Huge star on radio and in the early days of television, was supposed to have starred in The Sunshine Boys but died just before shooting began, married to frequent co-star Mary Livingstone, IRL very generous with his money.
While not strictly the creator of Nancy Drew, Benson wrote 50 of the early books, wrote newspaper columns for 58 years and was at work the day she died.
Made R2D2 run through six Star Wars movies, also appeared in Amadeus and The Elephant Man, was a professional ice skater and performed in comedy nights after the '90s.
IBDB IMDb Find AGrave (comic, savvy producer) -- Dead.
A founder of Pink Floyd, one of the creators of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
Invented twisted games shows like The Dating Game, The Newlywed Show and The Gong Show, claims to have worked for the CIA covertly during the '60s and '70s.
Won five Oscars (including for the scores of Out of Africa and Born Free) but may be most remembered for his scores for many James Bond movies.
Famous for writing many pop songs since the '60s, usually with lyricist Hal David, including "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head" and "What the World Needs Now" and wrote songs for the musical Promises, Promises.
The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road, the Culture series, and many other books, one of the great British writers of late 20th, early 21st centuries, was due to be the Guest of Honor at the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention.
Wrote the words for the musical Once Upon a Mattress and wrote the Mighty Mouse theme song "Here I Come to Save the Day!
Drummer for the great bands (Duke Ellington), Bellson married Pearl Bailey and served as her music director, frequent guest on The Tonight Show, vice president of Remo Drums, died on the same day as John Mc Glinn. Midwest housewife, she lived with her sister, who was 15 years younger (but predeceased her older sister by four months), died on the same day as Anna Lee (singer) -- Dead.
One of The Ronettes ("Be My Baby"), inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2007, elder sister of Ronnie Spector.