Obituaries In The Performing Arts, 2005: Film, Television, by Harris M. Lentz

By Harris M. Lentz

The leisure international misplaced a number of mythical stars and a number of alternative women and men in 2005. Notables who died contain this night express host Johnny Carson, Dallas matriarch Barbara Bel Geddes, Little Rascals Tommy “Butch” Bond and Gordon “Porky” Lee, celebrity Trek stalwart James “Scotty” Doohan, and John Paul II (who acted on level and wrote numerous performs prior to turning into pope). The obituaries of those and different performers and filmmakers, musicians and manufacturers, dancers and composers, writers and others linked to the appearing arts who died in 2005 are available during this complete reference paintings. every one access presents the date, position and reason behind loss of life, besides a quick recap of the person’s profession and citations from significant newspaper and periodical tales reporting the demise. Filmographies are given for movie and tv performers, and plenty of pictures are incorporated. Volumes during this annual sequence can be found relationship again to 1994. A subscription plan is out there for destiny concerns.

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Bei’s film credits include Vienna Waltzes (1951), Helle Dienstmann (1952), Adventures in Vienna (1952), April 1, 2000 (1952), The Story of Vickie (1954), Sissi (1955), Congress Dances (1956), The House of the Three Girls (1958), Embezzled Heaven (1958), Forever My Love (1962), Born to Sing (1962), Miracle of the White Stallions (1963), The Waltz King (1963), and Emil and the Detectives (1964). BEL GEDDES, BARBARA Veteran actress Barbara Bel Geddes, who was best known for her role as Ewing matriarch Miss Ellie in the popular television series Dallas, died of lung cancer at her home in Northeast Harbor, Maine, on August 8, 2005.

G. Reeder, Strange Report, Ryan International, Hadleigh, Paul Temple, The Troubleshooters, Doctor Who, Porridge, Survivors, 1990, Return of the Saint, Blakes 7, The Professionals, Boon, Bergerac, Hunter, Alleyn Mysteries, Cadfael, Murder Most Horrid, Heartbeat, Jonathan Creek, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World, New Tricks, and Rosemary & Thyne. • Times (of London), May 6, 2005, 70 BENOIT, JACQUES Canadian assistant director Jacques Benoit died of lung cancer in Canada in April of 2005.

He subsequently worked freelance in films and television, serving as a production sound assistant on the 1981 fantasy Dragonslayer. He was a boom operator for the 1983 science fiction classic Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi. He also worked as a sound mixer on Alex Cox’s 1987 film Walker. • Times (of London), May 28, 2005, 70. BATTEN, TOM Stage and screen actor Tom Batten died on June 6, 2005. He was 77. Batten was born on October 29, 1927. Batten appeared in several films from the late 1930s including The Star Maker (1939) and Rationing (1941).

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