Four Beloved Actors We Lost in 2020

Remembering those we never met but who nevertheless impacted our lives

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Photo by Haley Phelps on Unsplash
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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.

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Photo: 20th Century Fox

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

Oscar winning 20th Century Fox legend Sean Connery was perhaps one of the most influential actors of his genre. Originating the role of James Bond on the big screen, Connery brought the role to life and performed in the first 7 of the iconic film series. (Including one unofficial entry).

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Photo: New Line Cinema

3. Ian Holm: September 12th 1931 — June 19th 2020

Despite being an establishing member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and winning countless awards between the 1960’s and 1980’s, you probably know Ian Holm for one reason.

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4. Chadwick Boseman: November 29th 1976 — August 28th 2020

The youngest person on this list, Boseman surprised and horrified everyone with his unexpected death in August of this year.

In Memoriam

For those across the world famous and private, death has come for too many this year. But instead of only mourning their loss, we should also remember the great accomplishments of those we lost. With Marge Champion, we gained a princess that defined the childhoods of generations. With Sean Connery, we gained a secret agent when was part of inventing the modern blockbuster. With Ian Holm, we gained an interpretation of one of our favourite characters from fiction, brought to life with integrity and depth. Finally, with Chadwick Boseman, we gained a superhero that many people could relate to and fall in love with.

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