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.
Margaret Whiting (July 22, 1924 — January 10, 2011) was a singer of American popular music and country music who first made her reputation during the 1940s and 1950s.
Recording career Whiting's first recordings were as featured singer with various orchestras:
Television career Margaret and Barbara Whiting starred as themselves in the situation comedy Those Whiting Girls. The show, produced by Desilu Productions, aired on CBS as a summer replacement series (in place of I Love Lucy) between July, 1955 and September, 1957.
Death of Margaret Whiting Margaret Whiting died in 2011, aged 86, from natural causes at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, New Jersey.
Margaret Whiting: "My Foolish Heart"
Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer - Baby Its Cold Outside
Bernard Wilson (1946 – December 26, 2010) was a second tenor and baritone R&B, funk and soul music vocalist who was a member of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes and thus helped to define the “Sound of Philadelphia” in the 1970s.
Death of Bernard Wilson Bernard Wilson died at a hospital in New Jersey after suffering a stroke and a heart attack. Bernard Wilson was 64 years old at the time of his death
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now
Bernard Wilson is on the far right (red, orange) Lead Singer is Teddy Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 — January 13, 2010)
Jimmy Wall (Born ? - October 27, 2010) was a regular on Captain Kangaroo from 1968 until 1978. Playing the kindly "Mr. Baxter," he added a sense of calm to the show when all others around him may have been caught up in the silliness. He also starred with the Captain and Mr. Greenjeans in a serialized production entitled "The Missing Paint Mystery" (shown on the program from December, 1969 until 1977; with the exception of 1976) in which the trio travels to Curaçao (a Caribbean island) to confront the playfully evil villain, Garumph (played by Cosmo Allegretti). Wall also worked as a stage manager for CBS on Captain Kangaroo and other CBS broadcasts, including 60 Minutes. Wall continued to work as a CBS stage manager, and on September 1, 2008, was honored for working on his 41st year of the "US Open" tennis tournament. Sportscasters Dick Enberg and John McEnroe commented that Wall still has a strong backhand tennis shot.
Death of Jimmy Wall Jimmy Wall died October 27, 2010 after a short illness. Jimmy Wall was 92 years old at the time of his death
Jacqueline Ruth "Ilene" Woods (May 5, 1929 – July 1, 2010) was an American singer and actress who voiced Cinderella in the 1950 classic film.
Woods sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.
In 2003, she was awarded a Disney Legends award for her voicework on the film Cinderella. One of her last film appearances was in Touched By An Angel as night nurse Cassie.
Death of Ilene Woods Woods died on July 1, 2010, at age 81, from causes related to Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Canoga Park. She did not recognize a lot of what was going on around her, but the nurses found that she was most comforted by "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," so they played it for her as often as possible. Her husband, Ed Shaughnessy, told the Los Angeles Times. In addition to her husband of 47 years, she was survived by their son, a daughter from her first marriage, and three grandchildren.
Ali-Ollie Woodson (September 12, 1951 – May 30, 2010) was an American R&B singer, songwriter, keyboardist and occasional actor.
He is most notable for being lead singer of Motown act The Temptations from 1984 to 1986, and from 1988 to 1996. While in the group, he co-wrote, co-produced and sang lead on the 1984 Temptations single "Treat Her Like a Lady", which was a #2 hit on the U.S. R&B charts. His last Temptations album was 1995's For Lovers Only.
Woodson, who wasn't a member of The Temptations after 1996, toured with the band in Japan in 2002 when member Barrington "Bo" Henderson was unable to accompany the group due to visa problems
Death of Ali-Ollie Woodson In late 2008, Woodson was diagnosed with leukemia and hospitalized for several weeks. Woodson died in southern California on May 30, 2010 after battling leukemia for nearly eighteen months. Alie-Ollie Woodson was 58 years old at the time of his death
The Temptations "Treat her like a lady" 1988 Alie Ollie Woodson - lead singer
Helen Wagner (September 3, 1918 – May 1, 2010) was an American actress. She was born in Lubbock, Texas. She is best known for her long running role as Nancy Hughes on the soap opera As the World Turns. Wagner also played the role of Trudy Bauer during the first few television years of Guiding Light in the early 1950s. Wagner died on May 1, 2010, at the age of 91.
Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller (June 4, 1945 - July 17, 2009) was a singer–songwriter–guitarist, best known as "Gordon" of the 1960s duo Peter and Gordon, whose biggest hit was "A World Without Love".
Gordon Waller Bio Waller was born in Braemar, Scotland. While attending Westminster School, he met fellow student Peter Asher, and they began playing together as a duo — Peter and Gordon. Asher mentioned in a 2006 interview that "Our voices are quite different, Gordon's and mine, but we tried singing together experimentally and we found that we could achieve this very nice harmony".
Asher is the older brother of actress and businesswoman Jane Asher, who in the mid-1960s was girlfriend of The Beatles' Paul McCartney. Through this connection he and Waller were often given unrecorded Lennon–McCartney songs to perform, most notably their first and biggest hit, 1964's decidedly Beatlesque "A World Without Love".
Peter and Gordon disbanded in 1968.
Death of Gordon Waller Gordon Waller went into cardiac arrest on the evening of July 16, 2009 and died early in the morning of July 17, 2009 at a hospital near his home in Ledyard, Connecticut.
A world without love - Peter and Gordon Gordon Waller on Left
I Go to Pieces - Peter & Gordon Gordon Waller on Left
James Allen Whitmore, Jr. (October 1, 1921 - February 6, 2009) was an American two-time Academy Award-nominated, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning film actor.
Death of Jame Whitmore Whitmore was diagnosed with lung cancer in November of 2008. He died of the disease, at his home in Malibu, California, James Whitmore was 87 years old at the time of his death.
Biography Following World War II, Whitmore appeared on Broadway in the role of the Sergeant in Command Decision. MGM hired Whitmore on contract, however his role in the film was played by Van Johnson. Whitmore's first major movie was Battleground that was turned down by Spencer Tracy, for which Whitmore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other major films included The Asphalt Jungle, The Next Voice You Hear, Above and Beyond, Kiss Me, Kate, Them!, Oklahoma!, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Give 'em Hell, Harry!, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of former President of the United States Harry S Truman.
To a younger generation, he was probably best known, in addition to his role in The Shawshank Redemption, as the commercial spokesman for Miracle-Gro plant food for many years.
Brooks Commits Suicide - James Whitmore as Brooks
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James Whitmore's Filmography
The Majestic (2001) Here s To Life (2000) Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) The Relic (1997) Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A. Wellman (1996) The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Where The Red Fern Grows - Pt. 1 & 2 (1992) Old Explorers (1990) Glory! Glory! (1988) All My Sons (1987) Frontier Heritage (1987) Nuts (1987) Celebrity (1985) The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) The Killing of Randy Webser (1981) Rage (1980) The First Deadly Sin (1980) Bully (1978) The Word (1978) The Serpent's Egg (1977) Give 'Em Hell, Harry! (1975) I Will Fight No More Forever (1975) Where the Red Fern Grows (1974) High Crime (1973) The Harrad Experiment (1973) Chato's Land (1971) Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Guns of the Magnificent Seven (1969) Madigan (1968) Nobody's Perfect (1968) Planet of the Apes (1968) Chuka (1967) Waterhole Number 3 (1967) Black Like Me (1964) Who Was That Lady? (1960) Face of Fire (1959) The Restless Years (1958) The Deep Six (1957) Crime in the Streets (1956) The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) The Last Frontier (1956) Battle Cry (1955) Oklahoma! (1955) The McConnell Story (1955) Them (1954) All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953) Kiss Me Kate (1953) The Girl Who Had Everything (1953) The Great Diamond Robbery (1953) Above and Beyond (1952) Because You're Mine (1952) The Next Voice You Hear (1950) Battleground (1949) Ray Bradbury Dancing Among the Muses
Dee Dee Warwick (September 25, 1945 - October 18, 2008), was an African-American soul singer. She was born Newark, New Jersey as Delia Mae Warrick. Following the example of her elder sister, Dionne Warwick, she changed her surname from Warrick to Warwick in the early 1960s.
She is best-known for her hits during the 1960s, including the #13 R&B hit I'm Gonna Make You Love Me, co-written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff and later covered by Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations, and Play. She is also a two time Grammy nominee for "Foolish Fool" and "She Didn't Know".
Recordings of both her Mercury Records years and her Atco years are available on CD and hopefully her RCA, Kama Sutra, Heritage and Private Stock Records will follow. In late 2006 Dee Dee returned to much success singing background for Dionne in concert and also was part of the "Family First" song in the Tyler Perry movie and soundtrack for "Daddy's Little Girls"
In January 2008 Dee Dee is featured in the title song from Dionne's gospel album "Why We Sing" and was continuing background work with her sister
In February 2008, Dee Dee continued her background vocals for Dionne's one woman show "My Music and Me" in Europe.
Warwick was the niece of gospel singer Cissy Houston and a cousin of Whitney Houston
Dee Dee Warwick - I'll Be Better Off...
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Chart singles 1963: You're No Good (Jubilee) (#117 US) - The original recording of this song. It was later covered by Betty Everett, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Linda Ronstadt, all of whom had hits with it. 1965: Do It With All Your Heart (Blue Rock) (#124 US) 1965: We're Doing Fine (Blue Rock) (#96 US, #28 R&B) 1966: I Want To Be With You (Mercury) (#41 US, #9 R&B) 1966: I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Mercury) (#88 US, #13 R&B) - The original recording of this song. Later jointly covered by Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations, who took it to the US top 10. 1967: When Love Slips Away (Mercury) (#92 US, #43 R&B) 1969: That's Not Love (Mercury) (#106 US, #42 R&B) 1969: Ring of Bright Water (Mercury) (#113 US) 1969: Foolish Fool (Mercury) (#57 US, #14 R&B) 1970: She Didn't Know (She Kept On Talking) (Atco) (#70 US, #9 R&B) 1970: Cold Night In Georgia (Atco) (#44 R&B) 1971: Suspicious Minds (Atco) (#80 US, #24 R&B) 1975: Get Out Of My Life (Private Stock) (#73 R&B)
Richard William Wright (July 28, 1943 - September 15, 2008) was a self-taught pianist and keyboardist best known for his long career with Pink Floyd. Though not as prolific a songwriter as his bandmates Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, he wrote significant parts of the music for classic albums such as Meddle, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, as well as for Pink Floyd's final studio album The Division Bell. Wright’s richly textured keyboard layers were a vital ingredient and a distinctive characteristic of Pink Floyd's sound. In addition, Wright frequently sang background and occasionally lead vocals onstage and in the studio with Pink Floyd (most notably on the songs "Time," "Echoes," and on the Syd Barrett composition "Astronomy Domine").
Death of Richard Wright Richard Wright died of cancer on 15 September 2008. Richard Wright was 65 years old at the time of his death
Hazel Warp (1914 – August 26, 2008) was an American stuntwoman. She was Vivien Leigh's stunt double in Gone with the Wind. Warp rode and trained horses in the film, was a Leigh's stand-in in all of her horseback-riding scenes. She also tumbled down the stairs in the famous scene near the end of the film where Scarlett O'Hara loses her balance and falls. Other films she appeared in included Wuthering Heights, Ben-Hur and National Velvet. She was born in Harlowton, Montana and was twice married. She died August 26, 2008 in Livingston Memorial Hospital, Montana aged 93
Gerald "Jerry" Wexler (January 10, 1917 – August 15, 2008) was a music journalist turned music producer, and was regarded as one of the major record industry players behind music from the 1950s through the 1980s. He coined the term "Rhythm & Blues", and was integral in signing and/or producing many of the biggest acts of the last 50 years, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, Wilson Pickett, Dusty Springfield and Bob Dylan. Wexler was inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Death of Jerry Wexler Wexler died at a hospice in Sarasota, Florida on August 15, 2008 from congenital heart disease according to his son, Paul. Jerry Wexler was 91 years old of age at the time of his death.
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