Gone but not forgotten...

Celebrity Deaths 2014

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


Russell Johnson
January 16

Dave Madden
January 16

Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 02

Richard Bull
February 03

Shirley Temple Black
February 10

Sid Caesar
February 12

Ralph Waite
February 13

Harold Ramis
February 24

Jim Lange
February 25

David Brenner
March 15

James Rebhorn
March 21

Mickey Rooney
April 06

Bob Hoskins
April 29
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
May 2

Maya Angelou
May 28

Ann B Davis
June 01
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
June 15
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
June 24
Meshach Taylor
Meshach Taylor
June 28
James Garner
James Garner
July 19
Robin Williams
Robin Williams
August 11
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
August 12
Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
August 24
Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
September 04
Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe
September 11
geoffrey holder
Geoffrey Holder
October 05
Marcia Strassman
Marcia Strassman
October 25
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobley
December 9
Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
December 21
Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrmann
December 31

Gone But Not Forgotten – 2014

January

02 – Jay Traynor, Singer – Jay of Jay and the Americans, “She Cried” – age 70

03 – Phil Everly, Singer – younger half of the duo The Everly Brothers, “Wake Up Little Susie” – age 74

03 – Alicia Rhett, Actress / painter – India Wilkes in “Gone With The Wind” – age 98

16 – Russell Johnson, Actor – the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island“(1964-1967) – age 89

16 – Dave Madden, Actor – the manager Reuben Kincaid on “The Partridge Family” (1970-1974) – age 82

16 – Ruth Duccini, Actress – last surviving female Munchkin from the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz – age 95

27 – Pete Seeger, Singer / songwriter – folk singer, wrote “If I Had a Hammer”, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone – age 94

February

01 – Maximilian Schell, Actor – “Judgment at Nuremberg,” – age 83

02 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor / director – “Capote”, “Scent of a Woman”, “Twister” – age 46

03 – Richard Bull, Actor – Mr. Oleson on “Little House on the Prairie” – age 89

10 – Shirley Temple Black, Actress – 1934 film “Bright Eyes” with the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop” – age 85

12 – Sid Caesar, Comedian – “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour” – age 91

13 – Ralph Waite, Actor – John Walton, Sr. on “The Waltons” and Jackson Gibbs on “NCIS” – age 85

13 – Nigel Pickering, Musician – founder of the 1960s folk-rock group “Spanky and Our Gang” – age 81

16 – Mary Grace Canfield, Actress – Ralph Monroe the carpenter on Green Acres – age 89

18 – Maria Franziska von Trapp, Singer – last of “The Sound of Music” siblings, portrayed as “Louisa” – age 99

20 – Garrick Utley, Journalist – worked for NBC for 30 years anchoring the weekend news and specials – age 74

24 – Harold Ramis, Actor – Egon Spengler in “Ghostbusters” and Russell Ziskey in “Stripes” – age 69

25 – Jim Lange, Radio and TV Host – hosted “The Dating Game” (1965-1980) – age 81

March

05 – Geoff Edwards, Game Show Host – “Jackpot” and “The New Treasure Hunt” – age 83

06 – Sheila MacRae, Actress – the replacement Alice Kramden on “The Jackie Gleason Show” (1966-70) – age 89

15 – David Brenner, Comedian – the most frequent guest on Johnny Carson’s “The Tonight Show” – age 78

21 – James Rebhorn, Actor – Secretary of Defense Albert Nimzicki in “Independence Day” – age 65

30 – Kate O’Mara, Actress – Caress Morell, the sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins) in “Dynasty” (1986) – age 74

April

06 – Mickey Rooney, Actor – performed on stage and in films from 1920 till 2014, Boys Town (1938) – age 93

19 – Kevin Sharp, Musician – C&W performer and motivational author and speaker – age 43

20 – Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Boxer – Pro boxer who was wrongly jailed for 20 years, a song was written about his case – age 76

29 – Bob Hoskins, Actor – “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”,”Mona Lisa” – age 71

May

02 – Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Actor – “77 Sunset Strip” and The F.B.I. – age 95

05 – Jackie Lynn Taylor, Actress – as a child was in “Our Gang” (1934-’35) – age 88

18 – Jerry Vale, Singer / Actor – his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was a favorite at sporting events – age 83

22 – Matthew Cowles, Actor – Billy Clyde Tuggle on “All My Children” (1977-2013 intermittently) – age 69

25 – Bunny Yeager, Model and fashion photographer (see swimsuit photo’s this site) – age 85

28 – Maya Angelou, Author / Poet – She was also an actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs – age 86

31 – Marilyn Beck, Columnist – authored Hollywood gossip columns in multiple medias – age 85

June

01 – Ann B. Davis, Actress – Schultzy in “The Bob Cummings Show” (1955-59) and Alice in “The Brady Bunch” (1969-74) – age 88

11 – Ruby Dee, Actress / screenwriter – “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961) also civil rights activist, married to Ossie Davis – age 91

15 – Casey Kasem, Radio Disk Jockey – American Top 40, American Top 20 and American Top 10 (1970-2009) – age 82

22 – Steve Rossi, Singer / Comedian – the straight man half of the comedy duo “Allen & Rossi” with Marty Allen – age 82

24 – Eli Wallach, Actor – Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly(1966); Calvera in The Magnificent Seven – age 98

26 – Howard Baker, Politician – Senator for Tennessee (1967–1985), Senate Majority Leader (1981–1985), White House Chief of Staff (1987–1988)- age 88

: 27 – Bobby Womack, R&B Singer – inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Across 110th Street” – age 70

: 28 – Meshach Taylor, Actor – Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women (1986-1993) – age 67

30 – Bob Hastings, Actor – Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy – age 89

July

07 – Dick Jones, Actor – Artimer “Artie” Peters, nephew of Buck Peters, in the Hopalong Cassidy film – age 87

16 – Johnny Winter, Musician – Grammy Award winning blues guitarist and producer, wrote for and played with Muddy Waters – age 70

17 – Elaine Stritch, Actress / singer – primarily a stage actrees also Jack Donaghy’s mother, Colleen, on NBC’s 30 Rock – age 89

19 – James Garner, Actor – Bret Maverick in Maverick (1957-1962) also Rockford Files (1974-’80) – age 86

19 – Skye McCole Bartusiak, Child Actress – Mel Gibsons daughter in The Patriot and young Marilyn Monroe in the TV miniseries Blonde – age 21

August

04 – James Brady, While he was the White House Press Secretary he was shot in the head during an assignation attempt on President Ronald Reagan – age 73

08 – Danny Murphy, Actor – a quadriplegic since he was 19, appeared in several Farrelly Bros. movies incl. “There’s Something About Mary” – age 58

09 – Ed Nelson, Actor – Dr. Michael Rossi on “Peyton Place” (1964-1969) – age 85

11 – Robin Williams, Actor / Comedian – “Good Will Hunting”, “Mork & Mindy“, “Dead Poets Society” – age 63

12 – Lauren Bacall, Actress – “Dark Passage”, “Key Largo”, “How to Marry a Millionaire” married to Humphrey Bogart – age 89

24 – Richard Attenborough, Actor / Director – “Miracle on 34th Street”, and “Jurassic Park” directed “Gandhi”- age 90

31 – Jimi Jamison, Singer – frontman for Survivor “Eye of the Tiger” and sang the “Baywatch” theme – age 63

September

04 – Joan Rivers, Comedian/Writer/TV Host – best known for her self deprecating humor and celebrity bashing – age 81

06 – Molly Glynn, Actress – played a ER Doctor in “Chicago Fire” – age 46

09 – Bob Suter, Athlete – member of the Miracle on Ice 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and won the gold medal – age 57

10 – Richard Kiel, Actor – played the steel-toothed Jaws in two James Bond movies – age 74

11 – Bob Crewe, Songwriter/singer/music producer – wrote and produced many of The Four Seasons hits – age 83

17 – George Hamilton IV, Songwriter/singer – C&W star, sang at Grand Ole Opry, “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” – age 77

20 – Polly Bergen, Actress/singer – Helen Morgan in “The Helen Morgan Story”, Peggy Bowden in “Cape Fear” – age 84

27 – Sarah Goldberg, Actress – Sarah Glass Camden on “7th Heaven” tv series – age 40

October

04 – Paul Revere, Musician – front man and organist for Paul Revere and The Raiders, “Indian Reservation” & “Kicks” – age 76

05 – Geoffrey Holder, Actor/ choreographer/ dancer – bad guy Baron Samedi in “Live and Let Die” – age 84

05 – Misty Upham, Actress – Lila Littlewolf in “Frozen River” – age 32

09 – Jan Hooks, Actress/Comedian – was a player on Saturday Night Live SNL (1986-1991) – age 57

14 – Elizabeth Peña, Actress / Director Rosie Morales-Valenzuela in “La Bamba” – age 55

20 – Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Designer – dressed Jacqueline Kennedy, Ann Hathaway, Amy Adams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Penélope Cruz, etc., etc – age 82

21 – Benjamin C. Bradlee, Journalist – Executive Editor of The Washington Post (1968-1991), responsible for the uncovering of the Watergate scandal – age 93

25 – Jack Bruce, Musician – bass guitarist, singer and songwriter for the group Cream (1966-68) – age 71

25 – Marica Strassman, Actress – Julie Kotter in “Welcome Back, Kotter” – age 66

November

11 – Carol Ann Susi, Actress – voice of Mrs. Wolowitz on “Big Bang Theory” – age 62

17 – Jimmy Ruffin, Singer – recorded “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” – age 78

19 – Mike Nichols, Director – The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Birdcage – age 83

December

03 – Ian McLagan, Musician / keyboardist – played with Small Faces and Faces – age 69

07 – Ken Weatherwax, Actor – Pugsley on the original Addams Family (1964-’66) – age 59

09 – Mary Ann Mobley, Actress / Beauty Queen – Miss America 1959 and tv shows Fantasy Island and Diff’rent Strokes – age 75

14 – Bess Myerson, Miss America 1945, she was the first Jewish Miss America – age 90

21 – Billie Whitelaw, Actress – Mrs Baylock, the demonic nanny in “The Omen” – age 82

22 – Joe Cocker, Singer – sang “With a Little Help from My Friends” at Woodstock – age 70

22 – Christine Cavanaugh, Voice actress – voiced Babe in “Babe”, Gosalyn Mallard in Darkwing Duck – age 51

30 – Beau Kazer, Actor – Brock Reynolds on “The Young and the Restless” – age 63

31 – Edward Herrmann, Actor – FDR in “Eleanor and Franklin” and Richard Gilmore in “The Gilmore Girls” – age 71

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