By Harris M. Lentz

The leisure international misplaced numerous mythical stars and a bunch of alternative women and men in 2005. Notables who died comprise this night convey host Johnny Carson, Dallas matriarch Barbara Bel Geddes, Little Rascals Tommy “Butch” Bond and Gordon “Porky” Lee, megastar Trek stalwart James “Scotty” Doohan, and John Paul II (who acted on level and wrote numerous performs earlier than turning into pope). The obituaries of those and different performers and filmmakers, musicians and manufacturers, dancers and composers, writers and others linked to the appearing arts who died in 2005 are available during this accomplished reference paintings. every one access offers the date, position and reason behind loss of life, in addition to a short recap of the person’s occupation and citations from significant newspaper and periodical tales reporting the demise. Filmographies are given for movie and tv performers, and plenty of pictures are incorporated. Volumes during this annual sequence can be found relationship again to 1994. A subscription plan is out there for destiny matters.

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6, 2005, A1; People, Apr. 18, 2005, 105; Time, Apr. 18, 2005, 146; Times (of London), Apr. 7, 2005, 57. BENEDICT, HOWARD Space reporter Howard Benedict died at his home in Cocoa, Florida, on April 25, 2005. He was 77. Benedict was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on April 23, 1928. He worked for the Associated Press wire service, where he became the senior aerospace writer during his 37 years there. He covered numerous space missions from Alan Shepard’s 1961 Mercury flight, until his retirement in 1990.

He released an album, Plectrist, in 1956. He also played with the NBC staff orchestra during the 1950s. He continued to perform and taught at the Billy Bauer Guitar School in New York until shortly before his death. An autobiography, Sideman, was published in 1997. • Los Angeles Times, June 25, 2005, B19; New York Times, June 23, 2005, C20. Billy Bauer 24 BAY, FRANCIS Belgian band leader Francis Bay died in Bonheiden, Belgium, on April 25, 2005. He was 90. He was born Frans Bayetz in Rijkevorsel, Belgium, in 1914.

Berntzen was born in Norway on June 4, 1918. He appeared in numerous theatrical productions and many Shakespearean plays during his career. He was also featured in several films including Marenco (1964), Song of Norway (1970), and Vilde, the Wild One (1986). BETTIS, PAUL Canadian actor Paul Bettis died of lung cancer in Toronto, Canada, on August 4, 2005. He was 65. Bettis was born in England in 1940 and came to Canada in 1970. He began his career on stage in the 1970s as artistic director of the Theatre Second Floor.

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