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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Celebrities

    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 […]
    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 […]