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  • 'Millionaire' Blockbuster Author dies in Crash

    03/01/2015 5:14:12 PM PST · by Cecily · 37 replies
    The author of a blockbuster book series on the habits of millionaires was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near his home in Marietta, according to his family and Cobb County police. Thomas J. Stanley, who was 71, used research to smash the stereotype that being wealthy meant looking wealthy. On the contrary, his works said: Self-made millionaires — the real deal, not the wannabes — are much more likely to be frugal and spurn spending for show. As for the people showing off the bling? “It’s the neurotic middle-class,” he said in a 1991 interview with the Atlanta...
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    02/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mary Rourke
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, according to Robert Williams, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Boyd delivered riffs on life's grittier problems — the white racists afraid of integration, or teenage girls who get pregnant — with a candor that was rarely heard from a priest leading a community at prayer.
  • Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

    02/28/2015 8:03:44 AM PST · by EveningStar · 1 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to appear in an N.B.A. game when he took the court for the Washington Capitols in October 1950, three and a half years after Jackie Robinson broke modern major league baseball’s color barrier, died on Thursday in Crossville, Tenn. He was 86 ... When the N.B.A., going into its fifth season, prepared for its April 1950 draft, many club owners continued to resist signing a black player. Apart from the prejudices of the time, some owners feared that Abe Saperstein, the owner of the all-black, crowd-pleasing Harlem Globetrotters, would pull them from...
  • Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot and killed in Moscow

    02/27/2015 11:19:35 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 254 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 28 Feb 15 | Unknown
    A top political nemesis of President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed early Saturday in central Moscow, Russian police said, one day before an opposition rally was scheduled to take place. Boris Nemtsov, 55, a former deputy prime minister, was shot four times from a passing car as he was walking on a bridge just outside the Kremlin. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Yelena Alexeyeva told reporters on the scene that Nemtsov was walking with a female acquaintance, a Ukrainian citizen, when a vehicle drove up and unidentified assailants shot him dead. The woman wasn't hurt.
  • The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame President, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 1:35:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/27/15 | Nick Anderson
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. He was 97. A Notre Dame spokesman confirmed the death and said the cause was not immediately known. Father Hesburgh, president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987, was considered one of the most important university leaders of the past century. On his watch, the Midwestern school once known mainly for Fighting Irish football became...
  • Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97

    02/27/2015 7:32:49 AM PST · by Borges · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/27/2015 | ANTHONY DePALMA
    The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, the scrappy former president of the University of Notre Dame who stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs, died late Thursday. He was 97. The university confirmed his death in a statement on its website, saying that he had died just before midnight at Holy Cross House adjacent to the university, in South Bend, Ind. It did not give a cause of death. As an adviser to presidents, special envoy to popes, theologian, author, educator...
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....
  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

    02/27/2015 9:16:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 224 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Virginia Heffernan
    Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Leonard Nimoy dead at 83: ‘Star Trek’ star lived long and prospered

    02/27/2015 9:25:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 222 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/27/2015 | BY DAVID HINCKLEY
    Leonard Nimoy, who lived long and prospered, died Friday at his Los Angeles home. The creator of Mr. Spock, television’s most beloved pointy-eared half-Vulcan, was 83 and had suffered for several years from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), which makes it difficult to breathe. “I quit smoking 30 yrs ago,” he tweeted last week. “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.” “LLAP” was Spock’s best-known catch phrase: Live long and prosper. To many of his fans, Leonard Nimoy was a one-hit wonder. One hit that lasted half a century. Nimoy created the beloved Mr. Spock in...
  • Irving Kahn, the world's oldest investor, dies at 109

    02/26/2015 3:08:11 PM PST · by Borges · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 2/26/2015 | Richard Evans
    Irving Kahn, feted as the world's oldest professional investor, has died aged 109. Just six months ago he told the Telegraph, in one of his last interviews, how he doubled his money by side-stepping the 1929 Wall Street crash. Co-founder and chairman of Kahn Brothers Group Inc, Mr Kahn was a disciple and colleague of Benjamin Graham, Columbia Business School professor and arguably the most influential investment expert of the 20th Century. His death was announced today in a paid notice in the New York Times. Mr Kahn continued to work three days a week, taking a short taxi ride...
  • Developer and philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom dies at 91

    02/20/2015 3:04:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    Henry T. Segerstrom, the arts philanthropist and visionary behind South Coast Plaza who helped turn his family's lima bean fields into one of the most successful shopping malls in the United States, died Friday . He was 91. Segerstrom was known for his charitable giving – he made the largest single private donation in Orange County history, $40 million in 2000 to expand the Orange County Performing Arts Center – and for luring high-end retailers to Orange County. In 1978, he successfully courted Nordstrom, persuading the luxury department store to open its first location outside the Pacific Northwest, forever changing...
  • Boxing Great Harold Johnson Dies

    02/20/2015 5:16:58 AM PST · by pallmallman · 9 replies
    The Ring ^ | 02/19/2015 | Lee Groves
    Some fighters seize the public’s imagination with awe-inspiring one-punch knockouts. Others bedazzle with bursts of supersonic speed. A few grab headlines with their retina-burning attire, their inspirational life stories or their inflammatory trash talk. Onetime light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson, who died Thursday morning at 86, didn’t take any shortcuts to earn his greatness. He was a solid citizen in a sport saturated by crazies, criminals and characters. He was the guy who clocked in every day and did his job in such a classy, dignified manner that one couldn’t help but admire his excellence. Johnson was a beautifully proportioned...
  • 'It's My Party' Singer-Songwriter Lesley Gore Dies at 68

    02/16/2015 12:43:26 PM PST · by Borges · 150 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 2/16/2015 | MARK KENNEDY
    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," ''You Don't Own Me" and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. Gore died of cancer at New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, according to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson.
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93(Variety Obit)

    02/16/2015 3:32:52 AM PST · by jocon307 · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 02/15/15 | Carmel Dagan
    Louis Jourdan who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills. Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones. “He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said...
  • Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan has died at 93

    02/15/2015 8:21:56 PM PST · by patriot08 · 49 replies
    Broadway World. com ^ | 2/15/15 | BWW Newsdesk
    Classical French Actor Louis Jourdan Has Died at 93 Louis Jourdan, a French actor famous for American film and television appearances in the Oscar-winning musical GIGI, MADAME BOVARY, CAN-CAN, and THE FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS, 1896, as well as Broadway appearances in shows such as ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, has died. The Hollywood Walk of Fame winner was 93. Jourdan was ordered to make German propaganda films which he refused to do and fled to join his family in unoccupied France. There he started making movies again, ten films in two years. His father was arrested...
  • Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

    02/15/2015 1:43:56 PM PST · by Perdogg · 42 replies
    Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.
  • Arnaud de Borchgrave, former Washington Times editor in chief, dies at 88

    02/15/2015 1:54:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 34 replies
    Arnaud de Borchgrave, former editor in chief of The Washington Times and a celebrated foreign correspondent who covered 17 wars and became the confidant of dozens of world leaders, died Sunday at a hospice in Washington after a lengthy illness with cancer. He was 88.
  • Former NHLer Steve Montador passes away at 35

    02/15/2015 2:04:48 PM PST · by massmike · 16 replies
    http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/ ^ | 02/15/2015 | James O'Brien
    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador died at age 35, as first reported by TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. The Mississauga News reports that he was found dead at his home at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. Police do not suspect foul play. Montador last performed in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011-12. He played 571 regular season games spread out between the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins and Blackhawks. Many may remember him most from his time when the Flames, as he appeared in 20 postseason games during Calgary’s memorable run to the 2004 Stanley...
  • Longtime KTLA reporter Stan Chambers dies at 91

    02/13/2015 12:18:43 PM PST · by jttpwalsh · 53 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/13/15 | OC Register Staff
    Stan Chambers, a local TV news reporter whose career at KTLA spanned more than six decades, died Friday. He was 91.
  • Gary Owens, Announcer of ‘Laugh-In’ Fame, Dies at 80

    02/13/2015 2:59:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 66 replies
    Variety ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Radio, TV and voiceover performer Gary Owens died on Feb. 12 at his home in the Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles. Owens, who was 80, had been a diabetic since the age of 8. Owens was probably best known as the announcer on NBC’s “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” (1968-73), with his trademark hand-over-the-ear announcing style. On the show, John Wayne once imitated Owens announcing. The phrase Gary created on his KMPC radio show, “Beautiful downtown Burbank,” later became a nightly catchphrase on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show.” Owens also lent his voice to more than 3,000 cartoons, providing the voice of...
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015

    02/11/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    NEW YORK -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City. The award-winning newsman was 73. Simon's career spanned five decades, from covering the war in Vietnam to a piece on "60 Minutes" this past weekend on the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." This is a developing story.
  • Buddy Holly bassist Joe Mauldin dies

    02/08/2015 10:34:51 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Internet | 2/7/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    Neither USA Today nor Wikipedia can be excerpted on FR, but according to both Joe B. Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets, has died at the age of 74. This is a sad day for Buddy Holly fans.
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 9:12:01 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Dean Smith, the coaching innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina, an Olympic gold medal in 1976 and induction into basketball's Hall of Fame more than a decade before he left the bench, has died. He was 83. The retired coach died "peacefully" at his North Carolina home Saturday night, the school said in a statement Sunday from Smith's family. He was with his wife and five children. Smith had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory. He had kept a lower profile...
  • Dean Smith dies at aage 83

    02/08/2015 6:16:26 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 20 replies
    espn ^ | 2-8-15 | n/a
    Dean Smith, who coached North Carolina to two men's basketball national titles, died Saturday night at the age of 83. North Carolina announced Smith's death Sunday morning. "Coach Dean Smith passed away peacefully the evening of February 7 at his home in Chapel Hill, and surrounded by his wife and five children," Smith's family said in a statement. "We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, and appreciate the continued respect for our privacy as arrangements are made available to the public. Thank you."
  • Billy Casper dies at age 83

    02/07/2015 8:34:47 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    espn ^ | 2-7-15 | n/a
    SAN DIEGO -- Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart and recovered from a bout of pneumonia over Thanksgiving. His son said Casper was going to cardio rehab for the past four months and was...
  • Billy Casper Dies at 83

    02/08/2015 2:11:23 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8 Feb 2015 | Anon
    SAN DIEGO -- Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly and peacefully with wife Shirley at his bedside. They had been married 62 years. Casper passed out in the clubhouse at the Masters last year, had work on his heart and recovered from a bout of pneumonia over Thanksgiving. His son said Casper was going to cardio rehab for the past four months and was...
  • Iconic Hodad's restaurant owner dies (Mike Hardin)

    02/06/2015 5:18:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karen Kucher and Lori Weisberg
    SAN DIEGO — Mike Hardin -- beloved burger master, philanthropist and owner of Hodad's, an Ocean Beach institution -- has died, leaving the community in mourning. As news spread of his death, mourners gathered and left remembrances in front of the Ocean Beach restaurant on Newport Avenue, creating a makeshift memorial.
  • Mississippi Rep. Alan Nunnelee dead at 56

    02/06/2015 11:16:59 AM PST · by Steven Scharf · 25 replies
    News Channel 3, WREG ^ | 2/6/2015 | George Brown and AP
    <p>JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi, a fiscal and social conservative elected to Congress in a Republican wave of 2010, has died.</p> <p>He was 56.</p> <p>Elizabeth Parks, the spokeswoman in Nunnelee’s congressional office, said he died Friday in his hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi.</p>
  • Actress-Singer Mary Healy, Who Starred Opposite Orson Welles, Dies At 96

    02/05/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    AP via CBS Los Angeles ^ | February 4, 2015
    Mary Healy, a versatile actress and singer who starred with Orson Welles on Broadway and opposite her husband Peter Lind Hayes for nearly 60 years on stage, screen and radio, has died. She was 96.
  • Don Covay: Veteran R&B Singer-Composer Dies at 78

    02/03/2015 10:26:55 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    EurWeb ^ | Feb 2 2015 | EurPublisher
    Multi-talented singer/composer Don Covay lost his two-decades-long battle with debilitating illness resulting from a massive stroke. According publicist Don Brown, Covay died in his sleep on Saturday morning, January 31, at the age of 78. Covay composed a litany of hit tunes, such “Mercy Mercy,” which rocketed to #1 R&B on Cashbox in 1964 and became a huge hit for the Rolling Stones in 1965. In that same year, the catchy song “See Saw” became a top-5 R&B hit for Covay on Cashbox, and his composition “Chain of Fools,” a popular R&B classic, became a hit for Aretha Franklin in...
  • Aldo Ciccolini, An Italian Pianist With A French Soul, Dies At Age 89

    02/02/2015 6:46:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | February 2, 2015 | Anastasia Tsioulcas
    Pianist Aldo Ciccolini was born in Naples, Italy, but he had a French soul. A passionate champion of French composers, he recorded more than 50 albums, mostly of French repertoire, and along the way championed many underrepresented French composers, especially Erik Satie. Ciccolini died overnight Saturday at age 89, shortly after returning home to Asničres-sur-Seine in the Parisian suburbs from several weeks in the hospital for undisclosed treatments.
  • Rod McKuen, Prolific Poet and Lyricist, Dies at 81

    01/30/2015 9:01:58 AM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Margalit Fox
    Rod McKuen, a ubiquitous poet, lyricist and songwriter whose work met with immense commercial success if little critical esteem, died on Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 81... Mr. McKuen, whom The St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture described as having been, at his height, “the unofficial poet laureate of America,” was the author of dozens of books of poetry, which together sold millions of copies...
  • Colleen McCullough, Author of ‘The Thorn Birds,’ Dies at 77

    01/29/2015 9:18:37 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Margalit Fox
    Colleen McCullough, a former neurophysiological researcher at Yale who, deciding to write novels in her spare time, produced “The Thorn Birds,” a multigenerational Australian romance that became an international best seller and inspired a hugely popular television mini-series, died on Thursday on Norfolk Island in the South Pacific, where she had made her home for more than 30 years. She was 77.
  • Marcus Borg, Liberal Scholar on Historical Jesus, Dies at 72

    01/27/2015 11:21:03 AM PST · by Borges · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/27/2015 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Marcus J. Borg, a scholar who popularized a liberal intellectual approach to Christianity with his lectures and books about Jesus as a historical figure, died on Wednesday at his home in Powell Butte, Ore. He was 72. His publisher, HarperOne, said the cause was idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Professor Borg was among a group of scholars, known as the Jesus Seminar, who set off an uproar with its very public efforts to discern collectively which of Jesus’ acts and utterances could be confirmed as historically true, and which were probably myths.
  • A Huge Void in Our Hearts by Rush Limbaugh about Kit Carson (photos)

    01/26/2015 1:29:33 PM PST · by dennisw · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | January 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, indulge me for just a few minutes here. We all here at the EIB Network are experiencing a huge void in all of our hearts here today because of a death, one of our staff members, the very first staff member to join me 27 years ago in New York. Christopher Carson, "Kit," my trusted chief of staff, aide-de-camp, passed away today at 8 a.m. at his home in New Jersey after what really was a four-year battle, really valiant, never-seen-anything-like-it battle with essentially brain cancer. He thought that it was beaten back two...
  • TV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies

    01/25/2015 4:56:35 PM PST · by 9thLife · 14 replies
    MyWay (whatever that is) ^ | Jan 25, 3:26 AM (ET) | By KAREN MATTHEWS
    NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88. He died Saturday of cancer, which he had had for a few years, longtime producer and friend Steven Garrin said. Franklin often is credited with developing the standard TV talk show format, sitting behind a desk while interviewing wanna-be celebrities, minor celebrities and the occasional bona fide celebrity. The host of "The Joe...
  • George Gibson, chief engineer of the Dodge Dart, dies at 92

    01/23/2015 7:21:39 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 58 replies
    Automotive News ^ | Jack Walsworth
    George Gibson Jr., a former chief engineer for Dodge, died Wednesday in Rochester, Minn. He was 92. As chief engineer, Gibson’s biggest pride of his work was the Dodge Dart. According to his daughter, Lisa Gibson, the Dart was the most hands-on work he did at the company. He admired the functionality of the compact car and was even featured in Dart ads. Given his 6-foot, 190-pound frame, critics couldn’t believe that a man of his size could fit in the car. He proved them wrong with the ad showing him getting in and out of the car. It read,...
  • Saudi King Abdullah Dies

    01/22/2015 3:27:53 PM PST · by 22202NOVA · 309 replies
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  • Don Harron dead at 90

    01/17/2015 9:09:07 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 8 replies
    cac.ca via yahoo.ca ^ | January 17, 2015 | CBC News
    Canadian entertainment icon died Saturday after a battle with cancer
  • Lowell Steward, decorated WWII Tuskegee Airman, dies at 95

    01/17/2015 8:24:42 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    The Ventura County Star/AP ^ | December 19, 2014 | Joseph A. Garcia
    Lowell Cedric Steward was the son of a railroad porter and a homemaker. When Lowell was a student at Santa Barbara State College, he and other members of the school’s basketball team decided to enlist in the Army Air Forces. The others were accepted... Lowell , flew more than 100 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, died of natural causes Wednesday in a Ventura, Calif.
  • Longtime Bruins Radio Voice Bob Wilson Dies at 85

    01/17/2015 6:19:08 PM PST · by massmike · 9 replies
    boston.com ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jeff Pini
    Bob Wilson, the longtime radio voice of the Boston Bruins, died earlier this week. He was 85. Wilson served as play-by-play announcer and color commentator at different times for the Bruins’ radio broadcasts for more than 20 years, including their Stanley Cup-winning campaign of 1971-72. He retired in 1995. “On behalf of the Boston Bruins organization, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Wilson,” Bruins president Cam Neely said in a statement. “For a generation of New England hockey fans, Bob’s legendary voice was synonymous with the Bruins and he will always be a part of our...
  • Harry Jaffa, R.I.P.

    01/12/2015 4:03:15 PM PST · by Pelham · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 12, 2015 | Richard Brookheiser
    Harry Jaffa has died. I remember, in order of increasing importance: 1. The character. Harry was a handful. Early in the Reagan years I got an excited phone call from him (was there ever a calm one?) about the fight over who should head the NEH. The frontrunner was M.E. Bradford, a learned English prof with a sideline in Confederate history. Irving Kristol then pushed Bill Bennett, for his manifest talent, and to avoid re-fighting the Civil War in a Senate confirmation hearing. This was one of the opening shots in the paleocon/neocon fight. (Like many great struggles, it began...
  • Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank, Dies at 100

    01/11/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2010 | RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    Miep Gies, the last survivor among Anne Frank’s protectors and the woman who preserved the diary that endures as a testament to the human spirit in the face of unfathomable evil, died Monday night, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam said. She was 100. The BBC said Mrs. Gies suffered a fall late last month and died at a nursing home. “I am not a hero,” Mrs. Gies wrote in her memoir, “Anne Frank Remembered,” published in 1987. “I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did and more —...
  • Andrae Crouch, legendary gospel figure, dies at 72

    01/09/2015 12:40:40 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    msn ^ | 1/9/15 | Robert Jablon
    Andrae Crouch, a legendary gospel performer, songwriter and choir director whose work graced songs by Michael Jackson and Madonna and movies such as "The Lion King," has died. He was 72. Crouch died Thursday afternoon at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he had been admitted Saturday after suffering a heart attack, said his publicist, Brian Mayes. Crouch and his sister, Sandra Crouch, lived in the Pacoima area of Los Angeles, Mayes said. They were pastors at the New Christ Memorial Church in the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando. Born in San Francisco, Crouch wrote his first gospel tune at...
  • Australian actor Rod Taylor dead at 84: Legendary star suffers a heart attack at LA home

    01/08/2015 5:16:27 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 85 replies
    News.com.au ^ | January 09, 2015 9:24AM
    LEGENDARY Australian actor Rod Taylor has passed away in the early hours of the morning US time after suffering from a heart attack. The 84-year-old, who starred in Hollywood flicks including most recently Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, was said to have died at home in LA following a dinner party. It was to have been his birthday on Sunday. His daughter Felicia confirmed his death to CNN. “My dad loved his work. Being an actor was his passion – calling it an honorable art and something he couldn’t live without,” Felicia, a former CNN News correspondent, said in a statement....
  • Former Giants pitcher Stu Miller dies

    01/06/2015 6:53:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    AP via ESPN ^ | January 5, 2015
    Stu Miller, the former Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in All-Star Game history, has died. He was 87... Miller played 16 years in the majors for the Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore and Atlanta. He led the National League in ERA in 1958, had the most saves in the NL in 1961 and the American League in 1963 and won a World Series title with Baltimore in 1966. But he is most remembered for his All-Star Game performance at windy Candlestick Park in 1961. He was called for a balk in the ninth inning...
  • Allie Sherman Dies at 91; Led Giants to Title Games

    01/06/2015 9:31:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Allie Sherman, who possessed a dubious football pedigree as a left-handed quarterback at Brooklyn College but went on to take the New York Giants to National Football League title games in his first three seasons as their coach, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. His death was announced by his family. Sherman’s early years as the Giants’ coach have long been remembered as a revered time in the franchise’s history. His players included quarterbacks Charley Conerly and Y. A. Tittle, backs Alex Webster, Kyle Rote and Frank Gifford and wide receiver Del Shofner, as well...
  • Bess Myerson, 90, Dies; Famed for Beauty, Public Service and Scandal

    01/05/2015 10:31:41 AM PST · by Borges · 90 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/5/2015 | ENID NEMY and WILLIAM McDONALD
    Bess Myerson, a New York favorite daughter who basked in the public eye for decades — as Miss America 1945, as a television personality, as a force in public affairs and finally, under a harsher light, as a player in a shattering municipal scandal — died on Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif., her death occurring in the relative obscurity in which she had lived her last years. She was 90. Her death, which had not been publicly announced, was confirmed on Monday by public records. Ms. Myerson was one of a select group of American figures...
  • Stuart Scott dies at age of 49

    01/04/2015 7:02:19 AM PST · by John W · 73 replies
    espn.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Steve Wulf
    Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Among the features of the new ESPN studio in Bristol is a wall of catchphrases made famous by on-air talent over the years. An amazing nine of them belong to one man -- from his signature "Boo-Yah!" to "As cool as the other side of the pillow" to "He must be the bus driver cuz he was takin' him to school."