Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1417, Dec. 28th, 2010



As we end the year, it is time to remember those who passed on and made an impact in our lives. These are people that moved us in politics, sports and pop culture. May they live on in our individual and collective memories.
Aaron Ruben, 95, American television producer (Andy Griffith Show, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., Sanford and Son), pneumonia.
Tom Brookshier, 78, American football player (Philadelphia Eagles), coach and sportscaster (CBS Sports, WCAU), cancer.

J. D. Salinger, 91, author (The Catcher in the Rye), natural causes.
Pernell Roberts, 81, American actor (Bonanza; Trapper John, M.D.), pancreatic cancer.
Bobby Bragan, 92, American baseball player and manager, heart attack.
Erich Segal, 72, American professor, author (Love Story), and screenwriter (Yellow Submarine), heart attack.
Glen Bell, 86, American entrepreneur, founder of Taco Bell.
George Jellinek, 90, American radio personality (WQXR).
Teddy Pendergrass, 59, American soul singer, complications from colorectal cancer.
Tom "T-Bone" Wolk, 58, American bass guitarist (Hall & Oates), heart attack.
Jamie Gillis, 66, American pornographic film actor, melanoma.
John Murtha, 77, American politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (1974–2010), complications of gallbladder surgery.
Chet Simmons, 81, American sports broadcasting executive, first president of ESPN, Commissioner (USFL), natural causes.
Robert Culp, 79, American actor (I Spy, The Greatest American Hero, Everybody Loves Raymond), heart attack.
Johnny Maestro, 70, American singer (The Crests, The Brooklyn Bridge), cancer.
Vivian Blake, 53, Jamaican drug lord, heart attack.
Liz Carpenter, 89, American feminist author, press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson (1963–1969), pneumonia.
Jerry Adler, 91, American harmonicist, prostate cancer.
Ron Banks, 58, American singer (The Dramatics), heart attack.
W. Willard Wirtz, 98, American politician, Secretary of Labor (1962–1969), last surviving member of the Kennedy Cabinet.
Jim Pagliaroni, 72, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics), cancer.
Mike Cuellar, 72, Cuban Major League Baseball player, stomach cancer.

John Forsythe, 92, American actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), complications from pneumonia.

Buddy Gorman, 88, American actor (Bowery Boys, Dead End Kids), natural causes.
Chris Haney, 59, Canadian co-inventor of Trivial Pursuit, after long illness.
Gary Coleman, 42, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), intracranial hemorrhage.
Art Linkletter, 97, Canadian-born American radio and television personality (House Party, People are Funny), natural causes.
Dorothy Kamenshek, 84, American baseball player (All-American Girls Professional Baseball League1943–1952).
Wally Hickel, 90, American politician, Secretary of the Interior (1969–1970), Governor of Alaska (1966–1969, 1990–1994), natural causes.

Lena Horne, 92, American singer and actress (Stormy Weather, The Wiz).
Robin Roberts, 83, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, natural causes.
Ernie Harwell, 92, American baseball sportscaster (Detroit Tigers), cholangiocarcinoma.
Lynn Redgrave, 67, English actress (Georgy Girl, Gods and Monsters), breast cancer.
Helen Wagner, 91, American actress (As the World Turns).
Robert Byrd, 92, American politician, U.S. Representative (1953–1959), Senator from West Virginia (1959–2010).
Dolph Briscoe, 87, American politician, Governor of Texas (1973–1979), kidney failure and pneumonia.
Jimmy Dean, 81, American country music singer (Big Bad John), actor and businessman (Jimmy Dean Foods), natural causes.
Felix Maldonada , 72, American baseball player and scout (Boston Red Sox), cancer.
Crispian St. Peters, 71, British pop singer ("The Pied Piper", "You Were on My Mind"), after long illness.
Marvin Isley, 56, American bassist (The Isley Brothers, Isley-Jasper-Isley), complications of diabetes.
John Wooden, 99, American basketball player (Purdue, Indianapolis Kautskys) and coach (UCLA, 1948–1975).
Rue McClanahan, 76, American actress (The Golden Girls, Maude), stroke.
Mitch Miller, 99, American music executive and television host (Sing Along with Mitch), after short illness.
Jack Tatum, 61, American football player (Oakland Raiders), heart attack.
Elinor Z. Taylor, 89, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1977–2006).
Daniel Schorr, 93, American journalist (CBS News, National Public Radio).
Vic Ziegel, 72, American sports writer (Daily News), lung cancer.

Ralph Houk, 90, American baseball player (New York Yankees) and manager (New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox), natural causes.
George Steinbrenner, 80, American baseball team owner (New York Yankees), heart attack.
Bob Sheppard, 99, American public address announcer (New York Yankees, New York Giants).
Robert Spillane, 45, American actor (EZ Streets) and playwright, son of gangster Mickey Spillane, fall.
Harvey Fuqua, 80, American rhythm and blues singer (The Moonglows), and record producer (Marvin Gaye), heart attack.
Don Coryell, 85, American football coach (San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Cardinals).

Ilene Woods, 81, American singer and actress (Cinderella), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Cal McLish, 84, American baseball player.
William B. Saxbe, 94, American politician, Senator from Ohio (1969–1974) and Attorney General (1974–1975), pancreatic cancer.
George David Weiss, 89, American composer ("What a Wonderful World", "Can't Help Falling in Love", "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), natural causes.
Joe L. Brown, 91, American baseball executive (Pittsburgh Pirates), after long illness.
James J. Kilpatrick, 89, American columnist and grammarian.
Gloria Winters, 78, American actress (The Life of Riley, Sky King), complications from pneumonia.
Nellie King, 82, American baseball player and public address announcer (Pittsburgh Pirates).
Dan Rostenkowski, 82, American politician, Representative from Illinois (1959–1995), lung cancer.
David L. Wolper, 82, American film and television producer (North and South, Roots, The Thorn Birds), heart failure and Parkinson's disease.
Ted Stevens, 86, American politician, Senator from Alaska (1968–2009), plane crash.
Patricia Neal, 84, American actress, 1964 Academy Award winner (Hud), lung cancer.
Stephen J. Cannell, 69, American TV producer and writer (The A-Team, The Rockford Files, 21 Jump Street).
Bobby Hebb: American singer-songwriter ("Sunny"), lung cancer.

George Blanda, 83, American Hall of Fame football player (Chicago Bears, Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders).
Eddie Fisher, 82, American singer and entertainer, complications from hip surgery.
Leonard Skinner, 77, American school teacher, namesake of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alzheimer's disease.
Kevin McCarthy, 96, American actor (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), The Best Man natural causes.
Ted Sorensen, 82, American lawyer, White House counsel (1961–1964), stroke. [
Alex Anderson, 90, American cartoonist, created characters for The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and Crusader Rabbit.

Bob Guccione, 79, American publisher, founder of Penthouse, lung cancer.

Joe Lis, 64, American baseball player, prostate cancer.
Barbara Billingsley, 94, American actress (Leave It to Beaver).
Solomom Burke, 70, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"), natural causes.

Dame Joan Sutherland, 83, Australian dramatic coloratura soprano.
Frank Bourgholtzer, 90, American television reporter, first full-time NBC News White House correspondent.
Maury Allen, 78, American sportswriter (The New York Post), lymphoma.
Gil McDougald, 82, American baseball player (New York Yankees), prostate cancer.
Leslie Nielsen, 84, Canadian-born American actor (Airplane!, The Naked Gun), pneumonia.

Molly Luft, 66, German prostitute, who billed herself as the fattest hooker in Germany died of cancer.
Tom Underwood, 56, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Oakland A's), pancreatic cancer.
David Nolan, 66, American political activist, Libertarian Party founder, stroke.
Robert Donatucci, 58, American politician, member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (since 1980), sleep apnea.
Jill Clayburgh, 66, American actress (An Unmarried Woman, Ally McBeal, Dirty Sexy Money), chronic leukemia.
Sparky Anderson, 76, American baseball player and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), member of Baseball Hall of Fame, complications from dementia.
Juan de Jesús Madrid Deras, 35, Honduran politician, shot.
Ron Santo, 70, American baseball player and broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), complications from diabetes and bladder cancer.

Don Meredith, 72, American football player (Dallas Cowboys) and commentator (Mondaay Night Football), brain hemorrhage.
John Leslie, 65, American pornographic film actor, heart attack.
Alan Armer, 88, American Emmy Award-winning television producer (The Fugitive), colon cancer.

Elizabeth Edwards, 61, American author, lawyer and political activist, breast cancer.
Richard Holbrooke, 69, American diplomat, Ambassador to Germany (1993–1994) and United Nations (1999–2001), complications from aortic dissection.
Blake Edwards, 88, American film director, producer and screenwriter (The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's), pneumonia.
Bob Feller, 92, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), member of Baseball Hall of Fame, leukemia.
Walt Dropo, 87, American baseball player (Red Sox, Tigers, White Sox).
Glen Adams, 65, Jamaican musician.
Captain Beefheart, 69, American musician and artist, complications from multiple sclerosis.
Phil Cavarretta, 94, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox), complications from a stroke.

Steve Landesberg, 74, American actor (Barney Miller, Forgetting Sarah Marshall), colorectal cancer.
Bernard Wilson, 64, American singer (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes).
Teena Marie, 54, American singer and composer.
Michael O’Pake (See Edition # 1416 and Kenneth Lee (See Edition # 1415).
Stewart Udall, an elder in a famed political family who led the Interior Department as it promoted an expansion of public lands and helped win passage of major environmental laws, has died at the age of 90. During his 1961-1968 tenure as interior secretary, Udall sowed the seeds of the modern environmental movement. He later became a crusader for victims of radiation exposure from the government's Cold War nuclear programs. Udall, brother of the late 15-term congressman Morris Udall, served six years in Congress as a Democrat from Arizona, and then headed the Interior Department from 1961 through 1968 under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His son Tom and nephew Mark also became congressmen, then both were elected to the Senate in 2008.
Tom Bosley, the guy who played Richie Cunningham’s dad on “Happy Days”. Mr. “C” as he was called by the Fonz escaped being a buffoon dad. He was in his 80s.
Herbert Dennenberg: To his enemies, he was known as Horrible Herb. To his fans, Herb Denenberg was the little guy, the consumers' pit bull, Philadelphia's Ralph Nader. For decades, Denenberg - hell-raising consumer-affairs reporter, former Pennsylvania insurance commissioner, newspaper columnist, author and lawyer - took on makers of products that he deemed flawed, deceptive, overpriced or dangerous. No one was untouchable. Business giants and the government were on his firing line. Consumerism ran in his veins. Denenberg won 40 Emmys for his media work and who was a columnist for the Daily News from 1979 until 1981, died at the age of 80. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 1974 but lost in the Democratic primary to Pete Flaherty who then lost in the general to incumbent Dick Schweiker.


At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Poet, Author and Musician Jim Carroll said in one of the best songs of the Punk Era, "Those are people who died".
Carroll died in 2009.
RIP all.

At 8:17 AM, Anonymous Your Friend and Political Sparring Partner said...

The ultimate destination for us all is death.
Enjoy life and don't focus on all the negatives, in the end, worrying, griping and complaining don't mean a thing.
Rich or poor, smart or dumb, lucky or unlucky, insured or uninsured, none escape death. So make life grand!


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