Many trailblazers are not with us any longer.
They defied gravity as artists, and now, as their curtains closed, let us remember their various legacies in different media -- film, radio, tv.
Robert Adler, 93, won an Emmy, along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley, for inventing the remote control.
Antonio Aguilar, 88, Mexican film star and ranchera singer was the undisputed master of his genre for decades.
Marit Allen, 66, Hollywood costume designer whose style made such movies as "La Vie en Rose" popular among fashion lovers.
Ernesto Ramirez Alonso, 90, known as "Mr. Telenovela" for directing and producing dozens of Mexican soap operas.
Hollis Alpert, 91, a film critic and author who co-founded the National Society of Film Critics more than 40 years ago.
Tige Andrews, 86, character actor earned an Emmy nomination as Capt. Adam Greer on "The Mod Squad."
Michelangelo Antonioni, 94, Italian director's depiction of alienation made him a symbol of art-house cinema ("Blow-Up," "L'Avventura.")
Elliott Baker, 84, screenwriter and novelist whose first book, "A Fine Madness," was made into a film starring Sean Connery.
Lee Bergere, 88, character actor appeared in more than 200 TV shows, including an original "Star Trek" episode.
Ingmar Bergman, 89, one of cinema's greatest artists, whose "Fanny and Alexander" (1982) won an Oscar for best foreign film and whose "Cries and Whispers" (1973) was nominated for Best Picture. Read More...
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