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People Who Died in the Year 2009

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January

Edmund Purdom (actor/singer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 1, 2009. Born December 19, 1924. Starred in some big '50s movies like The Student Prince and The Egyptian; lived much of his life dubbing Italian movies into English.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Helen Suzman (politician/anti-apartheid activist) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2009. Born November 7, 1917. Member of the South African Parliament for decades, fought racism and befriended Nelson Mandela while he was a political prisoner, aunt of Janet Suzman.  Home Page  Obituary

Pat Hingle (actor) -- Dead. Myelodysplasia. Died January 3, 2009. Born July 19, 1924. Many movies, Commissioner Gordon in the '80s and '90s series of Batman movies, was supposed to play the lead in Elmer Gantry but an injury forced him out.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Cheryl Holdridge (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died January 5, 2009. Born June 20, 1944. A Mouseketeer in the '50s, she appeared in many '50s and '60s TV shows and played one of Wally's girlfriends on Leave It To Beaver.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Don Galloway (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 8, 2009. Born July 27, 1937. Ironside, The Big Chill.  IMDb  Obituary

Rob Gauntlett (adventurer) -- Dead. Mountain climbing accident. Died January 10, 2009. Born May 10, 1987. Climbed Mt. Everest when he was 19, traveled pole-to-pole when he was 21, named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award for 2008 with his travel partner James Hooper.  Home Page  Obituary

Patrick McGoohan (actor) -- Dead. Died January 13, 2009. Born March 19, 1928. Best known for the original TV show The Prisoner, also appeared in Braveheart.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Ricardo Montalban (actor) -- Dead. Died January 14, 2009. Born November 25, 1920. Fantasy Island, memorable as Khan in Star Trek.  IMDb

Andrew Wyeth (artist) -- Dead. Died January 16, 2009. Born July 12, 1917. "Christina's World," the Helga series and many other fine paintings.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Bob May (actor/robot driver) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died January 18, 2009. Born September 4, 1939. The man who operated the robot in Lost in Space, but not the voice, who died 3 years after Bob.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

James Brady (writer) -- Dead. Died January 22, 2009. Born circa 1928. Celebrity columnist who started The Post's "Page Six," wrote Parade's "In Step With" for over 25 years and wrote about Korea and World War II.  Obituary

John Updike (writer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died January 27, 2009. Born March 18, 1932. Author of the Rabbit books and The Witches of Eastwick, won two Pulitzer Prizes.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

February

James Whitmore (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died February 6, 2009. Born October 1, 1921. Bit parts in many movies, pitched Miracle Grow, married to Audra Lindley during the '70s, starred as Harry Truman in Give 'em Hell, Harry.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Blossom Dearie (singer/pianist) -- Dead. Died February 7, 2009. Born April 19, 1926. Longtime jazz performer ("Peel Me a Grape") who performed serveral songs for Schoolhouse Rock.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robert Anderson (playwright) -- Dead. Pneumonia/Alzheimer's. Died February 9, 2009. Born April 28, 1917. Wrote Tea and Sympathy, I Never Sang for My Father, former husband of Teresa Wright. Make memorial contributions to: Dramatists Guild Fund or Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Estelle Bennett (singer) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died February 11, 2009. Born July 22, 1941. One of The Ronettes ("Be My Baby"), inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Louie Bellson (drummer) -- Dead. Parkinson's Disease. Died February 14, 2009. Born July 6, 1924. Drummer for the great bands (Duke Ellington), Bellson married Pearl Bailey and served as her music director, frequent guest on The Tonight Show, vice president of Remo Drums.  Home Page  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John McGlinn (conductor/music historian) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 14, 2009. Born September 18, 1953. Restored music removed from old musicals, like Showboat ("Mis'ry") and Annie Get Your Gun.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Dr. Eugenia Calle (epidemiologist) -- Dead. Murder. Died February 17, 2009. Born circa 1952. A former vice president of the American Cancer Society, her research work linked estrogen plus progestin and obesity to increased cancer risks.  Home Page  Obituary

Howard Zieff (director) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died February 22, 2009. Born October 21, 1927. Director of Private Benjamin and classic commercials like the "Spicy meatball" ad for Alka-Seltzer.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Philip Jose Farmer (writer) -- Dead. Died February 25, 2009. Born January 26, 1918. Award-winning SF writer, probably best-known for the Riverworld series, he also wrote one book as Kilgore Trout.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Wendy Richard (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 25, 2009. Born July 20, 1943. Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served?, Pauline in Eastenders, announced she had terminal bone cancer in October 2008.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Paul Harvey (radio broadcaster) -- Dead. Died February 28, 2009. Born September 4, 1918. "And now you know the rest of the story..."  Home Page

March

Horton Foote (writer) -- Dead. Died March 4, 2009. Born March 14, 1916. Adapted To Kill a Mockingbird for the screen, wrote Tender Mercies.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jimmy Boyd (singer/actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 7, 2009. Born January 9, 1939. Singer for the original release of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", bit parts including Howard in Bachelor Father and Inherit the Wind, first husband of Yvonne Craig.  IMDb  Obituary

Lenore Annenberg (Philanthropist) -- Dead. Died March 12, 2009. Born February 20, 1918. US Chief of Protocol under Reagan, trustee of the Annenberg Foundation.  Home Page  Obituary

Betsy Blair (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died March 13, 2009. Born December 11, 1923. Oscar-nominated as Clara in Marty (partially blacklisted during the '50s due to her politics), married to actor Gene Kelly and later to director Karel Reisz.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Ron Silver (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died March 15, 2009. Born July 2, 1946. Versatile actor, was on The West Wing, Veronica's Closet and played Alan Dershowitz in Reversal of Fortune, won a Tony Award for Speed-the-Plow, became a Republican activist after 9/11.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Natasha Richardson (actress) -- Dead. [rumors] Following a head injury suffered during a skiing accident. Died March 18, 2009. Born May 11, 1963. Tony-winning actress (for the 1998 revival of Cabaret), starred in The Handmaid's Tale, appeared with her mother Vanessa Redgrave in Evening, was married to Liam Neeson for nearly 15 years. Make memorial contributions to: amfAR - The Foundation for AIDS Research.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

"England" Dan Seals (singer) -- Dead. Lymphoma. Died March 25, 2009. Born February 8, 1948. Part of the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley, best-known for "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight".  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Irving R. Levine (newscaster) -- Dead. Died March 26, 2009. Born August 26, 1922. NBC newscaster for 45 years.  IMDb  Obituary

Maurice Jarre (composer) -- Dead. Died March 29, 2009. Born September 13, 1924. Won Oscars for the scores for A Passage to India, Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, also scored Ghost and Witness.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Andy Hallett (actor) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died March 29, 2009. Born August 4, 1975. The green, singing demon Lorne on Angel.  IMDb  Obituary

April

Jody McRea (actor) -- Dead. Cardiac arrest. Died April 4, 2009. Born September 6, 1934. Bit parts in many '50s and '60s movies, noteably Bonehead in several of the "Frankie and Annette" beach flicks.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Dave Arneson (game creator/teacher) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 7, 2009. Born October 1, 1947. Co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons with Gary Gygax.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Jack Wrangler (Theater producer/porn actor) -- Dead. Emphysema. Died April 7, 2009. Born July 11, 1946. Gay icon for starring in movies like The Devil in Miss Jones: Part II, he went on to produce cabaret shows for his wife, Margaret Whiting.  IBDB  Obituary

Marilyn Chambers (model/adult star) -- Dead. Died April 12, 2009. Born April 22, 1952. Appeared on the Ivory Snow detergent box in the early '70s before starring in the porn classic Behind the Green Door, was married to Linda Lovelace's ex-husband for a while.  IMDb  Obituary

Mark Fidrych (pitcher/farmer) -- Dead. Truck accident. Died April 13, 2009. Born August 14, 1954. Pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. (Yeah, I know, I don't tend to add athletes, but Mark and I used to hang out at the same donut place in Northboro in the late '80s and early '90s.)  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

J. G. Ballard (author) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died April 19, 2009. Born November 15, 1930. Empire of the Sun (novel/movie based on his life in a Japanese internment camp) and A User's Guide to the Millennium among many others.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary AwardWeb

Bea Arthur (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 25, 2009. Born May 13, 1923. Maude, The Golden Girls.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

May

Danny Gans (comic/impersonator) -- Dead. Heart disease/prescription drug overdose. Died May 1, 2009. Born October 25, 1956. One of the mainstays of Vegas, he had a bit part in Bull Durham. Make memorial contributions to: Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Marilyn French (writer) -- Dead. Died May 2, 2009. Born November 21, 1929. The Women's Room  IMDb  Obituary

Dom DeLuise (comic actor/cook) -- Dead. Died May 4, 2009. Born August 1, 1933. Blazing Saddles.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

June

David Eddings (writer) -- Dead. Died June 2, 2009. Born July 7, 1931. Co-wrote large fantasy series including the Belgariad and the Malloreon.  Home Page

David Carradine (actor) -- Dead. Reported asphyxiation. Died June 3, 2009. Born December 8, 1936. Kill Bill, Kung Fu, many other TV Westerns, and a surprising number of movie bit parts in the years before he died.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Houghtaling (inventor) -- Dead. Complications of a fall. Died June 17, 2009. Born November 14, 1916. Invented "The Magic Fingers," a coin-operated vibrating bed later installed in motels across America during the '50s and '60s.  Obituary

Lorena Gale (actress/playwright) -- Dead. Stomach cancer. Died June 21, 2009. Born May 9, 1958. Many TV bit parts (especially on Canadian TV), probably best-known as Elosha on Battlestar Galactica. Make memorial contributions to: Vancouver General Hospital Palliative Care Center  IMDb  Obituary

Jerri Nielsen Fitzgerald (doctor/speaker) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 23, 2009. Born March 1, 1952. Doctor who performed a breast biopsy on herself while stationed in Antarctica in 1999, later wrote Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Ed McMahon (announcer) -- Dead. Pneumonia/cancer. Died June 23, 2009. Born March 6, 1923. The Tonight Show announcer during the Carson years, famous for greeting him with "Heeeeeeeeeeeere's Johnnny!", later, a spokesperson for American Family Publishing.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  Obituary  FindAGrave

Farrah Fawcett (actress/model) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 25, 2009. Born February 2, 1947. Charlie's Angels, subject of a huge poster craze in the '70s, many made-for-TV movies, longtime companion of Ryan O'Neal, ex-wife of Lee Majors.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Jackson (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Cardiac arrest due to a combination of prescribed drugs including propofol (his doctor was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter). Died June 25, 2009. Born August 29, 1958. Wildly eccentric performer, youngest member of the Jackson 5, major pop icon of the '80s ("Thriller", "Billie Jean"), married briefly to Lisa Marie Presley, taken to court several times on child molestation charges (acquitted multiple times), died three days before and at the same age as Billy Mays.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Gale Storm (actress) -- Dead. Died June 27, 2009. Born April 5, 1922. My Little Margie, The Gale Storm Show; her autobiography was called I Ain't Down Yet.  IMDb  Obituary

Billy Mays (pitchman) -- Dead. Heart attack/cocaine. Died June 28, 2009. Born July 20, 1958. The spokesguy for OrangeGlo, Oxiclean and dozens of other products, starred in cable's Pitchmen.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Fred Travalena (impersonator/comic/cartoon voice) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 28, 2009. Born October 6, 1942. Frequent late-night guest, probably best-known for mimicking Frank Sinatra.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Harve Presnell (actor/singer) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died June 30, 2009. Born September 14, 1933. The Unsinkable Molly Brown  IMDb

Jan Rubes (actor) -- Dead. Died June 30, 2009. Born June 6, 1920. The grandfather in Witness  IMDb

July

Karl Malden (actor) -- Dead. Died July 1, 2009. Born March 22, 1912. On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Streets of San Francisco and many commercials for American Express.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Mollie Sugden (actress) -- Dead. [rumors] Died July 1, 2009. Born July 21, 1922. Popular for her "feline" comments as Mrs. Slocombe in Are You Being Served?.  IMDb

Allen Klein (music agent/movie producer) -- Dead. Alzheimer's. Died July 4, 2009. Born December 18, 1931. Early manager of Bobby Darrin, Sam Cooke, the Rolling Stones and the last manager of The Beatles.  IMDb  Obituary

Robert McNamara (secretary of defense) -- Dead. Died July 6, 2009. Born June 9, 1916. Secretary of Defense during the Viet Nam war, subject of The Fog of War.  IMDb  Obituary

Charles N. Brown (editor) -- Dead. Died July 12, 2009. Born June 24, 1937. Inventor of Locus, the first science fiction newszine, its publisher for 40 years, and winner of many Hugo awards.  Home Page  Obituary

Phyllis Gotlieb (writer) -- Dead. Died July 14, 2009. Born May 26, 1926. Author of poetry and science fiction, including Sunburst, and A Judgment of Dragons which won the first Aurora Award. Make memorial contributions to: The Benjamin Foundation.  Home Page  Obituary

Walter Cronkite (newscaster) -- Died July 17, 2009. Born November 4, 1916. Longtime CBS evening newscaster, worked on reporting the Kennedy assassination and the first moon landing.  IMDb

Frank McCourt (Writer/teacher) -- Dead. Meningitis. Died July 19, 2009. Born August 19, 1930. Angela's Ashes  IMDb  Obituary

August

Corazon Aquino (Former Phillipine president) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died August 1, 2009. Born January 25, 1933. Became the first woman president of the Phillipines after the assassination of her husband, Benigno Aquino, Jr., son Noynoy (Benigno III) later became president.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Budd Schulberg (writer/producer) -- Dead. Died August 5, 2009. Born March 27, 1914. Wrote the screenplays for On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd and the novel What Makes Sammy Run?.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Hughes (writer/director) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 6, 2009. Born February 18, 1950. Wrote/directed Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Sixteen Candles and Planes, Trains and Automobiles, retired from Hollywood youngish to be a farmer.  IMDb  Obituary

Eunice Kennedy Shriver (philanthropist) -- Dead. Died August 11, 2009. Born July 10, 1921. Founded the Special Olympics, Maria Shriver's mother.  IMDb  Obituary

Les Paul (guitar legend/inventor) -- Dead. Died August 13, 2009. Born June 9, 1915. Invented the electric guitar, had a TV show in the '50s, performed into his 90s, inducted into multiple musical halls of fame.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Don Hewitt (TV news producer/director) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died August 19, 2009. Born December 14, 1922. Creator/producer of 60 Minutes, produced shows for Edward R. Murrow, director of the 1960 presidential debates, author of Tell Me a Story.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (politician) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died August 25, 2009. Born February 22, 1932. Last surviving Kennedy brother, served in the Senate for many years, often fighting for improved health care, ran for President, involved in a car accident that killed a volunteer in 1969.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dominick Dunne (writer/celebrity watcher) -- Dead. Bladder cancer. Died August 26, 2009. Born October 29, 1925. Novelist (The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, A Murder in Connecticut) who became an obsessive trial-commentator after the murder of his daughter, Dominique, father of actor/director Griffin Dunne.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Ellie Greenwich (songwriter) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died August 26, 2009. Born October 23, 1940. With her ex-husband Jeff Barry, she co-wrote classic songs like "Leader of the Pack", "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Chapel of Love".  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Sheila Lukins (chef/food writer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died August 30, 2009. Born circa 1942. Creator of The Silver Palate shop, a series of Silver Palate cookbooks (with Julee Rosso) and was the food editor for Parade.  Home Page  Obituary

September

Erich Kunzel (conductor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 1, 2009. Born March 21, 1935. Led the Cincinnati Symphony then the Cincinnati Pops since 1965, conducted many recordings for Telarc, and conducted the annual Memorial Day concerts at the Capitol since 1991.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Army Archerd (columnist) -- Dead. Mesothelioma. Died September 8, 2009. Born January 13, 1922. Gossip columnist for Daily Variety, "official greeter" for many years on the red carpet of the Oscars.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Larry Gelbart (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 11, 2009. Born February 25, 1928. Main writer for M*A*S*H, wrote Tootsie and the book for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Crystal Lee Sutton (union organizer) -- Dead. Cancer/insurance negligence Died September 11, 2009. Born December 31, 1940. Young woman who became angry over poor treatment of mill workers in North Carolina and fought for union rights after she was fired, inspiration for the movie Norma Rae. Years later, died fighting her insurance company for delaying her cancer treatment.  Home Page  Obituary

Norman Borlaug (plant pathologist/microbiologist/teacher) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 12, 2009. Born March 25, 1914. Helped develop dramatic increases in crop yields, won a Nobel peace prize, founded organizations to promote improving agricultural production.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Henry Gibson (comic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 14, 2009. Born September 21, 1935. Part of the original Laugh-In cast, and many movie bit parts, including Nashville and the neo-Nazi in The Blues Brothers.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jody Powell (press secretary/PR specialist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 14, 2009. Born April 20, 1943. Press secretary for Jimmy Carter.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Patrick Swayze (actor) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 14, 2009. Born August 18, 1952. Dirty Dancing, Ghost.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Mary Travers (folk singer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died September 16, 2009. Born November 9, 1936. Best of Peter, Paul and Mary. Make memorial contributions to: Mary Travers Healthcare Fund at Danbury (CT) Hospital or Be the Match (bone marrow matching).  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Lucy O'Donnell Vodden (Beatles inspiration) -- Dead. Lupus. Died September 22, 2009. Born circa 1963. Helped inspire John Lennon's most elliptical title "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."  IMDb  Obituary

William Safire (writer) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died September 27, 2009. Born December 17, 1929. Longtime New York Times columnist, won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1978, came up with the idea for the "kitchen debates" between Krushchev and Nixon and later went to work for the Nixon administration; created the famous Agnew line "Nattering nabobs of negativism" to describe the press in the late '60s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

October

Al Martino (singer/actor) -- Dead. Died October 13, 2009. Born October 7, 1927. Johnny Fontaine in The Godfather, very popular '50s singer, popularized Spanish Eyes, Volare, toured into his 80s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Lou Albano (wrestler/manager/actor) -- Dead. Died October 14, 2009. Born July 29, 1933. Popular wrestler in the '50s and '60s; bit part in Cindy Lauper's video "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and some episodes of Miami Vice  IMDb  Obituary

Collin Wilcox Paxton (actress) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died October 14, 2009. Born February 4, 1935. Best-known for playing Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird, played many bit parts on TV and ran a local theater in North Carolina.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Vic Mizzy (composer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died October 17, 2009. Born January 9, 1916. Hollywood composer best-known for his memorable themes for The Addams Family and Green Acres.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Sheldon Segal (embryologist/biochemist) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died October 17, 2009. Born March 15, 1926. Birth control developer, lead developer of Norplant.  Home Page  Obituary

Joseph Wiseman (actor) -- Dead. Died October 19, 2009. Born May 15, 1918. Dr. No in the James Bond movies, many TV appearances, very active on Broadway, including a revival of Judgment at Nuremberg.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Louise Cooper (writer) -- Dead. Aneurysm. Died October 20, 2009. Born May 29, 1952. Lots of fantasy including The Time Master Trilogy.  Home Page  Obituary

Soupy Sales (comic) -- Dead. Died October 22, 2009. Born January 8, 1926. "Hey, kids, if you send me a dollar..."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Lou Jacobi (actor) -- Dead. Died October 23, 2009. Born December 28, 1913. Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank, Uncle Gabriel in Avalon and the cross-dresser in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Claude Levi-Strauss (anthropologist) -- Dead. Died October 30, 2009. Born November 28, 1908. Wrote The Savage Mind.  IMDb  Obituary

November

Carl Ballantine (actor/magician) -- Dead. Died November 3, 2009. Born September 27, 1917. McHale's Navy, lots of bits parts on TV, and a professional magician for many, many years.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dennis Cole (actor) -- Dead. Died November 15, 2009. Born July 19, 1940. Felony Squad, lots of TV in the '70s and '80s, married to Jaclyn Smith 1978-1981.  IMDb

Ken Ober (comic/host/producer) -- Dead. Suspected flu. Died November 15, 2009. Born July 3, 1957. Host of MTV's Remote Control, produced shows like Mind of Mencia.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Edward Woodward (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died November 16, 2009. Born June 1, 1930. Breaker Morant, The Equalizer, The Wicker Man.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jeanne-Claude (artist) -- Dead. aneurysm. Died November 18, 2009. Born June 13, 1935. Collaborator with her husband Christo on large-scale, frequently temporary art projects including "Running Fence" (California) and "Wrapped Reichstag" (Germany).  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Robert Holdstock (writer) -- Dead. E. coli which caused organ failure. Died November 29, 2009. Born August 2, 1948. Wrote many fantasies, including Mythago Wood, which won the World Fantasy Award in 1985.  Home Page  Obituary

December

Gene Barry (actor) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure/Alzheimer's disease. Died December 9, 2009. Born June 14, 1919. Burke's Law, starred in the first version of War of the Worlds, played the grandfather in the remake, appeared on Broadway in La Cage aux Folles and was nominated for a Tony for that role.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Jennifer Jones (actress) -- Dead. Died December 17, 2009. Born March 2, 1919. Duel in the Sun, Song of Bernadette (for which she won an Oscar), Towering Inferno, married to Robert Walker, David Selznick, and mother of Robert Walker (Jr.). Make memorial contributions to: Norton Simon Museum  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dan O'Bannon (screenwriter) -- Dead. Died December 17, 2009. Born June 30, 1946. Wrote and starred in Dark Star, wrote Alien and adapted Total Recall.  IMDb  Obituary

Alaina Reed Hall (actress) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died December 17, 2009. Born November 10, 1946. Olivia on Sesame Street, Rose on 227, breast cancer activist.  IBDB  IMDb

Connie Hines (actress) -- Dead. Heart trouble. Died December 18, 2009. Born March 24, 1931. Best-known for playing Alan Young's wife on Mr. Ed.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Brittany Murphy (actress) -- Dead. Cardiac arrest. Died December 20, 2009. Born November 10, 1977. Voiced Luanne for King of the Hill, co-starred in Clueless and 8-Mile.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Arnold Stang (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died December 20, 2009. Born September 28, 1918. Co-starred in Arnold S.'s film debut, Hercules in New York, did the voice of Top Cat, did lots of TV in the '50s and '60s.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

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