Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2005: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture
The entertainment world lost several legends and a host of other men and women in 2005. Notables who died include Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, ... Show synopsis The entertainment world lost several legends and a host of other men and women in 2005. Notables who died include Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, Dallas matriarch Barbara Bel Geddes, Little Rascals Tommy ?Butch? Bond and Gordon ?Porky? Lee, Star Trek stalwart James ?Scotty? Doohan, and John Paul II (who acted on stage and wrote several plays before becoming pope). The obituaries of these and other performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers and composers, writers and others associated with the performing arts who died in 2005 can be found in this comprehensive reference work. Each entry provides the date, place and cause of death, along with a brief recap of the person's career and citations from major newspaper and periodical stories reporting the death. Filmographies are given for film and television performers, and many photographs are included. Volumes in this annual series are available dating back to 1994. A subscription plan is available for future issues.