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"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?" --
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others." -- Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"

"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'" -- John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

R.G. Armstrong aka Robert Golden Armstrong

Actor and playwright -- via We Are Movie Geeks. One of the busiest, most recognizable, and consistently professional character actors, particularly in the Western genre. What was he NOT in? He racked up 181 credits, including "Have Gun Will Travel," "The Rifleman," "Ride the High Country," "Wagon Train," "Rawhide," "Major Dundee," "Gunsmoke," and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." His greatest scene may be the one in the last film, in which he plays a vengeful lawman, Bob Ollinger, from whom Billy escapes. Billy kills him with a shotgun loaded with dimes, declaring drily, "Keep the change, Bob."


Mary Tamm

Actress -- via the Telegraph. Will be best remembered as Time Lady and companion Romana (the first of two to date) to Doctor Who on the long-running British sci-fi series.




Geoffrey Hughes

Character actor -- via the Guardian. Best remembered as Eddie Yeats in British TV's "Coronation Street" and Onslow in "Keeping Up Appearances."



Susanne Lothar

Actress -- via the Hollywood Reporter.






Lupe Ontiveros aka Guadalupe Moreno

Character actress -- via the New York Times.