Notable 2011 Deaths

Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world,” died on Jan. 2 at age 64 after a long battle with cancer. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1993′s “In the Name of the Father.” (credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Pete Postlethwaithe Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world,” died on Jan. 2 at age 64 after a long battle with cancer. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1993′s “In the Name of the Father.” (credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Anne Francis was immortalized in the 1956 film “Forbidden Planet” and also played the female private detective in the television series “Honey West.” She died Jan. 2 at age of 80 of complications of pancreatic cancer. (credit: MGM)
Anne Francis Anne Francis was immortalized in the 1956 film “Forbidden Planet” and also played the female private detective in the television series “Honey West.” She died Jan. 2 at age of 80 of complications of pancreatic cancer. (credit: MGM)
Jack LaLanne, the famous fitness guru who first popularized the idea that Americans should work out and eat right, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 . (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Jack Lalanne Jack LaLanne, the famous fitness guru who first popularized the idea that Americans should work out and eat right, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 . (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
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