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Wally Burr

Wally Burr, Voice Actor and Director, R.I.P.

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2017
Writer Mark Evanier reports that Wally Burr has passed away at the age of 93. Mr. Burr worked as an animation voiceover actor and director, working on an array of iconic cartoons from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s, with an extremely incomplete list of his credits including the original G.I. Joe and Transformers […]
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Adam West

Adam West, TVs Batman 1928-2017

by Dan Collinson June 12, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter reported that actor Adam West has died from leukemia on Friday in his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. West was best known to TV audiences as the Caped Crusader on Batman in 1966 along with Burt Ward in the role of Robin. The show aired for three seasons. He also […]

Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe, Actor, 1948 – 2017

by Dan Collinson May 15, 2017
Superhero Hype has reported that actor Powers Boothe passed away on Sunday in his sleep from natural causes. He was 68. Boothe’s credits include the TV shows Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye, Deadwood, 24, Nashville, Hatfields & McCoys, and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. His film credits include Red Dawn, Tombstone, Nixon, The Avengers, and was best […]
Don Rickles

Don Rickles, Actor and Comedian, 1926 – 2017

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2017
Actor and comedian Don Rickles has passed away at the age of 90 due to kidney failure. He was best known for his pioneering brand of insult comedy, to which he turned after an unsuccesfully short stint as an insurance salesman and a rocky start to an acting career after he attended the American Academy […]

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson, Co-Creator of Swamp Thing 1948-2017

by Dan Collinson March 20, 2017
Entertainment Weekly reports that artist Bernie Wrightson passed away on Saturday from his long battle with brain cancer, according to an announcement his wife gave on his website. He was 68. Wrightson, along with writer Len Wein, co-created the DC Comics character Swamp Thing in House of Secrets #92. A year later, the two worked […]
Dick Gautier

Dick Gautier, Actor, 1931 – 2017

by Dan Collinson January 16, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that actor Dick Gautier died on Friday after a long illness. He was 85. Gautier achieved fame as playing Conrad Birdie in the original 1960 Broadway production of Bye, Bye Birdie. His performance earned him a Tony Award nomination. He was known to TV audiences as Hymie the Robot on […]

Tyrus Wong, Disney Legend “Bambi” Artist, 1910 – 2016

by Ed Liuon January 4, 2017
Disney Legend Tyrus Wong passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the age of 106. Mr. Wong began working for the Walt Disney Company in 1938, starting as an in-betweener before he was instrumental in the visual design of Bambi, where his lush landscapes that were highly evocative and mysterious were one of the […]

Debbie Reynolds, Actress, 1932 – 2016

by Dan Collinson December 29, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Oscar-nominated actress Debbie Reynolds died Wednesday at Cedar-Sinai Hospital from a stroke at the age of 84. Her passing comes one day after the death of her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was best known for starring in films like Singin’ in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor (which earned […]

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia Actress, 1956 – 2016

by Dan Collinson December 29, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actress and author Carrie Fisher died on Tuesday from complications of a heart attack she suffered four days earlier on a flight from London to Los Angeles. She was 60. Ms. Fisher was the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher. The couple divorced when Carrie was two […]
Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson, Actress, 1934-2016

by Dan Collinson November 26, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actress Florence Henderson died on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure, she was 82. Henderson was known to TV audiences as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, and reprise the role in various Brady Bunch spin-offs and  TV movies. After The Brady Bunch was cancelled […]