Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 30 Famous Deaths of 2009 (Part 3 of 6)

16. Blossom Dearie
Sublime swing singer. She was so much more than the Schoolhouse Rock songs for which she will likely be remembered.

17. Lou Albano
Quintessential heel wrestling manager.

18. Fred Travalena
Solid comic with integrity. Always good for a chuckle in the days when impressionists were still welcome on talk shows.

19. Gordon Waller (above, right)
The other half of Peter and Gordon - performers of many a British Invasion classic; a few of which weren't written by Paul McCartney.

20. Karl Malden
Accomplished actor (A Streetcar Named Desire, On The Waterfront) and American Express pitchman.