July 28: James Shigeta, actor best known for his role in "Die Hard"
July 25: Bel Kaufman, author best known for "Up the Down Staircase"
July 19: Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson's character's youngest daughter in "The Patriot." She and Gibson are pictured here at the movie's 2000 premiere.
July 19: James Garner, TV actor in classic "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" series.
July 17: Elaine Stritch, actress and singer best known for her work on Broadway
July 16: Johnny Winter, Grammy award winning blue guitarist, singer and producer
July 14: Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
July 13: Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning South African author and anti-apartheid activist
July 13: Lorin Maazel, renowned conductor
July 13: Charlie Haden, Grammy-winning jazz bassist
July 11: Tommy Ramone, punk rock icon and last surviving founder of The Ramones
July 11: Rosemary Murphy, Emmy Award-winning actress famous for "To Kill a Mockingbird"
July 10: Ford Model founder Eileen Ford. Ford and her husband, Jerry, helped modernize the modeling industry when they began their now-iconic business in in New York in 1946.
July 7: Dick Jones, actor who gave voice to Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animation movie
July 7: Eduard Shevardnadze, former Georgia president. Around the world, he was hailed as the man who helped end the Cold War. At home, he was the man whose resignation as president of Georgia was greeted by cheers and fireworks.
July 6: "Harry Potter" actor David Legeno. The British actor played werewolf villain Fenrir Greyback.
July 2: Louis Zamperini, a World War II veteran and POW and a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track and field team. Universal Pictures is making a film adaptation of "Unbroken," Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling chronicle about Zamperini's life.
July 1: Paul Mazursky, a five-time Oscar nominee who directed and wrote such films as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice," "An Unmarried Woman" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills"
June 28: Meshach Taylor, actor best known for his role on "Designing Women"
June 27: Soul singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Bobby Womack
June 24: Eli Wallach, character actor best known for his supporting roles in the Western classics "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"
June 22: Foreign policy expert and Stanford University fellow Fouad Ajami
June 22: Gerry Conlon, member of the Guildford Four who were falsely convicted by the British courts in a 1974 bombing and eventually freed in 1989
June 19: Gerry Goffin, a hit songwriter and former husband of Carole King, died at age 75.
June 16: Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres Hall of Famer who was selected to play in the All-Star Game 15 times and won eight batting titles over his 20-year career
June 15: Casey Kasem, host of music countdown shows "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40." Kasem was also the voice of Shaggy in the cartoon "Scooby Doo."
June 13: Chuck Noll, NFL Hall of Fame member and coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers during that team's multiple Super Bowl wins.
June 13: Richard Rockefeller, son of philanthropist David Rockefeller and great-grandson of Standard Oil founder and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller.
June 11: Ruby Dee, Oscar-nominated actress ("American Gangster") and civil rights activist
June 2: Ann B. Davis, actress, "The Brady Bunch"
May 31: Lewis Katz, co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com, as well as former owner of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and the NHL's New Jersey Devils
May 28: Maya Angelou, renowned poet, novelist and civil rights activist
May 17: Miss Beazley, former first pet. The 9-year-old Scottish terrier belonged to President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush.
May 3: Jim Oberstar, former representative of Minnesota's 8th District from 1974 to 2011
April 30: Bob Hoskins, Golden Globe-winning British actor who appeared in films like "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Hook"
April 28: John "Dr. Jack" Ramsay, left, Hall of Fame former NBA coach and TV analyst
April 20: Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a middleweight boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder in the 1960s and spent 19 years in prison. He was profiled in the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the 1999 film "The Hurricane" starring Denzel Washington.
April 8: The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling’s biggest superstars, died at age 54.
April 7: Peaches Geldof, model, TV personality and daughter of Irish musician and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof
April 6: Mickey Rooney, legendary actor who had more than 200 film credits and was awarded two honorary Oscars
April 5: John Pinette, comedian
March 30: Kate O'Mara, British actress best known for her role in the 1980s soap opera "Dynasty"
March 27: James Schlesinger, former CIA director, defense secretary (under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford) and the nation's first energy secretary (under President Jimmy Carter)
March 25: Ralph Wilson, longtime Buffalo Bills owner and co-founder of the American Football League
March 23: Dave Brockie, Gwar lead singer
March 23: James Rebhorn, actor ("Independence Day," "Scent of a Woman," "Seinfeld")
March 20: Fred Phelps, American pastor who headed the Westboro Baptist Church
March 17: L'Wren Scott, fashion designer
March 15: David Brenner, comedian, guest on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show"
March 10: Author Joe McGinniss, who wrote "Fatal Vision" and other books, died at age 71 after battling prostate cancer for two years.
March 9: William Guarnere, World War II veteran popularized by the "Band of Brothers" miniseries. He was 90.
March 9: Sheila MacRae, actress ("The Honeymooners," "The Jackie Gleason Show," "I Love Lucy," "Murder She Wrote")
March 9: William Clay Ford Sr., director emeritus of Ford Motor Company, owner of the Detroit Lions and last surviving grandson of Henry Ford
Feb. 26: Tim Wilson, comedian and musician
Feb 26: Legendary Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia
Feb. 24: Harold Ramis, actor, writer and director ("Ghostbusters," "Groundhog Day," "Caddyshack")
Feb. 22: Maria von Trapp, last of the Trapp Family Singers featured in the play and film "The Sound of Music"
Feb. 21: Garrick Utley, former broadcast news reporter and anchor who served NBC News as a foreign correspondent for decades before reporting for ABC and CNN
Feb. 18: Bob Casale (L), guitarist for the band Devo
Feb. 13: Ralph Waite, actor from "The Waltons" and other shows
Feb. 12: Sid Caesar, pioneering TV comedian
Feb. 11: Actress Shirley Temple Black, who rose to fame as arguably the most popular child star in Hollywood history. Temple Black also enjoyed a long career as a diplomat.
Feb. 6: Ralph Kiner, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and longtime New York Mets broadcaster
Feb. 3: Joan Mondale, wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale
Feb. 2: Philip Seymour Hoffman, actor best known for his Oscar-winning role in "Capote"
Jan. 31: Maximilian Schell, actor best known for his Oscar-winning role in 1961's "Judgment at Nuremberg"
Jan. 31: Anna Gordy Gaye, ex-wife of singer Marvin Gaye and inspiration for songs including "Pride and Joy" and "You're a Wonderful One." She was also the sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, who she is pictured with here.
Jan 28: Pete Seeger, folk singer
Jan. 16: Russell Johnson, better known as "The Professor" on the hit TV series "Gilligan's Island"
Jan. 11: Ariel Sharon, who served as a military and political leader in Israel for half a century.
Jan. 10: Larry Speakes, President Ronald Reagan's press secretary
Jan. 5: Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, soccer legend from Portugal
Jan. 3: Phil Everly, half of musical duo the Everly Brothers
Jan. 3: Alicia Rhett, actress best known as India Wilkes in "Gone With the Wind"