2011 Celebrity Deaths

Harry Morgan
Harry Morgan
Actor Harry Morgan seen here on August 10, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California, died Wednesday, December 7, 2011. He was 96. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
(AP) Cliff Robertson died Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 of natural causes, one day after his 88th birthday.
Cliff Robertson
(AP) Cliff Robertson died Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 of natural causes, one day after his 88th birthday.
(AP) Cliff Robertson died Saturday Sept. 10, 2011 of natural causes, one day after his 88th birthday.
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Amy Winehouse
Singer Amy Winehouse arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
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(Photo Credit: AP) Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," died Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at the age of 94.
Sherwood Schwartz
(Photo Credit: AP) Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," died Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at the age of 94.
(Photo Credit: AP) Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," died Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at the age of 94.
Betty Ford, former First Lady and wife of President Gerald R. Ford died on Friday, July 8, 2011  in Palm Springs, California. She was 93. (Photo Credit: AP)
Betty Ford
Betty Ford, former First Lady and wife of President Gerald R. Ford died on Friday, July 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. She was 93. (Photo Credit: AP)
Betty Ford, former First Lady and wife of President Gerald R. Ford died on Friday, July 8, 2011 in Palm Springs, California. She was 93. (Photo Credit: AP)
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Peter Falk
Peter Falk, the beloved Columbo star, died at his home in Beverly Hills on June 23. The actor had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to his daughter, Catherine Falk. He was 83. (Photo Credit: AP)
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Ryan Dunn
(Photo Credit: AP) "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn, who along with his cast mates made Americans cringe and snicker through vulgar stunts in their multimillion-dollar TV and movie franchise, was killed Monday June 20th in a fiery car crash. He was 34.
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Clarence Clemons
Clarence Clemons
E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons died Saturday, June 18, 2011 from complications following a stroke. He was 69. (AP)
Assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday, June 3, 2011. He was 83. (AP)
Kevorkian Assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian died Friday, June 3, 2011. He was 83. (AP)
Actor James Arness who played Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke" for years died Friday, June 3, 2011. He was 88. (AP)
James Arness Actor James Arness who played Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in "Gunsmoke" for years died Friday, June 3, 2011. He was 88. (AP)
JACKIE COOPER
JACKIE COOPER
The youngest actor ever nominated for an Oscar died on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Jackie Cooper died at a nursing facility in Santa Monica, Calif. Cooper got the Oscar nod at age 9 for the lead role in "Skippy." Generations later, Cooper was Daily Planet editor Perry White in the four Christopher Reeves "Superman" movies. Cooper was 88. (AP)
Jim Mandich
Jim Mandich
Former Miami Dolphins player and broadcaster Jim Mandich has died at age 62. He died Tuesday April 26, 2011 after battling bile duct cancer. Mandich played tight end for the undefeated 1972 Dolphins and when they repeated as Super Bowl champions in 1973. Mandich was also a college star at Michigan, leading the Wolverines to the 1970 Rose Bowl. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004. He played eight seasons with the Dolphins before ending his career with Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played one season. As an announcer, Mandich won a wide following for his unabashed support for the Dolphins and his signature call "All right, Miami!" (Photo Credit: Tim Chapman/The Miami Herald)
Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
Woody Allen calls Sidney Lumet "the quintessential New York filmmaker." Martin Scorsese says Lumet's death "marks the end of an era." Lumet died Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at his Manhattan home. He was 86. (AP Photo/Wyatt Counts, File)
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Actress Dame Elizabeth Taylor attends the 27th annual Macy's Passport benefit at the Barker Hangar on September 24, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. Taylor died of congestive heart failure on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was 79. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Warren Christopher
Warren Christopher
Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher succumbed to his kidney and bladder cancer and died at his Los Angeles home, Friday March 18th. He was 85. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
JANE RUSSELL
JANE RUSSELL
Jane Russell, the tall, voluptuous brunette who was one of the biggest stars of the 1940s and '50s, has died at age 89. Russell died of respiratory failure at her home in Santa Maria north of Santa Barbara on Feb. 28, 2011. Here she is attending the reception for international stars who are to appear before Her Majesty at the royal film performance at the Empire Theater, Leicester Square, London, November 12, 1954. (AP Photo)
Everybody Loves Raymond Series Wrap Party - Arrivals
Everybody Loves Raymond Series Wrap Party - Arrivals
Even though Len Lesser had worked in movies, TV and plays for years, he knew he'd always be remembered as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld." Lesser died Feb. 16, 2011. He was 88 and had cancer-related pneumonia. Here he is arriving at Everybody Loves Raymond Series Wrap Party at Hanger 8 on April 28, 2005 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
Betty Garrett, the vivacious Broadway star who played Frank Sinatra's sweetheart in two MGM musicals before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist, died in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011.  She was 91. (Photo credit: AP)
Betty Garrett Betty Garrett, the vivacious Broadway star who played Frank Sinatra's sweetheart in two MGM musicals before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist, died in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. She was 91. (Photo credit: AP)
Northern Irish singer and guitarist Gary Moore, a former member of the influential Irish band Thin Lizzy, died Feb. 6, at a hotel in the southern Spanish town of Estepona, where he was vacationing. Moore joined Thin Lizzy in the 1970s and had hits with songs like "The Boys are Back in Town" and "Whiskey in the Jar." He's seen her performing at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival on July 6, 2010 in Montreux. (Photo credit: SEBASTIEN FEVAL/AFP/Getty Images)
Gary Moore Northern Irish singer and guitarist Gary Moore, a former member of the influential Irish band Thin Lizzy, died Feb. 6, at a hotel in the southern Spanish town of Estepona, where he was vacationing. Moore joined Thin Lizzy in the 1970s and had hits with songs like "The Boys are Back in Town" and "Whiskey in the Jar." He's seen her performing at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival on July 6, 2010 in Montreux. (Photo credit: SEBASTIEN FEVAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Don Kirshner
Don Kirshner
FILE - In this June 7, 2007, file photo music publisher Don Kirshner arrives for the 2007 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York. Kirshner, the man Time magazine once dubbed the "Man With the Golden Ear" died of heart failure in a Florida hospital. He was 76. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” and later was sexy private eye in “Honey West” on TV, died at age 80 on January 3, 2011. (credit: AP)
Anne Francis Actress Anne Francis, who was the love interest in the 1950s science-fiction classic “Forbidden Planet” and later was sexy private eye in “Honey West” on TV, died at age 80 on January 3, 2011. (credit: AP)
Fitness guru Jack LaLanne died Jan. 23, 2011, at the age of 96. From the 1950s to the 1970s, LaLanne inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron on his show, which was a television staple. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dan and Jon; and a daughter, Yvonne. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jack LaLanne Fitness guru Jack LaLanne died Jan. 23, 2011, at the age of 96. From the 1950s to the 1970s, LaLanne inspired television viewers to trim down and pump iron on his show, which was a television staple. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Dan and Jon; and a daughter, Yvonne. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Hollywood character actor Paul Picerni (top right), perhaps best-known as Robert Stack’s FBI agent sidekick on television’s “The Untouchables,” died on January 24, 2011 at 88. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Paul Picerni Hollywood character actor Paul Picerni (top right), perhaps best-known as Robert Stack’s FBI agent sidekick on television’s “The Untouchables,” died on January 24, 2011 at 88. (Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and father to former California First Lady Maria Shriver, died in January at the age of 96. Shriver was married to JFK’s sister Eunice. Shriver was a vice presidential nominee in 1972. (credit: AP)
SHRIVER Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and father to former California First Lady Maria Shriver, died in January at the age of 96. Shriver was married to JFK’s sister Eunice. Shriver was a vice presidential nominee in 1972. (credit: AP)
David Nelson was one of Ozzie and Harriet’s two sons in the long-running “Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.” He died in January at the age of 74.
David Nelson David Nelson was one of Ozzie and Harriet’s two sons in the long-running “Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.” He died in January at the age of 74.
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