Gone but not forgotten...

Celebrity Deaths – F


Larry Fine
Larry Fine
james Franciscus
James Franciscus
Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Betty Friedan
Betty Friedan
Glen Ford
Glenn Ford
Gerald Ford
Gerald R. Ford
Betty Ford
Betty Ford
Jerry Falwell
Jerry Falwell
Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett
John Forsythe
John Forsythe
Anne Francis
Anne Francis
Geraldine Ferraro
Geraldine Ferraro
Peter Falk
Peter Falk
James Farentino
James Farentino
John Frid
John Frid
Bonnie Lynn Fields
Bonnie Lynn Fields
Bonnie Franklin
Bonnie Franklin
Annette Funicello
Annette Funicello
Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina
David Frost
David Frost
Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. b. 1909 d. 2000 (heart attack)
Actor – Son of Douglas Sr. and 1st husband of Joan Crawford

John Fairfax b. 1937 d. 2012 (heart attack)
Adventurer – rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean

Percy Faith b. 1908. d. 1976
Composer – The Virginian

Peter Falk b. 1927 d. 2011 (Alzheimer’s disease)
Lieutenant Columbo in the TV series “Columbo” from 1971 – ’78 and 1989 – 2003

Jerry Falwell b. 1933 d. May 15, 2007
Founder and Chancellor of Liberty University

James Farentino b. 1938 d. January 24, 2012 (heart failure)
Actor – “The Final Countdown” “The Bold Ones” (TV: 1969-72)

Dennis Farina b. 1944 d. July 22, 2013 (a blood clot in his lung)
Detective Joe Fontana on “Law & Order”

Chris Farley b. 1964 d. 1997 (drugs)
Comedian – SNL

Richard Farnsworth b. 1920 d. 2000 (suicide by gunshot – he had terminal cancer)
Cowboy Stuntman turned actor

Charles Farrell b. 1901 d. 1990 (cardiac arrest)
Actor – My Little Margie’s dad

Minnesota Fats b. 1913 d. 1996 (congestive heart failure)
Pool Player

Farrah Fawcett b. 1947 d. 2009 (cancer)
Actress/ had many challenging roles but was best known for Charlie’s Angels

William Fawcett b. 1894 d. 1974
Actor – Pete Wilkie on Fury

Alice Faye b. 1915. d. 1998 (stomach cancer)
Actress – Melissa Frake in State Fair

Marty Feldman d. 1982 b. 1933 (heart attack)

Norman Fell b. 1924 d. 1998 (cancer)
Actor – Stanley Roper on Three’s Company

Federico Fellini b. 1920 d. 1993 (heart attack)
Director – La Dolce Vita

Freddy Fender b. 1937 d. October 14, 2006 (lung cancer)
Country singer – Before the Next Teardrop Falls

Vincent M. Fennelly b. 1920 d. December 4, 2000 (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
Producer – Rawhide, Trackdown, Stagecoach West, Maverick

Geraldine Ferraro b. 1935 d. 2011 (multiple myeloma)
3 term Congresswoman from NY and Vice Presidential candidate 1984 with Walter Mondale

Jose Ferrer b. 1909 d. 1992
Actor/Director – State Fair, George Clooney’s uncle via marriage to Rosemary Clooney!

Mary Fickett b. 1928 d. 2011
Actress – Nurse Ruth Martin “All My Children”

Bonnie Lynn Fields b. 1944 d. 2012 (throat cancer)
Actress / Dancer – A Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer

Arthur Fiedler b. 1894 d. 1979
Conductor – Boston Pops

John Fielder b. 1925 d. June 25, 2005
Actor – voice of Piglet in Walt Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh; Mr. Peterson on The Bob Newhart Show

Totie (Johnston) Fields b. 1930 d. 1978 (diabetes)

Peter Finch b. 1916 d. 1977 (heart attack)
Actor – Howard Beale in Newtork

Larry Fine b. 1902 d. 1975 (stroke)
One of the Three Stooges

Bobby Fischer b. 1943 d. January 17, 2008
World class chess champ and eccentric

Eddie Fisher b. 1928 d. 2010 (complications from hip surgery)
Singer – best known for his marriages to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens

Gail Fisher b. 1935 d. December 2, 2000
Actress – Peggy Fair on Mannix

Ella Fitzgerald b. 1918. d. 1996 (congestive heart failure)
Jazz Singer

Geraldine Fitzgerald b. 1913 d. July 17, 2005(respiratory distress & Alzheimers)
Actress – Wuthering Heights

Jim Fixx b. 1932 d. 1984 (heart attack – while jogging!)
Runner/writer – The Complete Book of Running

Ed Flanders b. 1934 d. 1995 (suicide)
Actor – Dr. Donald Westphall on St. Elsewhere

Robert “Bob” Flanigan b. 1926 d. 2011 (congestive heart failure)
Musician – last surviving original member of “The Four Freshman”

Richard Fleischer b. 1916 d. March 25, 2006
Director – Tora, Tora, Tora and Soylent Green

Art Fleming b. 1924 d. 1995 (pancreatic cancer)
Host – Jeopardy

Eric Fleming b. 1925 d. 1966 (drowned)
Actor – Gil Favor on Rawhide

Ian Fleming b. 1908 d. 1964 (heart failure)
Author – Bond, James Bond

Joe Flynn b. 1924 d. 1974 (heart attack)
Actor – Capt. Wallace Binghamton on McHale’s Navy

Shelby Foote b. 1916 d. June 27, 2005
Novelist and historian – “The Civil War: A Narrative”

Henry Fonda b. 1905 d. 1982 (heart failure)
Actor – Grapes of Wrath

Frankie Fontaine b. 1920 d. 1978
Actor/comedian – Crazy Guggenheim on the Jackie Gleason Show

Joan Fontaine b. 1917 d. Dec. 16, 2013 (natural)
Actress – starred in “Rebecca” and “Suspicion” (1941) sister to Olivia de Havilland

Malcolm Forbes b. 1919 d. 1990 (Threw himself a memorable 70th birthday party before his sudden death)

Scott Forbes b. 1920 d. 1997
Actor – Jim Bowie on Adventures of Jim Bowie

Betty Ford b. 1918 d. 2011 (complications from a stroke)
First Lady 1974 – ’77 and Founder of the Betty Ford Clinic

“Tennessee Ernie” Ford b. 1919 d. 1991 (liver disease)

Frankie Ford b. 1939 d. 2015
Singer – “Sea Cruise” (1959)

President Gerald R. Ford b. 1913 d. December 26, 2006
President of the United States 1974-1977

Glenn Ford b. 1916 d. August 30, 2006
Actor – The Blackboard Jungle and Put the Blame on Mame

John Ford b. 1895 d. 1973 (stomach cancer)
Director – Rio Bravo and many other Westerns

Steve Forrest b. 1925 d. 2013
Actor – Lt. Hondo Harrelson on tv show S.W.A.T. (1975-1976)

John Forsythe b. 1918 d. 2010 (colrectal cancer)
Actor – Bachelor Father, Dynasty and the voice of Charlie in Charlie’s Angels

Abe Fortas b. 1910 d. 1982
US Supreme Court Justice

Bob Fosse b. 1927 d.1987 (heart attack)

Dian Fossey b .1932 d. 1985 (murdered)
Zoologist/writer – Gorillas in the Mist

Preston Foster b. 1900 d. 1970
Actor – Capt. Zachary Wingate in Gunslingers

Conrad Fowkes b. 1933 d. 2009 (cancer)
Actor, original cast member of Dark Shadows played Frank Garner

Redd Foxx b. 1922 d. 1991(heart attack)
Comedian – Sanford and Sons

Sergio Franchi b. 1930 d. 1990 (brain cancer)

Anthony Franciosa b. d. January 19, 2006 (stroke)
Actor – The Long Hot Summer and The Name of the Game

Anne Francis b. 1930 d. 2011 (pacreatic cancer)
Actress- title role in Honey West series (1965-66) also the SciFi movie Forbidden Planet

Arlene Francis b. 1908 d. May 31, 2001
Actress – panelist on What’s My Line for 25 years

James Franciscus b. 1934 d. 1991 (emphysema)
Actor – Mike Longstreet

Francisco Franco Bahamonde b. 1892 d. 1975
Spanish Dictator

Pierre Franey b. 1921 d. 1996
Cookbook author

Otto Frank b. 1889 d. 1980
Anne Frank’s father

Steve Franken b. 1932 d. 2012
Actor – Chatsworth Osborne Jr. on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis

Felix Frankfurter b. 1882 d. 1965
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Bonnie Franklin b.1944 d. 2013 (pancreatic cancer)
Actress – portrayed Ann Romano on “One Day at a Time

Mary Frann b. 1943 d. 1998 (heart failure)
Actress – Wife of Bob Newhart on The Newhart Show

William Frawley b. 1887 d. 1966 (heart attack)
Actor – Fred Mertz on I Love Lucy and My Three Sons

“Smokin” Joe Frazier b. 1944 d. 2011 (liver cancer)
Boxer – heavyweight champ & Olympic gold medal winner

Alan Freed b. 1921 d. 1965
DJ and Rock pioneer

Victor French b. 1934 d. 1989 (lung cancer)
Actor – Isaiah Edwards in Little House on the Prairie; Mark Gordon on Highway to Heaven

John Frid b. 1924 d. 2012 (after a fall)
Actor – Barnabas Collins in “Dark Shadows” TV show

Florida Friebus b. 1909 d. 1988
Dobie Gillis’ mom and “the knitting patient” on the Bob Newhart Show

Betty Friedan b. 1921 d. February 4, 2006 (congestive heart failure)
Author – “The Feminine Mystique” and early leader of the feminist movement

David Frost b. 1939 d. Aug. 31, 2013 (heart attack)
Journalist, comedian, writer – Interviewed politicians including Nixon

Robert Frost b. 1874 d. 1963
Poet – The Road Not Taken

J. William Fulbright b.1905 d. 1995 (stroke)
Political heavy hitter

Annette Funicello b. 1942 d. 2013 (complications from multiple sclerosis)
Actress / Singer – popular “Mouseketeer” on the original Mickey Mouse Club (1955-1959) also “Beach Party” genre movies

Allen Funt b. 1914 d. 1999 (suffered a stroke in 1993; never fully recovered)
Candid Camera guy

Harvey Fuqua b. 1928 d. 2010 (heart attack)
Singer/Songwriter – The Moonglows