HomeFactopediaBrainoffsRankingsCommunityLog In
You know 0 facts


They Died in 2011 - 2015

Your overall rating on They Died in 2011 - 2015 =
0%
Your best rally score on They Died in 2011 - 2015 = 0 facts

Play Fact Master on They Died in 2011 - 2015    

Challenge Friends to a Brainoff on They Died in 2011 - 2015    

Play a Rally Game on They Died in 2011 - 2015    



269 facts:

Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
   was a   
King of Saudi Arabia
Ascended the throne in 2005 ntil his death in 2015
Acker Bilk
   was a   
Musician
Born Bernard Stanley Bilk, an English clarinettist and vocalist
Adam "MCA" Yauch
   was a   
Musician
American rapper and co-founder of the Beastie Boys; activist; filmmaker
Adrienne Rich
   was a   
Poet
American (1929-2012)
Alex Karras
   was an   
Actor
"Mongo" in Blazing Saddles in 1974 followed by leading role in sitcom 'Webster' from 1983-89.
Alex Karras
   was a   
Gridiron Player
Stand-out defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions from 1958-1970; followed with significant movie roles; 1935-2012
Alvin Lee
   was a   
Musician
British guitarist extraordinaire; born Graham Anthony Barnes; leader of the blues rock band Ten Years After
Amar Bose
   was an   
Entrepreneur
American-Bengali electrical and sound engineer and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); founder of the Bose Corporation
Amy Jade Winehouse
   was a   
Singer
14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011. English singer-songwriter known for her powerful contralto vocals. Winehouse's death made her the latest musician to join the 27 Club, a group of musicians who died at the age of 27.
Andy Fraser
   was a   
Musician
English songwriter and bass guitarist whose career lasted over forty years including a founder of the rock band Free
Andy Griffith
   was an   
Actor
D.2012. The Andy Griffiths Show, Matlock
Andy Rooney
   was a   
Journalist
Opined on 60 Minutes for 33 years, age 92 d. 2011
Andy Rooney
   was a   
Television Personality
60 minutes television essayist
Andy Williams
   was a   
Singer
American singer recording 44 albums; 1927-2012
Anita Ekberg
   was an   
Actor
Swedish actress in American and European films; best known for her role as Sylvia in Frederico Fellini film "La Dolce Vita"
Anne McCaffrey
   was an   
Author
American-Irish fantasy writer, best known for the "Dragonriders of Pern" series
Ariel Sharon
   was a   
Politician
Prime Minister of Israel
B. B. King
   was a   
Musician
Born Riley Ben King, changed name to B. B. for "Blues Boy"; American premier delta blues signer, electric guitarist, songwriter and record producer
Ben E. King
   was a   
Singer
American soul and R&B singer and record producer; co-composer of "Stand by Me"
Ben Gazzara
   was an   
Actor
American film, stage and television actor and director
Betty Ford
   was an   
American First Lady
Feminist, activist and philanthropist; renowned for her promotion of breast cancer awareness, pro-choice and drug dependency
Bobby "Blue" Bland
   was a   
Singer
American blues singer who mixed gospel with the blues and R&B; inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bobby Womack
   was a   
Musician
American singer-songwriter, musician and producer; Sam Cook's backing guitarist
Bob Hoskins
   was an   
Actor
English actor renowned for his roles in "The Long Goodbye", "Mona Lisa", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Mermaids" and "Super Mario Bros."
Bubba Smith
   was a   
Gridiron Player
Born Charles Aaron Smith; American football defensive end, noteworthy career with Michigan State University, the Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers
Byron "Whizzer" White
   was a   
Gridiron Player
Chicago Bears, 84
Carroll Shelby
   was an   
Entrepreneur
American automotive designer and racing drive; best known for his involvement in creating the AC Cobra for Ford known world-wide as Shelby Mustangs
Casey Kasem
   was a   
Radio Personality
American disc jockey, music historian and voice actor; known for his "American Top 40" from 1970 through 2009
Celeste Holm
   was an   
Actor
"All About Eve", 95
Chinua Achebe
   was an   
Author
Nigerian writer (1930-2013)
Christopher Lee
   was an   
Actor
English character actor, singer, and author with acting roles covering nearly 70 years; best known as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films and Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings' film trilogy
Christopher Stevens
   was a   
Diplomat
US Ambassador to Libya, killed by Islamic extremists
Claude Choules
   was a   
Soldier
Last WWI combat vet in the world, age 110 d. 2011
Claudio Abbado
   was a   
Conductor
Claudio Abbado
   was a   
Musician
Jan, 2014, age 80
Cliff Robertson
   was an   
Actor
American film and television actor; winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie "Charly"
Colin Davis
   was a   
Conductor
English conductor best known for his association with the London Symphony Orchestra (1927-2013)
Daniel Inouye
   was a   
Politician
U.S. Senator from Hawaii, age 88
Daniel Inouye
   was a   
Soldier
American U.S. senator from Hawaii; Medal of Honor winner, losing his right arm to a grenade in World War II
Dave Brubeck
   was a   
Musician
American jazz pianist (1920-2012)
David Frost
   was a   
Journalist
English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and television host
Davy Jones
   was an   
Actor
Co-star of the television series The Monkees
Davy Jones
   was a   
Musician
Monkees front-man 1945-2012
Deacon Jones
   was a   
Gridiron Player
Hall of Fame; coined the term "sack"
Diana Wynne Jones
   was an   
Author
16 August 1934 – 26 March 2011 -- British writer, principally of fantasy novels for children and adults, as well as a small amount of non-fiction. Some of her better-known works include the Chrestomanci series and the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.
Dick Clark
   was a   
Television Personality
Host of American Bandstand (1929-2012)
Dick Tufeld
   was a   
Voice Actor
D. 2012. best known as the voice of the Robot in the TV series and film 'Lost in Space' Also a voice actor in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Time Tunnel, and the 1978 animated television series Fantastic Four.
Don Cornelius
   was a   
Television Personality
'Soul-Train' producer from 1971 to 1993; 1936-2012
Donna Summer
   was a   
Singer
D. 2012. 5-time Grammy Award winner. MacArthur Park, Love to Love You Baby,
Doris Lessing
   was an   
Author
British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer
Duke Snider
   was a   
Baseball Player
8-time All-Star for the Brooklyn Dodgers, age 84 d. 2011
Earl Scruggs
   was a   
Musician
American bluegrass musician (1924-2012)
Eddie Stobart
   was a   
Haulage Company Owner
21 November 1954 – 31 March 2011. British haulage company owner who first became involved with his father's company in the 1960s and subsequently expanded it into one of the UK's most well known mult-imodal logistics companies
Edgar Froese
   was a   
Musician
German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the group Tangerine Dream
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
   was an   
Actor
American actor know for his starring roles inthe television series "77 Sunset Strip" and "The F.B.I."
Elisabeth Sladen
   was an   
Actor
1 February 1948 – 19 April 2011. English actress, most famous for playing Sarah Jane Smith in 'Doctor Who' alongside Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker & David Tennant. Also star of the eponymous 'Sarah Jane Adventures' in which she worked with a 4th Doctor, Matt Smith.
Eli Wallach
   was an   
Actor
American film, television and stage actor whose career spanned more than six decades; known for his roles in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Two Jakes"
Elizabeth Taylor
   was an   
Actor
(February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011) DBE. Films included ''National Velvet' (1944) 'Father of the Bride' (1950), 'Giant' (1956), 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (1958), & 'Suddenly, Last Summer' (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for 'Butterfield 8' (1960)and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (1966) played the title role in 'Cleopatra' (1963). Taylor also championed HIV and AIDS programs.
Elliott Carter
   was a   
Centenarian
American composer, age 103
Elliott Carter
   was a   
Composer
Avant-garde composer, age 103
Elmore Leonard
   was an   
Author
American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of westerns, crime fiction and suspense thrillers, including "Get Shorty", "Hombre", "Mr. Majestyk"; his short-stories became the films "3:10 to Yuma" and the FX television series "Justified"
Eric Hobsbawm
   was an   
Author
British historian, age 95
Eric Sykes
   was an   
Actor
Sykes, The Goon Show, The Plank. Also author of some Goon Show scripts.
Ernest Borgnine
   was an   
Actor
D. 2012. The Wild Bunch, McHale's Navy, ER, Spongebob Squarepants, Academy Award for Best Actor for Marty
Ernie Banks
   was a   
Baseball Player
Chicago Cubs shortstop, Hall of Fame member
Estanislau Basora
   was a   
Footballer
Spanish (1926-2012)
Esther Williams
   was an   
Actor
American competitive swimmer; acting in at least one film listed in the highest-grossing films for each year from 1945 to 1949
Esther Williams
   was a   
Swimmer
American competitive swimmer and actress
Etta James
   was a   
Musician
American r&b, blues, and soul singer (1938-2012)
Eydie Gormé
   was a   
Singer
American singer who performed solo as well as with husband Steve Lawrence, in popular ballads and swing songs
Frank Sherwood Rowland
   was a   
Nobel Laureate
Professor of Chemistry at University of California; renowned for research on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) effects on ozone levels
Frederik Pohl
   was an   
Author
American science fiction writer, editor and fan; winner of 4 Hugo Awards and 3 Nebula awards
Fred Thompson
   was an   
Actor
American film and television actor and radio host before engaging in politics full-time
Fred Thompson
   was a   
Politician
American attorney, lobbyist, columnist, film and television actor and radio host; Tennessee Senator from 1994 to 2003 and Republican Presidential candidate in 2008
Gabriel García Márquez
   was an   
Author
Columbian nvelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist
Gary Moore
   was a   
Musician
Northern Irish musician most widely recognized as a virtuoso blues guitarist
George Jones
   was a   
Musician
American country music singer and songwriter with a long list of hit records
George Jones
   was a   
Singer
American country music singer and songwriter with a long list of hit records
George Lindsey
   was an   
Actor
D. 2012. Best known for his role as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and his appearnance on Hee-Haw.
George McGovern
   was an   
Author
Author of "Abraham Lincoln published in 2008; US Senator and Presidential candidate, 1972
George McGovern
   was a   
Politician
Unsuccessful US Presidential candidate, 1972; historian, author, US Senator
Geraldine Ferraro
   was a   
Politician
First woman nominated for U.S. Vice President by a major party, age 75 d. 2011
Gerry Anderson
   was a   
Film Producer
D. 2012. Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett, Joe 90 etc.
Gerry Rafferty
   was a   
Musician
Scottish singer-songwriter, best known for his solo hits "Baker Street", "Right Down the Line" and "Night Owl" as well as "Stuck in the Middle with You" recorded by the band Stealers Wheel
Gore Vidal
   was an   
Author
American playwright, novelist and political commentator, 86
Harmon Killebrew
   was a   
Baseball Player
Known for his tape-measure home runs, 74 d. 2011
Harold Ramis
   was an   
Actor
American actor, director, writer and comedian; best known for his roles in the "Ghostbusters" films
Harry Morgan
   was an   
Actor
Col. Potter on M-A-S-H, age 96 d. 2011
Héctor "Macho" Camacho
   was a   
Boxer
Puerto Rican professional rising through the ranks as world champion from featherweight through middleweight; 1962-2012
Helen Frankenthaler
   was a   
Painter
Abstract painter, age 83 d. 2011
Helen Thomas
   was a   
Journalist
American reporter and author as a member of the White House press corps from the Kennedy administration through the second year of the Obama administration
Henri Dutilleux
   was a   
Composer
Work followed the tradition of Ravel, Debussy, 1916-2013
Henry Cooper
   was a   
Boxer
3 May 1934 - 1 May 2011--3 Lonsdale Belts outright, British and European Heavyweight Champion. Best known for knocking down Cassius Clay (Mohammed Ali) in 1963 with his left hook, Henry's Hammer. Clay was in severe trouble until his glove mysteriously split while in his corner, allowing him another minute to recover. Cooper controversionally lost his titles to Joe Bugner in a fight only the referee thought Bugner won and retired.
Howard Baker
   was a   
Politician
American U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Senate Majoirity Leader, White House Chief of Staff and Ambassador to Japan
Hugo Chávez
   was a   
Politician
Venezuelan President
Ian McLagan
   was a   
Musician
English keyboard instrumentalist, best known for his membership in rock bands Small Faces and Faces; also collaborated with The Rolling Stones
Ingvar Wixell
   was a   
Musician
Swedish baritone, active career in opera and concerts from 1955 to 2003 d. 2011
Ingvar Wixell
   was a   
Singer
D. 2011
Jack Bruce
   was a   
Musician
Scottish singer-songwriter; bassist for the supergroup Cream
Jackie Collins
   was an   
Author
English romance novelist; writing 32 novels all which appeared on The New York Times bestseller list
Jack Kevorkian
   was an   
Euthanasia Advocate
American physcician
Jack Klugman
   was an   
Actor
D. 2012 Matlock, The Odd Couple, 12 Angry Men
James Gandolfini
   was an   
Actor
American actor and producer; best known for his role as Tony Soprano the Italian-American crime boss in the HBO series "The Sopranos
James Garner
   was an   
Actor
Died: 2014. Starred in Maverick tv series, The Notebook
Jane Russell
   was an   
Actor
American film actress and leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s
Jan Berenstain
   was an   
Author
D.2012. Berenstain Bears series
Jan Berenstain
   was a   
Cartoonist
D.2012. Berenstain Bears series
Jean Béliveau
   was an   
Ice Hockey Player
Canadian Hall of Fame player with the Montreal Canadians from 1950 to 1971
Jean Giraud (Mœbius)
   was a   
Cartoonist
D.2012.A.k.a. Gir - used for the Blueberry series. He contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, including Alien, Willow, Tron (1982), and The Fifth Element.
Jerry Nelson
   was a   
Puppeteer
1934-2012; voice-over master for Sesame Street character Count von Count and other characters on The Muppet Show
Jean Stapleton
   was an   
Actor
American character actress of stage, television and film; best know as Edith Bunker in "All in the Family"
J. J. Cale
   was a   
Musician
Born John Weldon Cale; an American guitarist, singer and songwriter; renowned for writing "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" both huge Eric Clapton covers
Joe Cocker
   was a   
Musician
English singer and musician; known for his gritty voice and spasmodic body movements
Joe Cocker
   was a   
Singer
English singer and musician; known for his gritty voice and spasmodic body movements
Joe Frazier
   was a   
Boxer
American Heavyweight Champion, b. 1944 d. 2011; nicknamed "Smokin' Joe"
Joan Fontaine
   was an   
Actor
Born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland; British American actress with 45 feature films over five decades; sister of Olivia de Havilland
John Barry
   was a   
Composer
Born John Barry Prendergast; English composer and conductor of renowned films including the scores for 11 of the James Bond films, "Dances with Wolves" and "Out of Africa"
Johnny Winter
   was a   
Musician
American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer of blues; albinist
John Sullivan
   was an   
Author
23 December 1946 - 23 April 2011. British TV scriptwriter most famous for "Only Fools and Horses" but also wrote "Dear John" and "Just Good Friends". His first series was "Citizen Smith", one episode of which was entitled "Only Fools and Horses".
John Tavener
   was a   
Composer
Sir John Tavener, British composer
John Tavener
   was a   
Musician
Best known for his extensive religious music
Jonathan Winters
   was an   
Actor
American stand-up comedian; starred in the movie "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
Jonathan Winters
   was a   
Comedian
American stand-up comedian and actor; released several award-winning children's comedy albums
Jon Lord
   was a   
Musician
English composer, pianist and Hammond organ player; co-founder of Deep Purple
Joan Rivers
   was a   
Comedian
An American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Born: June 8, 1933. Died: September 4, 2014
Joseph Murray
   was a   
Nobel Laureate
D. 2012 (aged 93). Won for performing the first kidney transplant in 1954 - Born April 1st 1919.
Joseph Murray
   was a   
Surgeon
D. 2012. Performed the first kidney transplant in 1954, Nobel Prize winner, leading plastic surgeon - Born April 1st 1919.
Julie Harris
   was an   
Actor
American stage, screen and television actress; 10 time Tony Award nominee and 5 time winner
Karen Black
   was an   
Actor
Born: July 1, 1939, Died: August 8, 2013. An American actress, screenwriter, singer and songwriter. Appeared in films like Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby & Airport 1975,
Ken Russell
   was a   
Film Director
English director renowned for his Oscar-winning films "Women in Love", "The Devils", The Who's "Tommy" and "Altered States"
Kim Jong Il
   was a   
Dictator
North Korean leader, 12/18, age 69 d. 2011
Knut Steen
   was a   
Sculptor
Norwegian, b. 1924
Larry Hagman
   was an   
Actor
D. 2012 Dallas, Primary Colours
Lauren Bacall
   was an   
Actor
1924 - 2014; American actress and singer
Lawrence Eagleburger
   was a   
Diplomat
American statesman, briefly Secretary of State in 1992-93
Leonard Nimoy
   was an   
Actor
American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter; bes know for his role as Spock in the "Star Trek" francise
Leroy Neiman
   was a   
Painter
American expressionist renowned for sports screen prints; 1921-2012
Lesley Gore
   was a   
Singer
American singer, songwriter, actress and activist; best known for her 1963 pop hit "It's My Party"
Levon Helm
   was a   
Musician
American rock and roll icon; multi-instrumental artist including drums in The Band; 1940-2012
Levon Helm
   was a   
Singer
Songwriter for man soulful and alternative country hits for The Band
Lou Reed
   was a   
Musician
American singer/songwriter; founder of The Velvet Underground; solo hit of "Walk on the Wild Side"
Lou Reed
   was a   
Singer
American singer/songwriter; founder of The Velvet Underground; solo hit of "Walk on the Wild Side"
Maeve Binchy
   was an   
Author
D. 2012 Wrote Circle of Friends and Tara Road.
Margaret Thatcher
   was an   
U.K. Prime Minister
First woman Prime Minister, serving from 1979 to 1990; Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990; referred to as "The Iron Lady"
Mark Strand
   was a   
Poet
1934-2014; Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator
Marvin Hamlisch
   was a   
Composer
D.2012 - Wrote music for The Way We Were and A Chorus Line, adapted Scott Joplin's ragtime music for The Sting. Probably the only person to win an Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy and a Pulitzer Prize.
Marvin Hamlisch
   was a   
Conductor
American composer and conductor
Marvin Hamlisch
   was a   
Musician
American composer and conductor
Maureen O'Hara
   was an   
Actor
Irish-born American actress and singer; worked on numerous John Ford films and longtime friend John Wayne
Maurice André
   was a   
Musician
French trumpeter (1933-2012)
Maurice Sendak
   was an   
Author
D. 2012 Where the Wild Things Are
Maximilian Schell
   was an   
Actor
Austrian-American film and stage actor; winner of Academy Award for Best Actor in 1961 for "Judgment at Nurmberg"
Maya Angelou
   was an   
Author
American poet, memorist and civil rights activist, published seven autobiographies including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
Maya Angelou
   was a   
Poet
American poet, memorist and civil rights activist; recited her poem "on the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration
Michael Clarke Duncan
   was an   
Actor
Green Mile
Michael Gough
   was an   
Actor
Born Francis Michael Gough; English character actor best known for his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four films of the Tim Burton / Joel Schumacher "Batman" series
Mickey Rooney
   was an   
Actor
American actor, vaudevillian, producer, and radio personality
Mike Campbell
   was an   
African Activist
D. 6 April 2011, aged 78. White farmer who challenged the legality of farm reforms in Zimbabwe, family stated death was due to complications having been tortured by supporters of Robert Mugabe in 2008.
Mike Nichols
   was a   
Film Director
American film and theater director, producer, actor and comedian; won six Tony Awards as best director and garnered 13 Academy Award nominations
Mike Wallace
   was a   
Journalist
Sixty Minutes co-anchor
Mike Wallace
   was a   
Television Personality
Journalist, television host, actor and media personality; key player on CBS' Sixty Minutes; 1918-2012
Mikhail Kalashnikov
   was an   
Inventor
Russian Lieutenant-General, military engineer, writer and small arms designer; most famous for developing the AK-47 assault rifle that bears his name
Milton Babbitt
   was a   
Composer
B. 1916; noted for serial and electronic music d. 2011
Moses Malone
   was a   
Basketball Player
American basketball player in both the American and National Basketball Associations (NBA) Most Valuable Player three times
Muammar Gaddafi
   was a   
Dictator
Libyan strongman
Muriel Siebert
   was a   
Financial Executive
First woman member of the New York Stock Exchange, 2013
Natalie Cole
   was a   
Singer
American singer, voice actress, songwriter and actress; daughter of Nat King Cole
Neil Armstrong
   was an   
Astronaut
D. 2012. The first person to walk on the Moon
Nelson Mandela
   was an   
African Activist
Anti-apartheid revolutionary; served as President of the African National Congress from 1991 to 1997
Nelson Mandela
   was a   
Nobel Laureate
South African winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
Nelson Mandela
   was a   
Politician
President of South Africa; anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist
Nicholas Courtney
   was an   
Actor
16 December 1929 - 22 March 2011. English actor, born in Cairo, most famous role as Lethbridge-Stewart in the Doctor Who series but actually first starred in it as Bret Vyon.
Nora Ephron
   was a   
Screenwriter
1941-2012; multi-talented journalist, essayist, producer, director and Academy award winning romantic comedies, including Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry met Sally, and Silkwood
Norman Corwin
   was a   
Broadcaster
Giant of the Golden Age of Radio; chronicled WWII; age 101 d. 2011
Norman Corwin
   was a   
Centenarian
American writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist and teacher of journalism and writing
Norman Schwartzkoff
   was an   
U.S. Army General
1934-2012; Central Command head during Middle East Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns
Norodom Sihanouk
   was a   
King of Cambodia
In power from 1941 to 1955 and again from 1993 until 2004
Omar Sharif
   was an   
Actor
Egyptian born Michel Dimitri Chalhoub; best known for his lead role in "Dr. Zhivago", "Funny Girl" and "Lawrence of Arabia"
Osama Bin Laden
   was a   
Founder of Al-Qaeda
March 10, 1957 – May 1, 2011 A jihadist organization
Oscar De La Renta
   was a   
Fashion Designer
Dominican-American
Patti Page
   was a   
Singer
Born Clara Ann Fowler, an American singer of traditional pop music
Pauline Betz
   was a   
Tennis Player
Hall of Famer, age 91 d. 2011
Paul Mazursky
   was a   
Film Director
American film director, screewriter and actor; nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture for "An Unmarried Woman"
P. D. James
   was an   
Author
English crime writer known for her detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh
Percy Sledge
   was a   
Singer
American R&B, soul and gospel singer; best known for his song "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Pete Postlethwaite
   was an   
Actor
English character actor best known for his role in the movies "In the Name of the Father", the "Usual Suspects", and "The Constant Gardener"
Peter Falk
   was an   
Actor
American renowned for his rol in the long-running television series "Columbo"
Peter Lieberson
   was a   
Composer
American, b. 1946; inspired by Buddhism d. 2011
Peter O'Toole
   was an   
Actor
British-Irish stage and film actor, achieved international recognition playing T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia"; nominated for Best Actor Academy Award seven times with no wins!
Pete Seeger
   was a   
Musician
American folk singer and social activist
Pete Seeger
   was a   
Singer
American folk singer and social activist
Pete Seeger
   was a   
Social Activist
American folk singer and social activist
Philip Seymour Hoffman
   was an   
Actor
1967 - 2014 Starred in films like Capote
Phyllis Diller
   was a   
Comedian
D. 2012
Ravi Shankar
   was a   
Musician
Indian master of the sitar
Ray Bradbury
   was an   
Author
D. 2012. Sci-Fi. The Martian Chronicles and Farenheit 451 & wrote the script for movies such as Moby Dick.
Ray Dolby
   was an   
Entrepreneur
American engineer and inventor; founder of Dolby Laboratories
Ray Dolby
   was an   
Inventor
American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system knows as Dolby NR; assisted in developing the video tape recorder
Ray Harryhausen
   was a   
Visual Effects Creator
American-British artist, designer visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of non-stop model animation know as "Dynamation"
Ray Manzarek
   was a   
Musician
American musician, singer, producer, film director and author, best known as the keyboardist for The Doors
Ray Price
   was a   
Musician
American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist regarded as among the best male voices in country music
Ray Price
   was a   
Singer
American country music singer, songwriter and guitarist regarded as among the best male voices in country music
Richard Attenborough
   was an   
Actor
1923 - 2014. Films included 'Jurassic Park'.
Richard Dawson
   was an   
Actor
British-American; 1932-2012; corporal in Hogan's Heroes; host of Family Feud and panelist on the Match Game
Richard D. Zanuck
   was a   
Film Producer
American (1934-2012)
Richie Havens
   was a   
Musician
American singer, songwriter and folk guitarist covering a wide array of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues tracks; opening act at Woodstock
Richie Havens
   was a   
Singer
American singer, songwriter and folk guitarist covering a wide array of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues tracks; opening act at Woodstock
Rik Mayall
   was an   
Actor
D: 2014. comedian Comedian and Actor. Films included 'An American Werewolf in London' and 'Drop Dead Fred'. TV shows included 'Bottom' and 'The New Statesman'. Appeared in several episodes of 'Blackadder'.
Rik Mayall
   was a   
Comedian
Comedian and Actor. Films included 'An American Werewolf in London' and 'Drop Dead Fred'. TV shows included 'Bottom' and 'The New Statesman'. Appeared in several episodes of 'Blackadder'.
Risë Stevens
   was a   
Musician
23-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, 99
Risë Stevens
   was a   
Singer
Operatic mezzo-soprano
Robert Loggia
   was an   
Actor
Born Salvatore Loggia; American actor and director; nominated for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Jagged Edge"; well known for his roles in "Prizzi's Honor", "Lost Highway" and "An Officer and a Gentleman"
Robert Pierpoint
   was a   
Journalist
U.S. television reporter covered six Presidents, age 86 d. 2011
Robert Tear
   was a   
Musician
Welsh tenor and conductor, age 72 d. 2011
Robert Tear
   was a   
Singer
Welsh tenor
Robin Gibb
   was a   
Singer
D. 2012 The Bee Gees
Robin Williams
   was an   
Actor
Actor and comedian 1951–2014. Starred in Films like Mrs Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society etc. Played Mork in the tv show Mork and Mindy.
Robin Williams
   was a   
Comedian
Actor and comedian 1951–2014
Rodney King
   was a   
Construction Worker
D. 2012 While on parole for robbery became nationally known after being beaten with excessive force by Los Angeles police officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991.
Rod Taylor
   was an   
Actor
Australian actor of film and television; appearing in over 50 films including Alfred Hitchock's "The Birds"
Roger Ebert
   was a   
Film Critic
American writer and film critic; paired with Gene Siskel helping to popularize nationally televissd film review
Roger Lloyd-Pack
   was an   
Actor
English actor best known for the role of Trigger in "Only Fools and Horses" from 1981 to 2003
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
   was a   
Boxer
American middleweight boxer wrongfully convicted of murder and released 20 years later from prison after public outcry
Ruby Dee
   was an   
Actor
American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist; known for her role as Ruth Younger in "A Raisin in the Sun"
Russell Means
   was a   
Native American Activist
1939-2012; Oglala Lakota
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
   was a   
Screenwriter
German-born British and American Booker prize-winning novelist, short-story writer and two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter for "A Room with a View" and "Howards End"
Ruth Rendell
   was an   
Author
English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries, best known for her creation of Chief Inspector Wexford
Ryne Duren
   was a   
Baseball Player
100 mph fastball, wildness and thick glasses made him an intimidating presence, age 81 d. 2011
Sally Ride
   was an   
Astronaut
D. 2102. The first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. Also a physicist.
Salvatore Licitra
   was a   
Musician
Made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2002 substituting for Luciano Pavarotti; scooter accident, age 43
Salvatore Licitra
   was a   
Singer
Operatic tenor
Sargent Shriver
   was a   
Diplomat
Ambassador to France in the Kennedy adm; driving force in the creation of the Peace Corps d. 2011
Scott Carpenter
   was an   
Astronaut
One of the original 7 American astronauts, 88
Seamus Heaney
   was an   
Author
Irish poet, playwright and translator
Seamus Heaney
   was a   
Playwright
Irish; 1939-2013
Seamus Heaney
   was a   
Poet
Irish; Nobel Laureate, 74
Seve Ballesteros
   was a   
Golfer
Spanish, World No. 1 d. 2011; winner of over 90 international tournaments including 5 majors
Sherman Hemsley
   was an   
Actor
1938-2012; George Jefferson on the TV series All in the Family and The Jefferson's
Shirley Temple
   was an   
Actor
1928 - 2014. child actor who starred in films like 'The little Princess' and 'Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm'. Was also a singer known for songs like 'On the Good Ship Lollipop'.
Shirley Temple
   was a   
Diplomat
American child actress, singer and dancer; followed by businesswoman and diplomat; Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovaki
Sid Caesar
   was an   
Actor
American comic actor and writer
Sidney Lumet
   was a   
Film Director
June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011. American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his name. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982) though never won an indivdual award despite 14 of his films being nominated.
Steve Jobs
   was an   
Entrepreneur
American businessman, inventor and industrial designer; co-founder and CEO of Apple
Sun Myung Moon
   was a   
Religious Leader
Founder, the Unification Church, age 92
Susannah York
   was an   
Actor
Born Susannah Yolande Fletcher; English film, stage and television actress; awarded a BAFTA as Best Supporting Actress for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They"
Sylvia Kristel
   was an   
Actor
Dutch model and actress, best known for 5 softcore porn "Emmanuelle" films
Ted Lowe
   was a   
Television Personality
1920-2011; snooker commentator -- Whispering Ted was the voice of snooker from late 60's up to 2005. "and for those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green." which makes sense to those who know the game but he never surpassed that remark !!
Terry Pratchett
   was an   
Author
B. 1948 d. 2015 Discworld series. “Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”
Thomas Foley
   was a   
Politician
U.S. Speaker of the House, 84
Tim Hetherington
   was a   
Photojournalist
1970 – April 20, 2011. British-American photojournalist. He was best known for his documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2011.
Tom Clancy
   was an   
Author
American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science stories of the Cold War; his most famous book became the hit movie "Hunt for the Red October"
Tom Wicker
   was a   
Journalist
New York Times political reporter, age 85 d. 2011
Tony Scott
   was a   
Film Director
English film director and producer, covering a range of genres including "Top Gun", Beverly Hills Cop II", "Days of thunder" and "The Last Boy Scout"
Trevor Gordon Bannister
   was an   
Actor
14 August 1934 – 14 April 2011. English actor best known for playing the womanising junior salesman Mr. Lucas in the sitcom Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1979, and for his role as Toby Mulberry Smith in the longest-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine, from 2003 until it ended its run in 2010
Vasily Alekseyev
   was a   
Weightlifter
Soviet who set 80 world records and winner of gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics
Václav Havel
   was a   
Playwright
Also President of Czech Republic d. 2011
Václav Havel
   was a   
Politician
Former Czech President, age 75 d. 2011
Van Cliburn
   was a   
Musician
American pianist (1934-2013)
Victor Tikhonov
   was an   
Ice Hockey Player
Soviet hockey player and coach winning 8 World Championship gold medals and 3 Olympic Gold medals
Vidal Sassoon
   was a   
Hairdresser
1928-2012; British
Wangar Maathal
   was a   
Nobel Laureate
Kenyan, age 71 d. 2011; received award in 2004 for her work championing conservation, women's rights, and better government
Warren Christopher
   was a   
Diplomat
American Secretary of State under Bill Clinton d. 2011
Wayne Rogers
   was an   
Actor
American film and television actor, known best for his role as Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre in the television series M*A*S*H
Wes Craven
   was a   
Film Director
American film director, producer and actor known for his pioneering work in slasher films like "A Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise
Whitney Houston
   was an   
Actor
American singer, producer and model; appearing in "The Bodyguard"
Whitney Houston
   was a   
Musician
D.2012. Singer. Also actress Houston's first acting role was as the star of the feature film The Bodyguard (1992). The lead single "I Will Always Love You", became the best-selling single by a female artist in music history.
Whitney Houston
   was a   
Singer
D. 2012 the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits.
Wolfgang Sawallisch
   was a   
Musician
German conductor and pianist (1923-2013)
Yogi Berra
   was a   
Baseball Player
American baseball catcher, manager and coach; 18 time All Star and winner of 10 World Series championships; renowned for his "Yogi-isms" paradoxical contradictions like: "It's déjà vu all over again."


Facts contributed by:


daft thistle








   About - Terms - Privacy Log In