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  • List of Famous Dead People: Category - Entertainment

    William Watts Biggers: Born: 1927-06-02 - Died: 2013-02-10
    William Biggers was the co-creator of the cartoon Underdog and a novelist. His studio, Total Television, also produced the cartoons Tooter Turtle, Go Go gophers, Klondike Kat, and King Leonardo and his Short Subjects.
    Huell Howser: Born: 1945-10-18 - Died: 2013-01-06
    Huell Howser was best known as the producer and host of the California’s Gold television program. His unique style of interviewing made him a well-known figure throughout the Los Angeles area.
    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 […]
    Jack Wishna: Born: 1958 - Died: 2012-11-27
    Jack Wishna was a well-known businessman from New York, NY. Wishna is mostly known for his role as president of CPAmerica, as well as founding Rockrena Inc. Wishna’s recent involvement in the media was when Michael Jackson got backlashed overseas during the child molestation scandal. While at Rockrena Inc., Wishna founded the music-related social network […]
    Bonita Lynn Fields Elder: Born: - Died: 11-17-2012
    Bonita Lynn Fields Elder was a well-known dancer and actress from Walterboro, South Carolina. Elder is mostly known for starring as a dancer on The Mickey Mouse Show. As well as the The Mickey Mouse Show, Elder also starred in various small roles in movies, such as: Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Sweet Charity (1969), and […]
    Lucille Bliss: Born: 1916-03-16 - Died: 2012-11-08
    Lucille Bliss was a well-known voice actress from New York, NY. Bliss was well known for performing the voice of Smurfette in the 1980s cartoon The Smurfs as well as Crusader Rabbit in Crusader Rabbit. Apart from her work with The Smurfs, Bliss held a number of minor roles in various television shows and movies, […]
    Natina Reed: Born: 1979-10-28 - Died: 2012-10-26
    Natina Reed was a well-known singer, songwriter, and actress from New York, NY. Reed is mostly known for her role as Jenelope in the 2000 cheerleading movie Bring It On. Apart from Reed’s success in Bring It On, she also released two songs: “It’s Over” (feating her ex-fiancé Kurupt), and “Now Or Never” with Shamar […]
    Russell Means: Born: 1939-11-10 - Died: 2012-10-22
    Russell Means was a well-known native American activist from Wanblee, South Dakota. He is mostly known for his involvement with native American rights and the American Indian Movement. Means was also involved within the arts, acting in various movies, such as: Pocahontas, Last of the Mohicans, and the most recent movie of Pathfinder. Means also […]
    Sammi Kane Kraft: Born: 1992-04-02 - Died: 2012-10-09
    Sammi Kane Kraft was a well-known baseball player and actress from Livingston, New Jersey. She was known for her role as Amanda Whurlitzer in the 2005 remake of Bad News Bears. Apart from her flourishing acting career, Kraft also competed in the Junior Olympics, and also dreamed of competing in the future Olympic Games as […]
    Beano Cook: Born: 1931-09-10 - Died: 2012-10-10
    Beano Cook (born as Carroll Hoff Cook) was a well-known college football historian and commentator from San Fransisco, California. He is most known for his commentary presence on the well-known sports network of ESPN. In 1986, Carroll “Beano” Cook joined ESPN, and became active in the network’s show The Hot List; however, Cook later became […]
    Yvonne Mounsey: Born: 1919 - Died: 2012-09-29
    Yvonne Mounsey (born Yvonne Louise Leibbrandt) was a well-known ballet performer from Pretoria, South Africa. Mounsey is most well-known for her performances with the New York City Ballet, and also for helping cofound the Johannesburg City Ballet (South Africa) as well as the Westside School of Ballet (California). While active with the New York City […]
    Sahara Davenport: Born: 1984-12-17 - Died: 2012-10-01
    Sahara Davenport (born as Antoine Ashley) was a well-known drag queen, dancer, and singer from Dallas, TX. Davenport was known for being part of the season two cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race reality show. Apart from Davenport’s fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Davenport also released various singles, such as: “Pump With Me” (2010), and “Go […]
    Steve Sabol: Born: 1942-10-02 - Died: 2012-09-18
    Steve Sabol was a well-known film producer and cameraman from Moorestown, New Jersey. Sabol is mostly known for his involvement and serving as president for NFL Films. Steve joined his father Ed in NFL Films after graduating college in 1964. Steve served as a cameraman for many years, and then progressed to editor and writer […]
    Jake Eberts: Born: 1941-07-10 - Died: 2012-09-06
    Jake Eberts (born John Eberts) was a well-known award-winning movie producer from Montreal, Canada. Eberts was most known for his movies of: Driving Miss Daisy, Ghandi, Dances With Wolves, and Chicken Run. Eberts founded two movie companies (Goldcrest Films and Allied Filmmakers), and then later became a part of National Geographic’s Feature Films division, where […]
    Jerry Nelson: Born: 1934-07-10 - Died: 2012-08-23
    Jerry Nelson was a well-known puppeteer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nelson was most well-known for his involvement and puppeteering skills with Sesame Street, The Muppets, and Fraggle Rock. Nelson was known for many popular puppets within these shows, such as: Count von Count (Sesame Street), Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Dr. Julius Strangepork, Lew Zealand, Robin the Frog, […]
    Tony Scott: Born: 1944-06-21 - Died: 2012-08-19
    Tony Scott was a highly-regarded film director responsible for such movies as “Top Gun”, “True Romance”, and “Crimson Tide”. He has been known for his love of action and was often blasted by critics for sacrificing story for fast-paced imagery, especially when compared to his brother, fellow director Ridley Scott (“Alien”). Scott committed suicide by […]
    Judith Crist: Born: 1922-05-22 - Died: 2012-08-07
    Judith Crist was a well-known film critic from New York, NY. Crist has been noted as the first full-time female critic for a major American newspaper (The New York Herald Tribune). Crist was a film critic for various other publications and television shows, such as: The New York Magazine, The Today Show, and TV Guide.
    Chris Marker: Born: 1921-07-29 - Died: 2012-07-30
    Chris Marker (born as Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve) was a well-known science fiction film writer and director from Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France. Marker’s most well-known works include: La Jetée (1962), and Sans Soleil (1983). Prior to his involvement in film, Marker studied philsophy prior to the second world war, and also traveled to various places around the world […]
    Julian Goodman: Born: 1922-05-01 - Died: 2012-07-02
    Julian Goodman (from Glasgow, Kentucky) was well known for his role as president of the syndicated tv network of NBC. Goodman’s tenure at the prestigious network ranged from 1966-1974 after he had joined the news team for the network in 1945. Goodman was the person to give the contract to Johnny Carson to stay on […]
    Richard Dawson: Born: 1932-11-20 - Died: 2012-06-02
    Dawson was a actor, comedian, panelist, and game show host. He’s probably best remembered for his role of Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan’s Heroes, and for being the original host of the Family Feud. Dawson was also a regular panelist on the 1970s version of Match Game on CBS.
    Jim Paratore: Born: 1954-01-01 - Died: 2012-05-29
    Paratore was the founder of TMZ, and executive producer of “TMZ on TV”. He also produced other shows such as: “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “The Bonnie Hunt Show” and “Lopez Tonight”.
    Eugene Polley: Born: 1915 - Died: 2012-05-22
    Eugene Polley, a Chicago-born enginner, was well-known for his invention called the “Flash-Matic,” which we now call the remote control in today’s society. The invention of the “Flash-Matic” became popular while he was working for the Zenith Television Company. Polley began his engineering career in 1935 and worked for Zenith for 47 years.
    Mitchell Guist: Born: 1940-01-01 - Died: 2012-05-14
    Guist was an alligator hunter, who was featured on History Channel’s hit television show “Swamp People”, which is shot in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya swamp.
    Patricia Medina: Born: 1919-07-19 - Died: 2012-04-28
    Patricia Medina was a well-known English actress, known for her roles in Stranger At My Door and Mr. Arkadin. Medina’s acting career started in the 1930s by starring in small roles; however, in the 1950s, her acting career flourished as she started in major titles, such as: Fortunes of Captain Blood, Lady in the Iron […]
    Peter Wragg: Born: 1947 - Died: 2012-04-15
    Peter Wragg was a well-known Visual Affects Designer for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Mostly known for his work on the well-known British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf, his work could also be seen in other shows, such as: Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, and Doctor Who.
    Robert Sherman: Born: 1925-12-19 - Died: 2012-03-05
    Sherman was a songwriter who specialized in musical films. Working with his brother, their work can be heard in Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Slipper and the Rose, and the theme song of “It’s a Small World (After All)”.
    Ralph McQuarrie: Born: 1960-06-13 - Died: 2012-03-04
    Ralph McQuarrie was well known for his work as a Conceptual Artist for the Star Wars trilogy. McQuarrie also worked on various other Hollywood blockbuster projects, such as: E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the original TV series of Battlestar Galactica.
    Zalman King: Born: 1942-05-23 - Died: 2012-02-03
    Zalman King was an actor, writer, producer and director, most known for his work on various erotic films and television shows. He produced 9 1/2 Weeks, directed Wild Orchid and created the Red Shoe Diaries series. Fans of horror films may also remember him from the film Blue Sunshine.
    Don Cornelius: Born: 1936-09-27 - Died: 2012-02-01
    Cornelius was a television show host and producer who is best known for creating, and hosting (from 1971 – 1993, the nationally syndicated dance/music franchise Soul Train. MadVision Entertainment purchased Soul Train in 2008 from Cornelius. The way Soul Train came about was, Cornelius recognized that in the late 1960s there was no television venue […]
    Joe Simon: Born: 1913-10-11 - Died: 2011-12-14
    Simon was an artist, publisher, editor, and comic book writer who co-created many important characters during the 1930s – 1940s “Golden Age of Comic Books”. He served as the first editor of Timely Comics, which would eventually become Marvel Comics. With his artist pal, Jack Kirby, the two created Captain America, one of the more […]