Whether we watched them on the big screen or let them into our lives through our TVs, the world seems darker knowing we've had to say goodbye to a favorite star—even though we can continue enjoying their work indefinitely, letting their legacies live on forever.Here's a fond look back at some of the screen talents we've lost this year.He acted in 136 episodes alongside Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Smith left the show in 1963 after five seasons when doctors discovered a blood clot in his brain.Four years later, he married actress Ann-Margret and went on to become her manager. The character is considered to be the first professional Latina woman working on TV, and Verdugo earned two Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination. in the 1945 Universal horror films on Mars in 1964.The bodyguard and best friend of skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek, he rose to fame on the reality series that followed the pair during their day-to-day lives from 2006 until 2008.
He was credited in , died of respiratory failure on Feb. A graduate of USC Law School, Wapner served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in the South Pacific.
playing Mary Richards, an independent single woman who becomes a broadcaster.
Moore won six Emmy Awards and was nominated for an Oscar in 1980 for playing the estranged mother of Timothy Hutton's character in 1980's Don Rickles, the popular insult comic who rose to fame through decades of memorable TV and film appearances, died April 6 at his home in Los Angeles after succumbing to kidney failure at the age of 90.
Known for his abrasive style of comedy, Rickles had a career that spanned six decades.
A regular at celebrity roasts and an honorary member of the Rat Pack, he would often take jabs at audience members with two signature phrases: "dummy" and "hockey puck." He was a frequent guest on segment "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories." The first, about musician Rick James, became a cultural sensation and spawned more than a few catchphrases. Sam Rockwell portrayed him in a 2002 film adaptation that was written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by George Clooney.
Wapner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009, and on his 90th birthday, he returned to . In addition to reports that police found him inside his car in Des Moines, Wash., where he had reportedly shot himself. He later joined the military, and in a news release announcing Mantenuto's death, Col. Hale starred as Street, assistant to Raymond Burr's titular lawyer, during nine seasons of the series from 1957 to 1966 and in 30 television movies.