William Christopher. Debbie Reynolds. Carrie Fisher. Richard Adams. George Michael. ZsaZsa Gabor. Alan Thicke. John Glenn. Ron Glass. Dooky Chase. Florence Henderson. Gwen Ifill. Leon Russell. Robert Vaughn. Leonard Cohen. Janet Reno. Arnold Palmer. Darwyn Cooke. Edward Albee. Gene Wilder. Gloria DeHaven. Garry Marshall. Elie Wiesel. Anton Yelchin. Gordie Howe. Muhammad Ali. Alan Young. Morley Safer. Prince. Doris Roberts. Merle Haggard. Patty Duke. Garry Shandling. Pat Conroy. Harper Lee. Vanity. Abe Vigoda. Natalie Cole. David Bowie. Glenn Frey. Alan Rickman.
If I missed one your favorite influences, please, please don't hesitate to leave it in a comment. Happy New Year to all.