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As we reach the midway point of the year, we want to take a moment to reflect upon the talented women of television that passed away in 2021.
Over the past six months, we have had to say goodbye to sitcom icons, variety show singers, sci-fi standouts, and more. Thankfully, their wonderful work lives on.
Here are some of the losses that hit the TV industry in 2021.
Visit our remembrances page to read more obituaries.
Tanya Roberts, star of Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show
She also starred in many classic '80s films such as A View to Kill, Sheena, and The Beastmaster. She was 65.
Cloris Leachman, Phyllis from Mary Tyler Moore and most awarded actress in Emmy history
The actress appeared on television in eight different decades. She was 82.
Cicely Tyson, a pioneering TV icon who garnered countless awards
She was the first black actor with a lead role in a primetime television drama. She was 96.
Jessica Walter, the 'Arrested Development' star with six decades of TV credits
She worked with everyone from Ron Howard and William Shatner to Wonder Woman and Mannix. She was 80.
Amy Johnston, Vinnie Barbarino's love on Welcome Back, Kotter
She also played Buddy Holly's girlfriend in The Buddy Holly Story. She was 66.
Gloria Henry, the mom on Dennis the Menace
The actress behind Mrs. Mitchell died one day following her 98th birthday.
Arlene Golonka, love interest to both Howard and Sam in Mayberry
The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. actress was 85.
Erin O'Brien, who played Andy Griffith's gal and the title character in the '77 Sunset Strip' pilot
The former Tonight Show singer made her final TV acting appearance on Perry Mason. She was 87.
Joanne Linville, who had memorable roles in Star Trek and The Twilight Zone
She was the first woman to play a Romulan in the Trek universe. She was 93.