R.I.P. 2011.

by alirioaguero2 | created - 16 Dec 2011 | updated - 27 Dec 2011 | Public

A memoire to those who left us during 2011.

1. Only people I KNEW (of at least KNEW OF) are inlcuded, really sorry about others too, but I will not include anyone unless I knew them.

2. This is supposed to be sad and dignifying tribute, so please restrain from funny or insulting comments. Thank you:)

May these people forever rest in peace!

1. Pete Postlethwaite

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Classically-trained actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and was a distinguished character actor on stage, TV and film. Growing up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings, he went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ...

(7. February 1946 - 2. January 2011)

British actor (Inception, The Town)

died from pancreatic cancer

2. Aron Kincaid

Actor | The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini

Beach stud movie and TV actor Aron Kincaid started life out as Norman Neale Williams III on June 15, 1940, in Hollywood, California. While still a toddler, his father, serving as a Second Lieutenant with the Army Air Force, died at age 27 after his plane was shot down by the Nazis during the last ...

(15. June 1940 - 6. January 2011)

American voice actor, Killer Croc from Batman the Animated Series (1992-1994)

died from heart ailment

3. Susannah York

Actress | Superman

The lovely Susannah York, a gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on ...

(9. January 1939 - 15. January 2011)

British actress (Superman, Franklyn, Tom Jones)

died from advanced bone marrow cancer

4. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...

(3. November 1933 - 30. January 2011)

British composer (all James Bond movies before GoldenEye)

died from heart attack

5. Gary Winick

Producer | Tadpole

Gary Winick was born on March 31, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and director, known for Tadpole (2002), The Tic Code (1998) and Charlotte's Web (2006). He died on February 27, 2011 in New York City.

(31. March 1961 - 27. February 2011)

American director (Bride Wars)

died from complications from brain cancer

6. Jane Russell

Actress | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was born on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Her father was a United States Army lieutenant and her mother had been a student of drama and an actress with a traveling troupe. Once Mr. Russell was mustered out of the service, the family took up residence in ...

(21. June 1921 - 28. February 2011)

American Golden Age actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

died from respiratory failure

7. Michael Gough

Actor | Batman & Robin

Tony Award-winning English actor Michael Gough, best known for playing the butler Alfred Pennyworth in the first four Batman (1989, 1992, 1995 & 1997) movies and for playing the arch-criminal Dr. Clement Armstrong in The Avengers (1961) episode "The Cybernauts", was an accomplished performer on ...

(23. November 1916 -17. March 2011)

Malaysian-born British actor, Alfred in Burton-Shumacher Batman serial (1989-1997)

died after short illness

8. Elizabeth Taylor

Actress | Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was considered one of the last, if not the last, major star to have come out of the old Hollywood studio system. She was known internationally for her beauty, especially for her violet eyes, with which she captured audiences early on in her youth and kept the world hooked ...

(27. February 1932 - 23. March 2011)

British actress, called 'Last Golden Age Diva', Oscar winner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Butterfield 8)

died from congestive heart failure

9. Sidney Lumet

Director | 12 Angry Men

Sidney Lumet was a master of cinema, best known for his technical knowledge and his skill at getting first-rate performances from his actors -- and for shooting most of his films in his beloved New York. He made over 40 movies, often complex and emotional, but seldom overly sentimental. Although ...

(25. June 1924 - 9. April 2011)

Oscar-nominated American director (12 Angry Men)

died from lymphoma

10. Ivica Vidovic

Actor | Fine mrtve djevojke

Ivica Vidovic was born on May 10, 1939 in Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia. He was an actor, known for Fine Dead Girls (2002), Kuzis stari moj (1973) and Piknik na frontu (1973). He was married to Gordana Gadzic, Mirjana Majurec and Zdenka Anusic. He died on April 18, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia.

(10. May 1939 - 18. April 2011)

Serbian-born Croatian actor (Velo Misto, Nasa Mala Klinika)

died from cancer

11. Elisabeth Sladen

Actress | Doctor Who

Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years ...

(1. February 1946 - 19. April 2011)

British actress (The Sarah Jane Adventures)

died from cancer

12. Jackie Cooper

Actor | Superman

Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in ...

(15. September 1922 - 3. May 2011)

American actor, Perry White from Superman

died from natural causes

13. Randy Savage

Actor | Spider-Man

One of the most colorful wrestlers in and out of the ring, Randy "Macho Man" Savage became a larger-than-life pop icon along with other wrestling superstars, such as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Snuka (aka "Superfly Jimmy Snuka"), Jesse Ventura and Dwayne Johnson (aka "The Rock").

When ...

(15. November 1952 - 10. May 2011)

American wrestler ''Macho Man''

died from heart attack

14. Edward Hardwicke

Actor | Elizabeth

Edward Hardwicke was born on August 7, 1932 in London, England as Edward Cedric Hardwicke. He was an actor, known for Elizabeth (1998), Oliver Twist (2005) and Richard III (1995). He was married to Prim Cotton and Anne Iddon. He died on May 16, 2011 in Chichester, England.

(7. August 1932 - 16. May 2011)

British actor (Love Actually, Poirot:Hollow, Elizabeth)

died from cancer

15. Miriam Karlin

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Miriam Karlin was born on June 23, 1925 in Hampstead, London, England as Miriam Samuels. She was an actress, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Children of Men (2006) and The Man Who Cried (2000). She died on June 3, 2011 in St John's Wood, London.

(23. June 1925 - 3. June 2011)

British actress (Clockwork Orange, Marple: By Pricking of my Thumbs)

died from cancer

16. Laura Ziskin

Producer | The Butler

Laura Ziskin was born on March 3, 1950 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA as Laura Ellen Ziskin. She was a producer, known for Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013), What About Bob? (1991) and No Way Out (1987). She was married to Alvin Sargent and Julian Barry. She died on June 12, 2011 in Santa ...

(3. March 1950 - 12. June 2011)

American producer (Spiderman)

died from breast cancer

17. Claudia Bryar

Actress | Psycho II

Claudia Bryar was born on May 18, 1918 in Guymon, Oklahoma, USA as Hortense Rizley. She was an actress, known for Psycho II (1983), Bad Company (1972) and Hill Street Blues (1981). She was married to Paul Bryar. She died on June 16, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

(18. May 1918 - 16. June 2011)

American actress (Mother from Psycho)

died from natural causes

18. Peter Falk

Actor | Columbo

Peter Michael Falk was born on September 16, 1927, in New York City, New York. At the age of 3, his right eye was surgically removed due to cancer. He graduated from Ossining High School, where he was president of his class. His early career choices involved becoming a certified public accountant, ...

(16. September 1927 - 23. June 2011)

American actor (Columbo series)

died from Alzheimer's disease

19. Margaret Tyzack

Actress | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Margaret Tyzack was born on September 9, 1931 in Plaistow, London, England as Margaret Maud Tyzack. She was an actress, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Match Point (2005). She was married to Alan R. Stephenson. She died on June 25, 2011 in Blackheath, London.

(9. September 1931 - 25. June 2011)

British actress (I Clavdivs, Young Indiana Jones series)

died from cancer

20. Anna Massey

Actress | Peeping Tom

Anna Massey was born on August 11, 1937 in Thakeham, West Sussex, England as Anna Raymond Massey. She was an actress, known for Peeping Tom (1960), Frenzy (1972) and The Machinist (2004). She was married to Dr. Uri Andres and Jeremy Brett. She died on July 2, 2011 in London, England.

(11. August 1937 - 2. July 2011)

British actress (Clockwork Orange, Poirot: Clocks)

died from cancer

21. Googie Withers

Actress | One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

Googie Withers began her acting career at the age of 12. She was dancing in the chorus in a West End revue when she was spotted by a Warner Brothers casting director. She went to do a screen test for them at the Riverside Studios and was invited to become an extra. On her first day at the filming of...

(12. March 1917 - 15. July 2011)

Pakistani-born British actress

died from natural causes

22. David Ngoombujarra

Actor | Australia

David Ngoombujarra was born on June 27, 1967 in Meekatharra, Western Australia, Australia as David Bernard Starr. He was an actor and writer, known for Australia (2008), Black and White (2002) and Blackfellas (1993). He died on July 17, 2011 in Fremantle, Western Australia.

(27. June 1967 - 17. July 2011)

Australian actor (Australia)

died from undisclosed reasons

23. Cliff Robertson

Actor | Spider-Man

Clifford Parker Robertson III became a fairly successful leading man through most of his career without ever becoming a major star. Following strong stage and television experience, he made an interesting film debut in a supporting role in Picnic (1956). He then played Joan Crawford's deranged ...

(9. September 1923 -10. September 2011)

American actor (Spiderman)

died from natural causes

24. Andy Whitfield

Actor | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Andy Whitfield was born on October 17, 1971 in Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales. He was an actor, known for Spartacus (2010), Gabriel (2007) and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011). He was married to Vashti Whitfield. He died on September 11, 2011 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

(17. July 1972 - 11. September 2011)

Australian actor (Spartacus on Tv)

died from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

25. Jorge Lavat

Actor | El Estudiante

Jorge Lavat was born on August 3, 1933 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Jorge Lavat Bayona. He was an actor, known for El Estudiante (2009), Quinceañera (1987) and Eva Luna (2010). He was married to Ana María Torres Landa and Silvia Burgos. He died on September 14, 2011 in Mexico ...

(3. August 1933 - 14. September 2011)

Mexican actor, brother of Queta Lavat

died from infection following surgery

26. Frances Bay

Actress | Blue Velvet

Cute, tiny, and prolific little old lady character actress Frances Bay worked constantly in both films and TV shows alike after making her debut at the age of 59 in life with a small part in the comedy Foul Play (1978) in 1978. She frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted ...

(23. January 1919 - 15. September 2011)

Canadian actress (Granny in Happy Gilmore)

died from natural causes

27. Dolores Hope

Actress | Soup for Nuts

Dolores Hope was born on May 27, 1909 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Dolores DeFina. She was an actress, known for Soup for Nuts (1934), There Were Times, Dear (1985) and The Christophers (1952). She was married to Bob Hope. She died on September 19, 2011 in Toluca Lake, Los ...

(27. May 1909 - 19. September 2011)

American singer, widow of Bob Hope

died from natural causes

28. Barbara Kent

Actress | Lonesome

A pretty, diminutive (4'11") actress of the silent and early sound era, Barbara Cloutman (later Kent) was born in Gadsby, Alberta, Canada on December 16, 1907. Upon graduating from Hollywood High School in 1925, Kent won the Miss Hollywood Pageant, and set her sights on a career in the movies. She ...

(16. December 1907 - 13. October 2011)

Canadian silent film actress (Lonesome)

died from natural causes

29. Norrie Woodhall

Self | More4 News

Norrie Woodhall was born on December 17, 1905 in Dorset, England. She died on October 25, 2011 in Owermoigne, Dorset.

(17. December 1905 - 25. October 2011)

British stage actress (Hardy players)

died from natural causes

30. Rosángela Balbó

Actress | Heridas de amor

Rosángela Balbó was born on April 16, 1941 in Torino, Italy as Rosa Angela Giovanna Balbo Rosso. She was an actress, known for Heridas de amor (2006), La muñeca perversa (1969) and Federal de narcoticos (Division Cobra) (1991). She died on November 3, 2011 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, ...

(16. April 1941 - 3. November 2011)

Italian-born Mexican actress (Siempre Te Amare, Corazon Salvaje)

died from lung cancer

31. Ken Russell

Director | The Devils

Ken Russell tried several professions before choosing to become a film director; he was a still photographer and a dancer and he even served in the Army, but film was his destiny. He began by making several short films which paved the way for his brilliant television films of the 1960s that are ...

(3. July 1927 - 27. November 2011)

British actor (Marple: Moving Finger) and director

died following a series of strokes

32. Marion Dougherty

Casting_director | Lethal Weapon

Marion Dougherty was born on February 9, 1923 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, USA as Marion Caroline Dougherty. She is known for her work on Lethal Weapon (1987), The Last Boy Scout (1991) and Payback (1999). She died on December 4, 2011 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

(c. 1923 - 4. December 2011)

American casting director (Batman), first Casting director ever to get single credit

died from natural causes

33. Harry Morgan

Actor | M*A*S*H

Harry Morgan was a prolific character actor who starred in over 100 films and was a stage performer. Known to a younger generation of fans as "Col. Sherman T. Potter" on M*A*S*H (1972). Also known for his commanding personality throughout his career, he tackled movies and television in a way no ...

(10. April 1915 - 7. December 2011)

American actor (M*A*S*H series)

died from pneumonia

34. Jerry Robinson

Writer | Joker

Jerry Robinson was born on January 1, 1922 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA as Sherrill David Robinson. He is known for his work on Joker (2019), The Dark Knight (2008) and Untitled Joker/Harley Quinn Project. He was married to Gro Bagn. He died on December 7, 2011 in Staten Island, New York City, New ...

(1. January 1922 - 7. December 2011)

American comic book writer, co-creator of The Joker

died from natural causes

35. Vida Jerman

Actress | Sophie's Choice

Vida Jerman was born on May 28, 1939 in Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia. She was an actress, known for Sophie's Choice (1982), The War Boy (1985) and One Song a Day Takes Mischief Away (1970). She died on December 10, 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia.

(28. July 1939 - 10. December 2011)

Croatian actress (Villa Maria)

died from bronchial cancer

36. Cesária Évora

Soundtrack | Great Expectations

Cesária Évora was born on August 27, 1941 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde, Portugal. She died on December 17, 2011 in Mindelo, São Vicente, Cape Verde.

(27. August 1941 - 17. December 2011)

Cape Verdean singer, ''Barefoot Diva''

died from cardiorespiratory insufficiency and hypertension

37. Lorenzo de Rodas

Director | El rincón de los prodigios

Lorenzo de Rodas was born on August 2, 1930 in Madrid, Spain as Lorenzo López de Rodas y Martín. He was an actor and director, known for El rincón de los prodigios (1987), El dolor de vivir (1964) and Humillados y ofendidos (1977). He was married to María Idalia. He died on December 17, 2011...

(1930 - 19. December 2011)

Spanish-born Mexican actor (Madrastra, Bajo La Misma Piel)

died from a heart attack

38. Johannes Heesters

Actor | Die Fledermaus

Johannes Heesters was born on December 5, 1903 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands as Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters. He was an actor, known for Die Fledermaus (1946), Whirled into Happiness (1951) and Im Weissen Rössl (1952). He was married to Simone Rethel and Wiesje Ghijs. He died on ...

(5. December 1903 - 24. December 2011)

Dutch actor and singer

died from a stroke

39. Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Actor | Licence to Kill

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. was born on April 6, 1940 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico as Pedro Armendáriz Bohr. He was an actor and producer, known for Licence to Kill (1989), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and The Mask of Zorro (1998). He was married to Lucía Gómez de Parada. He died on ...

(6. April 1940 - 26. December 2011)

Mexican tv and film actor

died from cancer

40. Cedo Martinic

Actor | Villa Maria

Cedo Martinic was born on January 27, 1960 in Pucisca, Brac, Croatia, Yugoslavia. He was an actor, known for Villa Maria (2004), Marjuca ili smrt (1987) and Vanbracna putovanja (1988). He died on December 27, 2011 in Split, Croatia.

(27. January 1960 - 27. December 2011)

Croatian actor (Villa Maria)

died from cancer



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