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Sunday, January 11, 2015

In Memoriam - 2014

My own list of notable people (and others) we lost in 2014 whose time on this planet left some impression, big or small, on me. Of course, like all the other lists, it doesn't include everybody, so feel free to remark on anyone you'll miss in the comments.

Saul Zaentz
February 28, 1921 - January 3, 2014
film producer
AmadeusOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Larry D. Mann
December 18, 1922 - January 6, 2014
actor
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Roger Lloyd-Pack
February 8, 1944 - January 15, 2014
actor
Doctor Who, The Vicar of Dibley, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Russell Johnson
November 10, 1924 - January 16, 2014
actor
Gilligan's Island, This Island Earth

Dave Madden 
December 17, 1931 - January 16, 2014
actor
The Partridge Family, Alice (television series), Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Charlotte's Web (1973)


Ruth Robinson Duccini
July 23, 1918 - January 16, 2014
actor
The Wizard of Oz



Hal Sutherland
July 1, 1929 - January 16, 2014
animator
The Archie Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
 
Luis Ávalos
September 2, 1946 - January 22, 2014
actor
The Electric Company, Hot Stuff, Stir Crazy


Pete Seeger
May 3, 1919 - January 27, 2014
musician
"If I Had a Hammer", "Turn! Turn! Turn!"


Arthur Rankin Jr.
July 19, 1924 - January 30, 2014
Producer / animator
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Mad Monster Party!

Maximilian Schell
December 8, 1930 - February 1, 2014
actor
The Black Hole



Philip Seymour Hoffman
July 23, 1967 - February 2, 2014
actor / director / producer
The Big Lebowski, The Boat That Rocked (aka Pirate Radio), The Hunger Games movies



Richard Bull
June 26, 1924 - February 2, 2014
actor
Little House On the Prairie 


Christopher Barry
September 20, 1925 - February 7, 2014
director
Doctor Who



Shirley Temple
April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014
actor
Bright Eyes, The Blue Bird



Sid Caesar
September 8, 1922 - February 12, 2014
actor / comedian
Your Show of Shows, Caesar's Hour, Silent Movie, History of the World, Part I



John Henson
April 25, 1965 - February 14, 2014 
puppeteer
Muppets Tonight, Muppet Treasure Island 

Mary Grace Canfield
September 3, 1924 - February 15, 2014
actor
Green Acres


Christopher Malcolm
August 19, 1946 - February 15, 2014 
actor
Absolutely Fabulous, The Empire Strikes Back, Labyrinth  

Bob Casale
July 14, 1952 - February 17, 2014
musician
Devo 

Harold Ramis
November 21, 1944 - February 24, 2014
actor / director / screenwriter
Ghostbusters, Stripes, Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Animal House, Groundhog Day, National Lampoon's Vacation, SCTV, Ghostbusters II, Stuart Saves His Family


David Brenner
February 4, 1936 - March 15, 2014
comedian



Glenn Edward McDuffie
May 31, 1927 - March 9, 2014
military sailor















James Rebhorn
September 1, 1948 - March 21, 2014
actor
My Cousin Vinny



Lorenzo Semple Jr.
March 27, 1923 - March 28, 2014
screenwriter
Batman (1966 television series)



Kate O'Mara
August 10, 1939 - March 30, 2014
actor
Doctor Who, Absolutely Fabulous
  
Mickey Rooney
September 23, 1920 - April 6, 2014
actor
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Black Stallion, the Mickey Maguire shorts



Bob Hoskins
October 26, 1942 - April 29, 2014
actor
Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Pink Floyd The Wall, Hook



Al Feldstein
October 25, 1925 - April 29, 2014
writer / artist
Tales From the Crypt (comic), The Vault of Horror, Mad Magazine



Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
November 30, 1918 - May 2, 2014
actor
Batman: The Animated Series



Pauline Wagner
August 19, 1910 - May 2, 2014
actor
King Kong (1933)
  
Jackie Lynn Taylor
June 29, 1925 - May 5, 2014
actor
The Our Gang  / Little Rascals shorts



H. R. Giger
February 5, 1940 - May 12, 2014
artist
Alien
 

Gordon Wills
May 28, 1931 - May 18, 2014
cinematographer
The Godfather, Annie Hall, Manhattan



Ann B. Davis
May 5, 1926 - June 1, 2014
actor
The Brady Bunch



Rik Mayall
March 7, 1958 - June 9, 2014
actor
The Young Ones (television series), Blackadder II, Blackadder Goes Forth, An American Werewolf in London



Ruby Dee
October 27, 1922 - June 11, 2014
actor
The Stand



Casey Kasem
April 27, 1932 - June 15, 2014
disc jockey / voice-over artist
Scooby- Doo, Where Are You?, Super Friends, American Top 40


Patsy Byrne
July 13, 1933 - June 17, 2014
actor
Blackadder II
  
Mary Rodgers
January 11, 1931 - June 26, 2014
author / composer
Freaky Friday



Meshach Taylor
April 11, 1947 - June 28, 2014
actor
Mannequin



 Bob Hastings
April 18, 1925 - June 30, 2014
actor
Batman: The Animated Series



Dickie Jones
February 25, 1927 - July 7, 2014
actor
Pinocchio (1940)



Tommy Ramone
January 29, 1952 - July 11, 2014
musician
The Ramones



Elaine Stritch
February 2, 1925 - July 17, 2014
actor / singer
Two's Company, 30 Rock, Paranorman

James Garner
April 7, 1928 - July 19, 2014
actor
Victor / Victoria, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, God, The Devil, and Bob



John Fasano
August 24, 1961 - July 19, 2014
director / producer / screenwriter
Zombie Nightmare



Dick Smith
June 26, 1922 - July 30, 2014
make-up artist
Amadeus, Starman, Altered States, The Excorcist, The Godfather



James Shigeta
June 17, 1929 - July 28, 2014
actor
 Die Hard, Mulan



Marilyn Burns
May 7, 1949 - August 5, 2014
actor
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)



Robin Williams
July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014
actor / comedian
The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society, Aladdin, Mork & Mindy, One Hour Photo, The World According to Garp, Good Mornin, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, Moscow On the Hudson, Hook



Liz Holzman 
February 9, 1953 - August 11, 2014
animator / producer
Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, DuckTales



Lauren Bacall
September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014
actor
To Have and Have Not, Misery, Murder On the Orient Express, The Shootist



Richard Attenborough
August 29, 1923 - August 24, 2014
director / actor
Chaplin, Jurassic Park, Shadowlands



Stan Goldberg
May 5, 1932 - August 31, 2014
artist
Archie Comics



Joan Rivers
June 9, 1933 - September 4, 2014
actor / comedian
Spaceballs



Richard Kiel
September 13, 1939 - September 10, 2014
actor
The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, Eegah, Force 10 From Navarone, So Fine



Bill Fiore
January 1, 1940 - October 3, 2014
actor
Alice, Laverne & Shirley, Three's Company



Geoffrey Holder
August 1, 1930 - October 5, 2014
actor
Live and Let Die, Annie (1982), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory



Jan Hooks
April 23, 1957 - October 9, 2014
actor
Saturday Night Live, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Batman Returns, The Simpsons, 30 Rock



Elizabeth Peña
September 23, 1959 - October 14, 2014
actor
The Incredibles. La Bamba



Gerry Parkes 
October 16, 1924 - October 19, 2014
actor
Fraggle Rock



Marcia Strassman
April 28, 1948 -  October 24, 2014
actor
Welcome Back, Kotter, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids



Tom Magliozzi
June 28, 1937 - November 3, 2014
radio personality
Car Talk



R. A. Montgomery 
March 9, 1936 - November 9, 2014
author
Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books
  
Glen A. Larson 
January 3, 1937 - November 14, 2014
producer
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 television series), Battlestar Galactica



Mike Nichols 
November 6, 1931 - November 19, 2014
director
The Graduate, Catch-22, Monty Python's Spamalot


Ken Weatherwax 
September 25, 1955 - December 7, 2014
actor
The Addams Family (television series)



Norman Bridwell
February 15, 1928 - December 12, 2014
author
Clifford, the Big Red Dog books



Joe Cocker 
May 20, 1944 - December 22, 2014
musician
"Feelin' Alright", "With a Little Help From My Friends"



Christine Cavanaugh 
August 16, 1963 - December 22, 2014
voice-over artist
Rugrats, Babe, Dexter's Laboratory, The Critic 

David Ryall
January 5, 1935 - December 25, 2014
actor
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1


Edward Herrmann 
July 21, 1943 - December 31, 2014
actor
The North Avenue IrregularsThe Lost Boys, Annie (1982), Intolerable Cruelty

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