My brief encounter with Carroll Spinney, the actor who played Big Bird, came at a time I needed it the most.
Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's original Spock, helped me connect with my father, my emotions, and my hometown.
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.
Leslie Nielsen, comedic star of Police Squad, Naked Gun, and Airplane!, died Sunday at the age of 84.
In one weekend, Gary Coleman died at 42 from brain hemorrhaging, and Dennis Hopper died at 74 from prostate cancer.
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.
Frances Reid, 95, the last original cast member of "Days of Our Lives" and who portrayed the soap opera's matriarch, Alice Horton, passed away last week.
Art Clokey, creator of the 'Gumby' and 'Davey and Goliath' clay characters and their stop-motion animated cartoons, has passed away.