In Passing 2014: MovieFanFare Remembers

 Bacall In Beads Actor Robin Williams in a scene fr. the motion picture "Good Morning Vietnam." ROONEY, MICKEY TEMPLE, SHIRLEY

A 20-year-old neophyte actress whose sultry looks and demeanor won her instant acclaim and the heart of her co-star; a comedic whirlwind whose screen performances ranged from the frenetic to the poignant at the drop of a hat; an actor who went to child star to nonagenarian while working with everyone from Will Rogers to Ben Stiller; and the curly-topped moppet who (seemingly) single-handedly got America through the Great Depression. As the year draws to a close, MovieFanFare who like to take a moment to say a final farewell to these Hollywood icons and some of the other talented people–both in front of and behind the cameras–who passed away in 2014:


ATTENBOROUGH, RICHARDActor/director Richard Attenborough (appeared in Jurassic Park and Miracle on 34th Street, directed Gandhi and Chaplin), 90


BIG SLEEP, THEActress Lauren Bacall (To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep), 89


BERGEN, POLLY 2Actress Polly Bergen (Cape Fear, Kisses for My President), 84


CAESAR, SIDActor Sid Caesar (It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and TV’s Your Show of Shows), 91


DAVIS, ANN BActress Ann B. Davis (TV’s Love That Bob and The Brady Bunch), 88

DEE, RUBYActress Ruby Dee (A Raisin in the Sun, Do the Right Thing), 91


GARNER, JAMESActor James Garner (The Great Escape, TV’s Maverick), 86


HR GigerArtist H.R. Giger (the Alien films), 74   CAPOTEActor Philip Seymour Hoffman (Boogie Nights, Capote), 46


HOLDER, GEOFFREYActor/choreographer Geoffrey Holder (Live and Let Die, Annie),


84   HOOKS, JANActress Jan Hooks (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, TV’s Saturday Night Live), 57


HOSKINS, BOBActor Bob Hoskins (Mona Lisa, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), 71


HYER, MARTHAActress Martha Hyer (Sabrina, Some Came Running), 89


JEFFRIES, HERBActor Herb Jeffries (star of The Bronze Buckaroo and other all-black B Westerns), 100


JOHNSON, RUSSELLActor Russell Johnson (This Island Earth and TV’s Gilligan’s Island), 89


KIEL, RICHARDActor Richard Kiel (007 foe Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker), 74


LAEMMLE, CARLAActress Carla Laemmle (said the first lines in 1931’s Dracula), 104   HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFEActress Virna Lisi (How to Murder Your Wife, Queen Margot), 78


Paul Mazursky in 1975.Writer/director Paul Mazursky (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman), 84


MOORE,.JUANITAActress Juanita Moore (Imitation of Life, The Singing Nun), 99


NICHOLS, MIKEDirector Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Working Girl), 83



RAINER, LUISEActress Luise Rainer (won consecutive Best Actress Oscars for The Great Ziegfeld and The Good Earth), 104


GHOSTBUSTERS 3Actor/filmmaker Harold Ramis (directed Caddyshack and Groundhog Dog, appeared in Stripes and Ghostbusters), 69


RESNAIS, ALAINWriter/director Alain Resnais (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Last Year At Marienbad), 91


RIVERS, JOANComedian/actress Joan Rivers (The Swimmer, Spaceballs), 81


ROONEY, MICKEY 2Actor Mickey Rooney (the Andy Hardy film series, Night at the Museum), 93


SARGENT, JOSEPHDirector Joseph Sargent (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, MacArthur), 89


SCHELL, MAXIMILIANActor Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Freshman), 83


SHAW, RUN RUNProducer Run Run Shaw (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Blade Runner), 106


SMITH, DICKMakeup artist Dick Smith (House of Dark Shadows, The Exorcist), 92


STRITCH, ELAINEActress Elaine Stritch (September, TV’s 30 Rock), 89


TAYLOR, MESHACHActor Meshach Taylor (Mannequin, TV’s Designing Women), 67


TEMPLE, SHIRLEY 2Actress Shirley Temple (Heidi, The Little Princess), 85


WALLACH, ELIActor Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven, Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), 98


WHITELAW, BILLIEActress Billie Whitelaw (Frenzy, The Omen), 82


0011774.JPGActor Robin Williams (Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting), 63


ZIMBALIST, EFREMActor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. (Wait Until Dark, TV’s The F.B.I.), 95


Click on their names here to read our full-length tributes to Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, and Robin Williams. Please feel free to share your memories of the above people–or mention someone we may have overlooked–in the comments below.