Friday, December 18, 2015

THE BUTCHER'S BILL 2015

EVERY DECEMBER, AS THE YEAR DRAWS TO A CLOSE, I LOOK BACK ON THOSE WE LOST DURING THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS. 

Jeff Golub, guitarist
Donna Douglas, actress  "The Beverly Hillbillies"
Mario Cuomo, NY Governor
Little Jimmy Dickens, singer  "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose"

Rod Taylor, actor  "The Time Machine", "The Birds"
Curtis Lee, singer  "Pretty Little Angel Eyes"
Andrae Crouch, gospel singer
Samuel Goldwyn Jr., producer  "Secret Life of Walter Mitty", "Master and Commander"
Taylor Negron, actor/comedian  "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"
Brian Clemens, screenwriter  "The Avengers", "Thriller"

Anita Ekberg, actress  "La Dolce Vita"
Kim Fowley, songwriter/producer
Pauline Yates, actor  "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin"
Barrie Ingham, actor  "Dr. Who and the Daleks", "A Challenge for Robin Hood"
Joe Franklin, radio/TV host
Rod McKuen, poet/singer/songwriter  "Jean", "Seasons in the Sun"
Geraldine McEwan, actress  "The Love Letter", "Marple"

Lizabeth Scott, actress  "Strange Love of Martha Ivers", "Dead Reckoning", "I Walk Alone"
Don Covay, singer/songwriter  "Chain of Fools"
Bob Simon, TV journalist  "60 Minutes"
Gary Owens, announcer/actor  "Laugh-In", "Space Ghost"

Louis Jourdan, actor  "Gigi", "Dracula", "Letter from an Unknown Woman"
Lesley Gore, singer  "It's My Party"
Clark Terry, jazz musician
Barry Newbery, production designer  "Doctor Who"

Leonard Nimoy, actor  "Star Trek", "In Search Of"
Lynn Borden, actress  "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry"
Albert Maysles, director  "Grey Gardens", "Gimme Shelter"
Eugene Patton, performer "Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, "The Gong Show"
Fred Fredericks, cartoonist  "Mandrake the Magician"
Terry Pratchett, author  "Discworld"
Ib Melchior, screenwriter  "Death Race 2000", "Robinson Crusoe on Mars"
Irwin Hasen, cartoonist  "Dondi", "Wildcat",  "The Flash", "Green Lantern"
Andy Fraser, musician/songwriter  "All Right Now", 'Every Kinda People"
Samuel Charters, author  "The Country Blues"
Gregory Walcott, actor  "Plan 9 From Outer Space"
Chuck Bednarik, football player  "Philadelphia Eagles"
Ivo Garrani, actor  "Black Sunday"
John Renbourn, guitarist  "Pentangle"
Cynthia Lennon, author/first wife of John Lennon
Bob Burns, drummer  "Lynyrd Skynyrd"
Tom Towles, actor  "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer", "House of 1,000 Corpses"
Richard Dysart, actor  "The Thing", "Being There", "L.A. Law"
Ben Powers, actor  "Good Times"
Milton DeLugg, musician/composer  "Orange Colored Sky"
James Best, actor  "The Dukes of Hazzard", "The Killer Shrews"
Ray Charles, choral director  "Ray Charles Singers"

Stan Freberg, comedian
Geoffrey Lewis, actor  "Salem's Lot"
Herb Trimpe, comic book artist  "The Incredible Hulk", "Thor", "Wolverine"
Percy Sledge, singer  "When A Man Loves A Woman"
Rex Robinson, actor  "Dr Who - The Three Doctors", "Dr Who - Monster of Peladon", "Dr Who - The Hand of Fear", "Yes Minister"
Richard Corliss, film critic "Time"
Jayne Meadows, actress  "Undercurrent"
Jack Ely, singer  "Louie Louie", "The Kingsmen"
Suzanne Crough, actress  "The Partridge Family"

Ben E. King, singer  "Stand By Me"
Ruth Rendell, author
Errol Brown, singer  "Hot Chocolate"
Elizabeth Wilson, actress  "9 to 5"
Grace Lee Whitney, actress  "Star Trek"

B.B. King, singer
Robert Drasnin, musician/composer  "Voodoo"
Twinkle, singer  "Terry"
Anne Meara, comedian/actress
John Nash, mathematician  "A Beautiful Mind"
Tanith Lee, author  "Blake's 7"
Reynaldo Rey, actor  "Friday"
Betsy Palmer, actress  "Friday the 13th", "Mr. Roberts"
Jean Ritchie, folk singer
Alberto De Martino, director  "The Blancheville Monster"

Richard Johnson, actor  "The Haunting"
Pierre Brice, actor  "Mill of the Stone Women"
Vincent Bugliosi, attorney/author  "Helter Skelter"
Mary Ellen Trainor, actress  "Lethal Weapon", "The Monster Squad",  "The Goonies"

Christopher Lee, actor  "Horror of Dracula", "The Wicker Man"
James Last, band leader
Dusty Rhoades, wrestler
Ron Moody, actor  "Oliver"
Ornette Coleman, jazz musician
Gladys Mars, beloved grandmother
George "Foghorn" Winslow, child actor  "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "Monkey Business"
James Horner, composer  "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", "Titanic"
Laura Antonelli, actress  "Til Marriage Do Us Part", "The Innocent"
Blaze Starr, stripper
Magali Noel, actress  "La Dolce Vita", "Amarcord"
Dick Van Patten, actor  "Eight Is Enough", "High Anxiety"

Patrick Macnee, actor  "The Avengers"
Jack Carter, comedian
Leonard Starr, cartoonist  "Little Orphan Annie"
Irwin Keyes, actor  "House of 1,000 Corpses"
Michael Masser, songwriter  "Theme from Mahogany", "Saving All My Love For You"

Omar Sharif, actor  "Dr. Zhivago", "Lawrence of Arabia"
Roger Rees, actor  "Cheers", "Robin Hood - Men In Tights"
Olaf Pooley, actor  "Doctor Who:  Inferno"
Aubrey Morris, actor  "The Wicker Man", "A Clockwork Orange"
Alex Rocco, actor  "The Godfather"
Alan Kupperberg, comic book artist  "Spider-Man", "Thor", "Iron Man"
Tom Moore, cartoonist  "Archie"
E. L. Doctorow, author  "Ragtime"
Theodore Bikel, actor  "My Fair Lady", "Fiddler on the Roof"
Lynn Anderson, singer  "Rose Garden"

Roddy Piper,  wrestler/actor  "They Live"
Cilla Black, singer
Coleen Gray, actor  "The Killing", "Nightmare Alley", "Kiss of Death"
Herbert Wise, director  "I, Claudius"
Mark Sheeler, actor  "From Hell It Came"
George Cole, actor  "Gone to Earth", "Belles of St. Trinian's", "The Vampire Lovers"
Susan Sheridan, voice actress  "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"
Frank Gifford, football player/TV commentator
Stephen Lewis, actor  "Last of the Summer Wine", "On the Buses"

Julian Bond, activist/politician
Bud Yorkin, director/producer  "All in the Family", "Maude", "Sanford and Son"

Yvonne Craig, actor  "Batman", "Star Trek"
Melody Patterson, actor  "F Troop"
Oliver Sacks, author  "Awakenings"

Wes Craven, director  "The Serpent and the Rainbow", "Nightmare on Elm Street"
Alan Steel, bodybuilder/actor  "Hercules Against the Moon Men"
Dean Jones, actor  "The Love Bug"
Judy Carne, actor  "Someone at the Top of the Stairs", "Laugh-In"
Rico Rodriguez, musician  "The Specials"
Martin Milner, actor  "Sweet Smell of Success", "Adam-12", "Route 66"
Dickie Moore, actor  "Our Gang", "Out of the Past"
Franco Interlenghi, actor  "I Vitelloni", "Shoeshine"
Brian Sewell, art critic
Jackie Collins, author  "The Bitch"

Jack Larson, actor  "The Adventures of Superman"
Mario Caiano, director/screenwriter  "Nightmare Castle", "My Name Is Shanghai Joe"
Yogi Berra, baseball player/manager
John Guillermin, director  "The Towering Inferno", "Death On the Nile", "I Was Monty's Double"
Catherine E. Coulson, actress  "Twin Peaks"
Frankie Ford, singer  "Sea Cruise"
Chantal Akerman, director  "Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles"
Billy Joe Royal, singer  "Down in the Boondocks"
Paul Prudhomme, chef
Gail Zappa, trustee  "Zappa Family Trust"
Derek Ware, stuntman/actor  "Doctor Who", "The Italian Job"

Joan Leslie, actress  "High Sierra", "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
Bruce Hyde, actor  "Star Trek"
Cory Wells, singer  "Three Dog Night"
Peter Baldwin, actor  "Coronation Street"
Mark Murphy, jazz singer
Murphy Anderson, comic book artist  "Zatanna", "Superman", "Green Lantern"

Setsuko Hara, actress  "Tokyo Story", "Late Spring", "The Idiot"

Maureen O'Hara, actress  "The Quiet Man", "Miracle on 34th Street"
Betsy Drake, actress  "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?"
Al Molinaro, actor  "Happy Days", "The Odd Couple"
Charles Herbert, actor  "13 Ghosts", "The Fly"
Fred Thompson, actor/U.S. Senator  "Die Hard 2", "
Kenneth Gilbert, actor  "Dr. Who:  The Seeds of Doom"
George Barris, custom car designer  "Batmobile", "Munster Koach"

Gunnar Hansen, actor  "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
Helmut Schmidt, former Chancellor of West Germany
Allen Toussaint, musician/songwriter  "Working in a Coal Mine", "Southern Nights"
Phil Taylor, drummer  "Motorhead"
Warren Mitchell, actor  "Till Death Do Us Part", "Hancock's Half Hour"
P.F. Sloan, singer/songwriter  "Secret Agent Man", "Eve of Destruction"
Rex Reason, actor  "This Island Earth", "The Creature Walks Among Us"
Jim Perry, TV game show host  "Card Sharks"

German Robles, actor  "El Vampiro", "The Vampire's Coffin"
Anthony Read, screenwriter  "Doctor Who"
Robin Stewart, actor  "Bless This House", "Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires", "Cromwell"
Arthur Brooks, singer  "The Impressions"
Cynthia Robinson, musician  "Sly and the Family Stone"

Anthony Valentine, actor  "Callan"
Gabriele Ferzetti, actor  "L'Avventura", "Once Upon a Time in the West"
Scott Weiland, singer  "Stone Temple Pilots"
Robert Loggia, actor  "Scarface", "Big"
Nicholas Smith, actor  "Are You Being Served"
Martin E. Brooks, actor  "The Six Million Dollar Man", "The Bionic Woman"
Kurt Masur, conductor
Patricia Elliot, actor  "The Green Slime"
Brooke McCarter, actor  "The Lost Boys"
George Clayton Johnson, writer  "Logan's Run", "Twilight Zone", "Star Trek"
William Guest, singer  "Gladys Knight & the Pips"
Meadowlark Lemon, basketball player  "The Harlem Globetrotters"

Lemmy, singer  "Motorhead"
John Bradbury, drummer  "The Specials"
Wayne Rogers, actor  "M*A*S*H*"
Natalie Cole, singer  "This Will Be", "Unforgettable ... With Love"

2 comments:

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Herman Zapf, font designer (Optima, Palatino, Zapf Chancery, Zapf Dingbats, etc.)
Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks, baseball players
Gary Dahl, created the "Pet Rock"

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