David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Chicago blues great dies 96

David "Honeyboy" Edwards (June 28, 1915 – August 29, 2011) was a Delta blues guitarist and singer from the American South.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards Cause of Death
On August 29, 2011, Honeyboy Edwards died peacefully at his home of congestive heart failure at around 3 a.m.

David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Gamblin' Man

Dan Peek, a founder of soft-rock band America, dies 60

America (band) - Best new Artist

Dan Peek on Left

Dan Peek (November 1, 1950 – July 24, 2011) was a member of the rock band, America, from 1970 to 1977, together with Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. He contributed lead and backing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, and harmonica to their recordings during his tenure in the band. As a member of America, Peek contributed with four Top 100 singles: "Don't Cross The River" (#35), his most successful single "Lonely People" hit (#5), "Woman Tonight" (#44), and "Today's the Day" (#23). "Lonely People" and "Today's the Day" also hit number 1 on the Billboard AC charts. Although he did not write them, "Ventura Highway", "Sister Golden Hair", "Tin Man (song)", and "A Horse with No Name" are also collaborations of Peek's.

Dan Peek Cause of Death
Dan Peek died of undisclosed causes on July 24, 2011
Dan Peek was 60 years old at the time of his death

CBN American folk rock band America Dan Peek

Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood Star and Elvis Songwriter, Died 88

Dolores Fuller (born Dolores Eble; March 10, 1923 – May 9, 2011) was an American actress and songwriter best known as the one-time girlfriend of the low-budget film director Edward D. Wood, Jr. She played the protagonist's girlfriend in Glen or Glenda, co-starred in Wood's Jail Bait, and had a minor role in Bride of the Monster. Later, Elvis Presley recorded a number of her songs written for his films.

Ed Wood (1994 film)
Fuller was portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker in Tim Burton's 1994 Wood biopic Ed Wood.

Dolores Fuller Cause of Death
Dolores Fuller died at her Las Vegas home after a long illness.
Dolores Fuller was 88 years old at the time of her death.

Jail Bait Preview

Dana Wynter, Actress from 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' Dies 79

Kevin McCarthy, 'Body Snatchers', Prolific Actor, Dies 96 (September 11, 2010)

Dana Wynter (born Dagmar Winter; June 8, 1931 – May 5, 2011) was a German-born British actress, who was brought up in England and Southern Africa. She appeared in film and television for more than forty years beginning in the 1950s, most notably in the original version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Dana Wynter Cause of Death
Dana Wynter died on 5 May 2011 from congestive heart failure at the Ojai Valley Community Hospital's Continuing Care Center; she was 79 years old. She had suffered from heart disease in later years, and was transferred from the hospital's intensive care unit earlier in the day. Her son Mark said she was not expected to survive, and "she stepped off the bus very peacefully", 33 days short of her 80th birthday.

Danny Kaye: ON THE DOUBLE  (with Dana Wynter)

Kevin McCarthy, 'Body Snatchers', Prolific Actor, Dies 96 (September 11, 2010)

Country Singer Doc Williams Dies 96

Doc Williams (June 26, 1914 – January 31, 2011) was an influential American country music band leader and vocalist.

Death of Doc Williams
Doc Williams died on January 31, 2011 in Wheeling, West Virginia, aged 96

 Doc Williams. Abdul Abulbul Amir

David Nelson, last of 'Ozzie and Harriet's' dies 74

1501 Vine Street

David Oswald Nelson (October 24, 1936 – January 11, 2011) was an American actor, director, producer, and son of bandleader/TV actor Ozzie Nelson and singer Harriet Hilliard and the older brother of late singer Ricky Nelson.

David and Ricky Nelson, along with their parents, appeared on the long-running sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in the 1950s and 1960s. During the run of the series, Nelson directed several episodes. After the series' end, Nelson continued acting, directing and producing. Nelson's last film appearance was in Cry-Baby (1990).

Death of David Nelson
David Nelson died on January 11, 2011 in Century City, California of complications from colon cancer.

Ozzie and Harriet - An Evening With Hamlet (1/2)

Part 2/2

Don Van Vliet, Captain Beefheart, dies 69

Don Van Vliet (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician and visual artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians he called The Magic Band, active between 1965 and 1982, with whom he recorded 12 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with free jazz, avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians.

Death of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart)
Captain Beefheart died of complications from multiple sclerosis
Captain Beefheart was 69 years old at the time of his death

Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I do 

Don Meredith, "Monday Night Football", former Dallas Cowboy, dies 72

Joseph Don "Dandy Don" Meredith (April 10, 1938 – December 5, 2010) was an American football quarterback, sports commentator and actor. He played nine full seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.

Death of Don Meredith
Don Meredith died on December 5, 2010, at the age of 72 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.

Denise Borino-Quinn, Soprano Actress, dies 46

Denise Borino-Quinn (January 6, 1964 – October 27, 2010) was a television actress who had a recurring role as Ginny Sacramoni, the overweight wife of New York mob boss Johnny Sack in the television series The Sopranos.

She was born in Roseland, New Jersey. She attended the same high school West Essex High School, the same school at Sopranos creator David Chase although nearly 30 years apart.

With no acting experience she attended the casting call in Harrison, New Jersey in 2000 because to support a friend because she said that thought it would be fun to watch the crowds. She was picked from 14,000 actresses. She had been a legal assistant in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Death of Denise Borino-Quinn
Denise Borino-Quinn married Chris Quinn, Jr., in 2005. He died in March 2010.
Denise Borino-Quinn died seven months later from liver cancer.
She was 46 years old at the time of her death.

Dennis Hopper, 'Easy Rider' actor, director, movie legend, dies 74

Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 - May 29, 2010) was an American actor, filmmaker and artist. Hopper became interested in acting and eventually became a student of the Actors Studio. He made his first television appearance in 1955, and appeared in two films featuring James Dean, Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956). Over the next ten years, Hopper appeared frequently on television in guest roles, and by the end of the 1960s had played supporting roles in several films. He directed and starred in Easy Rider (1969), winning an award at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer of the film's script.

Death of Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper died at his home in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Venice at 8:15 a.m. surrounded by family and friends, from complications of prostate cancer

Related past blog posts on Dennis Hopper (

Mean Magazine Presents: The Art of Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper's Filmography continues next page

Dennis Hopper Filmography


    * Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    * I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
    * Giant (1956)
    * Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
    * The Story of Mankind (1957)
    * Sayonara (1957) (voice only)
    * From Hell to Texas (1958)
    * The Young Land (1959)
    * Key Witness (1960)
    * Night Tide (1961)
    * Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of (1964)
    * The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
    * Queen of Blood (1966)
    * The Trip (1967)
    * Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    * The Glory Stompers (1968)
    * Hang 'Em High (1968)
    * Panic in the City (1968)
    * Easy Rider (1969) (Director)
    * True Grit (1969)
    * The Festival Game (1970) (documentary)
    * The American Dreamer (1971) (documentary)
    * The Last Movie (1971) (Director)
    * The Other Side of the Wind (1972) (unfinished)
    * Crush Proof (1972)
    * Kid Blue (1973)
    * Tracks (1976)
    * Mad Dog Morgan (1976)
    * The American Friend (1977)
    * The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1977)
    * Flesh Color (1978)
    * Last In, First Out (1978)
    * Apocalypse Now (1979)
    * Bloodbath (1979)
    * Out of the Blue (1980) (Director)
    * Reborn (1981)
    * King of the Mountain (1981)
    * Neil Young: Human Highway (1982)
    * Rumble Fish (1983)
    * The Osterman Weekend (1983)
    * White Star (1983)
    * The Dynamite Coffin Stunt (1983)
    * Jungle Warriors (1984)
    * The Inside Man (1984)
    * My Science Project (1985)
    * Riders of the Storm (1986)
    * The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
    * River's Edge (1986)
    * Blue Velvet (1986)
    * Hoosiers (1986)
    * Running Out of Luck (1987)
    * Black Widow (1987)
    * Straight to Hell (1987)
    * O.C. and Stiggs (1987)
    * The Pick-up Artist (1987)
    * Blood Red (1989)
    * Chattahoochee (1989)
    * Flashback (1990)
    * Hollywood Mavericks (1990) (documentary)
    * Catchfire (1990) (Director)
    * Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990) (documentary)
    * Motion & Emotion (1990) (documentary)
    * Sunset Heat (1991)
    * Paris Trout (1991)
    * Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) (documentary)
    * Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991) (documentary)
    * The Indian Runner (1991)
    * Eye of the Storm (1991)
    * SnowwhiteRosered (1991) (documentary)
    * Red Rock West (1992)
    * The Revenge of the Dead Indians (1993)
    * Boiling Point (1993)
    * Super Mario Bros. (1993)
    * True Romance (1993)
    * Chasers (1994)
    * Speed (1994)
    * Search and Destroy (1995)
    * Waterworld (1995)
    * Cannes Man (1996)
    * Carried Away (1996)
    * Space Truckers (1996)
    * Basquiat (1996)
    * The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (1996)
    * Top of the World (1997)
    * The Good Life (1997)
    * The Blackout (1997)
    * Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997) (documentary)
    * Road Ends (1997)
    * Black Dahlia (1998) (video game)
    * Michael Angel (1998)
    * Meet the Deedles (1998)
    * Robert Rauschenberg: Inventive Genius (1999) (documentary) (narrator)
    * The Prophet's Game (1999)
    * Lured Innocence (1999)
    * The Source (1999) (documentary)
    * EDtv (1999)
    * Straight Shooter (1999)
    * Jesus' Son (1999)
    * The Venice Project (1999)
    * Bad City Blues (1999)
    * The Spreading Ground (2000)
    * Jason and the Argonauts (2000)
    * Luck of the Draw (2000)
    * Welcome to Hollywood (2000)
    * Held for Ransom (2000)
    * Ticker (2001)
    * Choke (2001)
    * Knockaround Guys (2001)
    * Jazz Seen: The Life and Times of William Claxton (2001) (documentary)
    * L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
    * 1 Giant Leap (2002) (documentary)
    * I Don't Know Jack (2002) (documentary)
    * Unspeakable (2002)
    * Leo (2002)
    * Venice: Lost and Found (2002) (documentary)
    * The Piano Player (2002)
    * Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003) (documentary)
    * A Decade Under the Influence (2003) (documentary)
    * Dennis Hopper: Create (or Die) (2003) (documentary)
    * The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
    * Legacy (2004)
    * The Keeper (2004)
    * Out of Season (2004)
    * Tell Them Who You Are (2004) (documentary)
    * Inside Deep Throat (2005) (documentary) (narrator)
    * House of 9 (2005)
    * Hoboken Hollow (2005)
    * Americano (2005)
    * Going Through Splat: The Life and Work of Stewart Stern (2005) (documentary)
    * Champion (2005) (documentary)
    * The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
    * Land of the Dead (2005)
    * Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005) (documentary)
    * Tainted Love (2006)
    * The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose (2006) (documentary)
    * Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006) (documentary) (narrator)
    * 10th & Wolf (2006)
    * Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006) (documentary)
    * 3055 Jean Leon (2006) (documentary)
    * Memory (2006)
    * By the Ways: A Journey with William Eggleston (2007) (documentary)
    * Hell Ride (2008)
    * Sleepwalking (2008)
    * Bananaz (2008) (documentary)
    * Elegy (2008)
    * Générations 68 (2008) (documentary)
    * Swing Vote (2008)
    * Chelsea on the Rocks (2008) (documentary)
    * Palermo Shooting (2008)
    * Ferlinghetti: A City Light (2008) (documentary)
    * An American Carol (2008)
    * Shooting Palermo (2008) (documentary)
    * The Brothers Warner (2008) (documentary)
    * No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008) (documentary)
    * Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero (2008) (documentary)
    * The Last Film Festival (2009)
    * Forever (2009)
    * Deadly Creatures (2009) (video game)
    * Alpha and Omega (2010)

Short Subjects:

    * The Thirteen Most Beautiful Boys (1964)
    * Screen Test#1 (1965)
    * Screen Test#2 (1965)
    * Screen Test#3 (1966)
    * Screen Test#4 (1966)
    * Luke (1967)
    * A Hero of Our Time (1985)
    * New Scenes from America (2003)

Dixie Carter, 'Designing Women', dies 70

Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010)  was an American actress, having appeared in films, television and on stage. She was best-known for her long-running role in the sitcom Designing Women (1986-1993). She had been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives in 2007.

Death of Dixie Carter
Dixie Carter died on April 10, 2010. No cause was immediately disclosed. Carter is survived by Hal Holbrook, her husband of nearly 26 years, and two daughters from a previous marriage.

In 2006-07 Carter found renewed fame with a new generation of fans as the very disturbed and disturbing Gloria Hodge on Desperate Housewives, earning an Emmy nomination for her work on the series. Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry started out in Hollywood as Carter's assistant on the set of Designing Women.

Knack (My Sharona) lead singer Doug Fieger dies of cancer 57

Doug Fieger (August 20, 1952 - February 14, 2010) was an American singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer for The Knack, and co-wrote the 1979 hit "My Sharona", with lead guitarist, Berton Averre.

Before forming The Knack, Doug Fieger played bass and sang lead in the group Sky, which was founded by producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic, Blind Faith) when Fieger was still in high school. Sky recorded two albums for RCA Records, produced by Miller with Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin).

Fieger played bass guitar in the German progressive rock band Triumvirat for a short period in 1974.

In addition to performing, Fieger also produced the Rubber City Rebels debut album for Capitol Records and another album for LA-based club staples Mystery Pop. He and Rebels drummer Brandon Matheson had been bandmates in The Sunset Bombers and had one album released on Ariola Records, before Fieger formed The Knack.

Fieger underwent brain surgery in August 2006 to have two tumors removed, and has since had chemotherapy to treat lung cancer. He is the younger brother of attorney Geoffrey Fieger.

Death of Doug Fieger
Doug Fieger died of cancer.  He was 57 years old at the time of his death

The Knack (lead singer Doug Fieger) - My Sharona

'60 Minutes' creator Don Hewitt dies 86

Donald Shepard Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television news producer and executive, best known for creating 60 Minutes, the CBS television news magazine in 1968, which at the time of his death, was the longest-running prime-time broadcast on American television. Under Hewitt's leadership, 60 Minutes was the only news program ever rated the nation's top-ranked television program, an achievement it accomplished five times.

Death of Don Hewitt
In March 2009, Hewitt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer from which he died on August 19, 2009, at his home in Bridgehampton, New York. He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Marilyn Berger, and four children

David Carradine, Kung Fu, Kill Bill, Accidental Death 72

David Carradine (born John Arthur Carradine, December 8, 1936 - June 3, 2009) was an American actor, best known for his work in Kung Fu and more recently in Kill Bill.

Carradine was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Ardanelle Abigail (née McCool) and noted American actor John Carradine

Carradine was known for his roles as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu (as well as the sequels in the 1980s and 1990s), as well as 'Big' Bill Shelly in Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha (1972), folksinger Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory (1976), Abel Rosenberg in Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg (1977), and as Bill in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2 (2003, 2004, respectively).

Death of David Carradine
On June 4, 2009, Carradine was found dead in his room at the Park Nai Lert Hotel in Junfan Mulay, Bangkok, Thailand. The initial police investigation indicated that Carradine had hanged himself using a cord of the type which is used with curtains. Circumstances suggested that the death was an autoerotic asphyxiation.

David Carradine Filmography continues next page

David Carradine Filmography

1964TaggartCal Dodge
1967Johnny BelindaLocky
The Violent OnesLucas Barnes
1969Heaven with a GunCoke Beck
Young Billy YoungJesse Boone
1972Boxcar Bertha'Big' Bill Shelly
1972-1975Kung FuKwai Chang Caine
1973The Long GoodbyeDave aka Socrates - Marlowe's Cellmate
Mean StreetsDrunk
1975Death Race 2000Frankenstein
1976CannonballCoy 'Cannonball' Buckman
Bound for GloryWoody Guthrie
1977The Serpent's EggAbel Rosenberg
Thunder and LightningHarley Thomas
1978DeathsportKaz Oshay
Circle of IronThe Blind Man/Monkeyman/Death/Changsha
Gray Lady DownCapt. Gates
1979Mr. HornTom Horn
1980The Long RidersCole Younger
1982QDetective Shepard
Trick Or TreatsRichard
1983Lone Wolf McQuadeRawley Wilkes
1984The Warrior and the SorceressKain
AirwolfDr. Robert Winchester
1985North and SouthJustin LaMotte
1986Kung Fu: The MovieKwai Chang Caine
1988Tropical SnowOskar
1990Sundown: The Vampire in RetreatJozek Mardulak/Count Dracula
Bird on a WireSorenson
1991Karate CopDad
Martial LawDalton Rhodes
The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the DrawCaine
1992Evil ToonsGideon Fisk
Roadside ProphetsOthello
Waxwork II: Lost in TimeThe Beggar
1993-1997Kung Fu: The Legend ContinuesKwai Chang Caine
1997Last Stand at Saber RiverDuane Kidston
1998Children of the Corn V: Fields of TerrorLuke Enright
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan IslandChief Wulisso
American ReelJames Lee Springer
2000Down 'n DirtyGil Garner
2001Queen Of SwordsThe Serpent
2002Balto II: Wolf QuestNava the Wolf Shaman
The OutsiderHaines
King of the HillJunichiro Hill
2003Kill Bill: Vol. IBill
2004Kill Bill: Vol. IIBill
Hair HighMr. Snerz
Dead & BreakfastMr. Wise
Max Havoc: Curse of the DragonGrand Master
2005Danny PhantomClockwork
2006MediumJessica's Brother
Saints RowWilliam Sharp
2007Homo ErectusMookoo
Epic MovieThe Curator
Fall Down DeadWade
CamilleCowboy Bob
How to Rob a BankNick
Big StanThe Master
2008ChathamCaptain Zeb
Richard IIIBuckingham
Hell RideThe Deuce
Son of the DragonBird
Last HourDetective Mike Stone
Death RaceFrankenstein
My SuicideVargas
2009Absolute EvilRaf McCane
Crank: High VoltagePoon Dong

Stage legend La Rue dies at 81

Danny La Rue, OBE (July 26, 1927 - May 31, 2009) was an Irish-born British entertainer known for his singing and drag impersonations.

He was made an OBE in the 2002 Queen's Birthday Honours List. Other accolades included Royal Variety Performance appearances in 1969, 1972 and 1978, Variety Club of Great Britain Showbiz Personality of the Year (1969), Theatre Personality of the Year (1970), Entertainer of the Decade (1979) and the Brinsworth Award from the EABF for his outstanding contribution to the entertainment profession and the community.

Death of Danny La Rue
La Rue suffered a mild stroke in January 2006 and all of his planned performances were cancelled. He had several subsequent strokes. He died at his home shortly before midnight on 31 May 2009 after suffering from prostate cancer. His friend Annie Galbraith was with him at their home in Kent at the time of death 

Personal life
La Rue would often perform parts of his show in men's clothes, and was often seen out of costume on television. In later life, he was more candid about his private life, including his homosexuality. La Rue lived for many years with his partner and manager, Jack Hanson, until Hanson's death in Australia in 1985, following a stroke.

Danny La Rue

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