Gloria Vanderbilt, 95
Heiress, socialite, actress and author Gloria Vanderbilt has spent her life in the spotlight, as the only daughter of railroad magnate Reginald Vanderbilt and his second wife. She studied acting and art and also became an international fashion model. Vanderbilt had two children, Carter Cooper and CNN News Anchor Anderson Cooper. Vanderbilt was 95.
Vanderbilt on Aug. 23, 1954.
Franco Zeffirelli, 96
Franco Zeffirelli, the famed Italian play, theater and opera producer, died on June 15 at age 96. Zeffirelli's 1968 adaption of "Romeo and Juliet" that dazzled audiences around the world earned him an Oscar nomination for best director. After reports of his death, a message on his foundation's website said, "Ciao Maestro."
Franco Zeffirelli is pictured in New York, in Oct. 31, 1974.
Malcolm John Rebennack, 77
Malcolm John Rebennack, the New Orleans-born singer and songwriter more widely-known by his stage name, Dr. John, died in June at the age of 77 from a heart attack. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy winner forged a unique sound that combined jazz, funk, blues, rock and boogie together in a Crescent City gumbo of musical fusion featured on his 1973 hit single "Right Place, Wrong Time."
Dr. John performs at the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival on Oct. 5, 2014, in Greenville, Miss.
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Leah Chase, 96
Leah Chase, the legendary New Orleans chef and civil rights icon died on June 1, at age 96. Chase was the wife of the late Edgar "Dooky" Chase Jr., whose father’s legendary Crescent City “Dooky Chase’s Restaurant” served as a safe haven where civil rights leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall gathered to strategize, and has remained a family-owned and operated restaurant since it’s opening in 1941.
Chef Leah Chase in the kitchen of Dooky Chase in New Orleans, Jan. 19, 2015.
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Bill Buckner, 69
Red Sox legend Bill Buckner played first base for Boston's Major League Baseball team. During his 22-season career, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels, and Kansas City Royals. Buckner died on May 27, 2019, following a battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was 69.
<br><br>Buckner is introduced during a 1986 20-year team reunion, May 25, 2016, at Fenway Park in Boston.
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Bart Starr, 85
Famed NFL player and coach Bart Starr was the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships. During Starr's time as quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, he led his team to victories in the NFL's first two Super Bowls, where he was named MVP for both games. Starr won the league MVP award in 1966 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame in 1977. <br><br> Starr circa 1965.
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Niki Lauda, 70
Formula One Champion Niki Lauda, who survived a near fatal crash during the 1976 German Grand Prix, died on May 21. Lauda’s crash in his F1 Ferrari left him with severe burns that covered his whole head. He would make a remarkable recovery and win the Grand Prix in 1984, adding to his F1 drivers’ championship wins in 1975 and 1977.
Lauda’s life story was later made into the movie “Rush,” directed by Ron Howard.
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Sammy Shore, 92
Actor and standup comedian Sammy Shore spent his nearly seven-decade career doing standup as an opening act for performers such as Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand and Sammy Davis Jr. He co-founded the famous Los Angeles comedy club, the Comedy Store. Shore was the father of actor-comedian Pauly Shore. He died at his home in Las Vegas at 92. <br><br>Shore performs at the Friars Club of California event honoring television comedy writer Buddy Arnold, Nov. 28, 2001, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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I. M. Pei, 102
Architect I. M. Pei, best known for designing the glass pyramid for the Musée du Louvre in Paris, has died. The world-renowned architect's work includes the John F. Kennedy Library in Massachusetts, the Javits Convention Center in New York and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Pei was 102.
Pei poses in front of the Louvre glass pyramid, in the museum's Napoleon Courtyard, prior to its inauguration by French President Francois Mitterrand, March 29, 1989, in Paris.
Tim Conway, 85
Comic actor Tim Conway, best known for his work on "The Carol Burnett Show," fostered a career in television that lasted over 50 years and earned him multiple Emmy awards for performances and writing. More recently, he appeared on shows like "30 Rock and "Glee" and voiced a character on the children's show "SpongeBob SquarePants." The Associated Press reported his death on May 14, 2019 at the age of 85.<br><br>Here he poses for a promotional photo for "The Tim Conway Show," in December 1969.
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Doris Day, 97
Actress and singer Doris Day starred in top films from the 1950s and 1960s, such as "Calamity Jane," "The Pajama Game," "Pillow Talk" and the TV sitcom, "The Doris Day Show." Born Doris von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati, Ohio, she started as a dancer, but turned to singing after a car accident in her teens. While acting, she continued her music and recorded hits such as "Love Somebody" with Buddy Clark. She was a awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1989 and a Hollywood star in 2004. After retiring from acting, Day devoted her time to animal welfare.
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Peggy Lipton, 72
Actress Peggy Lipton rose to fame as Julie Barnes on "The Mod Squad" for which she she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Throughout her 50-year career in television, film, and on stage she played many roles which includes starring in David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" as Norma Jennings. Lipton was married to musician Quincy Jones and together they had two daughters Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones, who also became actresses. Lipton died, May 11, 2019, after a battle with cancer. She was 72.
Peggy Lipton pictured on Aug. 19, 1970.
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Jim Fowler, 89
Naturalist and wildlife expert Jim Fowler hosted the award-winning "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" TV show, along with Marlin Perkins. Fowler regularly appeared on "The Tonight Show," bringing with him all kinds of furry, feathered and scaly critters. He turned down offers to play professional baseball while in college in order to stay focused on zoology -- ultimately becoming an internationally-recognized authority on predatory birds. He made it his personal mission to help inform the public about the animal world and how to protect it. Fowler died on May 8, 2019 at the age of 89.
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Peter Mayhew, 74
Peter Mayhew, best known for his iconic role as the wookie Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died at 74. Mayhew brought the iconic role to life and made Chewbacca a household name as the series grew to cult fame. He even reprised his role in the latest installments to the series before passing the torch to Joonas Suotamo. </br></br>Mayhew is seen here at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in Los Angeles, Sept. 12, 2017.
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John Singleton, 51
Director, screenwriter, and producer John Singleton was best known for his iconic film "Boyz n the Hood." For this film, Singleton became the first African American and at 24 the youngest person to have ever been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director.
Singleton died April 29, 2019, several days after he suffered a stroke. He was 51.
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John Havlicek, 79
The Boston Celtics announced on April 25, 2019, that John Havlicek, who ESPN calls, "one of the greatest players in the history of one of the sport's most decorated franchises," died. He played 16 seasons with the Celtics, winning 8 NBA championships and an NBA Finals MVP, and has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.<br><br>Here, Havlicek poses for a portrait in 1974 at the Boston Garden.
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Jerrie Cobb, 88
Jerrie Cobb became the first woman to pass all the preflight tests for being an astronaut in 1961. Though she pushed for equality in space, none of the 13 women who ultimately passed the arduous test, known as the Mercury 13, got to fly. It wasn't until 1983 that NASA launched the first woman into space, 20 years later than the Russians, but Cobb was an inspiration to many. After leaving NASA, Cobb served as humanitarian aid pilot in the Amazon.
<br><br>Jerrie Cobb with a display of rockets at a national conference where the leading space experts gathered in Tulsa, Okla., May 26, 1961.
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Georgia Engel, 70
Actress Georgia Engel, best known for her role as Georgette Franklin on the "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," had a career in TV and film that spanned decades. She continued to star on several successful television shows including “Everybody Loves Raymond,” from which she received two of her five Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She was 70.
<br><br> Engel in a photograph circa 1993.
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Nipsey Hussle, 33
Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle from South Los Angeles, was gunned down outside his clothing store at the age of 33. Born Ermias Asghedom, Hussle grew up in the L.A. neighborhood of Crenshaw and was involved in street gangs in his early years. Rising to fame in the mid-2000's with a series of mixtapes, he was nominated for a Grammy for his 2018 album, "Victory Lap." Hussle invested in community development where he grew up and was due to meet with police officials to talk about ending gang violence and helping kids the day he died.
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Luke Perry, 52
Actor Luke Perry had a long-running career in television, rising to fame in the 1990s with the hit show "Beverly Hills, 90210," where he played bad boy Dylan McKay, and later finding a second renewal in his career with the role of Fred Andrews on "Riverdale." After being hospitalized for a massive stroke, Perry died at age 52. <br><br>Luke Perry poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour for "Riverdale," Aug. 6, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Keith Flint, 49
English musician Keith Flint garnered fame in the techno world by combining his fiery stage presence with breakbeat, acid house techno. Flint co-founded the electronic dance music group The Prodigy, producing hits like "Firestarter" and "Breathe," which became popular club staples in the late 1990s. Flint was found unresponsive at his home near London on March 4, 2019. He was 49. <br><br>Keith Flint of The Prodigy headlines the Other stage on the last day of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, June 28, 2009, in Glastonbury, England.
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Katherine Helmond, 89
Actress Katherine Helmond, best known for her role as the sassy matriarch Mona on "Who's The Boss?", had a career in TV and film that spanned decades. Helmond earned several nominations for her television roles, as well as a Tony nomination for work in "The Vagina Monolgues." <br><br>Katherine Helmond poses for a promotional portrait as her character Mona Robinson, for "Who's The Boss?"
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Andre Previn, 89
Composer and conductor Andre Previn enjoyed a celebrated career in music, working with symphony orchestras in Pittsburgh, London and Los Angeles to arrange classical works for performances, along with writing music for films. His musical compositions earned him four Academy Awards and numerous Grammys throughout his decades-long career.
Here, Andre Previn conducts a performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, July 1, 1984.
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Peter Tork, 77
Musician Peter Tork was best known as the bass guitarist in the television rock band The Monkees, who produced several hit songs including, "Daydream Believer," "I'm a Believer," and "Last Train to Clarksville." Unlike some of his bandmates, Tork had studied music since childhood and was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist before he landed the role. He died on Feb. 21 at 77.
<br><br>Here, Tork poses for a photo on the set of the television show "The Monkees" in Los Angeles, circa May 1967.
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Don Newcombe, 92
Don Newcombe, pictured in March 1956, was one of the first black players in the major leagues. The hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher went on to win Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards. He died early on Feb. 19 at the age of 92.
Karl Lagerfeld, 85
German born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld became creative director of French fashion house Chanel in 1983. Lagerfeld was the force behind the luxury brand's success, breathing new life into the staid company. A prolific designer, he tirelessly churned out new collections up until his death. He was instantly recognizable with his ponytail, black suits and dark sunglasses. He was believed to have been 85 when he died on Feb. 19.
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel in Paris, March 5, 1984.
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George Mendonsa, 95
According to the Associated Press, former sailor George Mendonsa, credited as being in one of the most iconic pictures of the 20th century, died on Feb. 17 at the age of 95.<br><br>Pictured, George Mendonsa holds a copy of Alfred Eisenstaedt's photo of a sailor kissing a young woman in the middle of a jubilant crowd in Times Square, celebrating the news that Japan had surrendered to the United States, Aug. 14, 1945.
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Albert Finney, 82
Oscar-nominated British actor Albert Finney began his career on stage but rose to stardom through films such as "Tom Jones," "Erin Brockovich" and "Skyfall." He played a variety of characters from Winston Churchill, Scrooge and Daddy Warbucks, to the romantic partners of actresses Audrey Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Liza Minnelli. <br><br>
Albert Finney as "Arthur," his breakout role from the 1960 movie, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning."
John Dingell, 92
Former Rep. John Dingell Jr., the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, died Feb. 7, 2019. Dingell succeeded his father, John Dingell Sr., at age 29, taking office on Dec. 13, 1955, and serving 30 terms in the House of Representatives. He retired Jan. 3, 2015, after a storied career inside the Capitol particularly on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he served two stints as chairman.
Rep. John Dingell in his Rayburn office in Washington, D.C., Feb. 9, 2009.
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Frank Robinson, 83
Frank Robinson, the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win MVP in both leagues, has died at age 83, according to ESPN.
<br><br>Frank Robinson of the Cincinnati Reds poses with his bat before a game. Robinson played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1959-1965.
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Kristoff St. John, 52
Actor Kristoff St. John played the role of Neil Winters on "The Young and the Restless." The role earned him 9 Daytime Emmy Awards during his 28 years on the show. St. John died on Feb. 3 at the age of 52.<br><br> St. John stars on "The Young and the Restless," Feb. 6, 2013.
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James Ingram, 66
Singer James Ingram was a Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song. Ingram died on Jan. 29 at the age of 66.
Ingram performs at a Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, March 7, 2008.
Steve Bell, 83
Television journalist Steve Bell, was the first anchor at ABC's "Good Morning America" and during his career covered the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the war in Vietnam and the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan as a White House correspondent. Bell died on Jan. 25 at the age of 83.<br><br>Steve Bell on the ABC News set, Nov. 9, 1981.
Russell Baker, 93
Writer Russell Baker started his writing career as a reporter, working for the Baltimore Sun and the New York Times, eventually moving to commentary for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He also hosted "Masterpiece Theater" on PBS and wrote 15 books, including his memoir "Growing Up" about his youth during the depression, which won a second Pulitzer for the author. Baker died on Jan. 21 at the age of 93.<br><br> Russell Baker in London office of the Baltimore Sun in 1953.
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John Bogle, 89
John C. Bogle founded the Vanguard Group of investment companies on the idea that most investment managers cannot outperform market averages, creating index funds with low fees, allowing everyday people to invest. Bogle died on Jan. 16 at the age of 89.<br><br>John Bogle poses for photograph in his Melvern, Pa., office on Oct. 18, 2005.
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Carol Channing , 97
Carol Channing, a legendary Broadway actress, earned a Tony award in 1964 for her role in "Hello, Dolly!" and a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. She played Lorelei Lee in the Broadway musical “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” in 1949, making her a star. Channing died on Jan. 15 at the age of 97.<br><br>Carol Channing poses for a photo during a Sotheby's Diamond Portrait Session, March 25, 1988, in Los Angeles.
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Daryl Dragon, 76
Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of the pop duo the Captain and Tennile, accompanied his wife, Toni Tennille, on the keyboards, recording hits such as "Love Will Keep Us Together," which rose to the top of the charts in the 1970s. He got his nickname from the cap he wore while playing backup for the Beach Boys. Dragon died on Jan. 2 at the age of 76.<br><br>Daryl Dragon and his wife Toni Tennille, of the Captain & Tennille, hold the Grammy award they won for record of the year for "Love Will Keep Us Together," Feb. 28, 1976.