My brief encounter with Carroll Spinney, the actor who played Big Bird, came at a time I needed it the most.
Category: Fade to Black
Some actors we forget about after retirement; others work until their last day. We remember them upon their passing in this obituary category.
In Memory of Leonard Nimoy
Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's original Spock, helped me connect with my father, my emotions, and my hometown.
Pete Postlethwaite Passes
Actor Pete Postlethwaite died January 2, 2011, at the age of 64 from cancer. You may not know the name, but you'll know his face.
Surely You Can't Be Dead, Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen, comedic star of Police Squad, Naked Gun, and Airplane!, died Sunday at the age of 84.
The Legacy of Jive-Speaking Barbara Billingsley
Barbara Billingsley, known for her roles on Leave It to Beaver, Airplane!, and Muppet Babies, has passed away at the age of 94.
Farewell to Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper
In one weekend, Gary Coleman died at 42 from brain hemorrhaging, and Dennis Hopper died at 74 from prostate cancer.
Peter Graves: Avowing Knowledge of His Actions
Actor Peter Graves, known for his roles in Mission: Impossible, Airplane!, and sci-fi films spoofed by MST3K, died from a heart attack March 14 at age 83.
Andrew Koenig's Preventable Passing
Actor and humanitarian Andrew Koenig, son of Walter Koenig (Star Trek), was the victim of depression and suicide. Help exists to prevent other mistakes.