Stars We’ve Lost in 2019

Hollywood has said goodbye to several public figures in recent months, including beloved TV stars and influential icons of culture.

BEVERLY OWEN
Beverley Owen was an American television actress, best known for having played the original role of Marilyn Munster during the first season of The Munsters, died Feb.21. He was 81.

MORGAN WOODWARD
Morgan Woodward was an American actor, best known for his character oil man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV show “Dallas,” died Feb.22. He was 93. Woodward also appeared on the original “Star Trek” series and “Gunsmoke” TV series

STANLEY DONEN
Stanley Donen, was an American film director, best known for the 1952 musical “Singin’ in the Rain,” which he co-directed. Donen died Feb.21. He was 94. His other films included “On the Town,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Funny Face”.

STEVEN JAMES BRODY
Steven James Brody, known professionally as Brody Stevens, who appeared in movie “The Hangover,” died Feb. 22 He was 48. Brody was also known for appearances on “Chelsea Lately,” “Due Date” and Chris Hardwick’s “@midnight”.

PETER TORK
Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series died Feb. 21. He was 77.

BRUNO GANZ
Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor best known for dramatizing Adolf Hitler’s final days in 2004’s “Downfall,” died Feb. 15. He was 77.

PEDRO MORALES
WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales, a native of Puerto Rico and the first “Triple Crown” winner in WWE died Feb. 12. He was 76.

CARMEN ARGENZIANO
Carmen Argenziano, an actor best known for his roles in “Stargate SG-1” and “The Godfather Part II,” died Feb. 10. He was 75.

ALBERT FINNEY
Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in “Annie,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Tom Jones,” died Feb. 7. He was 82.

NITA BIEBER
Nita Bieber, a onetime dancer and actress who appeared with the Three Stooges in “Rhythm and Weep,” with Judy Garland in “Summer Stock” and with Tony Curtis in “The Prince Who Was a Thief,” died Feb. 4. She was 92.

KRISTOFF ST. JOHN
Actor Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera “The Young & the Restless,” died Feb. 3. He was 52.

JULIE ADAMS
Julie Adams, the actress best-known for starring in the 1954 monster horror film “The Creature From the Black Lagoon,” died Feb. 3. She was 92.

JEREMY HARDY
British comedian and actor Jeremy Hardy, who was a regular on television and radio panel shows from the early 1990s, died Feb. 1. He was 57.

NEAL JAMES
Neal James, who appeared on Animal Planet’s “Call of the Wildman,” died Feb. 1. He was 55.

HAROLD BRADLEY
Harold Bradley, who played on thousands of country, pop and rock ’n’ roll recordings, including landmark hits like Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Roy Orbison’s “Only the Lonely,” died Jan. 31. He was 93.

DICK MILLER
Dick Miller, a prolific screen actor best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film “Gremlins,” died Jan. 30. He was 90.

JAMES INGRAM
James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like “Just Once” and “I Don’t Have The Heart,” died Jan. 29. He was 66.

FATIMA ALI
Chef Fatima Ali, who appeared on cooking shows such as “Chopped” and season 15 of “Top Chef,” died Jan. 25. She was 29.

MERWIN GOLDSMITH
Merwin Goldsmith, who appeared in films like “Cadillac Man,” and on the TV series “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife,” died Jan 24. He was 81.

JONAS MEKAS
Jonas Mekas, director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23. He was 96.

KEVIN BARNETT
Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett, who co-created the Fox series “Rel,” died Jan.22. He was 32.

STEVEN LEVY
Actor and comedian Steven Levy, aka Steve Bean, who appeared in “Ray Donovan,” died Jan. 21. He was 58.

KAYE BALLARD
Singer-comedienne Kaye Ballard, who starred alongside Eve Arden in the 1960s sitcom “The Mothers-in-Law” and was among the stars of the 1976 feature based on Terrence McNally’s farce “The Ritz,” died Jan. 21. She was 93.

REGGIE YOUNG
Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, died Jan. 17. He was 82.

LORNA DOOM
Lorna Doom, bassist for seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs, died Jan. 16.

BRADLEY BOLKE
Bradley Bolke, who provided the voice of Chumley the walrus opposite Don Adams on the “Tennessee Tuxedo” cartoons of the 1960s, died Jan. 15. He was 93.

SHIRLEY BOONE
Shirley Boone, the wife of legendary 1950’s singer Pat Boone, died Jan. 11. She was 84.

WILLIAM MORGAN SHEPPARD
William Morgan Sheppard, “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who” Actor, died Jan.5. He was 86. Sheppard was known for his many appearances across the “Star Trek” franchise. His other credits include an episode of “Doctor Who”, in which he starred as Old Canton Delaware alongside his son Mark.

CAROL CHANNING
Carol Channing, the legendary Broadway actress who portrayed Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!” died Jan. 15, her publicist said in a statement. She was 97.

KEVIN FRET
Kevin Fret, the singer and rapper, who dubbed himself the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was fatally shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10. He was 24 years old.

CLYDIE KING
Clydie King, whose earthy, gospel-rooted voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Jan.7. She was 75.

JO ANDRES
Jo Andres worked as a director, editor, choreographer and artist throughout her years in the industry. She went on to direct the award-winning 1996 film “Black Kites”, which starred Lucian Buscemi died Jan.6. She was 65.

OLIVER MTUKUDZI
One of Zimbabwe and Africa’s most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died Jan. 23 in the capital, Harare. He was 66.

LOUISA MORITZ
Louisa Moritz, who famously starred in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” alongside Jack Nicholson, died Jan. 4. She was 72.

DARYL DRAGON
Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of “The Captain and Tennille” who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” died Jan. 2. He was 76.

GENE OKERLUND
Legendary WWE and WCW interviewer “Mean” Gene Okerlund died Jan. 2. He was 76.

BOB EINSTEIN
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died Jan. 2. He was 76.

PEGI YOUNG
Pegi Young, who co-founded the Bridge School with her former husband of 36 years Neil Young, died Jan. 1. She was 66.

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