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American writer and futurist; co-author of "Future Shock"
German-British actor renowned for his BAFTA-nominated portrayal of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in "Fawlty Towers"
D. 2016; nicknamed "The King", winning 62 PGA Tour titles and 7 majors
Canadian-American film and television director, best known for the seven Oscar nominated movie "Love Story"
D. 2016 A Kestrel For A Knave
Welsh character actor best remembered for roles in the television series "Bewitched", "Hogan's Heroes and "The Andy Griffith Show"
American actor and film director
Born Paul Williams; Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 #1 single "Me and Mrs. Jones"
Secretary General of the United Nations
American drummer from The Allman Brothers Band
D. 2016 Best known for performing as the chat show host Mrs Merton, in the The Fast Show, and as the lead role in the The Royle Family, which she co-wrote.
D. 2016 Princess Leia - Star Wars
American singer and songwriter; lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave
1926-2017. Singer, songwriter and guitarist. One of the pioneers of rock & roll music and a flamboyant performer famous for his "one legged hop" and "duck walk"
2017. Corrupt official and whistleblower.
English crime writer known for is "Inspector Morse" series of novels
D.2017. Rugby Union. NZ All Black. Known as "Pine tree" Meads. KNZM MBE He played 55 test matches (133 games), most frequently as a lock forward , for the All Blacks, from 1957 until 1971.
D. 2016; American film director, producer and screenwriter; renowned for his work on "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle", "L.A. Confidential", "Wonder Boys", "8 Mile" and "In Her Shows"
D. 2016 English singer, songwriter and actor
D. 2016; American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian and humanitarian
D. 2017. An Australian born in 1956, he drew editorial cartoons for a number of Australian newspapers.
American; starred in Get Smart, Transformers and When Things Were Wrotten
1926-2017. Actor and stand-up comedian famous for his "insult comedy". Also known for his role as Crapgame in the movie Kelly's Heroes and as the voice of Mr Potato Head in the Toy Story movie franchise.
D. 2016 Known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Finnish composer of classical music; d, 2016
D. 2016; Romanian born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor
Romania-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist and Holocaust survivor; winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 1986
1960-2017. Starred in Daktari, Happy Days & Joanie loves Chachi with appearances in several other tv shows.
1928 - 2017. Pianist, singer/songwriter and pioneer of rock & roll.
1926-2016. Cuban revolutionary who led the 26th of July Movement which overthrew President Fulgencio Batista. Governed Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 then as President from 1976 to 2008
American actress and singer with a six decade career; renowned for her role in the sitcom "The Brady Bunch"
American producer, actor, director, writer and voice artist best know for creating "Happy Days" and spin-offs and directing "Pretty Woman" and "Runaway Bride"
American actor famous for his roles in Mel Brookes' comedic masterpieces "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles"
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portraying "Dragline" in "Cool Hand Luke"
American Senator from 1999 to 2011 and Governor of Ohio from 1991 to 1998
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and founding member of the American rock band The Eagles.
Canadian Hall of Fame player, endearingly referred to as Mr. Hockey; six decade professional career
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Peabody Award-winning journalist. Died Nov. 14, 2016
D. 2016 To Kill a Mockingbird
2017. Prospero in Derek Jarman's The Tempest.
2017. Whale Nation, Autogeddan. He was also a member of the Magic Circle, a famously incompetent fire-eater; and a social activist. He was the ambassador to the Court of Saint James of the squatter's declared state of Frestonia in West London during the 1970s.
2017. The Moors Murders committed with Myra Hindley.
American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter supporting many of the great blues artists of our age
American Attorney General from 1993 until 2001
D. 2017. Jules et Jim, Diary of a Chambermaid.
D. 2016 British member of Parliament, murdered by a right-wing extremist.
Voice for many Warner Brothers animations including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester and multiple others
D.2017. Ways of Seeing was his most well-known work of art history and cultural commentary. His novel G won the Booker Prize.
1948-2017. Also writer and actor. Born in New Zealand, he moved to Australia in the 1970s. Created the character Fred Dagg, a gumboot & singlet-wearing farmer with 7 sons called Trev. Wrote and starred in the Australian mockumentary "The Games" and was the voice of Wal Footrot in the animated movie Footrot Flats - The Dog's Tale
1921-2016. U.S. marine corp pilot and engineer . Served in WW II and Korea before becoming one of the Mercury Seven- the first group of astronauts selected by NASA in 1959. First American to orbit the earth and oldest person to fly in space. He served in the U.S. senate from 1974 to 1999.
American aviator and astronaut; 4-term U.S. Senator for Ohio from 1974 through 1994
2017. Cutters Way, The Sopranos, Home Alone.
English; founder of the PGA European Tour
1934-2017. Also Formula 1 racing driver. Won three 350cc and four 500cc world championships then went on to Formula 1, winning the 1964 season
American film director, producer and screenwriter famous for his films "Melvin and Howard", "Married to the Mob" and "The Silence of the Lambs"
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
English actor and musician; best remembered for portraying R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" movie franchise
D. 2017. Founder member of the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain.
D. 2016; Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, novelist and painter; inducted into the Rock and Role Hall of Fame; winner of the Order of Canada
Canadian singer, songwriter, museum, novelist and painter
Born Claude Russell Bridges; singer/songwriter with a 60 year career; awarded six gold records
D 2017. Won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Ed Wood (1994) playing Bela Lugosi. Also starred in Mission:Impossible and Space 1999.
2017. First woman and first Iranian to win the Fields Medal.
American actress renowned for her role in "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Mary Tyler Moor Show", and "Ordinary People"
Founder of the band Earth, Wind and Fire
D. 2016; American country singer
American; principal in the CBS television series "Mannix", earning a Golden Glob Award in 1970
Canadian Hall of Fame player, coach and general manager
1931-2016. Reporter and correspondent for CBS news. Longest serving reporter on "60 Minutes"
D. 2016 American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter.
D. 2016 Born Cassius Clay. 'The Greatest'
1939 - 2017. Born in Feilding, New Zealand Ball created the Footrot Flats comic strip series which ran from 1976 to 1994 and was made into a feature length movie 'Footroot Flats: A Dog's Tale'. He was also known for his cartoons of Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), Bruce the Barbarian and All the King's Comrades (also in Punch). He became an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services as a cartoonist in 2002.
Founder of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. With them became the most recorded classical orchestra and conductor.
American; most successful coach accruing 1,096 career wins the most in NCAA basketball history
D. 2016; Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller in the 1962 movie "The Miracle Worker"
American jazz clarinetist. Age 86
D. 2016 Composer and conductor
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
D.2017. She was captain of the England team that won the first women's World Cup. Later a member of the House of Lords she was always a powerful advocate for all women's sports.
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist. Founding member of the English rock band Status Quo
American actor famous for his role as the sauve spy Napoleon Solo in the 1960s television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
2017. The Bridges of Madison County.
Controversial Canadian mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014
Bond, James Bond. 007. D. 2017
D. 2016. Half of the Two Ronnies (the smaller half).
2017. Coronation Street. Comedian known for his Cissie and Ada act with Les Dawson.
D. 2017. Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff.
D. 2017. True West, Fool For Love.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, guitarist on Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock"
Israeli President and Prime Minister; winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yazzer Arafat
D. 2016; Israeli President and Prime Minister; Nobel Laureate
British; renowned for roles in "The Elephant Man", "Alien"; "Nineteen Eighty Four", and Harry Potter movies; BAFTA winner in 1979 and 1981
D.2017. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist.
D. 2016; Italian writer and philosopher
Writer of "The Exorcist" and "A Shot in the Dark"; Oscar winner
Poet, art historian and translator
1923-2016, poet art historian and translator into French of the works of William Shakespeare
Hugarian-American actress and socialite; best known for her 9 marriages
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