Dan Peek (November 1, 1950 – July 24, 2011) was a member of the rock band, America, from 1970 to 1977, together with Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. He contributed lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, and harmonica to their recordings during his tenure in the band. As a member of America, Peek contributed with four Top 100 singles: "Don't Cross The River" (#35), his most successful single "Lonely People" hit (#5), "Woman Tonight" (#44), and "Today's the Day" (#23). "Lonely People" and "Today's the Day" also hit number 1 on the Billboard AC charts. Although he did not write them, "Ventura Highway", "Sister Golden Hair", "Tin Man (song)", and "A Horse with No Name" are also collaborations of Peek's.
Dan Peek Cause of Death Dan Peek died of undisclosed causes on July 24, 2011 Dan Peek was 60 years old at the time of his death
Dolores Fuller (born Dolores Eble; March 10, 1923 – May 9, 2011) was an American actress and songwriter best known as the one-time girlfriend of the low-budget film director Edward D. Wood, Jr. She played the protagonist's girlfriend in Glen or Glenda, co-starred in Wood's Jail Bait, and had a minor role in Bride of the Monster. Later, Elvis Presley recorded a number of her songs written for his films.
Ed Wood (1994 film) Fuller was portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker in Tim Burton's 1994 Wood biopic Ed Wood.
Dolores Fuller Cause of Death Dolores Fuller died at her Las Vegas home after a long illness. Dolores Fuller was 88 years old at the time of her death.
Dana Wynter (born Dagmar Winter; June 8, 1931 – May 5, 2011) was a German-born British actress, who was brought up in England and Southern Africa. She appeared in film and television for more than forty years beginning in the 1950s, most notably in the original version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Dana Wynter Cause of Death Dana Wynter died on 5 May 2011 from congestive heart failure at the Ojai Valley Community Hospital's Continuing Care Center; she was 79 years old. She had suffered from heart disease in later years, and was transferred from the hospital's intensive care unit earlier in the day. Her son Mark said she was not expected to survive, and "she stepped off the bus very peacefully", 33 days short of her 80th birthday.
David Oswald Nelson (October 24, 1936 – January 11, 2011) was an American actor, director, producer, and son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of late singer Ricky Nelson.
Career David and Ricky Nelson, along with their parents, appeared on the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in the 1950s and 1960s. During the run of the series, Nelson directed several episodes. After the series' end, Nelson continued acting, directing and producing. Nelson's last film appearance was in Cry-Baby (1990).
Death of David Nelson David Nelson died on January 11, 2011 in Century City, California of complications from colon cancer.
Don Van Vliet (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians he called The Magic Band, active between 1965 and 1982, with whom he recorded 12 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with free jazz, avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.
Death of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) Captain Beefheart died of complications from multiple sclerosis Captain Beefheart was 69 years old at the time of his death
Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I do
Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He played nine full seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.
Death of Don Meredith Don Meredith died on December 5, 2010, at the age of 72 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
Denise Borino-Quinn (January 6, 1964 – October 27, 2010) was a television actress who had a recurring role as Ginny Sacramoni, the overweight wife of New York mob boss Johnny Sack in the television series The Sopranos.
She was born in Roseland, New Jersey. She attended the same high school West Essex High School, the same school at Sopranos creator David Chase although nearly 30 years apart.
With no acting experience she attended the casting call in Harrison, New Jersey in 2000 because to support a friend because she said that thought it would be fun to watch the crowds. She was picked from 14,000 actresses. She had been a legal assistant in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Death of Denise Borino-Quinn Denise Borino-Quinn married Chris Quinn, Jr., in 2005. He died in March 2010. Denise Borino-Quinn died seven months later from liver cancer. She was 46 years old at the time of her death.
Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 - May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker and artist. Hopper became interested in acting and eventually became a student of the Actors Studio. He made his first television appearance in 1955, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films. He directed and starred in Easy Rider (1969), winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer of the film's script.
Death of Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Venice at 8:15 a.m. surrounded by family and friends, from complications of prostate cancer
Related past blog posts on Dennis Hopper (hollywoodmemoir.com)
* Rebel Without a Cause (1955) * I Died a Thousand Times (1955) * Giant (1956) * Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) * The Story of Mankind (1957) * Sayonara (1957) (voice only) * From Hell to Texas (1958) * The Young Land (1959) * Key Witness (1960) * Night Tide (1961) * Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964) * The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) * Queen of Blood (1966) * The Trip (1967) * Cool Hand Luke (1967) * The Glory Stompers (1968) * Hang 'Em High (1968) * Panic in the City (1968) * Easy Rider (1969) (Director) * True Grit (1969) * The Festival Game (1970) (documentary) * The American Dreamer (1971) (documentary) * The Last Movie (1971) (Director) * The Other Side of the Wind (1972) (unfinished) * Crush Proof (1972) * Kid Blue (1973) * Tracks (1976) * Mad Dog Morgan (1976) * The American Friend (1977) * The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1977) * Flesh Color (1978) * Last In, First Out (1978) * Apocalypse Now (1979) * Bloodbath (1979) * Out of the Blue (1980) (Director) * Reborn (1981) * King of the Mountain (1981) * Neil Young: Human Highway (1982) * Rumble Fish (1983) * The Osterman Weekend (1983) * White Star (1983) * The Dynamite Coffin Stunt (1983) * Jungle Warriors (1984) * The Inside Man (1984) * My Science Project (1985) * Riders of the Storm (1986) * The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) * River's Edge (1986) * Blue Velvet (1986) * Hoosiers (1986) * Running Out of Luck (1987) * Black Widow (1987) * Straight to Hell (1987) * O.C. and Stiggs (1987) * The Pick-up Artist (1987) * Blood Red (1989) * Chattahoochee (1989) * Flashback (1990) * Hollywood Mavericks (1990) (documentary) * Catchfire (1990) (Director) * Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) (documentary) * Motion & Emotion (1990) (documentary) * Sunset Heat (1991) * Paris Trout (1991) * Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) (documentary) * Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991) (documentary) * The Indian Runner (1991) * Eye of the Storm (1991) * SnowwhiteRosered (1991) (documentary) * Red Rock West (1992) * The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993) * Boiling Point (1993) * Super Mario Bros. (1993) * True Romance (1993) * Chasers (1994) * Speed (1994) * Search and Destroy (1995) * Waterworld (1995) * Cannes Man (1996) * Carried Away (1996) * Space Truckers (1996) * Basquiat (1996) * The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996) * Top of the World (1997) * The Good Life (1997) * The Blackout (1997) * Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997) (documentary) * Road Ends (1997) * Black Dahlia (1998) (video game) * Michael Angel (1998) * Meet the Deedles (1998) * Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius (1999) (documentary) (narrator) * The Prophet's Game (1999) * Lured Innocence (1999) * The Source (1999) (documentary) * EDtv (1999) * Straight Shooter (1999) * Jesus' Son (1999) * The Venice Project (1999) * Bad City Blues (1999) * The Spreading Ground (2000) * Jason and the Argonauts (2000) * Luck of the Draw (2000) * Welcome to Hollywood (2000) * Held for Ransom (2000) * Ticker (2001) * Choke (2001) * Knockaround Guys (2001) * Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton (2001) (documentary) * L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001) * 1 Giant Leap (2002) (documentary) * I Don't Know Jack (2002) (documentary) * Unspeakable (2002) * Leo (2002) * Venice: Lost and Found (2002) (documentary) * The Piano Player (2002) * Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003) (documentary) * A Decade Under the Influence (2003) (documentary) * Dennis Hopper: Create (or Die) (2003) (documentary) * The Night We Called It a Day (2003) * Legacy (2004) * The Keeper (2004) * Out of Season (2004) * Tell Them Who You Are (2004) (documentary) * Inside Deep Throat (2005) (documentary) (narrator) * House of 9 (2005) * Hoboken Hollow (2005) * Americano (2005) * Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern (2005) (documentary) * Champion (2005) (documentary) * The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) * Land of the Dead (2005) * Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005) (documentary) * Tainted Love (2006) * The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose (2006) (documentary) * Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006) (documentary) (narrator) * 10th & Wolf (2006) * Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006) (documentary) * 3055 Jean Leon (2006) (documentary) * Memory (2006) * By the Ways: A Journey with William Eggleston (2007) (documentary) * Hell Ride (2008) * Sleepwalking (2008) * Bananaz (2008) (documentary) * Elegy (2008) * Générations 68 (2008) (documentary) * Swing Vote (2008) * Chelsea on the Rocks (2008) (documentary) * Palermo Shooting (2008) * Ferlinghetti: A City Light (2008) (documentary) * An American Carol (2008) * Shooting Palermo (2008) (documentary) * The Brothers Warner (2008) (documentary) * No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008) (documentary) * Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (2008) (documentary) * The Last Film Festival (2009) * Forever (2009) * Deadly Creatures (2009) (video game) * Alpha and Omega (2010)
* The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys (1964) * Screen Test#1 (1965) * Screen Test#2 (1965) * Screen Test#3 (1966) * Screen Test#4 (1966) * Luke (1967) * A Hero of Our Time (1985) * New Scenes from America (2003)
Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American actress, having appeared in films, television and on stage. She was best-known for her long-running role in the sitcom Designing Women (1986-1993). She had been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives in 2007.
Death of Dixie Carter Dixie Carter died on April 10, 2010. No cause was immediately disclosed. Carter is survived by Hal Holbrook, her husband of nearly 26 years, and two daughters from a previous marriage.
In 2006-07 Carter found renewed fame with a new generation of fans as the very disturbed and disturbing Gloria Hodge on Desperate Housewives, earning an Emmy nomination for her work on the series. Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry started out in Hollywood as Carter's assistant on the set of Designing Women.
Doug Fieger (August 20, 1952 - February 14, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer for The Knack, and co-wrote the 1979 hit "My Sharona", with lead guitarist, Berton Averre.
Before forming The Knack, Doug Fieger played bass and sang lead in the group Sky, which was founded by producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic, Blind Faith) when Fieger was still in high school. Sky recorded two albums for RCA Records, produced by Miller with Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin).
Fieger played bass guitar in the German progressive rock band Triumvirat for a short period in 1974.
In addition to performing, Fieger also produced the Rubber City Rebels debut album for Capitol Records and another album for LA-based club staples Mystery Pop. He and Rebels drummer Brandon Matheson had been bandmates in The Sunset Bombers and had one album released on Ariola Records, before Fieger formed The Knack.
Fieger underwent brain surgery in August 2006 to have two tumors removed, and has since had chemotherapy to treat lung cancer. He is the younger brother of attorney Geoffrey Fieger.
Death of Doug Fieger Doug Fieger died of cancer. He was 57 years old at the time of his death
Donald Shepard Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television news producer and executive, best known for creating 60 Minutes, the CBS television news magazine in 1968, which at the time of his death, was the longest-running prime-time broadcast on American television. Under Hewitt's leadership, 60 Minutes was the only news program ever rated the nation's top-ranked television program, an achievement it accomplished five times.
Death of Don Hewitt In March 2009, Hewitt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from which he died on August 19, 2009, at his home in Bridgehampton, New York. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Marilyn Berger, and four children
David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine, December 8, 1936 - June 3, 2009) was an American actor, best known for his work in Kung Fu and more recently in Kill Bill.
Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Ardanelle Abigail (née McCool) and noted American actor John Carradine
Carradine was known for his roles as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu (as well as the sequels in the 1980s and 1990s), as well as 'Big' Bill Shelly in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha (1972), folksinger Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory (1976), Abel Rosenberg in Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg (1977), and as Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2 (2003, 2004, respectively).
Death of David Carradine On June 4, 2009, Carradine was found dead in his room at the Park Nai Lert Hotel in Junfan Mulay, Bangkok, Thailand. The initial police investigation indicated that Carradine had hanged himself using a cord of the type which is used with curtains. Circumstances suggested that the death was an autoerotic asphyxiation.
David Carradine Filmography continues next page
David Carradine Filmography
The Violent Ones
Heaven with a Gun
Young Billy Young
'Big' Bill Shelly
Kwai Chang Caine
The Long Goodbye
Dave aka Socrates - Marlowe's Cellmate
Death Race 2000
Coy 'Cannonball' Buckman
Bound for Glory
The Serpent's Egg
Thunder and Lightning
Circle of Iron
The Blind Man/Monkeyman/Death/Changsha
Gray Lady Down
The Long Riders
Trick Or Treats
Lone Wolf McQuade
The Warrior and the Sorceress
Dr. Robert Winchester
North and South
Kung Fu: The Movie
Kwai Chang Caine
Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Jozek Mardulak/Count Dracula
Bird on a Wire
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw
Waxwork II: Lost in Time
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Kwai Chang Caine
Last Stand at Saber River
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
Danny La Rue, OBE (July 26, 1927 - May 31, 2009) was an Irish-born British entertainer known for his singing and drag impersonations.
Accolades He was made an OBE in the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours List. Other accolades included Royal Variety Performance appearances in 1969, 1972 and 1978, Variety Club of Great Britain Showbiz Personality of the Year (1969), Theatre Personality of the Year (1970), Entertainer of the Decade (1979) and the Brinsworth Award from the EABF for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment profession and the community.
Death of Danny La Rue La Rue suffered a mild stroke in January 2006 and all of his planned performances were cancelled. He had several subsequent strokes. He died at his home shortly before midnight on 31 May 2009 after suffering from prostate cancer. His friend Annie Galbraith was with him at their home in Kent at the time of death
Personal life La Rue would often perform parts of his show in men's clothes, and was often seen out of costume on television. In later life, he was more candid about his private life, including his homosexuality. La Rue lived for many years with his partner and manager, Jack Hanson, until Hanson's death in Australia in 1985, following a stroke.
Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (August 1, 1933 - May 4, 2009) was a Golden Globe - nominated American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, and chef. He is the husband of actress Carol Arthur, and the father of actor, writer, director Peter DeLuise, and actors David DeLuise and Michael DeLuise
Death of Dom DeLuise Dom DeLuise died in his sleep, peacefully, at Los Angeles hospital after a long illness. Dom DeLuise was 75 years old at the time of his death.
DeLuise is probably best known as a regular in Mel Brooks's films. He appeared in The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Silent Movie, History of the World, Part I, Spaceballs & Robin Hood: Men in Tights. In Silent Movie (1976), Brooks plays a film director and his strange friends, DeLuise (as "Dom Bell") and Marty Feldman, struggle to produce the first major silent film in forty years. Brooks's late wife, actress Anne Bancroft, directed Dom in Fatso (1980). He also had a cameo in Johnny Dangerously as the Pope, and in Jim Henson's The Muppet Movie as a wayward Hollywood talent agent who comes across Kermit the Frog singing "The Rainbow Connection" in the film's opening scene.
Dean Martin & Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise's Filmography & TV works on next page
Filmography tom thumb (1958) Diary of a Bachelor (1964) Fail-Safe (1964) The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) The Busy Body (1967) What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968) The Twelve Chairs (1970) Norwood (1970) Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971) Every Little Crook and Nanny (1972) Blazing Saddles (1974) The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) Silent Movie (1976) The World's Greatest Lover (1977) Sextette (1978) The End (1978) The Cheap Detective (1978) The Muppet Movie (1979) (cameo) Hot Stuff (1979) (also director) The Last Married Couple in America (1980) Fatso (1980) Wholly Moses (1980) Smokey and the Bandit II (1980) History of the World, Part I (1981) The Cannonball Run (1981) Peter-No-Tail (1981) (voice in English dubbed version) The Secret of NIMH (1982) (voice) The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) Cannonball Run II (1984) Johnny Dangerously (1984) Haunted Honeymoon (1986) An American Tail (1986) (voice) A Taxi Driver in New York (1987) Spaceballs (1987) (voice only) Going Bananas (1988) Oliver & Company (1988) (voice) The Princess and the Dwarf (1989) All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) (voice) Loose Cannons (1990) Driving Me Crazy (1991) An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991) (voice) Munchie (1992) (voice only) The Magic Voyage (1992) (voice) Almost Pregnant (1992) The Skateboard Kid (1993) (voice only) Happily Ever After (1993) (voice) Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Don't Drink the Water (1994) The Silence of the Hams (1994) A Troll in Central Park (1994) (voice) All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996) (voice) Red Line (1996) Boys Will Be Boys (1997) The Good Bad Guys (1997) Between the Sheets (1998) (Cameo) The Godson (film) (1998) An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island (1998) (voice) Baby Geniuses (1999) An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999) (voice) Lion of Oz (2000) (voice) The Brainiacs.com (2000) It's All About You (2001) Always Greener (2001) My X-Girlfriend's Wedding Reception (2001) Remembering Mario (2003) (voice only) Girl Play (2004) Breaking the Fifth (2004) Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm (2006) (voice)
Television Amazing Stories (TV series) (1 Episode Guilt Trip) The Entertainers (1964–1965) The Dean Martin Summer Show (regular performer in 1966) The Dom DeLuise Show (1968) (summer replacement for Jackie Gleason) The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (regular performer from 1971 - 1972) The Roman Holidays (1972) (cancelled after four months) The Dean Martin Show (regular performer from 1972 - 1973) Lotsa Luck (1973–1974) Only with Married Men (1974) The Muppet Show (1977) [Guest] Happy (1983) (also executive producer) The Dom DeLuise Show (1987 - 1988) 21 Jump Street (1989) Die Laughing (1990) Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (1991) (voice) Fievel's American Tails (1991 - 1992) (voice) Candid Camera (host from 1991 - 1992) The Ren & Stimpy Show (cast member from 1993 - 1995) (voice) Married... With Children (1993) (voice) Burke's Law (1994–1995) seaQuest DSV (1994) Tin Soldier (1995) Shari's Passover Surprise (1996) 3rd Rock from the Sun (1997) Dexter's Laboratory Cow and Chicken Hercules: The Animated Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1998) All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (1996 - 1999) (voice) Charlie Horse Music Pizza (1998 - 1999) Stargate SG-1 episode "Urgo" (2000) Robot Chicken (2005) (guest voice) "Spaceballs: The Animated Series" (2008) (voice)