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  • Jan 2 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • Jan 4 Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • Jan 7 Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)

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Jan 10 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), commits suicide at 62

  • Jan 14 Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
  • Jan 14 Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
  • Jan 22 Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 23 Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jan 28 Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  • Jan 28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Feb 2 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • Feb 3 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • Feb 10 Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 15 Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Feb 18 Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 23 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • Feb 24 John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
  • Mar 2 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Mar 3 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Mar 5 Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
  • Mar 6 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 6 Ray Fernandez, American professional wrestler (b. 1957)
  • Mar 7 Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • Mar 8 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Mar 9 Albert Mol, Dutch actor (Kant aan m'n broek!), dies at 87
  • Mar 17 J. J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  • Mar 21 Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (b. 1924)
  • Mar 26 Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)
  • Mar 28 Peter Ustinov, British actor (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • Apr 1 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58
  • Apr 7 Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Apr 13 Caron Keating, British television presenter (b. 1962)
  • Apr 14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • Apr 17 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • May 3 Anthony Ainley, British actor (b. 1932)
  • May 9 Alan King, American comedian (b. 1927)
  • May 14 Anna Lee, British actress (b. 1913)
  • May 18 Serge Turgeon, Quebec actor and union leader (b. 1946)
  • May 19 Tony Randall [Leonard Rosenberg], American actor (The Odd Couple) dies aged 84
  • May 19 Mary Dresselhuys, Dutch actress (b. 1907)
  • May 22 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • May 31 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • Jun 4 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)

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Jun 5 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President (Republican: 1981-89) and actor (Bedtime for Bonzo), dies at 93

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)

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Jul 1 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Street Cart Named Desire and On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • Jul 8 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 9 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)

  • Jul 17 Pat Roach, British professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937)
  • Jul 23 Mehmood, Indian actor (b. 1932)
  • Jul 23 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • Jul 28 Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
  • Jul 28 Eugene Roche, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Jul 29 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • Jul 30 Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
  • Jul 31 Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 31 Laura Betti, Italian actress (b. 1927)
  • Aug 8 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • Aug 8 Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • Aug 9 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • Aug 12 Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Aug 13 Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
  • Aug 22 Daniel Petrie, Canadian television and movie director (b. 1920)
  • Aug 31 Carl Wayne, English singer and actor (The Move), dies at 61
  • Sep 2 Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
  • Sep 18 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • Sep 21 Bob Mason, British actor (b. 1952)
  • Sep 22 Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Sep 26 Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)
  • Sep 30 Gamini Fonseka, Sri Lankan actor (b. 1936)
  • Sep 30 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (b. 1915)

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Oct 3 Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • Oct 4 Rio Diaz, Filipino actress & TV hosts (b. 1959)

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Oct 5 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield

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Oct 10 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), dies of an adverse reaction to an antibiotic at 52

  • Oct 14 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • Oct 25 John Peel, English DJ and Broadcaster dies of a heart attack aged 65

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Oct 29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • Oct 30 Peggy Ryan, American actress (b. 1924)
  • Nov 2 Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)
  • Nov 6 Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • Nov 7 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • Nov 11 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • Nov 15 John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
  • Nov 17 Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (b. 1970)
  • Nov 19 Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)

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Nov 26 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • Nov 29 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • Dec 9 Lea De Mae, Czech actress (b. 1976)
  • Dec 14 Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor and presidential candidate (b. 1939)
  • Dec 28 Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935)
  • Dec 29 Liddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (b. 1947)