We Mourn Their Passing in 2013...by HypnocraticGoat | created - 10 Jan 2013 | updated - 09 Mar 2014 | Public
1. Patti Page
Soundtrack | Die Hard 2
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 ...
Died January 1, 2013 (age 85)
2. 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....
Died January 9, 2013 (age 84)
3. Conrad Bain
Actor | Maude
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 ...
Died January 14, 2013 (age 89)
Actress | Her Lucky Night
She was born in Mound, Minnesota on 16 February 1918, the daughter of Peter Andreos (changed to 'Andrews' upon arriving in the US) and Olga Sollie. Her real name was Patricia Marie (Patty nickname). Her father was a Greek Catholic immigrant and her mother a Lutheran from Norway who ran the pure ...
Died January 30, 2013 (age 94)
5. Ed Koch
Actor | The First Wives Club
Ed Koch was born on December 12, 1924 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Edward Irving Koch. He was an actor, known for The First Wives Club (1996), We Own the Night (2007) and The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). He died on February 1, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.
Died February 1, 2013 (age 88)
6. Reg Presley
Soundtrack | Love Actually
Reg Presley was born on June 12, 1941 in Andover, Hampshire, England as Reginald Maurice Ball. He was married to Brenda. He died on February 4, 2013 in Andover.
Died February 4, 2013 (age 71)
Soundtrack | Switchback
Mindy McCready was born on November 30, 1975 in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA as Malinda Gayle McCready. She died on February 17, 2013 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, USA.
Died February 17, 2013 (age 37)
Actor | The Exorcist III
C. Everett Koop was born on October 14, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Charles Everett Koop. He was an actor, known for The Exorcist III (1990), The Exorcist III: Legion (2016) and New York Street Games (2010). He was married to Cora L. Hogue and Elizabeth Flanagan. He died on ...
Died February 25, 2013 (age 96)
9. Van Cliburn
Self | Live From Lincoln Center
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 ...
Died February 27, 2013 (age 78)
10. Bonnie Franklin
Actress | One Day at a Time
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 ...
Died March 1, 2013 (age 69)
11. Hugo Chávez
Self | The War on Democracy
Hugo Chávez was born on July 28, 1954 in Sabaneta, Venezuela as Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías. He was married to Marisabel Rodríguez and Nancy Colmenares. He died on March 5, 2013 in Caracas, Venezuela.
Died March 5, 2013 (age 58)
12. Alvin Lee
Soundtrack | Get the Gringo
Alvin Lee is still played regularly on Radio shows. He is highly regarded as a Jazz player, A rock and Roll player and a superb blues guitarist. His records are still in demand, both with Ten Years After and Solo Albums. He was an immense player and was one of the fastest full note players in ...
Died March 6, 2013 (age 68)
13. Malachi Throne
Actor | It Takes a Thief
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 ...
Died March 13, 2013 (age 84)
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 ...
Died March 28, 2013 (age 65)
15. Roger Ebert
Actor | Siskel & Ebert & the Movies
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 ...
Died April 4, 2013 (age 70)
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 ...
Died April 8, 2013 (age 87)
Actress | Muscle Beach Party
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 ...
Died April 8, 2013 (age 70)
18. Jonathan Winters
Actor | It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
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 ...
Died April 11, 2013 (age 87)
19. Allan Arbus
Actor | M*A*S*H
Allan Arbus was born on February 15, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA as Allan Franklin Arbus. He was an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), Coffy (1973) and Working Stiffs (1979). He was married to Mariclare Costello and Diane Nemerov. He died on April 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died April 19, 2013 (age 95)
Soundtrack | Sixteen Candles
Christina Amphlett was born on October 25, 1959 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia as Christina Joy Amphlett. She was married to Charlie Drayton. She died on April 21, 2013 in New York City, New York, USA.
Died April 21, 2013 (age 53)
21. George Jones
Soundtrack | Tin Cup
George Jones was born on September 12, 1931 in Saratoga, Texas, USA as George Glenn Jones. He was married to Nancy Sepulveda, Tammy Wynette, Shirley Ann Corley and Dorothy Bonvillion. He died on April 26, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Died April 26, 2013 (age 81)
22. Ray Harryhausen
Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans
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)
23. Joyce Brothers
Actress | Loaded Weapon 1
Joyce Brothers was born on October 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joyce Diane Bauer. She was an actress, known for Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), The King of Comedy (1982) and Spy Hard (1996). She was married to Milton Brothers. She died on May 13, 2013 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA.
Died May 13, 2013 (age 85)
24. Steve Forrest
Actor | The Longest Day
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 ...
Died May 18, 2013 (age 87)
25. Ray Manzarek
Soundtrack | Strange Days
Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. He was married to Dorothy Manzarek. He died on May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany.
Died May 20, 2013 (age 74)
26. Jean Stapleton
Actress | All in the Family
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 ...
Died May 31, 2013 (age 90)
27. Esther Williams
Actress | Neptune's Daughter
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 ...
Died June 6, 2013 (age 91)
28. Richard Ramirez
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 "...
Died June 7, 2013 (age 53)
29. Slim Whitman
Soundtrack | Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Slim Whitman was born on January 20, 1923 in Tampa, Florida, USA as Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr. He was married to Geraldine "Jerry" Christ. He died on June 19, 2013 in Orange Park, Florida.
Died June 19, 2013 (age 90)
30. James Gandolfini
Actor | The Sopranos
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 ...
Died June 19, 2013 (age 51)
31. Richard Matheson
Writer | Jaws 3-D
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 ...
Died June 23, 2013 (age 87)
32. Alan Myers
Actor | Human Highway
Alan Myers was born in 1955 in Akron, Ohio, USA. He was an actor, known for Human Highway (1982), We're All Devo (1983) and Swahili Blonde: La Mampatee (2010). He was married to Christine. He died on June 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Died June 24, 2013 (age 58)
33. 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 (2009) and films such as Monte Carlo (2011), and Final Destination 3 (2006). He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver...
Died July 13, 2013 (age 31)
34. Helen Thomas
Actress | Dave
Helen Thomas was born on August 4, 1920 in Winchester, Kentucky, USA. She was an actress, known for Dave (1993), Broadcast Blues (2009) and Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003). She was married to Douglas B. Cornell. She died on July 20, 2013 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.
Died July 20, 2013 (age 92)
35. Dennis Farina
Actor | Get Shorty
Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...
Died July 22, 2013 (age 69)
36. Eileen Brennan
Actress | Clue
A supremely gifted, versatile player who could reach dramatic depths, as exemplified in her weary-eyed, good-hearted waitress in The Last Picture Show (1971), or comedy heights, as in her sadistic drill captain in Private Benjamin (1980), Eileen Brennan managed to transition from lovely Broadway ...
Died July 28, 2013 (age 80)
37. Michael Ansara
Actor | The Message
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 ...
Died July 31, 2013 (age 91)
38. Karen Black
Actress | Five Easy Pieces
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 ...
Died August 7, 2013 (age 74)
39. Eydie Gormé
Actress | Ocean's Eleven
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 ...
Died August 11, 2013 (age 84)
40. Lisa Robin Kelly
Actress | That '70s Show
She first made her acting debut, at age 21, in a 1992 episode of Married... with Children (1987), and went on to guest-star in many popular television shows, such as Murphy Brown (1988), The X-Files (1993), Sisters (1991) and Silk Stalkings (1991) and appeared in many obscure, straight-to-video/TV ...
Died August 14, 2013 (age 43)
41. Elmore Leonard
Writer | Out of Sight
Elmore Leonard was born on October 11, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Elmore John Leonard Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Out of Sight (1998), Get Shorty (1995) and Justified (2010). He was married to Christine Kent, Joan Shepard and Beverly Claire Cline. He died on August 20, ...
Died August 20, 2013 (age 87)
42. Julie Harris
Actress | The Haunting
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)
43. David Frost
Producer | Retreat
David Frost was born on April 7, 1939 in Tenterden, Kent, England as David Paradine Frost. He was a producer and writer, known for Retreat (2011), The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976) and The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970). He was married to Lady Carina Fitzalan-Howard ...
Died August 31, 2013 (age 74)
44. Frederik Pohl
Writer | Tales of Tomorrow
Frederik Pohl was born on November 26, 1919 in New York City, New York, USA as Frederik George Pohl Jr. He was a writer and producer, known for Tales of Tomorrow (1951), Tunnel Under the World (1969) and Gateway. He was married to Elizabeth Anne Hull, Carol M. Ulf Stanton, Judith Merril, Dorothy ...
Died September 2, 2013 (age 93)
45. Ken Norton
Actor | Mandingo
Ken Norton was born on August 9, 1943 in Jacksonville, Illinois, USA as Kenneth Howard Norton. He was an actor, known for Mandingo (1975), Dirty Work (1998) and Cover Up (1984). He was married to Rose Conant, Jacqueline Halton and Jeannette Henderson. He died on September 18, 2013 in Henderson, ...
Died September 18, 2013 (age 70)
46. Tom Clancy
Writer | The Hunt for Red October
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 (1990). Born in Baltimore to a U.S. Post Office employee and his wife on April 12, 1947, Clancy graduated from Loyola Blakefield,...
Died October 1, 2013 (age 66)
47. Scott Carpenter
Scott Carpenter was born on May 1, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado, USA as Malcolm Scott Carpenter. He is known for his work on Never Say Never Again (1983), The Fall Guy (1981) and Living Seas (1986). He was married to Patty Barrett, Barbara Curtin, Maria Roach and Rene Louise Price. He died on October ...
Died October 10, 2013 (age 88)
48. Ed Lauter
Actor | Cujo
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 (1972). He portrayed an eclectic ...
Died October 16, 2013 (age 74)
49. Noel Harrison
Actor | The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
Noel Harrison was born on January 29, 1934 in London, England. He was an actor, known for The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and The Citadel (1960). He was married to Lori Chapman, Margaret Benson and Sara Lee Eberts Tufnell. He died on October 19, 2013 in Devon, ...
Died October 20, 2013 (age 79)
50. Hal Needham
Director | Smokey and the Bandit
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 ...
Died October 25, 2013 (age 82)
51. 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 ...
Died October 25, 2013 (age 70)
52. Lou Reed
Soundtrack | V for Vendetta
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 ...
Died October 27, 2013 (age 71)
53. Graham Stark
Actor | Superman III
Graham Stark was born on January 20, 1922 in Wallasey, Cheshire, England as Graham William Stark. He was an actor and director, known for Superman III (1983), A Shot in the Dark (1964) and The Return of the Pink Panther (1975). He was married to Audrey Nicholson. He died on October 29, 2013 in ...
Died October 29, 2013 (age 91)
54. Tony Musante
Actor | The Incident
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 ...
Died November 26, 2013 (age 77)
55. Dick Dodd
Self | The Mickey Mouse Club
Dick Dodd was born on October 27, 1945 in Hermosa Beach, California, USA as Joseph Richard Dodd Jr. He was an actor, known for The Mickey Mouse Club (1955). He was married to Jane. He died on November 29, 2013 in Fountain Valley, California.
Died November 29, 2013 (age 68)
56. Paul Walker
Actor | The Fast and the Furious
Paul William Walker IV was born in Glendale, California. He grew up together with his brothers, Caleb and Cody, and sisters, Ashlie and Amie. Their parents, Paul William Walker III, a sewer contractor, and Cheryl (Crabtree) Walker, a model, separated around September 2004. His grandfather, William ...
Died November 30, 2013 (age 40)
Self | Band of Brothers
Edward 'Babe' Heffron was born on May 16, 1923 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Edward James Heffron. He was an actor, known for Band of Brothers (2001), AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks (2002) and We Stand Alone Together (2001). He died on December 1, 2013 in the USA.
American hero. Died December 2, 2013 (age 90)
58. Nelson Mandela
Writer | Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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 ...
Died December 5, 2013 (age 95)
59. Eleanor Parker
Actress | The Sound of Music
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 ...
Died December 9, 2013 (age 91)
60. Tom Laughlin
Actor | Billy Jack
Tom Laughlin was born on August 10, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Thomas Robert Laughlin. He was an actor and director, known for Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) and The Born Losers (1967). He was married to Delores Taylor. He died on December 12, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, ...
Died December 12, 2013 (age 82)
61. Peter O'Toole
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
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 ...
Died December 14, 2013 (age 81)
62. 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 ...
Died December 15, 2013 (age 96)
63. Ray Price
Soundtrack | The Guilt Trip
Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas, USA as Noble Ray Price. He was married to Janie Mae and Betty Berthena Greb (Linda Powers). He died on December 16, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
Died December 16, 2013 (age 87)