Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 30 Celebrity Deaths of 2009 (Part 5 of 6)

6. Walter Cronkite
There was a time when the news wasn't "official" until you heard it from him at dinner time. I'm old enough to remember the last of the Apollo missions - which will always be recalled via his coverage of them.

7. Dom Deluise
Dependably hilarious funny man, whose presence guaranteed laughs in TV and movies for decades.

8. Brittany Murphy
One of the most entertaining young actresses in Hollywood. She could do comedy and heartbreak as well as any (Check her out in Girl, Interrupted).

9. Ed McMahon
Johnny's (...and sometimes Jerry's) sidekick. A big part of Carson's decade-spanning run on The Tonight Show.

10. Wendy Richard (above)
Played lovable working-class characters in comedy (Are You Being Served?) and drama (Eastenders).

Tomorrow: The Top Five.
New Year's Day: ...And The Rest