We pay tribute to the stars who took their fi­nal cur­tain calls in 2018.

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JON PAUL STEUER:

Amer­i­can child ac­tor and mu­si­cian who played Klin­gon Alexan­der Rozhenko in Star Trek be­fore go­ing on to fea­ture in the sit­com Grace Un­der Fire. Died Jan­uary 1, aged 33.

JERRY VAN DYKE:

The younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, this Amer­i­can ac­tor was best known for the long-run­ning 90s se­ries Coach. Died Jan­uary 5, aged 86.

DON­NELLY RHODES:

Cana­dian ac­tor who played hap­less es­caped con­vict Dutch Leit­ner on Soap and Bat­tlestar Galac­tica’s Doc­tor Cot­tle. Died Jan­uary 8, aged 80.

JES­SICA FALKHOLT:

Aus­tralian ac­tress (be­low) who died af­ter a Box­ing Day car crash, which killed her par­ents and younger sis­ter. Best known for play­ing Raffy Mor­gan’s cousin Hope in Home And Away, she also starred in the movie Har­mony and ap­peared posthu­mously in The Bite Club and Mys­tery Road. Died Jan­uary 17, aged 28.

SI­MON SHEL­TON BARNES:

Bri­tish ac­tor who played Tinky Winky (the pur­ple one) in the 90s chil­dren’s se­ries Tele­tub­bies. Died Jan­uary 17, aged 52.

PETER WYNGARDE:

Bri­tish ac­tor (left) who found fame in the 60s es­pi­onage se­ries Depart­ment S and as the ti­tle char­ac­ter in its spin-off, Ja­son King. Wyngarde was in a long-term re­la­tion­ship with ac­tor Alan Bates, but kept it se­cret while he por­trayed the ul­ti­mate ladies’ man to the pub­lic. Died Jan­uary 15, aged 90.

DOROTHY MALONE:

Os­car-win­ning Amer­i­can ac­tress best known for play­ing Con­stance Macken­zie in the 1960s drama Pey­ton Place. Died Jan­uary 19, aged 93.

JOEL TAY­LOR:

Amer­i­can weather ex­pert who starred in the Discovery se­ries Storm Chasers. Died Jan­uary 23, aged 38.

HOWARD LEW LEWIS:

English co­me­dian and ac­tor who ap­peared in Black­ad­der, Maid Mar­ian And Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes. Died Jan­uary 20, aged 76.

CONNIE SAWYER:

Known as the Clown Princess of Com­edy, this Amer­i­can was the old­est work­ing ac­tress in Hol­ly­wood. Known for the movies Dumb And Dum­ber and When Harry Met Sally, she was last seen in Ray Dono­van. Died Jan­uary 21, aged 105.

MARK SALLING:

Amer­i­can ac­tor who starred as Noah Puck­er­man in the tele­vi­sion se­ries Glee. At the time of his death, he was await­ing sen­tenc­ing

af­ter plead­ing guilty to pos­sess­ing child pornog­ra­phy. Died Jan­uary 30, aged 35.

AM­BER MCWIL­LIAMS:

New Zealand ac­tress best known for play­ing Vicky Den­ning in the 1990 tele­vi­sion drama The New Ad­ven­tures Of Black Beauty. Died Jan­uary 30, aged 42.

JOHN MAHONEY:

Black­pool-born ac­tor who be­came a house­hold name play­ing Martin Crane in the hit US sit­com Frasier. On hear­ing of his death, Kelsey Gram­mar, who played his on-screen son, tweeted: “He was my fa­ther. I loved him.” Mahoney was also a voice ac­tor (Antz, The Simp­sons) and, af­ter Frasier, went on to ap­pear in many se­ries in­clud­ing In Treat­ment, Burn No­tice and Hot In Cleve­land. Died Fe­bru­ary 4, aged 77.

MICKEY JONES:

Amer­i­can ac­tor best known for play­ing con­struc­tion worker Pete on the long-run­ning sit­com Home Im­prove­ment. Died Fe­bru­ary 7, aged 76.

DAVID OG­DEN STIERS:

His role as the snob­bish Ma­jor Charles Emer­son Winch­ester III (back right, above) in M*A*S*H made this Amer­i­can ac­tor a star in­ter­na­tion­ally. He went on to voice sev­eral char­ac­ters in an­i­mated movies in­clud­ing Beauty And The Beast, Poc­a­hon­tas and Lilo & Stitch. Died March 3, aged 81.

EMMA CHAM­BERS:

English comedic ac­tress who was best known for play­ing ditzy Alice Tin­ker in The Vicar Of Di­b­ley and the younger sis­ter of Hugh Grant’s char­ac­ter in the movie Not­ting Hill. Dawn French, who starred in The Vicar Of Di­b­ley along­side Cham­bers for 13 years, paid tribute to a “very bright spark and the most loyal and lov­ing friend any­one could wish for”. Died Fe­bru­ary 21, aged 53.

REG E CATHEY:

Amer­i­can char­ac­ter ac­tor who won an Emmy for his por­trayal of Fred Hayes, the owner of a bar­be­cue joint in House Of Cards. Died Fe­bru­ary 9, aged 59.

JOHN GAVIN:

Amer­i­can ac­tor who starred as Julius Cae­sar in the 60s clas­sic Spar­ta­cus, fol­lowed by the role of Sam Loomis, lover of Janet Leigh’s char­ac­ter Mar­ion Crane, in Psy­cho. He gave up act­ing in 1981 when he was ap­pointed the Amer­i­can Am­bas­sador to Mex­ico. Died Fe­bru­ary 9, aged 86.

SO­NIA GRA­HAM:

Bri­tish ac­tress best known as the cat-ob­sessed Mrs Bond in All Crea­tures Great And Small. Died Fe­bru­ary 18, aged 88.

NANETTE FABRAY:

Triple Emmy-award win­ning Amer­i­can ac­tress (right) who played Grandma Kather­ine Ro­mano in the sit­com One Day At A Time and Mary’s mother on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Died Fe­bru­ary 22, aged 97.

JAMES LEO COLBY:

Amer­i­can stage and screen ac­tor, most re­cently seen as Sergeant Ray Dwyer in Chicago PD and Burleson in Em­pire. Died Fe­bru­ary 23, aged 56.

COLIN CAMP­BELL:

A role as a bored hus­band who be­lat­edly re­alises his biker friend is gay in 1964 film The Leather Boys, earned this English ac­tor recog­ni­tion. He also played David Ash­ton in the 70s TV drama A Fam­ily At War. Died March 1, aged 81.

DUSHON MONIQUE BROWN:

Amer­i­can ac­tress who was best known for play­ing Chief Bo­den’s sec­re­tary Connie in Chicago Fire. Died March 23, aged 49.

BILL MAY­NARD:

Bri­tish comic ac­tor who played love­able rogue Claude Green­grass in 155 episodes of the 90s Bri­tish po­lice drama Heart­beat and its 2003 spin-off The Royal. Died March 30, aged 89.

STEVEN BOCHCO:

As well as be­ing the cre­ator of the mul­ti­ple Emmy award-win­ning 80s drama Hill Street Blues, this Amer­i­can screen­writer was also the man be­hind LA Law and NYPD Blue. Died April 1, aged 74.

SU­SAN ANSPACH:

Amer­i­can ac­tress best known for her roles in Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again, Sam and Blume In Love. Died April 2, aged 75.

TI­MOTHY O’CON­NOR:

Amer­i­can char­ac­ter ac­tor known for his pro­lific work in tele­vi­sion, in­clud­ing as Dr Elias Huer in Buck Rogers In The 25th Cen­tury and El­liot Carson in Pey­ton Place. Died April 5, aged 90.

HARRY AN­DER­SON:

Amer­i­can ac­tor, co­me­dian, and ma­gi­cian who starred as Judge Harry Stone on tele­vi­sion se­ries Night Court, and later starred in the sit­com Dave’s World. Died April 16, aged 65.

ROBERT ALEXAN­DER:

Aus­tralian ac­tor who played Colin Burke in Neigh­bours and also ap­peared in Rake, Dance Academy, Home And Away and UK pro­duc­tions The Bill and Min­der Down Un­der. Died April 11, aged 76.

ALEX BECK­ETT:

Bri­tish ac­tor who was best known for his role as Bar­ney Lums­den in the BBC com­edy se­ries Twenty Twelve and its fol­low-up W1A. Died April 12, aged 35.

MI­LOS FOR­MAN:

Os­car-win­ning Czech-born film di­rec­tor who was best known for One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus. Died April 13, aged 86.

R LEE ERMEY:

For­mer US Marine and ac­tor (left) who found fame play­ing Gun­nery Sergeant Hart­man in 1987’s hit film Full Metal Jacket and went on to ap­pear in a fur­ther 60 films. He also hosted the His­tory Chan­nel’s Lock n’ Load. Died April 15, aged 74.

STEPHEN HAWK­ING:

This gifted Bri­tish physicist (left) didn’t let be­ing wheel­chair-bound by mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease hold him back, pre­sent­ing ground-break­ing sci­en­tific doc­u­men­taries, in­clud­ing Steven Hawk­ing And The The­ory Of Ev­ery­thing and Stephen Hawk­ing: Mas­ter Of The Uni­verse. He also ap­peared on The Big Bang The­ory and did voice work on The Simp­sons and Fu­tu­rama. Died March 14, aged 76.

PAMELA GI­D­LEY:

Amer­i­can ac­tress and model best known for tele­vi­sion roles, in­clud­ing the re­cur­ring role of Brigitte Parker in The Pre­tender and Teri Miller on CSI: Crime Scene In­ves­ti­ga­tion. Died April 16, aged 52.

VERNE TROYER:

Amer­i­can ac­tor, stunt per­former, and co­me­dian who played Mini-Me in the Austin Pow­ers film se­ries. Died April 21, aged 49.

JOHNNY ‘DAN­GER’ BENNETT:

New Zealand com­edy stunt­man best known for the web se­ries MTV Presents: Johnny Dan­ger, in which he per­formed out­ra­geous stunts, some of which raised the ire of lo­cal au­thor­i­ties. Died April 25, aged 28.

MICHAEL AN­DER­SON:

This English di­rec­tor’s war film The Dam Busters was the most pop­u­lar film at the Bri­tish box of­fice in 1955 and his next one, the epic Around The World In 80 Days, won a best-pic­ture Os­car. He also di­rected the sci-fi film Lo­gan’s Run (1976) and, in 1984, the New Zealand film Sec­ond Time Lucky. Died April 25, aged 98.

HARRY LAVINGTON:

Welsh-born ac­tor who be­came a house­hold name in New Zealand for his role as baker Ken Paget (right) in the 70s drama Close To Home. In 1975, he was voted the sec­ond most-fa­mous per­son in the coun­try, with then Prime Min­is­ter Rob Mul­doon tak­ing out the top spot. Died May 1, aged 91.

CATHY GODBOLD:

Aus­tralian ac­tress best known as Meg Bow­man in Home And Away and Deb­o­rah Hale Reg­n­ery in The Sad­dle Club. Died May 4, aged 43.

TOM E. LEWIS:

Aus­tralian singer and ac­tor who starred in 1978 movie The Chant Of Jimmy Black­smith and also ap­peared in TV shows in­clud­ing A Town Like Alice, The Fly­ing Doc­tors and the film Wolf Creek. Died May 11, aged 59.

MAR­GOT KID­DER:

Play­ing Lois Lane to Christo­pher Reeve’s Su­per­man (above) in 1978 made this Cana­dian-Amer­i­can in­ter­na­tion­ally fa­mous. How­ever, a decade later her ca­reer slowed and, in 1996, she suf­fered a pub­lic break­down. Kid­der later forged a suc­cess­ful TV ca­reer with roles in Smal­lville, Broth­ers & Sis­ters and The L Word. In 2015, she won a Day­time Emmy Award for her per­for­mance on the chil­dren’s se­ries R L Stine’s The Haunt­ing Hour. Died May 13, aged 69.

CLINT WALKER:

Amer­i­can ac­tor and singer who starred in the cow­boy drama Cheyenne from 1955 to 1963. Died May 21, aged 90.

HUGH DANE:

Ac­tor who played Hank the se­cu­rity guard in the US ver­sion of The Of­fice. Died May 16, aged 75.

PA­TRI­CIA MORISON:

Amer­i­can ac­tress whose ca­reer spanned nearly 80 years. Her last ap­pear­ance was in the doc­u­men­tary If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Break­fast, a 2017 tele­vi­sion film. Died May 20, aged 103.

ALLYN ANN MCLERIE:

Cana­dian-born ac­tress and singer who be­gan her ca­reer in mu­si­cals but went on to tele­vi­sion, in­clud­ing WKRP In Cincin­nati, Punky Brew­ster and, fi­nally, Brook­lyn Bridge. Died May 21, aged 91.

EL­IZ­A­BETH SUNG:

Chi­nese-Amer­i­can ac­tress who starred in The Young And The Rest­less, The So­pra­nos and Bones as well as the movies Mem­o­ries Of A Geisha, The Joy Luck Club and Lethal Weapon 4. Died May 22, aged 63.

AN­THONY BOUR­DAIN:

Con­sid­ered one of the world’s most in­flu­en­tial chefs, Bour­dain trav­elled widely, ex­plor­ing in­ter­na­tional cul­ture and cui­sine. He was tagged a bad boy for use of pro­fan­ity and sex­ual ref­er­ences in his TV show No Reser­va­tions and both hor­ri­fied and de­lighted view­ers with his will­ing­ness to con­sume ex­otic dishes, in­clud­ing sheep tes­ti­cles in Morocco, ant eggs in Mex­ico, a raw seal eye­ball as part of a tra­di­tional Inuit seal hunt, and an en­tire co­bra – beat­ing heart, blood, bile, and meat – in Viet­nam. Bour­dain was quoted as say­ing a chicken McNugget was the most dis­gust­ing thing he ever ate. Died June 8, aged 61.

GLYN ED­WARDS:

Bri­tish ac­tor who played bar­man Dave Har­ris in 95 episodes of the se­ries Min­der. Died May 23, aged 87.

CORNELIA FRANCES:

Bri­tish-born ac­tress who found fame in Aus­tralia, ini­tially play­ing un­pleas­ant char­ac­ters in­clud­ing The Young Doc­tors’ vil­lain­ous Sis­ter Grace Scott. She pre­sented the Aus­tralian ver­sion of the game show The Weak­est Link and went on to be­come a firm fan favourite for her role as Alf Ste­wart’s sis­ter Morag Belling­ham in Home And Away. Died May 28, aged 77.

ALAN O’NEILL:

Ir­ish ac­tor who played Hugh in Sons Of An­ar­chy. Died June 6, aged 47.

EU­NICE GRAYSON:

Bri­tish ac­tress who played the first Bond girl Sylvia Trench, along­side Sean Con­nery in Dr No and From Rus­sia With Love. Died June 8, aged 90.

JACK­SON ODELL:

For­mer Amer­i­can child ac­tor who played Ari Cald­well in The Gold­bergs and starred in the 2011 film Judy Moody And The Not Bum­mer Sum­mer. Died June 8, aged 20.

LESLEY GRAN­THAM:

It was a 10-year stint in prison for the killing of a West German taxi driver that led to this one-time sol­dier be­com­ing an ac­tor. He found fame play­ing ‘Dirty’ Den Watts in the soap EastEn­ders from 1989-1994 and again from 2003-2005. The char­ac­ter quickly be­came a na­tional favourite in Bri­tain and gained the nick­name ‘Dirty Den’ be­cause of the aw­ful way he treated his wife Angie (Anita Dob­son). On Christ­mas Day, 1986, when Den served his wife with di­vorce pa­pers, with the fa­mous line “Happy Christ­mas, Ange”, the episode was watched by a record 30 mil­lion view­ers – more than half the Bri­tish pop­u­la­tion. Died June 15, aged 71.

RICHARD HAR­RI­SON:

Amer­i­can busi­ness­man and re­al­ity tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity who fea­tured in the His­tory Chan­nel se­ries Pawn Stars. Died June 25, aged 71.

PETER FIRMIN:

Bri­tish artist and pup­pet-maker who co-cre­ated tele­vi­sion favourites Basil Brush, Bag­puss and Ivor The En­gine. Died July 1, aged 89.

ELMARIE WENDEL:

Amer­i­can ac­tress best known for play­ing the ec­cen­tric Mrs Dubcek in 70 episodes of the 90s com­edy 3rd Rock From The Sun. Died July 21, aged 89.

GARY BEACH:

Best known for play­ing Roger De Bris in the film The Pro­duc­ers, this Amer­i­can ac­tor also voiced the role of Dale in the now in­fa­mous banned Fam­ily Guy episode Par­tial Terms Of En­dear­ment. Died July 17, aged 70.

BERNARD HEPTON:

Bri­tish ac­tor known for play­ing the Kom­man­dant in the 70s se­ries Colditz and Al­bert Foiret

in The Se­cret Army. Other no­table per­for­mances in­cluded play­ing Arch­bishop of Can­ter­bury Thomas Cran­mer three times, in­clud­ing in The Six Wives Of Henry VIII and El­iz­a­beth R. Died July 27, aged 92.

CHAR­LOTTE RAE:

Amer­i­can char­ac­ter ac­tress who played Edna Gar­rett in Diff’rent Strokes and its spin-off, The Facts Of Life. Died Au­gust 5, aged 92.

BARBARA HAR­RIS:

Amer­i­can ac­tress who ap­peared in such movies as Freaky Fri­day, Peggy Sue Got Mar­ried and Grosse Pointe Blank. Died Au­gust 21, aged 83.

ROBIN LEACH:

English en­ter­tain­ment re­porter who hosted the tele­vi­sion se­ries Life­styles Of The Rich And Fa­mous from 1984 to 1995. Died Au­gust 24, aged 76.

NEIL SI­MON:

Pulitzer Prize-win­ning play­wright, screen­writer and au­thor whose play The Odd Cou­ple has been re­peat­edly adapted for tele­vi­sion and film. He also wrote the screen­plays for the movies The Out-Of-Town­ers, Bare­foot In The Park and The Good­bye Girl. Died Au­gust 26, aged 91.

VANESSA MAR­QUEZ:

A one-time ER star, this Amer­i­can ac­tress died af­ter be­ing shot dur­ing a con­fronta­tion with po­lice. Died Au­gust 30, aged 49.

SU­SAN BROWN:

Amer­i­can ac­tress best known for her roles on day-time soaps in­clud­ing Gen­eral Hospi­tal, The Young And The Rest­less and Re­turn To Pey­ton Place. Died Au­gust 31, aged 86.

CA­ROLE SHEL­LEY:

English ac­tress who forged her act­ing ca­reer in Amer­ica where she played Gwen­dolyn in The Odd Cou­ple movie and tele­vi­sion se­ries. More re­cently, she played Aunt Clara in the movie Be­witched. Died Au­gust 31, aged 79.

JAC­QUE­LINE PEARCE:

English ac­tress who played the vil­lain­ous Supreme Com­man­der Ser­valan in the sci-fi se­ries Blake’s 7 and Doc­tor Who’s blood­thirsty alien Chessene. Died Septem­ber 3, aged 74.

BILL DAILY:

Amer­i­can comedic ac­tor best known for play­ing as­tro­naut Roger Healey in the sit­com I Dream Of Jean­nie and Howard Bor­den in The Bob Ne­whart Show. Died Septem­ber 4, aged 91.

BURT REYNOLDS:

Tele­vi­sion gave this Hol­ly­wood great his start, with roles on the western Gun­smoke and in Dan Au­gust. His break-out big-screen role was in 1972’s De­liv­er­ance. A long run of box-of­fice hits fol­lowed, in­clud­ing Smokey And The Ban­dit, The Can­non­ball Run, The Best Lit­tle Whore­house In Texas and Boo­gie Nights. He turned down an op­por­tu­nity to play James Bond, claim­ing an Amer­i­can just couldn’t play the role, and found no­to­ri­ety when he posed naked for the April 1972 is­sue of Cos­mopoli­tan mag­a­zine. Reynolds re­turned to TV in the 90s, win­ning an Emmy for Evening Shade. His per­sonal life was nearly as colour­ful as his ca­reer. He mar­ried twice, to ac­tresses Judy Carne and Loni An­der­son and had a long-run­ning re­la­tion­ship with Sally Field. Died Septem­ber 6, aged 82.

LIZ FRASER:

Fa­mous for play­ing provoca­tive dumb blondes, this Bri­tish ac­tress was a reg­u­lar in Bri­tish films in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, in­clud­ing a num­ber of Carry On films. Died Septem­ber 6, aged 88.

PETER DONAT:

Cana­dian-Amer­i­can ac­tor who ap­peared ex­ten­sively on tele­vi­sion and film, in­clud­ing as Bill Mul­der fa­ther of The X-Files’ Agent Mul­der. Died Septem­ber 10, aged 90.

FENELLA FIELD­ING:

Pop­u­lar in the 50s and 60s, Field­ing (left, pic­tured with Tony Cur­tis) was con­sid­ered Eng­land’s first lady of the dou­ble en­ten­dre. Known for her husky voice, she ap­peared in sev­eral Carry On films and was a reg­u­lar on stage. Died Septem­ber 11, aged 90.

DUD­LEY SUT­TON:

Bri­tish ac­tor best known for play­ing Tin­ker Dill in the 80s se­ries Love­joy. Died Septem­ber 15, aged 85.

FRANK PARKER:

Amer­i­can ac­tor best known for play­ing Grandpa Shawn Brady on Days Of Our Lives from 1983 to 2008. Died Septem­ber 16, aged 79.

DAMIAN HILL:

Aus­tralian ac­tor and film­maker who starred in the film Pawno as well as ap­pear­ing on Neigh­bours,

The Left­overs, The Bro­ken Shore and McLeod’s Daugh­ters. Died Septem­ber 22, aged 42. PAUL VASQUEZ:

Known for Sons Of An­ar­chy, this Amer­i­can ac­tor also had roles in Jus­ti­fied and CSI: NY. Died Septem­ber 24, aged 48. GEOFFREY HAYES:

This Bri­tish ac­tor pre­sented the chil­dren’s show Rain­bow from 1974 to 1992. Ear­lier, SCOTT WIL­SON: Amer­i­can ac­tor who played Her­shel Greene (left) in The Walk­ing Dead. Died Oc­to­ber 6, aged 76. he had a re­cur­ring role on the po­lice drama Z Cars. Died Septem­ber 30, aged 76.

In a ca­reer span­ning nearly 60 years, this Amer­i­can ac­tress was best known for play­ing Caro­line Brady on Days Of Our Lives from 1983 to 2016. Died Oc­to­ber 7, aged 90. BRIAN PRIESTLEY: PEGGY MCCAY:

Bri­tish para­trooper turned jour­nal­ist, he pre­sented the me­dia tele­vi­sion show News Stand (later Fourth Es­tate) for 12 years. Died Novem­ber 10, aged 92. KATHER­INE MACGRE­GOR:

Amer­i­can ac­tress best known for play­ing Har­riet Ole­son in Lit­tle House On The Prairie. Died Novem­ber 13, aged 93. JOHN BLUTHAL:

He was best known as Frank Pickle in The Vicar Of Di­b­ley but this Pol­ish-born Aus­tralian ac­tor’s ca­reer spanned six decades and three con­ti­nents. He played Jewish tai­lor Manny Co­hen in the Bri­tish com­edy Never Mind The Qual­ity, Feel The Width, ap­peared in Aus­tralian shows Blue Heel­ers and Home Sweet Home and, in 2016, had a part in the US movie Hail Cae­sar!. Died Novem­ber 15, aged 89. NICOLAS ROEG:

English di­rec­tor known for movies in­clud­ing Walk­a­bout and David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell To Earth. Died Novem­ber 23, aged 90. RICKY JAY:

Amer­i­can ma­gi­cian and ac­tor once de­scribed as “per­haps the most gifted sleight-of-hand artist alive”. His act­ing cred­its in­cluded the films Boo­gie Nights and To­mor­row Never Dies and the TV se­ries Dead­wood. Died Novem­ber 24, aged 72.

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