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1. In February we said goodbye to funny man Sid Caesar. While Caesar acted in movies such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, History of the World Part I and Grease, he is probably best known for his involvement with this TV variety show.
The Milton Berle Show
Hee Haw
Your Show of Shows
The Colgate Comedy Hour
2. Oh Captain, My Captain. Robin Williams, who passed away on August 11, improvised most of his dialogue for his role in this movie.
Mrs. Doubtfire
Dead Poets Society
Night at the Museum
3. The late Ralph Waite had a successful career in TV and movies. He is best known for his role as the patriarch of what television family?
The Waltons
The Bradys
The Cleavers (Leave It to Beaver)
The Bradfords (Eight is Enough)
By way of explanation.....
Waite died on February 13.
4. This late writer/director is one of the few people in Hollywood to have won every major American entertainment award:Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony ("EGOT").
Mike Nichols
Martin Scorcese
Ridley Scott
Woody Allen
By way of explanation.....
Nichols, 83, died of a heart attack on November 19.
5. We have this late actor to thank for comedic masterpieces such as National Lampoon's Animal House, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day - he wrote, co-wrote or directed these movies, among others.
Christopher Guest
Harold Ramis
Brian Doyle-Murray
Dan Aykroyd
By way of explanation.....
Ramis died February 24th, he was 69.
6. Ann B Davis, who died on June 1, may have been best known to viewers as this TV maid.
Rosario (Will and Grace)
Hazel (Hazel)
Florence (The Jeffersons)
Alice (The Brady Bunch)
By way of explanation.....
Davis won 2 Emmys for her work on The Bob Cummings Show, but played Alice for decades in various shows and movies.
7. This James Bond villain died this year:

Another Bond villain died in 2014: who?

By way of explanation.....
Geoffrey Holder (Baron Samedi - Live and Let Die) died October 5; Richard Kiel (Jaws - The Spy Who Loved Me/Moonraker) died September 10.
8. This character actor, who died on June 24, may have been best known for his role as Tuco, the "Ugly" in Sergio Leone's "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly".
Peter O'Toole
Eli Wallach
Clint Eastwood
Robert Vaughn
9. The late Richard Attenborough (d. August 24) was an actor, director and producer in Hollywood for 65 years. Despite involvement in numerous critically acclaimed films, the only movie to net him his 2 Oscars was:
Cry Freedom
A Chorus Line
10. The late Maximilian Schell had a wide range of acting experience - he played everyone from Vladimir Lenin to Hamlet, Peter the Great to Simon Bolivar. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in which film?
Judgement at Nuremberg
Marathon Man
The Odessa File
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
By way of explanation.....
Schell, 83, died on February 1.
11. This actress, who died on August 12 at the age of 89, had a very successful Hollywood career and 2 highly publicized marriages to fellow actors. She was also the last celebrity mentioned in the Madonna song "Vogue" to die. Who was she?
Lana Turner
Ginger Rogers
Lauren Bacall
Rita Hayworth
12. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died February 2 of a drug overdose at the age of 46, won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in this movie.
The Master
Charlie Wilson's War
13. This accomplished late actress was, at the time of her Oscar nomination, the second-oldest nominee for Supporting Actress in Academy history. She was active in stage, screen and TV though 8 decades, and was an example of a successful Hollywood marriage - she and her actor husband were married for 57 years. Who was she?
Carol Channing
Ruby Dee
Anne Meara
Doris Day
By way of explanation.....
Dee, who died on June 11 at the age of 91, was nominated for her role in American Gangster (2007). She was married to the late Ossie Davis.
14. Edward Herrmann lost his battle with brain cancer on December 31. In his long career, he was well-known for his roles in Gilmore Girls and The Lost Boys. He was also known for his portrayal of which president in 2 made-for-TV movies?
Ronald Reagan
Lyndon B. Johnson
Andrew Jackson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
15. The late Elizabeth Peña had a varied acting career, co-starring in numerous movies and TV shows. Children (and those young at heart) may recognize her voice - she voiced a character in which animated movie?
Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life
The Incredibles
By way of explanation.....
Peña, who died October 14, was the voice of Mirage (Syndrome's assistant).
16. With the release of his final film next year, this late actor will have had an 89-year career in Hollywood. Though most of his life was spent in the spotlight, he was a child star, and was the #1 box-office draw when he was just 19-21.
Mickey Rooney
Jerry Stiller
Kirk Douglas
Abe Vigoda
By way of explanation.....
Mickey Rooney died April 6 at the age of 93.
17. Paul Mazursky passed away in June, at the age of 84. While he acted in numerous films, Mazursky was an accomplished writer and director. Which of the following films did he not write and direct?
An Unmarried Woman
Harry and Tonto
A Star is Born (1976)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
By way of explanation.....
Mazursky co-starred in A Star is Born but did not write or direct the film.
18. This late actor, who enjoyed a successful career in movies, also found fame in his TV roles as Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford.
Clint Eastwood
David McCallum
Robert Wagner
James Garner
By way of explanation.....
86-year old Garner died on July 19.
19. This child star-turned-politician, who passed away on February 10 at the age of 85, was Hollywood's biggest box-office draw from 1935-1938.
Mickey Rooney
Margaret O'Brien
Dean Stockwell
Shirley Temple
20. This comedienne, actress, reality show participant, television host and philanthropist died on September 4 as a result of complications that arose during surgery.
Joy Behar
Wanda Sykes
Joan Rivers
Betty White
21. The late Don Pardo, who passed away on August 18, had a 70-year career as a television announcer, with his most well-known and longest announcing gig being Saturday Night Live. He also announced on early versions of all shows listed below except for one - which one?
The Price is Right
Let's Make a Deal
22. This character actor, who lost his battle with cancer on March 21, had 120+ roles credited to him at the time of his death. He may be best known to current TV viewers, though, for his recurring roles on both White Collar and Homeland. Who was he?
James Rebhorn
Fred Ward
Bruce Davison
M. Emmett Walsh
23. This late actress, who lived until the ripe old age of 104, was the first person in Academy Award history to win back-to-back Oscars for acting.
Olivia de Havilland
Luise Rainer
Irene Dunne
Greer Garson
By way of explanation.....
Rainer, who died December 30, won Best Actress awards for The Great Ziegfeld (1936) and The Good Earth (1937).

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