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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Entertainment

    Jean Darling: Born: 1922-08-23 - Died: 2015-09-04
    Jean Darling was an actress from the Silent Era, known as a regular in the Our Gang short subjects series from 1927-29.
    Judy Carne: Born: 1939-04-27 - Died: 2015-09-03
    Judy Carne was an actress best known for Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, and specifically for the phrase “Sock it to me!” She appeared on TV shows including Danger Man, The Rag Trade, Fair Exchange, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gidget, and I Dream of Jeannie. She also had film roles in A Pair of Briefs, The […]
    Wes Craven: Born: 1939-08-02 - Died: 2015-08-30
    Wes Craven was a film director, writer, producer, and actor best known for creating what are considered some of the most landmark horror films of all time, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Last House on the Left, and Scream. Other well-known titles include: The Hills Have Eyes, Shocker, The People Under the Stairs, […]
    Bud Yorkin: Born: 1926-02-22 - Died: 2015-08-18
    Bud Yorkin was a film and TV producer, director, writer, and actor. He is best known for work on showsl ike All in the Family, Maude, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Sons, and Different Strokes.
    Yvonne Craig: Born: 1937-05-16 - Died: 2015-08-17
    Yvonne Craig was a ballet dancer and actress best known for playing Batgirl on the 1960s Batman TV show. She also played Marta in an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Films Craig appeared in include Gidget, Seven Women from Hell, Kissin’ Cousins, Ski Party, Mars Needs Women, One Spy Too Many, In Like […]
    Sólveig Anspach: Born: 1960-12-08 - Died: 2015-08-07
    Sólveig Anspach was an Icelandic-French film director and screenwriter. She had a substantial filmography of documentary films to her credit including Made in the USA, Manon, Montreuil-sous-Bois, France, Le Secret, Faux tableaux dans vrais paysages islandais, Que personne ne bouge !, and Barbara, you’re not guilty…, Le Théâtre des Marionnettes, and Les Origines, among others.
    Shawn Robinson: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-07-28
    Shawn Robinson was a Hollywood stuntman known for work on many hit films including Guardians of the Galaxy, the first three Transformers pictures, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among many others.
    Billy Sherrill: Born: 1936-11-05 - Died: 2015-08-04
    Billy Sherrill was a record producer known best for his work with Tammy Wynette and George Jones. He was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville in 2008. In 2010 he was selected for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
    Lela Swift: Born: 1919-02-25 - Died: 2015-08-04
    Lela Swift was a television director. She was best known for working on Dark Shadows and Ryan’s Hope. She also produced Dark Shadows in 1970 and 1971. She was nominated for four Daytime Emmys for Ryan’s Hope and won in 1977, 1979, and 1980.
    Coleen Gray: Born: 1922-08-23 - Died: 2015-08-03
    Coleen Gray was an actress best known for roles in Nightmare Alley, Red River and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. Over the years she appeared in numerous films and television shows with her last credit being an episode of Tales from the Darkside. She had a recurring role on the show McCloud.
    Lynn Anderson: Born: 1947-09-26 - Died: 2015-07-30
    Lynn Anderson was an award-winning country music singer known for hits like (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away), Promises, Promises, He’d Still Love ME, I’ve Been Everywhere, Rocky Top, It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels, and I’m Alright, among others.
    Shane Redway: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-08-01
    Shane Redway was a rap artist from Canada represented by Champ Management, which said he “was known for being a passionate artist who was always striving for greatness, pushing the boundaries of always believing in your visions and dreams which led to the creation of the BLVD (The Belief Leading Visions & Dreams).”
    James L. White: Born: NA-NA-NA - Died: 2015-07-23
    James L. White was a screenwriter best known for writing the 2004 film Ray as well as Empress of the Blues and an untitled Dinah Washington biopic. He had received special recognition at the 25th Annual Tree of Life awards for outstanding screen writing for Ray. According to a report from Deadline, White’s attorney said […]
    Satoru Iwata: Born: 1959-12-06 - Died: 2015-07-11
    Satoru Iwata was a Japanese businessman who served as the President and CEO of Nintendo. Iwata joined the company in 2000 and became President just two years later. During Iwata’s tenure, Nintendo developed the DS and Wii consoles.
    Amanda Peterson: Born: 1971-07-08 - Died: 2015-07-05
    Amanda Peterson was an American actress best known for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 film Can’t Buy Me Love, where she starred opposite Patrick Dempsey. Peterson also appeared in episodes of Silver Spoons and Doogie Howser, M.D.
    Jerry Weintraub: Born: 1937-09-26 - Died: 2015-07-06
    Jerry Weintraub was a talent agent, concert promoter, film producer, and the chairman and CEO of United Artists. He produced films like The Karate Kid, Ocean’s Eleven (the remake) and HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, among others.
    Dick Van Patten: Born: 1928-12-09 - Died: 2015-06-23
    Dick Van Patten was an American actor best known for his role as Tom Bradford on the TV show Eight Is Enough. Van Patten also made appearances in the films Spaceballs, Soylent Green, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
    James Horner: Born: 1953-08-14 - Died: 2015-06-22
    James Horner was a composer and conductor known for his film scores. Film credits include (among others): Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 48 Hrs., Something Wicked This Way Comes, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Cocoon, Commando, Aliens, Project X, Batteries Not Included, Red Heat, Field of Dreams, Honey, I Shrunk the […]
    Robert Burns Jr.: Born: 1950-11-24 - Died: 2015-04-03
    Robert “Bob” Burns Jr. was an American drummer, known for his work with southern rock bank Lynyrd Skynyrd. Burns was in the original lineup, and played on the band’s first two official albums – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) and Second Helping.
    Sam Simon: Born: 1955-06-06 - Died: 2015-03-08
    Sam Simon was an American writer, director, and cartoonist best known as a co-creator of the longest-running sitcom in television history, The Simpsons. Simon was integral in getting the show off the ground, and stuck around for four season before leaving the show in 1993. Before that, Simon had worked as a writer and producer […]
    Leonard Nimoy: Born: 1931-03-26 - Died: 2015-02-27
    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
    Taylor Negron: Born: 1957-08-01 - Died: 2015-01-10
    Taylor Negron was an actor and comedian who appeared in over 120 films and TV shows. On the big screen, Negron is best known for roles in Angels in the Outfield, Better Off Dead, Bio-dome, Fast Times and Ridgemont High, Stuart Little, and Nothing but Trouble. On the small screen, Negron had guest roles on […]
    Greg Plitt: Born: 1977-11-03 - Died: 2015-01-17
    Greg Plitt was an American model and actor, best known for being on Bravo’s TV series Work Out. As a model, he was a spokesperson for various fitness/beauty products such as Old Spice, Under Armour, Bowflex, and Calvin Klein.
    Howard Schultz: Born: N/A - Died: 2014-12-29
    Howard Schultz was the founder and CEO of Lighthearted Entertainment. He created and executive produced reality shows Dating Naked, Extreme Makeover, and The Moment Of Truth as well as others.
    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, […]
    Richard Schaal: Born: 1928-05-05 - Died: 2014-11-04
    Richard Schaal was an American TV and movie actor who began his career in Chicago’s famous Second City improv troupe. He’s best known for his work on The Mary Tyler Moore show, but he also appeared an many classic sitcoms including Rhoda and The Bob Newhart Show.
    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 […]
    Edith Flagg: Born: 1919-11-01 - Died: 2014-08-13
    Edith Flagg was a fashion designer and philanthropist, who was most recently known to appear on the reality television show Million Dollar Listing, advising her grandson, Josh Flagg. She was also a holocaust survivor.
    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, […]