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Celebrity Deaths 2019

The Fiftiesweb is grateful to Paula Valenzuela for her very gracious help with compiling Celebrity Deaths 2019!

JANUARY

celebrity deaths 2019 - Dayrl Dragon

Daryl Dragon
Carol Channing - celebrity death 2019

Carol Channing
celebrity death - Kaye Ballard

Kaye Ballard

 


02 – Daryl Dragon, Singer/songwriter – known as The Captain in musical duo “The Captain and Tennille” hit songs “Love Will Keep Us Together”, “Muskrat Love” – age 76 (renal failure)

02 – Bob Einstein, Actor/comedy writer – created stuntman character Super Dave Osborne – age 76 (leukemia)

02 – Gene Okerlund, Wrestling announcer – known as “mean Gene” inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame (2006) – age 76 (complications from a fall)

06 – William Sheppard, Actor(UK) – warden of the Klingon gulag in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” (1991) – age 86

11 – Verna Bloom, Actress – played Sarah Belding in “High Plains Drifter” (1973) – age 80 (dementia)

13 – Bonnie Guitar, C&W Singer – biggest hit “Dark Moon” (1957) which was a C&W/pop crossover song – age 95

15 – Carol Channing, Actress/singer/comedian – “Hello Dolly” (1964 & 1995) won (4) Tony Awards, (1) Golden Globe and (1) Grammy – age 97 *(editors note: I saw Ms Channing in Hello Dolly in ’64 and ’95 and met her in ’95. She was a great actress and a wonderful person, she will be missed)

17 – Windsor Davies, Actor(WAL) – played Battery Sergeant Major Williams in BBC TV show “It Ain’t Half Hot Mum” (1974-’81) – age 88

21 – Kaye Ballard, Actress/comedian – played Kaye Buell in “The Mothers-in-Law” (1967-’69) and was a regular on “Match Game” (1962) – age 93

21 – Maxine Brown, C&W Singer – with the country trio The Browns, biggest hit; “The Three Bells” (1959) – age 87 (heart and kidney disease)

21 – Michel Legrand, Musical composer (FR) – two Academy Awards, “The Windmills of Your Mind” (1968) and the score to “Summer of ’42” – (1971) – age 86

21 – Olga Loizon, Restaurateur – started “Olga’s Kitchen” chain in metro Detroit – age 92

25 – Steve Bell, Journalist – was the news anchor for ABC’s morning show Good Morning America (1975-’86) – age 83

29 – James Ingram, Singer/songwriter – two-time Grammy Award-winner, top hits; “Baby, Come to Me” (1982), “I Don’t Have the Heart” (1983) – age 66 (brain cancer)

30 – Dick Miller, Actor – character actor in “Gremlins” (1984), “Gremlins 2: The New Batch” (1990) – age 90

31 – Candice Earley, Actress – played Donna Tyler Beck on TV soap opera “All My Children” (1978-2005)- age 68 (Multiple system atrophy)


FEBRUARY

Julie Adams, celebrity deaths 2019

Julie Adams
celebrity death 209 - Peter Tork

Peter Tork
Kathrine Helmond celebrity death

Kathrine Helmond
Jan-Michael Vincent celebrity deaths 2019

Jan-Michael Vincent

 


01 – Clive Swift, Actor (UK) – played Richard Bucket on the BBC soap opera “Keeping Up Appearances” (1990-’95) – age 82

03 – Julie Adams, Actress – starred in “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954), Eve Simpson on “Murder, She Wrote” (1984-’96) – age 92

03 – Kristoff St. John, Actor – played Neil Winters on TV soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (1991-2019) – age 52 (suicide)

07 – John Dingell, Politician – United States House of Representatives from Michigan (1955-2015) longest sitting Congressman – age 92

07 – Frank Robinson, MLB Baseball player – Baseball Hall of Fame, 14-time All-Star, 586 career home runs, first ever black MLB manager – age 83 (bone cancer)

08 – Albert Finney, Actor(UK) – “Tom Jones” (1963), “Big Fish” (2003), “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007) – age 82

09 – Carmen Argenziano, Actor – played Jacob Carter on TV sci-fi “Stargate SG-1” – age 75

10 – Jan-Michael Vincent, Actor – played Stringfellow Hawke on the TV show “Airwolf” (1984–86) – age 73 (cardiac arrest)

19 – Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion designer – he headed the fashion houses of Chanel, Fendi and Lagerfeld – age 85

20 – Vinny Vella, Actor – played Artie Piscano in movie “Casino” (1995) and HBO TV show “The Sopranos” (1999-’07) – age 72 (liver cancer)

21 – Beverley Owen, Actress – played Marilyn Munster on TV show “The Munsters” – age 81

21 – Peter Tork, Musician/actor – he was keyboardist and bass guitarist for pop group and TV show “The Monkees” – age 77 (adenoid cystic carcinoma)

22 – Clark James Gable, Reality TV host – grandson of Clark Gable and host of reality show “Cheaters” – age 30

22 – Brody Stevens, Comedian/actor – Comedy Central TV reality show “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” – age 48 (suicide)

22 – Morgan Woodward, Actor – played Marvin “Punk” Anderson in TV show “Dallas” also, the Walking Boss, in movie “Cool Hand Luke” (1967) – age 93

23 – Katherine Helmond, Actress – played Jessica Tate on TV show “Soap” (1977-’81) and Mona Robinson on “Who’s the Boss?” (1984-’92) – age 89 (Alzheimer’s)

25 – Mark Hollis, Singer/songwriter (UK) – founder of the pop group Talk Talk, top songs “It’s My Life” and “Life’s What You Make It” – age 64

25 – Lisa Sheridan, Actress – appeared in TV shows “Halt and Catch Fire” and “Journeyman” (2005) – age 44 (complications of chronic alcoholism)

27 – Nathaniel Taylor, Actor – played Rollo Lawson in TV show “Sanford and Son” (1972-’77) – age 80 (heart attack)

28 – André Previn, Conductor/composer – scored music for over 50 Hollywood films, four Academy Awards and 10 Grammy awards – age 89


MARCH

celebrity death 2019 - Luke Perry

Luke Perry

 


04 – Keith Flint, Musician/singer/dancer (UK) – frontman for dance/music group “Prodigy”, hit songs “Firestarter” and “Breathe” (1996) – age 49 (suicide)

04 – Roberta Haynes, Actor – prominent roles in “The Fighter” (1952), “Return to Paradise” (1953) and many others – age 91

04 – Luke Perry, Actor – played Dylan McKay on the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000) and Fred Andrews on the CW series “Riverdale” – age 52 (stroke)

08 – Marshall Brodien, Actor/magician – played Wizzo the Wizard on WGN TV show “The Bozo Show” (1968-’94) – age 84 (Alzheimer’s)

09 – Jed Allan, Actor – played Rush Sanders on TV show “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990-2000) and C.C. Capwell on “Santa Barbara” (1984-’93) – age 84

10 – Freeda Foreman, Professional boxer – daughter of former heavyweight champ George Foreman – age 42 (suicide)

11 – Hal Blaine, Drummer – drummer in Phil Spector’s house band “The Wrecking Crew” played on #1 hits; “Be My Baby” (1963), “Good Vibrations” (1966) – age 90

11 – Julia Ruth Stevens, Babe Ruth’s adopted step daughter – age 102

16 – Dick Dale, Musician/guitarist – known as “The King of the Surf Guitar”, “Secret Surfin’ Spot” from the 1963 movie, Beach Party – age 81

16 – Richard Erdman, Actor – character actor in over one hundred films, played chief Hoffy in “Stalag 17” (1953) – age 93

22 – Scott Walker, Singer/songwriter (UK) – frontman for The Walker Brothers, top song “Make It Easy on Yourself” (1965) – age 76

24 – Nancy Gates, Actress – contract actress for RKO Studios, “Comanche Station” (1959), “Some Came Running” and “Suddenly” – age 93

28 – Bill Isles, Musician – original member of “The O’Jays” (1958-present), “Back Stabbers” (1972) – age 78 (cancer)

30 – Tania Mallet, Actress (UK) – played Tilly Masterson in James Bond movie “Goldfinger” (1964) – age 77

31 – Nipsey Hussle, Rap singer/songwriter – nominated for Best Rap Album in 2019 for Victory Lap – age 33 (murdered)


APRIL

Georgia Engel celebrity death 2019

Georgia Engel
Fay McKenzie celebrity death 2019

Fay McKenzie

 


02 – Kim English, Singer – had many hits on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts including “Unspeakable Joy” and “Missing You” – age 48 (kidney failure)

03 – Dennis Day, (day the body was found) Child actor – an original member of Disney’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” – age 76

04 – Roberta Haynes, Actress – prominent roles in “The Fighter” (1952), “Return to Paradise” (1953) – age 91

06 – Jim Glaser, C&W Singer – #1 hit, “You’re Gettin’ to Me Again” (1984) – age 81 (heart attack)

07 – Seymour Cassel, Actor – nominated for an Academy Award for “Faces” (1968), appeared in many John Cassavetes and Wes Anderson films – age 84 (Alzheimer’s disease)

10 – Earl Thomas Conley, C&W Singer/songwriter – had eighteen #1 hits on country charts, including “Holding Her and Loving You” – age 77 (cerebral atrophy)

15 – Georgia Engel, Actress – played Georgette Baxter on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” (1972-’77), nominated for five Emmy Awards – age 70

15 – Joe Terry (Joe Terranova), Singer – original member of Danny & the Juniors, “At The Hop” (1957) – age 78

16 – Fay McKenzie, Actress/singer – appeared in five singing cowboy films with Gene Autry, acted from 10 months old to 100 – age 101 (in her sleep)

17 – Chet Coppock, Sportscaster/sports author – inducted into the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame for his many years of sport coverage (2003) – age 70 (car accident)

21 – Ken Kercheval, Actor – played Cliff Barnes on TV show “Dallas” (1978-’91) – age 83 (pneumonia)

22 – Dave Samuels, Musician – vibraphonist for the jazz group Spyro Gyra – age 70 (long term illness)

25 – John Havlicek, NBA Basketball player – played 16 seasons for Boston Celtics, won eight NBA championships – age 79 (Parkinson’s disease)

25 – Larry “Flash” Jenkins,, Actor/director/producer – appeared in many films like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), “Fletch” (1985), “The Presidio” – age 63 (heart attack)

28 – Troy Shafer, TV host/contractor – starred in DIY Network’s “Nashville Flipped” – age 38 (unknown)

29 – John Singleton, Director/screenwrite/producer – directed “Boyz n the Hood” and nominated for an Academy Award for his directing – age 51 (stroke)

30 – Boon Gould, Musician (UK) – founding member of rock group Level 42, biggest hit “Something About You” – age 64

30 – Peter Mayhew, Actor (UK) – played Chewbacca in five “Star Wars” movies and in many appearances for children causes – age 74 (heart attack)


MAY

celebrity death 2019 - Peggy Lipton

Peggy Lipton
Doris Day Celebrity Death

Doris Day
Tim Conway - Celebrity Death 2019

Tim Conway

 


02 – John Starling, Musician – an International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Winner (1991) founder of the bluegrass group The Seldom Scene – age 79 (congestive heart failure)

04 – JR Cobb, Musician/songwriter – founding member of Atlanta Rhythm Section (1972-’87), wrote hit songs “Spooky” and “Stormy” – age 75 (heart attack)

05 – Barbara Perry, Actress/singer/dancer – played Pickles (Buddy Sorrell’s wife) on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961-’66) – age 97

08 – Jim Fowler, TV host/zoologist – co-host and host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” (1985-’88) – age 89 (complications of heart disease)

09 – Freddie Starr, Comedian,singer/actor (UK) – lead singer in the group “Midniters” (1960’s) and had several self titled TV shows in the 1990’s – age 76

11 – Peggy Lipton, Actress/model/singer – played Julie Barnes in TV show “The Mod Squad” (1968-’73) also Norma Jennings in “Twin Peaks” (1990-’91) – age 72 (colon cancer)

11 – Pua Magasiva, Actor (NZ) – played Shane Clarke, the Red Ranger from “Power Rangers Ninja Storm” – age 38 (unknown)

13 – Doris Day, Actress/singer – as a singer she recorded over 650 popular songs (1947-’67), signature song “Que Sera Sera”, as an actress in movies “Calamity Jane” (1953), “Pillow Talk” (1959), “Move Over Darling” (1963), as a an actress on TV “The Doris Day Show” (1968-73) – age 97

14 – Tim Conway, Comedian – one of the comedy troupe on the TV show “The Carol Burnett Show” (1967-’78) also played Ensign Parker on TV show “McHale’s Navy” (1962-’66) – age 85 (dementia)

15 – Chuck Barksdale, Singer – founding member of doo-wop group “The Dells” performed over 50 years, hit song “Oh, What a Nite” – age 84

16 – Ashley Massaro, WWE wrestler/TV host/model – WWE star and contestant on Survivor: China (2007) – age 39 (suicide by hanging)

17 – Herman Wouk, Author – Pulitzer Prize winner for “The Caine Mutiny” also wrote “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” – age 103

18 – Melvin Edmonds, R&B Singer – member of the group “After 7”, top hits: “Can’t Stop,” “Ready or Not” – age 65

 

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