All The Celebrity Deaths In 2020 — Remembering The Stars We Lost This Year.
- January 1 – David Stern, American businessman and NBA commissioner (b. 1942)
- January 2 – John Baldessari, American conceptual artist (b. 1931)
- January 3
- Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iraqi-Iranian military commander (b. 1954)
- Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general (b. 1957)
- January 5
- Anri Jergenia, 4th Prime Minister of Abkhazia (b. 1941)
- Hans Tilkowski, German football goalkeeper and manager (b. 1935)
- January 6 – Luís Morais, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)
- January 7
- Silvio Horta, American screenwriter and television producer (b. 1974)
- Neil Peart, Canadian drummer and lyricist (b. 1952)
- Elizabeth Wurtzel, American writer and journalist (b. 1967)
- January 8
- Edd Byrnes, American actor (b. 1932)
- Buck Henry, American actor, screenwriter and television producer (b. 1930)
- Infanta Pilar de Borbón, Spanish royal (b. 1936)
- January 9 – Mike Resnick, American science fiction author (b. 1942)
- January 10
- Neda Arnerić, Serbian film actress (b. 1953)
- Marino Bollini, former Captain Regent of San Marino (b. 1933)
- Guido Messina, Italian racing cyclist (b. 1931)
- Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman (b. 1940)
- January 12 – Roger Scruton, British philosopher and writer (b. 1944)
- January 15
- Rocky Johnson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1944)
- Christopher Tolkien, British academic and editor (b. 1924)
- January 16 – Efraín Sánchez, Colombian footballer and manager (b. 1929)
- January 19
- Jimmy Heath, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1926)
- Shin Kyuk-ho, South Korean businessman (b. 1921)
- January 21
- Hédi Baccouche, 6th Prime Minister of Tunisia (b. 1930)
- Terry Jones, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1942)
- Tengiz Sigua, 2nd Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1934)
- January 23
- Frederick Ballantyne, 7th Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (b. 1936)
- Gudrun Pausewang, German writer (b. 1928)
- January 24 – Rob Rensenbrink, Dutch footballer (b. 1947)
- January 26
- Kobe Bryant, American professional basketball player (b. 1978)
- Louis Nirenberg, Canadian-American mathematician (b. 1925)
- January 31
- Mary Higgins Clark, American novelist (b. 1927)
- Janez Stanovnik, 12th President of SR of Slovenia (b. 1922)
- February 1 – Andy Gill, English musician (b. 1956)
- February 2 – Mike Moore, 34th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1949)
- February 3 – George Steiner, French-American literary critic and essayist (b. 1929)
- February 4
- José Luis Cuerda, Spanish filmmaker, screenwriter and producer (b. 1947)
- Daniel arap Moi, 2nd President of Kenya (b. 1924)
- February 5
- Stanley Cohen, American Nobel biochemist (b. 1922)
- Kirk Douglas, American actor, director and producer (b. 1916)
- February 6 – Jhon Jairo Velásquez, Colombian hitman and drug dealer (b. 1962)
- February 7
- Orson Bean, American actor, comedian and producer (b. 1928)
- Li Wenliang, Chinese ophthalmologist (b. 1986)
- Nexhmije Pagarusha, Albanian singer and actress (b. 1933)
- February 8 – Robert Conrad, American actor (b. 1935)
- February 9 – Mirella Freni, Italian soprano (b. 1935)
- February 11 – Joseph Shabalala, South African musician (b. 1940)
- February 12 – Geert Hofstede, Dutch social psychologist (b. 1928)
- February 13 – Rajendra K. Pachauri, Indian scientist (b. 1940)
- February 14 – Lynn Cohen, American actress (b. 1933)
- February 16
- Zoe Caldwell, Australian actress (b. 1933)
- Larry Tesler, American computer scientist (b. 1945)
- February 17
- Mário da Graça Machungo, 1st Prime Minister of Mozambique (b. 1940)
- Kizito Mihigo, Rwandan gospel singer, organist and peace activist (b. 1981)
- Andrew Weatherall, English music DJ and producer (b. 1963)
- February 18
- José Bonaparte, Argentine paleontologist (b. 1928)
- Sonja Ziemann, German actress (b. 1926)]
- February 19 – Pop Smoke, American rapper (b. 1999)
- February 22 – Kiki Dimoula, Greek poet (b. 1931)
- February 24
- Clive Cussler, American author (b. 1931)
- Katherine Johnson, American mathematician (b. 1918)
- Diana Serra Cary, American child actress (b. 1918)
- February 25
- Mario Bunge, Argentine philosopher (b. 1919)
- Hosni Mubarak, 41st Prime Minister and 4th President of Egypt (b. 1928)
- Dmitry Yazov, Soviet and Russian marshal (b. 1924)
- February 26 – Nexhmije Hoxha, Albanian politician (b. 1921)
- February 28 – Freeman Dyson, British-born American physicist and mathematician (b. 1923)
- February 29 – Éva Székely, Hungarian swimmer, Olympic champion (b. 1927)
- March 1
- Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan poet and priest (b. 1925)
- Jack Welch, American business executive and writer (b. 1935)
- March 2 – James Lipton, American writer, lyricist and actor (b. 1926)
- March 3 – Stanisław Kania, Polish head of state, First Secretary of the Polish United Workers’ Party (b. 1927)
- March 4
- Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, 137th Prime Minister of Peru and 5th United Nations Secretary-General (b. 1920)
- Robert Shavlakadze, Georgian high jumper (b. 1933)
- March 6
- Henri Richard, Canadian Hall of Fame ice hockey player (b. 1936)
- McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (b. 1938)
- March 8 – Max von Sydow, Swedish-French actor (b. 1929)
- March 11
- Charles Wuorinen, American composer (b. 1938)
- Michel Roux, French chef and restaurateur (b. 1941)
- March 12 – Tonie Marshall, French-American actress, screenwriter, and film director (b. 1951)
- March 13 – Dana Zátopková, Czech javelin thrower (b. 1922)
- March 14 – Genesis P-Orridge, English singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and occultist (b. 1950)
- March 16 – Stuart Whitman, American actor (b. 1928)
- March 17
- Eduard Limonov, Russian writer, poet, publicist, and political dissident (b. 1943)
- Roger Mayweather, American professional boxer and trainer (b. 1961)
- Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, Acting President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1958)
- Betty Williams, Northern Ireland Nobel peace activist (b. 1943)
- March 18
- Catherine Hamlin, Australian obstetrician and gynaecologist (b. 1924)
- Alfred Worden, American astronaut (b. 1932)
- March 20
- Amadeo Carrizo, Argentine footballer (b. 1926)
- Kenny Rogers, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
- March 21 – Lorenzo Sanz, Spanish sports executive (b. 1943)
- March 23 – Lucia Bosè, Italian actress and beauty pageant winner (b. 1931)
- March 24
- Manu Dibango, Cameroonian saxophonist (b. 1933)
- Stuart Gordon, American film director (b. 1947)
- Terrence McNally, American playwright (b. 1938)
- Albert Uderzo, French comic book artist (b. 1927)
- March 26
- Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, Spanish-French royal (b. 1933)
- Michel Hidalgo, French footballer and manager (b. 1933)
- March 27 – Hamed Karoui, 7th Prime Minister of Tunisia (b. 1927)
- March 29
- Philip W. Anderson, American Nobel physicist (b. 1923)
- Yuri Bondarev, Soviet and Russian writer and screenwriter (b. 1924)
- Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish composer and conductor (b. 1933)
- March 30
- Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and resistance fighter (b. 1922)
- Hau Pei-tsun, 13th Premier of the Republic of China (b. 1919)
- Bill Withers, American singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
- Joachim Yhombi-Opango, 4th President and 12th Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
- March 31 – Abdul Halim Khaddam, Acting President of Syria (b. 1932)
- April 1
- Nur Hassan Hussein, 12th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1937)
- Ellis Marsalis Jr., American jazz pianist (b. 1934)
- Adam Schlesinger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1967)
- April 2 – William Frankland, British immunologist (b. 1912)
- April 4 – Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero, 31st President of Honduras (b. 1943)
- April 5
- Honor Blackman, English actress (b. 1925)
- Margaret Burbidge, English-born American astrophysicist (b. 1919)
- Shirley Douglas, Canadian actress and civil rights activist (b. 1934)
- Mahmoud Jibril, former Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1952)
- Pentti Linkola, Finnish deep ecologist and writer (b. 1932)
- April 6 – James Drury, American actor (b. 1934)
- April 7 – John Prine, American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- April 8 – Valeriu Muravschi, 1st Prime Minister of Moldova (b. 1949)
- April 10
- Enrique Múgica, Spanish politician (b. 1932)
- Nobuhiko Obayashi, Japanese filmmaker (b. 1938)
- April 11
- John Horton Conway, English mathematician (b. 1937)
- Edem Kodjo, 3rd Prime Minister of Togo (b. 1938)
- April 12
- Stirling Moss, English F1 driver (b. 1929)
- Chung Won-shik, 21st Prime Minister of South Korea (b. 1928)
- Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comic performer (b. 1940)
- April 13
- Ryo Kawasaki, Japanese jazz fusion guitarist and composer (b. 1947)
- Landelino Lavilla, Spanish politician (b. 1934)
- April 15
- Brian Dennehy, American actor (b. 1938)
- Lee Konitz, American jazz composer and alto saxophonist (b. 1927)
- April 16
- Gene Deitch, American-Czech animator and film director (b. 1924)
- Luis Sepúlveda, Chilean writer (b. 1949)
- April 17 – Norman Hunter, English international footballer (b. 1943)
- April 21
- Abdurrahim El-Keib, Acting Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1950)
- Laisenia Qarase, 6th Prime Minister of Fiji (b. 1941)
- Florian Schneider, German electronic musician (b. 1947)
- April 22
- Hartwig Gauder, German Olympic champion (b. 1954)
- Shirley Knight, American actress (b. 1936)
- April 25 – Per Olov Enquist, Swedish author (b. 1934)
- April 27 – Dragutin Zelenović, 1st Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1928)
- April 28 – Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Australian scientist (b. 1936)
- April 29
- Trevor Cherry, English footballer (b. 1948)[
- Denis Goldberg, South African social campaigner (b. 1933)
- Yahya Hassan, Danish poet and political activist (b. 1995)
- Irrfan Khan, Indian actor (b. 1967)
- Jānis Lūsis, Latvian Olympic champion (b. 1939)
- Giacomo dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, 80th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (b. 1944)
- Maj Sjöwall, Swedish writer (b. 1935)
- April 30
- Tony Allen, Nigerian drummer, composer, and songwriter (b. 1940)
- Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor (b. 1952)
- May 1 – Tun Tin, 6th Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1920)
- May 2 – Idir, Algerian singer (b. 1949)
- May 5
- Didi Kempot, Indonesian prominent singer-songwriter of campursari genre (b. 1966)
- Millie Small, Jamaican singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- May 8 – Roy Horn, German-American magician (b. 1944)
- May 9 – Little Richard, American musician (b. 1932)
- May 10 – Betty Wright, American soul singer (b. 1953)
- May 11 – Jerry Stiller, American comedian (b. 1927)
- May 12
- Sisavath Keobounphanh, 13th Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1928)
- Astrid Kirchherr, German photographer and artist (b. 1938)
- Michel Piccoli, French actor, producer and film director (b. 1925)
- May 13
- Rolf Hochhuth, German author and playwright (b. 1931)
- Chedli Klibi, 4th Secretary General of the Arab League (b. 1925)
- May 15
- Lynn Shelton, American filmmaker (b. 1965)
- Fred Willard, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
- May 17 – José Cutileiro, 8th Secretary General of the Western Europe Union (b. 1934)
- May 19 – Ravi Zacharias, Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist (b. 1946)
- May 20
- Adolfo Nicolás, Spanish priest (b. 1936)
- Gianfranco Terenzi, former Captain Regent of San Marino (b. 1941)
- May 21 – Oliver E. Williamson, American Nobel economist (b. 1932)
- May 22
- Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (b. 1936)
- Mory Kanté, Guinean singer and musician (b. 1950)
- Luigi Simoni, Italian football player and manager (b. 1939)
- Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and head coach (b. 1942)
- May 24 – Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (b. 1929)
- May 25
- Hyun Soong-jong, 22nd Prime Minister of South Korea (b. 1919)
- Balbir Singh Sr., Indian field hockey player and manager (b. 1923)
- Vadão, Brazilian football manager (b. 1956)
- May 26 – Stanley Ho, Hong Kong-Macau business magnate, investor and philanthropist (b. 1921)
- May 27 – Larry Kramer, American author and LGBT rights activist (b. 1935)
- May 29 – Abderrahmane Youssoufi, 12th Prime Minister of Morocco (b. 1924)
- May 30
- Yawovi Agboyibo, 8th Prime Minister of Togo (b. 1943)
- Bobby Morrow, American athlete (b. 1935)
- May 31 – Christo, Bulgarian-American artist (b. 1935)
- June 2
- Mary Pat Gleason, American actress (b. 1950)
- Carlo Ubbiali, Italian motorcycle road racer (b. 1929)
- Wes Unseld, American basketball player and coach (b. 1946)
- June 4 – Pete Rademacher, American Olympic heavyweight boxing champion (b. 1928)
- June 5 – Boris Gaganelov, Bulgarian footballer and manager (b. 1941)
- June 8
- Tony Dunne, Irish footballer (b. 1941)
- Pierre Nkurunziza, 8th President of Burundi (b. 1964)
- June 9
- Pau Donés, Spanish singer songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
- Ödön Földessy, Hungarian long jumper (b. 1929)
- June 11
- Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet, 10th Prime Minister of Gabon (b. 1961)
- Dennis O’Neil, American comic book writer (b. 1939)
- Rosa Maria Sardà, Spanish actress (b. 1941)
- June 13 – Jean Raspail, French author and explorer (b. 1925)
- June 14
- Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican footballer (b. 1942)
- Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor (b. 1986)
- Keith Tippett, British pianist and composer (b. 1947)
- June 16 – Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan politician and guerrilla (b. 1937)
- June 17
- Marlene Ahrens, Chilean athlete (b. 1933)
- György Kárpáti, Hungarian water polo player (b. 1935)
- June 18
- Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (b. 1972)
- Vera Lynn, English singer (b. 1917)
- Jules Sedney, 5th Prime Minister of Suriname (b. 1922)
- June 19
- Ian Holm, English actor (b. 1931)
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Spanish novelist (b. 1964)
- June 20 – Ema Derossi-Bjelajac, 6th President of the Presidency of the SR of Croatia (b. 1926)
- June 21
- Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi footballer and manager (b. 1964)
- Zeev Sternhell, Polish-born Israeli historian and political scientist (b. 1935)
- June 22 – Joel Schumacher, American film director (b. 1939)
- June 26
- Kelly Asbury, American film director and animator (b. 1960)
- Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (b. 1929)
- June 27
- Belaid Abdessalam, 7th Prime Minister of Algeria (b. 1928)
- Linda Cristal, Argentine actress (b. 1931)
- Freddy Cole, American jazz singer and pianist (b. 1931)
- Ilija Petković, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1945)
- June 29
- Johnny Mandel, American composer (b. 1925)
- Carl Reiner, American actor, film director and comedian (b. 1922)
- June 30 – Ida Haendel, Polish-born English violinist (b. 1928)
- July 1
- Emmanuel Rakotovahiny, 15th Prime Minister of Madagascar (b. 1938)
- Everton Weekes, Barbadian cricketer (b. 1925)
- July 3
- Earl Cameron, Bermudian-born British actor (b. 1917)
- Saroj Khan, Indian choreographer (b. 1948)
- July 5
- Willi Holdorf, German athlete and Olympic champion (b. 1940)
- Volodymyr Troshkin, Soviet and Ukrainian footballer (b. 1947)
- July 6
- Charlie Daniels, American country singer-songwriter and musician (b. 1936)
- Ennio Morricone, Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor (b. 1928)
- July 8
- Amadou Gon Coulibaly, 10th Prime Minister of Ivory Coast (b. 1959)
- Finn Christian Jagge, Norwegian alpine skier and Olympic champion (b. 1966)
- Alex Pullin, Australian Olympic snowboarder (b. 1987)
- Naya Rivera, American actress, model and singer (b. 1987)
- July 9
- Miloš Jakeš, 5th General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (b. 1922)
- Park Won-soon, South Korean politician (b. 1956)
- July 10
- Jack Charlton, English footballer and manager (b. 1935)
- Paik Sun-yup, South Korean military officer (b. 1920)
- Lara van Ruijven, Dutch short track speed skater (b. 1992)
- July 12
- Hassan Abshir Farah, 9th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1945)
- Kelly Preston, American actress and model (b. 1962)
- Wim Suurbier, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)
- Lajos Szűcs, Hungarian footballer (b. 1943)
- July 13
- Grant Imahara, American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host (b. 1970)
- Hasan al-Lawzi, Acting Prime Minister of Yemen (b. 1952)
- July 15 – Toke Talagi, 5th Premier of Niue (b. 1951)
- July 17
- Zenon Grocholewski, Polish Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1939)
- Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballet dancer (b. 1924)
- John Lewis, American civil rights leader and politician (b. 1940)
- Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer (b. 1940)
- Ron Tauranac, British-Australian engineer and racing car designer (b. 1925)
- July 18
- Juan Marsé, Spanish novelist, journalist and screenwriter (b. 1933)
- Haruma Miura, Japanese actor (b. 1990)
- July 19
- Sapardi Djoko Damono, Indonesian poet and literary figure (b. 1940)
- Seydou Diarra, 4th Prime Minister of Ivory Coast (b. 1933)
- Nikolai Tanayev, 8th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (b. 1945)
- July 21
- Francisco Rodríguez Adrados, Spanish philologist (b. 1922)
- Annie Ross, Scottish-American singer and actress (b. 1930)
- Tim Smith, English singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1961)
- July 23 – Jean Brankart, Belgian racing cyclist (b. 1930)
- July 24
- Ben Jipcho, Kenyan athlete, Olympic silver medallist (b. 1943)
- Benjamin Mkapa, 3rd President of Tanzania (b. 1938)
- Regis Philbin, American talk show host (b. 1931)
- July 25
- Peter Green, English blues rock singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
- John Saxon, American actor (b. 1936)
- July 26 – Dame Olivia de Havilland, British-American actress (b. 1916)
- July 27 – Owen Arthur, 5th Prime Minister of Barbados (b. 1949)
- July 28
- Bent Fabric, Danish pianist and composer (b. 1924)
- Gisèle Halimi, Tunisian-French lawyer and feminist (b. 1927)
- July 30 – Lee Teng-hui, 13th President of the Republic of China (b. 1923)
- July 31
- Alan Parker, English filmmaker (b. 1944)
- Stephen Tataw, Cameroonian footballer (b. 1963)
- August 1 – Wilford Brimley, American actor and singer (b. 1934)
- August 2
- Leon Fleisher, American pianist (b. 1928)
- Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Kazakh Olympic wrestling champion (b. 1951)
- August 3
- Ernesto Brambilla, Grand Prix motorcycle road racer (b. 1934)
- Shirley Ann Grau, American writer (b. 1929
- John Hume, Northern Irish Nobel Peace laureate politician (b. 1937)
- August 4 – Frances Allen, American computer scientist (b. 1932)
- August 6 – Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher (b. 1952)
- August 7
- Lê Khả Phiêu, 10th General-Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (b. 1931)
- Adin Steinsaltz, Israeli rabbi and philosopher (b. 1937)
- August 8 – Pedro Casaldáliga, Spanish-Brazilian prelate and human rights activist (b. 1928)
- August 9
- Martin Birch, British music producer and engineer (b. 1948)
- Franca Valeri, Italian actress and playwright (b. 1920)
- August 10 – Vladica Popović, Serbian footballer and manager (b. 1935)
- August 11
- Trini Lopez, American singer and actor (b. 1937)
- Russell Kirsch, American computer scientist (b. 1929)
- August 14
- Julian Bream, English classical guitarist and lutenist (b. 1933)
- Ewa Demarczyk, Polish singer and poet (b. 1941)
- August 17 – Mário de Araújo Cabral, Portuguese Formula One driver (b. 1934)
- August 18
- Ben Cross, English actor (b. 1947)
- Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1963)
- Cesare Romiti, Italian manager and businessman (b. 1923)
- August 19 – Borys Paton, Soviet and Ukrainian scientist (b. 1918)
- August 20 – Branko Kostić, Acting President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia (b. 1939)
- August 21 – Ken Robinson, English educationalist and author (b. 1950)
- August 24 – Pascal Lissouba, 6th President and 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo (b. 1931)
- August 26 – Gerald Carr, American astronaut and aeronautical engineer (b. 1932)
- August 28 – Chadwick Boseman, American actor and playwright (b. 1976)
- August 31
- Nina Bocharova, Soviet and Ukrainian Olympic gymnast (b. 1924)
- Pranab Mukherjee, 13th President of India (b. 1935)
- Tom Seaver, American baseball player (b. 1944)
- September 1
- Vladislav Krapivin, Soviet and Russian children’s literature writer (b. 1938)
- Erick Morillo, Colombian-American DJ and music producer (b. 1971)
- September 2
- David Graeber, American anthropologist and anarchist author (b. 1961)
- Kang Kek Iew, Cambodian prison commander and war criminal (b. 1942)
- Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Dutch cardinal (b. 1931)
- September 4
- Annie Cordy, Belgian actress and singer (b. 1928)
- Joe Williams, 5th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1934)
- September 5 – Jiří Menzel, Czech film director, actor and screenwriter (b. 1938)
- September 6
- Vaughan Jones, New Zealand mathematician (b. 1952)
- Dragoljub Ojdanić, Serbian military officer and war criminal (b. 1941)
- September 7 – Abdul Qadir Bajamal, 5th Prime Minister of Yemen (b. 1946)
- September 8
- Ronald Harwood, South African-born English screenwriter (b. 1934)
- Alfred Riedl, Austrian football player and manager (b. 1949)
- September 9 – Shere Hite, American-born German feminist and sex educator (b. 1942)
- September 10 – Diana Rigg, English actress (b. 1938)
- September 11 – Toots Hibbert, Jamaican singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
- September 15
- Momčilo Krajišnik, Bosnian Serb political leader and war criminal (b. 1945)
- Moussa Traoré, 2nd President of Mali (b. 1936)
- September 16 – Winston Groom, American novelist (b. 1943)
- September 17 – Terry Goodkind, American novelist (b. 1948)
- September 18 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist, and gender equality pioneer (b. 1933)
- September 19
- John Turner, 17th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1929
- Lee Kerslake, English rock musician (b. 1947)
- September 20 – Michael Chapman, American cinematographer and film director (b. 1935)
- September 21
- Arthur Ashkin, American Nobel physicist (b. 1922)
- Tommy DeVito, American musician and singer (b. 1928)
- Michael Lonsdale, French actor (b. 1931)[
- September 22
- Alphonso Dennie, Vincentian educator (b. 1928)
- Agne Simonsson, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1935)
- September 23
- Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress (b. 1927)
- Gale Sayers, American gridiron football player (b. 1943)
- September 24
- Dean Jones, Australian cricketer (b. 1961)
- Corine Rottschäfer, Dutch model and beauty contestant (b. 1938)
- September 25
- S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Indian playback singer (b. 1946)
- Goran Paskaljević, Serbian film director (b. 1947)
- September 27
- John D. Barrow, English cosmologist, theoretical physicist and mathematician (b. 1952)
- Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress (b. 1980)
- September 29
- Mac Davis, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1942)
- Helen Reddy, Australian singer and actress (b. 1941)
- Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1929)
- September 30
- Ali Bozer, Acting Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1925)
- Quino, Argentine cartoonist (b. 1932)
- October 2 – Bob Gibson, American baseball player (b. 1935)
- October 4 – Kenzō Takada, Japanese-born French fashion designer (b. 1939)
- October 6
- Johnny Nash, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
- Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician and songwriter (b. 1955)
- October 7 – Mario J. Molina, Mexican Nobel chemist (b. 1943)
- October 8
- Whitey Ford, American baseball player (b. 1928)
- Ali Khalif Galaydh, 8th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1941)
- Charles Moore, American athlete and Olympic champion (b. 1929)
- Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Iranian classical singer (b. 1940)
- October 12 – Litokwa Tomeing, 4th President of the Marshall Islands (b. 1939)
- October 14
- Rhonda Fleming, American actress (b. 1923)
- Kuniwo Nakamura, 6th President of Palau (b. 1943)
- October 18 – René Felber, 81st President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1933)
- October 19 – Spencer Davis, Welsh musician (b. 1939)
- October 20
- Bruno Martini, French footballer (b. 1962)[
- James Randi, Canadian-American magician and skeptic (b. 1928)
- Irina Skobtseva, Soviet and Russian actress (b. 1927)
- October 21 – Marge Champion, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
- October 25
- Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, 6th Vice President of Iraq (b. 1942)
- Diane di Prima, American poet, playwright and activist (b. 1934)
- Lee Kun-hee, South Korean electronics executive (b. 1942)
- October 28 – Anthony Soter Fernandez, Malaysian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1932)
- October 29 – Angelika Amon, Austrian-American molecular and cell biologist (b. 1967)
- October 30
- Robert Fisk, English writer and journalist (b. 1946)
- Nobby Stiles, English footballer and manager (b. 1942)
- Mesut Yılmaz, 21st Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1947)
- October 31
- Sean Connery, Scottish actor (b. 1930)
- MF Doom, British-American rapper (b. 1971)
- November 2
- Ahmed Laraki, 6th Prime Minister of Morocco (b. 1931)
- Gigi Proietti, Italian actor and comedian (b. 1940)
- November 4 – Ken Hensley, English singer and songwriter (b. 1945)
- November 6
- Jim Marurai, 8th Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (b. 1947)
- Fernando Solanas, Argentine film director and politician (b. 1936)
- November 7 – Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi and author (b. 1948)
- November 8 – Alex Trebek, Canadian-American game show host (b. 1940)
- November 9 – Tom Heinsohn, American basketball player and coach (b. 1934)
- November 10
- Saeb Erekat, Palestinian diplomat (b. 1955)
- Amadou Toumani Touré, 3rd President of Mali (b. 1948)
- November 11
- Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, 1st Prime Minister of Bahrain (b. 1935)
- Jorge Llopart, Spanish athlete (b. 1952)
- November 12
- Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese Nobel physicist (b. 1926)
- Jerry Rawlings, President of Ghana (b. 1947)
- November 13 – Peter Sutcliffe, English serial killer (b. 1946)
- November 14
- Armen Dzhigarkhanyan, Soviet, Armenian and Russian actor (b. 1935)
- Peter Florjančič, Slovene inventor and athlete (b. 1919)
- Hasan Muratović, 4th Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina (b. 1940)
- Des O’Connor, English television presenter, comedian and singer (b. 1932)
- November 15
- Soumitra Chatterjee, Indian actor (b. 1935)
- Ray Clemence, English football goalkeeper ( (b. 1948)
- Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Ecuadorian cardinal (b. 1934)
- November 16
- Henryk Gulbinowicz, Polish cardinal (b. 1923)
- Walid Muallem, Syrian diplomat (b. 1941)
- Bruce Swedien, American audio engineer and record producer (b. 1934)
- November 18 – Umar Ghalib, 7th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1930)
- November 20 – Irinej, Serbian Patriarch (b. 1930)
- November 22
- Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, 7th President of Mauritania (b. 1938)
- Mustafa Nadarević, Bosnian-Croatian actor (b. 1943)
- November 23 – Anele Ngcongca, South African footballer (b. 1987)
- November 24 – Mamadou Tandja, 7th President of Niger (b. 1938)
- November 25
- Diego Maradona, Argentine football player and manager (b. 1960)
- James Wolfensohn, 9th President of the World Bank Group (b. 1933)
- November 26
- Sadiq al-Mahdi, 7th Prime Minister of Sudan (b. 1935)
- Tevita Momoedonu, 5th Prime Minister of Fiji (b. 1946)
- Daria Nicolodi, Italian actress and screenwriter (b. 1950)
- November 27 – Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian nuclear physicist and academic (b. 1958)
- November 28 – David Prowse, English bodybuilder and actor (b. 1935)
- November 29 – Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer (b. 1978)
- December 1
- Eduardo Lourenço, Portuguese philosopher and writer (b. 1923)
- Arnie Robinson, American athlete (b. 1948)
- December 2
- Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, 20th President of France (b. 1926)
- Zafarullah Khan Jamali, 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1944)
- Rafer Johnson, American decathlete and actor (b. 1934)
- Pat Patterson, Canadian–American professional wrestler and producer (b. 1941)
- December 5 – Viktor Ponedelnik, Soviet and Russian footballer and manager (b. 1937)
- December 6 – Tabaré Vázquez, 39th and 41st President of Uruguay (b. 1940)
- December 7 – Chuck Yeager, American Air Force officer and test pilot (b. 1923)
- December 8 – Alejandro Sabella, Argentine football player and manager (b. 1954)
- December 9
- Vyacheslav Kebich, 1st Prime Minister of Belarus (b. 1936)
- Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer (b. 1956)
- December 10
- Tommy Lister Jr., American actor and professional wrestler (b. 1958)
- Barbara Windsor, English actress (b. 1937)
- December 11
- Kim Ki-duk, South Korean director and screenwriter (b. 1960)
- James Flynn, New Zealand intelligence researcher (b. 1934)
- December 12
- John le Carré, English author (b. 1931)
- Charley Pride, American singer, musician and guitarist (b. 1934)
- Fikre Selassie Wogderess, 9th Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1945)
- Jack Steinberger, German-born American Nobel physicist (b. 1921)
- December 13 – Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, 10th Prime Minister of Eswatini (b. 1968)
- December 14 – Gérard Houllier, French footballer and manager (b. 1947)
- December 15 – Saufatu Sopoanga, 8th Prime Minister of Tuvalu (b. 1952)
- December 16 – Flavio Cotti, 80th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1939)
- December 17 – Pierre Buyoya, 3rd President of Burundi (b. 1949)
- December 18
- Michael Jeffery, 24th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1937)
- Òscar Ribas Reig, 1st Prime Minister of Andorra (b. 1936)
- December 19 – Mekere Morauta, 7th Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1946)
- December 22 – Muhammad Mustafa Mero, 62nd Prime Minister of Syria (b. 1941)
- December 24
- John Cremona, Acting President of Malta (b. 1918)
- Ivry Gitlis, Israeli violinist (b. 1922)
- December 25 – K. C. Jones, American basketball player and coach (b. 1932)
- December 26
- George Blake, British spy and double agent (b. 1922)
- Brodie Lee, American professional wrestler and actor (b. 1979)
- December 28 – Armando Manzanero, Mexican singer-songwriter (b. 1935)
- December 29 – Pierre Cardin, Italian-born French fashion designer (b. 1922)
- December 30 – Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist (b. 1923)
- December 31 – Tommy Docherty, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1928)
Logan Kari Williams was born on April 9, 2003, in Vancouver, British Columbia to Marlyse, a Swiss mother, and Clive, a South African father. He landed his very first audition when he was ten years old playing the part of Jack Spehn in the Hallmark movie The Color of Rain (2014). He later starred on The Flash (2014) as the young Barry Allen. Logan attended a private school but mostly enjoyed hanging out with his friends, skateboarding, soccer and music. He died tragically in 2020, one week before his 17th birthday following a three-year battle with opioid addiction. Marlyse Williams has said she hopes her son’s story will help raise awareness of addiction and prevent some other mother from experiencing the same kind of pain.
Olivia de Havilland
was a British-American actress. The major works of her cinematic career spanned from 1935 to 1988. She appeared in 49 feature films and was one of the leading actresses of her time. She was the last major surviving star from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema and the oldest living and earliest surviving Academy Award winner until her death in July 2020. Her younger sister was the actress Joan Fontaine.
De Havilland first came to prominence with Errol Flynn as a screen couple in adventure films such as Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). One of her best-known roles is that of Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she received her first of five Oscar nominations, the only one for Best Supporting Actress. De Havilland departed from ingénue roles in the 1940s and later distinguished herself for performances in Hold Back the Dawn (1941), To Each His Own (1946), The Snake Pit (1948), and The Heiress (1949), receiving nominations for Best Actress for each and winning for To Each His Own and The Heiress. She was also successful in work on stage and television. De Havilland lived in Paris from the 1950s and received honours such as the National Medal of the Arts, the Légion d’honneur, and the appointment to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
In addition to her film career, de Havilland continued her work in the theatre, appearing three times on Broadway, in Romeo and Juliet (1951), Candida (1952), and A Gift of Time (1962). She also worked in television, appearing in the successful miniseries Roots: The Next Generations (1979) and Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Movie or Series. During her film career, de Havilland also collected two New York Film Critics Circle Awards, the National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, and the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She and her sister remain the only siblings to have won major acting Academy Awards and the only sisters to have won any Academy Awards.
Olivia was raised to appreciate the arts, beginning with ballet lessons at the age of four and piano lessons a year later.She learned to read before she was six, and her mother, who occasionally taught drama, music, and elocution, had her recite passages from Shakespeare to strengthen her diction. During this period, her younger sister Joan first started calling her “Livvie”, a nickname that would last throughout her life.De Havilland entered Saratoga Grammar School in 1922 and did well in her studies.She enjoyed reading, writing poetry, and drawing, and once represented her grammar school in a county spelling bee, coming in second place In 1923, Lilian had a new Tudor-style house built,where the family resided until the early 1930s.In April 1925, after her divorce was finalised, Lilian married George Milan Fontaine, a department store manager for O. A. Hale & Co. in San Jose.Fontaine was a good provider and respectable businessman, but his strict parenting style generated animosity and later rebellion in both of his new stepdaughters
In retirement, de Havilland remained active in the film community. In 1998, she travelled to New York City to help promote a special showing of Gone with the Wind.In 2003, she appeared as a presenter at the 75th Academy Awards, earning an extended standing ovation upon her entrance. In 2004, Turner Classic Movies produced a retrospective piece called Melanie Remembers in which she was interviewed for the 65th anniversary of the original release of Gone with the Wind.In June 2006, she made appearances at tributes commemorating her 90th birthday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
On November 17, 2008, at the age of 92, de Havilland received the National Medal of Arts, the highest honour conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people of the United States. The medal was presented to her by President George W. Bush, who commended her “for her persuasive and compelling skill as an actress in roles from Shakespeare’s Hermia to Margaret Mitchell’s Melanie. Her independence, integrity, and grace won creative freedom for herself and her fellow film actors.”The following year, de Havilland narrated the documentary I Remember Better When I Paint (2009),a film about the importance of art in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2010, de Havilland almost made her return to the big screen after a 22-year hiatus with James Ivory’s planned adaptation of The Aspern Papers, but the project was never made.On September 9, 2010, de Havilland was appointed a Chevalier (knight) of the Légion d’honneur, the highest decoration in France, awarded by President Nicolas Sarkozy, who told the actress, “You honour France for having chosen us.” In February the following year, she appeared at the César Awards in France, where she was greeted with a standing ovation. De Havilland celebrated her 100th birthday on July 1, 2016.
In June 2017, two weeks before her 101st birthday, de Havilland was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to drama by Queen Elizabeth II. She is the oldest woman ever to receive the honour. In a statement, she called it “the most gratifying of birthday presents”.She did not travel to the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace and received her honour from the hands of the British Ambassador to France at her Paris apartment in March 2018, four months before her 102nd birthday. Her daughter Gisèle was by her side.
De Havilland died of natural causes in her sleep at her home in Paris, France on July 26, 2020, at the age of 104.Her funeral was held on August 1, 2020, at the American Cathedral in Paris. Her remains were cremated and buried in the crematorium-columbarium of the Père-Lachaise cemetery; the urn will later be transferred to the family burial place on the British island of Guernsey.
Honours and awards
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Gone with the Wind
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Hold Back the Dawn
Best Actress in a Leading Role
To Each His Own
Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Snake Pit
National Board of Review Award
The Snake Pit
New York Film Critics Circle Award
The Snake Pit
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe Award
Best Motion Picture Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award
Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup
The Snake Pit
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Hand prints and footprints
Golden Globe Award
Best Motion Picture Actress
My Cousin Rachel
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
Motion Picture at 6762 Hollywood Blvd, February 8, 1960
Golden Globe Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
University of Hertfordshire
Online Film & Television Association
Film Hall of Fame
National Medal of Arts
Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur
Oldie of the Year
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
- Alibi Ike (1935)
- The Irish in Us (1935)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)
- Captain Blood (1935)
- Anthony Adverse (1936)
- The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
- Call It a Day (1937)
- The Great Garrick (1937)
- It’s Love I’m After (1937)
- Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
- The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
- Four’s a Crowd (1938)
- Hard to Get (1938)
- Wings of the Navy (1939)
- Dodge City (1939)
- The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- Raffles (1939)
- My Love Came Back (1940)
- Santa Fe Trail (1940)
- The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
- Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
- They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
- The Male Animal (1942)
- In This Our Life (1942)
- Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
- Princess O’Rourke (1943)
- Government Girl (1944)
- To Each His Own (1946)
- Devotion (1946)
- The Well Groomed Bride (1946)
- The Dark Mirror (1946)
- The Snake Pit (1948)
- The Heiress (1949)
- My Cousin Rachel (1952)
- That Lady (1955)
- Not as a Stranger (1955)
- The Ambassador’s Daughter (1956)
- The Proud Rebel (1958)
- Libel (1959)
- Light in the Piazza (1962)
- Lady in a Cage (1964)
- Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
- The Adventurers (1970)
- Pope Joan (1972)
- The Screaming Woman (1972)
- Airport ’77 (1977)
- The Swarm (1978)
- The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
- I Remember Better When I Paint (2009)
Raymond Allen(March 5, 1929 – August 10, 2020)
Raymond Gilmore Allen was an American television actor. He was known for his appearances on television during the 1970s. He had recurring roles as Ned the Wino on Good Times, as Aunt Esther’s husband, Woodrow “Woody” Anderson on the NBC sitcom Sanford and Son, and as mechanic Merle the Earl on Starsky and Hutch. He reprised his role as Uncle Woody Anderson in the Sanford and Son spin-off, The Sanford Arms. Allen also made guest appearances on The Jeffersons, What’s Happening!!, The Love Boat, and the film Wattsta.
Although he had not appeared in any acting roles since 1985, he continued making public appearances where he spoke and signed autographs. According to his MySpace page, he was forced to retire from acting due to illness. Allen was married to Barbara Williams from 1963 to 1977; they had three children who include daughters Ta-Ronce Allen and Brenda Allen, as well as son Raymond Gilmore Allen Jr. (deceased).Allen died on August 10, 2020 from a respiratory illness. He was 91
Nick Cordero(September 17, 1978 – July 5, 2020)
Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero was a Canadian actor. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Cheech in the 2014 Broadway musical Bullets Over Broadway and was twice nominated for Drama Desk Awards. His career also included television roles and film roles.
Cordero died at age 41 from COVID-19 related complications after more than three months in the hospital.
Cordero’s acting debut was in the title role in the off-Broadway production of The Toxic Avenger. He also played the role of Dennis in Rock of Ages on Broadway in 2012 and on tour.
Cordero appeared on Broadway in 2014 in the musical Bullets Over Broadway in the role of Cheech, for which he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical. He won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Theatre World Award for the role.
In March 2016, he joined the Broadway production of Waitress, playing the role of Earl. He left Waitress to join the Broadway premiere of the musical A Bronx Tale, playing Sonny at the Longacre Theatre starting on November 3, 2016. For this role, Cordero was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical in 2017.
In 2017, he portrayed Victor Lugo in “Out of the Blue” and “Heavy Is the Head”, the fourth and ninth episodes of the eighth season of the CBS police procedural drama Blue Bloods. He reprised the role in 2018 in “Your Six”, the twentieth episode of the eighth season of the show.
Apartments at 254
A Stand Up Guy
Going in Style
|2014||70th Theatre World Awards||Outstanding Debut Performance||Bullets Over Broadway||Won|
|64th Outer Critics Circle Awards||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Won|
|80th Drama League Awards||Distinguished Performance||Nominated|
|59th Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|68th Tony Awards||Best Featured Actor in a Musical||Nominated|
|2017||67th Outer Critics Circle Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Musical||A Bronx Tale||Nominated|
|62nd Drama Desk Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Musical|
|2009||The Toxic Avenger||Melvin Ferd III/The Toxic Avenger||Off-Broadway|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Dennis/Record Company Man|
|2014||Bullets Over Broadway||Cheech|
|2016–2018||A Bronx Tale||Sonny|
Queer as Folk
Pasquale ‘Patsy’ Lento
The Broadway.com Show
68th Tony Awards
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell
1 episode; web series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Anthony Marino / Robby Marino
Earlston Jewitt Cameron, (8 August 1917 – 3 July 2020) was a Bermudian actor who lived and worked in the United Kingdom. Along with Cy Grant, he was one of the first black actors to break the “colour bar” in the United Kingdom.With his appearance in 1951’s Pool of London, Cameron became one of the first black actors to take up a starring role in a British film after Paul Robeson, Nina Mae McKinney and Elisabeth Welch in the 1930s.
According to Screenonline, “Earl Cameron brought a breath of fresh air to the British film industry’s stuffy depictions of race relations. Often cast as a sensitive outsider, Cameron gave his characters a grace and moral authority that often surpassed the films’ compromised liberal agendas.” He also had appearances in many 1960s British science fiction programmes, including Doctor Who, The Prisoner, and The Andromeda Breakthrough.
Cameron died peacefully on 3 July 2020, aged 102, at home in Kenilworth surrounded by his wife and family.
His children said in a statement: “Our family have been overwhelmed by the outpourings of love and respect we have received at the news of our father’s passing … As an artist and as an actor he refused to take roles that demeaned or stereotyped the character of people of colour. He was truly a man who stood by his moral principles and was inspirational.”
Bermudian Premier Edward David Burt paid tribute to Cameron, describing him as an “iconic actor” and “a proud son of Bermuda whose constant, dignified presence added to stage and screen over decades. All Bermuda joins with me in celebrating his long and remarkable life.”In the UK, on Twitter, David Harewood described Cameron as a “total legend” and Paterson Joseph wrote: “His generation’s pioneering shoulders are what my generation of actors stand on. No shoulders were broader than this gentleman with the voice of god and the heart of a kindly prince.
“Historian David Olusoga wrote: “A remarkable and wonderful man. Not just a brilliant actor but a link to a deeper history.”
Cameron had roles in a wide range of TV shows, but one of his earliest major roles was a starring part in the BBC 1960 TV drama The Dark Man, in which he played a West Indian cab driver in the UK. The show examined the reactions and prejudices he faced in his work. In 1956 he had a smaller part in another BBC drama exploring racism in the workplace, A Man From The Sun, in which he appeared as community leader Joseph Brent, the cast also featuring Errol John, Cy Grant, Colin Douglas and Nadia Cattouse.
Cameron appeared in a range of popular television shows including series Danger Man (Secret Agent in the US) alongside series star Patrick McGoohan.Cameron worked with McGoohan again when he appeared in the TV series The Prisoner as the Haitian supervisor in the episode “The Schizoid Man” (1967).
His other television work includes Emergency – Ward 10,The Zoo Gang,Crown Court (two different stories, each three episodes long, in 1973), Jackanory (a BBC children’s series in which he read five of the Brer Rabbit stories in 1971), Dixon of Dock Green,Doctor Who – The Tenth Planet (reportedly becoming the first black actor to portray an astronaut on television, and also became only the third actor from the series to reach 100 years of age), Waking the Dead, Kavanagh QC, Babyfather, EastEnders (a small role as a Mr Lambert), Dalziel and Pascoe,and Lovejoy. In 1996 he appeared on BBC2 as The Abbot in Neverwhere, an urban fantasy television series by Neil Gaiman.
He also appeared in many one-off TV dramas, including: Television Playhouse (1957); A World Inside BBC (1962); ITV Play of the Week (two stories – The Gentle Assassin (1962) and I Can Walk Where I Like Can’t I? (1964); the BBC’s Wind Versus Polygamy (1968); ITV’s A Fear of Strangers (1964), in which he played Ramsay, a black saxophonist and small-time criminal who is detained by the police on suspicion of murder and is also racially abused by a Chief Inspector Dyke (played by Stanley Baker); Festival: the Respectful Prostitute (1964); ITV Play of the Week – The Death of Bessie Smith (1965); Theatre 625: The Minister (1965); The Great Kandinsky (1994); and two episodes of Thirty-Minute Theatre (Anything You Say in 1969 and Soldier Ants in 1971).
From 1963, Cameron was a practitioner of the Baháʼí Faith,joining the religion at the time of the first Baháʼí World Congress, held at London’s Royal Albert Hall.The Baháʼí community held a reception in London in 2007 to honour his 90th birthday. He lived in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England. He was married to Barbara Cameron (née Bower). His first wife, Audrey Cameron (née Godowski), whom he had married in 1954, died in 1994.He had six children.
Cameron was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.
The Earl Cameron Theatre in Hamilton, Bermuda, was named in his honour at a ceremony he attended there in December 2012.
The University of Warwick awarded Cameron an honorary doctorate in January 2013.
In September 2016, he became the first inductee into the Screen Nation “Hall of Frame” at the BFI Southbank, where he was interviewed by Samira Ahmed.
In 2019, the Earl Cameron Award – for “a Bermudian professional who has demonstrated exceptional passion and talent in the field of theatre, cinematography, film or video production” – was established in his honour by the Bermuda Arts Council.
|1951||Pool of London||Johnny Lambert|
|1951||There Is Another Sun (or Wall of Death)||Ginger Jones|
|1952||Emergency Call (or The Hundred Hour Hunt)||George Robinson|
|1953||The Heart of the Matter||Ali|
|1955||La grande speranza||Johnny Brown, POW|
|1955||The Woman for Joe||Lemmie|
|1955||Dollars for Sale||Earl Rutters|
|1957||The Heart Within||Victor Conway|
|1957||The Mark of the Hawk||Prosecutor|
|1959||Killers of Kilimanjaro||Witchdoctor|
|1960||Tarzan the Magnificent||Tate|
|1960||No Kidding (or Beware of Children)||Black father|
|1961||Flame in the Streets||Gabriel Gomez|
|1962||Term of Trial||Chard|
|1963||Tarzan’s Three Challenges||Mang|
|1964||Guns at Batasi||Captain Abraham|
|1966||The Sandwich Man||Bus conductor|
|1967||Battle Beneath the Earth||Sgt. Seth Hawkins|
|1968||Two a Penny||Verger|
|1969||Two Gentlemen Sharing||Charles Marriott, Jane’s step-father|
|1973||Scorpio||Black employee in toilet|
|1973||A Warm December||Ambassador George Oswandu|
|1977||Mohammad, Messenger of God||Annajashi|
|1979||Cuba||Col. Rosell Leyva|
|1998||Hiekkamorsian (or Sand Bride)||Rui (voice)|
|2005||The Interpreter||Edmond Zuwanie|
|2006||The Queen||Portrait artist|
|2010||Inception||Elderly bald man|
|2013||Up on the Roof||Grandad|
Brent Carver (November 17, 1951 – August 4, 2020) was a Canadian actor who was best known for his performances on Broadway in Parade as Leo Frank and Kiss of the Spider Woman as Molina, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in 1993.Carver was born of Welsh and Irish heritage in Cranbrook, British Columbia, the son of Lois (Wills), a clerk, and Kenneth Carver, who was in the lumber business.He was the third of seven children, none of whom went into show business, apart from himself.He attended the University of British Columbia from 1969 to 1972. He sang from an early age, with his father who played guitar. Carver’s favourite actors were Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis.Carver died on August 4, 2020, at the age of 68 at home in Cranbrook.
Carver was known for a variety of stage and film roles, including The Wars, Kronborg: 1582, Lilies, Larry’s Party, Elizabeth Rex, Millennium, Shadow Dancing, and Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love. Carver originated the role of Gandalf in the Toronto stage production of The Lord of the Rings and appeared in several Soulpepper Theatre Company productions such as The Wild Duck, Don Carlos and as the Pirate King in the 1985 production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Carver played the character Leo on the series Leo and Me, which aired from 1977 to 1978.
Carver made his U.S. debut in The Tempest, playing Ariel to Anthony Hopkins’s Prospero. Carver won a Dora Award as Horst in Bent. His stage work involved an extended association with Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the 1980s, including an original rock version of Hamlet, as the lead and later in 2000 as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.
In 1993, Carver won a Tony Award which he dedicated to the late Canadian actress Susan Wright, who had died two years earlier in a fire in his Stratford house, Ontario.In May 2014, Carver received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts, for his lifetime contribution to Canadian theatre.
Carver portrayed Ichabod Crane in the 1999 TV film The Legend of Sleepy Hollow which aired on Odyssey. He played the title role in “The Trouble with Harry”, an episode of the television series Twice in a Lifetime. He portrayed Leonardo da Vinci in Leonardo: A Dream of Flight in 2002.
In 2016, Carver performed in a musical show titled Walk Me to the Corner at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company in Toronto.
- The Beachcombers (1972, TV Series)
- Inside Canada (1974, TV Series)
- One Night Stand (1978, TV Movie) as Rafe
- Leo and Me (1978, TV Series) as Leo
- Crossbar (1979, TV Movie) as Aaron Kornylo
- The Wars (1983) as Robert Ross
- Cross Country (1983) as John Forrest
- Anne’s Story (1984, TV Movie)
- Love and Larceny (1985, TV Movie) as Charles Chadwick
- The Pirates of Penzance (1985, TV Movie) as Pirate King
- All for One (1985, TV Movie)
- Adderly (1987, TV Series)
- Much Ado About Nothing (1987, TV Movie) as Don John
- Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs (1988, TV Movie) as Gunther
- Shadow Dancing (1988) as Alexei
- The Twilight Zone (1989, TV Series) as Josef
- War of the Worlds (1989, TV Series) as Jesse
- Millennium (1989) as Coventry
- Love and Hate (1989, TV Movie) as Tony Merchant
- Street Legal (1989-1994, TV Series) as Scott Farrow #2 / Arthur Fraticelli
- The Hidden Room (1991, TV Series)
- The Shower (1992) as Kevin
- The Song Spinner (1995, TV Movie) as Selmo
- Lilies (1996) as Countess de Tilly
- Margie Gillis: Wild Hearts in Strange Times (1996) as Singer / Dancer
- Leonardo: A Dream of Flight (1996, TV Movie) as Leonardo DaVinci
- Whiskers (1997, TV Movie) as Whiskers (voice)
- Due South (1997, TV Series) as Bruce Spender
- Balls Up (1997, TV Movie) as Geoff
- L’histoire de l’Oie (1998, TV Movie) as Maurice (English version)
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999, TV Movie) as Ichabod Crane
- Twice in a Lifetime (2000, TV Series) as Harry
- Deeply (2000) as Porter
- The City (2000, TV Series) as Sam
- Ararat (2002) as Philip
- The Event (2003) as Brian Knight
- Elizabeth Rex (2004, TV Movie) as Ned Lowenscroft
- This Is Wonderland (2005, TV Series)
- Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (2006, TV Mini-Series) as Secretary Balsam
- Lightchasers (2007, Short) as Man
- Romeo and Juliet (2014) as Friar Laurence
- The Whale (2014, Short) as Ryley Crewson
- Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1972)
- Bent (1981)
- Hamlet (1986)
- Cabaret (1987)
- Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love (1990)
- Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993–1995)
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1994)
- Richard II (1995)
- High Life (1996)
- Don Carlos (1998)
- Parade (1998–1999)
- Fiddler on the Roof (2000)
- Larry’s Party (2001)
- King Lear (2004)
- Lord of the Rings (2006)
- The Elephant Man (2007)
- As You Like It (2010)
- Romeo and Juliet (2013)
- Evangeline (2015)
- Twelfth Night (2017)
- The School for Scandal (2017)
Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020) was an American actor and singer. After serving in the United States Marine Corps and taking on a variety of odd jobs, he became an extra for western films, and in little more than a decade he had established himself as a character actor in films such as The China Syndrome (1979), The Thing (1982), Tender Mercies (1983), The Natural (1984), and Cocoon (1985). He was the longtime face of television advertisements for the Quaker Oats Company. He also promoted diabetes education and appeared in related commercials for Liberty Medical.
He joined the Marines during the Korean War and served in the Aleutian Islands for three years. He also worked as a bodyguard for businessman Howard Hughes as well as a ranch hand, wrangler, and blacksmith. He then began shoeing horses for film and television. At the behest of his close friend and fellow actor Robert Duvall, he began acting in the 1960s as a riding extra and stunt man in westerns. n 1979, he told the Los Angeles Times that the most he ever earned in a year as an actor was $20,000. He had no formal training as an actor, and his first experience in acting in front of a live audience was at the Los Angeles Actors’ Theater.
Brimley’s onscreen breakthrough came when he was cast in the popular 1970s television series The Waltons as Walton’s Mountain resident and blacksmith Horace Brimley; he made seven appearances between 1974 and 1977.
His first credited feature film performance was in The China Syndrome (1979)as Ted Spindler, a friend and coworker of plant shift supervisor Jack Godell (portrayed by Jack Lemmon). Later, Brimley made a brief but pivotal appearance in Absence of Malice (1981) as the curmudgeonly, outspoken Assistant Attorney General James A. Wells. In the movie The Thing (1982) he played the role of Blair, the biologist of a group of men at an American research station in Antarctica who encounter a dangerous alien that can perfectly imitate other organisms.
Brimley’s close friend Robert Duvall (who also appeared in The Natural) was instrumental in securing for him the role of Harry in Tender Mercies (1983). Duvall, who had not been getting along with director Bruce Beresford, wanted “somebody down here that’s on my side, somebody that I can relate to.” Beresford felt Brimley was too old for the part but eventually agreed to the casting. Brimley, like Duvall, clashed with the director; during one instance when Beresford tried to advise Brimley on how Harry would behave, Duvall recalled Brimley responding: “Now look, let me tell you something, I’m Harry. Harry’s not over there, Harry’s not over here. Until you fire me or get another actor, I’m Harry, and whatever I do is fine ’cause I’m Harry.”
Brimley then appeared as Pop Fisher, world-weary manager of a slumping baseball team, in The Natural (1984). Brimley appeared in the 1984 film Country as Otis, the patriarch of a family farm, that took a sobering look at farms in crisis in the 1980s. Shortly thereafter, Brimley secured his first leading role in Ron Howard’s Cocoon (1985), portraying Ben Luckett, leader of a group of geriatrics who encounter a magically reinvigorating swimming pool by their retirement home. Brimley was only 49 when he was cast in the role, and turned 50 during filming; he was at least 20 years younger than any of the actors playing the other retirement home residents. In order to look the part, Brimley bleached his hair and moustache to turn them gray, and had wrinkles and liver spots drawn on his face. He also starred in Cocoon: The Return, a 1988 sequel.
Through these and other roles, Brimley became widely known for portraying gruff or stodgy old men, most notably on the 1980s NBC drama series Our House, also starring Deidre Hall, Chad Allen and Shannen Doherty. One exception was when he played William Devasher, sinister head of security for a Mafia-associated law firm, in the Tom Cruise film The Firm (1993).
After portraying the father of Kevin Kline in In & Out (1997), Brimley retreated from Hollywood in favor of involvement in more independent productions. He made an auspicious mainstream comeback with the TNT film Crossfire Trail (2001), co-starring with Tom Selleck (whom he had previously worked with in the 1980s film High Road to China). He played an intimidating United States Postmaster General in a 1997 episode of Seinfeld (“The Junk Mail”), who forces Kramer to end his boycott of the mail service. After several more years of independent film and TV acting, Brimley had a supporting role in Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), making witty exchanges with star Hugh Grant.On August 1, 2020, Brimley died at a hospital in St. George, Utah, at the age of 85. He had been ill with a kidney condition for two months.
Harry & Son
The Hotel New Hampshire
Bob ‘Iowa Bob’
The Stone Boy
Terror in the Aisles
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Director Harold Smith
Shadows on the Wall
End of the Line
Cocoon: The Return
King / Eric
Where the Red Fern Grows: Part II
Uncle Clarence Douvee
Al (Security Guard)
Last of the Dogmen
My Fellow Americans
In & Out
Dr. David Wetherly
A Place to Grow
Summer of the Monkeys
Grandpa Sam Ferrans
PC and the Web
The Road Home
The Path of the Wind
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Timber the Treasure Dog
Murder in Space
Dr. Andrew McCallister
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
Thompson’s Last Run
Act of Vengeance
Billy the Kid
Governor Lew Wallace
US Marshal Winston Patrick Culler
The Boys of Twilight
Deputy Bill Huntoon
Walker, Texas Ranger
Episode: “War Zone”
Admiral Troy Davis
The Good Old Boys
US Postmaster General Henry Atkins
Episode: “The Junk Mail”
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Deputy Ambrose Scraggs
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Late night talk show
Awards and nominations
|1987||CableACE Awards||Actor in a Movie or Miniseries||Act of Vengeance||Nominated|
|2005||Golden Boot Awards||Golden Boot||N/A||Won|
|2013||Maverick Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor: Short||Masque||Nominated|
Sir Alan William Parker (14 February 1944 – 31 July 2020) was an English filmmaker. His early career, beginning in his late teens, was spent as a copywriter and director of television advertisements. After about ten years of filming adverts, many of which won awards for creativity, he began screenwriting and directing films.
Parker was known for using a wide range of filmmaking styles and working in different genres. He directed musicals, including Bugsy Malone (1976), Fame (1980), Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982), The Commitments (1991) and Evita (1996); true-story dramas, including Midnight Express (1978), Mississippi Burning (1988), Come See the Paradise (1990) and Angela’s Ashes (1999); family dramas, including Shoot the Moon (1982), and horrors and thrillers including Angel Heart (1987) and The Life of David Gale (2003).
His films won nineteen BAFTA awards, ten Golden Globes and six Academy Awards. His film Birdy was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the Top Ten Films of 1984, and won the Grand Prix Spécial du Jury prize at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival. Parker was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his services to the British film industry and knighted in 2002. He was active in both British cinema and American cinema, along with being a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and lecturing at various film schools.
In 2000 he received the Royal Photographic Society Lumière Award for major achievement in cinematography, video or animation. In 2013 he received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, the highest honour the British Film Academy can give a filmmaker. Parker donated his personal archive to the British Film Institute’s National Archive in 2015.
Parker was married twice; first to Annie Inglis from 1966 until their divorce in 1992, and then to producer Lisa Moran, to whom he was married until his death.He had five children, including screenwriter Nathan Parker.
Parker died in London on 31 July 2020 at age 76, following a lengthy illness
Parker was nominated for eight BAFTA awards, three Golden Globes and two Oscars. He was a founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain and lectured at film schools around the world. In 1985, the British Academy awarded him the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema. Parker was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1995 Birthday Honours and Knight Bachelor in the 2002 New Year Honours for services to the film industry. In 1999 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Directors Guild of Great Britain. He became chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film Institute (BFI) in 1998 and in 1999 was appointed the first chairman of the newly formed UK Film Council.
In 2005 Parker received an honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Sunderland of which his long-time associate Lord Puttnam is chancellor. In 2004 he was the Chairman of the Jury at the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.In 2013 he was awarded the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award “in recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image”, which is the highest honour the British Academy can bestow.
The British Film Institute (BFI) produced a tribute to Parker in September and October 2015 with an event titled “Focus on Sir Alan Parker” which included multiple screenings of his films and an on-stage interview of Parker by producer David Puttnam. The event coincided and marked the donation his entire working archive to the BFI National Archive.
|1974||Our Cissy||short films|
|1975||The Evacuees||TV film|
|No Hard Feelings||TV film|
|1982||Shoot the Moon|
|Pink Floyd – The Wall|
|1986||A Turnip Head’s Guide to British Cinema||documentary|
|1990||Come See the Paradise|
|1994||The Road to Wellville|
|2003||The Life of David Gale|
Reni Santoni (April 21, 1939 – August 1, 2020) was an American film, television and voice actor. He was noted for playing Poppie on the television sitcom Seinfeld, Tony Gonzales in Cobra, and Chico González in Dirty Harry.
Santoni was born in New York City on April 21, 1939.His family was of Corsican and Spanish descent.He began his career in Off-Broadway theatre, writing the play Raisin’ Hell in the Son which premiered in 1962.
antoni’s first significant film role was an uncredited appearance in the 1964 film The Pawnbroker (starring Rod Steiger),in which he played a junkie trying to sell a radio to the title character (using anti-Semitic slurs to no effect). His first leading role was as a young actor in Enter Laughing.He was cast into the role of delivery boy David Kolowitz after being scouted by Carl Reiner; the film was a semi-autobiographical story about the latter. Santoni went on to play Inspector “Chico” González in the 1971 film Dirty Harry. His character, who is a newcomer detective and college graduate in sociology, was initially dismissed by the title character as “a college boy”. He ultimately uttered the memorable phrase, “No wonder they call him Dirty Harry; [he] always gets the shit end of the stick”.
Santoni again collaborated with Reiner in the comedic homage to film noir Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982). His other film roles during this decade included prison official Ramon Herrera in Bad Boys (1983), as well as Detective Tony Gonzales in the action film Cobra (1986) opposite Sylvester Stallone. He featured in the short-lived series Sanchez of Bel Air and Manimal, in which he played Nick Rivera. He was described by Tracy Newman as having a completely different personality from the characters he played, which were most frequently cops, crime lords, or judges. She noted his reputation among friends as being “the funniest guy in the room”.
Santoni made guest appearances on television shows such as Barnaby Jones, Lou Grant, Hawaii Five-O, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hill Street Blues, The Odd Couple and Midnight Caller. In 1973, Santoni played a junior partner on Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. His most notable later role was as Poppie, the bombastic, anti abortion, neurotic, and very unhygienic restaurateur in Seinfeld.Santoni was married to Lisa James. He then had a long-term relationship with actress and director Betty Thomas, and a son named Nic.
Santoni died on August 1, 2020 at a hospice in Los Angeles at the age of 81. He had several health issues during his last years, including cancer.
- Strangers in the City (1962) – Scrounge
- The Pawnbroker (1964) – Junkie Selling Radio
- Enter Laughing (1967) – David Kolowitz
- A Great Big Thing (1968) – Vinny Shea
- Anzio (1968) – Pvt. Movie
- Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969) – Max
- The Student Nurses (1970) – Victor Charlie
- The Odd Couple (1970) – (Season 1 Episode 15) Ernie Wilson, the football player
- Dirty Harry (1971) – Inspector Chico Gonzalez
- I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977) – Hobbs
- They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (1978) – Billy Joe
- Hawaii Five-O (1978) Episode: “A Death in the Family” – Jimmy Rego
- Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) – Carlos Rodriguez
- Bad Boys (1983) – Ramon Herrera
- Brewster’s Millions (1985) – Vin Rapelito
- Radioactive Dreams (1985) – ‘Red’ Hairstylist / Adult Harold
- Summer Rental (1985) – Announcer
- Cobra (1986) – Sergeant Tony Gonzales
- The Pick-up Artist (1987) – Man in Train Station
- Bright Lights, Big City (1988, voice)
- The Package (1989) – Chicago Police Lieutenant
- Cat Chaser (1989) – Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Men Don’t Tell (1992) – Rueben the Bartender
- Groundhog Day (1993) – voice of State Trooper
- The Brady Bunch Movie (1995) – Police Officer
- The Late Shift (1996) – John Agoglia
- Private Parts (1997) – Vallesecca
- Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) – Cop
- Dr. Dolittle (1998) – voice of Rat #1
- 28 Days (2000) – Daniel
- Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001) – voice of Rat #1
- Kingpin (2003, mini series) – General Valdez
- Gang Warz (2004) – Father Luis
- Irene in Time (2009) – Sam
- Miami vice, season 4, ep. Badge of dishonor. He plays Lt. Arturo Dominguez
Grant Masaru Imahara (October 23, 1970 – July 13, 2020) was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, television host, and actor. He was best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, on which he designed and built numerous robots and specialized in operating computers and electronics to test myths.
Imahara began his career at Lucasfilm, where he worked in the THX division as an engineer and in the Industrial Light & Magic division in visual effects. His work has been featured in films from franchises such as Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Matrix, and Terminator. His first foray into television was on the robot combat series BattleBots, for which he designed and competed with his robot Deadblow and later returned as a judge. In 2005, Imahara joined the cast of Mythbusters as a member of the Build Team, appearing in over 200 episodes of the series until his departure in 2014. In 2010, he designed the animatronic “robot skeleton” Geoff Peterson to serve as a sidekick on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He starred in the 2016 Netflix series White Rabbit Project alongside his MythBusters co-stars Kari Byron and Tory Belleci.
Imahara died on July 13, 2020, at the age of 49, after suffering a ruptured intracranial aneurysm.
In December 2016, Imahara became engaged to his long-time girlfriend, costume designer and actress Jennifer Newman. The two did not marry.
Imahara mentored the robotics team at Richmond High School in California while working for LucasFilm’s VFX.
Imahara died on July 13, 2020, at the age of 49, after suffering a ruptured, previously undiagnosed intracranial aneurysm while at dinner with his girlfriend in a home in Los Angeles.
On October 23, 2020, which would have been his 50th birthday, the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation was announced by his mother, professional colleagues, and friends.It provides mentorship, grants and scholarships to underserved youth pursuing STEM-related fields.
Several months after his death, BattleBots co-founder Greg Munson stated on an episode of “The Adam Savage Project” podcast that it had renamed its “Best Design Award” to the “Grant Imahara Best Design Award” as a tribute to Imahara’s legacy.
Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (October 13, 1962 – July 12, 2020), better known by her stage name Kelly Preston, was an American actress and model. She appeared in more than 60 television and film productions, including Mischief (1985), Twins (1988), Jerry Maguire (1996), and For Love of the Game (1999). She was married to John Travolta, with whom she collaborated on the comedy film The Experts (1989) and the biographical film Gotti (2018). She also starred in the films SpaceCamp (1986), The Cat in the Hat (2003), What a Girl Wants (2003), Sky High (2005), and Old Dogs (2009).
Kelly Kamalelehua Smith (the middle name “Kamalelehua” means “garden of lehuas” in Hawaiian)was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her mother, Linda, was an administrator of a mental health center. Her father, who worked for an agricultural firm, drowned when Preston was three years old.Her mother subsequently married Peter Palzis, a personnel director. He adopted Preston, and she used his name at the start of her acting career. She also had a younger half-brother, Chris Palzis.
As a child, Preston lived in Iraq,and also Australia,where she attended Pembroke Schoolin Adelaide .She then attended Punahou School in Honolulu (at the same time as Barack Obama, who also graduated there in 1979), and studied drama and theater at the University of Southern California.
While living in Australia, Preston was discovered at age 16 by a fashion photographer who helped her get work in commercials and other small parts. He arranged her first film audition for the role of Emmeline in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which she lost to the younger Brooke Shields. At that time she changed her last name to Preston.
Her first prominent film roles came in 1985—first as Marilyn McCauley in romantic comedy teen flick Mischief; then as the beautiful but shallow Deborah Ann Fimple in another teen romantic comedy, Secret Admirer. Her other roles included SpaceCamp (1986), Twins (1988) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, Avery Bishop in Jerry Maguire (1996) with Tom Cruise, Jane Aubrey in For Love of the Game with Kevin Costner and Kate Newell, and in Holy Man (1998) with Eddie Murphy and Jeff Goldblum. In 1997, she starred in Nothing to Lose, which co-starred Tim Robbins and Martin Lawrence, although Lawrence and Preston did not receive screen credit. She also starred in the movie Jack Frost (1998).
Preston played the girlfriend of her husband John Travolta‘s character Terl in the film Battlefield Earth (2000), and received “Worst Supporting Actress” at the 21st Golden Raspberry Awards for her role in the film. She appeared as the protagonist’s flying, superhero mother in the film Sky High (2005).
In 2004, Preston was in the Maroon 5 music video “She Will Be Loved”, which featured a love triangle and romantic scenes between Preston and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine. Preston appeared in the crime thriller Death Sentence (2007), in which she played Helen Hume, the wife of Kevin Bacon’s character Nick. In 2008, she was cast in a television pilot called Suburban Shootout,and had a short term recurring role in Medium.
Preston starred in the Lifetime television film The Tenth Circle (2008), directed by Peter Markle. It was shot in Nova Scotia and featured Ron Eldard, Britt Robertson, Michael Riley, Jamie Johnston and Geordie Brown.
Preston was a spokeswoman for Neutrogena, appearing in its print and television ads.
Preston’s final red carpet appearance came at the New York City premiere of her husband’s motion picture Gotti in 2018.
Preston’s final film role will be in the comedy-drama Off the Rails, which is set to be released in 2021.
Preston was married to actor Kevin Gage from 1985 until their divorce in 1987. She also had a relationship with George Clooney in the late 1980s. She was briefly engaged to Charlie Sheen in 1990, but ended the relationship shortly after he allegedly shot her in the arm. In a 2011 interview with TMZ, Preston said that Sheen did not shoot her.
Preston first met John Travolta in 1987 while filming The Experts. They married in 1991, traveling to Paris on an Air France Concorde for a wedding ceremony at the Hotel de Crillon (on the Place de la Concorde) on September 5, 1991. However, a second ceremony was required because the first, performed by a French Scientology minister (both Preston and Travolta were Scientologists), was considered invalid. The second ceremony took place on September 12 in Daytona Beach, Florida.Preston and Travolta had three children: son Jett (April 13, 1992 – January 2, 2009), daughter Ella Bleu (born 2000), and a second son, Benjamin (born 2010).Preston remained a Scientologist until her death.
On July 12, 2020, Preston died at the age of 57 in Clearwater, Florida, two years after she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.Her diagnosis had been kept quiet and was not widely publicized. Preston had been receiving treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; she had also been treated at other medical centers.Her death was announced in an Instagram post under an account belonging to John Travolta and Ella Bleu.
|1983||10 to Midnight||Doreen|
|Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn||Dhyana|
|Secret Admirer||Deborah Anne Fimple|
|52 Pick-Up||Cynthia “Cini” Frazier|
|1987||Love at Stake||Sara Lee|
|A Tiger’s Tale||Shirley Butts|
|Amazon Women on the Moon||Violet||Segment: “Titan Man”|
|1992||Only You||Amanda Hughes|
|1994||Double Cross||Vera Blanchard|
|Love Is a Gun||Jean Starr|
|1995||Mrs. Munck||Young Rose Munck|
|Waiting to Exhale||Kathleen||Uncredited cameo|
|From Dusk till Dawn||Newscaster Kelly Houge|
|Jerry Maguire||Avery Bishop|
|1997||Addicted to Love||Linda|
|Nothing to Lose||Ann Beam|
|1998||Holy Man||Kate Newell|
|Welcome to Hollywood||Herself||Documentary film|
|Junket Whore||Documentary film|
|Jack Frost||Gabby Frost|
|1999||For Love of the Game||Jane Aubrey|
|2001||Daddy and Them||Rose|
|2003||View from the Top||Sherry|
|What a Girl Wants||Libby Reynolds|
|The Cat in the Hat||Joan Walden|
|Return to Sender||Susan Kennan|
|2005||Sky High||Josie Stronghold / Jetstream|
|2006||Broken Bridges||Angela Delton|
|2007||Death Sentence||Helen Hume|
|2009||Old Dogs||Vicki Greer|
|2010||The Last Song||Kim Miller|
|Casino Jack||Pam Abramoff|
|2021||Off the Rails||Cassie||Completed; posthumous release|
|1980||Hawaii Five-O||Wendy||Episode: “For Old Times Sake”|
|1982||Capitol||Gillian McCandless||Episode: “Pilot”|
|1983||Quincy M.E.||Ginger Reeves||Episode: “On Dying High”|
|The Renegades||Lisa Primus||Episode: “Back to School”|
|CHiPs||Anna||Episode: “Things That Go Creep in the Night”|
|1983–1984||For Love and Honor||Mary Lee||Regular role (12 episodes)|
|1984||Riptide||Sherry Meyers||Episode: “The Hardcase”|
|Blue Thunder||Amy Braddock||Episode: “The Long Flight”|
|1990||Tales from the Crypt||Linda||Episode: “The Switch”|
|1991||The Perfect Bride||Laura||Television film|
|1993||The American Clock||Diana Marley||Television film|
|1994||Cheyenne Warrior||Rebecca Carver||Television film|
|2000||Bar Hopping||Bebe||Television film|
|2001||Fear Factor||Herself||Episode: “First Celebrity Fear Factor”|
|2004||Joey||Donna Di Gregorio||Episodes: “Joey and the Dream Girl: Parts 1 & 2”|
|2005||Fat Actress||Quinn Taylor Scott|
|2006||Legends Ball||Herself||Television documentary film|
|2008||Medium||Meghan Doyle||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|The Tenth Circle||Laura Stone||Television film|
|2010||Kirstie Alley’s Big Life||Herself||Episode: “Oh Rats! It’s My Birthday!”|
|2016||CSI: Cyber||Greer Latimore||Recurring role (3 episodes)|
|2013||The Stafford Project||Tabitha||Episode: “White Secret”|
Charles Edward Daniels (October 28, 1936 – July 6, 2020) was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He was best known for his number-one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”. Much of his output, including all but one of his eight Billboard Hot 100 charting singles, was credited to the Charlie Daniels Band.
Daniels was active as a singer and musician from the 1950s until his death. He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002,the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
Daniels married Hazel Juanita Alexander on September 20, 1964. They had one child, a son, Charles Edward Daniels Jr. An avid University of Tennessee sports fan, Daniels enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. He was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and performed on their videos.
Daniels suffered a major arm injury on January 30, 1980, while digging fence post holes on his farm near Mount Juliet. He suffered three complete breaks in his right arm and two broken fingers when his shirtsleeve caught on a spinning auger. The injury required surgery and sidelined him for four months.
Daniels was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2001.On January 15, 2010, Daniels was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado. He was released two days later. During a doctor visit on March 25, 2013, Daniels was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to a Nashville hospital for a series of routine tests. The tests revealed that a pacemaker was needed to regulate his heart rate. One was put in on March 28, and Daniels was released from hospital within days.
Daniels died on July 6, 2020, at the age of 83 of a hemorrhagic stroke at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN.
- Heartworn Highways (1976) … Himself
- Murder in Music City aka The County Western Murders (1979) … Himself
- Urban Cowboy (1980) … Himself
- Saturday Night Live (1982) … Himself (Musical Guest)
- The Fall Guy (1983) … Himself
- The Lone Star Kid (1985) … Vernon Matthews
- Murder, She Wrote (1987) … Stoney Carmichael
- Charlie Daniels’ Talent Roundup (1994) … Himself (Host)
- King of the Hill (2000) … Himself (2 Episodes)
- 18 Wheels of Justice (2000) … Frank Schooler
- The Legend Lives On: A Tribute to Bill Monroe (2003) … Himself
- Fox NFL Sunday (2005) – Super Bowl XXXIX Pregame Show … Himself
- Veggietales (2005) … Himself (Musical Guest) (“Minnesota Cuke and the search for Samson’s hairbrush”)
- Dinner: Impossible (2008) … Himself
- Poliwood (2009) … Himself
- A Twin Pines Christmas (2009) … Himself
- Sweet Home Alabama: The Southern Rock Saga (2012) … Himself
- Iron Will: Veterans Battle With PTSD (2016) … Himself
- Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs (2017) … Himself
Benjamin” Ruben Armand “Benny” Mardones (November 9, 1946 – June 29, 2020) was an American pop/rock singer and songwriter noted for his hit single “Into the Night,”which hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice, in 1980 (#11) and again in 1989 (#20).
Benny Mardones was born Benjamin Ruben Armand Mardones on November 9, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, Ruben Sr., who was originally from Santiago, Chile, left the family when Benny was an infant and returned to Chile. Mardones had a sister, two half-brothers, and two half-sisters who live in Chile.
Mardones grew up in Savage, Maryland, and graduated from Howard High School in Ellicott City, Maryland in 1964. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school and served in the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he moved to New York City to pursue his singing and songwriting career, and composed several songs with writing partner Alan Miles.
Mardones began his career as a songwriter, writing songs for people like Brenda Lee and Chubby Checker. He demoed the songs he wrote, and Tommy Mottola suggested that he record his own songs. From that point he wrote and recorded over 100 songs.Mardones’ band was the Hurricanes.On October 4, 2011, he married his third wife, Jane Braemer, originally from Denmark, and they resided in Menifee, California. Mardones had a son, Michael (born 1985), from a previous marriage.
Mardones was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000, but continued to tour and perform until the mid-2010s. In July 2018, he underwent deep brain stimulation to reduce his motor symptoms, but complications from multiple surgeries resulted in coordination issues that resulted in repeated falls and hip injuries.
Mardones died at age 73 from complications of the disease on June 29, 2020
- 1978: Thank God for Girls
- 1980: Never Run, Never Hide
- 1981: Too Much to Lose
- 1986: American Dreams (Benny Mardones & the Hurricanes)
- 1989: Benny Mardones
- 1996: Stand By Your Man
- 1998: Bless a Brand New Angel
- 2002: A Journey Through Time
- 2006: Let’s Hear It for Love
- 2015: Timeless (Benny Mardones & the Hurricanes)
- 2007: Turning Stone Live 2006
- 2008: Extended Versions (Live)
- 2008: Turning Stone Live 2007
- 2009: Turning Stone Live 2008
- 2010: Turning Stone Live 2009
1980: Live Sides
2013: The Lost Tapes
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (Welch; 20 March 1917 – 18 June 2020) was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War. She was widely referred to as the “Forces’ Sweetheart” and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are “We’ll Meet Again”, “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover”, “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” and “There’ll Always Be an England”.
She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the United Kingdom and the United States, and recording such hits as “Auf Wiederseh’n, Sweetheart” and her UK number-one single “My Son, My Son”. Her last single, “I Love This Land”, was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at the age of 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart with the compilation album We’ll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn. In 2014, she released the collection Vera Lynn: National Treasure and in 2017, she released Vera Lynn 100, a compilation album of hits to commemorate her centenary—it was a No. 3 hit, making her the first centenarian performer to have a Top 10 album in the charts. By the time of her death in 2020 she had been active in the music industry for 96 years.
Lynn devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She was held in great affection by Second World War veterans and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.
Vera Lynn died on 18 June 2020 at her home in East Sussex aged 103. Tributes to Lynn were led by the Royal Family, with Queen Elizabeth II sending private condolences to Lynn’s family and Clarence House issuing tributes from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Leader of the Opposition, Sir Keir Starmer, also led with tributes in Parliament, while musicians like Sir Paul McCartney and Katherine Jenkins and public figures like Captain Tom Moore discussed her profound impact. On the day of her death, regular programming on the BBC was stopped in order to air tributes to the singer.The Band of the Coldstream Guards convened the same day to play her song “We’ll Meet Again”. After Lynn’s death, Jenkins began campaigning to erect a statue of her by the White Cliffs of Dover, a location referenced in another of her famous songs.
During the Second World War, Lynn lived with her parents in a house she had bought in 1938 at 24 Upney Lane, Barking. In 1941, Lynn married Harry Lewis, a clarinetist, saxophonist and fellow member of Ambrose’s orchestra whom she had met two years earlier. They rented another house in Upney Lane, near her parents’ house. Lewis became Lynn’s manager prior to 1950, after leaving his own career behind.
After the Second World War, Lynn and Lewis moved to Finchley, north London. The couple lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, from the early 1960s onwards, living next door to their daughter.
The couple had one child in March 1946, Virginia Penelope Anne Lewis (now Lewis-Jones).Her husband died in 1998. Lynn said her reason for only having one child was so that she could carry on working, since she would have been unable to do so had she had more children.
Lynn was given a military funeral, which was held on 10 July 2020 in East Sussex. The procession made its way from her home in Ditchling to the Woodvale Crematorium in Brighton; it was widely attended by the public. Ditchling was decorated with poppies, a symbol of military remembrance. Ahead of the funeral, the White Cliffs of Dover had images of Lynn projected onto them, as “We’ll Meet Again” was being played across the English Channel. Her cortege was accompanied by members of the Royal Air Force, the British Army, the Royal Navy, and the Royal British Legion, as well as the Battle of Britain Spitfire flypast, which followed the cortege and passed over Ditchling three times (10 July 2020 was the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain). Her coffin was draped in a Union Flag with a wreath. At the family service at the Woodvale Crematorium chapel, she was serenaded by a Royal Marine bugler. Her family have said a public memorial service will be organised for some time in the future.
In 1976, Lynn received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.She received the Freedom of the City of London in 1978.In 2000, she received a “Spirit of the 20th Century” Award in a nationwide poll in which she won 21% of the vote.A street named in her honour, Vera Lynn Close, is situated in Forest Gate, London.She was awarded the honorary degree of Master of Music (M.Mus) in 1992 by the University of London.
In 2018, Lynn received the Outstanding Contribution to Music award at the Classic Brit Awards. In January 2019, it was reported that The London Mint Office had commissioned acclaimed Norwegian artist Ross Kolby to paint a portrait of Dame Vera. The painting was unveiled on 13 January 2020 and hangs in the Royal Albert Hall in London where Dame Vera performed on 52 occasions.
Lynn’s visit to the Burma front during the Second World War was included in the British television documentary series The World at War in 1974 and narrated by Lord Olivier. A short interview made for the documentary is included in Episode 14, “It’s A Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma 1942–1944”.
On their 1979 album The Wall, Pink Floyd released a song titled “Vera”, referencing Vera Lynn and the song “We’ll Meet Again” with the lyrics “Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? / Remember how she said that / We would meet again / Some sunny day?”. “We’ll Meet Again” was also used as an intro to the live performances of The Wall in 1980 and 1981 (as can be heard on Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980–81). The 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall opens with “The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot” performed by Lynn.
The ending of Stanley Kubrick’s black comedy film about the triggering of World War III (and the nuclear annihilation of civilization), Dr. Strangelove, shows several minutes of nuclear explosions, with a musical accompaniment of the 1953 version of We’ll Meet Again with Vera Lynn and an armed services chorus.
A preserved example of the WD Austerity 2-10-0 class of steam locomotives at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is named Dame Vera Lynn. One of two new boats for the Woolwich Ferry service, which were delivered via Tilbury in autumn 2018, was named Dame Vera Lynn in her honour.
On his 2018 album Would You Still Be in Love, Anthony Green released a song titled “Vera Lynn” that referenced her songs “We’ll Meet Again” and “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square“.
Christopher Ryan Pask (June 11, 1985 – June 2, 2020) known professionally as Chris Trousdale, was an American singer and actor. He was a member of The Broadway Kids and the boy band Dream Street, working with Jesse McCartney, Frankie J. Galasso, Gregory Raposo, and Matt Ballinger.
Trousdale began his Broadway career when he was eight years old, touring with the production of Les Misérables, where he starred alongside Ashley Tisdale. He was later cast as Friedrich von Trapp in the 1998 Broadway revival of The Sound of Music.After a successful run, he moved to New York City at the age of ten, to join the Broadway production of the play with Ricky Martin and Lea Michele of Glee. While in New York, he joined the well known children’s group The Broadway Kids (past members include Christy Carlson Romano, Jenna Ushkowitz, Gregory Raposo, and Lacey Chabert) and performed in popular plays such as Beauty and the Beast (musical), The Wizard of Oz (1987 musical), and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Trousdale went on to record “Kissless Christmas” and “Wild Christmas” for School’s Out! Christmas album in addition to the popular duets with the girl group Play (rendition of “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”) and solo artist Nikki Cleary (remake of the Grease track “You’re the One That I Want”), which were huge hits on Radio Disney. However, shortly after his solo career started to take off, Trousdale put his career on hold in 2006 and moved back home to Michigan to take care of his ailing mother.
In 2012, Trousdale auditioned on The Voice.
On June 30, 2014, Trousdale announced via Twitter that he had joined the Spectra Music Group to work on his solo album.
On June 2, 2020, Trousdale died at a hospital in Burbank, California, at the age of 34 due to complications from COVID-19.
On June 11, 2020, what would have been his 35th birthday, his former Dream Street bandmates reunited online for a virtual acoustic performance of their hit song “It Happens Every Time” in Trousdale’s memory.
|2002||The Biggest Fan||Himself|
|2008||The Candlelight Murders||Ed Dines|
|2020||A New York Christmas Wedding||Wedding Singer||Posthumous release|
|2011||Days of Our Lives||Cory||1 episode|
|Shake It Up||Justin Starr||Episode: “Age It Up”|
|2015||Austin & Ally||Rupert||Episode: “Burdens and Boynado”|
|2016||Lucifer||Young band boy||Episode: Pilot|
Florence Margaret “Peggy” Pope (May 15, 1929 – May 27, 2020)was an American actress of stage, television and film.
Pope made many acting appearances, including in such series as The Trials of O’Brien, Bewitched, and Barney Miller. Her national professional debut came in a touring troupe of Mister Roberts.
Pope was married once; the union ended in divorce.
At one time, when Pope was unable to find steady acting work, she and fellow actress Renée Taylor began a furniture business, refinishing and selling items that they found along sidewalks.
Upon her death, she was cremated at the Northern Colorado Crematory in Greeley, Colorado; her ashes were later scattered.
Pope won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1968 for her performance in Muzeeka. She has guest starred on numerous television series, including Bewitched, Hart to Hart, Eight Is Enough, Barney Miller (in 6 episodes), Soap, The Golden Girls, Hope & Faith and Law & Order.
Kenneth Charles Osmond (June 7, 1943 – May 18, 2020) was an American actor and police officer. Beginning a career as a child actor at the age of four, Osmond played the role of Eddie Haskell on the late 1950s to early 1960s television situation comedy Leave It to Beaver and reprised it on the 1980s revival series The New Leave It to Beaver. Typecast by the role, he found it hard to get other acting work and became a Los Angeles police officer. After retiring from police work, he resumed his acting career.However, he found himself typecast as Eddie Haskell and had difficulty finding steady work.In 2008, Osmond told radio host Stu Shostak in a radio interview, “I was very much typecast. It’s a death sentence. In Hollywood you get typecast. I’m not complaining because Eddie’s been too good to me, but I found work hard to come by. In 1968, I bought my first house, in ’69 I got married, and we were going to start a family and I needed a job, so I went out and signed up for the LAPD.”
In 1970, Osmond joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and grew a mustache in an effort to remain relativity anonymous among average citizens, although not his co-workers. He worked as a motorcycle officer.
On September 20, 1980, Osmond was struck by five bullets while in a foot chase with a suspected car thief.He was protected from four of the bullets by his bullet-resistant vest, with the fifth bullet ricocheting off his belt buckle. The shooting was later dramatized in a November 1992 episode of the CBS series Top Cops.Osmond applied for a disability pension in 1984, but after an evidentiary hearing in 1986, the Los Angeles Board of Pension Commissioners denied his request by a 4–2 vote.[Osmond appealed the determination to the Superior Court and in 1988 a judge overturned the Board’s denial and awarded Osmond a lifetime pension, and he retired from the force.
In the early 1970s, a story was widely reported that Osmond had become rock star Alice Cooper. According to Cooper, the rumor began when a college newspaper editor asked him what kind of kid he was, to which Cooper replied, “I was obnoxious, disgusting, a real Eddie Haskell”. However, the story ended up reporting that Cooper was the real Eddie Haskell. Cooper would later tell the New Times, “It was the biggest rumor that ever came out about me. Finally, I got a T-shirt that said ‘No, I am not Eddie Haskell.’ But people still believed it.”
Another widely reported urban legend of the 1970s was that Osmond had grown up to become adult film star John Holmes.The story apparently began when fan magazines falsely reported that Osmond had embarked on such a career.The rumor was dispelled when a Los Angeles movie theater lit up its marquee advertising “Eddie Haskell of TV in ‘Behind the Green Door‘ – X-rated”, prompting Osmond himself, then an LAPD officer, to go to the theater to request that the manager remove his name from the marquee.Osmond testified at his disability hearing in 1986 that in 1971 he was called into LAPD Internal Affairs and asked to disrobe to prove he was not John Holmes.
Lynn Shelton (August 27, 1965 – May 16, 2020) was an American filmmaker, known for writing, directing, and producing such films as Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister.Shelton came out as bisexual in 2012. She was married to actor Kevin Seal, with whom she had a son, Milo Seal.Shelton was in a relationship with Marc Maron at the time of her death
Shelton had wanted to be a director, but was worried that being in her mid-30s, it was too late to begin. When she saw French director Claire Denis speak at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum in 2003, Denis revealed she was 40 when she directed her first feature film, and that revelation made Shelton realize that she still had plenty of time.
In 2004, Shelton began writing and directing her first feature film, We Go Way Back. Described as “polished” and “impressionistic”, the film depicts a 23-year-old actress, Kate, confronted by her 13-year-old self. The dialog between the older and younger Kates begins in memory, and then climaxes in an apparitional experience with the specter of her own, repressed, precocious youth. We Go Way Back premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2006.
In 2008, Shelton’s dark comedy My Effortless Brilliance played at South by Southwest and Maryland Film Festival.
Her film Humpday premiered at Sundance, was acquired by Magnolia Pictures, and has been shown at Cannes, SIFF, South by Southwest and other film festivals. It opened in theaters in New York and Seattle on July 10, 2009.
Her film Your Sister’s Sister premiered in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film starred Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Mark Duplass. When asked about exploring the relationship between sisters in a 2012 interview with FF2 Media’s Jan Lisa Huttner, Shelton said:
Everybody has had that experience of going home for Thanksgiving and starting to act ten years old again because they’re in the same situation with their parents and their siblings. So you get back into this rut again of who you were when you were first becoming a grownup. It’s not until you get out that you can break out of those bonds, but we still get trapped by them when we return.
Touchy Feely premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2013, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. It starred Rosemarie DeWitt, Allison Janney, and Elliot Page.
Laggies was the first film Shelton directed that she had not also written. The film starred Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz, and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it was acquired by A24 Films.
In 2015, Shelton was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Director’s Branch.
In 2017, her film Outside In premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. It starred Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, and Ben Schwartz.
Her 2019 comedy Sword of Trust had its world premiere at South by Southwest. In it, Cynthia (Jillian Bell) inherits a sword from her deceased grandfather, which he believed proves the South won the Civil War.
Shelton directed episodes for TV shows since 2009 including The Good Place, GLOW, New Girl, Mad Men, Casual and, in 2020, the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon.
Shelton described her approach to comedy as doing the opposite:
When we were on set, it was really essential that none of us—not the actors or myself either—think that we’re in “a comedy,” because that’s when I find (especially with improvisation) you start reaching for jokes. You start sort of “soft-shoeing,” and trying to entertain people, and I don’t want that. I want us to just always be playing to the truth of the scene and I really have no idea how many laughs there are going to be. We’re playing it so straight that it’s really hard to tell the forest for the trees.
A week prior to her death, Shelton revealed she was in the process of co-writing a dramatic film with Marc Maron.
|2006||We Go Way Back|
|2008||What the Funny|
|2008||My Effortless Brilliance|
|2011||Your Sister’s Sister|
|2019||Sword of Trust|
|2008||Nights and Weekends||Mattie’s sister|
|2011||The Off Hours||Danielle|
|2012||Safety Not Guaranteed||Uptight Mom|
|2019||Sword of Trust||Deirdre|
As film editor
- Outpatient (2002)
- 8 Minutes to Love (2004)
- Afternoon Delight (2004)
- Hedda Gabler (2004)
- Hello (2005)
- We Go Way Back (2006)
- Diggers (2007)
- My Effortless Brilliance (2008)
- My Effortless Brilliance (2008)
- Humpday (2009)
|2010||Mad Men||Episode: “Hands and Knees”|
|2012||Ben and Kate||Episode: “The Trip”|
|2012–14||New Girl||5 episodes|
|2014–15||The Mindy Project||2 episodes|
|2015–16||Fresh Off the Boat||7 episodes|
|2015||Master of None||2 episodes|
|2016||Shameless||Episode: “Paradise Lost”|
|2017||Marc Maron: Too Real||Stand Up special|
|2018–19||A.P. Bio||2 episodes|
|2019||The Morning Show||Episode: “That Woman”|
|2020||Marc Maron: End Times Fun||Stand up special|
|2020||Little Fires Everywhere||4 episodes|
Frank Bielec (Born: September 24, 1947 – Sealy Texas – Died: May 15, 2020 – Houston) was an American interior designer and artist from Katy, Texas, best known for his work on TLC’s Trading Spaces, Trading Spaces: Family, Trading Spaces: Home Free, Trading Spaces: Boys vs. Girls, Trading Spaces: We’re Back, Trading Spaces: 100 Grand, The Best Of Trading Spaces, Training Spaces, While You Were Out and Elf Sparkle and the Special Red Dress.
Bielec worked as an award-winning elementary school teacher in art and social studies. He then became a florist for 20 years. He joined the TLC show from 2000-2008 and then again in its 2018, two season revival. His unplanned audition for the show came during a Nashville convention on decorative paint when he served as a replacement for demonstrator who was ill. A producer from Home & Garden TV was in the audience and tapped him for the role. It was on Trading Spaces that Bielec worked with industry names including Ty Pennington and Vern Yip.
Bielec and his wife founded the Mosey ‘N Me craft company in 1989; the couple also wrote books and pamphlets: Mosey ‘N Me the Book, The Four Seasons and Mosey ‘N Me the Sequel.
Siegfried & Roy
Fischbacher and Horn were born and raised in Germany. They moved to the United States and became naturalized citizens in 1988
|Other names||Masters of the Impossible
|Known for||Stage acts involving big cats|
|Born||June 13, 1939
Rosenheim, Gau Munich-Upper Bavaria, German Reich
|Died||January 13, 2021 (aged 81)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Birth name||Uwe Ludwig Horn|
|Born||October 3, 1944
Nordenham, Gau Weser-Ems, Greater German Reich
|Died||May 8, 2020 (aged 75)
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Siegfried Fischbacher was born in Rosenheim on June 13, 1939, to Martin and Maria Fischbacher. His mother was a housewife, and his father a professional painter who during World War II ended up as a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union. Fischbacher purchased a book about magic tricks as a child and began to practice illusions. He moved to Italy in 1956 and started work at a hotel.
Eventually, Fischbacher found work performing magic on the ship TS Bremen under the stage name Delmare. While performing aboard the ship, he met Horn and asked him to assist him during a show.Fischbacher and Horn were fired from the TS Bremen for bringing a live cheetah onto the ship, but were scouted by a cruise line based in New York and began performing together as a duo
Roy was born Uwe Ludwig Horn on October 3, 1944, in Nordenham, in the midst of bomb attacks, to Johanna Horn. His father died in World War II, and his mother married a construction worker after the war ended. She later began work in a factory. Horn had three brothers: Manfred, Alfred, and Werner. Horn became interested in animals at a very young age and cared for his childhood dog named Hexe (witch). Horn’s mother’s friend’s husband Emil was the founder of Bremen Zoo, which gave Horn access to exotic animals from the age of 10. Horn left school at age 13. He worked as a waiter on the cruise ship Bremen, where he met Fischbacher and launched his performance career.
In 1981, Ken Feld of Irvin & Kenneth Feld Productions started the Beyond Belief show with them at the New Frontier Hotel and Casino. A revamped version of the show was taken on a world tour in the third quarter of 1988.
In October 1988, Fischbacher and Horn became naturalized US citizens.
During a period of their careers, Fischbacher and Horn were romantically involved, though they avoided discussion of their private lives
On April 28, 2020, Horn’s publicist stated that he “tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 and is currently responding well to treatment”.However, his condition deteriorated, and he died at the age of 75 on May 8, 2020, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Vegas during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada.The duo’s spokesman, Dave Kirvin, announced Horn’s death and said it was due to complications from the disease. Fischbacher stated that “the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend”. On January 11, 2021, Fischbacher announced he had terminal pancreatic cancer. He died in Las Vegas two days later, on January 13, 2021, at the age of 81.
- Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible (1996)
- Vegas Vacation (1997)
- Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999)
- Ocean’s Eleven (2001) as Boxing Spectator
- Showboy (2002)
- Father of the Pride (2004–2005, TV series)
- Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Returns (March 6, 2009)
Cady Danyl Groves (July 30, 1989 – May 2, 2020) was an American singer and songwriter from Emporia, Kansas. Some of her notable songs include “This Little Girl”, “Oh Darlin'”, “Forget You”, and “Love Actually”. She released four EPs during her lifetime: A Month of Sundays (2009), The Life of a Pirate (2010), This Little Girl (2012), and Dreams (2015). A fifth EP, Bless My Heart, was released shortly after her death.Groves released her first EP, A Month of Sundays, in 2009. Her second, The Life of a Pirate, followed in 2010. That year, Groves signed with RCA Records, and toured with Third Eye Blind, Good Charlotte, and All Time Low Groves eventually left RCA and signed with New York-based independent label Vel Records. In 2015, Groves returned with a self-released single, “Crying Game”, which was inspired by her tumultuous childhood and strained family relationships. She then embarked on her High School Nation Tour, where she performed for over 50,000 high school students.Groves died on May 2, 2020 at the age of 30. Her brother Cody stated that her death was due to unspecified natural causes and that self-harm and foul play were ruled out. On August 8, 2020, Fox News reported that an autopsy report stated that she died of complications from chronic ethanol (i.e. alcohol) abuse. Her fifth EP, Bless My Heart, was released posthumously on May 29.
- A Month of Sundays (2009)
- The Life of a Pirate (2010)
- This Little Girl (2012)
- Dreams (2015)
- Bless My Heart (2020)
- “This Little Girl” (2011)
- “Love Actually” (2012)
- “Forget You” (2013)
- “Whiskey & Wine” with Christian Burghardt (2015)
- “Crying Game” (2015)
- “Dreams” (2015)
Florian Schneider-Esleben (7 April 1947 – 21 April 2020) was a German musician. He is best known as one of the founding members and leaders of the electronic band Kraftwerk, performing his role with the band until his departure in 2008.Schneider died from cancer on 21 April 2020, fourteen days after his 73rd birthday, having suffered from the illness for a short time. His death was announced in the media on 6 May 2020.
Before meeting Hütter, Schneider had played with Eberhard Kranemann in the group Pissoff from 1967 to 1968. From 1968 to 1969, Schneider played flute, with Hütter on Hammond organ, Kranemann on bass and Paul Lovens on drums.David Bowie titled his “Heroes” instrumental track “V-2 Schneider” after Schneider,and was heavily influenced by Kraftwerk’s sound during his “Berlin period” in the late 1970s.
Samuel Lloyd Jr. (November 12, 1963 – April 30, 2020) was an American actor, singer, and musician, best known for his portrayal of lawyer Ted Buckland on the comedy-drama series Scrubs and the sitcom Cougar Town.Lloyd is best known for his portrayal of lawyer Ted Buckland on the comedy-drama series Scrubs and the sitcom Cougar Town.
Lloyd was born in Springfield, Vermont, on November 12, 1963, the son of Marianna McGuffin and Samuel Lloyd Sr.,an actor. One of five siblings including Laurel, Robin, Sandra, and Jackson, he was the nephew of actor Christopher Lloyd.
He attended Syracuse University in the 1980s.There he starred in friend Paul Perry’s student film Fan Mail, which Lloyd described as a “clever, fun, kind of homage to silent films.
He and his uncle both guest starred on Malcolm in the Middle, Lloyd as a housing lawyer and his uncle as Hal’s father. The two also guested on The West Wing, Lloyd requesting the White House to release information about UFOs and his uncle as a constitutional law expert. He also appeared in Desperate Housewives as Albert Goldfine. Aside from acting, Lloyd was an accomplished singer with the a cappella group The Blanks, who made many appearances on Scrubs under the name The Worthless Peons (also known as Ted’s Band).He also played the bass guitar in a Beatles tribute group called the Butties; although right-handed, he learned to play bass left-handed like Beatles bassist Paul McCartney to maintain authenticity.
William Henry Brian Hogg (30 April 1955 – 30 April 2020), better known by his stage name BJ Hogg, was a Northern Irish actor best known for playing Big Mervyn in the BBC sitcom Give My Head Peace.He also played the title role in the Oscar-nominated short film Dance Lexie Dance and appeared as Addam Marbrand in Game of Thrones.
As well as Give My Head Peace and Game of Thrones, he appeared in The Fall as the father of a murder victim and The Frankenstein Chronicles
He died at home on his 65th birthday on 30 April 2020 after a short illness
|1986||The End of the World Man||Foreman|
|1986||Eat the Peach||Danny|
|1996||Past Into Present||Narrator|
|1997||The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo||Col. Reece|
|1997||A Further Gesture||Albert|
|1997||The Informant||Constable Goss|
|1998||Resurrection Man||Hacksaw McGrath|
|1998||The Brylcreem Boys||Sean|
|1998||Divorcing Jack||Billy McCoubrey|
|2004||Mickybo and Me||Sydney|
|2006||Small Engine Repair||Bar Character / Engine repair customer|
|2007||Closing the Ring||Maguigan|
|2008||City of Ember||Mayor’s Guard|
|2011||Your Highness||Royal Advisor|
|2016||Property of the State||Michael Pat|
|2020||The Windermere Children||Dr. Willenshaw|
Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan (; 7 January 1967 – 29 April 2020),known professionally as Irrfan Khan or simply Irrfan, was an Indian actor who worked in Hindi cinema as well as British and American films. Cited in the media as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema,Khan’s career spanned over 30 years and earned him numerous accolades, including a National Film Award, an Asian Film Award, and four Filmfare Awards. In 2011, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
Khan made his film debut with a small role in Salaam Bombay! (1988), which was followed by years of struggle. After starring in the British film The Warrior (2001), he had his breakthrough with starring roles in the dramas Haasil (2003) and Maqbool (2004). He went on to gain critical acclaim for his roles in The Namesake (2006) for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Life in a… Metro (2007), and Paan Singh Tomar (2011). For portraying the title character in the last of these, he won the National Film Award for Best Actor. Further success came for his starring roles in The Lunchbox (2013), Piku (2015), and Talvar (2015) and he had supporting roles in the Hollywood films The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Life of Pi (2012), Jurassic World (2015), and Inferno (2016). His other notable roles were in Slumdog Millionaire (2008), New York (2009), Haider (2014), and Gunday (2014), and the television series In Treatment (2010). His highest-grossing Hindi film release came with the comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which won him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor, and his final film appearance was in its sequel Angrezi Medium (2020).
As of 2017, his films had grossed $3.643 billion (₹237 billion) at the worldwide box office.In 2018, Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. He died at the age of 53 on 29 April 2020 due to a colon infection. Khan was described by Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian as “a distinguished and charismatic star in Hindi and English-language movies whose hardworking career was an enormously valuable bridge between South Asia and Hollywood cinema”.
On 23 February 1995, Khan married writer and fellow NSD graduate Sutapa Sikdar. It was a love marriage. They have two sons Babil and Ayan.
In 2012, he changed the spelling of his first name from “Irfan” to “Irrfan”; he said he liked the sound of the extra “r” in his name.He later dropped “Khan” from his name because according to a 2016 interview, he wanted his work and not his lineage to define him.
|1988||Salaam Bombay!||Letter writer||nominated for Oscars|
|1989||Kamla Ki Maut||Ajit|
|Ek Doctor Ki Maut||Amulya|
|1992||Mujhse Dosti Karoge||Mir Hassan|
|1994||The Cloud Door||Irfan||Short|
|Vaade Iraade||Naresh Tripathi|
|1997||Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One||Inspector Khan|
|1998||Such a Long Journey||Gustad’s dad|
|Bada Din||Police Inspector|
|1999||The Goal||Anupam Singh|
|2000||Ghaath||Mamu / Romesh Bhagwat Dogra|
|2001||Kasoor||Public Prosecutor Nitin Mehta|
|The Warrior||Lafcadia – Warrior|
|Pratha||Priest Ninni Pandey|
|Haathi ka Anda||Badruddin|
|Bokshu, The Myth||High priest (Tantric yogi)||Indian English film|||
|2003||Dhund: The fog||Ajit Khurana|
|The Bypass||Policeman||Short Film|
|2004||Charas: A Joint Operation||Randhir Singh Rathore a.k.a. Policeman|
|Aan: Men at Work||Yusuf Pathan|
|Shadows of Time||Yani Mishra|
|Road to Ladakh||Terrorist||Short Film|
|2005||Rog||Inspector Uday Rathore|
|The Film||Shamim Bhai||Voice|
|Dubai Return||Aftab Angrez|
|2006||Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota||Salim Rajabali|
|The Killer||Vikram / Roopchand Swaroopchand Solanki|
|The Namesake||Ashoke Ganguli|
|Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante||Krish Vaidya|
|Sainikudu||Pappu Yadav||Telugu film|
|Mr. 100%||Mr. Perfect|
|Life in a… Metro||Monty|
|A Mighty Heart||Zeeshan Kazmi||English movie|
|The Darjeeling Limited||The Father||English movie|
|Apna Asmaan||Ravi Kumar|
|Aaja Nachle||Farooque – Najma’s husband|
|One Two Three||Narrator|
|Krazzy 4||Dr. Mukherjee|
|Mumbai Meri Jaan||Thomas|
|Slumdog Millionaire||Police Inspector||English movie|
|New York, I Love You||Mansukhbhai||English movie, (segment “Mira Nair”)|
|2009||Billu||Billu Barber / Vilas Pardesi|
|New York||Roshan (FBI Official)|
|2010||Right Yaaa Wrong||Inspector Vinay Patnaik|
|Knock Out||Bachhoo Bhai / Tony Khosla|
|Hisss||Inspector Vikram Gupta|
|2011||Yeh Saali Zindagi||Arun|
|7 Khoon Maaf||Wasiullah Khan a.k.a. Musafir|
|2012||Paan Singh Tomar||Paan Singh Tomar||Won National Award for Best Actor|
|The Amazing Spider-Man||Dr. Rajit Ratha||English movie|
|Life of Pi||Adult Piscine Molitor Patel (“Pi”)||English movie|
|2013||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns||Indrajeet Singh|
|The Lunchbox||Saajan Fernandes||India’s official entry to Oscars|
|D-Day||RAW Agent Wali Khan|
|Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost||Umber Singh|
|2014||Gunday||A.C.P. Satyajeet Sarkar|
|The Xpose||Alec D’Costa||Special Appearance|
|Jurassic World||Simon Masrani||English movie|
|Bajirao Mastani||Narrator||Voice, Uncredited|
|2016||The Jungle Book||Baloo||Voice, Hindi dubbed version|
|Inferno||Harry “The Provost” Sims||English movie|
|2017||Hindi Medium||Raj Batra|
|Doob: No Bed of Roses||Javed Hasan||Bangladesh-India joint venture film|
|The Song of Scorpions||Aadam|
|Qarib Qarib Singlle||Yogi|
|2020||Angrezi Medium||Champak Bansal||Final film role|
|1988||Bharat Ek Khoj||Abd al-Qadir Bada’uni||Episodes 32 and 33|
|1994||Chandrakanta||“Badrinath / Somnath”|
|The Great Maratha||Najib-ud-daula and Gulam Kadir Khan|
|1995||Banegi Apni Baat||Kumar|
|1996||Just Mohabbat||“Mr. Singh”||Episodes 4 and 5|
|1997||Jai Hanuman||Maharishi Valmiki|
|1999||Star Bestsellers||Episode “Ek Shaam Ke Mulaqaat”|
|2000||X Zone||Magician Rahul||Episode 121 (Kirdar)|
|2003||Ssshhhh…Koi Hai||Amar||Episode 9 (Mumkin)|
|2006||Mano Ya Na Mano||Host|
|2009||MTV Hero Honda Roadies 7||Himself|
|2016||Tokyo Trial||Radhabinod Pal|
Awards and honours
|2004||Haasil||Filmfare Awards||Best Actor in a Negative Role||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Performance in a Villainous Role||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Performance in a Negative Role||Won|
|Maqbool||Best Performance in a Negative Role||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Performance in a Villainous Role||Nominated|
|2007||The Namesake||Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Seduction||Won|
|2007||Independent Spirit Award||Best Supporting Male||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Life in a… Metro||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2008||Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Best Performance in a Comic Role||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Comedian||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Slumdog Millionaire||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2009||Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Ensemble||Won|
|Mumbai Meri Jaan||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Nominated|
|N/A||GQ (Indian edition)||Man of the Year||Won|
|2010||New York||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Nominated|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Actor In A Supporting Role||Nominated|
|N/A||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema||Won|
|2012||N/A||CNN-IBN Indian of the Year||Entertainment||Won|
|7 Khoon Maaf||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Performance in a Negative Role||Nominated|
|2013||Paan Singh Tomar||National Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Best Actor (Critics)||Won|
|Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Times of India Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Institute for Research and Documentation in Social Sciences||Best Male Character||Won|
|Screen Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|The Lunchbox||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Asian Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Asia-Pacific Film Festival||Outstanding Achievement Award||Won|
|Dubai International Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|
|2014||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Star Verdict Performer of the Year||Won|
|Entertainer of the Year||Won|
|Qissa||Indian International Film Festival of Queensland||Best Actor||Won|
|D-Day||Zee Cine Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2015||Haider||Bollywood Hungama Surfers’ Choice Movie Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|Gunday||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2016||Talvar||BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Role – Male||Nominated|
|Star Screen Awards||Best Actor (Jury’s Choice) – Male||Won|
|Stardust Awards||Performer Of The Year (Male) – Editor’s Choice||Won|
|Piku||Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male||Nominated|
|Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|Indian Film Festival of Melbourne||Best Actor||Won|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Drama Role – Male||Nominated|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Times of India Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Male||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Critics Award for Best Actor – Male||Nominated|
|2017||N/A||Dubai International Film Festival||Honorary Award||Won|
|2018||Hindi Medium||Zee Cine Awards||Best Actor – Male (Jury’s Choice)||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Best Actor (Critics)||Nominated|
|News18 Reel Movie Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|Qarib Qarib Singlle||Screen Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Doob: No Bed of Roses||Filmfare Awards East||Critics’ Award for Best Actor (Male)||Nominated|
Ashley ‘Ms. Minnie’ Ross
Ashley Ross, known to fans of the Lifetime reality show “Little Women: Atlanta” as “Ms. Minnie,” died from injuries following a “hit and run car accident,” her representative confirmed. She was 34.
The reality star died Monday at approximately 10:30 p.m. at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, representative Liz Dixson told USA TODAY. She had been involved in an accident the night before on Old National Highway.
Shirley Knight Hopkins (July 5, 1936 – April 22, 2020) was an American actress who appeared in more than 50 feature films, television films, television series, and Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in her career, playing leading and character roles. She was a member of the Actors Studio.
Knight was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress: for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962).In the 1960s, she had leading roles in a number of Hollywood films such as The Couch (1962), House of Women (1962), The Group (1966), The Counterfeit Killer (1968), and The Rain People (1969). She received the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for her role in the British film Dutchman (1966).
In 1976, Knight won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Kennedy’s Children, a play by Robert Patrick. In later years, she played supporting roles in many films, including Endless Love (1981), As Good as It Gets (1997), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), and Grandma’s Boy (2006). For her performances on television, Knight was nominated eight times for a Primetime Emmy Award (winning three), and she received a Golden Globe Award.At the age of 14, she wrote a short story that was published in a national magazine. Knight later attended Phillips University and Wichita State University. After studying at the Pasadena Theatre School she began her film career in 1959. She then went to New York and began her theatre career. She trained in acting with Jeff Corey, Erwin Piscator, Lee Strasberg, and Uta Hagen at HB Studio.
Knight’s feature films include The Group (1966), The Dutchman (1967), Petulia (1968), The Rain People (1969), Juggernaut (1974), As Good as It Gets (1997), and Elevator (2011), in which she plays one of several people trapped in a Wall Street elevator with a bomber.
Knight was cast in 1958 and 1959 as Mrs. Newcomb in 20 of the 29 episodes of the television series Buckskin, with Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, and Mike Road. She became a Warner Brothers Television contract star who while on breaks from filming feature films appeared in television series such as Maverick, Bourbon Street Beat, Sugarfoot, Cheyenne, and The Roaring 20s.
A life member of The Actors Studio, Knight’s stage credits include Three Sisters (1964), We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966), Kennedy’s Children (1975), which earned her the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, and A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (1979).
She was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play twice, for Landscape of the Body and The Young Man from Atlanta, for which she received another Tony nomination.She also appeared in Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are (2009), an original play by Arthur Laurents.
Her television credits include Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, The Outer Limits (“The Man Who Was Never Born”), The Reporter, The Fugitive, The Invaders, The Virginian, Murder, She Wrote, Thirtysomething, Law & Order, L.A. Law, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Maggie Winters, ER, House M.D., Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, and Hot in Cleveland, among others.Knight also appeared in Barnaby Jones in the episode titled “Fantasy of Fear” (02/25/1975).
She appeared in various television films, including Playing For Time and Indictment: The McMartin Trial. For the latter, she won both the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Her guest performance in thirty something earned her a 1988 Emmy for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series. She won an Emmy in 1995 for her guest performance in the NYPD Blue episode “Large Mouth Bass”.
She appeared in the first segment of If These Walls Could Talk. She also had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives.
Knight was married to American actor and producer Gene Persson from 1959 until their divorce in 1969. They had one child, actress Kaitlin Hopkins (born February 1, 1964).
Her second marriage was to English writer John Hopkins from 1969 until his death in 1998. She and Hopkins raised her daughter with Persson together. They had one child, elementary school teacher Sophie C. Hopkins.
Knight died of natural causes on April 22, 2020 at her daughter Kaitlin Hopkins’ home in San Marcos, Texas. She was 83.
|1959||Five Gates to Hell||Sister Maria|
|1960||Ice Palace||Grace Kennedy|
|1960||The Dark at the Top of the Stairs||Reenie Flood||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress
|1962||The Couch||Terry Ames|
|1962||Sweet Bird of Youth||Heavenly Finley||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|1962||House of Women||Erica Hayden|
|1964||Flight from Ashiya||Caroline Gordon / Stevenson|
|1966||The Group||Polly Andrews Ridgeley|
|1966||Dutchman||Lula||Volpi Cup for Best Actress|
|1968||The Counterfeit Killer||Angie Peterson|
|1968||Petulia||Prudence “Polo” Bollen||Laurel Award for Best Female Supporting Performance|
|1969||The Rain People||Natalie Ravenna|
|1979||Beyond the Poseidon Adventure||Hannah Meredith|
|1981||Endless Love||Ann Butterfield||Nominated—Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress|
|1994||Color of Night||Edith Niedelmeyer|
|1994||The Secret Life of Houses||Aunt Fergie|
|1995||Stuart Saves His Family||Mrs. Smalley|
|1996||Somebody Is Waiting||Irma Cill|
|1997||As Good as It Gets||Beverly Connelly||Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture|
|1997||Little Boy Blue||Doris Knight|
|2000||75 Degrees in July||Jo Beth Anderson|
|2001||The Center of the World||Uncredited|
|2001||A House on a Hill||Mercedes Mayfield|
|2001||Angel Eyes||Elanora Davis|
|2002||The Salton Sea||Nancy Plummer|
|2002||P.S. Your Cat Is Dead||Aunt Claire|
|2002||Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood||Necie Rose Kelleher|
|2006||Open Window||Dr. Ann Monohan|
|2006||Thanks to Gravity||Lea|
|2008||The Other Side of the Tracks||Helen|
|2008||Not Fade Away||Diane|
|2009||Paul Blart: Mall Cop||Margaret Blart|
|2009||The Private Lives of Pippa Lee||Dot Nadeau|
|2010||Listen to Your Heart||Grandma Sam|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Ilene Rochlin|
|2011||The Melancholy Fantastic||Mor||Voice|
|2013||Redwood Highway||Marie Vaughn|
|2015||Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2||Margaret Blart|
|2015||The Missing Girl||Mrs. Colvins|
|2016||Doll in the Dark||Mor||Voice|
|2018||Periphery||Leanne Cross||Final film role|
|1958–1959||Buckskin||Mrs. Newcomb||20 episodes|
|1960||77 Sunset Strip||Mari Ellen Taylor||Episode: “Fraternity of Fear”|
|1961||Maverick||Nancy Powers||Episode: “The Ice Man”|
|1961||The Roaring 20s||Ellie Hollis||Episode: “Big Town Blues”|
|1962||Naked City||Kathy Meigs||Episode: “Five Cranks for Winter… Ten Cranks for Spring”|
|1962, 1965||The Virginian||Susan Morrow / Clara Malone||2 episodes|
|1963||The Outer Limits||Noel Anderson||Episode: “The Man Who Was Never Born”|
|1964||The Fugitive||Janice Pruitt||Episode: “The Homecoming”|
|1965||The Fugitive||Mona Ross||Episode: “A.P.B.”|
|1966||The Fugitive||Jane Washburn||Episode: “Echo of a Nightmare”|
|1967||The Invaders||Margaret Cook||Episode: “The Watchers”|
|1967||The Outsider||Peggy Leydon||TV film|
|1968||Shadow Over Elveron||Joanne Tregaskis||TV film|
|1973||The Streets of San Francisco||Mary Rae Dortmunter||Episode: “A Room With a View”|
|1973||Circle of Fear||Beth||Episode: “Legion of Demons”|
|1973||The Lie||Anna||TV film|
|1973||Orson Welles Great Mysteries||Margot Brenner||Episode: “The Power of Fear”|
|1974||The Country Girl||Georgie Elgin||TV film|
|1974||Nakia||Faye Arnold||Episode: “Pete”|
|1975||Barnaby Jones||Kay Lewiston||Episode: “Fantasy of Fear”|
|1975||Friendly Persuasion||Eliza Birdwell||TV film|
|1975||Medical Story||Phyllis Lenahan||TV film|
|1976||Return to Earth||Joan Aldrin||TV film|
|1976||21 Hours at Munich||Anneliese Graes||TV film|
|1978||The Defection of Simas Kudirka||Genna Kudirka||TV film|
|1979||Champions: A Love Story||Barbara Harlich||TV film|
|1979||A Last Cry for Help||Joan Muir||TV film|
|1980||Playing for Time||Frau Lagerfuhrerin Maria Mandel||TV film
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
|1982||Kennedy’s Children||Carla||TV film|
|1982||Nurse||Sylvia Dennis||Episode: “Euthanasia”|
|1982||Tales of the Unexpected||Elizabeth Bourdon||Episode: “A Woman’s Help”|
|1984||Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense||Ann Fairfax Denver||Episode: “The Sweet Scent of Death”|
|1984||With Intent to Kill||Edna Reinecker||TV film|
|1985–1987||Spenser: For Hire||Katie Quirk||2 episodes|
|1987–1990||Thirtysomething||Ruth Murdoch||2 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
|1989||Murder, She Wrote||Grace Fenton||Episode: “Smooth Operators”|
|1989||The Equalizer||Kay||Episode: “Time Present, Time Past”
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Grace Lambert||Episode: “Always a Thief”|
|1990||Matlock||Phyllis Todd||Episode: “The Mother”|
|1991||Bump in the Night||Katie||TV film|
|1991||Shadow of a Doubt||Mrs. Potter||TV film|
|1991||To Save a Child||Rinda Larson||TV film|
|1991||Law & Order||Melanie Cullen||Episode: “The Wages of Love”
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
|1993||L.A. Law||Belinda Collins||Episode: “Hello and Goodbye”|
|1993||When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn||Edna Larson||TV film|
|1993||Angel Falls||Edie Wren Cox||Television series|
|1993||A Mother’s Revenge||Bess Warden||TV film|
|1994||Baby Brokers||Sylvia||TV film|
|1995||Children of the Dust||Aunt Bertha||TV film|
|1995||Fudge||Mrs. A||Episode: “Fudge-a-mania”|
|1995||NYPD Blue||Agnes Cantwell||Episode: “Large Mouth Bass”
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
|1995||Indictment: The McMartin Trial||Peggy Buckey||TV film
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
|1996||Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden||Sally Ann||TV film|
|1996||Cybill||Loretta||Episode: “Romancing the Crone”|
|1996||If These Walls Could Talk||Mary Donnelly||TV film|
|1998–1999||Maggie Winters||Estelle Winters||16 episodes|
|1998||The Wedding||Caroline “Gram” Shelby||Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture|
|1998||Significant Others||Mrs. Callaway||2 episodes|
|1998||A Father for Brittany||Donna Minkowitz||TV film|
|2001||The Fugitive||Delores Dalkowski||Episode: “Past Perfect”|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Dr. Wharton||Episode: “Repression”|
|2001||My Louisiana Sky||Jewel Ramsey||TV film|
|2002||Ally McBeal||Helen Apple||Episode: “Homecoming”|
|2002||ER||Mrs. Burke||Episode: “Insurrection”|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rose Granville||Episode: ‘”Tragedy”|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Frances Littleton||Episode: “Most Likely”|
|2005||House||Georgia Adams||Episode: “Poison”|
|2005–2007||Desperate Housewives||Phyllis Van De Kamp||5 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Millie Carlson||Episode: “Dead Model Walking”|
|2010||Hot in Cleveland||Loretta||Episode: “Meet the Parents”|
|2012||The Mob Doctor||Ann Wilson||Episode: “Turf War”|
Thomas William Lester (September 23, 1938 – April 20, 2020) was an American actor and evangelist. He was best known for his role as farmhand Eb Dawson on the television show Green Acres. He appeared in two feature animal films, Gordy and Benji.
After moving to Hollywood, Lester met radio and character actress Lurene Tuttle, who became his friend and acting coach. She suggested he begin work in the Little Theater, which he did, acting in showcases at the North Hollywood Playhouse. In the early 1960s, Lester appeared in a play with CBS producer Paul Henning’s daughter Linda Kaye Henning (Betty Jo Bradley of Petticoat Junction), and Lester soon found himself auditioning for the role of Eb Dawson, farmhand to Oliver Wendell Douglas (played by Eddie Albert) on Green Acres. Lester beat around 400 other actors to play the character after a screen test.
After Green Acres, Lester was typecast as Eb Dawson. In 1990, he reunited with Albert and Gabor to reprise his role in Return to Green Acres.
He returned to his parents’ home in Laurel, Mississippi, but continued to do an occasional movie or TV role. During the mid-1970s to early 1980s, his roles included guest spots in Little House on the Prairie, Marcus Welby, M.D., Knight Rider and Love, American Style. In 1991 he played the adult Pete Maravich in the film about the future basketball hall-of-famer’s youth, The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend.
In 2004, he was the voice of the unseen DJ for KCOW radio station in the movie Christmas Child (starring William R. Moses and Steven Curtis Chapman).In 2014, he starred with Ray Stevens and Victoria Jackson in the comedy Campin’ Buddies.
Lester was a farmer and for many years had been a Christian speaker who traveled the nation, preaching a message of faith and obedience. He still participated in autograph shows and fan forums, often dressed as Eb Dawson.
With the death of Mary Grace Canfield, who portrayed Ralph Monroe, on February 15, 2014, Lester was the last surviving regular cast member of Green Acres.Lester referred to Eddie Albert as his “surrogate father”. The two guest-starred on The Beverly Hillbillies, which featured Albert’s good friend, Buddy Ebsen, for one episode. When Green Acres was canceled in 1971, Albert and Lester remained close friends and continued to stay in touch until Albert’s death in 2005.Both Albert and Lester attended Gabor’s funeral in 1995. On May 26, 2005, Albert died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease and Lester was the only surviving Green Acres star not to attend Albert’s funeral
Lester was married for the only time in July 2007 at the age of 68. He and his wife Kaylie lived on the 250-acre family farm in Vossburg, Mississippi.
In 1997, Lester was the recipient of Mississippi’s “Wildlife Farmer of the Year” award.
On April 20, 2020, Lester died from complications of Parkinson’s disease.He was 81. He is survived by his wife,Kaylie,his brother, two great-nieces, one great-great niece, and one great-great nephew.
|1965–71||Green Acres||Eb Dawson/Gus, Jr.||Main Cast
|1966–67||Petticoat Junction||Eb Dawson||6 episodes|
|1968||The Beverly Hillbillies||Eb Dawson||3 episodes|
|1974||Love, American Style||Fleetus (from segment “Love and the Competitors”)||1 episode|
|1974||Marcus Welby, M.D.||Will MacAllister||1 episode|
|1976||Charo and the Sergeant||Sgt. Hank Palmer||TV Movie|
|1981||Little House on the Prairie||Mr. Wilder||1 episode|
|1982||Knight Rider||Ted Moore||1 episode|
|1987||Santa Barbara||2nd Deputy||1 episode|
|1990||Return to Green Acres||Eb Dawson||TV Movie|
|1991||The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend||Pete Maravich (Adult)|
|2004||Christmas Child||Radio Announcer||Voice|
|2008||Huntin’ Buddies||Tom||Also served as writer|
|2009||Beyond the Forest||Mr. Alexander||Short|
|2014||Campin’ Buddies||Tom||Also served as producer
Final film role
Matthew Seligman (14 July 1955 – 17 April 2020) was an English bass guitarist, best known for his association with the new wave music scene of the 1980s. Seligman was a member of The Soft Boys and the Thompson Twins, and was a sideman for Thomas Dolby. Seligman was also a member of Bruce Woolley & The Camera Club and The Dolphin Brothers, and backed David Bowie at his performance at Live Aid in 1985.Seligman was a lifelong Fulham F.C. fan. After a lifetime in the UK, he moved to Sendai in Japan in early 2005 and subsequently, after a four-year spell back in the UK, returned there in July 2012. He then practiced as a human rights solicitor in London and continued to play music until his death. He leaves two children.Seligman was a founding member of Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club, which also included his friend Thomas Dolby. He played on the band’s 1979 debut album English Garden, which featured a version of “Video Killed the Radio Star”, which Woolley had co-written with The Buggles. After leaving The Camera Club in 1979, Seligman joined The Soft Boys, replacing founding bassist Andy Metcalfe, and performed on their second album Underwater Moonlight. The Soft Boys broke up in 1980, and Seligman next formed the short-lived band The Fallout Club, which also included Dolby. The Fallout Club disbanded after two singles and Seligman joined the Thompson Twins, appearing on their 1982 album Set and its American counterpart In the Name of Love. Seligman was fired from the Thompson Twins later that year when the band decided to reduce itself to a trio.Seligman then joined Dolby’s solo group, and played bass on his albums The Golden Age of Wireless (1982) and The Flat Earth (1984) and the hit single “She Blinded Me With Science”.
In addition to his work with Dolby throughout the 1980s, Seligman was also a member of the bands Local Heroes SW9 and The Dolphin Brothers. He also played bass on the first two solo albums by his former Soft Boys band mate Robyn Hitchcock.
As a session musician, Seligman performed on albums and singles by Stereo MC’s, The Waterboys, Sinéad O’Connor, Transvision Vamp, Morrissey, Nan Vernon, Tori Amos, Kimberley Rew and Alex Chilton.In 1985, Seligman and Dolby appeared as part of David Bowie’s backing group at Live Aid.In 1986, Seligman played bass guitar on Bowie’s Labyrinth soundtrack album and “Absolute Beginners”.
In 2002, Seligman played at the Shanghai Festival with Snail, along with Chris Bell and Jonathan Klein, and in 2007 began working with the Fire Escapes. In 2011–12 he contributed to Thomas Dolby’s A Map of the Floating City also appearing with him on tours of the UK and northern Europe, at the Blue Note in Tokyo in February 2012 and at the Latitude Festival, Suffolk, the UK in July 2012. In 2014, with fellow Fire Escapers Mark Headley and Lucy Pullin, he completed the Magical Creatures’ Wishing Machine collection, also appearing live with them at a summer 2016 William Burroughs-inspired launch party in Brighton, UK.
In 2017, Seligman, along with Jon Klein and Australian musicians Paul Cartwright and Paul Smyth released the album Monoplane under the name Neon Sisters. The album features both Seligman and Cartwright on basses, Klein on guitar, Smyth on keyboards with guest appearances by Bruce Woolley and David Bridie.
Seligman played a black Fender Jazz bass as his first choice instrument. In addition he has used an Ibanez with a C-ducer contact mic built into the back of the neck, close to the neck/body junction, for his fretless work primarily with Thomas Dolby, but also Peter Murphy and in the ambient collection Sendai, recorded with Japan/Hong Kong-based musician Jan Linton for the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake relief fund, and released by Entropy Records in 2012.
with Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club
- English Garden (1979)
with The Soft Boys
- Underwater Moonlight (1980)
- Nextdoorland (2003)
with Robyn Hitchcock
- Black Snake Diamond Röle (1981)
- Groovy Decay (1982)
- Invisible Hitchcock (1986)
with Thompson Twins
- Set (1982)
- In the Name of Love (1982)
with Thomas Dolby
- The Golden Age of Wireless (1982)
- Blinded by Science (1983)
- The Flat Earth (1984)
- Astronauts & Heretics (1992)
- A Map of the Floating City (2011)
with The Dolphin Brothers
- Catch the Fall (1987)
- Psychodelicate (2001)
- Last Dog in Space (2002)
with Magical Creatures
- Wishing Machine (2016)
with Neon Sisters
- Monoplane (2017)
As a sideman
- Kimberley Rew – The Bible of Bop (1981)
- Alex Chilton – Live in London (1982)
- The Waterboys – This Is the Sea (1985)
- David Bowie – Labyrinth (1986)
- David Bowie – “Absolute Beginners” (1986)
- Peter Murphy – Love Hysteria (1988)
- Transvision Vamp – Pop Art (1988)
- Morrissey – “Ouija Board, Ouija Board” (1989)
- Stereo MC’s – Supernatural (1990)
- Sam Brown – April Moon (1990)
- Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes (1992)
- Stereo MC’s – Connected (1992)
- Sinéad O’Connor – Universal Mother (1994)
- Nan Vernon – Manta Ray (1994)
- The Popguns – Lovejunky (1995)
- Jan Linton – I Actually Come Back (2016)
Ranjit Chowdhry (19 September 1955 – 15 April 2020) was an Indian character actor, known for his roles in television, movies, and theatre.He appeared in two episodes of The Office, as Vikram, a telemarketer who worked with Michael, and was briefly hired for The Michael Scott Paper Company.
His mother, Pearl Padamsee, was a well-known theatre personality, drama teacher and actress on stage and film. His stepfather, Alyque Padamsee, was a theatre actor and director who also headed an advertising company in Mumbai. He had one older sister named Rohini (c. 1951 – 26 September 1961), who died from nephritis.
Chowdhry was admitted into Breach Candy Hospital, in Mumbai, on 14 April 2020 for a ruptured ulcer in the intestine, and underwent emergency surgery. He died on 15 April 2020. He was in Mumbai for a dental procedure, and was delayed there due to the spread of COVID-19.
For his role as Rocky in Deepa Mehta’s 2002 film Bollywood/Hollywood, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the 23rd Genie Awards His other most noted role was in Last Holiday (2006), starring Queen Latifah.
He made his film debut in Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha, following which he played prominent parts in Bollywood comedy classics such as Basu Chatterjee’s Baton Baton Mein (1979) and Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Khubsoorat (1980). Thereafter, he moved to the United States in the early 1980s. He wrote the screenplay and acted in Sam & Me (directed by Deepa Mehta), which won an honorable mention at Cannes in 1991.
He was a guest star in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and had appeared in two seasons of The Office and Prison Break.
Sanjay Gupta, who worked with Chowdhry on the Kaante, tweeted that his performances were a joy and “KHATTA MEETHA is my favourite.”
|Khatta Meetha||Russie Mistry|
|1979||Baton Baton Mein||Sabhi Perreira|
|1981||Kaalia||Boot Polish Boy|
|1990||Lonely in America||Arun|
|1991||Sam & Me||Nikhil ‘Shwartza’ Parikh|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Cabbie|
|1994||It Could Happen to You||Mr. Patel|
|1994||Bandit Queen||Shiv Narain|
|1995||The Perez Family||Indian immigration official|
|1996||Girl 6||Indian Shopkeeper|
|1996||Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love||Babu|
|1996||I’m Not Rappaport||Kamir|
|1997||His & Hers||Taxi Driver|
|1998||Such a Long Journey||Pavement Artist|
|2000||Autumn in New York||Fakir|
|2000||King of the Jungle||Mr. Sith|
|2005||Building Girl||Mr. Singh|
|2006||Last Holiday||Dr. Gupta|
|2006||Kettle of Fish||Doorman|
|2006||Prison Break||Dr. Marvin Gudat||2 episodes|
|2006||Hope & a Little Sugar||Ghosh|
|2007, 2009||The Office||Vikram||Episodes: “Money”
|2009||Today’s Special||Regular #1|
|2010||God’s Land||Raja Chatterjee|
|2011||Breakaway||Mr. Patel Senior|
Allen Daviau (June 14, 1942 – April 15, 2020) was an American cinematographer known for his collaborations with Steven Spielberg work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), The Color Purple (1985), and Empire of the Sun (1987). He received five Academy Award nominations and two British Academy Film Award nominations, with one win. In addition to his work in film, Daviau served as Cinematographer-in-Residence at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He was introduced to Steven Spielberg in the late 1960s and the two went on to work together on two early short films. They continued their professional working career by collaborating on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982); “Kick the Can,” a segment from Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Color Purple (1985), an episode of the NBC anthology series Amazing Stories titled “Ghost Train” (1985), and Empire of the Sun (1987).
Daviau’s work also includes John Schlesinger’s The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), the Spielberg-produced Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Albert Brooks’ Defending Your Life (1991), Barry Levinson’s Avalon (1990) and Bugsy (1991), Peter Weir’s Fearless (1993), Frank Marshall’s Congo (1995), Rand Ravich’s The Astronaut’s Wife (1999) and Stephen Sommers’ Van Helsing (2004), his final feature.
Daviau died on April 15, 2020 at the age of 77 as a result of complications from COVID-19 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital.
|1968||Amblin’||Steven Spielberg||Short film|
|1982||E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
|1983||Twilight Zone: The Movie||Steven Spielberg
|Segments “Kick the Can” and “It’s a Good Life”|
|1985||The Color Purple||Steven Spielberg||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography|
|The Falcon and the Snowman||John Schlesinger|
|1987||Empire of the Sun||Steven Spielberg||ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
|Harry and the Hendersons||William Dear|
|1990||Avalon||Barry Levinson||Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
|1991||Bugsy||ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated – National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
|Defending Your Life||Albert Brooks|
|1999||The Astronaut’s Wife||Rand Ravich|
|2000||The Tigger Movie||Jun Falkenstein||Animated feature|
|2004||Van Helsing||Stephen Sommers|
|1979||The Streets of L.A.||Television movie|
|1980||The Boy Who Drank Too Much||Television movie|
|1985||Amazing Stories||Episode: “Ghost Train”|
Guild Heritage Series
|Episode: “Vittorio Storaro”|
Daniel Goldman (October 30, 1939 – April 12, 2020) was an American actor, voice actor, and casting director. He is most widely recognized as the voice of Brainy Smurf in Hanna-Barbera’s The Smurfs (1981–1989) and as the inquisitive medical student in the opening scene of Young Frankenstein (1974)
One of his first roles was that of Nick Dutton, the son of an industrialist who knew the truth about his family’s new butler and housekeeper, and helped them get acquainted in their new jobs in the 1971 situation comedy The Good Life. Among his other early roles on television were appearances in the TV shows That Girl, Room 222, The Partridge Family, Love, American Style, Needles and Pins, Columbo, Baretta and Chico and the Man. He was a regular member of the cast of the situation comedy Busting Loose in 1977. Goldman was also featured as Ozzie the Answer in the 1980s detective drama Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer and as Dr. Denton on Get Smart, Again! He acted in the episode “I’ll Kill ‘Em Again” of police drama Hawaii Five-O and in the episodes “Brain Child” and “42” in Trapper John, M.D. Goldman appeared as a panelist on the What’s My Line? TV program during its syndicated run, and on the live stage version in Hollywood several years later. In 2005, he appeared in an episode of the sitcom The King of Queens.
His feature film debut was in MASH (1970). Other credits included a small role as a persistent medical student who asks Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) about his grandfather in Young Frankenstein (1974), and roles in Busting (1974), Linda Lovelace for President (1975), Tunnel Vision (1976), The Missouri Breaks (1976), Swap Meet (1979), Wholly Moses! (1980) and My Man Adam (1985). He also portrayed Captain Murrhardt in M*A*S*H (1970) and Porter in Where the Buffalo Roam (1980).
Goldman voiced the pedantic Brainy Smurf (1981–89) on the animated series The Smurfs. He returned to the voice of Brainy Smurf for the television show Robot Chicken in a segment titled “Murder in Smurf Town X“that parodied the movie Se7en. The show’s creators remarked that of all the casting coups on their show, of which there are many, their greatest was getting Goldman to voice Brainy Smurf in The Smurfs. He would reprise the role several more times on Robot Chicken, whenever Brainy Smurf appears in a sketch, up until the sketch “House of Smurfs” (a parody of House of Cards), where, from here on, Brainy would be voiced by Skeet Ulrich.
For nearly 30 years, Goldman was a casting director of television commercials in Hollywood.
Goldman died in his home in Los Angeles on 12 April 2020, from complications of two strokes
- MASH (1970) as Capt. Murrhardt
- The Strawberry Statement (1970) as Charlie
- Beware! The Blob (1972) as Bearded Teenager
- The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973) as Leopold Maxwell
- The Long Goodbye (1973) as Bartender (uncredited)
- Why (1973) as The Businessman
- Busting (1974) as Mr. Crosby
- Win, Place or Steal (1974) as Froggy
- Young Frankenstein (1974) as Medical Student
- Linda Lovelace for President (1975) as Bruce Whippoorwill
- Tunnel Vision (1976) as Barry Flanken
- The Missouri Breaks (1976) as Baggage Clerk
- Beyond Death’s Door (1979)
- Swap Meet (1979) as Ziggy
- Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) as Porter
- Wholly Moses! (1980) as Scribs
- Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (1984–1987, TV Series) as Ozzie “The Answer”
- My Man Adam (1985) as Dr. Blaustein
- General Hospital (1991, TV Series) as Clarence Darrow
- Mighty Max (1994, TV Series) as Marlin Curt / Cyberskull (voice)
- Free (2001) as Dr. Franklin Gibbles
- The King of Queens (2005) as Jacob
- Criminal Minds (2011–2012, TV Series) as Detective Bob Zablonsky (final film role)
Thomas Allen Brown (May 24, 1937 – April 4, 2020), known also as Timothy Brown and Timmy Brown, was an American actor, singer, and professional American football player.
Brown played college football in state at Ball State College in Muncie, Indiana. Selected late in the 1959 NFL draft, as a pro – when he was known mainly as “Timmy” Brown – he played a single game with the Green Bay Packers, eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, and one season with the Baltimore Colts, all of the National Football League (NFL).He scored the last touchdown in the 1968 NFL Championship Game and his final game was two weeks later in Super Bowl III with the Colts.
Brown went to the Pro Bowl in 1962, 1963, and 1965. He is the only player in Philadelphia history to return a kickoff 105 yards for a touchdown, and the only Eagle (and the first of nine NFL players ever) to return two kickoffs, 90- and 93-yarders, for touchdowns in the same game. He led the league twice in all-purpose yards (doing so in 1962 and 1963 with 2,306 and 2,428 yards respectively). He also led the league in kick returns and return yards twice, doing so in 1961 and 1963.
Brown also served as a color analyst for CBS NFL telecasts in 1973.
Brown used the name “Timothy Brown” as an actor, to make it easier to distinguish him from Jim Brown, the Cleveland Browns running back who also became an actor.
Brown’s acting career began while he was still an active player, with a guest appearance on the Season 3 premiere of The Wild Wild West as Clint Cartwheel in the episode titled “The Night of the Bubbling Death”, which originally aired on September 8, 1967.
Following his retirement from the NFL, he became a full-time actor, appearing in such films as MASH (1970), Sweet Sugar (1972), Black Gunn (1972), Bonnie’s Kids (1973), Girls Are for Loving (1973), Dynamite Brothers (1974), Nashville (1975), Zebra Force (1976), Black Heat (1976), Gus (1976) and Midnight Ride (1990). He also appeared in a half-dozen episodes of the first season of the M*A*S*H television series as Dr. Oliver Harmon “Spearchucker” Jones, but was dropped from the show. While it was reported that was due to the producers learning there were no African American surgeons serving in Korea during the Korean War (which in fact was not true), the producers said it was due to not feeling they could come up with meaningful stories involving that character when they were concentrating on writing stories about the characters Hawkeye and Trapper John. Along with Gary Burghoff, G. Wood, and Corey Fischer, he is one of only four actors who appeared in both the original MASH movie and the spin-off television series.
He made two guest appearances in the 1960s–1970s TV show Adam-12 and appeared in a Season 1 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
|“Gabba Gabba” / “I’m Gonna Prove Myself”||Marashel M-1002||1962|
|“I Got Nothin’ But Time” / “Silly Rumors”||Imperial 5898||1962|
|“Do The Crossfire” / “Love, Love, Love”||Mercury 72175||1963|
|“Runnin’ Late” / “If I Loved You”||Mercury 72226||1963|
|“I Got A Secret (Gonna Keep It To Myself)” / “Baby, It’s Okay”||Ember E-1106||1964|
|Nashville, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack||ABC Records ABCD-893||1974||“Bluebird”|
|Classic Soul Vol. 2||TOTO 2||1997||“Silly Rumors”|
|Drummin’ Up A Storm The Imperial Records Story||One Day Music DAY3CD022||2013||“Silly Rumors”|
|Philly Boys of the 60s||That Philly Sound 5638263119||2014||“If I Loved You”|
|The Imperial Records Story 1962||Real Gone Music RGMCD210||2016||“Silly Rumors”|
|A Place Called Today||1972||Steve Smith|
|Girls Are for Loving||1973||Clay Bowers|
|Dynamite Brothers||1974||Stud Brown|
|Zebra Force||1976||Lt. Johnson|
|Porky 3||1983||Assistant Coach|
|Code Name Zebra||1987||Jim Bob Cougar|
|Life of a Woman||1993|
|Frequency||2000||Roof Man Billy||(final film role)|
James Child Drury Jr. (April 18, 1934 – April 6, 2020) was an American actor. He is best known for having played the title role in the 90-minute weekly Western television series The Virginian, which was broadcast on NBC from 1962 to 1971.
Drury’s professional acting career began when he was 12 years old, when he performed in a road company’s production of Life with Father.
He signed a film contract with MGM in 1954 and appeared in bit parts in films. After he went to 20th Century Fox, he appeared in Love Me Tender (1956) and Bernardine (1957).
In 1959, Drury was cast as Harding, Jr., in the episode “Murder at the Mansion” on Richard Diamond, Private Detective.On May 9, 1959, early in his career, Drury appeared as Neal Adams in the episode “Client Neal Adams” of ABC’s Western series Black Saddle. In the story line, Adams is an old friend of series protagonist Clay Culhane, a gunfighter-turned-lawyer played by Peter Breck. Adams has robbed a bank of $8,000 and was subsequently shot in the back by a pursuing bounty hunter, played by Charles Aidman. Adams asks Culhane for help and makes the false claim that the bounty hunter is the brother of a man whom Adams had earlier killed in self-defense.
On Christmas Eve 1959, Drury was cast in the episode, “Ten Feet of Nothing” on the syndicated anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews. Drury portrayed a young miner, Joe Plato, who in a drunken stupor gives away half of his then-worthless mining claim to a saloon singer, Kathy Mulqueen (Preshy Marker). Kathy arrives to collect on her interest in the mine when gold is discovered on the adjacent property. Soon, Joe and Cathy fall in love and marry. Hank Patterson was cast as Plato’s friend, Abe.
In 1960, Drury appeared in different roles in two episodes, “Fair Game” and “Vindication”, of another ABC Western series, The Rebel, starring Nick Adams as a Confederate adventurer roaming through the post-Civil War American West. On November 16, 1960, Drury played young pioneer Justin Claiborne in the episode “The Bleymier Story” of NBC’s Wagon Train. He was also cast in the 1960 Disney movie, Pollyanna as George Dodds, the love interest of Nancy Olson.
In 1960, Drury portrayed Joe Darle in the episode “Wall of Silence” of the ABC/Warner Bros. detective series, Bourbon Street Beat. He made a memorable guest appearance on the CBS drama series Perry Mason in 1961, as he played the role of musician and defendant Eddy King in “The Case of the Missing Melody”.
He appeared in secondary roles for Disney. In 1962, he was cast in a substantial role as a lascivious gold prospector in the early Sam Peckinpah Western Ride the High Country (1962) opposite Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea.
Around the same time, Drury landed the top-billed leading role of the ranch foreman on The Virginian, a lavish series that ran for nine seasons until 1971.Drury was put under a 7-year contract with Universal in 1962, and was the front-runner for the role, but he still had to audition three separate times and was required to lose 30 pounds in 30 days to secure the part. Drury reported that he had based his performance of the Virginian on character elements of his maternal grandfather, with whom had had spent much of his childhood.
Drury and his Wilshire Boulevard Buffalo Hunters band performed 54 USO-sponsored shows for troops in Vietnam in three weeks in April 1966.
In a sequel to The Virginian, Drury continued his title role in The Men from Shiloh on NBC (1970–1971). He had the lead role of Captain Spike Ryerson in the drama series Firehouse on ABC television in 1974.
In 1993, Drury had a guest-starring role as Captain Tom Price on the first three episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger, opposite Chuck Norris and Clarence Gilyard. Drury also had a cameo role in the 2000 TV movie of The Virginian starring Bill Pullman. The film followed Wister’s novel more closely than had the television series. Drury appeared in a number of films and other television programs, including The Young Warriors and the TV cowboy reunion movie The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw with Doug McClure, who played the character Trampas during The Virginian.
In 1991, Drury was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 1997 and 2003, he was a guest at the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On February 7, 1957, Drury married Cristall Othones, and fathered two sons, Timothy and James III. The couple divorced on November 23, 1964 and on April 27, 1968, he married Phyllis Jacqueline Mitchell; the marriage ended in divorce on January 30, 1979. His third marriage was to Carl Ann Head on July 30, 1979; it lasted until her death to illness on August 25, 2019. rury had three stepchildren from his prior marriages, a stepdaughter, Rhonda Brown, and two stepsons, Frederick Drury and Gary Schero. Drury died from natural causes on April 6, 2020, 12 days before his 86th birthday.
Drury supported Barry Goldwater in the 1964 United States presidential election.
|1955||Blackboard Jungle||Hospital Assistant|
|Love Me or Leave Me||Assistant Director|
|The Tender Trap||Eddie|
|Forbidden Planet||Crewman Strong|
|The Last Wagon||Lt. Kelly|
|Love Me Tender||Ray Reno|
|1957||Bernardine||Lt. Langley Beaumont|
|1959||Good Day for a Hanging||Paul Ridgely|
|1960||Toby Tyler||Jim Weaver|
|Ten Who Dared||Walter Powell|
|1962||Ride the High Country||Billy Hammond|
|Third of a Man||Emmet|
|1967||The Young Warriors aka Eagle Warriors||Sgt. Cooley|
|1991||The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Jim|
|1994||Maverick||Riverboat Poker Player|
|2005||Hell to Pay||JT Coffee|
|TBA||Billy and the Bandit||Grandpa||Posthumous release|
Jay Benedict (April 11, 1951 – April 4, 2020) was an American-born British actor who spent most of his life and career in the United Kingdom. He was frequently cast as American characters in British films and television programmes. He was best known for his television roles as Doug Hamilton in the soap opera Emmerdale, and as Captain/Major John Kieffer in the detective drama Foyle’s War, in the episodes “Invasion” and “All Clear”. He also played Russ Jorden, Newt’s father, in the special “Extended Edition” of the film Aliens.
His theatrical credits include The Rocky Horror Show in the Kings Road in the early 1970s, Harold Pinter’s production of Sweet Bird of Youth, The Reverend Lee in The Foreigner and Riccardo in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of Filumena in which he played opposite Pierce Brosnan in the latter’s first stage role, and Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, in a touring production of “One Day at a Time”. In 2013 he appeared opposite Steven Berkoff and Andree Bernard in the world premiere of the former’s one act play An Actor’s Lament at The Berkoff Performing Arts Centre at Alton College, followed by a second performance at The Sinden Theatre, Homewood School, Tenterden in Kent, two nights at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema in Berwick-upon-Tweed and then a three-week run at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In May 2014, it was revived with a short run at the Theatre Royal, Margate with a further one-week run scheduled at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in September 2014.
In August 2014, he returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the world premiere of Terry Jastrow’s The Trial of Jane Fonda, playing World War II veteran Archie Bellows.
He also appeared widely on television, most notably as Frank Crowe in an episode of the BBC’s award-winning 2003 television miniseries Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, John E. Jones III in Nova’s Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, Alan Kalanak in the 2001 Christmas Special edition of Jonathan Creek and Yves Houdet in Thames Television’s mini-series of Angus Wilson’s Anglo-Saxon Attitudes. Other television appearances include Lilyhammer as Agent Becker, Queen Victoria’s Men (Lord Melbourne), Sharpe’s Honour (General Verigny), Bergerac (Martin Colley), Death Train (Halloran), Harnessing Peacocks (Eli Drew) and Only Love (Roger). He provided the voice for Shiro Hagen in Star Fleet, the English adaptation of the Japanese X-Bomber.
His first film role, at the age of 11, was in the 1963 Tony Saytor film La Bande à Bobo. In 1977, he played Deak in the Tosche Station scenes in Star Wars, which were deleted from the film before release. Subsequent film appearances include The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (Didier le Clair), Icon (Carey Jordan), The White Knight (Turkish Ambassador), The Russia House (Spikey), Saving Grace (the MC), Rewind and The Dark Knight Rises (Rich Twit). In 2003 he was third lead in Vicente Aranda’s version of Carmen, playing Don Prospero.
In addition to English, he also spoke fluent French and Spanish, having spent parts of his childhood in both countries, and performed widely on the continent. He appeared as Paul Matthiews in the French day-time soap opera Cap des Pins and William Wilbur in Le Grand Charles (a French mini series on Charles De Gaulle), among many other roles.
He was married to actress Phoebe Scholfield and together they ran Sync or Swim, an ADR/Loop group (see dubbing). They also translated and wrote movies together, such as The Card Player (Il Cartaio), which they translated into English. They had two sons: Leopold Benedict (Before the Rains, Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest) and Freddie Benedict (Planet 51, Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest). He also had a daughter from his previous marriage to casting director Vanessa Pereira.
He died in London on April 4, 2020, a week before his 69th birthday, due to complications arising from a COVID-19 infection during the pandemic in London.
|1963||La bande à Bobo|
|1977||Star Wars||Deak||scenes deleted|
|1979||Hanover Street||Corporal Daniel Giler|
|1979||Licensed to Love and Kill||Mad Professor|
|1982||Victor Victoria||Guy Langois|
|1983||The Lonely Lady||Dr. Sloan|
|1986||Project A-Ko||Captain||1992, English version, voice|
|1986||Aliens||Russ Jorden (Newt’s Father)||Special Edition only|
|1989||La Révolution française||Clerc||segment “Années Terribles, Les”|
|1989||Jeniec Europy||Capt. Henry Fox|
|1989||Dark Obsession aka Diamond Skulls||Joe Dimandino|
|1990||The Russia House||Spikey|
|1992||Shining Through||Wisecracker in War Room|
|1993||Genghis Cohn||Dr. Burkhardt|
|1994||The Patriots||Colleague NSA|
|1996||Beaumarchais||L’homme en gris|
|1999||RKO 281||Darryl Zanuck||TV movie|
|2000||Saving Grace||Master of Ceremonies|
|2000||Vatel||King’s Commode Valet|
|2002||Pets||Francois – the duck||voice|
|2003||The Petersburg-Cannes Express|
|2006||The White Knight||Turkish Ambassador|
|2007||The Apocalypse Code||Rayli|
|2010||Chico and Rita||voice|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Rich Twit|
|2013||The Hundred Year-Old-Man Who Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared||French Foreign Minister|
|2016||Demain tout commence||Médecin|
|1980-1981||Ekkusu Bonbā||Shiro Hagen||voice, 25 episodes|
|1985||The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission||Didier Le Clair||TV movie|
|1989||Angel Cop||Asura||voice, 6 episodes|
|1997||Emmerdale||Doug Hamilton||20 episodes|
|1998-2000||Cap des Pins||Paul Matthiews||unknown episodes|
|2001||Jonathan Creek||Alan Kalanak||Episode: “Satan’s Chimney”|
|2003||Seven Wonders of the Industrial World||Frank Crowe||Episode: “The Hoover Dam”|
|2005||Icon||Carey Jordan||TV movie|
|2006||Foyle’s War||Maj. / Captain John Kieffer||2 episodes|
|2007||Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial||Judge John Jones||documentary|
|2008||Queen Victoria’s Men||Lord Melbourne||TV movie documentary|
|2011||Page Eight||Master of the College||TV movie|
|2012||Lilyhammer||Agent Becker||Episode: “Reality Check”|
|2001||Fuzion Frenzy||additional voices|
|2002||Archangel||Nath, Zelath, Miner, Berlin Monk, Sleeping Ghost|
|2003||Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon||André Lobineau|
|2005||Spartan: Total Warrior||Archimedes|
|2005||Perfect Dark Zero||additional voices|
|2011||MindJack||Gardner, additional voices|
Elizabeth Lee Fierro (February 13, 1929 – April 5, 2020) was an American actress and theater promoter best known for playing Mrs. Kintner in the Jaws film franchise. She died of coronavirus in Aurora, Ohio at the age of 91.
Fierro had training as an actress in theater but not as a screen actress. In her personal life Fierro had five children.
Fierro acted in a famous scene in the 1975 film Jaws, in which she (as Mrs. Kintner) slapped the police chief. The scene required several takes.Fierro recalled slapping the actor playing the police chief (Roy Scheider) 17 times, saying “I slapped him hard with a loose wrist, which was what I was taught in acting school.”Fierro reportedly had also “objected to the profanity” of the scene’s dialogue as originally drafted, and the director, Steven Spielberg, wanted dialogue that accorded with Fierro’s “everywoman looks,” so the scene’s dialogue was rewritten the day before it was filmed.
Fierro lived for many years on Martha’s Vineyard, where from 1974 to 2017 she was artistic director of the Island Theatre Workshop and mentored hundreds of aspiring actors. Kevin Ryan, the Theater’s board president in 2020, who had worked with her for 30 years, estimated that Fierro had mentored and taught theater to more than 1,000 children, and recalled Fierro as “fiercely dedicated to the mission of teaching. She, no matter what it was, would stay at it and get the job done.”
In 2013, Fierro received a “Woman of the Year” award by Women Empowered to Make Healthy Choices for her local theater workshop.
In mid-2017, Fierro moved to Aurora, Ohio, to an assisted living facility, to be closer to her family
Fierro died on April 5, 2020 in Aurora, Ohio, of COVID-19.
Shirley Jean Douglas (April 2, 1934 – April 5, 2020) was a Canadian television, film and stage actress and activist. Her acting career combined with her family name made her recognizable in Canadian film, television and national politics.
Douglas’s acting career began in 1950 with a role in the Regina Little Theatre entry at the Dominion Drama Festival, where she won the best actress award. In 1952 Shirley graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and stayed in England for several years, performing for theatre and television, before returning to Canada in 1957.
She continued to act; and her career encompassed several memorable roles on stages in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. She portrayed prominent feminist Nellie McClung, family matriarch and business woman May Bailey in the television series Wind at My Back, Hagar Shipley in Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel, and even characters in popular science fiction series like The Silver Surfer and Flash Gordon. In 1997, Douglas appeared on stage with her son Kiefer Sutherland at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and at the National Arts Centre in The Glass Menagerie. In 2000, she performed on stage in The Vagina Monologues. In 2006, she portrayed former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in the ABC mini-series The Path to 9/11.
In 2003, for her contributions to the performing arts, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
By 2009, Douglas was in a wheelchair due to a degenerative spine condition that caused her severe pain.
Douglas died on April 5, 2020, due to complications from pneumonia, three days after her 86th birthday.
Douglas moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1967 after marrying actor Donald Sutherland. She became involved in the American Civil Rights Movement, the campaign against the Vietnam War, and later on behalf of immigrants and women. She helped establish the fundraising group “Friends of the Black Panthers”. In 1969, she was arrested in Los Angeles, for Conspiracy to Possess Unregistered Explosives, after she allegedly attempted to purchase hand grenades for the Black Panthers. She claimed that the FBI was trying to frame her and spent five days in jail. Subsequently, the U.S. government denied her a work permit based on this incident. Douglas, by then divorced from Sutherland, was forced to leave the U.S. in 1977. She and her three children moved to Toronto. The courts eventually dismissed the case and exonerated her.
Douglas co-founded the first chapter in Canada of the Performing Artists for Nuclear Disarmament.
As the daughter of Tommy Douglas, who brought Medicare to Canada, she was also one of Canada’s most prominent activists in favour of the publicly funded health care system over privatized care. In the 2006 Canadian federal election, Douglas campaigned on behalf of the federal New Democratic Party. In 2012, she supported Brian Topp for that party’s leadership.
|1955||Joe MacBeth||Patsy||Crime drama film directed by Ken Hughes|
|1983||The Wars||Mrs. Lawson|
|1992||Passage of the Heart||Katherine Ward|
|1998||Barney’s Great Adventure||Grandma|
|2000||The Law of Enclosures||Myra|
|2000||Franklin and the Green Knight||Narrator||Video|
|1955||Rheingold Theatre||Molly Gaines||Episode: “The Long White Line”|
|1978||Nellie McClung||Nellie McClung||TV film|
|1982||Hangin’ In||Mrs. Ricardo||Episode: “Barnum and Baby”|
|1985||Turning to Stone||Lena||TV film|
|1986||Loose Ends||Elder Seth’s Wife||TV film|
|1987||Really Weird Tales||Edna Besley||TV film|
|1989||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Monica Logan||Episode: “Driving Under the Influence”|
|1990–1991||Street Legal||Mayor Riley||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|1992||Road to Avonlea||Miss Cavendish||Episode: “High Society”|
|1992||The Hat Squad||Episode: “Pilot”|
|1993||Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story||Vivian Karney||TV film|
|1995||Redwood Curtain||Schyler Noyes||TV film|
|1995||Johnny’s Girl||Mrs. Hardwick||TV film|
|1996–1997||Flash Gordon||Additional Voices||25 episodes|
|1996–2001||Wind at My Back||May Bailey||Main role (65 episodes)|
|1998||Silver Surfer||Infectia (voice)||Unknown episodes|
|1999||Shadow Lake||Margaret Richards||TV film|
|2000||A House Divided||Elizabeth Dickson||TV film|
|2001||Made in Canada||Cybill Thornbush||Episode: “Beaver Creek Commercials”|
|2002||The Christmas Shoes||Ellen Layton||TV film|
|2005||Robson Arms||Pauline Dubois||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2005||Corner Gas||Peg||Episode: “Trees a Crowd”|
|2006||The Path to 9/11||Madeleine Albright||TV film|
|2008||Degrassi: The Next Generation||Professor Dunwoody||Episode: “Bust a Move: Part 2”|
- (2000) Gemini Award for her performance in the 1999 TV film Shadow Lake.
- (2001) Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from Ryerson University.
- (2000) “Diamond Award” for her volunteerism, by the Variety Club an international charity for children in need
- (2002) Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
- (2003) Officer of the Order of Canada (OC) – October 24, 2003.
- (2004) awarded a space on the Wall of Fame at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
- (2004) received the “Distinguished Canadian Award” by the Seniors’ Education Centre at the University of Regina, an award first presented to her father almost 20 years before
- (2004) inducted with a star, on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto
- (2005) Honorary degree from Brandon University
- (2006) In November, Shirley gave an honorary lecture at Trent University
- (2009) Shirley Douglas was awarded the International Achievement Award at the 2009 Crystal Awards presented in Toronto by Women in Film & Television – Toronto, November 30, 2009
- (2012) Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal – Toronto, February 28, 2012
Ellis Louis Marsalis Jr. (November 14, 1934 – April 1, 2020) was an American jazz pianist and educator. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and 1990s as the patriarch of the musical Marsalis family, when sons Branford and Wynton became popular musicians.
Marsalis played saxophone during high school but switched to piano while studying classical music at Dillard University, graduating in 1955. He later attended graduate school at Loyola University New Orleans. In the 1950s and 1960s he worked with Ed Blackwell, Cannonball Adderley, Nat Adderley, and Al Hirt. During the 1970s, he taught at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. His students have included Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick Jr., Donald Harrison, Kent Jordan, Marlon Jordan, and Nicholas Payton.
Marsalis recorded nearly twenty of his own albums and was featured on many discs with such musicians as David “Fathead” Newman, Eddie Harris, Marcus Roberts, and Courtney Pine. As a teacher, he encouraged his students to learn from history while also making discoveries in music on their own. “We don’t teach jazz, we teach students,” he once said about his ability to teach jazz improvisation. As a leading educator at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, the University of New Orleans, and Xavier University of Louisiana, Marsalis influenced the careers of countless musicians, as well as his four musician sons: Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason. Marsalis retired from UNO in 2001. In May 2007, Marsalis received an honorary doctorate from Tulane University for his contributions to jazz and musical education.
Marsalis was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2018. The Ellis Marsalis Center for Music at Musicians’ Village in New Orleans is named in his honor. In 2010, The Marsalis family released a live album titled Music Redeems, which was recorded at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, as part of the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival. All proceeds from the sale of the album go directly to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.
Marsalis was a fraternity brother of Phi Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In 2015, Marsalis was named Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s 24th Man of Music, their highest honor given to a member, for advancing the cause of music in America through performance, composition or any other musical activity. In 2018, Marsalis was awarded an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of Music during its 50th annual High School Jazz Festival.
Marsalis and his wife were Catholic and raised all their children in the faith.
Marsalis and his sons were group recipients of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award.
- 1985 Syndrome
- 1985 Homecoming with Eddie Harris (Spindletop)
- 1986 Piano in E
- 1989 A Night at Snug Harbor, New Orleans (Somethin’ Else)
- 1990 Ellis Marsalis Trio (Blue Note)
- 1991 Jazzy Wonderland (Columbia)
- 1991 Heart of Gold (Columbia)
- 1993 Whistle Stop (Columbia)
- 1994 Joe Cool’s Blues with Wynton Marsalis (Columbia)
- 1996 Loved Ones with Branford Marsalis (Columbia)
- 1998 Twelve’s It (Sony)
- 1999 Duke in Blue (Sony)
- 2000 Afternoon Session (Music in the Vines/Sonoma Jazz)
- 2005 Ruminations in New York
- 2008 An Open Letter to Thelonious (Elm)
- 2011 A New Orleans Christmas Carol (Elm)
- 2012 Pure Pleasure for the Piano with Makoto Ozone (ECM)
- 2013 On the First Occasion (Elm)
- 2017 Live at Jazzfest 2017
- 2018 The Ellis Marsalis Quintet Plays the Music of Ellis Marsalis
As sideman or guest
With American Jazz Quintet
- 1987 From Bad to Badder
- 1996 In the Beginning
With Branford Marsalis
- 1986 Royal Garden Blues
- 2003 Romare Bearden Revealed
With Delfeayo Marsalis
- 1997 Musashi
- 2014 The Last Southern Gentlemen
With Wynton Marsalis
- 1981 Wynton Marsalis
- 1982 Fathers and Sons
- 1986 J Mood
- 1990 Standard Time, Vol. 3: The Resolution of Romance
With Marsalis family
With Irvin Mayfield
- 1998 Irvin Mayfield
- 2001 How Passion Falls
- 2008 Love Songs, Ballads, and Standards
- 2011 A Love Letter to New Orleans
With Kermit Ruffins
With Dave Young
- 1958 Boogie Live …1958, Ed Blackwell
- 1962 In the Bag, Nat Adderley
- 1984 Friends, Steve Masakowski
- 1987 King Midas & the Golden Touch, Michael Caine
- 1989 Have You Heard?, Rich Matteson
- 1990 Return to the Wide Open Spaces, David “Fathead” Newman with Cornell Dupree
- 1990 Solos (1940), Art Tatum
- 1991 As Serenity Approaches, Marcus Roberts
- 1992 25, Harry Connick Jr.
- 1996 In the Sweet Bye and Bye, Preservation Hall Jazz Band
- 1996 Next Generation, Harold Battiste
- 1996 Suite Memories, Gerald Wilson
- 1996 Ways of Warmdaddy, Wessell Anderson
- 2006 Marsalis Music Honors Series: Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Cobb
- 2006 The Sonet Blues Story: 1977, Snooks Eaglin
- 2008 Jazz for Peanuts, David Benoit
- 2008 Simply Grand, Irma Thomas
- 2009 Say It Plain, Scotty Barnhart
- 2015 A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas!, Count Basie Orchestra[21