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Celeste Holm, Oscar-winning actress, 'Oklahoma!', dies 95

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Celeste Holm (April 29, 1917 – July 15, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television actress, known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Gentleman's Agreement (1947), as well as for her Oscar-nominated performances in Come to the Stable (1949) and All About Eve (1950) and originating the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! (1943).

Celeste Holm cause of death
Celeste Holm died of heart attack.  Celeste Holm was 95 years old at the time of her death.

In June 2012, Holm was admitted to New York's Roosevelt Hospital with dehydration after a fire in Robert De Niro's apartment in the same Manhattan building. She suffered a heart attack on July 13 in the facility, dying at home on July 15, where she chose to spend her final days. She is survived by husband Frank Basile and her sons.

According to her husband, Holm had been treated for memory loss since 2002, suffered skin cancer, bleeding ulcers and a collapsed lung, and had hip replacements and pacemakers.

2 Hollywood Walk of Fame:
1502 Vine St,
6805 Hollywood Blvd

CELESTE HOLM TRIBUTE

Dick Clark, 'American Bandstand', Dies 82

Richard Wagstaff "Dick" Clark (November 30, 1929 - April 18, 2012) was an American game-show host, radio and television personality, and businessman. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years. Clark is best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, five versions of the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Clark has long been known for his departing catchphrase, "For now, Dick Clark...so long," delivered with a military salute, and for his youthful appearance, earning the moniker "America's Oldest Teenager."

Dick Clark cause of death
Dick Clark died of a massive heart attack in his home after undergoing a procedure.
Dick Clark was 82 at the time of his death.

Clark suffered a significant stroke in late 2004. With speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his New Year's Rockin' Eve show on December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006. Subsequently, he appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and every New Year's Rockin' Eve show since then.

Daytime Emmy Awards tribute to American Bandstand and Dick Clark

Davy Jones, Monkees lead singer, dies 66

David Thomas "Davy" Jones (December 30, 1945 – February 29, 2012) was an English rock singer-songwriter and actor best known as a member of The Monkees.

Davy Jones cause of death
On the morning of 29 February 2012, Jones was found dead at his Indiantown, Florida home. His publicist announced that Jones had suffered a massive heart attack in his sleep. Jones is survived by his widow Jessica and four daughters.
Davy Jones was 66 years old at the time of his death

Monkees - Daydream Believer. Davy Jones in red shirt (lead singer)

Robert Hegyes, Epstein from 'Welcome Back, Kotter' dies 60

Robert Hegyes (May 7, 1951 – January 26, 2012) was an American actor best known for his portrayal of high school student Juan Epstein on the 1970s American sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.

Robert Hegyes Cause of Death
On January 26, 2012, after suffering from chest pains at his Metuchen, New Jersey home, Hegyes died from an apparent heart attack at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. Robert Hegyes was 60 years old at the time of his death.

Welcome Back, Kotter Wedding Scene (this video is likely to get deleted)

Alan Sues, 'Laugh-In' regular, dies 85

Alan Grigsby Sues (March 7, 1926 – December 1, 2011) was an American comic actor widely known for his roles on the 1968–1973 television series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Sues' on-screen persona was campy, outrageous and contained verbal slapstick; typical of his humor was a skit that found him following a pair of whiskey-drinking cowboys to a Wild West bar and requesting a frozen daiquiri. Sues' recurring characters on the program included Big Al the Sportscaster and Uncle Al the Kiddie's Pal. He also parodied castmate JoAnne Worley when she left the show, appearing in drag.

He was the only known gay man on TV at that time.

Alan Sues cause of death
Alan Sues died of heart attack.
Alan Sues was 85 years old at the time of his death

Laugh-In - Uncle Al, the kiddies Pal

Francesco Quinn, Actor, Anthony Quinn's son, died 48

Francesco Daniele Quinn (March 22, 1963 – August 5, 2011) was an Italian-born American actor. The third son of Oscar winner Anthony Quinn, Francesco is perhaps best known for his breakout role as Rhah in Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon (1986).

Francesco Quinn appeared in many feature films including the New York Independent Film Festival winner Placebo Effect. He acted with his father in several films, including A Star For Two with Lauren Bacall. The two Quinns also had the opportunity to share the role of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea, son and father playing the character as a young and old man.

Francesco Quinn has appeared extensively in television guest star roles in crime and thriller dramas.
He also voiced Mirage/Dino in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Francesco Quinn cause of death
Francesco Quinn died on August 5, 2011, in Malibu after a heart attack.
Francesco Quinn was 48 years old at the time of his death

Interview with Francesco Quinn

Andrew Gold, singer 'Lonely Boy', 'Thank you for being a friend', died 59

Andrew Maurice Gold (August 2, 1951  – June 3, 2011) was an American singer, musician and songwriter. His work includes the Top 10 single "Lonely Boy" (1977), as well as the singles "Thank You for Being a Friend" (1978), and "Never Let Her Slip Away" (1978).

"Thank You for Being a Friend" was a theme song for "The Golden Girls"

Andrew Gold was a prolific multi-instrumentalist as artist, producer, film composer, session musician, actor, painter, and singer.

Andrew Gold was born in Burbank, California, and later joined a family business. His mother is singer Marni Nixon (who provided the singing voice for numerous actresses, notably Natalie Wood in West Side Story, Deborah Kerr in The King and I, and Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady); his father was Ernest Gold, the Academy Award-winning composer for the movie Exodus. He has two younger sisters. Gold began writing songs at the age of 13.

Andrew Gold Cause of Death
Gold died on June 3, 2011, Andrew died in his sleep at age 59 from Heart Attack. He leaves behind his wife, Leslie Kogan; daughters Emily, Victoria and Olivia and his mother, Marni Nixon.

Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy 

Andrew Gold - Thank you for being a friend

Andrew Gold - Official Website

John Barry, James Bond composer dies 77

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (November 3, 1933 – January 30, 2011) was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series' distinctive style.

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Barry received a number of awards for his work, including five Academy Awards; two for Born Free, and one each for The Lion in Winter (for which he also won a BAFTA Award), Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves (for which he also won a Grammy Award).

Death of John Barry
John Barry died of a heart attack on 30 January 2011 at his Oyster Bay home.
John Barry was 77 years old at the time of his death.

John Barry - Greatest Hits

 

John Dye, 'Touched By An Angel' Star dies 47

John Carroll Dye (January 31, 1963 – January 10, 2011) was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the television series Touched by an Angel.

Death of John Dye
Dye was found dead in his home in San Francisco, California on January 10, 2011, family have reported that he passed away from a heart attack.

John Dye in "The Perfect Weapon" (1/2)

George Steinbrenner, Yankees owner, died of heart attack, 80

George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 - July 13, 2010) is a businessman and owner and former principal executive of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries have made him one of the sport's most controversial figures.

Steinbrenner is known as a hands-on executive, earning the nickname "The Boss." His tendency to meddle in daily on-field decisions, and to hire and fire (and sometimes re-hire) managers led then-Yankees skipper Dallas Green to give him the derisive nickname "Manager George."

During Steinbrenner's ownership since 1973, the longest in club history, the Yankees have earned 11 pennants and 7 World Series titles.

Death of George Steinbrenner
George Steinbrenner died of heart attack.
George Steinbrenner was 80 years old at the time of his death

Meinhardt Raabe, 'Wizard Of Oz' Munchkin Coroner, Dies 94

Meinhardt Raabe (September 2, 1915 – April 9, 2010) was an American  actor. One of the last surviving Munchkin-actors in The Wizard of Oz, he was also the last surviving cast member with any dialogue in the film.

Raabe still made occasional appearances at Wizard of Oz conventions and celebrations across the country. In 2008 he was honored by the International Wizard of Oz Club with the organization's L. Frank Baum Memorial Award.

Death of Meinhardt Raabe
He died on April 9, 2010 from a heart attack at age 94.

He was the coroner in The Wizard of Oz in 1939, with his only lines being:

As coroner, I must aver
I thoroughly examined her
And she's not only merely dead
She's really, most sincerely dead!

Alex Chilton, Influential Singer from Box Tops (The Letter), Dies 59

William Alexander Chilton
Born: December 28, 1950, Memphis, Tennessee
Died: March 17, 2010, New Oleans, (aged 59)

Alex Chilton was an American songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer best known for his work with the pop-music  bands the Box Tops and Big Star. Chilton's early commercial sales success in the 1960s as a teen vocalist for the Box Tops was not repeated in later years with Big Star and in his indie music solo career on small labels, but he did draw a loyal following in the indie and alternative music fields.

Death of Alex Chilton:
Chilton was taken to hospital in New Orleans on March 17, 2010, complaining of health problems, and died the same day of a suspected heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Laura and son, Timothy.

Box Tops, The Letter - Alex Chilton Singing

 

Peter Graves, 'Mission: Impossible' Star, Dies 83

Born: Peter Aurness March 18, 1926 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Died: March 14, 2010 (aged 83) Pacific Palisades, California

Peter Graves was an American  film and television  actor. He was known for his starring role in the television series Mission: Impossible from 1967 to 1973, and its revival, from 1988 to 1990. He was the younger brother of character actor James Arness.

Death of Peter Graves
Graves died on March 14, 2010, just four days prior to his 84th birthday. He collapsed outside his home in Pacific Palisades, shortly after returning from a Sunday brunch with his family. His daughter tried to revive him, but failed. According to Graves' business manager, Graves died of a heart attack

Awards
Peter Graves won a Golden Globe Award in 1971 for his role as Jim Phelps in the series Mission: Impossible.
He won an Emmy Award for outstanding informational series in 1997 as host of A&E Biography

Hollywood Walk of Fame
Peter Graves' star was added just 5 months before his death

Airplane - Trailer

 

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Peter Grave Filmography

    * Winning Your Wings (1942) (short subject)
    * Up Front (1951)
    * Fort Defiance (1951)
    * The Congregation (1952)
    * Red Planet Mars (1952)
    * Stalag 17 (1953)
    * War Paint (1953)
    * East of Sumatra (1953)
    * Beneath the 12-Mile Reef (1953)
    * Killers from Space (1954)
    * The Yellow Tomahawk (1954)
    * The Raid (1954)
    * Black Tuesday (1954)
    * Fort Yuma (1955)
    * The Long Gray Line (1955)
    * Robbers' Roost (1955)
    * Wichita (1955)
    * The Naked Street (1955)
    * The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    * The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
    * It Conquered the World (1956)
    * Hold Back the Night (1956)
    * Canyon River (1956)
    * Beginning of the End (1957)
    * Bayou (1957)
    * Death in Small Doses (1957)

   

    * Wolf Larsen (1958)
    * A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
    * A Rage to Live (1965)
    * Texas Across the River (1966)
    * The Ballad of Josie (1967)
    * Mission: Impossible vs. the Mob (1968) (compilation of episodes released to European theaters)
    * Sergeant Ryker (1968)
    * The Five Man Army (1969)
    * Where Have All The People Gone? (1974) (TV movie)
    * Scream of the Wolf (1974)
    * Sidecar Racers (1975)
    * The Mysterious Monsters (1976) (documentary) (narrator)
    * High Seas Hijack (1978) (in English version)
    * The Clonus Horror (1979)
    * Survival Run (1980)
    * Airplane! (1980)
    * The Guns and the Fury (1981)
    * Savannah Smiles (1982)
    * Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
    * The Winds of War (1983)
    * Number One with a Bullet (1987)
    * War and Remembrance (1988)
    * Addams Family Values (1993)
    * House on Haunted Hill (1999)
    * Men in Black II (2002)
    * Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

James Gurley, guitartist, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 69

James Gurley (December 22, 1939 – December 20, 2009) was an American musician. He is best known as the guitar player of Big Brother and the Holding Company, a psychedelic/acid rock band from San Francisco.

Relationship with Janis Joplin
A few weeks after Janis Joplin joined the band, James began having an affair with her. Once James and Janis became involved, he moved out of the apartment he shared with his wife and moved in with Janis. According to Janis, that arrangement ended the day Nancy came barging through the front door of Janis's apartment. "What an embarrassing situation," Janis told Jim Langdon later. "His old lady comes marching into my bedroom with the kid and the dog and confronts us." James continued his affair with Janis for a while, but eventually returned to Nancy, who forgave both him and Janis, with whom she had a close friendship. In 1966, the members of Big Brother, along with their wives and children, all moved into a single house in Lagunitas, California.

Death of James Gurley
James Gurley passed away on December 20, 2009, of a heart attack at home in Palm Desert, Ca, just two days before his 70th birthday.

Big Brother & The Holding Co. feat. Janis Joplin, James Gurley on Guitar

Kim Peek - 'Rain Man' inspiration dies 58

Kim Peek (11 November 1951 – 19 December 2009) was an American prodigious savant known as a megasavant. He had a photographic or eidetic memory, but also social developmental disabilities, possibly resulting from congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman, in the movie Rain Man. He was not autistic and likely had FG syndrome.

Kim Peek was born with macrocephaly, damage to the cerebellum, and, perhaps most important, agenesis of the corpus callosum, a condition in which the bundle of nerves that connects the two hemispheres of the brain is missing; in Peek's case, secondary connectors such as the anterior commissure were also missing. There is speculation that his neurons made other connections in the absence of a corpus callosum, which results in an increased memory capacity.

Death of Kim Peek
Peek died on 19 December 2009, of a heart attack. He is survived by his father.  He was 58 years old at the time of his death

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