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2020 (so far): Trends, ironies, centenarians, suicides, COVI-tuaries
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That Derek
2020-06-27 21:21:53 UTC
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Died on birthdays:
02/20: ZOE GAIL, 100, South African-born UK singer noted for flipping switch re-lighting West End/Piccadilly Circus following WWII-era blackout restrictions (1949)
03/14: PHIL PHILLIPS, 94, 1950s pop singer/songwriter (Sea of Love)
04/14: KENNY YOUNG, 79, 1960s songwriter (Under the Boardwalk/The Drifters; Just a Little Bit Better/Herman’s Hermits; Arizona/Mark Lindsay)
04/15: EDDIE COOLEY, 87, 1950s R&B singer/songwriter (Priscilla; Fever/Peggy Lee)
05/10: COREY La BARRIE, 25, comedic-themed YouTube personality/social media influencer
06/09: PAUL CHAPMAN, 66, Welsh-born guitarist, 1970s UK bands UFO, Lone Star, Skid Row;
06/26: MILTON GLASER, 91, co-creator, New York magazine; graphic artist/designer

The Banana Splits connected:
05/08: MARK BARKAN , 85, theme song writer
04/12: PAT BRYMER, 70, puppet designer

Batman
01/28: MONIQUE van VOOREN, 92, Belgian-born actress, Batman '66 (The Penguin)
02/12: CHERYL WHEELER-DIXON (SANDERS), 59, stuntwoman, Batman and Robin
02/27: GENE DYNARSKI, 86, actor, Batman ’66 (Egghead)
03/03: DAVID WISE, 65, TV animation scriptwriter, Batman: The Animated Series
03/04: FRANK McLAUGHLIN, 84, 1970s comic book artist
05/10: MARTIN PASKO, 65, comic book/TV animation writer, Batman: The Animated Series, and Mask of the Phantasm
06/11: DENNIS O’NEIL, 81, 1970s comic book writer
06/11: MEL WINKLER, 78, cartoon voice-over artist, The New Batman Adventures, as Lucius Fox
06/22: JOEL SCHUMACHER, 80, 1990s film director

Bings:
05/02: GIL SCHWARTZ, 68, magazine humor columnist Stanley Bing
06/22: STEVE BING, 55, film executive/screenwriter/financier

Bob, the Builder (children’s cartoon) voice actors:
03/24: WILLIAM DUFRIS, 6, title role, US version
03/31: ANDREW MARZELLO, 69, as Farmer Pickles

John Carpenter films, cinematographers:
02/03: DOUGLAS KNAPP, 70, Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York
03/12: GARY B. KIBBE, 79, They Live; Village of the Damned; Escape from L.A.

The Flying Nun:
02/10: MARGE REDMOND, 95, actress
06/18: JAMES HENERSON, 84, screenwriter

Foreign language cartoon voice-over actors
01/03: ANDREA ARRUTI, 21, as Elsa (Disney’s Frozen); Spanish
02/29: LUIS ALFONSO MENDOZA, 55, as Bugs Bunny; Spanish
06/07: HUBERT GAGNON, 73, as Homer Simpson, Optimus Prime; French Canadian

The Gambler (song) involving 81-year olds:
03/20: KENNY ROGERS, 81, singer/
06/02: JIMMY CAPPS, 81, session guitarist

Jefferson Airplane/Starship relatives:
03/13: ARCH DEAL, 88, Tampa TV anchorman; father-in-law of musician Marty Balin
03/17: JERRY SLICK, 80, drummer, The Great Society; first husband of Grace Slick

Justice League of America
01/08: EDD "KOOKIE" BYRNES, 87, inspiration for honorary member Lucas "Snapper" Carr
03/04: FRANK McLAUGHLIN, 84, 1970s artist
05/10: MARTIN PASKO, 65, 1970s writer
06/11: DENNIS O’NEIL, 81, 1960s/70s writer

Shari Lewis connected:
01/09: LAN O'KUN, 87, writer and brother-in-law
04/12: PAT BRYMER, 70, 1990s puppet designer

The Lone Ranger, juvenile actors, radio version (two on the same day)
03/02: ELAINE HYMAN, 85
03/02: JAMES LIPTON, 93
04/17: ROBIN SEYMOUR, 94

The Lord of the Rings/J.R.R. Tolkien:
01/16: CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN, 95, son of/literary executor for Tolkien; A Map of Middle-earth “cartographer”
01/23: BARBARA REMINGTON, 90, first US paperback cover illustrator; A Map of Middle-poster artist
02/07: ORSON BEAN, 91, 1970s voice actor
03/23: DAVID COLLINGS, 79, actor, UK radio version
03/31: ANDREW JACK, 76, UK dialect coach, film trilogy
06/19: Sir IAN HOLM, 88, actor, film trilogy

Lucille (same title; different songs):
03/20: KENNY ROGERS, 81
05/09: LITTLE RICHARD (PENNIMAN), 87

M*A*S*H (movie and TV):
02/03: GENE REYNOLDS, 96, TV director
02/16: KELLYE NAKAHARA (WALLETT), 72, TV
04/04: TIMOTHY BROWN, 82, movie and TV series
04/12: DANNY GOLDMAN, 80, movie
06/06: COREY FISCHER, 75, movie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest “Randle P. McMurphy” actors on February 5th:
02/05: KEVIN CONWAY, 77, 1970s off-Broadway revival (replacement cast)
02/05: KIRK DOUGLAS, 103, original Broadway as R.P. McMurphy

Buck Owens-connected
05/11: CHARLES “FUZZY” OWEN, 91, record label executive
circa 06/25: CHARLES LAWTON JILES, 90, bandleader

The PBS News Hour
01/23: JIM LEHRER, 85, host/moderator
06/24: LES CRYSTAL, 85, executive producer

Quiz show phenomena, one day apart:
04/07: HERBERT STEMPEL, 93, TV’s Twenty-One
04/08: JOEL KUPPERMAN, 83, The Quiz Kids, radio and TV

Reuben James (song):
03/20: KENNY ROGERS, 81, singer
04/04: ALEX HARVEY, 73, songwriter

Late 1960s San Francisco psychedelic concert poster artists
01/24: WES WILSON, 82
02/04: BONNIE MACLEAN, 80

Scrooge (1970 Albert Finney film musical):
02/16: FRANCES CUKA, 83, Mrs.Cratchit
02/26: MICHAEL MEDWIN, 96, Scrooge’s nephew
03/23: DAVID COLLINGS, 79, Bob Cratchit

The Second Hundred Years (1960s TV sitcom) screenwriters:
02/01: LILA GARRETT, 94
06/18: JAMES HENERSON, 84

Star Trek (actors in original 1960s series, unless otherwise noted):
01/18: ROBERT SAMPSON, 86, A Taste of Armageddon
01/09: LAN O'KUN, 87, screenwriter, The Next Generation
01/28: MARJ DUSAY, 83, Spock's Brain
01/28: DYANNE THORNE, 83, A Piece of the Action)
02/27: GENE DYNARSKI, 86, Mudd’s Women)
03/03: DAVID WISE, 65, scriptwriter, animated series
05/26: RICHARD HERD, 87, actor, The Next Generation/Voyager/Renegades

That Was the Week That Was, TV writers, one day apart:
01/08: BUCK HENRY, 89
01/09: LAN O'KUN, 87

The Twilight Zone (actors, unless otherwise noted):
01/13: CAROL KRAMER SERLING, 81, widow of/literary executrix for creator/host Rod Serling
01/18: ROBERT SAMPSON, 8, Little Girl Lost
02/07: ORSON BEAN, 91, Mr. Bevis
02/10: MARGE REDMOND, 95, The Bard
02/24: BEN COOPER, 86, Still Valley
05/10: MARTIN PASKO, 65, 1980s scriptwriter
05/12: FRANK W. BOLLE, 95, 1960s comic book artist

The Ugliest Girl in Town (1960s UK-set TV sitcom):
01/28: NICHOLAS PARSONS, 96, actor
02/01: LILA GARRETT, 94, screenwriter

Centenarians:
01/26: LUCY JARVIS, 102, TV documentary producer
01/31: ANNE COX CHAMBERS, 100, media conglomerate scioness
02/05: KIRK DOUGLAS, 103, actor
02/15: A.E. HOTCHNER, 102, memoirist/biographer/screenwriter/entrepreneur
02/20: ZOE GAIL, 100, South African-born UK singer/actress
02/24: JOHN “SONNY” FRANZESE, 103, NYC mobster
02/24: KATHERINE JOHNSON, 101, female NASA mathematician/film subject
03/04: JAVIER PÉREZ de CUÉLLAR, 100, Peruvian-born United Nations Secretary General,
03/09: ANTON COPPOLA, 102, operatic conductor/composer; uncle of Francis Ford Coppola
03/16: SUZY DELAIR, 102, French comedic film actress
05/11: HUTTON GIBSON, 101, anti-modernism Catholic theoretician; father of Mel Gibson,
05/19: ANNA CASTOR GLENN, 100, widow of Sen. John Glenn; disabilities rights afvocate,
06/18: Dame VERA LYNN, 103 (U), UK singer

Suicides:
01/02: MARTY GREBB, 74, keyboardist, 1960s pop group The Buckinghams (suspected suicided following long-term cancer diagnosis and cryptic social media posting)
01/07: HARRY HAINS, 27, Australian-born actor (mental illness/addiction derived)
01/07: SILVIO HORTA, 45, TV screenwriter/show adaptor, US version, Ugly Betty (gunshot)
01/11: STAN KIRSCH, 51, actor, Highlander: The Series (hanging)
01/30: FOTIS DULOS, 52, suspect in high-profile NYC-area death/disappearance of wife Jennifer Dulos (carbon monoxide asphyxiation)
02/15: CAROLINE FLACK, 40, UK TV host (hanging, while awaiting trial for a domestic battery charge)
02/15: DANIEL LEE MARTIN, 54, 2000s country singer; hunting-themed TV host (gunshot, amid child sex abuse charges)
02/21: CAMILA MARÍA CONCEPCIÓN, 28, screenwriter; Latina transgendered rights activist (unspecified method)
03/03: ROSCOE BORN, 69, TV soap opera actor (bipolar derived),
04/08: PAUL LAMBERT, 61, UK BBC TV political journalist (unspecified method)
04/15: ASHLEY MATTINGLY, 33, Playboy Playmate/Miss March 2011 (unspecified method)
04/16: STEVE CASH, 40, feline-themed YouTube personality (mental health derived; gunshot)
04/26: Dr. LORNA BREEN, 48, NYC hospital emergency department director/administrator, (PTSD derived, following COVID-19 recovery)
04/29: JOHN LAFIA, 63, horror film screenwriter/director, Child’s Play series (hanging)
05/18: AMBER-LEE FRIIS, 23, New Zealander beauty pageant contestant hanging
05/19: HAGEN MILLS, 29, TV actor, Baskets (gunshot following attempted murder of domestic partner)
05/23: HANA KIMURA, 22, Japanese female wrestler/ reality TV personality (asphyxiation)
06/14: SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT, 34, Indian film actor (hanging)
06/18: SERGEI NIKITICH KHRUSHCHEV, 84, Russian-born son of Nikita Khrushchev (gunshot)

COVID-19:
03/20: ORLANDO STATON, 61, drummer, NJ cult rock band The Fabulous Flemtones
03/23: LUCIA BOSÈ, 89, 1950s/60s Italian film actress (pneumonia compounded by COVID-19)
03/24: TERRENCE McNALLY, 81, Broadway dramatist/librettist (+ chronic COPD)
03/25: MARK BLUM, 69, 1980s film actor
03/27: YASUNORI “KEN” SHIMURA, 70, Japanese comedian/TV personality
03/27: DELROY WASHINGTON, 67, Jamaican-born UK reggae singer for Bob Marley
03/28: WILLIAM WOLF, 94, theatre/film critic/historian
03/29: JOE DIFFIE, 61, 1990s country singer
03/29: MARIA MERCADER, 54, CBS News broadcast journalist/producer
03/29: ALAN MERRILL, 69, songwriter, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll
03/30: Dr. JAMES T. GOODRICH, 73, neurosurgeon/conjoined twin separation specialist
03/31: CRISTINA (CRISTINA MONET-PALACI), 61, early 1980s New Wave singer
03/31: JULIE BENNETT, 88, cartoon and toy voice actress
03/31: HILLARY HEATH, 74, UK cult movie actress usually opposite Vincent Price
03/31: ANDREW JACK, 76, UK actor/dialect coach
04/01: Judge KEVIN DUFFY, 87, US District Judge,1993 World Trade Center terrorist bombing
04/01: ELLIS MARSALIS JR., 85, jazz pianist; father of Wynton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis
04/01: JOHN “BUCKY” PIZZARELLI, 94 , jazz/big band guitarist
04/01: ADAM SCHLESINGER, 52, songwriter, That Thing You Do); album producer
04/02: PATRICIA BOSWORTH, 86, journalist/celebrity biographer
04/02: JUAN GIMÉNEZ, 76, Argentine comic book/fantasy artist, Heavy Metal magazine and film
04/02: EDDIE LARGE, 78, Scots-born UK TV comedian (COVID-19 derived heart failure)
04/03: ARLENE STRINGER-CUEVAS, 86, mother of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
04/04: FORREST COMPTON, 94, TV actor, Gomer Pyle – USMC
04/04: OLAN MONTGOMERY, 56, web series actor, Stranger Things
04/05: LEE FIERRO, 91, actress, Jaws series
04/07: ALLEN GARFIELD/ALLEN GOORWITZ, 80, 1970s/80s film actor
04/07: JOHN PRINE, 73, country/folk singer/songwriter/musician
04/07: STEVE RAVITZ, 73, southern NJ supermarket entrepreneur/philanthropist
04/07: LEONARD “NIPPER” READ, 95, 1960s UK Scotland Yard detective. Kray Brothers gang
04/07: GHYSLAIN TREMBLAY, 68, Québécois/French-Canadian TV actor
04/07: HAL WILLNER, 64, SNL-connected music producer
04/11: WYNN HANDMAN, 97, NYC theatrical director/impresario (pneumonia related to COVID-19)
04/12: MAURICE BARRIER, 87, French comedic film actor
04/12: TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR, 79, UK comedic performer, The Goodies
04/12: JOEL M. REED, 86, 1970s horror film director/screenwriter
04/13: Bishop GERALD GLENN, 70, Virginia evangelical pastor who openly defied COVID-19 social gathering restrictions
04/13: ANN SULLIVAN, 91, animatrix
04/15: ALLEN DAVIAU, 77, cinematographer
04/15: LEE KONITZ, 92, jazz saxophonist/collaborator with Miles Davis (+ pneumonia)
04/17: MATTHEW SELIGMAN, 64, 1970s/80s UK New Wave session bassist
04/17: GENE SHAY, 85, Philadelphia folk music radio personality
04/19: STEVE DALKOWSKI, 80, eccentric 1950s/60s minor league baseball pitcher; Bull Durham film character inspiration (+ dementia)
04/19: Judge NOACH DEAR, 66, Brooklyn Supreme Court jurist; 1980s/90s NYC city councilman
04/21: MATTEO De COSMO, 52, Marvel Comics web TV series art director
04/21: DONALD REED HERRING, 86, brother of stateswoman Sen. Elizabeth Warren
04/21: JOEL ROGOSIN, 87, episodic TV producer
04/23: LEAH BERNSTEIN, 99, executive secretary for film director/producer Stanley Kramer
04/23: KUMIKO OKAE, 63, Japanese TV host; Pokémon voice-over actress (COVID-19 related pneumonia)
04/23: FREDRICK THOMAS, 35, rap performer Fred the Godson
04/25: MADELINE KRIPKE, 87, NYC-based dictionary/reference book collector (20,000+ volumes)
04/26: Dr. LORNA BREEN, 48, NYC hospital emergency department director/administrator, (PTSD derived, following COVID-19 recovery)
04/27: TROY SNEED, 52, gospel singer
05/03: LEN FAGAN, 72, Los Angeles rock music impresario
05/03: DAVE GREENFIELD, 71, UK keyboardist, The Stranglers (contracted while hospitalized for heart disease)
05/07: DANIEL CAUCHY, 90, 1950s French film actor
05/07: JIMMY GLENN, 89, boxer/boxing trainer; NYC tavern owner
05/08: ROY HORN, 75, “Siegfried and Roy”
05/11: MARGUERITE PEYSER, 89, landscape painter; mother of actress Penny Peyser
05/16: WILSON ROOSEVELT JERMAN, 91, long-time White House butler/staffer for eleven presidents
05/19: ANNA CASTOR GLENN, 100, widow of astronaut/statesman US Sen. John Glenn
05/19: KEN NIGHTINGALL, 92, UK Star Wars sound engineer with photo-derived cult following
05/25: MIKE FORREST, 76, Philadelphia sportscaster
05/31: DAN van HUSEN, 75, German film actor
06/02: CHRIS TROUSDALE, 32, 2000s boy band singer
Bryan Styble
2020-06-27 22:40:29 UTC
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That's quite an array of rosters, Derek; your painstaking effort is much appreciated.

Or as Uncle Jed* might put it, "Welllllllllllllll, doggies!"

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
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* Whose mountain-bred clan I gather was never specified in any episode as having come from any particular state back east. BUT, Jethro, et al. were such utter hicks that I figured Jed's oil patch was somewhere in Appalachia, probably in a truly backward state like Kentucky or West Virginia, I smugly assumed. And then about twenty years ago I read somewhere that the show's creators--Paul Henning and others, I guess--had told interviewers that while scriptwriting they generally imagined that the Clampetts were from the northern Ozarks--that is, from my hick home state of Missouri!
That Derek
2020-06-28 00:30:21 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
That's quite an array of rosters, Derek; your painstaking effort is much appreciated
Thanks. I've been very depressed lately and your compliment means a lot to me.
That Derek
2020-06-28 15:45:01 UTC
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Addendum:

The Beatles, automobile connected:
04/19: TERRY DORAN, 80, reported inspiration for She’s Leaving Home lyric “man of the motor trade”
circa 05/24: LES ANTHONY, 86, Welsh-born psychedelic-painted Rolls Royce chauffeur/bodyguard for singer John Lennon
John M.
2020-06-28 16:22:54 UTC
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On Sat, 27 Jun 2020 14:21:53 -0700 (PDT), That Derek
Post by That Derek
02/20: ZOE GAIL, 100, South African-born UK singer noted for flipping switch re-lighting West End/Piccadilly Circus following WWII-era blackout restrictions (1949)
03/14: PHIL PHILLIPS, 94, 1950s pop singer/songwriter (Sea of Love)
04/14: KENNY YOUNG, 79, 1960s songwriter (Under the Boardwalk/The Drifters; Just a Little Bit Better/Herman’s Hermits; Arizona/Mark Lindsay)
04/15: EDDIE COOLEY, 87, 1950s R&B singer/songwriter (Priscilla; Fever/Peggy Lee)
05/10: COREY La BARRIE, 25, comedic-themed YouTube personality/social media influencer
06/09: PAUL CHAPMAN, 66, Welsh-born guitarist, 1970s UK bands UFO, Lone Star, Skid Row;
06/26: MILTON GLASER, 91, co-creator, New York magazine; graphic artist/designer
And a thank you from a mostly, by far, lurker. As I opened up AO this
morning I was wondering to myself, "How many deaths in here can be
attributed to Covid-19?", and voila!

John M.
That Derek
2020-06-28 23:37:57 UTC
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I only listed Covidians connected to showbiz with some politics thrown in.

Wikipedia has a page with a more comprehensive litany:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deaths_due_to_COVID-19

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