Stars We’ve Loved And Lost

Norman Lear

Norman Lear Dies: ‘All in the Family’ & ‘The Jeffersons’ Creator Was 101

Over the years, Lear produced, wrote, created, or developed over 100 shows.

Bob Precht (Robert Precht), producer of The Ed Sullivan Show, and Sullivan's son-in-law. New York, NY. Image dated June 19, 1969

Producer of ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ Robert H. Precht Dies at 93

He is best known for bringing on some incredible talent to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’

Rock guitarist and vocalist with The Moody Blues Denny Laine

Denny Laine of the Moody Blues & Wings Dies at 79

He suffered from interstitial lung disease.

384802 07: (FILE PHOTO) This undated file photo shows Justice Sandra Day O''Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC.

First Female Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Dies at 93

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, died today at the age of 93.

NEW YORK - MARCH 13: Singer Shane Macgowan of The Pogues performs at Roseland Ballroom on March 13, 2009 in New York City

Shane MacGowan, Lead Singer of The Pogues Dies at 65

The Pogues are best known for their 1987 hit song, “Fairytale Of New York.”

CAT BALLOU, from left, director Elliot Silverstein, Nat 'King' Cole, on-set, 1965

Director Elliot Silverstein Who Worked on ‘The Twilight Zone’ Dies at 96

He was famous for directing the Oscar-award-winning film ‘Cat Ballou.’

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Jean Knight

Grammy-Nominated Singer Jean Knight Dies at 80

She was known for her hit song “Mr. Big Stuff.”

KNEBWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 2: Kevin Geordie Walker of English post-punk band Killing Joke, live on stage at Sonisphere Festival, August 2, 2009

Kevin ‘Geordie’ Walker, Guitarist from Killing Joke Dies at 64

He was known for his unorthodox sound.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 18: Puppeteer Marty Krofft arrives at Jimmy Buffett's

Marty Krofft, ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’ Producer Dies at 86

Marty and his brother Sid were iconic puppeteers and producers.

THE SOPRANOS, Suzanne Shepherd, 'Kaisha', (Season 6, aired June 4, 2006), 1999-2007.

Suzanne Shepherd Dies: Tributes Pour in For ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Goodfellas’ Actress

She also appeared in ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Gravity,’ and ‘Blue Bloods.’

US First Lady Rosalynn Carter climbs the steps to her plane during a trip, Texas, September 1978.

Remembering Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter’s Life in Pictures

She is survived by her husband Jimmy who is also in hospice care since February 2023 and many family and friends.

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 18: Comedian Dex Carvey performs during his appearance at Flappers Comedy Club And Restaurant Burbank on February 18, 2022 in Burbank, California

‘SNL’ Alum Dana Carvey’s Son Dex Carvey Dies at 32

The comedian shared the sad news on Instagram today.

THE DONNA REED SHOW, Paul Peterson, Janet Landgard, 1958-1966

Janet Landgard Dies: ‘The Donna Reed Show’ Regular Was 75

The actor also joined Burt Lancaster in the acclaimed 1968 film ‘The Swimmer.’

'THE 19' VARIETY SHOW, Conny Van Dyke, aired November 16, 1974

Conny Van Dyke Dies: Motown Singer and TV Actor Was 78

After recording with Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, Van Dyke appeared on TV shows like ‘Ironside’ and ‘Adam-12.’


Apollo 8 Astronaut Frank Borman, Who Led First Orbit of Moon, Dies at 95

The Apollo 8 broadcasts won an Emmy, the highest honor given by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 30: Miss Robbin Bain who won the title of Miss Rheingold 1959 during the announcement at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The contest drew 24 million votes second only to the number of ballots cast during a presidential election.

Robbin Bain Dies: Former NBC ‘Today’ Fashion & Beauty Expert Was 87

She also appeared on ‘To Tell the Truth’ and ‘The Jackie Gleason Show.’

Peter S Fischer

Peter S. Fischer Dies: ‘Murder, She Wrote’ Co-Creator & ‘Columbo’ Writer Was 88

He initially wanted to become an actor.

Bob Knight Texas Tech

Legendary College Basketball Coach Bob Knight Dies at 83

The coach was known for his volatile behavior as much as his NCAA championships.

Judy Nugent

Judy Nugent Dies: Actress on ‘The Ruggles’ & ‘Adventures of Superman’ Was 83

She also had credits on ’77 Sunset Strip,’ ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘The Life of Riley,’ ‘Lassie,’ ‘The Danny Thomas Show,’ ‘Sugarfoot,’ ‘The Millionaire,’ and ‘Rawhide.’

FRIENDS, Matthew Perry, 1994-2004,

Matthew Perry Dies: ‘Friends’ Star Was 54

Perry was nominated for five Emmys, once for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on ‘Friends.’

NIGHT COURT, Richard Moll, 1984-92,

Richard Moll Dies: ‘Night Court’ Star Was 80

Moll starred as the dimwitted but loveable bailiff Aristotle Nostradamus ‘Bull’ Shannon in all nine seasons of the original sitcom.

Author Rock Brynner sitting at picnic table, playing his guitar & singing, at home.

Rock Brynner Dies: Yul Brynner’s Son & Former Bodyguard to Muhammad Ali Was 76

He also worked as a roadie for The Band, and ran the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC.

SHAFT, Richard Roundtree, 1971

Richard Roundtree Dies: ‘Shaft’ Star Was 81

Roundtree had recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

ONCE YOU KISS A STRANGER..., Elaine Devry, 1969

Elaine Devry Dies: Actress & 4th Wife of Mickey Rooney Was 93

She featured in many TV shows including ‘Perry Mason’ and ‘I Dream of Jeannie.’

ROCKY, Burt Young, 1976

Burt Young Dies: ‘Rocky’ Star Was 83 – Sylvester Stallone Pays Heartfelt Tribute

He also starred in ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Russian Doll.’

DARK SHADOWS - Show Coverage - April 7, 1969.

Lara Parker Dies: ‘Dark Shadows’ Actress Was 84

Actress was also known for her roles in ‘Save the Tiger’ and ‘Race With the Devil.’

TWIN PEAKS, Piper Laurie, 1990-91.

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie Dies at Age 91

Her career spanned 7 decades.

THREE'S COMPANY, 1977-84, Suzanne Somers, as Christmas 'Chrissy' Snow, 1977-1981.

‘Three’s Company’ Actress Suzanne Somers Dies At 76

She died on the eve of her 77th birthday.


Dick Curtis Dies: Jonathan Winters’ Straight Man & Comedic Actor Was 95

He also appeared on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’


Phyllis Coates, Television’s First Lois Lane, Dies at 96

She appeared in ‘Adventures of Superman.’