer for Michelob beer commercials from the 1970s through 1985, most notably [...]
    Robert Culp: Born: 1930-08-16 - Died: 2010-03-24
    Culp was an actor and scriptwriter, most known for his television work. He became internationally famous for his role of Kelly Robinson on I Spy, where he starred along side Bill Cosby. He also appeared in numerous other television shows including: Bonanza, The Golden Girls, The Nanny, The Girls Next Door and Wings. Most recently [...]
    Corey Haim: Born: 1971-12-23 - Died: 2010-03-10
    Corey Haim was an actor, most notably being a teen idol during the 1980s. Some of his more popular roles include The Lost Boys, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream and Lucas. Haim co-starred with Corey Feldman numerous times during his career, the pair even garnered the nickname “The Two Coreys”. Coincidentally this was [...]
    Zelda Rubinstein: Born: 1933-05-28 - Died: 2010-01-27
    Rubinstein was an actress and human rights activist, she is probably most known for her role of Tangina Barrons in the 1982 movie Poltergeist. Some of Rubinstein’s other films included: Sixteen Candles, Cages, Teen Witch, The Wildcard, Southland Tales and National Lampoon’s Last Resort. Zelda Rubinstein stood only 4 feet 3 inches due to a [...]
    Lane Smith: Born: 1936-04-29 - Died: 2005-06-13
    Smith (born William Lane Smith III) was an American actor, known for his role as newspaper editor Perry White in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Richard Nixon in The Final Days. Smith was born in Memphis, Tennessee and long had an interest in acting. He studied drama, before joining the army [...]
    Pernell Roberts: Born: 1928-05-18 - Died: 2010-01-24
    Robets was an actor and singer who is probably best known for his role of Adam Cartwright, Ben Cartwright’s eldest son, on the popular television western series Bonanza. He was also the star of Trapper John, M.D. in which he played the title role of chief surgeon, Dr. John MacIntyre. Despite the success of Bonanza, [...]
    Dennis Hopper: Born: 1936-05-17 - Died: 2010-05-29
    Hopper was an actor, artist, and filmmaker. He got his start starring opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. He received critical praise for directing and starring in Easy Rider, a film in which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. After Easy Rider, Hopper’s career sort of [...]
    Elvis Presley: Born: 1935-01-08 - Died: 1977-08-16
    He was a musician, singer and actor more commonly known as “The King of Rock n’ Roll” or just simply “The King”. Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee Elvis would go to the local record stores that had juke boxes or listening booths and just play records for hours. The area also had a strong blues [...]
    Casey Johnson: Born: 1979-09-24 - Died: 2010-01-04
    Casey Johnson was a great-great-granddaughter of Robert Wood Johnson I, co-founder of Johnson & Johnson which makes her an heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. Johnson is known for being a Hollywood socialite, some of her friends are Paris & Nicky Hilton, Nicole Richie, and several others. On December 9, 2009 Johnson announced that [...]
    Brittany Murphy: Born: 1977-11-10 - Died: 2009-12-20
    Murphy was a famous actress who had starred in such movies as Clueless, 8 Mile, Sin City and Riding in Cars with Boys.
    Oral Roberts: Born: 1918-01-24 - Died: 2009-12-15
    Oral Roberts was a renowned televangelist and claimed Jesus had appeared to him numerous times asking him to undertake various tasks. Under the order of Jesus, Roberts opened his own university in 1963.
    Soupy Sales: Born: 1926-01-08 - Died: 2009-10-22
    Sales was a very famous comedian, actor and on air personality. He is probably best known for his children’s television show “Lunch with Soupy Sales”. The show was a series of comedy sketches with almost every skit ending with the classic pie in the face, which became Sales’ trademark.
    Lou Albano: Born: 1933-07-29 - Died: 2009-10-14
    Albano was a professional wrestler, actor and manager. During his prestigious wrestling career, Albano helped 15 different tag teams, and 4 singles, to championships. After his wrestling success Albano began to transition over to television and film projects. During the 1980′s you could see him featured on Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, Miami Vice, Wise [...]
    Stephen Gately: Born: 1976-03-17 - Died: 2009-10-10
    Gately was a signer / songwriter who is probably best known for being the lead vocalist of the pop group Boyzone. Boyzone had sixteen consecutive singles enter the top five of the UK singles chart. In 1999 Gately became one of the first pop stars to come out as gay.
    Patrick Swayze: Born: 1952-08-18 - Died: 2009-09-14
    Swayze was a dancer, singer-songwriter and an iconic actor with numerous cinematic greats on his resume. Some of his best films include The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Point Break, Ghost, Dirty Dancing and of course Road House. Swayze got his start as a dancer for Disney on parade. Soon after, he got the part of Danny [...]
    Dominick Dunne: Born: 1925-10-29 - Died: 2009-08-26
    Dunne was an investigative journalist whose focus was generally on the way high society types interact with the judicial system. He had written six novels, two non-fiction books, two collections and produced four movies. At the time of his death he was working on his final book, Too Much Money.
    Karl Malden: Born: 1912-03-22 - Died: 2009-07-01
    Malden was an Academy winning actor that had a career that spanned over 70 years. He is probably best remembered for his roles in classic films such as: A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and One-Eyed Jacks. You may remember him from his famed role of Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The [...]
    Gale Storm: Born: 1922-04-05 - Died: 2009-06-27
    Storm was an American actress and singer who is probably best remembered for her stints on “My Little Margie” ad “The Gale Storm Show”. When Storm was 17 two of her teachers urged her to enter the “Gateway to Hollywood” contest, broadcasting on the CBS Radio studios. First prize was a one-year contract with a [...]
    Michael Jackson: Born: 1958-08-29 - Died: 2009-06-25
    Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana to a working class family on August 29, 1958. His father, Joseph, was a steel mill employee and often performed in various R&B groups. His mother was a stay at home mom and a devout Jehovah’s Witness. Michael was the seventh of nine children; his siblings include Rebbie, [...]
    Farrah Fawcett: Born: 1947-02-02 - Died: 2009-06-25
    Fawcett was an actress and a pop culture icon. At the height of her career, she was a sex symbol to millions of young men and a fashion icon for young women… most notably being her famed hairstyle. Fawcett began her career doing commercials in the late 1960s and early 1970s for Wella Balsam Shampoo. [...]
    Ed McMahon: Born: 1923-03-06 - Died: 2009-06-23
    McMahon was a game show host, comedian, television personality, and probably best known as the announcer on the Tonight Show. McMahon got his start calling various bingo games in Maine when he was just 15 years old. He even put himself through college being a pitchman for vegetable slicers on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Johnny [...]
    David Carradine: Born: 1936-12-08 - Died: 2009-06-03
    Carradine was an actor best known for his role of Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu. Eventhough he was known as David, he was actually born John Arthur Carradine in Hollywood, California in 1936. He had one brother, Bruce Carradine, and two half-brothers Keith and Robert Carradine. Caradine got his big [...]
    Bea Arthur: Born: 1922-05-13 - Died: 2009-04-25
    Arthur was a comedian, singer and actress who is probably best known for her roles in the widely popular television shows Maude and The Golden Girls. In 1972 Arthur was cast as the title character in the series entitled Maude. In the series, Maude lived in the community of Tuckahoe, Westchester County, New York with [...]
    Natasha Richardson: Born: 1963-05-11 - Died: 2009-03-18
    Richardson was a fairly well known stage & cinema actress and wife of Liam Neeson. Richardson began her career at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, England. In 1984 she began her film career with Every Picture Tells a Story, followed by a CBS miniseries, Ellis Island. Some of her other works include Nell, The [...]