First Episode / Last Episode: 15 Beloved Performers Bookends

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First Episode / Last Episode: 15 Beloved Performers Bookends

 Lionsgate, Dauntless Productions

You don’t know what you got until it’s gone. It’s a phrase applied to love lost, but can also apply to several of our favorite actors and performers over the years. Whether it was tragedy or just their time being up, several iconic people from the silver screen to our smaller television sets have shuffled off this mortal coil.

Fortunately, several of them left behind a giant library of work for us to stream and watch whenever we’d like to be reminded of them. Several of them left iconic roles and performances that we’ll watch again and again. This Pictofact isn’t about that, though.

This is about the first time we as a culture saw them, and the last time we got to seem them. The times before they were famous and long after, either way it’s a trivia question of the first appearance or the final bow. Here are some of the bookends of our favorite actors over the years.

Robin Williams

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Robin Williams Williams' film debut was in Can / Do It 'Till I Need Glasses? a film filled with sexually suggestive sketches. His last role was the voice of Dennis the Dog in the Simon Pegg film Absolutely Anything. CRACKED.COM

Dauntless Productions, Lionsgate

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Patrick Swayze

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Patrick Swayze Swayze first debuted in the roller rink film Skatetown U.S.A. and was last seen as Velvet Larry in the film Powder Blue. CRACKED.COM

Columbia Pictures, Blue Snow Productions

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Bruce Lee

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Bruce Lee Lee was seemingly born into the film industry, with his first as an infant in 1941's Golden Gate Girl, and his final being his most lauded in 1973's Enter the Dragon. CRACKED.COM

Golden Gate, Warner Bros.

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Jimmy Stewart

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Jimmy Stewart The actor's first role in a feature length film was in 1935's The Murder Man (titles were simpler back then), and his final role was voicing sheriff dog Wylie Burp in 1996's An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. CRACKED.COM

MGM, Universal Pictures

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Orson Welles

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Orson Welles Welles' first feature-length onscreen role was as a Keystone Кор his own film Too Much Johnson. His final appearance was in Someone to Love, released nearly two full years after his death. CRACKED.COM

Mercury Theater, Castle Hill Productions Inc.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Philip Seymour Hoffman At his start, Hoffman guest starred in an episode of Law & Order. His final role was as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. CRACKED.COM

Wolf Entertainment, Lionsgate

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Audrey Hepburn

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Audrey Hepburn The celebrated starlet first appeared in a TV movie called Sauce Tartare, and made her final appearance on the silver screen in the 1989 film Always. GRACKED.COM

BBC, Universal Pictures

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Phil Hartman

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode appily EverAft STUNT ROCK The United a sites Teles let Every Shill . i - Sex - spluse starting HBO System Amit MERTIPI Phil Hartman The comedian's first credited role was as Monique's Assistant in a film called Stunt Rock, and his final appearance was the voice of a game show host for a story in the children's cartoon Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. CRACKED.COM

Columbia TriStar Television, Interamar, Home Box Office

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Michael Clarke Duncan

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Michael Clarke Duncan Duncan got his start as a guest role on the TV show Renegade, with his final role as a coach on the boxing film The Challenger. CRACKED.COM

Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Wishing Well Pictures

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Aaliyah

Performers Bookends First episode / Last Episode Aaliyah The singer made her film debut in Romeo Must Die, and made her last howing as the Queen of the Damned. CRACKED.COM

Warner Bros.

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