In Memoriam: July to December 2023

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Lawrence Turman - Talent Agent / Producer / Author (November 28, 1926 – July 1, 2023)
Producer Lawrence Turman in his office, circa 1960s. On July 1, 2023, Turman passed away at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. No cause was given. He was 96 years old.
a man and woman standing next to each other in front of a microphone with music sheets
Randy Fullmer - Animator / Producer / Guitar maker (April 27, 1950 – July 10, 2023)
At a recording session for "Chicken Little", 2005. L to R: Joan Cusack, producer Randy Fullmer. On July 10, 2023, Fullmer passed away from cancer at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 73 years old.
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Daniel Goldberg - Canadian Producer / Screenwriter (January 1, 1949 – July 12, 2023)
Producer Daniel Goldberg at an event for the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Lab in Toronto - May 24, 2011. On July 12, 2023, Goldberg passed away in Los Angeles, CA - no further details were provided. He was 74 years old.
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Jane Birkin - British/French Actress / Singer (December 14, 1946 – July 16, 2023)
"Slogan" movie still, 1969. L to R: Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg. On July 16, 2023, Birkin was found dead at her home in Paris, France. It was later determined the cause of death was cancer. She was 76.
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Tony Bennett - Singer / Painter / Activist / Actor (August 3, 1926 – July 21, 2023)
"The Oscar" movie still, 1966. L to R: Tony Bennett, Jill St. John On July 21, 2023, Bennett passed away after a seven-year battle with Alzheimer's disease in New York, NY. He was 96 years old.
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Lelia Goldoni - Dancer / Actress / Acting coach / Lecturer (October 1, 1936 – July 22, 2023)
"Shadows" movie poster, 1959. Lelia Goldoni as Lelia. On July 22, 2023, Goldoni passed away from complications of Alzheimer's disease at The Actors Fund Home in Englewood, NJ. She was 86 years old.
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Inga Swenson - Actress (December 29, 1932 – July 23, 2023)
"The Miracle Worker" movie still, 1962. L to R: Inga Swenson, Patty Duke. On July 23, 2023, Swenson passed away from natural causes in hospice care in Los Angeles, CA. She was 90 years old.
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Bo Goldman - Screenwriter / Script Doctor (September 10, 1932 – July 25, 2023)
Bo Goldman - winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his work on "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" - accepts his statuette at the 48th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, CA - March 29, 1976. On July 25, 2023, Goldman passed away at his home in Helendale, CA - no other details were released. He was 90 years old.
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Paul Reubens - Comedian / Writer / Actor (August 27, 1952 – July 30, 2023)
On July 30, 2023, Reubens passed away after a six-year battle with cancer in Los Angeles, CA. A statement he wrote was released immediately following his death: "Please accept my apology for not going public with what I've been facing the last six years. I have always felt a huge amount of love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you." He was 70 years old.
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Carl Davis - American born-British Conductor / Film composer (October 28, 1936 – August 3, 2023)
On August 3, 2023, Davis passed away from a brain hemorrhage in Oxford, England. He was 86 years old.
an older man in a tuxedo holding up his oscar statue
Arthur Schmidt - Film Editor (June 17, 1937 – August 5, 2023)
Arthur Schmidt - winner of the Best Film Editing Oscar for his work on "Forrest Gump" - poses for the press backstage at the 67th Annual Academy Awards on Los Angeles, CA - March 27, 1995. On August 5, 2023, Schmidt passed away from an unknown cause at his home in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 86 years old.
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William Friedkin - Documentarian / Director / Producer (August 29, 1935 – August 7, 2023)
"The French Connection" promo still, 1971. Pictured: Director William Friedkin. On August 7, 2023, Friedkin passed away from heart failure and pneumonia at his home in Los Angeles, CA. He was 87 years old.
two men standing next to each other in front of a poster for the last walk
Robbie Robertson - Canadian musician / Producer / Film composer (July 5, 1943 – August 9, 2023)
Director Martin Scorsese and Robbie Robertson of The Band at a New York City screening of the concert movie "The Last Waltz" - April 10, 2002. On August 9, 2023, Robertson passed away from prostate cancer in Los Angeles, CA. He was 80 years old.
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Robert Swan - Singer / Actor / Voice Actor / Theater Founder (October 20, 1944 – August 9, 2023)
"Hoosiers" DVD screen capture, 1986. L to R: Robert Swan, Chelcie Ross. On August 9, 2023, Swan passed away from liver cancer at his home in Rolling Prairie, IN. He was 78 years old.
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Bob Barker - Radio/TV Host / Animal Activist / Actor / Author (December 12, 1923 – Aug
"Happy Gilmore" movie still, 1996. L to R: Bob Barker, co-writer/co-star Adam Sandler. On August 26, 2023, Barker passed away from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Los Angeles, CA. He was 99 years old.
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Jamie Christopher - British assistant director / Film producer (July 1, 1971 – August 29, 2023)
On the set of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", 2017. L to R: Writer/director Rian Johnson, assistant director/producer Jamie Christopher. On August 29, 2023, Christopher passed away from heart complications in Los Angeles, CA. He was 52 years old.
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Robert Klane - Filmmaker / Author / Screenwriter (October 17, 1941 – August 29, 2023)
"Weekend At Bernie's II" promo still, 1993. L to R: Director Robert Klane, Terry Kiser. On August 29, 2023, Klane passed away from kidney failure in Woodland Hills, CA. He was 81 years old.
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Gayle Hunnicutt - Actress / Author (February 6, 1943 – August 31, 2023)
"Eye of the Cat" movie still, 1969. Gayle Hunnicutt as Kassia Lancaster. On August 31, 2023, Hunnicutt passed away from an unspecified illness in London, England. She was 80 years old.
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David McCallum - Scottish Actor / Musician (September 19, 1933 – September 25, 2023)
"The Great Escape" movie still, 1963. David McCallum as Ashley-Pitt (Dispersal). On September 25, 2023, McCallum passed away from natural causes in New York, NY. He was 90 years old.
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Michael Gambon - Irish-English Actor (October 19, 1940 – September 27, 2023)
"Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince" promo still, 2009. Michael Gambon as Albus Dumbledore. On September 27, 2023, Gambon passed away from pneumonia at his home in Witham, Essex, England. He was 82 years old.
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Dick Butkus - Football Player / Actor / Football commentator (December 9, 1942 – October 5, 2023)
On October 5, 2023, Butkus passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Malibu, CA. He was 80 years old.
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Burt Young - Actor / Painter (April 30, 1940 – October 8, 2023)
"Rocky" promo still, 1976. Burt Young as Paulie Pennino. On October 8, 2023, Young passed away in Los Angeles, CA. His death was announced on October 18th by his family and no other information was shared. He was 83 years old.
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Mark Goddard - Actor / Talent Agent (July 24, 1936 – October 10, 2023)
"Lost In Space" CBS-TV promotional still, 1965. Mark Goddard as Major Don West. On October 10, 2023, Goddard passed away from pulmonary fibrosis in Hingham, MA. He was 87 years old.
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Lara Parker - Actress / Author (October 27, 1938 – October 12, 2023)
"Dark Shadows" ABC-TV promotional still - October 14, 1969. Lara Parker as Angelique Bouchard. On October 12, 2023, Parker passed away in her sleep at her home in Los Angeles, CA. She was 84 years old.
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Piper Laurie - Actress (January 22, 1932 – October 14, 2023)
Left: "The Hustler" movie still, 1961. Piper Laurie as Sarah Packard. Center: "Carrie" movie still, 1976. Top to bottom: Piper Laurie, Sissy Spacek. Right: "Twin Peaks" ABC-TV promotional still, 1990. Piper Laurie as Catherine Martell. On October 14, 2023, Laurie passed away from natural causes in Los Angeles, CA. She was 91 years old.
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Joanna Merlin - Actress / Teacher / Casting director (July 15, 1931 – October 15, 2023)
"Fame" movie still, 1980. Joanna Merlin as Ms. Berg - Dance. On October 15, 2023, the Instagram page of the New York University Tisch Graduate Acting Program announced Merlin's death. No cause of death was released. She was 92 years old.
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Suzanne Somers - Model / Actress / Spokesperson / Author (October 16, 1946 – October 15, 2023)
"Three's Company" ABC-TV promotional still, 1977. Suzanne Somers as Chrissy Snow. On October 15, 2023, Somers passed away from breast cancer in Palm Springs, CA. She was 76 years old.
"Shaft" promo still, 1971. Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. On October 24, 2023, Roundtree passed away from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, CA. He was 81 years old. Black Power, Vintage, Retro, Richard Roundtree, Richard, Black Hollywood, Hollywood, Favorite Movies
Richard Roundtree - Model / Actor (July 9, 1942 – October 24, 2023)
"Shaft" promo still, 1971. Richard Roundtree as John Shaft. On October 24, 2023, Roundtree passed away from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, CA. He was 81 years old.
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Richard Moll - Actor / Voice Actor (January 13, 1943 – October 26, 2023)
"Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn" DVD screen capture, 1983. Richard Moll as Hurok. On October 26, 2023, Moll passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Big Bear Lake, CA. He was 80 years old.
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Matthew Perry - Actor / Author (August 19, 1969 – October 28, 2023)
"Fools Rush In" movie still, 1997. Matthew Perry as Alex Whitman. On October 28, 2023, Perry was found unresponsive in his hot tub in Los Angeles, CA and was later pronounced dead due to drug abuse. He was 54 years old.
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Robert Butler - Film / TV Director (November 16, 1927 – November 3, 2023)
Director Robert Butler prepares to film a scene on the set of "Turbulence", 1997. On November 3, 2023, Butler passed away from undisclosed causes in Los Angeles, CA. He was 95 years old.
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Marina Cicogna - Italian film producer / Socialite (May 29, 1934 – November 4, 2023)
On November 4, 2023, Cicogna passed away from cancer in Rome, Italy. She was 89 years old.
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John Bailey - Cinematographer / Director (August 10, 1942 – November 10, 2023)
"China Moon" promo still, 1994. Pictured: Director John Bailey. On November 10, 2023, Bailey passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles, CA. He was 81 years old.
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Suzanne Shepherd - Actress / Theater director (October 31, 1934 – November 17, 2023)
"A Dirty Shame" German lobby card, 2004. L to R: Suzanne Shepherd, Chris Isaak, Tracey Ullman. On November 17, 2023, Shepherd passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney failure at her home in New York, NY. She was 89 years old.
"Lethal Weapon 2" lobby card, 1989. Joss Ackland as Arjen Rudd. On November 19, 2023, Ackland's family released a brief statement announcing his passing on this date. No other details were provided. He was 95 years old. Rudd, Bruce Lee, British Actors, Poster, Present Day, On This Date
Joss Ackland - British Actor (February 29, 1928 – November 19, 2023)
"Lethal Weapon 2" lobby card, 1989. Joss Ackland as Arjen Rudd. On November 19, 2023, Ackland's family released a brief statement announcing his passing on this date. No other details were provided. He was 95 years old.
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Elliot Silverstein - TV / Film Director (August 3, 1927 – November 24, 2023)
On the set of "Cat Ballou", 1965. L to R: Director Elliot Silverstein, Jane Fonda. On November 24, 2023, Silverstein's family released a statement with the announcement of his passing on this date. No other information was provided. He was 96 years old.
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Victor J. Kemper - Cinematographer (April 14, 1927 – November 27, 2023)
Cinematographer Victor J. Kemper prepares for a shot on the set of the Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Eddie", 1996. On November 27, 2023, Kemper passed away from natural causes in Sherman Oaks, CA. He was 96 years old.
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Frances Sternhagen - Actress (January 13, 1930 – November 27, 2023)
On November 27, 2023, Sternhagen passed away from undisclosed causes at her home in New Rochelle, NY. She was 95 years old.
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Norman Lear - Writer / Producer / Director / Show Creator (July 27, 1922 – December 5, 2023)
Pictured: Norman Lear, circa 1979. On December 5, 2023, Lear passed away at his home in Los Angeles, CA and no further details were provided. He was 101 years old.
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Marisa Pavan - Italian Actress (June 19, 1932 – December 6, 2023)
"The Midnight Story" promo still, 1957. Marisa Pavan as Anna Malatesta. On December 6, 2023, Pavan passed away in her sleep at her home in Gassin, France from undisclosed causes. She was 91 years old.
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Ryan O'Neal - Actor (April 20, 1941 – December 8, 2023)
Pictured: Ryan O'Neal, circa 2012. On December 8, 2023, O'Neal passed away from congestive heart failure in Santa Monica, CA. He was 82 years old.
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Shirley Anne Field - Model / British Actress (June 27, 1936 – December 10, 2023)
"Alfie" movie still, 1966. L to R: Shirley Anne Field, Michael Caine. On December 10, 2023, Field's family released a statement announcing her passing, surrounded by family and friends. No other details were provided. She was 87 years old.
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Andre Braugher - Actor / Voice Actor (July 1, 1962 – December 11, 2023)
Pictured: Andre Braugher, circa 2018. On December 11, 2023, Braugher's longtime publicist confirmed he had passed away and provided no further details. It was revealed shortly thereafter the actor had passed away from lung cancer. He was 61 years old.
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Kenpachiro Satsuma - Japanese Actor / Stuntman (May 27, 1947 – December 16, 2023)
Stuntman Kenpachiro Satsuma takes a break on the set of "Godzilla vs. Mothra", 1992. On December 16, 2023, Satsuma passed away from interstitial pneumonia in an undisclosed location in Japan. He was 76 years old.
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Mike Nussbaum - Actor / Director (December 29, 1923 – December 23, 2023)
On December 23, 2023, Nussbaum passed away from natural causes at his home in Chicago, IL. At the time of his passing, he was the oldest working actor in the entertainment industry. He was 99 years old - six days short of 100.
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Richard Romanus - Actor / Writer (February 8, 1943 – December 26, 2023)
"Mean Streets" movie still, 1973. L to R: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Richard Romanus. On December 26, 2023, Romanus passed away from undisclosed causes at his home on the Greek island of Skiathos. He was 80 years old.
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Tom Smothers - Musician / Comedian / Writer / Actor (February 2, 1937 – December 26, 2023)
"Speed Zone" movie still, 1989. L to R: Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers. On December 26, 2023, Smothers passed away from stage two lung cancer at his home in Santa Rosa, CA. He was 86 years old.
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Tom Wilkinson - British Actor (February 5, 1948 – December 30, 2023)
On December 30, 2023, Wilkinson passed away suddenly at his home in London, England. No other information was provided. He was 75 years old.
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Cindy Morgan - Chicago radio DJ / Actress / Producer (September 29, 1954 – c. December, 2023)
"Tron" promo still, 1982. Cindy Morgan as Lora/Yori. On December 30, 2023, Morgan was found dead of natural causes at her home in Lake Worth Beach, FL and had passed away at an undetermined time earlier. She was 69 years old.
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Shecky Greene - Comedian / Actor (April 8, 1926 – December 31, 2023)
On December 31, 2023, Greene passed away from natural causes at his home in Las Vegas, NV. He was 97 years old.