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Those We Lost In 2019

Those We Lost In 2019

We lost so many this year. Over 200 person’s of note. These are the ones who shocked, us and we will definitely feel their loss in some way.

Jerry Herman

The Tony Award-winning Broadway composer, died Dec. 27. He was 88. His musicals Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles both earned him Tony Awards for best musical. He was nominated a total of five times. This prolific composer lyricist left us with Milk and HoneyHello, Dolly!MameDear World, Mack and MabelThe Grand TouLa Cage aux Folles and Jerry’s Girls to remember him 

Sue Lyon 

Best known as the star of Stanley Kubrick’s screen adaptation of Lolita, the actress died in Los Angeles on Dec. 26. She was 73. 

Lee Mendelson

The Emmy-winning producer behind more than 50 animated Charlie Brown television specials died on Christmas at age 86.

Allee Willis

The songwriter, best known for writing hits for acts like Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown and Patti LaBelle, has died at 72. She passed on Dec. 24 after suffering cardiac arrest in L.A.

Danny Aiello 

The Oscar-nominated actor, best known for movies including Do the Right Thing and Moonstruck, died on Dec. 12 at 86 years old.

René Auberjonois

The actor known for his roles in Star Trek: Deep Space NineBoston Legal and more died at 79.

Caroll Spinney

The original puppeteer behind Sesame Street‘s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch died at 85.

Ron Leibman

Known for his role as Rachel Green’s father, Dr. Leonard Green, on Friends, Leibman died on Dec. 6 at 82.

Valerie Taylor-Barnes

Valerie Taylor-Barnes, was a celebrated ballerina of the Royal Ballet and champion of young artists and wife of critic Clive Barnes.

Ann Crumb

Ms. Crumb starred as Rose Vibert in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Aspects of Love, first in London’s West End and subsequently on Broadway.

Valerie Harper

Best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern in the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The Emmy winner got her start in theatre making her Broadway debut at the age of 20 in the ensemble of Take Me Along. That same year she appeared in the film adaptation of Li’l Abner.

photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Hal Prince

Prince started out as a producer, bringing The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Fiddler on the Roof, to name a few. to the stage As a director Prince forged a partnership with Stephen Sondheim, breaking ground with Cabaret, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd,” Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Merrily We Roll Along, Bounce, also known as Road ShowPrince of Broadway and many more. For his remarkable achievement, he won a staggering 21 Tony Awards. including two special Tonys — one in 1972 when Fiddler became Broadway’s longest running musical then, and another in 1974 for a revival of Candide. He also was a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor.

Robert Walker Jr.

The Star Trek actor had died at 79.

Laurel Griggs

The Broadway star died on Nov. 5 at the age of 13, according to her Dignity Memorial page.
                                  Her family told The Post that she died in New York City after suffering a “massive asthma attack,” according to Page Six. The teenager was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, her grandfather, David B. Rivlin, told the outlet. Doctors were unable to revive her.
                                  Griggs made her Broadway debut at age 6 as Polly in Rob Ashford’s musical production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2013, opposite Scarlett Johansson, according to her IMDb page.
                                  She is best known for her role as Ivanka in the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE. She performed the role for 17 months between 2013 and 2015.
Laurel Griggs/Instagram

The Broadway star died on Nov. 5 at the age of 13.

John Witherspoon

The actor and comedian died at 77.

Stephen Moore

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy star died at 81.

Robert Forster

The actor, known for his roles in films like Mulholland Drive and Medium Cool, died at age 78.

Karen Pendleton

One of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club House died on Oct. 6 from a heart attack. She was 73.
                                  Pendleton, who was just 8 years old when she joined the popular series, died in Fresno, Disney historian Lorraine Santoli shared. The star was one of the youngest members ever to join the cast, and remained a regular for the entire show’s run on ABC from 1955-1959 — a feat which only nine children accomplished, including Annette Funicello.
                                  Pendelton is survived by her daughter and two grandsons.

One of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club House died on Oct. 6 from a heart attack. She was 73.

Diahann Carroll

The legendary actress died of cancer on Oct. 4 in L.A., her daughter, Susan Kay, confirmed to PEOPLE. She was 84.
                                  Born Carol Diahann Johnson to subway motorman John and nurse Mabel Johnson in the Bronx, New York, Carroll grew up in Harlem, where her family moved when she was an infant. Carroll started her career at 15, modeling for Essence magazine, but her heart was in performing: “I always knew I had to do something that was in front of an audience,” Carroll told PEOPLE in 2008.
                                  Throughout her life, Carroll’s professional career in acting flourished in groundbreaking fashion. In 1962, she won the best actress Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical No Strings — a first for a black woman, and then in 1968, she became the first black star to play a role other than that of a domestic worker on her own TV series, Julia.
                                  Carroll told PEOPLE she found the pioneer label to be a complicated but tremendous blessing, particularly with regard to Julia. “The attention and responsibility were so stressful,” the actress-singer said in 2008. “But I’m enormously proud of that show.”
                                  Carroll was married four times. First to Monte Kay from 1956–62, during which they had a daughter, Suzanne, a journalist and screenwriter. After a failed engagement to TV presenter David Frost, she married Las Vegas boutique owner Freddé Glusman in 1971 but filed for divorce several weeks later. In 1975 she married Jet magazine editor Robert DeLeon, who died in a car accident in March 1977. Ten years later, Carroll married singer Vic Damone. They divorced in 1996.
                                  After decades in the spotlight, Carroll will long be remembered for her tremendous and trailblazing talent.
                                  The AP first reported news of her death.

The legendary actress died of cancer on Oct. 4 at 84. She won the best actress Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway musical No Strings — a first for a black woman, and then in 1968, she became the first black star to play a role other than that of a domestic worker on her own TV series, Julia.

Rob Garrison

The actor, who starred as one of the Cobra Kai members in the hit 1984 film The Karate Kid, has died at 59.

David Koch

The billionaire industrialist and philanthropist died on Aug. 23 at 79.

Mitch Petrus

The former NFL player, who won the Super Bowl in 2011 with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32.

Denise Nickerson

The actress, was best known for playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in 1971’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Cameron Boyce

The star of the Disney Channel franchise Descendants and the television series Jessie died. He was 20.

Martin Charnin

The Tony award-winning creator of the hit musical Annie died at 84.

Rip Torn

The legendary actor, known for his roles in Men in Black and Hercules, died at 88.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Anderson Cooper confirmed the death of his mother — the heriess, socialite and fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt — on CNN. 

Sylvia Miles

The Midnight Cowboy and Farewell, My Lovely actress died in Manhattan in an ambulance while en route to the hospital. 

Carmine Caridi

Caridi, best known for his role as Carmine Rosato in The Godfather: Part II, died at age 85.

Tim Conway

Best known for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, Conway died at the age of 85.

Doris Day

With box-office and record-chart hits in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, Doris was an icon to many.

Everett Raymond Kinstler

Lamb Everett Ray Kinstler has passed away. Everett was a member of The Lambs, The Players and the National Arts Club, where he had his studio. He painted 5 U.S. Presidents and has over 100 works in the National Portrait Gallery in Washing D.C.

Peggy Lipton

Lipton, was best known for her roles on The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks

Max Azria

Azria, founder of the iconic American fashion brand BCBGMAXAZRIA.

John Singleton

Singleton, the first African-American man to be nominated for a Best Directing Oscar.

John Havlicek

The eight-time NBA champion and Basketball Hall of Famer died on April 79.

Larry ‘Flash’ Jenkins

Jenkins, best known for his roles in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Fletch.

Ken Kercheval

Kercheval, was best known for his longtime role as Texas businessman Cliff Barnes on the CBS soap opera Dallas.

Mya-Lecia Naylor

The British child star, best known for her roles on BBC network shows Absolutely Fabulous and Millie Inbetween. She was 16. 

Bibi Andersson

Andersson, the famed Swedish actress and muse to Ingmar Bergman.

David Winter

The Original A-Rab, director, choreographer, producerDavid Winters produced and directed over 80 feature films and over 200 television shows and TV movies. He is nothing short of an icon in the entertainment industry.

Georgia Engel

The Mary Tyler Moore Show star died on April 12. Widely recognized for her high-pitched and sweet-sounding voice, began her decades-long acting career with a role in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in 1969.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9786975c) Luke Perry, a cast member in the CW series “Riverdale,” poses for a portrait during the 2018 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, in Beverly Hills, Calif 2018 Summer TCA – ‘Riverdale’ Portrait Session, Beverly Hills, USA – 06 Aug 2018

Luke Perry

Perry, who starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, was best known for playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210.

Katherine Helmond

Helmond, is well known playing Judith Light’s mother Mona Robinson in ABC’s Who’s The Boss? and Jessica Tate on Soap. On Broadway she stared in The House Of Blue Leaves.

Beverley Owen

Owen, best known for playing the original Marilyn Munster on season 1 of The Munsters.

Stanley Donen

Donen, was the director of Singin’ in the Rain and one of the last architects of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Brody Stevens

Comedian and Hangover actor.

Clark James Gable

Clark Gable’s grandson, Clark James Gable, was found dead on Feb. 22. He was 30.
                                  The actor, who was also known as Clark Gable III, was found unresponsive, according to his sister Kayley Gable on Facebook. His death was also confirmed to Variety. The outlet reported he died at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
                                  Gable was the host of the reality TV series Cheaters, which exposes infidelity within relationships. He was filming a crime drama titled Sunset Dawn shortly before his death, according to Variety.
                                  His father is John Gable II, the son of actress Kay Williams and the Hollywood icon who is best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the 1939 epic drama Gone with the Wind.

Clark Gable’s grandson. Gable was the host of the reality TV series Cheaters.

Peter Tork

Peter Tork, the blues and folk musician who shot to stardom in 1966 as a member of the Monkees.

Karl Lagerfeld

The creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous line Karl Lagerfeld.

Lee Radziwill

The younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and former princess.

Carmen Argenziano

Argenziano, best known for his roles in Stargate SG-1 and The Godfather: Part II.

Jan-Michael Vincent

The Airwolf actor was 74.

Albert Finney

The famed British actor known for his roles in Erin Brockovich, AnnieBigFishSkyfall and the Bourne franchise was a five-time Oscar nominee. Finney began his career as a stage actor, studying alongside Alan Bates and Peter O’Toole at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first Oscar nomination came from playing the title role in Tom Jones. He is also known for his roles in Murder on the Orient ExpressThe Dresser and Under the Volcano. 

Julie Adams

Iconic horror movie actress, who starred as Kay Lawrence in Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Louisa Moritz

Moritz, an actress famous for her role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

James Ingram

Ingram, was a Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter.

Kaye Ballard

Ballard, who starred in the 1960s sitcom The Mothers-In-Law, was also known for her role in the musical Carnival.

Steve ‘Bean’ Levy

The actor, famous for his role in Ray Donovan

Carol Channing

Channing, was the star of Golden Age musicals Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Hello, Dolly!.

Daryl Dragon

Daryl “Captain” Dragon — half of the legendary 1970s pop duo Captain & Tennille. He was also a member of The Beach Boys.



Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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