The icons we bid farewell to in 2019.
Passed on May 13 in Carmel Valley, California
The actress is remembered for her roles in The Ballad of Josie and Calamity Jane.
James Schmerer, 81
Passed on October 4 in Eugene, Oregon
The television scriptwriter and producer is known for his work on The High Chaparral and Daniel Boone.
Diahann Carroll, 84
Passed on October 4 in Los Angeles
The singer and Lonesome Dove: The Series actress is the first black woman to receive a Tony Award for Best Actress (No Strings) as well as the first black woman to star in an American TV sitcom (Julia).
Pam Polifroni, 90
Passed on November 21 in Columbus, Ohio
The casting director is remembered for corralling the talent for Gunsmoke, Dirty Sally, Cimarron Strip, and Cutter's Trail.
Morgan Woodward, 93
Christopher Knopf, 91
Passed on February 13 in Santa Monica, California
The screenwriter is best known for his work on Posse, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Rebel, and Cimarron Strip.
Robert Forster, 78
Passed on October 11 in Los Angeles
The actor is best known for his roles in Medium Cool, Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Stalking Moon, and Jackie Brown.
Passed on March 4 in Burbank, California
The actor was best known for his role in Beverly Hills, 90210, as well as 8 Seconds, Johnson County War, and A Gunfighter's Pledge.
Carol Channing, 97
Passed on January 15 in Rancho Mirage, California
The actress was known for her roles in Hello, Dolly!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and The First Traveling Saleslady.
Passed on June 1
The Southwestern style icon began her family-run jewelry business, Rocki Gorman Gallery.
Dick Miller, 90
Passed on January 30 in Toluca Lake, California
Miller is remembered for his roles in Apache Woman, Gunslinger, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke.
John Clarke, 88
Passed on October 16 in Laguna Beach, Florida
The actor is remembered for his roles in Days of Our Lives, Gun Street, Gunsmoke, and Lawman.
Verna Bloom, 79
Passed on January 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine
An actress most known for her roles in Animal House, High Plains Drifter, Honkytonk Man, and The Hired Hand.
William Wintersole, 88
Passed on November 5 in Los Angeles
The actor is known for his roles in The Young and the Restless, Sara, The Wild Wild West, and Gunsmoke.
Passed on September 28 in Los Angeles
Born Michael James Ryan, the songwriter and producer is remembered for his collaborations with artists such as Maren Morris, Lady Antebellum, and Keith Urban.
Tim Conway, 85
Passed on May 14 in Los Angeles
Conway is best known for his roles in McHale's Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, Rango, and The Apple Dumpling Gang.
Nancy Gates, 93
Passed on March 24 in Los Angeles
Gates was known for her roles in Cheyenne Takes Over, Check Your Guns, Stranger on Horseback, and The Rawhide Trail.
Harold Bradley, 93
Passed on January 31 in Nashville
A musician most known for his contributions to Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry," Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," and Patsy Cline's "Crazy" was the first instrumentalist without a significant solo career to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame (2006).
Mitzi Hoag, 86
Passed on February 26 in Sherman Oaks, California
The actress is remembered for her roles in Here Come the Brides, Iron Horse, Gunsmoke, and Bonanza.
Billy Drago, 73
Passed on June 24 in Los Angeles
The actor is remembered for his roles in The Untouchables, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and Pale Rider.
Bobby Diamond, 75
Passed on May 15 in Thousand Oaks, California
The actor is most remembered for his role in Fury.
Jim McMullan, 82
Passed on May 31 in Wofford Heights, California
The actor is known for his roles in Laramie, Daniel Boone, Dallas, and The Raiders.
Kylie Rae Harris, 30
Passed on September 4 in Taos, New Mexico
The rising country singer was a featured artist in the Troubadour, TX series and released a number of albums, including a self-titled EP in March.
H. Ross Perot, 89
Passed on July 9 in Dallas
Perot is the founder of information technology services company Electronic Data Systems and most successful independent presidential candidate, running against George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton in 1992.
Keith Maddox, 74
Passed on September 4
Dubbed the "Hat King," Maddox was the owner of American Hat Company, and made hats for everyone, including rodeo competitors, ranch cowboys, and even a U.S. president.
William D. Wittliff, 79
Passed on June 9 in Austin, Texas
The screenwriter is best known for his work on Lonesome Dove, Thaddeus Rose and Eddie, A Night in Old Mexico, and Red Headed Stranger.
Richard Gillis, 80
Passed on July 31 in Thousand Oaks, California
The songwriter is remembered for his contributions to The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Convoy, and Passion & Poetry: Sam's Trucker Movie.
Peggy Stewart, 95
Passed on May 29 in West Palm Beach, Florida
The actress is known for her roles in Wells Fargo, The Rebel, and Gunsmoke.
Robert Norris, 90
Passed on November 3 in Colorado Springs
The rancher and philanthropist is best known for his role as the Marlboro Man in the famous cigarette ads.
Peter Fonda, 79
Bob Kingsley, 80
Passed on October 17 in Weatherford, Texas
The radio show host is best known for American Country Countdown and Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40.
Paul Koslo, 74
Passed on January 9 in Lake Hughes, California
An actor best known for his roles in The Omega Man, Joe Kidd, Rooster Cogburn, and The Stone Killer.
Michael J. Pollard, 80
Passed on November 20 in Los Angeles
The actor is best known for his roles in Bonnie and Clyde, Dirty Little Billy, The Legend of Frenchie King, and Little Fauss and Big Halsy.
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