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1928 - 2017 Star of the 1960s TV show Batman. Voiced the character of 'Catman' in the cartoon series The FairlyOdd Parents and 'Mayor Adam West' in Family Guy - both parodies of himself.
1928 - 2019. Pioneer of the French New Wave art film movement of the 1950s and 60s.
1936 - 2019. Erin Brockovich, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Dresser, Tom Jones.
American writer and futurist; co-author of "Future Shock"
D. 2018 aged 79, prize-winning Israeli novelist and peace campaigner.
1956 - 2019. British author of Small Island and The Long Song, her themes were often of the experience of Caribbean immigrants to the UK.
1929 - 2019. German-American composer, conductor and pianist.
German-British actor renowned for his BAFTA-nominated portrayal of the comical Spanish waiter Manuel in "Fawlty Towers"
1933 - 2017. Successfully lobbied the U.S. Pentagon to dispense with the "Westmoreland edict" which made it all but impossible for female journalists to cover the Vietnam War from the front lines.
D.2018 Also author, travel documentarian, and television personality
1942 - 2018. Known as "The Queen of Soul".
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"
The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Shall We Dance?, The Hate U Give. 1960 - 2018
D. 2016 A Kestrel For A Knave
D.2020. Australian Classical horn player.
Welsh character actor best remembered for roles in the television series "Bewitched", "Hogan's Heroes and "The Andy Griffith Show"
The Last Emperor, 1900, The Conformist. 1941 - 2018
1938 - 2017. Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
American actor and film director
Born Paul Williams; Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 #1 single "Me and Mrs. Jones"
1929 - 2019, Australian Prime Minister
Secretary General of the United Nations
1937 - 2017. Made the first untethered space flight using the Manned Maneuvering Unit in 1984.
1941 - 2019. Swiss actor who appeared in many German language films, gaining worldwide exposure playing Hitler in Downfall (2004). During his career he worked with Wenders, Coppola and Herzog.
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.
1933 - 2019. American puppeteer, authour and cartoonist. Played the Sesame Street muppets Bird Bird and Oscar the Grouch from 1969, when the show began, until 2018.
D. 2016 Princess Leia - Star Wars
1933 - 2018. Awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with Fibre Optics.
1926 - 2019. He was involved in the Twenty-One quiz fixing scandal portrayed in the film 'Quiz Show'.
American singer and songwriter; lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave
1942 - 2017. Model and showgirl whose 1961 affair with British politician John Profumo sparked a scandal which led to the downfall of the Macmillan government.of the
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.
D.2020. Best selling writer of adventure and thriller novels.
1939 - 2019. Also poet, essayist, critic and TV broadcaster. The "kid from Kogarah" was a part of the cultural movement known as the Sydney Push from 1958 until he moved to the U.K. in 1962. His five-volume memoirs are considered by many to be his most popular work.
1936 - 2019. Actor and songwriter. Best known for his role as the meek husband of social-climber Hyacinth Bucket ("It's Bouquet!") on the sitcom Keeping Up Appearances
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.2018 aged 59. Capped for England five times, he played top-flight football in the late 1970s and 19080s for WBA and Coventry, at a time when racism was rife in English football, he endured taunts and insults from home and away fans alike. Now seen not only as sports role-model but as an example in the fight against racism. A campaigner for Water Aid in Africa.
1942 - 2019. One half of the 1970s pop duo Captain and Tennille.
D. 2016 English singer, songwriter and actor
1950 - 2017 Also songwriter and actor. Starred in TVs The Partridge Family alongside his real-life stepmother Shirley Jones. An extremely popular teen idol in the 1970s.
D. 2016; American actress, singer, businesswoman, film historian and humanitarian
1931 - 2017 Beginning at the age of 6 by singing in church, she sang gospel, jazz and R&B. Later branching out into acting, her best known role was that of 'Tess' in the TV fantasy drama Touched by an Angel.
D. 2017. An Australian born in 1956, he drew editorial cartoons for a number of Australian newspapers.
1935 - 2019. Actress, singer, model and activist. In 1962 she became the first African-American actress to win a Tony award for best leading actress in a leading role in a musical. Her 1968 TV series 'Julia' was the first series to star an African-American actress who was not portrayed in a stereotypical role.
American; starred in Get Smart, Transformers and When Things Were Rotten
D.2018 aged 46. Lead singer of The Cranberries.
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.
1941 - 2019, the Night Tripper.
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.
1925 - 2018. Computer designer and physicist. Builder of the first computer driven word processor.
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"
1942 - 2019. After an early stint in radio "Mean" Gene became an interviewer and commentator in the professional wrestling industry. His career with the AWA, WWF and WWE lasted from 1970 until 2018.
American actor famous for his roles in Mel Brookes' comedic masterpieces "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles"
1931 - 2019. Writer of the award winning science fantasy series The Book of the New Sun.
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
1946 - 2017 Songwriter and record producer. Foundation member of The Easybeats. Older brother of AC/DC band members Malcolm and Angus Young. With long time friend and collaborator Harry Vanda he formed the songwriting /production duo Vanda & Young.
1936 - 2017. Also guitarist, songwriter and television host.
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
1937 - 2019. Goalkeeper for England in 1966 and 1970 World Cups, awarded FIFA Goalkeeper of the year 6 times.
1956 - 2019. Andrew "Greedy" Smith was the lead singer and keyboardist in the Australian new wave/pop band Mental As Anything. He earned his nickname after polishing off 15 pieces of fried chicken on-stage during a performance.
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Peabody Award-winning journalist. Died Nov. 14, 2016
D. 2016 To Kill a Mockingbird
D.2017 aged 91. American character actor who was working up to a short while before his death, Best known for his lead role in 'Paris, Texas'.
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.
D. 2018 aged 78. South African jazz musician and composer and anti-apartheid activist.
2017. The Moors Murders committed with Myra Hindley.
1917 - 2019. Ieoh Ming Pei. Award winning designer of many famous buildings including the John F. Kennedy Library, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Louvre Pyramid.
D.2020. Film director, films included Cutter's Way and Silver Bears.
1932 - 2019. French President, Prime Minister and Mayor of Paris
1922 - 2017 Won the World Middleweight title in 1949 and became the inspiration for the movie Raging Bull. After retiring from the ring he forged a successful career as an actor and stand-up comedian.
1935 - 2017 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.2020. Secretary General of the U.N. 1982 - 1991.
D. 2017. Jules et Jim, Diary of a Chambermaid.
1953 - 2019. Also a convicted sex offender.
1953 - 2019. Financier who served a prison sentence in 2008, he killed himself in custody whilst awaiting trial on further sex offences. At the time of his death further offences and his personal connections were still being investigated.
D. 2018 -- 'Warning' 1961: "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple,/With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me./And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves ..."
1961 - 2019. Best known for his appearances on radio and TV panels shows such as the News Quiz, QI and Mock the Week.
1945 - 2019. Soprano, opera singer.
Opera singer and recitalist
1937 - 2018. British stand-up comedian and TV personality, most famous for presenting the ITV game show Bullseye.
D.2018. Played for Blackpool and England and managed Leeds United.
1930 - 2017. Actor, comedian and singer. Best known for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle.
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
1928 - 2018. Father and manager of the Jackson 5.
1984-2018. Best known online & on his YouTube channels as TotalBiscuit, TotalHalibut & The Cynical Brit, Bain was a British video gamer, commentator & critic. He was a shoutcaster for the professional versions of Starcraft II & Planetside 2. He was very well known as a strong advocate for consumer rights.
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
1940 - 2018. Worked in film TV and on Broadway but best remembered as the father of Frasier Crane in the TV sitcom Frasier.
1936 - 2018. Served in the U.S Navy as a pilot. Shot down during Operation Thunder in 196, captured and subjected to torture by North Vietnamese forces while being kept as a POW until 1973. Served two terms as Republican congressman and six as a senator.
D.2017. France's best known rock and roll singer.
1968 - 2019. The youngest person to be nominated for a best director Oscar for Boyz n the Hood.
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"
1923 - 2019. Children's and YA fiction, including The Tiger Who Came To Tea, Mog, and When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.
1917 - 2017. The iconic voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel.
D. 2018 aged 93. A regular comic performer on British radio from the early 1950s to the 2010s, she also appeared on TV and film, most notably in Terry and June and Absolutely Fabulous. She was made a Dame in 2017.
1933 - 2019. Director of the house of Chanel for 36 years.
D.2017 -- Feminist and activist, known for the book 'Sexual Politics', but also wrote and campaigned on torture mental health issues.
D. 2016 Emerson, Lake and Palmer
1969 - 2019 Singer, dancer and founding member of the alternative dance/techno band The Prodigy.
English actor and musician; best remembered for portraying R2-D2 in the "Star Wars" movie franchise
1916 - 2020. Actor, producer, director, writer and philanthropist.
1946 - 2018. Also racing driver. In the course of her career she set 22 land and water speed records and set the record for women's high-fall during her work on the TV show Wonder Woman.
D.2020 LA Lakers, one of the all-time greats of US basketball. Died in a helicopter crash.
1938 - 2018. Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
1938 - 2018. 7th Secretary-General of the U.N., from 1997 to 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.
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
1938 - 2019. Australian poet.
1920 - 2018. Directed three Bond films, but also known for three films depicting the British working-class, Alfie, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. Noted for using the technique of 'breaking the fourth wall' for comic effect.
11923 - 2017. Known as the Grand Dame of Dish, her career as a gossip columnist ran from 1950 until her death.
1966 - 2019. Became famous playing the role of Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills 90210.
1990 - 2019. Journalist from Northern Ireland murdered whislt covering civil disturbances.
1953 - 2017 A rhythm guitarist and songwriter, he and his younger brother Angus founded the rock group AC/DC.
D.2018. Played Lois Lane in the Superman film series, alongside Christopher Reeve
D. 2018. She won 19 Grand Slam titles, the most successful South American female tennis player in history, & the only to win Wimbledon
Died 2018 aged 60. Lead singer of the Fall.
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.
Moral Philosopher who wrote The Ethical Primate, Myths We Live By, she said that philosophy was like plumbing, nobody noticed it until it went wrong. 1919 - 2018
American actress renowned for her role in "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Mary Tyler Moor Show", and "Ordinary People"
D.2018.Mary Wilson was the wife of UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and a respected poet and author.
D.2018 aged 102. Wife of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, she notably publically disagreed with some Labour Party policies, being generally to the left of her husband, She published some volumes of poetry and was involved in British literary life.
Founder of the band Earth, Wind and Fire
D. 2016; American country singer
1920 - 2018. The Dam Busters, Logan's Run, Around The World in 80 Days.
1939 - 2019. Best known for role as C.W. Moss in the 1969 film Bonnie and Clyde.
American; principal in the CBS television series "Mannix", earning a Golden Glob Award in 1970
1942 - 2019. Australian television journalist and presenter. In a career of over 50 years he hosted a number of popular current affairs programs on several networks. His penetrating style earned him a reputation as a formidable political interviewer. He was the son of Western Australian ALP Senator Don Willesee.
D.2018. Won best Director Oscars for two of his films, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Amadeus (1984)
Canadian Hall of Fame player, coach and general manager
Italian opera prima-donna
1933 - 2018. Spanish operatic soprano.
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.
Don't Look Now, The Man Who Fell to Earth. 1928 - 2018
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"
1946 - 2019. Known for her roles in the T.V. series The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks.
1943 - 2018. Also producer and actress. Well known for her role as Laverne Defazio in Laverne & Shirley. Her directing credits include A League of Their Own, Big and Awakenings
American jazz clarinetist. Age 86
1944 - 2019 -- Chewbacca in Star Wars
1942 - 2019. BBC newsreader and journalist
1942 - 2019. Composer, actor and member of the 1906s pop group the Monkees.
D. 2018 possibly aged 90. He is remembered most for the part of Jason King on British television. Mike Myers based the style of Austin Powers on Jason King. Wyngarde's accounts of his early life are vague and contradictory, possibly to hide a mixed race background and to appear younger in his profession.
Buzzcocks vocalist/guitarist and co-founder. 1955 -2018
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.
1940 - 2019. Also singer and voice actor for video games. He appeared in a number of popular TV show including Benson, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Boston Legal and The Good Wife. His father Ferdinand was an award winning journalist and his grandfather was the Swiss post impressionist painter Rene Victor Auberjonois.
1948-2016. Singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist. Founding member of the English rock band Status Quo
1944 - 2019. Guitarist and lead singer in the new wave / rock band The Cars.
1924 - 2019. Prime Minister and President of Zimbabwe
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
D.2018. Ran the first sub-4 minute mile in 1954.
D. 2018. A neurologist who always said that he was prouder of his medical achievements than his athletic prowess, he was the first man to run the mile in under 4 minutes. He published many papers and several text books on conditions of the nervous system.
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.
1944 - 2019. Dutch actor writer and environmentalist. Began his career in Dutch television and went on to success in international films and T.V. Founded the AIDS awareness organisation the Rutger Hauer Starfish Association.
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"
1965 - 2017 Appeared as a team captain on the BBC quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks from 1996 to 2002.
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
1924 - 2019. Director and choreographer whose best-known works were collaborations with Gene Kelly; Singin' In The Rain and On The Town. Other films include Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Funny Face and Charade.
A Brief History of Time, The Universe in a Nutshell, others
1942 - 2018. Died at the age of 76 - 55 years after being diagnosed with the motor neurone disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and given a life expectancy of 2 years
1942 - 2018 "Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious."
1961 - 2018. Also voice actor, marine biologist & teacher. Creator of SpongeBob SquarePants.
D. 2019 aged 95, the inventor of Ibuprofen.
For many years the leading creative at Marvel. 1922 - 2018
D.2017. Alphabet series, 'A is For Alibi' etc.
1924 - 2019, Midnight Cowboy, Wall Street.
1931 - 2018. Actor, film producer, singer and writer.
1925 - 2019. Kinetic sculptures exploring links between science and art
1942 - 2020. Also film director, TV presenter, author, poet, historian and member of the renowned Monty Python comedy group.
1933 - 2019. American comedian, writer and director. Veteran of over 20 T.V. series.
D.2017. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist.
1950 - 2017 Guitarist and vocalist. A member of the British/American supergroup The Travelling Wilburys.
D.2018. Author of The Right Stuff.
1931 - 2019. The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song of Solomon, Tar Baby.
1931 - 2019. Nobel Prize for Literature
D.2020. Perhaps best known for his work with Ken Loach including Kes.
1937- 2018. Best known for the wind-up radio.
D. 2016; Italian writer and philosopher
D. 2018. Science fiction, fantasy and children's author. Earthsea, The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness.
1939 - 2019. Best known for her role as Rhoda Morgestern on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and it's spinoff Rhoda.
1969 - 2018. Also comedian and stuntman. Best known for his role as Mini-Me in the Austin Powers movie series. Suffered from cartilage-hair hypoplasia and at 81 cm tall was one of the shortest men in the world.
1932 - 2018. Booker Prize winner and 2001 Nobel laureate.
1930 - 2018. A catholic nun known to the public as Sister Wendy, she presented a series of art documentaries on BBC TV
Marathon Man, Heat, the Princess Bride, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 1931 - 2018
Marathon Man, The Princess Bride. 1931 - 2018.
1924 - 2017. Also critic and pofessor of philosophy.
Writer of "The Exorcist" and "A Shot in the Dark"; Oscar winner
American poet; author of more than fifty books
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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