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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 […]

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 […]

C. Martin Croker

Clay Martin Croker, Voice of Zorak 1962-2016

by Dan Collinson September 19, 2016
Vulture reports that animator and voice actor Clay Martin Croker passed away on Sunday. He was 54. Croker was best known as the voice of Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, a late night talk show based on the classic 60s cartoon that aired on Cartoon Network. He also reprised the Moltar […]
Jack Riley

Jack Riley, Actor 1935-2016

by Dan Collinson August 21, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that actor Jack Riley died on Friday due to complications of pneumonia. He was 80. Riley was known to TV audiences as Elliot Carlin, one of Bob Newhart’s psychology patients on The Bob Newhart Show from 1972-1978. He reprised the characters on ALF and St. Elsewhere. His other TV credits […]

Noel Neill

Noel Neill, TV’s Lois Lane, 1920 – 2016

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2016
Actor Noel Neill passed away at the age of 95 on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her home in Tuscon, AZ, after a long illness. She was best known as the first screen Lois Lane, bringing the intrepid comic book reporter to life first opposite Kirk Alyn’s Clark Kent/Superman in 1948 in Columbia Superman movie […]
Janet Waldo

Janet Waldo, voice of Judy Jetson, 1920 – 2016

by Dan Collinson June 13, 2016
KABC has reported that Janet Waldo, the voice of Judy Jetson on the cartoon The Jetsons died on Sunday. She was 96. She suffered from a benign but inoperable brain tumor. In addition to Judy Jetson, Waldo was the voice of Pearl Slaghoople, Wilma Flintstone’s mother on The Flintstones; Josie from Josie & the Pussycats […]

William Schallert

William Schallert, Actor, 1922 – 2016

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2016
Veteran character actor William Schallert passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the age of 93. His career spanned for more than 6 decades, earning credits on stage, screens large and small, and in voice-over. He was born on July 6, 1922, in Los Angeles, CA, shifting his career goal from composer to actor […]

Joe Alaskey, Actor, 1952 – 2016

by Ed Liuon February 4, 2016
Mark Evanier reports that veteran voice actor Joe Alaskey passed away on February 3, 2016, at the age of 63 due to cancer. Mr. Alaskey’s career in voiceover began as an impressionist, making his mark to replicate Jackie Gleason to fix audio in re-discovered episodes of the classic TV sitcom The Honeymooners. His impersonation eventually […]