Gone, but never forgotten...2018

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1. Jerry Van Dyke

Actor | Coach

He has that same genuine likability factor, owns that same trademark lantern jaw and is just as appealing and gifted as his older brother, Dick Van Dyke, but, for decades, Jerry Van Dyke had to bear the brunt of his brother's overwhelming shadow. The comic actor was born six years younger than Dick...

2. Denise LaSalle

Soundtrack | One for the Money

Denise LaSalle was born on July 16, 1939 in Sidon, LeFlore County, Mississippi, USA as Ora Denise Allen. She was married to James E. Wolfe Jr., and Bill Jones. She died on January 8, 2018 in Jackson, Tennessee, USA.

3. Doreen Tracey

Actress | Westward Ho, the Wagons!

Doreen Tracey was born on April 3, 1943 in St Pancras, London, England as Doreen Isabelle Tracey. She was an actress, known for Westward Ho, the Wagons! (1956), Annette (1958) and The Donna Reed Show (1958). She was married to Robert A Washburn. She died on January 10, 2018 in Thousand Oaks, ...

4. Dorothy Malone

Actress | Written on the Wind

The blonde, sultry, dreamy-eyed beauty of Dorothy Malone, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, took some time before it made an impact with American film-going audiences. But once she did, she played it for all it was worth in her one chance Academy Award-winning "bad girl" performance, a role quite ...

5. Connie Sawyer

Actress | Dumb and Dumber

Connie Sawyer was born on November 27, 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado, USA as Rosie Cohen. She was an actress, known for Dumb and Dumber (1994), Pineapple Express (2008) and Out of Sight (1998). She was married to Marshall Schacker. She died on January 21, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

6. Hugh Masekela

Soundtrack | The Jewel of the Nile

Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He was married to Elinam Cofie, Miriam Makeba, Jabu Mbatha and Chris Calloway. He died on January 23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

7. Olivia Cole

Actress | Roots

Olivia Cole was born on November 26, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for Roots (1977), Backstairs at the White House (1979) and First Sunday (2008). She was married to Richard Venture. She died on January 19, 2018 in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.

8. Dolores O'Riordan

Soundtrack | The Devil's Own

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was born in Ballybricken, a town 8 miles outside Limerick on Sept. 6, 1971. Her parents are Eileen and Terrance. Terrance was in a wheelchair due to a motorcycle accident. Dolores was the youngest of seven children, and one of two girls. In the late eighties, Dolores ...

9. Leah LaBelle

Actress | Pharrell Williams: Happy

Leah LaBelle, born Leah LaBelle Vladowski on 8 September 1986 in Toronto, Canada, was the only child of Troshan and Anastasia Vladowski. Troshan and Anastasia, musicians and immigrants to the United States, defected from communist Bulgaria during a tour of Western Europe in 1979 at the height of ...

10. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...

11. Rasual Butler

Actor | Think Like a Man

Rasual Butler was born on May 23, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was an actor, known for Think Like a Man (2012) and Trina Feat. Kelly Rowland: Here We Go (2005). He was married to Leah LaBelle. He died on January 31, 2018 in Studio City, California, USA.

12. Dennis Edwards

Soundtrack | Bringing Down the House

Dennis Edwards was born on February 3, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He was married to Brenda Edwards and Ruth Pointer. He died on February 1, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

13. John Mahoney

Actor | Frasier

John Mahoney was an award-winning American actor. He was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, the seventh of eight children of Margaret and Reg, a baker. His family was evacuated to the sea-side resort to avoid the Nazi bombing of their native Manchester. The Mancunian Mahoneys eventually ...

14. Mickey Jones

Actor | Starman

Mickey Jones was born on June 10, 1941 in Houston, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Starman (1984), Total Recall (1990) and Sling Blade (1996). He was married to Phyllis Jean Starr and Sandra Joel Davis. He died on February 7, 2018.

15. John Gavin

Actor | Psycho

John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born Juan Vincent Apablasa in Los Angeles, California.

The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth-generation Angeleno, the son of Delia Diana Pablos and Juan Vincent Apablasa, and ...

16. Reg E. Cathey

Actor | Fantastic Four

Born into a military family in Huntsville, Alabama -- his father was an army vet who had served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, while his mother held a somewhat mysterious job in the Department of Defence -- Reg E. Cathey spent much of his early childhood living on a rural farmhouse in Germany....

17. Vic Damone

Soundtrack | Payback

At fourteen he worked as an usher at the NYC Paramount Theatre. His father was an electrician who played guitar and his mother taught piano. Damone attended PS 163 and sang in St. Finbar's choir and later attended the Alexander Hamilton Vocational High School and then Lafayette High School in ...

18. Marty Allen

Actor | Night Gallery

Marty Allen was born on March 23, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Morton David Alpern. He was an actor, known for Night Gallery (1969), The Naked Face (1984) and Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein (1974). He was married to Karon Kate Blackwell and Lorraine 'Frenchy' Trydelle. He...

19. Lassie Lou Ahern

Actress | The Forbidden Woman

Lassie Lou Ahern, who enjoyed a substantial career in 1920s Hollywood working with the likes of Will Rogers, Charley Chase, Helen Holmes, and the team of Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky, has passed away in Prescott, Arizona, USA, due to complications of the flu. After decades of relative obscurity, ...

20. Billy Graham

Actor | The Mighty Fortress

Billy Graham was arguably the most successful Christian evangelist in the world. He was born William Franklin Graham, Jr., on Monday, November 7th, 1918 (just four before Veteran's Day, Friday, November 11th, 1918) on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina, to Morrow (Coffey) and William ...

21. Nanette Fabray

Actress | Harper Valley P.T.A.

A sparkling, entertaining, highly energetic presence ever since her early days (from age 4) as a singing and tap dancing child vaudevillian, Nanette Fabray was once billed as "Baby Nanette".

She was born in San Diego, California, to Louisiana-born parents, Lily Agnes (McGovern) and Raoul Bernard ...

22. David Ogden Stiers

Actor | M*A*S*H

David Ogden Stiers was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Margaret Elizabeth (Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers. He moved with his family to Eugene, Oregon, where he graduated from North Eugene High School in 1960. At the age of twenty, he was offered $200 to join the company of the Santa Clara ...

23. Billi Gordon

Actress | Coming to America

Billi Gordon was born on September 2, 1954 in Dowagiac, Michigan, USA as Wilbert Gordon. She was an actress and writer, known for Coming to America (1988), 227 (1985) and The Party Animal (1984). She was married to Robert Schallert. She died on February 22, 2018.

24. Craig Mack

Soundtrack | The Wackness

Craig Mack was born on September 3, 1971 in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA. He died on March 12, 2018 in Walterboro, South Carolina, USA.

25. Stephen Hawking

Actor | Star Trek: The Next Generation

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of ...

26. Louise Latham

Actress | Marnie

Louise Latham was born on September 23, 1922 in Hamilton, Texas, USA as Johnie Louise Latham. She was an actress, known for Marnie (1964), The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) and Love Field (1992). She was married to Paul R. Picard. She died on February 12, 2018 in Casa Dorinda, California, USA.

27. Chuck McCann

Actor | DuckTales: Remastered

A third-generation performer and the son of a singing band leader, Chuck McCann was already a show business veteran by age eleven. Born in Brooklyn, he began his career as a child actor on radio, and by the age of nineteen had appeared on The Steve Allen Show (1951). He performed on several ...

28. R. Lee Ermey

Actor | Full Metal Jacket

A talented character actor known for his military roles, Ronald Lee Ermey was in the United States Marine Corps for 11 years. He rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant, and later was bestowed the honorary rank of Gunnery Sergeant by the Marine Corps, after he served 14 months in Vietnam and later did ...

29. Mitzi Shore

Actress | Pauly Shore Is Dead

Mitzi Shore was born on July 25, 1930 in Michigan, USA as Mitzi Lee Saidel. She was married to Sammy Shore. She died on April 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

30. Harry Anderson

Actor | Night Court

Harry Anderson was born on October 14, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA as Harry Laverne Anderson. He was an actor and writer, known for Night Court (1984), It (1990) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). He was married to Elizabeth Morgan and Leslie Pollack. He died on April 16, 2018 in North ...

31. Barbara Bush

Self | 41 on 41

Barbara Bush was born on June 8, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Pierce. She was married to George Bush. She died on April 17, 2018 in Houston, Texas, USA.

32. Avicii

Soundtrack | How to Be Single

Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, was a Swedish DJ and producer who worked on live concerts. In 2011, his single ''Levels'' was on the 100 billboard chart. He was also known for ''Hey Brother''. He sometimes appeared on Radio 1's Pete Tong show. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and died in ...

33. Verne Troyer

Actor | The Love Guru

With a decades-long career as an actor and stuntman, Verne Troyer was best known for playing "Mini-Me," Dr. Evil's smaller and more concentrated pure evil protégé, in the hit comedies Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), and for his role in Harry ...

34. Paul Junger Witt

Producer | Dead Poets Society

Paul Junger Witt was born on March 20, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Dead Poets Society (1989), The Golden Girls (1985) and Three Kings (1999). He was married to Susan Harris and Ann Elizabeth McLaughlin. He died on April 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, ...

35. Kristin Harmon

Actress | The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Kristin Harmon was born on June 25, 1945 in Burbank, California, USA as Sharon Kristin Harmon. She was an actress and producer, known for The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952), Love and Kisses (1965) and What Am I Bid? (1967). She was married to Mark Tinker and Ricky Nelson. She died on April ...

36. Margot Kidder

Actress | Superman

Margot Kidder was born Margaret Ruth Kidder in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, to Jocelyn Mary "Jill" (Wilson), a history teacher from British Columbia, and Kendall Kidder, a New Mexico-born mining engineer and explosives expert. Margot was a delightful child who took pride in ...