Monday, November 18, 2019

6 Mondays until Christmas!

Between now and Christmas, we're looking at some Top 10 lists, personalized by me.

Today - My top 10 14 celebrity deaths in 2019, in alphabetical order.

Grumpy Cat – age 7
Real name – Tardar Sauce
Actual cat behind internet meme

Tim Conway – age 85
Hysterically funny comedian
Loved him on the Carol Burnett Show

Darryl Dragon – age 76
“Captain” from Captain and Tennille

Valerie Harper – age 80
Actress played Rhoda on the
Mary Tyler Moore Show

David Hedison – age 92
Actor – The Fly
Two James Bond movies
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Lee Iacocca – age 94
President of Ford Motor Company
CEO of Chrysler Corporation

Arte Johnson – age 90
Comedian – Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Peter Mayhew – age 74
Actor who played Chewbacca
in original Star Wars trilogy

Toni Morrison – age 88
Awesome author
Pulitzer Prize for Beloved
Presidential Medal of Freedom

Denise Nickerson – age 62
Actress – played Violet Beauregarde in
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Ric Ocasek – age 75
Lead singer of The Cars
One of my favorite bands from high school

John Paul Stevens – age 99
Associate Justice of the
United States Supreme Court

Peter Tork – age 77
Played bass and keyboards for
The Monkees
Rip Torn – age 88
I loved him in Men in Black!


  1. I haven't heard of many of these people. The ones who were in big movies (James Bond, Willy Wonka etc) yes, Grumpy Cat yes (my Barbarians were fans), but that's about it. I know the Monkees and the Cars, but not the actual players. And that's it. And while I know Rip Torn, I hadn't heard he'd died. So really, I fail quite miserably at this list, lol.

    1. Don't feel bad. I went thru several lists of celebrity deaths in 2019 and anyone within earshot would have heard several muttered "he died? really?"