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Richard Libertini, Actor, 1933 – 2016

by Ed Liuon January 12, 2016
Actor Richard Libertini passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the age of 82 due to cancer. Mr. Libertini began his career as a member of the renowned Second City improvisational troupe before moving to roles on stage and screens large and small starting in the 1960’s. He may be best recognized as General […]

Pat Harrington Jr., Actor, 1929-2016

by Dan Collinson January 7, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reported that actor Pat Harrington Jr. died on Wednesday from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Mr. Harrington was best known as building superintendent Dwayne Flo Schneider on One Day at a Time from 1975-1984. He won a Golden Globe as well as an Emmy for his role. He also made appearances on […]

Marty Ingels, Actor, 1936-2015

by Dan Collinson October 22, 2015
Variety reports that actor and comedian Marty Ingels died Wednesday at Tarzana Medical Center from a massive stroke. He was 79. Ingels once starred in the sitcom I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster in 1962, co-starring Addams Family star John Astin. After the show was cancelled, he made guest appearances on shows like The Dick Van Dyke […]

Yvonne Craig, 1960’s Batgirl Actor, 1937 – 2015

by Ed Liuon August 19, 2015
Actor Yvonne Craig passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015, at the age of 78 at her home in Pacific Palisades, CA, due to complications from cancer. In a statement on her official website, Ms. Craig’s family stated that she had been battling breast cancer for two years that had recently metastasized to her liver, […]

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Wrestler and Actor, 1954 – 2015

by Dan Collinson August 3, 2015
Variety reports that WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died on Friday of a heart attack in his home in Hollywood. He was 61. Known as the Hot Rod for his fiery Scottish temper, Piper who was born Roderick Toombs started wrestling in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1970s and mostly wrestled in […]

Christopher Lee, Actor, 1922 – 2015

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2015
Veteran actor Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London at the age of 93, after being hospitalized for respiratory problems and heart failure. The actor’s long career was most notable for his on-screen depictions of villainy, ranging from Count Dracula in the classic Hammer horror films […]

John Stephenson, Voice Actor, 1923 – 2015

by Ed Liuon May 18, 2015
Writer Mark Evanier reports the passing of veteran voice actor John Stephenson on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the age of 91. While the cause of death was not stated, Mr. Stephenson had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for some time and had been living in a nursing home. Mr. Stephenson’s career began in 1948, when […]
Bob Walker

Bob Walker, “Brother Bear” Director, 1961 – 2015

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2015
Disney artist and director Robert “Bob” Walker passed away on April 1, 2015, at the age of 54 in California, with a heart attack being the likely cause of death. The Toronto native grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Sheridan College’s animation program, going to work Atkinson Film-Art after graduation where he worked on […]

Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg, 1926 – 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]

Sam Simon, “Simpsons” Co-Creator, 1955 – 2015

by Dan Collinson March 10, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Sam Simon, former writer and producer of The Simpsons, passed away on Sunday after a bout with colon cancer. He was 59. Mr. Simon, along with creator Matt Groening and producer James L. Brooks, helped turn the show into the longest running show on television. He won 9 Emmys for his […]