April 1, 2010
John Forsythe, the handsome,
smooth-voiced actor who made his
fortune as the scheming oil tycoon in TV's
"Dynasty" and the voice of the leader of
"Charlie's Angels," has died after a
yearlong battle with cancer. He was 92.
Forsythe died late Thursday at his home in
Santa Ynez from complications of
pneumonia, publicist Harlan Boll said Friday.
"He died as he lived his life, with dignity
and grace," daughter Brooke Forsythe said.
April 9, 2010
Meinhardt Raabe, who played the
Munchkin coroner in "The Wizard of Oz"
and proclaimed in the movie that the
Wicked Witch of the East was "really
most sincerely dead," has died.
He was 94.
His caregiver, Cindy Bosnyak, said
Raabe - pronounced RAH'-bee - died
Friday morning at a hospital in Orange
Park, Fla. He was one of the few
surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film.
Bosnyak said he complained of a sore
throat at his retirement community
before collapsing and going into cardiac
arrest. He was taken to Orange Park
Medical Center, where he later died, she
April 10, 2010
"Designing Women" star Dixie Carter,
whose Southern charm and natural
beauty won her a host of television
roles, has died at age 70.
Carter died Saturday morning,
according to publicist Steve Rohr, who
represents Carter and her husband,
actor Hal Holbrook. He declined to
disclose the cause of death or where
she died. Carter lived with Holbrook
in the Los Angeles area.
April 6, 2010
Corin William Redgrave, a towering,
award-winning force on the British stage
but a lesser universally recognized
third-generation scion of the acting
dynasty, was the reddish-haired middle
brother of his more famous sisters,
Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave
who achieved potent Hollywood celebrity
with their work on the American stage,
film and TV. The stage and screen actor,
who died April 6 at the age of 70
Ex-National Theatre director Sir Trevor
Nunn said Redgrave should be
remembered for "many things, including
his political work, idealism and as a great
actor". Redgrave, son of movie star Sir
Michael, built a reputation as a character
actor in the theatre. His films included
Four Weddings And A Funeral.
April 7, 2010
Christopher Cazenove, who died on
April 7 aged 66, began his career
playing dashing Edwardian soldier-
aristocrats – a reflection of his own
upper middle-class background –
and later came to international
attention as Ben Carrington in the
glossy 1980s television soap opera
Cazenove later played Edward
Hargreave in the 1990 film Three
Men and a Little Lady, the sequel to
Three Men and a Baby, and Heath
Ledgers father in A Knights Tale in
April 6, 2010
Eddie Carroll, an actor who for
decades gave voice to Jiminy
Cricket in Disney projects and
impersonated Jack Benny in a
noted one-man stage show,
has died. He was 76.
Carroll died from a brain tumor
at the Motion Picture and
Television Fund Hospital in
Woodland Hills, said his wife,
April 3, 2010
Roland died suddenly on 3rd April
2010, aged 74. Actor and beloved
brother, uncle and friend. Roland was a
fine character player and a great
comedy performer. His career spanned
four decades and included films such
as "Pollyanna", "The last remake of
Beau Geste", and "A Fish Called
Wanda". He looked so 'middle class'
but could play comedy characters who
had a wonderful streak of lunatic
anarchy in them.
April 15, 2010
The veteran TV character actor
Michael Pataki died, which wasn’t
covered much in the press despite his
long career and his presence in just
about every television show ever
made by anyone. Excellent, prolific
and versatile character actor Michael
Pataki had a long, varied and
impressive career in both movies and
TV shows alike that spanned a little
over 50 years.
Among the numerous TV shows
Michael made guest appearances on
are "The Twilight Zone," "Star Trek,"
"Combat!," "Rawhide," "My Favorite
Martian," "Ben Casey," "Batman,"
"Mission: Impossible," "The Flying
Nun," "Baretta," "Happy Days,"
"McCloud," "Barney Miller," "Little
House on the Prairie," "Charlie's
Angels," "T.J. Hooker," "WKRP in
Cincinnati," "Laverne & Shirley," "The
Jeffersons," "The Fall Guy," "Airwolf,"
"St. Elsewhere," and "Star Trek: The
April 24, 2010
Elizabeth Post, an etiquette expert known for writing
books and magazine columns on manners, has died.
She was 89.
Post died Saturday in the southwest Florida city of
Naples, her family said. Post was the
granddaughter-in-law of the country's foremost
etiquette expert, Emily Post. In 1965, five years after
the elder Post died, Elizabeth took the helm of the
Emily Post Institute in Burlington, Vt.
To Elizabeth Post, known by family and friends as
"Libby," good manners meant having a kind attitude
"Libby was very open minded, fair and flexible," said
daughter-in-law Peggy Post on Tuesday. "She was
full of common sense and kindness. Not at all
pretentious and not at all stuffy."