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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.

Sir Peter Hall obituary
31 Jul 2014 at 2:09pm
by David Lock
Planner with a vision of how people's lives would change and cities with themThe main conc...

Kenny Ireland obituary
31 Jul 2014 at 2:07pm
by Anthony Hayward
Stage and screen actor who brought laughs to the ITV sitcom BenidormThe actor Kenny Ireland...

James Shigeta obituary
31 Jul 2014 at 1:44pm
by Ronald Bergan
Actor who was one of the first Asian Americans to play big parts in Hollywood filmsJames Sh...

Dick Smith: a career in pictures
31 Jul 2014 at 1:00pm
by Guardian film
Dick Smith, the godfather of make-up and winner of an honorary Oscar in 2012, died on Thurs...

Eilene Hannan obituary
31 Jul 2014 at 12:57pm
by Barry Millington
Soprano who was one of the key singers with English National Opera in the 1970s and 80sThe ...

Thomas Berger obituary
31 Jul 2014 at 10:41am
by Michael Carlson
Satirical novelist who explored the myths of the Old West in the bestseller Little Big ManW...

Karen Walter Goodwin, Broadway producer, dies at 66
31 Jul 2014 at 9:12pm
by Bart Barnes
Karen Walter Goodwin, a Broadway producer who also raised money to support productions of s...

Robert Drew, pioneering documentary filmmaker, dies at 90
31 Jul 2014 at 8:21pm
by Matt Schudel
Robert Drew, an innovative filmmaker whose intimate documentaries captured compelling momen...

Theodore J. ?Dutch? VanKirk, navigator of the Enola Gay, dies ...
30 Jul 2014 at 8:46pm
by Emily Langer
The next day was Aug. 6, 1945, and Theodore ?Dutch? VanKirk was supposed to be sleeping. In...

James Shigeta, an actor mindful of his Asian American roles, d...
30 Jul 2014 at 8:02pm
by David Colker, ? Los Angeles Times
Actor James Shigeta played the leading male role in the lavish movie musical ?Flower Drum S...

Louise Shivers, late-blooming author of ?Here to Get My Baby O...
30 Jul 2014 at 6:41pm
by Matt Schudel
Louise Shivers, a late-blooming author whose first novel, ?Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail,...

J. Lynn Cornwell Jr., real estate investor and developer, dies...
30 Jul 2014 at 6:05pm
by Bart Barnes
J. Lynn Cornwell Jr., a Loudoun County real estate investor and developer and the last in h...

Ross Burden - obituary
28 Jul 2014 at 12:28pm
by Telegraph Staff
Former male model turned celebrity chef who won myriad admirers as the host of Ready Steady...

Alan Alan
20 Jul 2014 at 2:05am
by Telegraph Staff
Escapologist known as 'the British Houdini' whose flaming rope act left audiences aghast

Leee Black Childers - obituaries
16 Jul 2014 at 12:42pm
by Telegraph Staff
Photographer who chronicled a world of 'drag queens, rent boys, pickpockets, junkies, rock ...

Frank Mumford - obituary
12 Jul 2014 at 1:51pm
by Telegraph Staff
Frank Mumford was a marionettist whose puppets entertained royalty but were too racy for th...

Eileen Ford - obituary
11 Jul 2014 at 12:27pm
by Telegraph Staff
Matriarch of the modelling world who ushered in the 'supermodel' - but banned hanky panky

Kenny Kingston - obituary
6 Jul 2014 at 2:00am
by Telegraph Staff
Hollywood psychic who hobnobbed with the famous both on Earth and on 'the other side'

Manny Roth, 94, Impresario of Cafe Wha?, Is Dead
1 Aug 2014 at 11:42pm
Mr. Roth presided over Cafe Wha?, a large, plain basement room at 115 Macdougal Street, dur...

Robert Halmi, 90, Producer of TV Films, Dies
1 Aug 2014 at 9:52pm
Mr. Halmi had already had a career as a photographer for Life magazine when he became a pro...

Warren G. Bennis, Scholar on Leadership, Dies at 89
1 Aug 2014 at 8:55pm
After serving as a 19-year-old lieutenant in World War II, Professor Bennis devoted his lif...

Noel Black, 77, Dies; Directed Dark Comedy Cult Hit
1 Aug 2014 at 1:48pm
Mr. Black?s first feature film, the black comedy ?Pretty Poison,? was pulled from theaters ...

Robert L. Drew, Pioneer in Documentary Filmmaking, Dies at 90
1 Aug 2014 at 12:56am
In the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. Drew?s efforts helped cinéma vérité become a common storytellin...

Ed Sprinkle, Defensive End Known for Violent Play, Dies at 90
1 Aug 2014 at 12:56am
Sprinkle, a member of the Chicago Bears in the 1940s and ?50s under George Halas, was a pro...