For the 23rd year running, we present our fondest farewells to the recently departed.

If they were on any lists — or if they mattered at all in the world — you'll find them here.

If you're looking for everybody, then you need to head on over to the Directory.

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Dean Martin

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Dean Martin · 78

June 7th, 1917 - December 25th, 1995


When the moon hits your eye like a big fifth of rye, that's la morte.

Butterfly McQueen

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Butterfly McQueen · 84

January 8th, 1911 - December 22nd, 1995


"Oh, Miss Scarlett, I don't know nothin' 'bout lightin' kerosene lamps!"

Madalyn O'Hair

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Madalyn O'Hair · 76

April 13th, 1919 - December 12th, 1995


Now what do you say, Madalyn?

Douglas

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Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan · 88

January 22nd, 1907 - December 9th, 1995


Probably blames this on an instrument malfunction, too.

Louis Malle

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Louis Malle · 63

October 30th, 1932 - November 23rd, 1995


Not pretty, baby.

Slappy White

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Slappy White · 74

September 20th, 1921 - November 7th, 1995


And how could we say anything bad about a guy named Slappy?

Yitzhak Rabin

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Yitzhak Rabin · 73

March 1st, 1922 - November 4th, 1995


The assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister at the hands of a young zealot during a peace rally, no less is yet another painful chapter in the seemingly never-ending religious conflict. Could it be that the coffee in the Middle East has entirely too much caffeine?

Vivica Lindfors

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Vivica Lindfors · 74

December 29th, 1920 - October 25th, 1995


She was a Swedish actress. That's it. Seriously. You try and find something funny about this chick.

Maxene Andrews

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Maxene Andrews · 79

January 3rd, 1916 - October 21st, 1995


Recently-dead Andrews Sister.

Orville Redenbacher

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Orville Redenbacher · 88

July 16th, 1907 - September 19th, 1995


Pop goes the weasel.

Sterling Morrison

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Sterling Morrison · 53

August 28th, 1942 - August 30th, 1995


We're afraid he's going to miss all tomorrow's parties.

John Brunner

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John Brunner · 60

September 24th, 1934 - August 26th, 1995


Johnny, we hardly knew ye. In fact, who the hell were ye?

Evelyn Wood

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Evelyn Wood · 86

January 8th, 1909 - August 26th, 1995


That slowed her down a little.

Mickey Mantle

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Mickey Mantle · 63

October 20th, 1931 - August 13th, 1995


It's scary to think of just how great a player he might have been if he wasn't such a drunk.

Jerry Garcia

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Jerry Garcia · 53

August 1st, 1942 - August 9th, 1995


If there's a Hell, then Jerry's in it, and he has to listen to tape after tape after tape of that endless, noodling garbage. He's dead and we're grateful.

Ida Lupino

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Ida Lupino · 77

February 4th, 1918 - August 3rd, 1995


Isn't "lupino" Italian for werewolf?

Charlie Rich

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Charlie Rich · 62

December 14th, 1932 - July 25th, 1995


Hey, did you happen to see that the Silver Fox died?

Eva Gabor

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Eva Gabor · 76

February 11th, 1919 - July 4th, 1995


Goodbye city life!

Pancho Gonzales

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Pancho Gonzales · 67

May 9th, 1928 - July 3rd, 1995


He was Andre Agassi's brother-in-law. Somebody somewhere was robbing the cradle, that's just all there is to it.

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Gale Gordon

June 30th, 1995


All that aggravation Lucy caused him finally did him in.

Warren Burger

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Warren Burger · 87

September 17th, 1907 - June 25th, 1995


Dead meat.

Jonas Salk

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Jonas Salk · 80

October 28th, 1914 - June 23rd, 1995


Cure this, college boy!

Glenn Burke

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Glenn Burke · 42

November 16th, 1952 - May 30th, 1995


A relatively obscure baseball player who should have been more famous, if only for inventing the high-five.

Harold Wilson

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Harold Wilson · 79

March 11th, 1916 - May 25th, 1995


Ha-ha, Mr. Wilson.

Friz Freleng

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Friz Freleng · 88

August 21st, 1906 - May 25th, 1995


They say he was the inspiration for Yosemite Sam, which, if you think about it, is pretty scary.

Elisha Cook

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Elisha Cook · 91

December 26th, 1903 - May 18th, 1995


He was in The Big Sleep. Get it?

Art Fleming

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Art Fleming · 70

May 1st, 1924 - April 25th, 1995


This! Is! Jeopardy!

Ginger Rogers

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Ginger Rogers · 83

July 16th, 1911 - April 25th, 1995


Dancing with Mr. D.

Howard Cosell

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Howard Cosell · 77

March 25th, 1918 - April 23rd, 1995


Down goes Howard! Down goes Howard! Down goes Howard.

10

Burl Ives

April 14th, 1995


He didn't even care if Jimmy cracked corn, so fuck him.

Ian Ballantine

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Ian Ballantine · 79

February 15th, 1916 - March 9th, 1995


Now available only in hardcover.

James Herriot

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James Herriot · 78

October 3rd, 1916 - February 23rd, 1995


All creatures, great and small, eventually bite the dust.

Ed Flanders

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Ed Flanders · 60

December 29th, 1934 - February 22nd, 1995


He's no saint, but he's definitely elsewhere.

David Wayne

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David Wayne · 81

January 30th, 1914 - February 9th, 1995


Fag.

J. William Fulbright

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J. William Fulbright · 89

April 9th, 1905 - February 9th, 1995


His is the face that inspired the expression, "gives me the Willies."

Donald Pleasence

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Donald Pleasence · 75

October 5th, 1919 - February 2nd, 1995


Donald's a dead duck.

George Abbott

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George Abbott · 107

December 31, 1887 - January 31st, 1995


He wrote All Quiet On The Western Front. Indeed.

Rose Kennedy

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Rose Kennedy · 104

December 31, 1890 - January 22nd, 1995


The Mother of All Politicians, she was poppin' 'em out like larvae for decades. She had to, apparently, to keep up with the mortality rate.

Peter Cook

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Peter Cook · 57

November 17th, 1937 - January 9th, 1995


If you've never seen the original Bedazzled, shut off this stupid computer and go watch it immediately.

 

 

Guess the Stiff!

Did you see her portrayal of Marfa in Moussorgsky's Khovanshchina? She kicked ass in that.

(d) March 20th, 2013