We Mourn Their Passing in 2013...

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Patti Page
Patti Page was born Clara Ann Fowler in Oklahoma in 1927. She began her professional singing career at KTUL, a Tulsa radio station. Since the program was sponsored by Page Milk, she adopted the moniker Patti Page, and it stuck. Patti toured the US in the late 1940s with Jimmy Joy, and notably sang with the Benny Goodman band in Chicago...
“ Died January 1, 2013 (age 85) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Rex Trailer
Actor, Mermaids
Rex Trailer was born in Fort Worth, and raised just outside there. He spent summers at his grandfathers quarter horse ranch in Thurbur, Texas. While there, he owned his first horse. The hands on the ranch were rodeo riders, and taught him how to do trick roping, handle a bull whip, and play guitar. Trailer was also a square dance caller...
“ Died January 9, 2013 (age 84) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Conrad Bain
Usually sized up as an erudite gent, advice-spouting father or uptight, pompous neighbor, the acting talents of Conrad Bain were best utilized on stage and on TV. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, on February 4, 1923, Conrad Stafford Bain was a twin son (the other was named Bonar) born to Stafford Harrison Bain...
“ Died January 14, 2013 (age 89) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Patty Andrews
Actress, Buck Privates
Ms. Andrews and her sisters, Maxene and Laverne, were one of the most successful women's singing groups, with 19 gold records and sales of nearly 100 million copies. The sisters began performing in the early 1930's when the Depression wiped out their father's business. In 1937, the sisters scored their first big hit with 'Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen'...
“ Died January 30, 2013 (age 94) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died February 1, 2013 (age 88) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died February 4, 2013 (age 71) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died February 17, 2013 (age 37) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died February 25, 2013 (age 96) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Van Cliburn
Van Cliburn was born Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. on July 12, 1934, in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. His mother, named Rildia Bee O'Bryan, had been taught piano by Arthur Friedheim, a pupil of Franz Liszt. Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three from his mother, who was strict and demanded perfection...
“ Died February 27, 2013 (age 78) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Bonnie Franklin
Bonnie Franklin, of the freckled, fair-skinned, hazel-eyed, rosy-cheeked, carrot-haired variety, could light up a room with her buoyant, folksy personality, but she could be quite serious in a take-charge manner when it came to purposeful acting work. It took Norman Lear and a highly popular TV sitcom to finally make the 31-year-old performer a household star in the mid-1970s...
“ Died March 1, 2013 (age 69) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died March 5, 2013 (age 58) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died March 6, 2013 (age 68) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Malachi Throne
Malachi Throne, the character actor who became one of the more ubiquitous faces on television from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s through the 21st Century, was born in New York City on December 1, 1928, the son of Samuel and Rebecca Throne, who had immigrated to America from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He began performing at an early age...
“ Died March 13, 2013 (age 84) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Richard Griffiths
British character actor Richard Griffiths came from radio and the classical stage where he built up an early reputation as a Shakespearean clown, with larger-than-life portrayals of Henry VIII, Falstaff in "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with the Royal Shakespeare Company just a few of his standout credits...
“ Died March 28, 2013 (age 65) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Roger Ebert
Roger Joseph Ebert was the all-time best-known, most successful movie critic in cinema history, when one thinks of his establishing a rapport with both serious cineastes and the movie-going public and reaching more movie fans via television and print than any other critic. He became the first and only movie critic to win a Pulitzer Prize (it would be 28 years before another film critic...
“ Died April 4, 2013 (age 70) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher was born on October 13, 1925 in Grantham, England, the younger daughter of Alfred and Beatrice Roberts. Her father was a greengrocer and respected town leader, serving as lay-leader with their church, city-alderman and then as mayor. He taught Margaret never to do things because other people are doing them; do what you think is right and persuade others to follow you...
“ Died April 8, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Annette Funicello
Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ballet...
“ Died April 8, 2013 (age 70) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Harshman Winters III was born on November 11, 1925 in Dayton, Ohio. His father, Jonathan Harshman Winters II, was a banker who became an alcoholic after being crushed in the Great Depression. His parents divorced in 1932. Jonathan and his mother then moved to Springfield to live with his grandmother...
“ Died April 11, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died April 19, 2013 (age 95) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died April 21, 2013 (age 53) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died April 26, 2013 (age 81) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Ray Harryhausen
When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since...
“ Died May 7, 2013 (age 92) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died May 13, 2013 (age 85) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Steve Forrest
A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a small part contract player with MGM...
“ Died May 18, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died May 20, 2013 (age 74) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Jean Stapleton
Jean Stapleton was born Jeanne Murray in Manhattan, New York City, to Marie A. (Stapleton), an opera singer, and Joseph Edward Murray, a billboard advertising salesman. Her paternal grandparents were Irish. She was a cousin of actress Betty Jane Watson. Other relatives in show business were her uncle...
“ Died May 31, 2013 (age 90) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Esther Williams
Esther Jane Williams was born on August 8, 1921 in Inglewood, California. Her youth was spent as a teenage swimming champion and she won three United States National championships. She eventually was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store. She made her film debut with MGM in an "Andy Hardy" picture called Andy Hardy's Double Life...
“ Died June 6, 2013 (age 91) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Richard Ramirez
Actor, Anna's Eve
Richard Ramirez was a drifter from Texas who ended up in Los Angeles (the serial killer capital of the world) in the early 1980s when 5 serial killers where committing crimes independent of each other. Ramirez worked as a car mechanic and did odd jobs while in Los Angeles. He was fascinated with "satanism"...
“ Died June 7, 2013 (age 53) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died June 19, 2013 (age 90) ” - HypnocraticGoat
James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey, to Santa (Penna), a high school lunchlady, and James Joseph Gandolfini, Sr., a bricklayer and head school janitor. His parents were both of Italian origin. Gandolfini began acting in the New York theater. His Broadway debut was in the 1992 revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire" with Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin...
“ Died June 19, 2013 (age 51) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Richard Matheson
Writer, I Am Legend
Born in New Jersey and raised in Brooklyn, Richard Burton Matheson first became a published author while still a child, when his stories and poems ran in the "Brooklyn Eagle". A lifelong reader of fantasy tales, he made his professional writing bow in 1950 when his short story "Born of Man and Woman"...
“ Died June 23, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died June 24, 2013 (age 58) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Cory Monteith
Actor, Glee
Cory Monteith was born on May 11, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada as Cory Allan Michael Monteith. He was an actor, known for playing the singing jock Finn on the American TV show Glee and films such as Monte Carlo, and Final Destination 3. He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
“ Died July 13, 2013 (age 31) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died July 20, 2013 (age 92) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Dennis Farina
Actor, Snatch
Actor Dennis Farina is unique among thespians in that he was one of the few to achieve success as a "late-bloomer." He did not start acting until he was 37 years old, after stints in the military and 18 years on the Chicago Police Department. He made his bones in show business as a character actor, often cast as a cop or gangster...
“ Died July 22, 2013 (age 69) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Eileen Brennan
Actress, The Sting
A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show, or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin, Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway singing ingénue to respected film and television character actress within a decade's time...
“ Died July 28, 2013 (age 80) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Michael Ansara
Born in a small village in Syria, Michael Ansara came to the United States with his American parents at the age of two, living in New England, until the family's relocation to California ten years later. He entered Los Angeles City College with the intention of becoming a doctor, but got sidetracked into the dramatics department...
“ Died July 31, 2013 (age 91) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Karen Black
Karen Black was born Karen Blanche Ziegler in Park Ridge, Illinois, to Elsie Mary (Reif), who wrote children's books, and Norman Arthur Ziegler, an engineer and businessman. She was of Norwegian (from her paternal grandmother), German, and Bohemian (Czech) descent. Karen entered Northwestern University at 15 and left two years later...
“ Died August 7, 2013 (age 74) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Eydie Gormé
Eydie Gorme was born in New York on August 16, 1928 to Sephardic Jewish parents. Her father, Nessim Garmezano, was a tailor, from Sicily, who changed his last name when he arrived in the United States. Gorme began singing straight out of high school, with various big bands. But her big break came after she auditioned for...
“ Died August 11, 2013 (age 84) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Lisa Robin Kelly
She first made her acting debut, at age 21, in a 1992 episode of Married with Children, and went on to guest-star in many popular television shows, such as Murphy Brown, The X-Files, Sisters and Silk Stalkings and appeared in many obscure, straight-to-video/TV movies. She finally earned her big break and minor celebrity status...
“ Died August 14, 2013 (age 43) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died August 20, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Julie Harris
Actress, Knots Landing
One of the finest classical and contemporary leading ladies ever to grace the 20th century American stage, five-time Tony Award winner Julie Harris was rather remote and reserved on camera, finding her true glow in front of the theatre lights. The freckled, red-haired actress not only was nominated...
“ Died August 24, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died August 31, 2013 (age 74) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died September 2, 2013 (age 93) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died September 18, 2013 (age 70) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy became one of the best-selling writers of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, starting with the publication of his 1984 thriller, The Hunt for Red October. Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield, a Catholic private high school...
“ Died October 1, 2013 (age 66) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died October 10, 2013 (age 88) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Ed Lauter
Actor, The Artist
Edward Matthew Lauter II was born on October 30, 1938 in Long Beach, New York. In a film career that extended for over four decades, Lauter starred in a plethora of film and television productions since making his big screen debut in the western Dirty Little Billy. He portrayed an eclectic array of characters over the years...
“ Died October 16, 2013 (age 74) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died October 20, 2013 (age 79) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Hal Needham
As the highest paid stuntman in the world, Hal Needham broke 56 bones, his back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth. His career has included work on 4500 television episodes and 310 feature films as a stuntman, stunt coordinator, 2nd unit director and ultimately, director. He wrote and directed some of the most financially successful action comedy films...
“ Died October 25, 2013 (age 82) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Marcia Wallace
Actress, The Simpsons
Some might have easily doled out the phrase "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" to describe funny lady Marcia Wallace and her many uphill battles, in both life and career, over the past three-and-a-half decades, but the carrot-cropped comedienne, with the ever-toothy smile, remains optimistic to this day as she forges on...
“ Died October 25, 2013 (age 70) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Lou Reed
Soundtrack, Trainspotting
He formed the group The Velvet Underground with Welsh multi-instrumentalist John Cale, second guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Maureen Tucker in New York in 1965. The group soon became a part of Andy Warhol's Factory scene, which housed a great number of the most freaked and experimental artists at the time...
“ Died October 27, 2013 (age 71) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died October 29, 2013 (age 91) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Tony Musante
Handsome, rugged, and talented Italian-American actor Tony Musante was born on June 30, 1936 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to an accountant father and a school teacher mother. He attended both Northwestern University and Oberlin College. Tony worked as a school teacher prior to beginning his acting career in Off-Broadway theater in 1960...
“ Died November 26, 2013 (age 77) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died November 29, 2013 (age 68) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Paul Walker
Paul Walker was an American actor. Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel. Walker gained prominence with breakout roles in coming of age and teen films such as She's All That and Varsity Blues. In 2001, Walker gained international fame for his portrayal of Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious...
“ Died November 30, 2013 (age 40) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ American hero. Died December 2, 2013 (age 90) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Nelson Mandela
Self, Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist organization and banned by the South African government...
“ Died December 5, 2013 (age 95) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Jean Parker was born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, the last of three children born to a mathematics teacher and his wife. Eleanor caught the acting bug early and began performing in school plays. She was was so serious about becoming a thespian that she attended the Rice Summer Theatre on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts beginning when she was 15 years old...
“ Died December 9, 2013 (age 91) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died December 12, 2013 (age 82) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Peter O'Toole
A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a journalist...
“ Died December 14, 2013 (age 81) ” - HypnocraticGoat
Joan Fontaine
Actress, Rebecca
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22, 1917, in Tokyo, Japan, in what was known as the International Settlement. Her father was a British patent attorney with a lucrative practice in Japan, but due to Joan and older sister Olivia de Havilland's recurring ailments the family moved to California in the hopes of improving their health...
“ Died December 15, 2013 (age 96) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died December 16, 2013 (age 87) ” - HypnocraticGoat
“ Died December 21, 2013 (age 91) ” - HypnocraticGoat