When I was a kid, up until my teenage, I never understood why some characters were 'just good' even though not much was behind them. Many of these even appeared in black and white and yet there was something about them that made them lovable.
Some of such actors along with some other artist, mostly who worked on the side but loved by everyone, were lost. As we approach the end of 2015, let's see what we gained from these people as they ended their journey among us.
Mother of Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum lead), she was a great comedian and later went on to become a writer as well. She was nominated for Emmy's and later honored by Writers Guild Award as well.
Octopussy fame Louis was one of the most handsome Vampires ever. Yes, you heard it right, he played Dracula in 1977 BBC production Count Dracula.
He was a character actor for all of his career and worked with Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood a lot and was real good friends with both. He almost always was, the bad guy we always liked.
Our very own Sherrif Coltrane of Hazard County. He was the 'that one man' behind the success of 'Dukes of Hazard'. He later went on to become a professor and worked with and taught artists like Clint Eastwood and Quinten Tarantino.
The very successful name in Pop music in the mid 1960s, he was a singer and songwriter. He worked intensely with many other bands and groups and created a profile like none other.
He is really a man with a lot of names, real famous names. Few really remembered are Saruman in Lord of the Ring and The Hobbit, Count Dooku in Star Wars, Count Dracula. He has also shown his evil in human limits in The Man With The Golden Gun. And guess what, he was a singer as well.
She was a Japanese actress who made her mark globally for Late Spring and Tokyo Story performances.
Stone Temple Pilots' lead singer, he was the man of the rock era along with Velvet Revolver. He was also a prominent solo artist recording four studio albums and several other albums.
Anthony Valentine was an English actor best known for his television roles. He died of Parkinson's disease at 76 on 2nd December this year.
My all time favourite, our very own Vulcan left us this year at the age of 83. Spock has made to the hearts of so many of us that Star Trek will always be incomplete without him. He was the man who did what he said, He lived long and prospered. And so shall we!