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People Who Died in the Year 2011

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January

Anne Francis (actress) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died January 2, 2011. Born September 16, 1930. Honey West and many more movies than you'd think, including the classic Forbidden Planet, and a guest spot on a Twilight Zone episode about a very dedicated shopper.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Pete Postlethwaite (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died January 2, 2011. Born February 7, 1946. Obediah in the Sharpe series, Danny in Brassed Off, Oscar-nominated for In the Name of the Father he appeared in Inception and The Town during the last year of his life.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Gerry Rafferty (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Liver failure/alcoholism. Died January 4, 2011. Born April 16, 1947. Played in a group with Billy Connolly before writing and performing '70s songs like "Stuck in the Middle with You" and the very evocative "Baker Street" ("He's gonna give up the booze and the one night stands, and then he'll settle down in some quiet little town and forget about everything.")  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dick King-Smith (writer/farmer) -- Dead. Died January 4, 2011. Born March 27, 1922. After many years of farming, wrote books like The Sheep-Pig (later made into Babe) and The Water Horse.  IMDb  Obituary

Jack Oliver (geophysicist) -- Dead. Died January 5, 2011. Born September 26, 1923. Proved the theory of continental drift.  Obituary

John Roll (federal judge) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorist. Died January 8, 2011. Born February 8, 1947. Arizona federal judge who was "collateral damage" in the Representative Gabrielle Giffords assassination attempt (19 shot, 6 killed by a shooter with a legally-purchased semi-automatic weapon). Ironically ruled against background checks for gun buyers in 1994.  Home Page

Christina Taylor Green (student) -- Dead. Murdered by terrorist. Died January 8, 2011. Born September 11, 2001. Youngest Arizona shooting victim, who ironically was born on 9/11 and died by a later act of terrorism.  Obituary

Peter Yates (director) -- Dead. Died January 9, 2011. Born July 24, 1928. Bullitt, Breaking Away, The Dresser.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Dye (actor) -- Dead. Died January 10, 2011. Born January 31, 1963. Andrew on Touched by an Angel.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Margaret Whiting (singer) -- Dead. Died January 10, 2011. Born July 22, 1924. Known for "That Old Black Magic" and "Moonlight in Vermont," married for fifteen years to Jack Wrangler.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

David Nelson (former actor/director) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died January 11, 2011. Born October 24, 1936. The Ozzie and Harriett Show, Circus of the Stars (late '70s)  IMDb Obituary  FindAGrave

Susannah York (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died January 15, 2011. Born January 9, 1939. Tom Jones, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (for which she received a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination), The Shout and Superman.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Don Kirshner (music publisher/producer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died January 17, 2011. Born April 17, 1943. Very old friend of Bobby Darin, Kirshner went on to publish music by Carole King and Neil Sedaka, and later helped start groups like The Monkees and the Archies.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Sargent Shriver (public servant) -- Dead. Died January 18, 2011 Born November 9, 1915. First director of the Peace Corps, started VISTA and HeadStart.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jack LaLanne (fitness guru) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 23, 2011 Born September 26, 1914. Had an exercise TV show from the '50s until the '80s, exercised for hours a day until shortly before his death, famously said "I can't die. It would ruin my image."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Daniel Bell (sociologist/writer) -- Dead. Died January 25, 2011. Born May 10, 1919. Wrote prescient books like The End of Ideology and The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, he disdained labels and said he was "...a socialist in economics, a liberal in politics and a conservative in culture."  Wikipedia  IMDb  Obituary

Gladys Horton (singer) -- Dead. Complications of a stroke. Died January 26, 2011. Born 1944. Lead singer for the hit song "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes, the first major girl group for Motown.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Charlie Callas (comic) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2011. Born December 20, 1924. Funny man with a cross-eyed shtick, Silent Movie.  IMDb  Obituary

John Barry (Composer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 30, 2011. Born November 3, 1933. Won five Oscars (including for the scores of Out of Africa and Born Free) but may be most remembered for his scores for many James Bond movies.  IMDb  Obituary

February

Maria Schneider (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 3, 2011. March 27, 1952. Young star of the infamous Last Tango in Paris whose co-star was the much older Marlon Brando.  IMDb  Obituary

Brian Jacques (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 5, 2011. Born June 15, 1939. Author of the Redwall series.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Peggy Rea (actress) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died February 5, 2011. Born March 31, 1921. TV actress who appeared on hundreds of shows, probably best-known as Grace's mother-in-law in Grace Under Fire.  IBDB  IMDb

Betty Garrett (actress) -- Dead. Aortic aneurysm. Died February 12, 2011. Born May 23, 1919. Many plays, the movie My Sister Eileen, Irene on All in the Family and Mrs. Babish on Laverne and Shirley.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Kenneth Mars (actor/video voice) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died February 12, 2011. Born April 14, 1936. Memorable in the first movie version of The Producers, had a great bit part in Young Frankenstein.  IMDb  IBDB  Obituary

George Shearing (jazz pianist) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died February 14, 2011. Born August 13, 1919. "Lullaby Of Birdland," performed until late in his life.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Nicholas Courtney (actor) -- Dead. Died February 22, 2011. Born February 16, 1928. Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart on many incarnations of Dr. Who  IMDb  Obituary

Jane Russell (actress, bra pitchwoman) -- Dead. Respiratory disease. Died February 28, 2011. Born June 21, 1921. The Outlaw, famous protege of Howard Hughes, later sold Playtex products on TV.  IMDb  Obituary

March

Hugh Martin (songwriter/pianist) -- Dead. Died March 11, 2011. Born August 11, 1914. Wrote the music for shows like Meet me in St. Louis (including the classic "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas") and Best Foot Forward along with his partner Ralph Blane, inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1983.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Gough (actor) -- Dead. Died March 17, 2011. Born November 23, 1913. Alfred in the Batman movies of the '80s and '90s, many bit parts on British TV including The Celestial Toymaker in an early episode of Dr. Who.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Warren Christopher (politician) -- Dead. Bladder cancer. Died March 18, 2011. Born October 27, 1925. Secretary of State under Bill Clinton.  IMDb  Obituary

Elizabeth Taylor (actress/philanthropist) -- Dead. Congestive heart failure. Died March 23, 2011. Born February 27, 1932. Beautiful, usually soft-voiced actress who married Richard Burton twice and Eddie Fisher and Michael Todd once, among others. Did some amazing work, especially in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Make memorial contributions to: AIDS research (AMFAR, for which she was an active fundraiser).  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Diana Wynne Jones (fantacist) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died March 26, 2011. Born August 16, 1934. One of the leading fantasy writers of the late 20th century, she wrote a number of fantasy series, Howl's Moving Castle, and The Tough Guide to Fantasyland.  Home Page  IMDb

Geraldine A. Ferraro (politician) -- Dead. Multiple myeloma. Died March 26, 2011 Born August 25, 1935. First female vice presidential candidate for a major party (1984).  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Farley Granger (actor) -- Dead. Born July 1, 1925. Extremely good-looking actor, probably best-known for the Hitchcock movies Rope and Strangers on a Train, longtime companion of Robert Calhoun.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

April

Kevin Jarre (screenwriter) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died April 3, 2011. Born August 6, 1954. Wrote Glory and Tombstone, Maurice Jarre's stepson.  IMDb  Obituary

Pierre Celis (brewer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 9, 2011. Born March 21, 1925. Belgian brewer who founded Celis beer in Texas (later bought by the Michigan Brewing Company).

Sidney Lumet (director) -- Dead. Lymphoma. Died April 9, 2011. Born June 25, 1924. Directed many movies including Twelve Angry Men, Network, and The Verdict, once married to Gloria Vanderbilt and was later Lena Horne's son-in-law.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Trevor Bannister (actor) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 14, 2011. Born August 14, 1934. Mr. Lucas on Are You Being Served?.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Sarrazin (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 17, 2011. Born May 22, 1940. Starred in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud.  IMDb  Obituary

Elisabeth Sladen (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 19, 2011. February 1, 1948. Sarah Jane in Dr. Who in the '70s and in The Sarah Jane Adventures in the '00s.  IMDb

Tim Hetherington (war photographer) -- Dead. Libyan war mortar attack. Died April 20, 2011. Born December 5, 1970. Longtime war photographer, he co-directed the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo.  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Chris Hondros (war photographer) -- Dead. Libyan war mortar attack. Died April 20, 2011. Born March 14, 1970. A Pulitzer finalist.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  Obituary

Madelyn Pugh Davis (writer) Dead. Died April 20, 2011. Born March 15, 1921. Longtime writing partner of Bob Carroll, Jr., they wrote for Lucille Ball's many TV shows. She later wrote for The Mothers-in-Law and produced Alice, married for a few years to Quinn Martin.  IMDb  Obituary

Norio Ohga (Sony president/opera singer) -- Dead. Multiple organ failure. Died April 23, 2011. Born January 29, 1930. Studied opera and later became the Sony executive who designed and promoted the CD.  Home Page  Obituary

Phoebe Snow (singer) -- Dead. Died April 26, 2011. Born July 17, 1950. "Poetry Man" was a big hit for her in 1975, cared for a disabled daughter until her death in 2007, performed many commercial jingles, suffered a stroke in early 2010.  Dead People Server Photo Gallery  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

William Campbell (actor) -- Dead. Died April 28, 2011. Born October 30, 1923. TV and B-movie actor, best-known for "The Squire of Gothos" on Star Trek.  IMDb

Joanna Russ (writer) -- Dead. Strokes. Died April 29, 2011. Born February 22, 1937. Writer and critic. "When It Changed"

May

Jackie Cooper (director/actor) -- Dead. Died May 3, 2011. Born September 15, 1922. Child star in the original The Champ, appeared in a few Our Gang shorts, played Perry White in the Reeve Superman movies, directed many TV shows, including 14 episodes of M*A*S*H.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Sada Thompson (actress) -- Dead. Died May 4, 2011. Born September 27, 1929. The mother in Family.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Arthur Laurents (playwright/director) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died May 5, 2011. Born July 14, 1918. Wrote the scrpts for West Side Story and Gypsy.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Seve Ballesteros (golfer) -- Dead. Brain cancer. Died May 7, 2011. Born April 9, 1957. Spanish golfer who won both the British Open and Masters very young  Home Page  Obituary

Barbara Stuart (actress) -- Dead. Died May 15, 2011. Born January 3, 1930. Semi-regular on TV shows for 50 years, from The Great Gildersleve (Bessie) to Gomer Pyle (Bunny) to Huff (Alice), ex-wife of Richard Gautier .  Wikipedia  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jeff Conaway (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/sepsis. Died May 27, 2011. Born October 5, 1950. May be currently best-known for Celebrity Rehab, he initially became famous from Grease, Taxi and was later on Babylon 5.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Clarice Taylor (actress) -- Dead. Died May 30, 2011. Born September 20, 1917. Best-known for playing Cliff Huxtable's mother on The Cosby Show, also appeared in The Wiz and Sesame Street.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Rosalyn Yalow (medical physicist) -- Dead. Died May 30, 2011. Born July 19, 1921. Winner of a Nobel Prize for medicine in 1977.  Home Page  Obituary

June

Joel Rosenberg (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack Died June 2, 2011. Born May 1, 1954. Writer who was also very active in the gun rights movement.

James Arness (actor) -- Dead. Died June 3,2011. Born May 26, 1923. Gunsmoke, brother of Peter Graves.  IMDb  Obituary

Jack Kevorkian (pathologist) -- Dead. Pulmonary thrombisis. Died June 3, 2011. Born May 26, 1928. Pathologist who helped bring assisted suicide out of the closet, served time in prison for helping with one of them, wrote Prescription Medicide  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Clarence Clemons (musician) -- Dead. Stroke. Died June 18, 2011. Born January 11, 1942. Played a wailing sax for the E Street Band.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Peter Falk (actor) -- Dead. Alzheimer's Died June 23, 2011. Born September 16, 1927. Played the iconic Columbo - "Now let me see if I have this straight..."  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Margaret Tyzack (actress) -- Dead. Died June 25, 2011. Born September 9, 1931. British stage actress who starred as Antonia in I, Claudius, Winifred in The Forsythe Saga and Miss Seymour in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, very brief appearance (and one of the only women) in 2001.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

July

Roberts Blossom (poet/spooky actor) -- Dead. Died July 8, 2011. Born March 25, 1924. Yep, you'd remember him from Close Encounters and Resurrection.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Betty Ford (former first lady, clinic founder) -- Dead. Died July 8, 2011. Born April 8, 1918. Refreshingly outspoken First Lady, founded substance abuse clinics.    IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Sherwood Schwartz (producer/composer) -- Dead. Died July 12, 2011. Born November 14, 1916. Producer of many popular shows of the '60s and '70s like Gilligan Island and The Brady Bunch and wrote their memorable theme songs  IMDb  Obituary

Amy Winehouse (performer) -- Dead. Death by misadventure - had five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system. Died July 23, 2011. Born September 14, 1983. Grammy-award-winning singer better known for living out her demons in public.  IMDb  Obituary

Max Henry Weil (physician) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died July 29, 2011. Born circa 1927. One of the initial developers of intensive care units, Weil was the inventor of CPR.  Obituary

August

William Sleator (YA writer) -- Dead. Died August 3, 2011. Born February 13, 1945. Prolific writer, wrote House and Stairs and The Angry Moon.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Nickolas Ashford (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died August 22, 2011. Born May 4, 1942. With professional and life partner Valerie Simpson, Ashford & Simpson wrote for Ray Charles and Diana Ross ("Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand"), and performed their own music as Ashford and Simpson: "Solid."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jerry Leiber (lyricist) -- Dead. Cardio-pulmonary failure. Died August 22, 2011. Born April 25, 1933. With professional partner Mike Stoller, Leiber wrote the lyrics for songs like "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Stand by Me" (with Ben E. King) and the Peggy Lee standard "Is That All There Is?."  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

September

Michael S. Hart (geek/futurist) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died September 6, 2011. Born March 8, 1947. Creator of Project Gutenberg.  Home Page  Obituary

Cliff Robertson (actor) -- Dead. Died September 10, 2011. Born September 9, 1923. Won a Best Actor Oscar for Charly, Spider-man (the Maguire version), quasi-"blacklisted" after blowing the whistle on an unethical producer, pilot, married to Dina Merrill for twenty years.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Andy Whitfield (actor) -- Dead. Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Died September 11, 2011. Born July 17, 1972. Unknown actor cast as Spartacus for cable, but got sick after the first year and had to be replaced.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Dolores Hope (singer) -- Dead. Died September 19, 2011. Born May 27, 1909. Sometimes performed with her husband, started recording albums in her 70s, made it to 102!  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Arch West (marketer) -- Dead. Died September 20, 2011. Born September 8, 1914. Longtime employee of Frito-Lay who suggested the development of Doritos and helped to market them.  Obituary

October

Doris Belack (actress) -- Dead. Died October 4, 2011. Born February 26. 1926. Very active theater and TV actress (may be best-known as a judge from Law and Order) who did the occasional flick (the producer in Tootsie).  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Fred Shuttlesworth (civil rights leader/minister) -- Dead. Died October 5, 2011. Born March 18, 1922. One of the leaders of the civil rights movement in the South, especially in Birmingham, Alabama in the early '60s, survived multiple assassination attempts.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Steve Jobs (Entrepreneur/geek) -- Dead. [rumors]. Pancreatic cancer. Died October 5, 2011. Born February 24, 1955. College drop-out who founded Apple and NeXT and bought Pixar, in and out of the computer industry several times, resigned from Apple several months before his death.  Home Page  IMDb   Obituary

Diane Cilento (Actress) -- Dead. Died October 6, 2011. Born October 5, 1933. Oscar-nominated for Tom Jones, married to Sean Connery for eleven years and to Anthony Shaffer until his death.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

George Baker (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia/stroke. Died October 7, 2011. Born April 1, 1931. Best-known as Wexford in the The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, he played Tiberius in I, Claudius  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Dennis Ritchie (uber-geek) -- Dead. Died October 8, 2011. Born September 8, 1941. The father of Unix (with Kenneth Thompson) and C, wrote the seminal The C Programming Manual (with Brian Kernighan) and won the Turing Prize.  Obituary

Sue Mengers (agent) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died October 15, 2011. Born September 2, 1932. Agent of many '70s stars including Ali McGraw, Tatum O'Neal, Barbra Streisand and Gene Hackman, hosted gatherings of the famous at her house until shortly before her death.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robert Pierpoint (reporter) -- Dead. Surgery after a broken hip. Died October 22, 2011. Born May 16, 1925. Longtime CBS White House reporter, from the '50s through the '70s.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Elizabeth Winship (Ask Beth) -- Dead. Died October 23, 2011. Born May 17, 1921. Wrote a common-sense, syndicated advice column aimed at teens from 1963 until 1998.  Obituary

John McCarthy (AI theorist/LISP inventor) -- Dead. Died October 24, 2011. Born September 4, 1927. me computer professor, he developed the idea of interactive AI. Home Page

Gil Cates (producer/director) -- Dead. Died October 31, 2011. Born June 6, 1934. Producer of many Oscar telecasts in the '90s and '00s.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

November

John F. Burke (surgeon/chemical engineer) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died November 2, 2011. Born July 7, 1922. Developer of the first artifical skin.  Obituary

Sid Melton (actor) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died November 2, 2011. Born May 22, 1917. Bit player on many TV shows, Sofia's husband (in flashbacks) in The Golden Girls, Alf on Green Acres, Charlie on various shows with Danny Thomas.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Leonard Stone (actor) -- Dead. Cancer Died November 2, 2011. Born November 3, 1923. Tons of TV, but may be best-known as Violet's father in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Norman Ramsey (physicist) -- Dead. Died November 4, 2011. Born August 27, 1915. A member of the Manhattan project, he went on to develop the atomic clock and won a Nobel prize for physics.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Andy Rooney (Commentator) -- Dead. Complications after surgery. Died November 4, 2011. Born January 14, 1919. Long-time CBS journalist who opined on 60 Minutes for 33 years, died weeks after his retirement.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Joe Frazier (boxer) -- Dead. Liver cancer. Died November 7, 2011. Born January 12, 1944. Heavyweight champion of the world, eventually lost the title to George Foreman.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Andrea True (odd jobs, including disco diva and porn star) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died November 7, 2011. Born July 26, 1943. Performer and co-writer of disco-era earworm "More, More, More."  IMDb  Obituary

Bil Keane (cartoonist) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died November 8, 2011. Born October 5, 1922. Creator of and longtime cartoonist for The Family Circus.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Lee Pockriss (songwriter) -- Dead. Died November 14, 2011. Born January 20, 1924. Co-wrote "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," "Catch a Falling Star," and "Teen Angel," sang in The Cuff Links  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Mark Hall (TV producer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died November 17, 2011. Born May 17, 1936. The man behind Danger Mouse, Count Duckula and The Wind in the Willows.  IMDb  Obituary

John Neville (actor) -- Dead. Died November 19, 2011. Born May 2, 1925. Shakespearean actor who may be best known as Baron von Munchausen and the "Well-Manicured Man" on X-Files  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Anne McCaffrey (writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died November 21, 2011. Born April 1, 1926. Award-winning writer of the Dragonrider/Pern series.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Ken Russell (director) -- Dead. Strokes. Died November 27, 2011. Born July 3, 1927. Directed the controversial movies Women in Love, The Devils and Tommy.  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

December

Alan Sues (comic) -- Dead. Died December 1, 2011. Born March 7, 1926. Breathless regular on Laugh-In, Uncle Al, the kiddie's pal.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  

Robert Lawrence Balzer (writer) -- Dead. Died December 2, 2011. Born June 6, 1912. He wrote about wine for over 70 years and helped to popularize California wines.  Home Page  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Mary Ellen Avery (physician) -- Dead. Died December 4, 2011. Born May 6, 1927. Developed a treatment for respiratory distress syndrome which saved many premature babies, first pediatrician to lead the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Home Page  Wikipedia  Obituary  FindAGrave

Marion Dougherty (casting directory) -- Dead. Died December 4, 2011. Born 1923. Revolutionized how TV and movies are cast; was in charge of casting movies like Lenny, Reds and the Tim Burton Batman movies, inspired the documentary Casting by: Revolution in Hollywood.    IMDb  Obituary

Darrell K. Sweet (artist) -- Dead. Died December 5, 2011. Born 1934. Science fiction and western artist since the '70s, may be best-known for the Wheel of Time covers.  Home Page  twitter  Obituary

Harry Morgan (actor) -- Dead. Died December 7, 2011. Born April 10, 1915. Lots of movies, but probably best-known as Col. Potter on the M*A*S*H TV show.  Wikipedia  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Russell Hoban (writer) -- Dead. Died December 13, 2011. Born February 4, 1925. Wrote a number of books including Riddley Walker and Turtle Diary.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Christopher Hitchens (writer) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer/pneumonia. Died December 15, 2011. Born April 13, 1949. Societal commentator who wrote a variety of books including God Is not Great. "If I could change just one thing, it would be to disassociate the idea of faith from virtue."  Home Page  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Nicol Williamson (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died December 16, 2011. Born September 14, 1936. Merlin in Excalibur, Holmes in The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, recorded an audiobook of The Hobbit in the '70s.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Robert Easton (actor/dialect coach) -- Dead. [rumors] Died December 16, 2011 Born November 23, 1930. He had over a 50 year acting career, starred in Stingray and may be remembered as Sparks in the movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Vaclav Havel (former Czech president/playwright) -- Dead. Died December 18, 2011. Born October 5, 1936. Served as the first democratially-elected Czech president from 1990-2003, fought lung cancer for many years.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Cheetah (chimp) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died December 24, 2011. Tarzan co-star in the 30s, spent a very long retirement swinging from bar to bar in a Florida zoo, Guinness Book of World's Records have named him the world's oldest chimp.  Home Page  twitter  Obituary

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