R.I.P. 2011.

A memoire to those who left us during 2011.

1. Only people I KNEW (of at least KNEW OF) are inlcuded, really sorry about others too, but I will not include anyone unless I knew them.

2. This is supposed to be sad and dignifying tribute, so please restrain from funny or insulting comments. Thank you:)

May these people forever rest in peace!
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1.
Pete Postlethwaite
Actor, Inception
Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in theatre...
“ (7. February 1946 - 2. January 2011)

British actor (Inception, The Town)

died from pancreatic cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
2.
Aron Kincaid
Beach stud movie and TV actor Aron Kincaid started life out as Norman Neale Williams III on June 15, 1940, in Hollywood, California. While still a toddler, his father, serving as a Second Lieutenant with the Army Air Force, died at age 27 after his plane was shot down by the Nazis during the last year of World War II...
“ (15. June 1940 - 6. January 2011)

American voice actor, Killer Croc from Batman the Animated Series (1992-1994)

died from heart ailment ” - alirioaguero2
 
3.
Susannah York
Actress, Superman
The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on January 9...
“ (9. January 1939 - 15. January 2011)

British actress (Superman, Franklyn, Tom Jones)

died from advanced bone marrow cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
4.
John Barry
Music Department, Juke Box Jury
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
“ (3. November 1933 - 30. January 2011)

British composer (all James Bond movies before GoldenEye)

died from heart attack ” - alirioaguero2
 
5.
“ (31. March 1961 - 27. February 2011)

American director (Bride Wars)

died from complications from brain cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
6.
Jane Russell
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in Canada...
“ (21. June 1921 - 28. February 2011)

American Golden Age actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

died from respiratory failure ” - alirioaguero2
 
7.
Michael Gough
Actor, Batman
Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four of Batman's (1992) (1995) (1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on both stage and screen...
“ (23. November 1916 -17. March 2011)

Malaysian-born British actor, Alfred in Burton-Shumacher Batman serial (1989-1997)

died after short illness ” - alirioaguero2
 
8.
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress, Giant
Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked on with since...
“ (27. February 1932 - 23. March 2011)

British actress, called 'Last Golden Age Diva', Oscar winner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Butterfield 8)

died from congestive heart failure ” - alirioaguero2
 
9.
Sidney Lumet
Director, 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although his politics were somewhat left-leaning and he often treated socially relevant themes in his films...
“ (25. June 1924 - 9. April 2011)

Oscar-nominated American director (12 Angry Men)

died from lymphoma ” - alirioaguero2
 
10.
“ (10. May 1939 - 18. April 2011)

Serbian-born Croatian actor (Velo Misto, Nasa Mala Klinika)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
11.
Elisabeth Sladen
Actress, Doctor Who
Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years later...
“ (1. February 1946 - 19. April 2011)

British actress (The Sarah Jane Adventures)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
12.
Jackie Cooper
Actor, The Champ
Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II...
“ (15. September 1922 - 3. May 2011)

American actor, Perry White from Superman

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
13.
Randy Savage
Actor, Spider-Man
One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock")...
“ (15. November 1952 - 10. May 2011)

American wrestler ''Macho Man''

died from heart attack ” - alirioaguero2
 
14.
“ (7. August 1932 - 16. May 2011)

British actor (Love Actually, Poirot:Hollow, Elizabeth)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
15.
“ (23. June 1925 - 3. June 2011)

British actress (Clockwork Orange, Marple: By Pricking of my Thumbs)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
16.
“ (3. March 1950 - 12. June 2011)

American producer (Spiderman)

died from breast cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
17.
“ (18. May 1918 - 16. June 2011)

American actress (Mother from Psycho)

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
18.
Peter Falk
Actor, Columbo
Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, and...
“ (16. September 1927 - 23. June 2011)

American actor (Columbo series)

died from Alzheimer's disease ” - alirioaguero2
 
19.
“ (9. September 1931 - 25. June 2011)

British actress (I Clavdivs, Young Indiana Jones series)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
20.
“ (11. August 1937 - 2. July 2011)

British actress (Clockwork Orange, Poirot: Clocks)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
21.
Googie Withers
Googie Withers began her acting career at the age of 12. She was dancing in the chorus in a West End revue when she was spotted by a Warner Brothers casting director. She went to do a screen test for them at the Riverside Studios and was invited to become an extra. On her first day at the filming of The Girl in the Crowd she arrived on the set just after Michael Powell had just sacked the second lead...
“ (12. March 1917 - 15. July 2011)

Pakistani-born British actress

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
22.
“ (27. June 1967 - 17. July 2011)

Australian actor (Australia)

died from undisclosed reasons ” - alirioaguero2
 
23.
Cliff Robertson
Actor, Spider-Man
A serious and talented actor, at his best playing somewhat troubled characters, Cliff Robertson has been a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting role in Picnic...
“ (9. September 1923 -10. September 2011)

American actor (Spiderman)

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
24.
“ (17. July 1972 - 11. September 2011)

Australian actor (Spartacus on Tv)

died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma ” - alirioaguero2
 
25.
“ (3. August 1933 - 14. September 2011)

Mexican actor, brother of Queta Lavat

died from infection following surgery ” - alirioaguero2
 
26.
Frances Bay
Actress, Happy Gilmore
Cute, tiny, and prolific little old lady character actress Frances Bay worked constantly in both films and TV shows alike after making her debut at the age of 59 in life with a small part in the comedy Foul Play in 1978. She frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted grandmothers in all kinds of pictures and television programs...
“ (23. January 1919 - 15. September 2011)

Canadian actress (Granny in Happy Gilmore)

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
27.
“ (27. May 1909 - 19. September 2011)

American singer, widow of Bob Hope

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
28.
“ (16. December 1907 - 13. October 2011)

Canadian silent film actress (Lonesome)

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
29.
“ (17. December 1905 - 25. October 2011)

British stage actress (Hardy players)

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
30.
“ (16. April 1941 - 3. November 2011)

Italian-born Mexican actress (Siempre Te Amare, Corazon Salvaje)

died from lung cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
31.
Ken Russell
Director, Tommy
When he was age 8 he was given a 9.5 mm projector for Xmas. He graduated to 35mm together with a box of silents that had been salvaged from the liner Mauretania when she was being broken up. He attended a nautical school where he made his first short film, trained as an Air Force electrician and tried unsuccessfully to break into the world of ballet and the theatre...
“ (3. July 1927 - 27. November 2011)

British actor (Marple: Moving Finger) and director

died following a series of strokes ” - alirioaguero2
 
32.
Marion Dougherty
Casting Department, Full Metal Jacket
“ (c. 1923 - 4. December 2011)

American casting director (Batman), first Casting director ever to get single credit

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
33.
Harry Morgan
Actor, M*A*S*H
Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H. Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no other actor would do it...
“ (10. April 1915 - 7. December 2011)

American actor (M*A*S*H series)

died from pneumonia ” - alirioaguero2
 
34.
“ (1. January 1922 - 7. December 2011)

American comic book writer, co-creator of The Joker

died from natural causes ” - alirioaguero2
 
35.
“ (28. July 1939 - 10. December 2011)

Croatian actress (Villa Maria)

died from bronchial cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
36.
“ (27. August 1941 - 17. December 2011)

Cape Verdean singer, ''Barefoot Diva''

died from cardiorespiratory insufficiency and hypertension ” - alirioaguero2
 
37.
“ (1930 - 19. December 2011)

Spanish-born Mexican actor (Madrastra, Bajo La Misma Piel)

died from a heart attack ” - alirioaguero2
 
38.
“ (5. December 1903 - 24. December 2011)

Dutch actor and singer

died from a stroke ” - alirioaguero2
 
39.
“ (6. April 1940 - 26. December 2011)

Mexican tv and film actor

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2
 
40.
“ (27. January 1960 - 27. December 2011)

Croatian actor (Villa Maria)

died from cancer ” - alirioaguero2