Tuesday, December 28, 2010

THE BUTCHER'S BILL 2010. As usual at this time of year, I look back at those notable celebrities who have stepped on a rainbow this year. Please visit our sister audio blog BATHED IN THE LIGHT FROM ANDROMEDA to hear those recording artists who have died in 2010.
  • WILLIE MITCHELL, songwriter/producer "Let's Stay Together", "Call Me (Come Back Home)
  • ART CLOKEY, creator of Gumby
  • MIEP GIES, helped hide Anne Frank
  • ERIC ROHMER, writer/director
  • ELIZABETH MOODY, actress "Dead Alive"
  • TEDDY PENDERGRASS, singer
  • ERICH SEGAL, screenwriter "Love Story"
  • BOBBY CHARLES, songwriter "See You Later, Alligator", "I Don't Know Why But I Do"
  • ROBERT "SQUIRREL" LESTER, singer "The Chi-Lites"
  • KATE MCGARRIGLE, musician
  • JEAN SIMMONS, actress "Hamlet", "Black Narcissus", "Guys and Dolls"
  • PERNELL ROBERTS, actor "Bonanza", "Trapper John M.D."
  • LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS, author/historian "Queen Victoria & Her Circle"
  • ZELDA RUBINSTEIN, actress "Poltergeist"
  • J.D. SALINGER, author "Franny and Zooey", "Catcher in the Rye"
  • HOWARD ZINN, historian "A People's History of the United States"
  • SIR JOHNNY DANKWORTH, musician
  • TOM BROOKSHIER, TV sportscaster
  • IAN CARMICHAEL, actor "I'm All Right, Jack"
  • PHIL HARRIS, fisherman "The Deadliest Catch"
  • CHARLIE WILSON, politician "Charlie Wilson's War"
  • ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, director "Bjork: Volumen"
  • DOUG FIEGER, singer "The Knack"
  • ART VAN DAMME, jazz musician
  • DICK FRANCIS, author
  • DALE HAWKINS, singer "Susie Q"
  • KATHRYN GRAYSON, singer/actress "Ziegfeld Follies"
  • LIONEL JEFFRIES, actor/director "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
  • ALEXANDER HAIG, former U.S. Secretary of State
  • CAROLINE MCWILLIAMS, actress "Soap", "Benson"
  • ANDREW KOENIG, actor "Batman: Dead End", "Growing Pains"
  • JIM HARMON, screenwriter "The Lemon Grove Kids Vs. the Monsters"
  • RON BANKS, singer "The Dramatics"
  • CAROL MARSH, actress "Horror of Dracula"
  • COREY HAIM, actor "The Lost Boys"
  • MERLIN OLSON, actor "Little House on the Prairie"
  • PETER GRAVES, actor "Killers From Space", "Night of the Hunter", "Airplane"
  • LESLEY DUNCAN, singer "Love Song", "If I Could Change Your Mind"
  • HERB COHEN, record executive/manager "Frank Zappa"
  • SID FLEISCHMAN, author "The Ghost on Saturday Night"
  • ALEX CHILTON, singer "The Box Tops", "Big Star"
  • FESS PARKER, actor "Daniel Boone", "Davy Crockett"
  • HERB DENENBERG, TV reporter "WCAU-TV"
  • JOHNNY MAESTRO, singer "The Crests"
  • ROBERT CULP, actor "I Spy", "Spectre"
  • DICK GIORDANO, comic book artist "Batman", "Green Lantern"
  • JUNE HAVOC, actress "Gentleman's Agreement"
  • MALCOLM POINDEXTER, TV reporter "KYW-TV"
  • SHIRLEY MILLS, actress "The Grapes of Wrath"
  • BUDDY GORMAN, actor "The Bowery Boys", "The Dead End Kids"
  • JOHN FORSYTHE, actor "The Trouble With Harry", "Dynasty", "Bachelor Father"
  • HENRY SCARPELLI, comic book artist "Archie"
  • CHRISTOPHER CAZENOVE, actor "The Duchess of Duke Street", "Dynasty"
  • MALCOLM MCLAREN, manager "The Sex Pistols"
  • MEINHARDT RAABE, actor "The Wizard of Oz"
  • DIXIE CARTER, actress "Designing Women"
  • MISSISSIPPI SLIM, blues singer
  • DARYL GATES, former L.A. police chief
  • DEDE ALLEN, film editor "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • LYNN REDGRAVE, actress "Gods and Monsters", "Smashing Time"
  • PETER O'DONNELL, author "Modesty Blaise"
  • ROBERT J. SERLING, author/brother of Rod Serling
  • LENA HORNE, singer
  • FRANK FRAZETTA, artist
  • ROSA RIO, organist "The Shadow"
  • RUTH CHEW, author "What the Witch Left"
  • RONNIE JAMES DIO, singer "Black Sabbath", "Dio"
  • MARTIN GARDNER, mathematician/author "Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalyzing Teasers"
  • WEE WILLIE WEBBER, TV host
  • ART LINKLETTER, TV host
  • GARY COLEMAN, actor "Diff'rent Strokes"
  • DENNIS HOPPER, actor/director "Easy Rider", "Night Tide", "Speed"
  • RUE MCCLANAHAN, actress "Maude", "The Golden Girls"
  • HIMAN BROWN, radio producer "Inner Sanctum", "CBS Radio Mystery Theater"
  • MARVIN ISLEY, bassist "The Isley Brothers"
  • CRISPIAN ST. PETERS, singer "The Pied Piper"
  • AL WILLIAMSON, comic book artist "E.C. Comics", "Flash Gordon"
  • JIMMY DEAN, singer "Big Bad John"
  • JIM PUGLIANO, drummer "The Jaggerz"
  • PHIL GORDON, actor "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres"
  • GARRY SHIDER, guitarist "Parliament -- known as Diaper Man"
  • RONALD NEAME, director "The Poseidon Adventure"
  • JOJO BILLINGSLEY, singer "Lynyrd Skynyrd"
  • COREY ALLEN, actor "Rebel Without A Cause"
  • VONETTA MCGEE, actress "Blacula"
  • SUGAR MINNOTT, singer "Hang On Natty"
  • HARVEY PEKAR, comic book writer "American Splendor"
  • GEORGE STEINBRENNER, baseball team owner "N.Y. Yankees"
  • ALAN HUME, cinematographer "Return of the Jedi"
  • SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS, conductor
  • LARRY KEITH, actor "The Raven & Other Favorite Poems"
  • ANDY HUMMEL, bassist "Big Star"
  • MAURY CHAYKIN, actor "Nero Wolfe", "Dances With Wolves"
  • MITCH MILLER, record executive/TV host "Sing Along With Mitch"
  • BOBBY HEBB, singer "Sunny"
  • CATFISH COLLINS, guitarist "Parliament", "The J.B.'s"
  • PATRICIA NEAL, actress "Hud", "The Fountainhead"
  • TED KOWALKSI, singer "The Diamonds"
  • GEORGE DICENZO, actor "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", "The Ninth Configuration"
  • DAVID L. WOLPER, producer "Roots", "The Thorn Birds"
  • EDWIN NEWMAN, newscaster "NBC News"
  • ABBEY LINCOLN, singer
  • ROBERT WILSON, musician "The Gap Band"
  • BOBBY THOMSON, baseball player "The Shot Heard 'Round the World"
  • MICHAEL BEEN, musician "The Call"
  • JACK HORKHEIMER, TV astronomer "Star Hustler"
  • ROBERT SCHIMMEL, comedian
  • MIKE EDWARDS, cellist "Electric Light Orchestra"
  • CLIVE DONNER, director "Spectre"
  • GLENN SHADIX, actor "Beetlejuice"
  • BILLIE MAE RICHARDS, voice actor "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
  • KEVIN MCCARTHY, actor "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
  • HAROLD GOULD, actor "Rhoda"
  • CLAUDE CHABROL, director
  • BILL LITTLEJOHN, animator "Tom & Jerry", "Peanuts"
  • LEONARD SKINNER, teacher "namesake for Lynyrd Skynyrd"
  • EDDIE FISHER, singer
  • GLORIA STUART, actress "The Old Dark House", "The Invisible Man", "Titanic"
  • BUDDY MORROW, band leader "Poe For Moderns"
  • SALLY MENKE, film editor "Reservoir Dogs", "Pulp Fiction", "Jackie Brown"
  • ARTHUR PENN, director "Bonnie and Clyde"
  • JOE MANTELL, actor "Chinatown"
  • TONY CURTIS, actor "Sweet Smell of Success", "Some Like It Hot"
  • STEPHEN J. CANNELL, producer "The Rockford Files", "Wiseguy"
  • MARSHALL FLAUM, director "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau"
  • SIR NORMAN WISDOM, actor/comedian "On the Beat"
  • ROY WARD BAKER, director "A Night To Remember", "Quatermass & the Pit"
  • DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND, soprano
  • SOLOMON BURKE, singer "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love", "Cry To Me"
  • SIMON MACCORKINDALE, actor "Death on the Nile"
  • JOHNNY SHEFFIELD, actor "Tarzan's New York Adventure", "Bomba the Jungle Boy"
  • BARBARA BILLINGSLEY, actress "Leave It To Beaver", "Airplane"
  • GRAHAM CROWDEN, actor "Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon", "Waiting For God"
  • TOM BOSLEY, actor "Happy Days"
  • ROBERT PAYNTER, cinematographer "An American Werewolf in London"
  • BOB GUCCIONE, publisher "Penthouse"
  • MIKE ESPOSITO, comic book artist "Wonder Woman", "The Amazing Spider-Man"
  • GREGORY ISAACS, singer "Night Nurse"
  • TED SORENSON, JFK's White House Counsel
  • CHARLIE O'DONNELL, TV announcer "Wheel of Fortune"
  • JILL CLAYBURGH, actress "An Unmarried Woman"
  • TONY WEST, musician "The Searchers"
  • DINO DELAURENTIIS, producer "Europa '51", "Barbarella", "La Strada"
  • BABY MARIE OSBOURNE, actress
  • HENRYK GORECKI, composer
  • IRVIN KERSHNER, director "The Empire Strikes Back"
  • INGRID PITT, actress "The Vampire Lovers", "Countess Dracula"
  • LESLIE NIELSEN, actor "Forbidden Planet", "Airplane", "Police Squad"
  • MARIO MONICELLI, director
  • DON MEREDITH, football player/TV announcer "Monday Night Football"
  • JAMES MOODY, jazz saxophonist "Moody's Mood For Love"
  • BLAKE EDWARDS, producer/director "The Pink Panther"
  • JEAN ROLLIN, director
  • DON VAN VLIET, musician "Captain Beefheart"
  • STEVE LANDESBURG, actor "Barney Miller"
  • FRED FOY, radio announcer
  • DOROTHY JONES, singer "The Cookies"
  • BERNARD WILSON, singer "Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes"
  • TEENA MARIE, singer
  • NICK SANTO, singer "The Capris"

1 comment:

Drunketh said...

PETER STEELE, singer "Type O Negative".