In Memoriam: The 366 Celebrities We’ve Lost in 2016.

In Memoriam: The 366 Celebrities We’ve Lost in 2016.

While we have already posted articles, divided by genre and full of photos, listing those in entertainment we’ve lost this year, we just realized that there have been 366 notable athletes, musicians, singers, television and movie artists, authors and contributors to the entertainment field, who have passed away this year. Their legacy is an endowment to those families who have loved them and the fans who have adored their work.

In Television:
Eddie Applegate
William Schallert
Patty Duke (All three from “The Patty Duke Show”)
Abe Vigoda
Dan Calfa
Ron Glass (All three from “Barney Miller”)
Steven Hill
Richard Libertini
Cecilia Hart
Anne Jackson
David Margulies (All five from “Law & Order”)
Lisa Masters (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”)
Larry Drake (“L.A. Law”)
Angela “Big Ang Raiola (reality star)
Darrell Ward (reality star)
Gabe Rygaard (reality star)
Daisy Lewellyn (reality star)
David Gest (reality star)
Zsa Zsa Gabor
John McMartin
James Douglas (all three from “As the World Turns”)
Anthony Addabbo
Madeleine Sherwood
Meg Mundy (all three from “Guiding Light”)
Barbara Tarbuck
Archie Lang
Claire Labine (all three from “General Hospital”)
Humbert Allen Astredo (“Dark Shadows”)
Larkin Malloy
Patricia Barry
Theresa Saldana (all three from “All My Children”)
William Haze (“One Tree Hill”)
Joseph Mascolo (“Days of Our Lives”)
Morley Safer (television journalism and news)
Joe Garagiola, Sr. (television journalism and news)
John McLaughlin (television journalism and news)
Gwen Ifill (television journalism and news)
Joanie “Chyna” Laurer (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Mike Sharpe (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Harry “Mr. Fuji” Fujiwara (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Lord James Blears (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Brian “Axl Rotten” Knighton (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Archie Gouldie (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Robert Windham (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Charlie Fulton (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Jonathan Rechner (professional sports entertainment/wrestling)
Garry Shandling (comedy) (“The Garry Shandling Show”)
Tommy Mikal Ford (comedy) (“Martin”)
Kevin Meaney (comedy) (“Uncle Buck”)
Tonita Castro (comedy) (“Go On”)
Ricky Harris (comedy) (“Everybody Hates Chris”)
Victoria Wood (comedy) (“Victoria Wood: With All the Trimmings”)
Marvin Kaplan (comedy) (“Alice”)
Bob Eilliott (comedy) (“Bob & Ray”)
Doris Roberts (comedy) (“Everybody Loves Raymond”)
Noreen Corcoran (comedy) (“Bachelor Father”)
Pat Harrington, Jr. (comedy) (“One Day At A Time”)
Florence Henderson (comedy) (“The Brady Bunch”)
Ann Morgan Guilbert (comedy) (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”)
Jack Riley (comedy) (“The Bob Newhart Show”)
Michu Meszaros (comedy) (“ALF”)
Gary Dubin (comedy) (“The Partridge Family”)
Alan Young (comedy) (“Mr. Ed”)
Mike Minor (comedy) (“Petticoat Junction”)
Bernard Fox (comedy) (“Bewitched”)
George Gaynes (comedy) (“Punky Brewster”)
Andrew Sachs (comedy) (“Faulty Towers”)
Alan Thicke (comedy) (“Growing Pains”)
James Noble (comedy) (“Benson”)
Ken Howard (“The White Shadow”)
Noel Neill (“Superman”)
Dan Haggerty (“Grizzly Adams”)
Arthur Hill (“Owen Marshall: Counselor at Large”)
Ronnie Calire Edwards (“The Waltons”)
Jerry Doyle (“Babylon 5”)
Robert Vaughn (“The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)
Don Marshall (“Land of the Giants”)
Van Williams (“The Green Hornet”)
Hugh O’Brian (westerns) (“The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp”)
Robert Horton (westerns) (“Wagon Train”)
James Stacy (westerns) (“Lancer”)
Teddy Rooney (westerns) (“Wagon Train”)
Peter Brown (westerns) (“Lawman”)
Douglas Greer (“The Little Rascals”)
Joe Santos (“The Rockford Files”)
Peter Vaughan (“Game of Thrones”)
Kristin Rohde (“Oz”)
Terence Bayler (“Doctor Who”)
Sagan Lewis (“St. Elsewhere”)
Louise Plowright (“EastEnders”)
Keo Woolford (“Hawaii Five-0”)
Fyvush Finkel (“Picket Fences”)
Garry Marshall (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Grant Tinker (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Leslie H. Martinson (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Ken Grieve (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Earl Hamner, Jr. (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Gary Glasberg (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Agnes Nixon (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Scott Nimerfro (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Kevin Curran (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Burt Nodella (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Michael Dann (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Gordon Hunt (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Matt Villines (creators, writers, directors & producers)
Ray Colcord (composer) (“Boy Meets World”)
C. Martin Croker (voice actor) (“The Brak Show”)
George S. Irving (voice actor) (“Underdog”)
Joe Alaskey (voice actor) (“Looney Tunes”)
Janet Waldo (voice actor) (“The Jetsons”)
Royal Parker (“P.W. Doodle”)
Michael Galeota (“The Jersey”)
Gordie Tapp (“Hee-Haw”)
In Movies:
Ray West
Peter Sumner
Tony Dyson
Alethea McGrath
Eric Bauersfeld
Kenny Baker
Drewe Henley
Carrie Fisher (all eight from the “Star Wars” franchise)
Debbie Reynolds (“Singin’ In the Rain”)
Madeleine Lebeau (“Casablanca”)
Lennie Bluett (“Gone with the Wind”)
Gloria DeHaven (“Out to Sea”)
Joan Carroll (“Meet Me In St. Louis”)
Jack Lindquiest (“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”)
John Hostetter
Barry Jenner
Fritz Weaver
Lee Reherman
Anton Yelchin (all five from the “Star Trek” franchise)
Barbara Allyne Bennett (“Mac & Me”)
Alice Drummond (“Ghostbusters”)
David Huddleston
Gene Wilder (both from “Blazing Saddles”)
Ron Lester (“Varsity Blues”)
Margaret Whitton (“Major League”)
Marni Nixon
Charmiane Carr (both from “The Sound of Music”)
George Kennedy (“Cool Hand Luke”)
Bud Spencer (“They Call Me Trinity”)
Franco Citti
Julie Gregg (both from “The Godfather”)
Michael Massee (“The Amazing Spider-Man”)
Yevgeni Lazarev (“Iron-Man 2”)
Johnny Duncan (the original Robin in “Batman & Robin: 1949”)
Kim McGuire (“Cry-Baby”)
Max Alexander (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”)
Tony Burton (“Rocky”)
Alexis Arquette (“The Wedding Singer”)
Dick Latessa (“Hairspray”)
Burt Kwouk
Fran Jeffries (both from “The Pink Panther”)
Kevin O’Morrison (“Charlie Wild”)
Michael Cimino
Vilmos Zsigmond (both from “The Deer Hunter”)
Barbara Turner (“Pollock”)
Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential”)
Daniel Gerson (“Monsters University”)
Willis Pyle (“Pinocchio”)
Douglas Slocombe (“Raiders of the Lost Ark”)
Guy Hamilton (“Goldfinger”)
Hector Babenco (“At Play in the Fields of the Lord”)
Raoul Coutard (“Z”)
Michael Herr (“Full Metal Jacket”)
Herschel G. Lewis (horror) (known as the Godfather of Gore)
Joe Fleishaker (horror) (“The Toxic Avenger: Part II-IV”)
John Carson (horror) (“Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter”)
Robin Hardy (horror) (“The Wicker Man”)
Angus Scrimm (horror) (“Phantasm”)
Lupita Tovar (horror) (“Dracula”)
Johnny Murphy (“Angela’s Ashes”)
Lady Chablis (“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”)
Jonathan D. Krane (“Look Who’s Talking”)
Myra Carter (“8MM”)
Aharon Ipalé (“The Mummy”)
Alan Rickman (the “Harry Potter” franchise)
Al Brodax (“Yellow Submarine”)
In Music:
Sir George Martin (The Beatles)
64 members of The Alexandrov Enxemble (Russia’s “Red Army Choir”)
Bernie Worrell
Ernestine Anderson
Clarence Reid
Colonel Abrams
Juan Gabriel
Mose Allison
Bobby Vee
Kay Starr
Bobby Breen
Pete Burns
Holly Dunn
Patrice Munsel
Joey Feek
Nicholas Caldwell
Kitty Kallen
Paul Kantner (Jefferson Airplane)
Signe Toly Anderson (Jefferson Airplane)
Joan Marie Johnson Faust
Christina Grime
Rene’ Angelil
Rudy Van Gelder
Tony Martell
Joe Esposito
Jerry Heller
Jean Shepard
Lee Andrews
Vanity
Prince Buster
Don Ciccone
Robert Stigwood
Rickey Smith
Scotty Moore
Henry McCullough
Jimmy Bain
Tom Searle
Dan Hicks
Matt Roberts
Dale Griffin
John Berry
John D. Loudermilk
Greg Lake
Matt Roberts
Joey Floyd
“Hoot” Hester
Bonnie Brown
Sonny James
Burly Putman
Red Simpson
Hoyt Scoggins
Lenny Baker
Tommy Brown
Andy “Thunderclap” Newman
Julius La Rosa
Mack Rice
Danny Smythe
Pete Fountain
Glenn Yarbrough
Rick Parfitt
Nick Menza
Mick Zane
Bob Krasnow
George Krasnow
George Mantalis
Adam Sagan
Mark Gray
Micky Fitz
Cliff Barrows
Maurice White
Sharon Jones
Leon Russell
Glenn Frey
Phife Dawg
Guy Clark
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Billy Paul
Jimmy Van Zant
Leonard Cohen
Dr. Ralph Stanley
George Michael
Prince
David Bowie
In Sports:
Kimbo Slice (fighter)
Ryan Jimmo (fighter)
Josh Samman (fighter)
Marek Svatos (hockey)
John Brophy (hockey)
Ed Snider (hockey)
Andy Bathgate (hockey)
Bill Dineen (hockey)
Gordie Howe (Mr. Hockey)
John Saunders (announcers, broadcasters and commentators)
Craig Sager (announcers, broadcasters and commentators)
Bud Collins (announcers, broadcasters and commentators)
Cara McCollum (Ms. New Jersey & broadcaster)
Keion Carpenter (NFL) (Buffalo Bills)
Bruce DeHaven (NFL) (Buffalo Bills)
Jimbo Elrod (NFL) (Kansas City Chiefs)
Joe McKnight (NFL) (NY Jets)
Cary Blanchard (NFL) NY Jets)
Winston Hill (NFL) (NY Jets)
Curley Johnson (NFL) (NY Jets)
Dennis Byrd (NFL) (NY Jets)
Bob Schnelker (NFL) NY Giants)
Will Smith (NFL) (New Orleans Saints)
Fulton Walker (NFL) (Miami Dolphins)
Bill Stanfill (NFL) (Miami Dolphins)
Kevin Turner (NFL) (NE Patriots)
Ron Brace (NFL) (NE Patriots)
Larry Roberts (NFL) (SF 49ers)
Dave Edwards (NFL) (Dallas Cowboys)
Luke Owens (NFL) (St. Louis Cardinals)
Dick Logan (NFL) (Green Bay Packers)
Konrad Reuland (NFL) (Baltimore Ravens)
Zurlon Tipton (NFL) (Indianapolis Colts)
Harry Jones (NFL) (Philadelphia Eagles)
Buddy Ryan (NFL Coach) (Chicago Bears)
Dennis Green (NFL Coach) (Minnesota Vikings)
Gardnar Mulloy (tennis)
Garrett Gomez (jockey)
Herm Johnson (racing)
Bryan Clauson (racing)
Bill Johnson (skiing)
Dylan Rieder (skateboarding)
Bill Endicott (MLB) (St. Louis Cardinals)
Paul Gagliano (MLB) (St. Louis Cardinals)
Eddie Carnett (MLB) (Boston Braves)
Dave Ferriss (MLB) (Boston Red Sox)
Russ Nixon (MLB) (Boston Red Sox)
Jose Fernandez (MLB) (Miami Marlins)
Jim Lehew (MLB) (Baltimore Orioles)
John Orsino (MLB) (Baltimore Orioles)
John Barfield (Texas Rangers)
Stu Locklin (MLB) (Cleveland Indians)
Ralph Branca (MLB) (Brooklyn Dodgers)
Yorman Landa (MLB) (Minnesota Twins)
Luis Arroyo (MLB) (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Milt Pappas (MLB) (Chicago Cubs)
Monte Irvin (MLB) (NY Giants)
Tony Phillips (MLB) (Detroit Tigers)
Greg Ballard (NBA) (Washington Bullets)
Gene Guarilia (NBA) Boston Celtics)
Ernie Vandeweghe (NBA) (NY Knicks)
Nate Thurmond (NBA) (Golden State Warriors)
Sean Rooks (NBA) (Dallas Mavericks)
Pat Summitt (NCAA basketball coach)
Sammy Lee (diving) (USA Olympic Team)
Stan Huntsman (coach) (USA Olympic Team)
Mal Whitfield (track & field) (USA Olympic Team)
Judith Roberts (swimming) (USA Olympic Team)
Karama James (fencing) (USA Olympic Team)
Alice Coachman Davis (track & field) (USA Olympic Team)
Patricia Haggard (USA Olympic Team)
The Brazilian Soccer Team
Peggy Kirk Bell (golfer) (LPGA)
Arnold Palmer (golfer) (PGA)
Aaron Pryor (boxing)
Mike Towell (boxing)
bobby Chacon (boxing)
Muhammad Ali (boxing) (USA Olympic Team) (“The Greatest”)
In Literature and Periodicals:
Paul Peter Porgest (cartoonist) (MAD Magazine)
Duck Edwing (cartoonist) (MAD Magazine)
Bill Cunningham (fashion Photographer) (NY Times)
E.L. Doctorow (author) (“Billy Bathgate”)
Anna Dewdney (author) (“Llama Llama”)
E.R. Braithwaite (author) (“To Sir, With Love”)
Edward Albee (playwright) (“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”)
Richard Adams (author) (“Watership Down”)
Pat Conroy (author) (“Prince of Tides”)
Elie Wiesel (author) (“Night” trilogy)
Max Mannheimer (author) (“Spätes Tagebuch”)
Alvin Toffler (author) (“Future Shock”)
James Alan McPherson (author) (“Elbow Room”)
Lois Duncan (author) (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”)
Gloria Naylor (author) (“The Women of Brewster Place”)
Jim Harrison (author) (“Legends of the Fall”)
Katherine Dunn (author) (“Geek Love”)
Margaret Forster (author) (“Georgy Girl”)
W.P. Kinsella (author) (“Field of Dreams”)
Harper Lee (author) (“To Kill A Mockingbird”)
Others of Note:
Joseph Medicine Crow (last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow Tribe & author)
Edgar Mitchell (astronaut)
Donald E. Williams (astronaut)
Piers Sellers (astronaut)
John Glenn (astronaut)
Nancy Reagan (First Lady of the United States & actress)

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