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Celebrities and Notable People Who Died in the Year 2007

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January

Tillie Olsen (writer) -- Dead. Died January 1, 2007. Born January 14, 1912. Tell Me a Riddle.  Home Page  IMDb

Yvonne De Carlo (actress) -- Dead. Died January 8, 2007. Born September 1, 1922. Lily Munster  IMDb

Iwao Takamoto (animator) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died January 8, 2007. Born April 29, 1925. Worked for Disney, later designed Scooby-Doo.  Home Page  IMDb

Carlo Ponti (producer) -- Dead. Died January 9, 2007. Born December 11, 1912. Produced the Oscar-winning La Strada, married to Sophia Loren.  IMDb

Robert Anton Wilson (author) -- Dead. Died January 11, 2007. Born January 18, 1932. No conspiracy or anything, he co-wrote The Illuminatus Trilogy and urged his readers the "keep the lasagna flying".  IMDb

Ron Carey (actor) -- Dead. Stroke. Died January 16, 2007. Born December 11, 1935. Officer Levitt on Barney Miller and performed in a number of Mel Brooks movies.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Art Buchwald (columnist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died January 17, 2007. Born October 20, 1925. Suffered a severe stroke in June 2000, wrote thousands of columns and one novel - Stella in Heaven: Almost a Novel, survived over a year without needed kidney dialysis, left his hospice to go on vacation!  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Denny Doherty (actor/singer) -- Dead. Died January 19, 2007. Born November 29, 1940. The only member of the Mamas and the Papas who toured in the new millennium, occasionally showed up on TV shows.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Emiliano Mercado Del Toro (World's oldest man, 2005-2007) -- Dead. Died January 24, 2007. Born August 21, 1891. Also the world's oldest person for the month before his death.  Home Page  Obituary

Tige Andrews (actor/painter) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2007. Born March 19, 1920. Captain Greer on The Mod Squad, Wiley in Mister Roberts, his paintings appear in galleries and in the book Actors as Artists.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Bob Carroll, Jr. (writer) -- Dead. Died January 27, 2007. Born August 13, 1919. Longtime writing partner of Madelyn Pugh Davis, co-creator of I Love Lucy.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Charles L. Fontenay (journalist/writer) -- Dead. . Died January 27, 2007. Born March 17, 1917. Wrote for The Tennessean for 40 years, wrote a biography of Estes Kefauver and the multi-volume chronicle The Kipton Chronicles.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Sidney Sheldon (writer/producer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died January 30, 2007. Born February 11, 1917. Produced shows like The Patty Duke Show, wrote books like The Other Side of Midnight, won an Oscar for writing The Bachelor and the BobbySoxer.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Molly Ivins (writer) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died January 31, 2007. Born August 30, 1944. Many years of great columns and several books like Bushwhacked. "We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders"  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

February

Gian Carlo Menotti (composer) -- Dead. Died February 1, 2007. Born July 7, 1911. Wide ranging composer, probably best-known for Amahl and the Night Visitors (the first opera ever written for TV), founded Spoleto Festivals on two continents, longtime companion of Samuel Barber.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Barbara McNair (singer/actress) -- Dead. Throat cancer. Died February 4, 2007. Born March 4, 1934. Singer/actress with her own variety show in the late '60s, played Sidney Portier's wife in They Call Me Mister Tibbs.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Frankie Laine (singer) -- Dead. Complications of hip replacement surgery. Died February 6, 2007. Born March 30, 1913. Singer best-known for singing the theme songs to Rawhide and Blazing Saddles, marathon dancer in the '30s.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Anna Nicole Smith (model) -- Dead. Unknown. Died February 8, 2007. Born November 28, 1967. Amusing Playboy centerfold-turned amusing performer.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Ian Richardson (actor) -- Dead. Died February 9, 2007. Born April 7, 1934. While a famous Shakespearean actor in England, he's probaby best-known in the States for as the rich man loopking for Grey Poupon mustard, House of Cards ("You might think that; I couldn't possibly comment"), played the voice of Death in Hogfather just before he died.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Peter Ellenshaw (visual effects whiz) -- Dead. Died February 12, 2007. Born May 24, 1913. The Black Hole, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Walker Edmiston (cartoon voice) -- Dead. Cancer. Died February 15, 2007. Born February 6, 1925. Heard in H.R. Pufnstuf, voiced Inferno on Transformers; also voiced Ernie on the Keebler cookie elf commercials.  IMDb  Obituary

Joseph Gallo (businessman) -- Dead. Strokes. Died February 17, 2007. Born September 11, 1919. Started making wine with his older brothers, but later founded Joseph Farms cheeses after a protracted legal battle with his brothers.  Home Page

Leigh Eddings (writer) -- Dead. Stroke. Died February 28, 2007. Born circa 1937. Co-wrote large fantasy series including the Belgariad and the Malloreon.  Home Page

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (historian) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died February 28, 2007. Born October 15, 1917. Writer and liberal political aide who wrote an early history of the Kennedy administration A Thousand Days.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

March

Thomas Eagleton (senator) -- Dead. Heart/respiratory ailments. Died March 4, 2007. Born September 4, 1929. Longtime Missouri senator who was briefly a vice presidential candidate for George McGovern in 1972. He was forced to resign after it was revealed he'd been successfully treated for depression a few years before and a media firestorm ensued.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Ernest Gallo (businessman) -- Dead. Strokes. Died March 6, 2007. Born March 18, 1909. Started making wine with his brother Julio, became the biggest winemaker in the U. S.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Inman (actor) -- Dead. Hepatitis A. Died March 8, 2007. Born June 28, 1935. Witty British comic best-known for his signature role as Mr. Humphries on Are You Being Served; catch-phrase was a breezy "I'm free".  IMDb  Obituary

Brad Delp (musician) -- Dead. Suicide - carbon monoxide poisoning. Died March 9, 2007. Born June 12, 1951. Member of the band Boston, lead singer for "More than a Feeling", eulogized by many as the "Nicest guy in rock and roll."  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Richard Jeni (comedian) -- Dead. Suicide. Died March 10, 2007. Born October 31, 1957. Busy stand-up comic who made a number of HBO specials including Richard Jeni: Good Catholic Boy.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Betty Hutton (actress) -- Dead. Colon cancer. Died March 11, 2007. Born February 26, 1921. The Greatest Show on Earth.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Herman Stein (composer) -- Dead. [rumors] Congestive heart failure. Died March 15, 2007. Born August 19, 1915. Composed the music for many B movies, including It Came From Outer Space.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

John Backus (compiler developer) -- Dead. Died March 17, 2007. Born December 3, 1924. Developed the FORTRAN programming language while working for IBM.  Home Page

Calvert DeForest (comic) -- Dead. Heart attack/pneumonia. Died March 19, 2007. Born July 23, 1921. Larry "Bud" Melman on various David Letterman shows.  IMDb

Luther Ingram (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Diabetes. Died March 19, 2007. Born November 30, 1937. Best known for the '70s hit "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want to Be Right", worked with varied musicians such as Isaac Hayes, Jimi Hendrix and Ike Turner.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

David Honigsberg (writer/rabbi) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died March 26, 2007. Born September 13, 1958. SF/RPG writer, musician and rabbi.  Home Page

April

Benjamin "Bob" Clark (director/writer) -- Dead. Car crash (killed by drunken driver with his son). Died April 4, 2007. Born August 5, 1941. Directed A Christmas Story and Porky's.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Stan Daniels (writer/producer) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died April 6, 2007. Born circa 1934. Co-creator of Taxi, writer/producer of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Make memorial contributions to: The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias.  Home Page  IMDb

Johnny Hart (cartoonist) -- Dead. Stroke (while cartooning). Died April 7, 2007. Born February 18, 1931. Creator of B.C. and The Wizard of Id.  Home Page  IMDb

Barry Nelson (actor) -- Dead. Died April 7, 2007. Born April 16, 1920. Stuart Ullman in The Shining, Airport.  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Roscoe Lee Browne (actor) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 11, 2007. Born May 2, 1925. Saunders in Soap, narrator of the Babe movies, was a teacher and set a world record in track in the '50s.  IBDB  IMDb

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (writer, teacher) -- Dead. Injuries from a fall. Died April 11, 2007. Born November 11, 1922. Slaughterhouse Five, created Kilgore Trout but did not publish any books under that name (though Philip Jose Farmer did), married to Jill Krementz.  AwardWeb  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Don Ho (entertainer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died April 14, 2007. Born August 13, 1930. "Tiny Bubbles".  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Kitty Carlisle Hart (actress/game show participant) -- Dead. Died April 17, 2007. Born September 3, 1910. Regular on To Tell the Truth, performed with the Marx Brothers in Night at the Opera, widow of the playwright Moss Hart, performed in a night club when she was 96 years old.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Paul Erdman (economist, writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died April 23, 2007. Born May 19, 1932. Commentator on Marketwatch, wrote novels such as The Crash of '79 (published in '76).  IMDb

David Halberstam (writer) -- Dead. Car accident. Died April 23, 2007. Born April 10, 1934. Won a Pulitzer Prize in the '60s for reporting on the Vietnam war, wrote many non-fiction books including The Best and the Brightest.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Boris Yeltsin (former Russian president) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died April 23, 2007. Born February 1, 1931. Midnight Diaries, first elected Russian president.  IMDb  Obituary

Warren Avis (entreprenuer) -- Dead. Died April 24, 2007. Born August 4, 1915. Started the Avis Rent-a-Car company in 1946.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died April 25, 2007. Born February 11, 1938. Co-wrote and sang the classic "Monster Mash".  Home Page  IMDb

Jack Valenti (former MPAA chief) -- Dead. Stroke. Died April 26, 2007. Born September 5, 1921. Political advisor, helped develop film ratings, novelist, and speaker at many Oscar ceremonies.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Al Hunter Ashton (writer/actor) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died April 27, 2007. Born June 26, 1957. Writer for Eastenders and Holby City, acted in bit parts in many TV shows and movies.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Mstislav Rostropovich (cellist/conductor) -- Dead. Intestinal cancer. Died April 27, 2007. Born March 27, 1927. Particularly known for his interpretation of Bach, he was a professional cellist for over 60 years, gave famous concerts in Berlin after the wall came down, had his Russian citizenship stripped and later restored, and directed the National Symphony in Washington for 17 years.  IMDb  Obituary

Dabbs Greer (actor) -- Dead. Kidney/heart disease. Died April 28, 2007. Born April 2, 1917. Played ministers in Little House on the Prairie, The Brady Bunch and Picket Fences, first person rescued by Superman in the Superman TV series.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Tommy Newsom (saxophonist/arranger) -- Dead. Died April 28, 2007. Born February 25, 1929. The subdued substitute bandleader during the Carson years of The Tonight Show, dubbed Mr. Excitement by Johnny Carson.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Tom Poston (actor/comic) -- Dead. Died April 30, 2007. Born October 17, 1921. Second banana in many TV shows, very amusing on To Tell the Truth, was an airman during the D-Day invasion, married to Suzanne Pleshette from 2001 until his death.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Gordon Scott (actor) -- Dead. Following heart surgery. Died April 30, 2007. Born August 3, 1926. Played Tarzan in the '50s, later went on to make spaghetti Westerns, married to Vera Miles in the '50s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

May

Walter Schirra, Jr. (astronaut/businessman) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died May 3, 2007. Born March 12, 1923. Fifth American in space, participated in three NASA spaceflight programs (Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo).  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Terry Ryan (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died May 16, 2007. Born July 14, 1946. Technical writer and best-selling author of a book about her mother, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Lloyd Alexander (writer) -- Dead. Died May 17, 2007. Born January 30, 1924. The Chronicles of Prydain, won the Newbery Medal for The High King.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Charles Nelson Reilly (director/comedian) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died May 25, 2007. Born January 13, 1931. Broadway actor, directed many Broadway shows including The Belle of Amherst, regular on The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and The Match Game, memorable as Jose Chung in an X-Files episode.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

June

Steve Gilliard (writer) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died June 2, 2007. Born circa 1966. Political blogger who wrote for The Daily Kos started The News Blog.  Home Page

Edwin Traisman (food scientist) -- Dead. Heart disease Died June 5, 2007. Born November 25, 1915. Helped to develop Cheez Whiz for Kraft and improved frozen french fries for McDonald's.  Obituary

Mala Powers (actress/teacher) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died June 11, 2007. Born December 20, 1931. Starred in Cyrano de Bergerac and Outrage, lots of bit parts on TV.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Don Herbert (teacher) -- Dead. Bone cancer. Died June 12, 2007. Born July 10, 1917. Mr. Wizard.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Kurt Waldheim (U. N. chief/Austrian president) -- Dead. Heart failure. Died June 14, 2007. Born December 21, 1918. Led the U. N. from 1972 to 1982, later served as Austrian president, was a Nazi soldier during WWII,  Home Page  IMDb

Ed Friendly (TV producer/racehorse owner) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 17, 2007. Born April 8, 1922. Produced Little House on the Prairie and Laugh-in.  IMDb  Obituary

Bob Evans (entreprenuer/farmer) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died June 21, 2007. Born 1918. Made sausage and started a restaurant chain (that makes great biscuits!).  Home Page  Obituary

Liz Claiborne (fashion designer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 26, 2007. Born March 31, 1929. Designer of affordable clothes for women since the mid-70s.  IMDb  FindAGrave

Fred Saberhagen (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 29, 2007. Born May 18, 1930. Wrote the Beserker series, and Dracula novels. Make memorial contributions to: Doctors without Borders. Catholic Relief, SFWA Emergency Medical Fund, or John 23rd Catholic Church, Albuquerque, NM.  Home Page  IMDb

Joel Siegel (movie critic) -- Dead. Cancer. Died June 29, 2007. Born July 7, 1943. Film critic for ABC, co-founder of Gilda's Club.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

July

Beverly Sills (opera singer/chair of the Met) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 2, 2007. Born May 25, 1929. Soprano with the New York City Opera and later the Met who went on to manage opera companies.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Boots Randolph (saxophonist) -- Dead. Cerebral hemorrhage. Died July 3, 2007. Born June 3, 1927. Performed "Yakety Sax," and accompanied Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman".  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Kerwin Mathews (actor) -- Dead. Died July 5, 2007. Born January 8, 1926. Sinbad in The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, later a landlord in San Francisco.  IMDb  Obituary

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (writer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died July 6, 2007. Born June 3, 1939. One of the first mega-romance writers, starting with The Flame in the Flower in 1972.  Obituary

Charles Lane (previously busy actor) -- Dead. Died July 9, 2007. Born January 26, 1905. In over 200 movies and almost as many TV shows; usually showed up as a tall, white-haired, stern old man in shows with Lucille Ball, semi-regular on Petticoat Junction (Homer Bedloe).  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Doug Marlette (cartoonist) -- Dead. Car crash. Died July 10, 2007. Born circa 1950. Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist who also drew Kudzu and wrote books.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Lady Bird Johnson (former First Lady) -- Dead. Died July 11, 2007. Born December 22, 1912. Gardening promoter, highway beautifier.  Home Page  Home Page

Ulrich Muehe (actor) -- Dead. Stomach cancer. Died July 22, 2007. Born June 20, 1953. Starred as the wire tapper Hauptmann in the great German movie The Lives of Others, very busy on German TV.  IMDb

Albert Ellis (psychiatrist/writer) -- Dead. Heart/kidney failure. Died July 24, 2007. Born September 27, 1913. Influential psychiatrist who developed Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, an early sex therapist, wrote many books including Guide to Rational Living.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

William Tuttle (Make-up artist) -- Dead. Died July 27, 2007. Born April 13, 1912. Worked on over two hundred movies, including The Time Machine, Seven Faces of Dr. Lao, and Young Frankenstein, briefly married to Donna Reed.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Tom Snyder (Talk show host) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died July 29, 2007. Born May 12, 1936. Tomorrow Show, The Late, Late Show.  IMDb

Michelangelo Antonioni (director) -- Dead. Died July 30, 2007. Born September 29, 1912. Blow-up, won an honorary Oscar in 1995.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Ingmar Bergman (director) -- Dead. Died July 30, 2007. Born July 14, 1918. Made many great movies, including Scenes from a Marriage, Persona, and Fanny and Alexander, nominated for a number of Oscars.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

August

James T. Callahan (actor) -- Dead. Esophageal cancer. Died August 3, 2007. Born October 4, 1930. The grandfather in Charles in Charge, busy TV actor for over 40 years.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Merv Griffin (singer/producer) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died August 12, 2007. Born July 5, 1925. Talk show host and singer who also created game shows like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Phil Rizzuto (sportscaster/baseball player) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died August 13, 2007. Born September 25, 1917. Yankee shortstop and MVP.  Home Page  IMDb  FindAGrave

Brooke Astor (philanthropist) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died August 13, 2007. Born March 30, 1902. Donated substantial sums to the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Apollo Theater.  IMDb

Max Roach (jazz drummer/composer) -- Dead. Died August 16, 2007. Born January 10, 1924. Made the drums a more important part of jazz groups, played with Dizzy Gillespie, first jazz musician to win a MacArthur Fellowship, married to Abbey Lincoln in the '60s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Stephen Bicknell (writer/organ restorer) -- Dead. Died August 18, 2007. Born December 20, 1957. Restored pipe organs all over the UK, wrote The History of the English Organ.  Home Page  Obituary

Leona Helmsley (businesswoman/ex-con) -- Dead. Heart failure (how appropriate!). Died August 20, 2007. Born July 4, 1920. Difficult person who managed many hotels for her husband Harry, nicknamed "The Queen of Mean," willed $12 million to her dog, once said "Only the little people pay taxes," she served time for tax evasion.  Obituary  FindAGrave

Grace Paley (writer/anti-war activist) -- Dead. Breast cancer. Died August 22, 2007. Born December 11, 1922. Short story writer (Enormous Changes at the Last Minute), poet and anti-war activist.  Home Page  IMDb

Richard Jewell (historical footnote/former security guard) -- Dead. Complications of diabetes. Died August 29, 2007. Born November 17, 1962. Found the pipe bomb at the '96 Atlanta Olympics, later accused of planting it but later cleared due to lack of evidence (anti-abortion terrorist Eric Robert Rudolph actually left the bomb).  IMDb

Miyoshi Umeki (actress) -- Dead. Cancer. Died August 29, 2007. Born May 8, 1929. First Asian actor to win an Oscar (Sayonara, in 1957), starred on Broadway (Flower Drum Song), retired after co-starring in The Courtship of Eddie's Father in the early '70s.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Michael Jackson (beer hunter/writer) -- Dead. Complications of Parkinsons/Heart attack. Died August 30, 2007. Born March 27, 1942. Beer and whisky expert, wrote many books and tried many, many kinds of drinks, had been recently writing about slow foods.  Home Page  Obituary

September

Steve Fossett (pilot/aviation record-holder) -- Dead. Died September 3, 2007. Born April 22, 1944. Set records for being the first person to fly around the world without refueling and the first person to fly a balloon solo around the world. His death was unconfirmed for about a year until his crashed plane and bones were discovered.  Home Page  IMDb

Madeleine L'Engle (writer) -- Dead. Died September 6, 2007. Born November 29, 1918. Won the Newbery Award for A Wrinkle in Time, Make memorial contributions to: Crosswicks Foundation  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Luciano Pavarotti (opera star) -- Dead. Pancreatic cancer. Died 2007-09-06. Born October 12, 1935. One of the greatest tenors ever, performed with "The Three Tenors," a group which helped popularize opera.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Jane Wyman (actress) -- Dead. Died September 10, 2007. Born January 5, 1917. Johnny Belinda, Falcon Crest, an ex-wife of Ronald Reagan.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Brett Somers (actress) -- Dead. Died September 15, 2007. Born July 11, 1924. Match Game player, Jack Klugman's long-separated wife in real life, she played his ex-wife in The Odd Couple.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robert Jordan (writer) -- Dead. Primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy. Died September 16, 2007. Born October 17, 1948. Writer of huge books, the Wheel of Time Fantasy series.  Home Page

Alice Ghostley (actress) -- Dead. Colon cancer/strokes. Died September 21, 2007. Born August 14, 1924. Lots of comic parts on TV (particularly Bewitched and Designing Women) and in the movies, named a "New Face of 1952."  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Marcel Marceau (mime) -- Dead. Died September 22, 2007. Born March 22, 1923. French mime, had the only spoken line in Silent Movie, member of the French Resistance, helped hide Jewish children from the Nazis and later served as a translator for US troops.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Lois Maxwell (actress) -- Dead. Died September 29, 2007. Born February 14, 1927. Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond movies.  IMDb  Obituary

October

George Grizzard (actor) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 2, 2007. Born April 1, 1928. Star of stage (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance), screen (Advise and Consent, Flags of Our Fathers) and TV (The Adams Chronicles, Law and Order).  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary

Robert Bussard (physicist) -- Dead. Cancer. Died October 6, 2007. Born August 11, 1928. Inventor of the Bussard ramjet, a space drive powered by hydrogen fusion.  Wikipedia  Obituary

Carol Bruce (actress) -- Dead. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Died October 9, 2007. Born November 15, 1919. Stage actress, Moma on WKRP in Cincinnati.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Lonny Chapman (actor/teacher) -- Dead. Heart disease. Died October 12, 2007. Born October 1, 1920. Very busy TV actor in the '60s and '70s, was in the original Broadway cast of Come Back Little Sheba, started his own theater company in California and taught acting.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  FindAGrave

Sigrid Valdis (actress) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 14, 2007. Born September 21, 1935. Hilda on Hogan's Heroes, married to Bob Crane.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Deborah Kerr (actress) -- Dead. Parkinson's disease. Died October 16, 2007. Born September 30, 1921. The King and I, An Affair to Remember, won an honorary Oscar in 1994.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Joey Bishop (comedian) -- Dead. Died October 17, 2007. Born February 3, 1918. Last surviving Rat Packer, had a late night talk show for two years that succumbed to The Tonight Show, died on the same day as Teresa Brewer.  Wikipedia  twitter  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Teresa Brewer (singer) -- Dead. Neuromuscular disease. Died October 17, 2007. Born May 7, 1931. '50s pop star, sang "Music, Music, Music".  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Peg Bracken (writer) -- Dead. Died October 20, 2007. Born February 25, 1918. The I Hate to Cook Book.  Home Page  Obituary

Eve Curie Labouisse (humanitarian/writer) -- Dead. Died October 22, 2007. Born December 6, 1904. Wrote the first major biography of her Nobel-prize winning mother (Madame Curie), traveled extensively in the '50s and '60s with her husband who ran the United Nations Children's Fund.  Home Page  IMDb

Friedman Paul "Chef Tell" Erhardt (chef/writer) -- Dead. Heart failure/diabetes. Died October 26, 2007. Born November 5, 1943. Philadelphia-based chef whose short cooking clips were syndicated across America during the '80s and '90s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Porter Wagoner (country singer) -- Dead. Lung cancer. Died October 28, 2007. Born August 12, 1927. "Green, Green Grass of Home", helped launch the career of Dolly Parton, had a long-running TV show.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Robert Goulet (singer/actor) -- Dead. Pulmonary fibrosis (died awaiting a lung transplant). Died October 30, 2007. Born November 26, 1933. His magnificent voice led to being cast as Lancelot in the original Broadway Camelot; married to Carol Lawrence during the '60s and '70s, did some funny commercials for Emerald Nuts in the months before he died.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

November

Paul Tibbets (pilot) -- Dead. Died November 1, 2007. Born February 23, 1915. Served as a pilot throughout World War II, best-known for piloting the Enola Gay which dropped the first A-bomb on Hiroshima.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Laraine Day (actress) -- Dead. Died November 10, 2007. Born October 13, 1917. Foreign Correspondent, Nurse Lamont in many Dr. Kildaire movies, married to Leo Durocher for thirteen years.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Norman Mailer (writer) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died November 10, 2007. Born January 31, 1923. Controversial, pugnacious writer, acclaimed for his first novel The Naked and the Dead, he was considered counter-cultural in the '50s and helped found The Village Voice.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

Delbert Mann (director) -- Dead. Pneumonia. Died November 11, 2007. Born January 30, 1920. Marty, Separate Tables.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Ira Levin (writer) -- Dead. Heart attack. Died November 13, 2007. Born August 27, 1929. Wrote Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives. and Deathtrap.  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Dick Wilson (actor) -- Dead. Died November 18, 2007. Born July 30, 1916. Lots of bit parts on TV, most-seen as Mr. Whipple in the Charmin commercials.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Herbert Saffir (Building engineer) -- Dead. Following surgery. Died November 22, 2007. Born March 29, 1917. Co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Score.  Obituary

Verity Lambert (TV producer) -- Dead. Died November 22, 2007. Born November 27, 1935. First female and youngest producer for BBC television, oversaw the first two seasons of Dr. Who, later produced The Naked Civil Servant.  Home Page  Wikipedia  twitter  IMDb  Obituary

Robert Cade (nephrologist) -- Dead. Kidney disease. Died November 27, 2007. Born September 27, 1927. A medical researcher at the University of Florida who invented the first sports drink, GatorAde, back in the '60s.  Home Page  Obituary  FindAGrave

Evel Knievel (Daredevil) -- Dead. Diabetes, pulmonary fibrosis. Died November 30, 2007. Born October 17, 1938. Famous for spectacular motorcycle stunts in the '70s.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary

December

Ike Turner (??/singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Cocaine overdose. Died December 12, 2007. Born November 5, 1931. Wasted a potentially great career, Proud Mary.  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Judith Meuli (writer) -- Dead. Multiple myeloma. Died December 14, 2007. Born February 15, 1938. A founder of the Feminist Majority, active in NOW, edited The Feminist Chronicles with longtime partner Toni Carabillo.  Obituary

Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman (musician/actor) -- Dead. Leukemia. Died December 13, 2007. Born August 17, 1936. Dances with Wolves, Hidalgo, Northern Exposure, performed with artists like Bonnie Raitt and Willie Nelson, founded the Eyapaha Institute.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb

Dan Fogelberg (singer/songwriter) -- Dead. Prostate cancer. Died December 16, 2007. Born August 13, 1951. Sang and wrote classic pop, like "Leader of the Band", "Longer" and "Same Auld Lang Syne".  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Michael Kidd (choreographer) -- Dead. Cancer. Died December 23, 2007. Born August 12, 1915. Choreographed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Hello Dolly! and many Broadway musicals.  Home Page  IBDB  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist) -- Dead. Kidney failure. Died December 23, 2007. Born August 15, 1925. Won a major talent contest when he was 14, continued performing for nearly 70 years, a Founder Award Winner from the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  FindAGrave

Benazir Bhutto (politician) -- Dead. Assassination. Died December 27, 2007. Born June 21, 1953. Western-educated, former prime minister of Pakistan forced out on corruption charges.  Home Page  IMDb  Obituary  Obituary  FindAGrave

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