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These stars transformed film and television. Click through the gallery to see who has died this year.
These stars transformed film and television. Click through the gallery to see who has died this year.
Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, died April 6, 2014. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home.(Photo by Evan AgostiniInvisionAP)
Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, died April 6, 2014. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
In this Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008, file photo, John Pinette arrives to the 2nd annual Stand Up For Heroes A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Pinette, the stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of Seinfeld, has died. He was 50. Pinette died of natural causes Saturday, April 5, 2014, at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiners office said Sunday evening. Pinettes agent confirmed his death. (AP PhotoStuart Ramson, File)
In this Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008, file photo, John Pinette arrives to the 2nd annual Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Pinette, the stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of "Seinfeld," has died. He was 50. Pinette died of natural causes Saturday, April 5, 2014, at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Sunday evening. Pinette's agent confirmed his death. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson, File)
In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis walks the Red Carpet as he arrives to celebrate The Second Citys 50th anniversary in Chicago. An attorney for Ramis said the actor died Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2014, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies Ghostbusters and Stripes. (AP PhotoJim Prisching)
In this Dec. 12, 2009 file photo, actor and director Harold Ramis walks the Red Carpet as he arrives to celebrate The Second City's 50th anniversary in Chicago. An attorney for Ramis said the actor died Monday morning, Feb. 24, 2014, from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Ramis is best known for his roles in the comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes." (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
This photo released by CBS shows Ralph Waite, as Jackson Gibbs, in an episode The Namesake from NCIS. Waite, 85, who played the father in TVs hit series The Waltons has died. Waites manager, Alan Mills, says the actor died midday Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the Palm Springs area. (AP PhotoCBS, Cliff Lipson)
This photo released by CBS shows Ralph Waite, as Jackson Gibbs, in an episode "The Namesake" from "NCIS." Waite, 85, who played the father in TV's hit series "The Waltons" has died. Waite's manager, Alan Mills, says the actor died midday Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in the Palm Springs area. (AP Photo/CBS, Cliff Lipson)
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Guest star Sid Caesar portrays his classic professor in an appearance on Sesame Streets 15th anniversary season, which began on Nov. 19, 1985.
Guest star Sid Caesar portrays his classic "professor" in an appearance on Sesame Street's 15th anniversary season, which began on Nov. 19, 1985. Oscar the Grouch teaches the professor between "loud" and "quiet." (AP Photo)
Shirley Temple poses in an undated photo. The iconic child star and Depression-era box office draw died in California on Feb. 11. She was 85. (AP PhotoReed Saxon)
Shirley Temple poses in an undated photo.

The iconic child star and Depression-era box office draw died in California on Feb. 11. She was 85. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
An Oscar winner and multiple nominee, Hoffman could take on any character with almost unnerving authority, whether the religious leader in command of his every word in The Master, a trembling mess in Boogie Nights, or the witty, theatrical Truman Capote in Capote. He died Feb. 2. (AP Images)
An Oscar winner and multiple nominee, Hoffman could take on any character with almost unnerving authority, whether the religious leader in command of his every word in "The Master," a trembling mess in "Boogie Nights," or the witty, theatrical Truman Capote in "Capote." He died Feb. 2. (AP Images)
This June 2011 photo provided by courtesy of Alison Arngrim shows actor, Richard Bull, left, and the actress Arngrim at a restaurant in Chicago. Bull played Nels Oleson and Arngrim played his daughter, Nellie Oleson, on the TV show, Little House on the Prairie. A Motion Picture Television Fund spokeswoman Jaime Larkin says the 89-year-old actor, Bull, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the funds hospital in Los Angeles. (AP PhotoCourtesy Alison Arngrim)
This June 2011 photo provided by courtesy of Alison Arngrim shows actor, Richard Bull, left, and the actress Arngrim at a restaurant in Chicago. Bull played Nels Oleson and Arngrim played his daughter, Nellie Oleson, on the TV show, "Little House on the Prairie." A Motion Picture & Television Fund spokeswoman Jaime Larkin says the 89-year-old actor, Bull, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at the fund's hospital in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Courtesy Alison Arngrim)
Folk singer Pete Seeger, credited with helping to create the modern American folk music movement, died Jan. 27 at the age of 94. (Getty Images)
Folk singer Pete Seeger, credited with helping to create the modern American folk music movement, died Jan. 27 at the age of 94. (Getty Images)
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Dave Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, died in Florida Jan. 16, 2014, at age 82. (AP Images)
Dave Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family," died in Florida Jan. 16, 2014, at age 82. (AP Images)
Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as The Professor, the fix-it man who kept his fellow Gilligans Island castaways supplied with gadgets, died Jan 16. He was 89. (AP Images)
Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, died Jan 16. He was 89. (AP Images)
Phil Everly, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo Everly Brothers that touched the hearts and sparked the imaginations of rock n roll singers for decades, died Jan. 3. He was 74. (AP Images)
Phil Everly, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo Everly Brothers that touched the hearts and sparked the imaginations of rock 'n' roll singers for decades, died Jan. 3. He was 74. (AP Images)
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