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Famous People Obituaries

Famous People Obituaries help to make their lives and work a little closer to the rest of us. When famous people pass away, it can be a shock to the community because their life and work as touched many people far and near. Here are selected Famous People's Obituaries.

Virna Lisi obituary
18 Dec 2014 at 2:07pm
by John Francis Lane
Actor who tired of her ?new Marilyn? image and left Hollywood for success in EuropeIn the 1...

Jane Anthony obituary
18 Dec 2014 at 1:47pm
by Paul Anthony
It was a childhood trip with our father to see Benjamin Britten?s Peter Grimes that first f...

Brenda Horsfield obituary
18 Dec 2014 at 10:38am
by Giles Oakley
People described my friend Brenda Horsfield, who has died at the age of 88, as a force of n...

AL Rees obituary
17 Dec 2014 at 2:17pm
by Peter Kennard
AL Rees (always known as Al), who has died aged 65, was a writer and tutor in film criticis...

Jim Hillier obituary
17 Dec 2014 at 1:52pm
by Alastair Phillips
My friend and colleague Jim Hillier, who had died aged 73, was one of the pioneers in film ...

Cathy Henderson obituary
17 Dec 2014 at 11:20am
by Stephen Henderson
My sister, Cathy Henderson, who has died aged 51, was an artist who was gaining increasing ...

Larry Henley, Nashville songwriter who co-wrote ?Wind Beneath ...
18 Dec 2014 at 6:37pm
by Adam Bernstein
Larry Henley, the singer whose raucous falsetto on ?Bread and Butter? gave the Newbeats the...

Virna Lisi, sultry Italian actress who proved her dramatic met...
18 Dec 2014 at 3:45pm
by Adam Bernstein
Virna Lisi, a multifaceted Italian actress who found herself hostage to the sultry looks th...

Franz M. and Margaret F. Oppenheimer, a lawyer and a teacher, ...
17 Dec 2014 at 7:45pm
by Megan McDonough
Franz M. Oppenheimer, a Washington lawyer for nearly 40 years who retired in 1999 as a seni...

Norman Bridwell, writer and illustrator who created Clifford t...
17 Dec 2014 at 6:39pm
by Emily Langer
Norman Bridwell, the children?s author and illustrator who created Clifford the Big Red Dog...

Richard C. Hottelet, CBS newsman and one of the last of the ?M...
17 Dec 2014 at 11:43am
by Adam Bernstein
Richard C. Hottelet, the longtime U.N. correspondent for CBS News who provided memorable ey...

Phil Stern, photographer of stars during Hollywood?s golden ag...
16 Dec 2014 at 7:57pm
by Matt Schudel
Phil Stern, a photographer who brought a casual intimacy to the art of Hollywood image-maki...

Mandy Rice-Davies - obituary
19 Dec 2014 at 5:50am
by Telegraph Staff
Charismatic model and showgirl celebrated for her role in the Profumo scandal who later bec...

Death is always the best career move
16 Dec 2014 at 8:35am
by Obits Desk
As illustrated by Google's list of most popular searches of 2014, dying can create a life o...

Mike Nichols - obituary
20 Nov 2014 at 9:58am
by Telegraph Staff
Prolific director in film and theatre whose Oscar-winning movie The Graduate was a cinemati...

Lynda Bellingham: Her coffin was carried out to 'There's no bu...
3 Nov 2014 at 12:18pm
by Jan Etherington
As friends and family gather for Lynda Bellingham's funeral, Jan Etherington recounts the d...

David Redfern - obituary
25 Oct 2014 at 1:00pm
by Telegraph Staff
Photographer who captured the Beatles, Louis Armstrong and Jimi Hendrix on tour




Lynda Bellingham's final Loose Women: 'inspirational'
22 Oct 2014 at 10:00am
by Michael Hogan
Recorded earlier this month, Michael Hogan found the special edition of Loose Women a fitti...

Lee W. Wattenberg, Who Saw Cancer Fighters in Foods, Dies at 92
19 Dec 2014 at 1:55am
by By DOUGLAS MARTIN
Dr. Wattenberg, a University of Minnesota researcher hailed as the ?father of chemopreventi...

Virna Lisi, Actress Who Rose in ?60s, Dies at 78
18 Dec 2014 at 11:49pm
by By MARC SANTORA
Ms. Lisi, an Italian who had her breakthrough Hollywood role in ?How to Murder Your Wife? i...

Ernie Terrell Dies at 75; Lost Grudge Match to Ali
18 Dec 2014 at 9:48pm
by By BRUCE WEBER
In 55 bouts, Terrell had 21 knockouts and a record of 46-9. He briefly shared the heavyweig...

Irene Dalis, Opera Singer and Company Founder, Dies at 89
18 Dec 2014 at 11:11am
by By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Ms. Dalis was a mezzo-soprano who starred at the Metropolitan Opera for two decades before ...

Larry J. Cano, 90, El Torito Founder
18 Dec 2014 at 10:57am
by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Starting with his first Los Angeles restaurant in the mid-1950s, Mr. Cano helped popularize...

Richard C. Hottelet, CBS Newsman and Last of ?Murrow Boys,? Di...
17 Dec 2014 at 3:08pm
by By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
Mr. Hottelet, only 26 when he was hired by Edward R. Murrow, covered the invasion of Norman...