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Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019


DARYL DRAGON - January 2

(Same day as Bob Einstein.)
Musician and songwriter (Captain & Tennille, The Beach Boys).
(Age: 76. C.OD.: Renal failure.)
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BOB EINSTEIN - January 2

(Same day as Daryl Dragon.)
Actor in film (Ocean's Thirteen) and TV
(Super Dave Osborne, Officer Judy, Curb Your Enthusiasm).
(Age: 76. C.OD.: Leukemia.)
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VERNA BLOOM - January 9

Actress (Animal House, High Plains Drifter, The Last Temptation of Christ).
(Age: 80. C.OD.: Dementia complications.)
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BATTON LASH - January 12

Comic book writer and artist
(Supernatural Law, Archie Meets the Punisher).
(Age: 65. C.OD.: Brain cancer.)
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MEL STOTTLEMYRE - January 13

(Day after Battton Lash.)
Baseball player (New York Yankees)
and coach (New York Mets, Houston Astros).
(Age: 77. C.OD.: Multiple myeloma.)
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CAROL CHANNING - January 15

Actress (Hello, Dolly!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Thoroughly Modern Millie), singer and dancer, Tony winner (1964).
(Age: 97.)
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KAYE BALLARD - January 21

Actress (The Mothers-in-Law, The Doris Day Show)
and singer ("Fly Me to the Moon").
(Age: 93. C.OD.: Kidney cancer.)
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MICHEL LEGRAND - January 26

French composer (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Thomas Crown Affair, Yentl), conductor and jazz pianist, Oscar winner (1968, 1971, 1983).
(Age: 86.)
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DICK MILLER - January 30

Actor (Gremlins, The Little Shop Of Horrors, Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm).
(Age: 90.)
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JULIE ADAMS - February 3

Actress (Creature from the Black Lagoon,
Bend of the River, Murder She Wrote).
(Age: 92.)
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ALBERT FINNEY - February 7

(Same day as Frank Robinson.)
English actor (Tom Jones, The Gathering Storm, Big Fish).
(Age: 82. C.OD.: Chest infection.)
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FRANK ROBINSON - February 7

(Same day as Albert Finney.)
Hall of Fame baseball player (Cincinnati Reds,
Baltimore Orioles) and manager (Cleveland Indians).
(Age: 83. C.OD.: Bone cancer.)
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W. E. B. GRIFFIN - February 12

Writer (Brotherhood of War, The Corps, Badge of Honor).
(Age: 89. C.OD.: Cancer.)
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DAVID HOROWITZ - February 14

TV consumer reporter and journalist (Fight Back! with David Horowitz).
Happy Valentine's Day - you're dead!
(Age: 81.)
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GENE LITTLER - February 15

(Day after David Horowitz and same day as Lee Radziwill.)
Hall of Fame professional golfer and U.S. Open winner (1961).
(Age: 88.)
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LEE RADZIWILL - February 15

(Day after David Horowitz and same day as Gene Littler.)
Socialite and sister of Jackie Kennedy.
(Age: 85.)
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KARL LAGERFELD - February 19

(Same day as Don Newcombe.)
German fashion designer (Chloé, Fendi, Chanel),
(Age: 85.)
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DON NEWCOMBE - February 19

(Same day as Karl Lagerfeld.)
Baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians).
(Age: 92.)
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STANLEY DONEN - February 21

(Same day as Beverley Owen and Peter Tork.)
Highly imaginative film director (Singin' in the Rain,
On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).
(Age: 94. C.OD.: Heart failure.)
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BEVERLY OWEN - February 21

(Same day as Stanley Donen and Peter Tork.)
TV actress (The Munsters).
(Age: 81. C.OD.: Ovarian cancer.)
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PETER TORK - February 21

(Same day as Stanley Donen and Beverley Owen.)
(Note: This also marks only the second time since
we began keeping records that three celebs have died
within the same 24 hour timespan [since Don Knotts,
Darren McGavin and Dennis Weaver.])

Meanwhile, Tork was a musician and TV actor (The Monkees).
(Age: 77. C.OD.: Carcinoma cancer-related complications.)
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KATHERINE HELMOND - February 23

Actress (Brazil, Soap, and Who's the Boss?).
Golden Globe winner (1980, 1988).
(Age: 89. C.OD.: Alzheimer's.)
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ANDRE PREVIN - February 28

German-born American composer and score adapter
(Gigi, Elmer Gantry, My Fair Lady), who became
a multiple Oscar winner (1959, 1960, 1964, 1965).
(Age: 89.)
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LUKE PERRY - March 4

Actor (Beverly Hills, 90210, Riverdale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
(Age: 52. C.OD.: Stroke complications.)
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DAN JENKINS - March 7

Author and sportswriter (Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Playboy).
(Age: 90.)
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TOM K. RYAN - March 15

Syndicated newspaper cartoon strip artist
of the western classic Tumbleweeds.
(Age: 92.)
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DICK DALE - March 16

(Day after Tom K. Ryan and same day as Tom Hatten.)
Guitarist and surf music pioneer ("Let's Go Trippin'", "Misirlou")
(Age: 81.)
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TOM HATTEN - March 16

(Day after Tom K. Ryan and same day as Dick Dale.)
American actor (The Secret of NIMH) and media personality (KTLA, KNX).
(Age: 92.)
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LARRY COHEN - March 23

Unusually versatile film director (It's Alive,
The Stuff) and screenwriter (Phone Booth).
(Age: 77.)
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SEYMOUR CASSEL - April 7

Actor (Faces, The Royal Tanenbaums, Dick Tracy)
(Age: 84. C.OD.: Alzheimer's complications.)
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GEORGIA ENGEL - April 12

Actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Open Season, Everybody Loves Raymond).
(Age: 70.)
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BIBI ANDERSSON - April 14

Swedish actress (The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Persona).
(Age: 83. C.OD.: Stroke complications.)
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KEN KERCHEVAL - April 21

American actor (Dallas, Network, The Seven-Ups), pneumonia.
(Age: 83. C.OD.: Pneumonia.)
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GREG THEAKSTON - April 22

(Day after Ken Kercheval.)
Comic book artist (Mad).
(Age: 65.)
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JOHN SINGLETON - April 28

Film director and television producer (Boyz n the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Snowfall).
(Age: 51. C.OD.: Stroke.)
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PEGGY LIPTON - May 11

Actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks, The Postman) and model.
Golden Globe winner (1970),
(Age: 72. C.OD.: Colon cancer.)
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DORIS DAY - May 13

Actress (Pillow Talk, Calamity Jane), singer ("Que Sera, Sera") and animal welfare activist.
Golden Globe winner (1958, 1960, 1963, 1989).
(Age: 97. C.OD.: Pneumonia.)
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TIM CONWAY - May 14

(Day after Doris Day.)
Actor, comedian and voice artist (McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, SpongeBob SquarePants).
(Age: 85.)
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HERMAN HOUK - May 17

Author (The Caine Mutiny, Summer Of 42, The Winds of War),
Pulitzer Prize winner (1952).
(Age: 103.)
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BART STARR - May 26

Hall of Fame football player (Green Bay Packers) and coach.
Super Bowl MVP (1967, 1968).
(Age: 85. C.OD.: Stroke complications.)
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TONY GLOVER - May 29

Legendary blues harmonica player (Koerner, Ray & Glover).
(Age: 79.)
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LEON REDBONE - May 30

Cypriot-American singer-songwriter and actor (ALF).
(Age: 69. C.OD.: Dementia complications.)
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FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI - June 15

Italian film and stage director (Romeo and Juliet, Jesus of Nazareth, The Taming of the Shrew) and Senator (1994–2001).
(Age: 96.)
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GLORIA VANDERBILT - June 17

Little Gloria, halted at last.
American socialite, artist and fashion designer.
(Age: 95. C.OD.: Stomach cancer.)
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MAX WRIGHT - June 26

Actor (ALF, Reds, All That Jazz).
(Age: 75. C.OD.: Llymphoma.)
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ARTE JOHNSON - July 3

Comedian and actor (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In).
Emmy Award winner (1969).
(Age: 90. C.OD.: Bladder and prostate cancer.)
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ROSS PEROT - July 9

"Can you fit my coffin in edgewise?"
Billionaire businessman, philanthropist and presidential candidate, founder of Electronic Data Systems and the Reform Party.
(Age: 89. C.OD.: Leukemia.)
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RIP TORN - July 9

(Same day as Ross Perot.)
88, Actor (Cross Creek, The Larry Sanders Show, Men in Black), Emmy winner (1996).
(Age: 88.)
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DICK RICHARDS - July 12

Hall of Fame rock n' roll drummer (Bill Haley & His Comets).
(Age: 95.)
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= WELL, THAT'S ALL FOR THIS YEAR, FOLKS!
BUT STAY TUNED - THE GRIM REAPER
AIN'T DONE WITH THOSE CELEBS YET!
MEANWHILE, AT THE UPPER RIGHT, CHECK OUT
THE LIST OF LATE LAMENTED LAYABOUTS
FROM PAST YEARS! ENJOY! =

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