Famous people who died this year

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  1. David Bowie

    David Bowie


    David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known as David Bowie (/ˈb.i/), was an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, painter and actor. He was a figure in popular music for over five decades, and was considered by critics and other musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s.

  2. Alan Rickman

    Alan Rickman


    Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born 21 February 1946) is an English actor.

  3. Noreen Corcoran

    Noreen Corcoran


    Noreen M. Corcoran (born October 20, 1943) is a former actress and dancer best known for her costarring role in the television sitcom Bachelor Father, as the teenager Kelly Gregg, the niece of wealthy attorney Bentley Gregg, played by John Forsythe.

  4. René Angelil

    René Angelil


    René Angélil, CM OQ (born January 16, 1942) is a Canadian singer and manager. He is the husband and former manager of singer Celine Dion.

  5. Glenn Frey

    Glenn Frey


    Glenn Lewis Frey (/fr/; born November 6, 1948) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor, best known as a founding member of the Eagles. Frey played guitar with Eagles as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".

  6. Michael Galeota

    Michael Galeota


    Michael Galeota (born Michael James Galeota August 28, 1984 in Smithtown, Long Island, New York, U.S.) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his role as Nick Lighter in the Disney Channel Original Series The Jersey.

  7. Silvana Pampanini

    Silvana Pampanini


    Silvana Pampanini (born 25 September 1925) is an Italian actress. She was Miss Italy in 1946 and the following year she started her movie career.

  8. Dan Haggerty

    Dan Haggerty


    Dan Haggerty (born November 19, 1941) is an American actor.

  9. Maurice White

    Maurice White


    Maurice White (born December 19, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White, and former member Fred White. Maurice served as the band's main songwriter and record producer, and was co-lead singer (along with Philip Bailey). White has won seven Grammys, and was nominated for 21 Grammys in total.

  10. Mike Minor

    Mike Minor


    Mike Minor (born Michael Fedderson on 7 December 1940) is an American actor probably best known for his role as Steve Elliott on Petticoat Junction (1966–1970).

  11. Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda


    Abraham Charles "Abe" Vigoda (/vɨˈɡdə/; born February 24, 1921) is an American movie and television actor.

  12. Tera Wray

    Tera Wray


    Tera Elizabeth Lents (born April 14, 1987), known professionally as Tera Wray is a former pornographic actress. Her stage name is derived from her real first name, Tera, and her best friend's middle name, Wray.

  13. Prunella Scales

    Prunella Scales


    Prunella Scales, CBE (born Prunella Margaret Rumney Illingworth; 22 June 1932) is an English actress best known for her role as Basil Fawlty's wife Sybil in the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution (Screen One, BBC 1991) by Alan Bennett.

  14. Kitty Kallen

    Kitty Kallen


    Kitty Kallen (born Katherine Kalinsky, May 25, 1922) is an American popular singer whose career spanned from the 1930s to the 1960s—to include the Swing era of the Big Band years, the post-WWII pop scene and the early years of rock 'n roll.

  15. Joan Lorring

    Joan Lorring


    Joan Lorring (April 17, 1926 – May 30, 2014) was an actress and singer known for her work in film and theatre. For her role as Bessy Watty in The Corn is Green (1945), Lorring was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Lorring also originated the role of Marie Buckholder in Come Back, Little Sheba on Broadway in 1950, for which she won a Donaldson Award (an early version of the Tony Award).

  16. Mark Gil

    Mark Gil


    Raphael John Gil Eigenmann (25 September 1961 – 1 September 2014), better known as Mark Gil, was a Filipino actor. Gil was often cast as a main villain to Bong Revilla, Jr, Ronnie Ricketts, Robin Padilla, Lito Lapid, Phillip Salvador, Rudy Fernandez, Jestoni Alarcon, Ace Vergel, Cesar Montano, John Regala, Ian Veneracion and other Filipino action stars in numerous action movies and he played the role of Lorna Tolentino's former lover-killer in the drama-suspense thriller The Elsa Castillo Story: The Chop-Chop Lady, the script of which is inspired by true events. He also appeared in the ABS-CBN drama The Legal Wife, starring Angel Locsin.

  17. Angus Scrimm

    Angus Scrimm


    Angus Scrimm (born August 19, 1926) is an American actor and Grammy-winning author, best known for playing the Tall Man in the 1979 horror movie Phantasm and its sequels.

  18. Sheila Sim

    Sheila Sim


    Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, The Lady Attenborough (born 5 June 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire), known professionally by her maiden name Sheila Sim, is an English film and theatre actress and the widow of the actor and director Richard Attenborough.

  19. Bob Elliott

    Bob Elliott


    Robert Brackett "Bob" Elliott (born March 26, 1923) is an American actor and comedian, formerly one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. He is the father of comedian/actor Chris Elliott and the grandfather of Abby Elliott.

  20. Ruth Leuwerik

    Ruth Leuwerik


    Ruth Leuwerik (born 23 April 1924) is a German film actress. She appeared in 34 films between 1950 and 1977. Leuwerik is probably best known for her portrayal of Maria von Trapp in the films The Trapp Family and The Trapp Family in America. In the 1950s she and Dieter Borsche were considered as the ideal couple of the German film. In 1962 she starred in the Helmut Käutner film Redhead, which was entered into the 12th Berlin International Film Festival. She is a five-time Bambi award winner.

  21. Paul Kantner

    Paul Kantner


    Paul Lorin Kantner (born March 17, 1941) is an American rock musician, known for co-founding the counterculture era psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane and its spin-off band Jefferson Starship. He was born in San Francisco, California.

  22. Kristine Miller

    Kristine Miller


    Kristine Miller (born June 13, 1925) is an American film actress, known for her appearances in film noir and Westerns. A discovery of Paramount producer Hal Wallis, she appeared in I Walk Alone (1948) with Lizabeth Scott and Burt Lancaster, Jungle Patrol (1948), Too Late for Tears (1949), Shadow on the Wall (1950), and the TV series Stories of the Century (1954–55).

  23. Pat Harrington Jr.

    Pat Harrington Jr.


    Pat Harrington, Jr., (born August 13, 1929) is an American voice, stage, and television actor most popularly known for his role as building superintendent "Schneider" on the CBS sitcom One Day at a Time. His father, Pat Harrington, Sr., was also an actor.

  24. Terry Wogan

    Terry Wogan


    Sir Michael Terence "Terry" Wogan, KBE DL (born 3 August 1938) is an Irish radio and television broadcaster who has worked for the BBC in the United Kingdom for most of his career. Before he retired from his weekday breakfast programme Wake Up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2 in 2009, it had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe. Wogan began his career at Raidió Teilifís Éireann where he presented shows such as Jackpot in the 1960s.

  25. Meg Mundy

    Meg Mundy


    Margaret Anne Mary "Meg" Mundy (born January 4, 1915) is an English-born American actress and former model. She was born in London, but moved to the United States at the age of six in 1921.

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