This is the final entry in our tribute to those artists, entertainers, and pop culture figures who passed away in 2016. Let’s all hope the 2017 list is much, much shorter.
Veteran CBS News journalist Morley Safer (“60 Minutes”)
Actress Theresa Saldana (“Raging Bull”, “The Commish”)
DC comic book letterist Gaspar Saladino
Actor Joe Santos (“The Rockford Files”)
Prolific character actor William Schallert
Horror star Angus Scrimm (the “Phantasm” series)
Comedian/actor Garry Shandling
Grand Ole Opry star Jean Shepherd
Actress Madeleine Sherwood (“The Flying Nun”)
Actor/singer/conductor Frank Sinatra Jr.
MMA fighter Kimbo Slice
Actor James Stacy (“Lancer”)
Singer Kay Starr (“Wheel of Fortune”)
Music & film producer Robert Stigwood
Actor/host Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains”, “Thicke of the Night”)
Television producer/executive Grant Tinker
Futurist writer Alvin Toffler (“Future Shock”)
Mexican actress Lupita Tovar (1931’s Spanish language “Dracula”)
Child actor Jerry Tucker of Our Gang
British character actor Peter Vaughn (“Game of Thrones”)
Actor Robert Vaughn (“The Man from UNCLE”, “The Magnificent Seven”)
Southern rocker Jimmie Van Zandt
Singer Bobby Vee (“Rubber Ball”, “Take Good Care of My Baby”)
Actor Abe Vigoda (“The Godfather”, “Barney Miller”, “Fish”)
Voice actress Janet Waldo (Judy of “The Jetsons”)
Author Bill Warren (the seminal “Keep Watching the Skies”)
Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire
The fabulous Gene Wilder
Charlton Comic artist George Wildman (“Popeye”)
Actor Van Williams (“The Green Hornet”)
Actor Douglas Wilmer (“The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”, “The Vampire Lovers”, British TV’s “Sherlock Holmes”)
Musician Bernie Worrell (Parliament-Funkadelic, Talking Heads)
Porn star/heavy metal icon Tera Wray
Singer Glenn Yarbrough (“Baby, the Rain Must Fall”)
CAR & DRIVER editor/screenwriter Brock Yates (“The Cannonball Run”)
Actor Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”)
Actor Alan Young (“The Time Machine”, TV’s “Mr. Ed”, voice of Scrooge McDuck)
TV Horror Host Zacherley
Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmund
Cajun music legend Buckwheat Zydeco
May The Force be with them all.
5 Replies to “2016 IN MEMORIAM (S through Z)”
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May I add in Sir Terry Wogan and Paul Daniels for contributions to British entertainment? Certainly two major TV personalities of my childhood.
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I also forgot to mention Ronnie Corbett.
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And Victoria Wood… just too many to keep track 😦