Gone but not forgotten...

Celebrity Deaths 2013

The Fiftiesweb is grateful to Paula Valenzuela for her very gracious help with compiling this list!

Patti Page
Patti Page
January 01
Ned Wertimer
Ned Wertimer
January 08
Conrad Bain
Conrad Bain
January 14
Stan Musial
Stan Musial
January 19
Patty Andrews
Patty Andrews
January 30
Lou Meyers
Lou Meyers
February 19
Dale Robertson
Dale Robertson
February 27
Bonnie Franklin
Bonnie Franklin
March 01
Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
April 04
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
April 08
Annette Funicello
Annette Funicello
April 08
Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Winters
April 11
Allen Arbus
Allen Arbuss
April 19
Dr Joyce Brother
Dr Joyce Brothers
April 19
Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton
May 31
Esther Williams
Esther Williams
June 06
James Gandoifini
James Gandoifini
June 19
Cory Monteith
Cory Monteith
July 13
Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina
July 22
Eileen Brennan
Eileen Brennan
July 28
Michael Ansara
Michael Ansara
July 31
Karen Black
Karen Black
August 08
David Frost
David Frost
August 31
Ed Lauder
Ed Lauder
October 16
Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace
October 25
Jane Kean
Jane Kean
November 26
Paul Walker
Paul Walker
November 30
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
December 05
Peter O'Toole
Peter O’Toole
December 14
Jane Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
December 16
Andy Granatelli
Andy Granatelli
December 29
James Avery
James Avery
December 31

Gone But Not Forgotten – 2013

January

01 – Patti Page, Singer – Top selling female artist of the 1950’s, songs include “Tennessee Waltz” & “(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window” – age 85

08 –  Ned Wertimer, Actor – Ralph Hart the doorman on “The Jeffersons” (1975 – ’85) – age 89

14 –  Conrad Bain, Actor – Phillip Drummond in “Diff’rent Strokes” and Dr. Arthur Harmon on “Maude” – age 89

16 –  Pauline Phillips, Columnist – under the pen name Abigail Van Buren, she wrote the “Dear Abby” advice column (1956 – 2002)- age 94

17 –  Robert Chew, Actor – played Proposition Joe on “The Wire” – age 52

17 –  James Hood, Activist – in 1963 he enrolled in an Alabama University desite Gov. George Wallace’s “stand in the schoolhouse door” policy – age 70

19 –  Stan Musial, Athlete – “Stan the Man”, played MLB from 1941 – 1963, was a record 24-time All-Star selection, had 3,630 hits – age 92

19 –  Earl Weaver, MLB Manager – Managed the Baltimore Orioles (1968–1982; 1985–1986) – age 82

30 –  Patty Andrews, Singer – Last surviving Andrews Sister, “Boogie, Woogie Bugle Boy” – age 94

February

01 – Ed Koch, Politician – 3 term Mayor of New York City and NY Congressman for 2 terms – age 88

02 – Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, baseball Player – inspiration for the movie “A League of Their Own” – age 88

04 – Reg Presley, Singer / songwriter – The Trogs – biggest hit was “Wild Thing” – age 71

04 – Donald Byrd, Muscian – a jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, biggest hit was “Black Byrd” – age 80

05 – Paul Tanner, Musician / teacher – Trombonist with The Glen Miller Band (1935 – ’42) – age 95

05 – Robin Sachs, Actor – Ethan Rayne on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – age 61

11 – Rick Huxley, Musician – bassist for “The Dave Clark Five” – age 72

11 – Mark Balelo, Auction House Owner – appeared on reality series “Storage Wars” – age 40

16 – Tony Sheridan, Singer / songwriter – recorded several songs singing with the Beatles (1961) – age 72

17 – Mindy McCready, C&W Singer – “Guys Do It All the Time” – age 37

18 – Jerry Buss, Businessman – owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball franchise – age 80

19 – Lou Meyers, Actor – Mr. Gaines on “A Different World” (1987-’93) – age 77

23 – Damon Harris, Singer – performed with the Temptations (1971-’75) – age 62

25 – Dan Toler, Musician – guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band – age 65

27 – Dale Robertson, Actor – Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-’62), Iron Horse (1966 – ’68), Death Valley Days (1969-’72) – age 89

27 – Richard Street, Singer – member of The Temptations (1971 – ’93) – age 70

March

01 – Bonnie Franklin, Actress – portrayed Ann Romano on “One Day at a Time” (1975 -’84) – age 69

03 – Robert E.(Bobby)Rogers Singer / songwriter – original member of The Miracles (1956 – ’11) – age 73

04 – Fran Warren, Singer – biggest hit, “A Sunday Kind Of Love” – age 87

06 – Alvin Lee, Musician – lead guitarist for Ten Years After, performed at Woodstock – age 68

19 – Harry Reems, Actor – starred in pornographic movies in the 1970’s – age 65

19 – Henry Bromell, Producer – Exec. Producer of “Homeland” also “Northern Exposure” & “Chicago Hope” – age 65

26 – Don Payne, Producer / Writer – co-executive producer of “The Simpsons” tv series – age 48

28 – Richard Giffiths, Actor – Vernon Dursley in the “Harry Potter” films – age 65

April

01 – Shain Gandee, Actor – star of MTV reality series “Buckwild” – age 21

02 – Milo O’Shea, Actor – played the Judge in the movie “The Verdict” with Paul Newman – age 86

02 – Jane Henson, Puppeteer – Co-creator of the “Muppets” – age 78

04 – Roger Ebert, Journalist – Pulitzer Prize winning film critic and screenwriter – age 70

08 – Margaret Thatcher, Politician – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1979 – 1990) – age 87

08 – Annette Funicello, Actress – popular “Mouseketeer” on the original Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1959) also “Beach Party” genre movies- age 70

11 – Jonathan Winters, Comedian / Actor – The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters (1972–’74) also Mork & Mindy – age 87

13 – Frank Bank, Actor – Clarence “Lumpy” Rutherford on “Leave It To Beaver” (1957 – ’63) – age 71

16 – Pat Summerall, Athlete / Broadcaster – “the voice of the NFL” did commentary for CBS & Fox – age 82

16 – George Beverly Shea Gospel singer and hymn composer – described as “America’s beloved Gospel singer” – age 104

19 – Allan Arbus, Actor – psychiatrist Dr. Sidney Freedman on “MASH” (1972-1983) – age 95

22 – Richie Havens, Musician – folk singer and guitarist who’s song “Freedom” opened the 1969 Woodstock Festival – age 72

26 – George Jones, Musician – known as the greatest C&W singer for the last 5 decades – age 81

May

04 – Mario Machado, Newsman – award winning TV anchor also starred in RoboCop, Rocky III and more movies as a reporter – age 78

08 – Jeanne Cooper, Actress – Katherine Chancellor on the soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (1973–2013) – age 84

13 – Dr. Joyce Brothers, Psychologist – syndicated advice columnist (1960-2013), radio and television personality also – age 85

18 – Steve Forrest, Actor – Lt. Hondo Harrelson on tv show S.W.A.T. (1975-1976)- age 87

20 – Ray Manzarek, Musician – keyboardist and founding member of The Doors (1965-1973) – age 74

31 – Jean Stapleton, Actress – Edith Bunker on “All in the Family” (1971-1979)- age 90

June

03 – Deacon Jones, Athlete – Pro football player (1961-1974),he coined the term “sack the quarterback” – age 74

06 – Esther Williams, Swimmer & Actress – appeared in movies that featured swimming and diving – age 91

19 – James Gandoifini, Actor – played Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos” age – 51

19 – Slim Whitman, C&W Singer – known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto – age 90

23 – Bobby Bland, Musician – blues and soul singer “Turn On Your Love Light” – age 83

July

07 – Joe Conley, Actor – Ike Godsey the storekeeper on “The Waltons” – age 85

13 – Cory Monteith, Actor / Singer – Finn Hudson on the tv series “Glee” – age 31

20 – Helen Thomas, Journalist – United Press International (UPI) for 57 years – age 92

22 – Dennis Farina, Actor – Detective Joe Fontana on “Law & Order” – age 69

27 – David (Kidd) Kraddick, Radio DJ – syndicated radio show out of Dallas, TX – age 53

28 – William Scranton, Politician – Governor of Pennsylvania (1963-1967)and Ambassador to the U.N. (1976) – age 96

28 – Eileen Brennan, Actress – Doreen Lewis the mean Captain in “Private Benjamin” – age 80

30 – Harry F. Byrd, Jr., Politician – U.S. Senator from Virginia (1965-1983) – age 98

31 – Michael Ansara, Actor – Cochise in tv show “Broken Arrow” (1956-1958) – age 91

August

08 – Karen Black, Actress – “Easy Rider” (1969), “Five Easy Pieces” (1970) and many more – age 74

10 – Eydie Gormè, Singer – worked with husband Steve Lawrence, “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” – age 84

14 – Lisa Robin Kelly, Actress – Laurie Forman on “That ’70s Show” – age 42

19 – Lee Thompson Young, Actor – Disney Channel TV series “The Famous Jett Jackson” – age 29

20 – Elmore Leonard, Jr, Novelist – “Get Shorty”, “Mr. Majestyk”, “3:10 to Yuma” – age 87

24 – Julie Harris, Actress – “East of Eden” (1955) “Requiem for a Heavyweight” (1962) – age 87

31 – David Frost, Journalist, comedian, writer – Interviewed politicians including Nixon – age 74

September

16 – Patsy Swayze, Dancer / Choreographer – Mother of Patrick Swayze – age 86

18 – Ken Norton, Heavyweight boxer – won the title from Muhammad Ali, (1973) – age 70

October

01 – Tom Clancy, Author – many of his books made into movies, “The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games” – age 66

16 – Ed Lauter, Actor – character actor, “The Magnificent Seven Ride!”, “ER”, “Golden Years”, hundreds more – age 74

25 – Marcia Wallace, Actress – receptionist Carol Kester on “Bob Newhart Show” (1972 – 1978) – age 70

27 – Lou Reed, Musician – 1960’s group “The Velvet Underground” also solo hit “Walk on the Wild Side” – age 71

November

11 – Shirley Mitchell, Actress – “I Love Lucy” played Lucy’s friend Marion Strong (last surviving cast member) – age 94

26 – Jane Kean, Actress – Trixie Norton in the “The Honeymooners Show” (1966-1970) – age 90

30 – Paul Walker, Actor – Brian O’Conner in “The Fast and the Furious” films – age – 40

December

05 – Nelson Mandela, Political Figure – inspired the revolt to end apartheid in S. Africa; President of S. Africa (1994-1999) – age 95

08 – Don Mitchell,  Actor – Mark Sanger in Ironside (1967-75) – age 70

12 – Tom Laughlin, Actor – wrote, co-produced and starred in four “Billy Jack” movies – age 82

14 – Peter O’Toole, Actor – T. E. Lawrence in “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), nominated for seven Academy Awards – age 81

16 – Joan Fontaine, Actress – starred in “Rebecca” and “Suspicion” (1941) sister to Olivia de Havilland – age 96

16 – Ray Price, C&W Singer – “For the Good Times”, “Night Life” – age 87

21 – John Eisenhower, Army Brigadier General and son of President Dwight Eisenhower – age 91

29 – Andy Granatelli, Car Racing Promoter and Designer – was CEO and sponsor for STP (motor oil company) – age 90

31 – James Avery, Actor – Philip Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” – age 65

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