Four Beloved Actors We Lost in 2020

Remembering those we never met but who nevertheless impacted our lives

Jordan Fraser
5 min readJan 2, 2021


Photo by Haley Phelps on Unsplash

For all who watch and enjoy great TV and films, learning that a beloved actor has died can be almost as traumatic as losing someone in your own family.

We grow to love the actors who play well written characters on our screens, and have never been more connected to them than we are now through social media.

Because of these facts, we were rocked this year when some of our favourite actors were taken from us. In one way or another, each of these performers touched our lives, and we will remember them forever.

Here below are a few of those we lost this year.

Photo: Disney

1. Marge Champion: September 2nd 1919 — October 21st 2020

Whether you’re aware of it or not, Marge Champion has had an influence on your life and the lives of your kids. As the model who portrayed Snow White for the 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” Champion embodied Disney’s very first princess for animators to copy.

Animators had no idea how a young woman should move and dance when trying to draw Snow White, so Champion had to act out the movie while the animators drew her every move. She did the same for The Blue Fairy in Pinocchio, Hyacinth Hippo in Fantasia, and Mr Stork in Dumbo.

Marge Champion’s movement and choreography has formed the groundwork for every princess that has come ever since, not only from Disney, but competing studios as well.

So for everyone from Sleeping Beauty to Queen Elsa, we have Marge Champion to thank for doing the groundwork that defined the future of an entire segment of our culture.

Photo: 20th Century Fox

2. Sean Connery: August 25th 1930 — October 31st 2020



Jordan Fraser