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Actors Who Died in 2013

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This list of famous actresses and actors who died in 2013 commemorates the stars that we lost that year. It includes all actors who sadly ODed, actors who died in accidents, and the personalities who died of natural causes. The world is a little duller without these talented performers in it to brighten up our screens. Among the celebrities that died in 2013 is the young Paul Walker, the legendary James Gandolfini, and childhood favorite James Avery, who played Uncle Phil in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Many fans were crushed when Cory Monteith died in the summer of 2013 because he was so young and such a promising talent. All of these actors that died in 2013 are remembered by their fans, family, and friends and are honored for their great work. 

If you're wondering what famous actors and actresses have died in 2013, this is the place to look. If a notable actor or performer died in this year, they'll be on the list.

 
 


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    6/6/13: Esther Williams, a professional swimmer turned actress who starred in movies like Neptune's Daughter and Dangerous When Wet alongside leading men like Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra, has died at 91.

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1921-2013)
    • Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Actor, Swimmer
    • Credits: That's Entertainment!, Till the Clouds Roll By, Callaway Went Thataway, Neptune's Daughter, Million Dollar Mermaid, + more
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    5/31/13: Jean Stapleton, the actress who played Edith Bunker on popular sitcom "All in the Family," has died at 90. Originally a stage actress, Stapleton's success on "All in the Family," which garnered her three Emmys and two Golden Globes, was followed with appearances in movies like Michael and You've Got Mail.

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1923-2013)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
    • Credits: All in the Family, You've Got Mail, Klute, Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, Cold Turkey, + more
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    Carl Young

    5/31/13: Carl Young, a tornado chaser who appeared on the Discovery Channel's documentary reality series "Storm Chasers," has died from injuries sustained while in pursuit of an EF-3 tornado near El Reno, OK. He was 45.

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    5/31/13: Tim Samaras, a tornado chaser who appeared on the Discovery Channel's documentary reality series "Storm Chasers," has died from injuries sustained while in pursuit of an EF-3 tornado near El Reno, OK. He was 55.

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    Paul Samaras

    5/31/13: Paul Samaras, a tornado chaser who appeared on the Discovery Channel's documentary reality series "Storm Chasers," has died from injuries sustained while in pursuit of an EF-3 tornado near El Reno, OK. He was 24.

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    5/27/13: Bill Pertwee, a radio personality and star television series "Dad's Army," has died at 86.

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1926-2013)
    • Birthplace: Amersham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Author, Actor
    • Credits: Dad's Army, You Rang, M'Lord?, The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, Chance in a Million, + more
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    5/22/13: Richard Thorp, best known for starring on British soap opera "Emmerdale" for more than 30 years, has died at age 81.

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1932-2013)
    • Birthplace: Croydon, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Emmerdale, Emergency – Ward 10, There's Always a Thursday, Tony, Life With The Lyons, + more
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    5/18/13: Steve Forrest, who starred as Lt. Dan “Hondo” Harrelson on the 1970s ABC action series "S.W.A.T.," died peacefully surrounded by family. The actor appeared in a cameo in the 2003 film remake of "S.W.A.T." starring Colin Farrell and Samuel L. Jackson. He was 87.

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)
    • Birthplace: Huntsville, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Longest Day, Spies Like Us, Mommie Dearest, North Dallas Forty, Amazon Women on the Moon, + more
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    5/16/13: Paul Shane, British actor who played camp comedian Ted Bovis on BBC sitcom "Hi-de-Hi!," has died after a short illness. Ricky Gervais Tweeted, "RIP Paul Shane. Old school Britcom hero." He was 72.

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1940-2013)
    • Birthplace: Thrybergh, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: Hi-de-Hi!, You Rang, M'Lord?, Turtle's Progress, Heartlands, + more
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    5/11/13: Arnold Peters, British actor who starred in long-running radio soap opera "The Archers," has died after a longtime battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 87.

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)
    • Birthplace: Hendon, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: A Man for All Seasons, Jude the Obscure
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    5/10/13: Vincent Dowling, Emmy Award-winning Irish actor and distinguished theater director, has died at age 83.

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1929-2013)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: On Broadway
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    5/8/13: Taylor Mead, an eccentric poet and actor who collaborated with Andy Warhol in the 1960s, reportedly died of a stroke. He was 88.

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)
    • Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Film Editor, Actor, Playwright
    • Credits: Coffee and Cigarettes, Lonesome Cowboys, Beautiful Darling, Union City, Buster's Bedroom, + more
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    5/8/13: Bryan Forbes, acclaimed British filmmaker who directed cult classic The Stepford Wives, has died following a long illness. He was 86.

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1926-2013)
    • Birthplace: Stratford, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Soldier, Entrepreneur, Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Stepford Wives, The Guns of Navarone, King Rat, Chaplin, The Slipper and the Rose, + more
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    5/8/13: Jeanne Cooper, Emmy Award-winning actress and star of daytime soap "The Young and the Restless," has died. Her son, actor Corbin Bernsen shared the news on Twitter, saying "She was in peace and without fear." Cooper was 84.

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1928-2013)
    • Birthplace: Taft, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
    • Credits: The Young and the Restless, The Boston Strangler, Kansas City Bomber, The Redhead from Wyoming, Red Nightmare, + more
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    5/4/13: Mario Machado, a TV journalist and actor whose credits include St. Elmo's Fire and Scarface, has died of Parkinson's Disease. He was 78.

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1935-2013)
    • Birthplace: Shanghai, China
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Presenter
    • Credits: Scarface, RoboCop, Rocky III, RoboCop 2, Brian's Song, + more
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    4/30/13: Child star Deanna Durbin, who was awarded the Juvenile Academy Award at 17, died. Durbin appeared in such films as Three Smart Girls, 100 Men And A Girl, and the Judy Garland starring Every Sunday. She was 91.

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1921-2013)
    • Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: One Hundred Men and a Girl, It Started with Eve, Christmas Holiday, Show Business at War, I'll Be Yours, + more
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    4/27/13: Brad Lesley, a major league pitcher turned actor whose credits included Little Big League and Mr. Baseball, died of kidney failure. He was 54.

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1958-2013)
    • Birthplace: Turlock, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor
    • Credits: Mr. Baseball, Buddy, Boltneck
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    4/26/13: Jacqueline Brookes, a stage and screen actress known for roles in Losing Isaiah, The Good Son, and The naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, has died at 82.

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    • Age: Died at 83 (1930-2013)
    • Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Teacher
    • Credits: The Entity, Sea of Love, The Hospital, The Good Son, Another World, + more
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    4/25/13: Virginia Gibson, a singer and actress who co-hosted children's TV show "Discovery" for nearly a decade, has died at 88.

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Credits: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, Tea for Two, Stop, You're Killing Me, + more
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    4/15/13: Richard LeParmentier, an actor who appeared in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Octopussy, and as the Imperial officer choked by Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode IV, died at 66.

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1946-2013)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Star Wars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Reds, Octopussy, We'll Meet Again, + more
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