Jerry Nelson (July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012) was an American puppeteer, best known for his work with The Muppets. Renowned for his wide range of characters and singing abilities, he performed Muppet characters on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and various Muppet movies and specials.
Jerry Nelson cause of death Jerry Nelson died on August 23, 2012, of complications from the various cancers and respiratory diseases from which he suffered in his final years. He had suffered from emphysema for years.
Memorable characters: Good Ol' Boys from Blues Brothers, Murdock from Rambo II
Charles L. Napier (April 12, 1936 – October 5, 2011) was an American actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types.
Charles Napier served in the U.S. Army with the 11th Airborne Division before becoming an actor.
Napier was a regular in Jonathan Demme-directed movies, including The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. Some of Napier's memorable roles include Murdock, the intelligence officer commanding Rambo in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) and Tucker McElroy, lead singer and driver of the Winnebago for "The Good Ol' Boys" in The Blues Brothers (1980).
Charles Napier cause of death Charles Napier was found collapsed at home, and was taken off life support the next day. Exact cause of death is not specified as of October 6, 2011. Charles Napier was 75 years old at the time of his death
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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.
Steve Landesberg (November 23, 1936 – December 20, 2010) was an American actor, comedian, and voice actor best known for his role of Arthur P. Dietrich on the ABC sitcom Barney Miller.
Death of Steve Landesberg
Landesberg died from colon cancer on December 20, 2010, aged 74. Initial reports of Mr. Landesberg’s death, relying on numerous biographical sources, said he was 65.
In acknowledging that he was actually nine years older, his daughter said he had provided varying birth dates over the years. "He got kind of a late start in show business," she explained, "so he tried to straddle the generations. He fooled the whole world. People were surprised to think he was even 65."
Leslie William Nielsen, OC (February 11, 1926 - November 28, 2010) was a Canadian actor and comedian. Although his acting career crosses a variety of genres in both television and films, Nielsen achieved his greatest successes in the comedy films Airplane! and The Naked Gun. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gives him a reputation as a comedian.
Nielsen's lead roles in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure came long before he considered a turn to comedy. His deadpan delivery as a doctor in 1980's Airplane! marked a turning point in Nielsen's career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters.
Death of Leslie Nielsen In November 2010, Nielsen was admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital for pneumonia. On November 28, Nielsen's nephew announced to the CJOB radio station that Nielsen had died in his sleep around 5:30 p.m. EST, surrounded by family and friends. His nephew reflected on Nielsen's life, "He was truly a nice man. A very caring, naturally funny guy in day-to-day life, not just because someone wrote something on paper for him. He was a very tender-hearted man. He was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly. I'll miss him greatly."
Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the drama Hud (1963).
During the filming of The Fountainhead (1949), Neal had an affair with her married co-star, Gary Cooper, whom she had met in 1947 when she was 21 and he was 46. By 1950, Cooper's wife, Veronica, had found out about the relationship and sent Neal a telegram demanding they end it. Neal became pregnant by Cooper, but he persuaded her to have an abortion.
Death of Patricia Neal Patricia Neal died at her home in Edgartown, Massachusetts on Martha's Vineyard, August 8, 2010, of lung cancer.
* General public may not remember his name. But Jack Nimitz played with "Who's who" in American Jazz history.
Jack Nimitz (January 11, 1930 - June 10, 2009) was an American jazz baritone saxophonist.
Jack Nimitz played with Bill Berry, Benny Carter, Gerald Wilson, Supersax, Frank Strazzeri, Thelonious Monk, Terry Gibbs, Dizzy Gillespie, Louie Bellson, Chuck Mangione, Shelly Manne, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver, Gil Fuller, Gene Ammons Oliver Nelson, Kenny Burrell, Quincy Jones, Milt Jackson, Frank Capp and Joey DeFrancesco into the 1980s.
Additionally he recorded with the vocalists Johnny Hartman, June Christy, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae,Anita O'Day and Diane Schuur.
In the 1990s Nimitz recorded with Stewart Liebig, Bill Perkins, Bud Shank and Gerald Wilson.
In 1995 he released his first album under his own name. The Jack Nimitz Quintet played their final performance on May 10, 2009, in Northridge, California.
Death of Jack Nimitz Jack Nimitz died from complications from emphysema Jack Nimitz was 79 year of at the time of his death
Supersax / Night In Tunisia - Jack Nimitz on trumpet
David "Fathead" Newman (February 24, 1933 - January 20, 2009) was an American saxophonist.
Death of David Newman On January 20, 2009, Newman died from complications of pancreatic cancer
David Newman Biography In 1954, David joined Charles in his band as the baritone saxophone player (although he is more famous as a tenor saxophone and flute player) and began a twelve year gig with Charles. He later joined Herbie Mann, with whom he played for another ten years.
Over the years up to 2008, Newman has recorded over thirty-eight albums under his own name, including his first, Ray Charles-Presenting David "Fathead" Newman (1959) and second, Wide Open Spaces, which was produced by Cannonball Adderley, the following year
David Fathead Newman & David Leonhardt - "Heads Up"
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David "Fathead" Newman Discography Ray Charles-Presenting David "Fathead" Newman - 1959 (Atlantic Records) Wide Open Spaces - 1960 Straight Ahead - 1962 (Atlantic Records) House of David (Atlantic Records) Captain Buckles (Atlantic Records) Live at the Village Gate (Atlantic Records) The Weapon - 1972 Teasin' - 1973 - Cornell Dupree Mr. Fathead - 1976 (Warner Bros. Records) Back To Basics - 1977 (Milestone) The Atlantic Family Live at Montreux - 1977 Still Hard Times - 1982 (Muse) Fire! Live at the Village Vanguard - 1988 (Atlantic Records) Return to the Wide Open Spaces - 1990 Mr. Gentle Mr. Cool - 1994 Under a Woodstock Moon I Remember Brother Ray - 2005 Kissing in 29 Days - 2006 - JW-Jones Cityscape- 2006 Life - 2007
Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film director, entrepreneur, race car driver, racing team owner and humanitarian. He won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and an Emmy award, along with many honorary awards. He won several national championships as a driver in Sports Car Club of America road racing and his race teams won several championships in open wheel Indy Car racing. He was also the founder of Newman's Own, a food company from which Newman donated all profits and royalties to charity. As of May 2007, these donations have exceeded US$220 million. Newman died at his long-time home in Westport, Connecticut after a battle with lung cancer.
Illness and death Newman was scheduled to make his professional directorial stage debut with the Westport Country Playhouse's 2008 production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, but he stepped down on May 23, 2008, citing health issues.
In June 2008 it was widely reported that Newman, a former chain smoker, had been diagnosed with lung cancer and was receiving treatment at Sloan-Kettering hospital in New York City. Photographs taken of Newman in May and June showed him looking gaunt. Writer A.E. Hotchner, who partnered with Newman to start Newman's Own salad dressing company in the 1980s, was quoted in the media as saying that Newman told him about the disease about 18 months ago. Newman's spokesman told the press that the star is "doing nicely," but neither confirmed nor denied that he had cancer. In August, Newman reportedly had finished chemotherapy and had told his family he wished to die at home. His daughter, Nell, is poised to take over Newman's Own.
Paul Newman died of lung cancer on September 26, 2008 aged 83 at his long-time home in Westport, Connecticut. He was surrounded by his family and close friends
A television veteran since the 1950s, Stu Nahan (1926 - December 26, 2007) is best remembered for his role as a boxing commentator in all of the Rocky films as well as being a longtime sportscaster in the Los Angeles market. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 25, 2007. Nahan had battled lymphoma, a form of cancer, since being diagnosed in January 2006
Early life and career Nahan originally began working on a children's television program, appearing as "Skipper Stu", in Sacramento in the 1950s. He also worked for KCRA in Sacramento as a sportscaster.
Stu later moved to Philadelphia to host his own children's show as Captain Philadelphia on the now defunct WKBS-TV (Philadelphia). During this stint in Philadelphia, Nahan also provided the play-by-play commentary for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL at WTAF, working alongside Gene Hart.
Film career In the mid-to-late 1970s, Nahan began working in the movie industry. He always played a sports personality, such as a commentator, and usually as himself. Aside from the Rocky film series, Nahan is also remembered for a very small appearance in the film Fast Times at Ridgemont High when he interviews the character Jeff Spicolli (played by Sean Penn) in a dream sequence. He also had a very bit part in the 1971 TV movie Brian's Song, as the speaker who introduced Gale Sayers at the awards banquet where Sayers was named Rookie of the Year.
Los Angeles television market Nahan was a sports anchor in the Los Angeles television market for roughly 30 years, with KABC (1968-77), KNBC (1977-86) and KTLA (1988-99). He also spent time with radio stations KABC, KXTA, and KFWB. He was involved with the Los Angeles Dodgers' pregame show, from which he retired after the 2004 season.
Death of Stu Nahan Stu Nahan died of lymphoma, a type of cancer. Stu Nahan was 81 years old at the time of his death.
Thomas Penn "Tommy" Newsom (February 25, 1929 – April 28, 2007) was a saxophone player in the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, an orchestra he later became assistant director of. Newsom was frequently the band's substitute director, whenever Doc Severinsen was away from the show or filling in for announcer Ed McMahon. Nicknamed "Mr. Excitement" as a sarcastic take on his low-keyed, often dull persona, Newsom was often a foil for Carson's humor. His brown or blue suits were a marked contrast to Severinsen's flashy stage clothing.
Newsom joined the band in 1962, and left it when Carson retired in 1992.
Newsom died of bladder and liver cancer at his home in Portsmouth.
Tommy" Newsom was 78 years old at the time of his death
Newsom won two Emmy Awards as a musical director, in 1982 with Night of 100 Stars and in 1986 for the 40th Annual Tony Awards. He also recorded several albums as a bandleader.
Newsom was born in Portsmouth, Virginia. He earned degrees from the College of William & Mary, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Columbia University. He served in the Air Force where he played in the band, and later toured with the Benny Goodman Orchestra and performed with Vincent Lopez in New York. In addition to Carson's orchestra, Newsom performed with the orchestra for the Merv Griffin Show.
Newsom was as well known within the music industry as an arranger as he was a performer. He arranged for groups as varied as the Tonight Show ensemble and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and musicians Skitch Henderson, Woody Herman, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Byrd, John Denver, and opera star Beverly Sills.
Tommy Newsom had been married to his wife Patricia for 50 years; they had one daughter, Candy.
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