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In Memoriam: Remembering Those We Lost in 2014 (Part 1)

The world of entertainment said goodbye to a number of icons and legends in 2014 along with many other familiar faces in front of and behind the camera. We remember their contributions fondly.

(in alphabetical order)

Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner Maya Angelou Dead at 86

Larry Auerbach (1923 - 2014)
Larry Auerbach Dead at 91, Longtime 'Love of Life' Director

Luis Avalos (1946 - 2014)
'Electric Company' Actor Luis Avalos Dead at 67, Appeared on 'Ryan's Hope'

Lauren Bacall (1942 - 2014)
Legendary Actress Lauren Bacall Dead at 89, Made Cameo on 'The Sopranos'

John Bardon (1939 - 2014)
'EastEnders' Actor John Bardon Dead at 75

Polly Bergen (1930 - 2014)
Emmy Winner Polly Bergen Dead at 84, Appeared in 'Desperate Housewives' and 'The Sopranos'

Deborah Blackwell (1950 - 2014)
Former SOAPnet Excecutive Deborah Blackwell Dead at 63

Lew Brown (1925 - 2014)
Lew Brown Dead at 89, Starred on 'Days of our Lives'

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Jessica Carlson said…
I had not realized that Justin Gocke died back in September.

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