2020: In Memoriam

Here's to the talented artists, creatives & execs we lost last year.

Farewell to these talented folk we lost in 2020… artists, writers, directors, producers, journalists, crew, execs and more.

Tom Long

Tom Long
Silvio Horta
Buck Henry
Edd Byrnes
Harry Hains
Derek Fowlds
Terry Jones
Jim Lehrer
Robin Parkes
Natasha Stuart

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas
Orson Bean
Robert Conrad
Ron Haddrick
Caroline Flack
Ronne Arnold
Kellye Nakahara
Ja’net DuBois
Kay Stammers
Lee Phillip Bell

Brad Lyons

James Lipton
Bobbie Battista
Max von Sydow
Lyle Waggoner
Saskia Post
Brad Lyons

Tim Brooke-Taylor

George Ogilvie
Honor Blackman
James Drury
James Fisher
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Brian Dennehy
Tom Lester
Shirley Knight
Jerry Bishop
Irrfan Khan

Fred Willard

Sam Lloyd
Frank Crook
Mark Ruse
Jerry Stiller
Arthur Dignam
Maggi Eckardt
Fred Willard
Ken Osmond
Richard Herd
Tom Krause
Jock Blair
Marge Redmond

Margarita Pracatan

Mary Pat Gleason
Ian Holm
Joel Schumacher
Margarita Pracatan

Olivia de Havilland

Carl Reiner
Kelly Preston
Naya Rivera
Grant Imahara
Quentin Fogarty
Ralph Baker
Phyllis Somerville
Ken Shadie
Regis Philbin
John Saxon
Olivia de Havilland
Geoff Duncan

Aidan Laverty

Wilford Brimley
Aidan Laverty
Raymond Allen
Sumner Redstone
Chi Chi DeVayne
Ron Tudor
Chadwick Boseman

Helen Reddy

Geraldine Dillon
Diana Rigg
Judy Malmgren
Dean Jones
Helen Reddy

Steve Russell

Armelia McQueen
Steve Russell
Conchata Ferrell
Paul Murphy
James Randi
Bob Shanks
Bobby Ball

Sean Connery

Sean Connery
Joy Westmore
Gerald Stone
Geoffrey Palmer
Bert Belasco
Jeanne Little
Alex Trebek
Sandy Harbutt
Maureen Plavsic
Betty Bobbitt

Barbara Windsor

Abby Dalton
Hugh Keays-Byrne
David Lander
Cliff Green
Barbara Windsor
Carol Sutton
John le Carré
Chrys Hong
Troy Gordon
Nick McGlashan
Marcus D’Amico
Dawn Wells
David Evans


4 Responses

  1. Loved Jeannie Little. Wonder if she was just beginning today if she would be discovered. No Variety shows today. She was not a journo or comedian but a housewife. Was lucky to meet her in Cairns years ago and she was so fabulous.

  2. I’m not sure who’d know him but sadly an ABC Melbourne staff legend Mervyn Magee passed away on the 28th December 2020. Mervyn was the Production Secretary on Countdown for many years. If you rang the office for information or wanted tickets to see the show being recorded you had to go through Mervyn first and he ran the office with an iron fist LOL. He was also responsible for keeping a track on where in the world Molly was at any given time or what he was up to…no mean feat LOL. He also worked on The Factory with Andrew Daddo and Alex Papps where he also did on air Hollywood Reviews of old movies. He then went on to Production Manage Lift Off and many other educational and kids shows. He’ll be sadly missed.

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