Deaths in Film & Television in 2014

  • Jan 5 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), dies at 86
  • Jan 6 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • Jan 16 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • Jan 16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • Jan 31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

Feb 1 Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83

Person of interestPhilip Seymour Hoffman

Feb 2 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies of a suspected drug overdose at 46

Person of interestShirley Temple

Feb 10 Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Feb 12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer ("Your Show of Shows"), dies at 91
  • Feb 13 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), dies at 85
  • Feb 24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • Mar 6 Sheila MacRae, British-born actress (Jackie Gleason Show), dies at 92
  • Mar 15 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, dies from cancer at 78
  • Mar 17 Gene Feist, American actor, playwright, producer and co-founder of Roundabout Theater Company, dies at 91
  • Mar 30 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • Apr 5 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • Apr 8 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54

Person of interestGabriel García Márquez

Apr 17 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • May 12 Cornell Borchers, German actress (The Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul), dies at 89
  • May 25 Herb Jeffries [Umberto Alejandro Ballentino], American actor and director (The Bronze Buckaroo, Mundo depravados), dies of heart failure at 100
  • Jun 9 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 14 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jun 14 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), dies at 86

Person of interestCasey Kasem

Jun 15 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jun 15 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), dies at 87
  • Jun 30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84

Person of interestEileen Ford

Jul 9 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford

Person of interestRobin Williams

Aug 11 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Aug 12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • Aug 18 Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96

Person of interestRichard Attenborough

Aug 24 Richard Attenborough, English actor and director (Gandhi, Young Winston), dies at 90

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough
Director and Actor
Richard Attenborough

Person of interestJoan Rivers

Sep 4 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • Sep 4 Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (Solaris, Goya or the Hard Way to Enlightenment), dies at 90
  • Sep 20 Polly Bergen [Nellie Burgin], American actress, singer, television host, and writer (Rhoda-Winds of War, The Helen Morgan Story), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Oct 1 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 66
  • Oct 5 Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian-American actor, choreographer, singer, director and painter (Annie, The Wiz), dies at 84
  • Oct 20 Lili Carati, Miss Italy 1975 and actress (Alcove), dies at 58
  • Nov 6 Carole Mathews [Jean Deifel], American actress (The Californians, Swamp Women), dies at 94
  • Nov 12 Richard Pasco, British actor (Gorgon, Arch of Triumph), dies at 88
  • Nov 12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • Nov 14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • Nov 19 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • Dec 7 Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Dec 7 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • Dec 9 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • Dec 20 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • Dec 21 Billie Whitelaw, English actress, dies at 82
  • Dec 30 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94

Person of interestLuise Rainer

Dec 30 Luise Rainer, German and American actress, - 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (1936, 1937), dies at 104

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer