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Jimi Jamison, Survivor Lead Singer, Dies 63

Jimmy Wayne "Jimi" Jamison (August 23, 1951 – August 31, 2014) was an American rock vocalist and songwriter, best known as the longtime frontman of rock bands Cobra and platinum-selling Survivor and as the voice and co-writer of the theme song for Baywatch.

Jimi Jamison cause of death

Jamison died at the age of 63 on August 31, 2014, from a heart attack.

SURVIVOR - Eye Of The Tiger (live Nagoya 1986)

Jimi Jamison - I'm Always Here (Baywatch OST)

Dick Jones, voice of Pinocchio, dies 87

Richard Percy "Dick" Jones (February 25, 1927 – July 7, 2014) was an American actor who achieved some success as a child actor and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and television. He may be best-known as the voice of Pinocchio in the 1940 Walt Disney film Pinocchio.

Dick Jones Cause of Death

Jones died after a fall at his home on July 7, 2014 from apparent natural causes. Dick Jones was 87 years old at the time of his death.

George Jones, Country Music legend, dies 81

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George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American country music singer known for his long list of hit records, his distinctive voice and phrasing, and his marriage to Tammy Wynette.

George Jones cause of death

Cause of death was not released.  George Jones died April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He was hospitalized April 18 with fever and irregular blood pressure.  George Jones was 81 years old at the time of his death.

George Jones - I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair

Kathryn Joosten, 'Desparate Housewives' actress dies 72

Kathryn Joosten (December 20, 1939 – June 1, 2012) was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives, for which she won two Emmy Awards, and for her recurring role in The West Wing as Dolores Landingham.

In 2005 and 2008, Joosten won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series for her portrayal of Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives.

In 2001, she quit her 45 year smoking habit when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. In September 2009, Joosten was diagnosed with lung cancer for a second time. She subsequently underwent surgery and four rounds of chemotherapy, and was officially declared cancer-free in January 2010.

Kathryn Joosten cause of death
Joosten subsequently died of lung cancer on June 1, 2012. Her death followed, by a few weeks, the on-screen death of her character Karen McCluskey on the final episode of Desperate Housewives.

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)

Etta James, American Singing Legend, Dies 73

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 - January 20, 2011) was an American singer whose style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in the mid 1950s, she gained fame with hits such as "Dance With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she claimed she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems including drug addiction before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album, The Seven Year Itch.

She is regarded as having bridged the gap between rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and is the winner of six Grammys and seventeen Blues Music Awards. She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008. Rolling Stone ranked James number twenty-two on their list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number sixty-two on the list of the 100 Greatest Artists.

Etta James cause of death
Etta James died of Cancer (Leukemia). Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow,
Etta James was 73 years old at the time of her death

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Etta James was discovered by Johnny Otis. He died a day before Etta James' death

Recent quote from Etta James on Beyonce (when Beyonce sang 'At Last' for president Obama on February 2009)
"I can't stand Beyonce. She has no business up there, singing up there on a big ol' president day ... singing my song that I've been singing forever."

At Last - Etta James

At Last - Studio Version

Steve Jobs, Apple founder, dies 56

Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.

On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple's CEO. In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple's board of directors.

Steve Jobs cause of death
Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer.
Steve Jobs was 56 years old at the time of his death.

Forbes Editors On Great Steve Jobs Moments

Gualtiero Jacopetti, Maker of ‘Mondo Cane,’ Dies 91

Gualtiero Jacopetti (September 4, 1919 – August 17, 2011) was an Italian director of documentary films.

Gualtiero Jacopetti was born in Barga, in northern Tuscany. With Paolo Cavara and Franco Prosperi is the originator of Mondo films, also called shockumentaries.

The movie's theme song, "More," was nominated for an Oscar.

Mondo Cane - Movie Trailer

 Mondo Cane(1962) - More. (Ti guardero nel cuore)
Originally instrumental - lyrics were added later

Lionel Jeffries, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star, dies 83

Lionel Charles Jeffries (June 10, 1926 – February 19, 2010) was a British actor, screenwriter and film director.

He built a successful career in British films mainly in comic character roles and as he was prematurely bald he often played characters older than himself, such as the role of father to Caractacus Potts (played by Dick Van Dyke) in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), although Jeffries was actually six months younger than Van Dyke, who was born on December 13, 1925. His acting career reached a peak in the 1960s with leading roles in other films like Two-Way Stretch (1960), The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960), First Men in the Moon (1964) and Camelot (1967).

Death of Lionel Jeffries
Following a long illness, Jeffries died in a nursing home in Poole, Dorset, on 19 February 2010 at the age of 83. He was married to Eileen Mary Walsh from 1951 until his death. Their son and two daughters survive him.

Lionel Jeffries sings Posh! - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 
Lionel Jeffries' filmography continues next page
Selected filmography
As actor


    * Stage Fright (1950)
    * Will Any Gentleman...? (1953)
    * The Black Rider (1958)
    * Windfall (1955)
    * The Colditz Story (1955)
    * The Quatermass Xperiment (1955)
    * No Smoking (1955)
    * All for Mary (1955)
    * Bhowani Junction (1956)
    * Jumping for Joy (1956)
    * Up in the World (1956)
    * The Baby and the Battleship (1956)
    * Eyewitness (1956)
    * Lust for Life (1957)
    * High Terrace (1956)
    * Hour of Decision (1957)
    * Doctor at Large (1957)
    * The Vicious Circle (1957)
    * The Man in the Sky (1957)
    * Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957)
    * Barnacle Bill (1957)
    * Behind the Mask (1958)
    * Girls at Sea (1958)
    * The Revenge of Frankenstien (1958)
    * Dunkirk (1958)
    * Up the Creek (1958)
    * Further up the Creek (1958)
    * Orders to Kill (1958)
    * Nowhere to Go (1958)
    * Law and Disorder (1958)
    * The Nun's Story (1959)
    * Please Turn Over (1959)
    * Bobbkins (1959)
    * Idle on Parade (1959)
    * Jazz Boat (1960)
    * Life is a Circus (1960)
    * Let's Get Married (1960)
    * Two-Way Stretch (1960)
    * Tarzan the Magnificent (1960)
    * The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
    * The Hellions (1961)
    * Fanny (1961)
    * Mrs. Gibbon's Boys (1962)
    * Operation Snatch (1962)
    * The Notorious Landlady (1962)
    * Kill or Cure (1962)
    * The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963)
    * The Scarlet Blade (1963)
    * Call me Bwana (1963)
    * Murder Ahoy! (1964)
    * The Long Ships (1964)
    * The Truth About Spring (1964)
    * First Men in the Moon (1964)
    * You Must Be Joking! (1965)
    * The Secret of My Success (1965)
    * The Spy with a Cold Nose (1966)
    * Drop Dead Darling (1966)
    * Rocket to the Moon (1967)
    * Camelot (1967)
    * Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
    * 12 + 1 (1969)
    * Twinky (1969)
    * Eyewitness (1970)
    * Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
    * What Changed Charley Farthing? (1974)
    * Royal Flash (1975)
    * The Prisoner of Zenda (1979)
    * Better Late Than Never (1982)
    * A Chorus of Disapproval (1988)
    * Abel's Island (1988)

As writer-director

    * The Railway Children (1970)
    * Baxter! (1972)
    * The Amazing Mr Blunden (1972)
    * Wombling Free (1977)
    * The Water Babies (1978)

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress, dies 30

Casey Johnson (September 24, 1979 – January 4, 2010) was an American socialite. She was also one of the great-great-granddaughters of Robert Wood Johnson I, co-founder of Johnson & Johnson.

Death of Casey Johnson
On January 4, 2010, Johnson was found dead in her Los Angeles home. The cause of death is yet to be determined (pending coroner's toxicology report), however authorities reported "no evidence of foul play" and that she might have been dead a few days. Tequila said Johnson had not answered her phone since December 29, 2009. Tequila later posted to her Twitter that Johnson was not dead, but in a coma. Later she backtracked stating that Johnson was, in fact, dead

At the age of 14, Johnson co-wrote a book with her father entitled Managing Your Child's Diets. She has appeared as herself on the television shows The Fabulous Life of... and E! True Hollywood Story. In addition she was a popular Hollywood socialite known for making outrageous headlines.

Johnson openly declared her sexuality as a lesbian.

Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Jones dies at age 90

Jennifer Jones (March 2, 1919 – December 17, 2009) was an American actress. A five-time Academy Award nominee, Jones won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Song of Bernadette

Death of Jennifer Jones
Jones enjoyed a quiet retirement in Southern California close to her son. She granted no interviews and rarely appeared in public. She died of natural causes at her home on December 17, 2009, aged 90

Jones married Selznick on July 13, 1949, a union which lasted until his death on June 22, 1965. After his death, she semi-retired from acting. According to media reports, Jones attempted suicide in November 1967 by jumping off a cliff; she was hospitalized in a coma before eventually recovering. Her daughter, Mary Jennifer Selznick (1954–1976), committed suicide by jumping from a 20th-floor window on May 11, 1976. This led to Jones' interest in mental health issues.

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones' Filmography continues on next page

Year Film Role
1939 New Frontier Celia Braddock
Dick Tracy's G-Men Gwen Andrews
1943 The Song of Bernadette Bernadette Soubirous
1944 Since You Went Away Jane Deborah Hilton
1945 Love Letters Singleton/Victoria Morland
1946 Cluny Brown Cluny Brown
Duel in the Sun Pearl Chavez
1948 Portrait of Jennie Jennie Appleton
1949 We Were Strangers China Valdés
Madame Bovary Emma Bovary
Gone to Earth Hazel Woodus
1952 Carrie Carrie Meeber
Ruby Gentry Ruby Gentry
1953 Beat the Devil Mrs. Gwendolen Chelm
1954 Indiscretion of an American Wife Mary Forbes
1955 0Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Dr. Han Suyin
Good Morning Miss Dove Miss Dove
1956 The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Betsy Rath
1957 The Barretts of Wimpole Street Elizabeth Barrett
A Farewell to Arms Catherine Barkley
1962 Tender Is the Night Nicole Diver
1965 The Idol Carol
1969 Angel, Angel, Down We Go Astrid Steele
1974 The Towering Inferno Lisolette Mueller

 

Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies 50

 

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009) is an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums have become some of the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

Death of Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was 50 years old at the time of his death.
The cause of death has not been determined.

On the morning of June 25, 2009, Jackson reportedly collapsed at a home he was renting in west Los Angeles. Paramedics responded to a 911 call at 12:12 pm local time.  He reportedly was not breathing at the time that paramedics arrived, and CPR was quickly performed. He fell into a coma and died shortly after being rushed to the UCLA hospital. The cause of death is suspected to be cardiac arrest. At 4:36 pm local time, the Los Angeles coroner confirmed Jackson's death. Although there is no evidence of criminality, Los Angeles Police Department detectives have opened an investigation into his death

Comeback Tour (July 2009)
Michael Jackson was scheduled next month to begin the first of 50 sold-out concerts at London's O2 Arena

Oscar-winning 'Dr. Zhivago' composer Maurice Jarre dies 84

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 1962 Lawrence of Arabia1965 Doctor Zhivago1984 A Passage to India1967 Doctor Zhivago

Maurice Jarre (September 13, 1924 - March 29, 2009) was a French composer and conductor. Although he composed several concert works, he is best known for his film scores for motion pictures, particularly those of David Lean: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984). All three of these scores won Academy Awards. Other notable scores of his include The Message (1976), Dead Poets Society (1989) and Ghost (1990). Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Death of Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre died of cancer.
Maurice Jarre was 84 year old at the time of his death

40's - 60's Actress, dancer Olga San Juan dies 81

Latina Actress HollywoodOlga San Juan (March 16, 1927 - January 3, 2009) was a Brooklyn-born dancer and comedian of Puerto Rican extraction who was active in films primarily in the 1940s. She was dubbed the "Puerto Rican Pepperpot" for singing and dancing roles alongside Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and others. In 1951, she starred on Broadway in the Lerner & Loewe musical, Paint Your Wagon.

She was married to actor Edmond O'Brien in 1948, divorcing him in 1976, with whom she had three children, including television producer Bridget O'Brien and Maria O'Brien and Brendan O'Brien, both of whom became actors.

She died at the age of 81 at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California of kidney failure stemming from a long-term illness.

Olga San Juan with Bing Crosby - I'll See You In Cuba (Blue Skies)

Olga San Juan's Filmography continues next page

Filmography
Caribbean Romance (1943)
Rainbow Island (1944)
Bombalera (1945)
Out of This World (1945)
Duffy's Tavern (1945)
Hollywood Victory Caravan (1945)
The Little Witch (1945)
Blue Skies (1946)
Cross My Heart (1946)
Variety Girl (1947)
Are You With It? (1948)
One Touch of Venus (1948)
The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
The 3rd Voice (1960)

1940's heartthrob actor Van Johnson dies 92

Charles "Van" Johnson (August 25, 1916 - December 12, 2008) was an American film and television actor and dancer.

He passed away on December 12, 2008 at an assisted living center in Nyack, NY. He was 92.

Van Johnson with Lucy

Van Johnson's filmography continues next page

Van Johnson Filmography

Too Many Girls (1940)
Murder in the Big House (1942)
The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)
Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant (1942)
The Human Comedy (1943)
Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Pilot #5 (1943)
Madame Curie (1943)
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Three Men in White (1944)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Between Two Women (1945)
Thrill of a Romance (1945)
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Ziegfeld Follies (1946) (scenes deleted)
Easy to Wed (1946)
No Leave, No Love (1946)
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
High Barbaree (1947)
The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
The Bride Goes Wild (1948)
State of the Union (1948)
Command Decision (1948)
Mother Is a Freshman (1949)
Scene of the Crime (1949)
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
Battleground (1949)
The Big Hangover (1950)
Duchess of Idaho (1950)
Grounds for Marriage (1951)
Three Guys Named Mike (1951)
Go for Broke! (1951)
It's a Big Country (1951)
Too Young to Kiss (1951)
Invitation (1952)
When in Rome (1952)
Washington Story (1952)
Plymouth Adventure (1952)
Confidentially Connie (1953)
Remains to Be Seen (1953)
Easy to Love (1953)
Siege at Red River (1954)
Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Brigadoon (1954)
The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
The End of the Affair (1955)
The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
Miracle in the Rain (1956)
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
Slander (1956)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin (1957)
Kelly and Me (1957)
Action of the Tiger (1957)
The Last Blitzkrieg (1959)
Beyond This Place (1959)
Subway in the Sky (1959)
The Enemy General (1960)
Wives and Lovers (1963)
Divorce American Style (1967)
Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows (1968)
Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)
Eagles Over London (1969)
The Price of Power (1969)
Eye of the Spider (1971)
Concorde Affaire '79 (1979)
From Corleone to Brooklyn (1979)
The Battle of the Eagles (1979)
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Murder in an Etruscan Cemetery (1982)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Down There in the Jungle (1986)
Taxi Killer (1988)
Killer Crocodile (1989)
Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One (1990)
Clowning Around (1992)

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