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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Leona Helmsley

Leona Helmsley, the hotelier who did prison time for tax evasion, died at age 87. No cause of death was listed, nor were any survivors mentioned in the obituaries I've read of her. Perhaps her greatest claim to fame was having said that "I don't pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes." That's... Sign in to see full entry.

John Gardner

John Gardner, who took over the James Bond franchise in 1981 with Licence Renewed, died at age 80 of heart disease. He wasn't just a novelist. The son of an Anglican priest, the Chicago Tribune obituary of Gardner states that he himself served as an Anglican priest for five years, as well as being a... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Brooke Astor

Philanthropist Brooke Astor has died. Age at time of death and funeral arrangements are unknown. Her most famous quote: Money is like manure. It should be spread around. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Phil Rizzuto

Former Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto has died at age 89. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living Hall of Famer. He was not the big star that, say, Mickey Mantle or Yogi Berra were. In fact, he was the last of that group to make the Hall of Fame. But he was well-remembered by all who knew... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Merv Griffin

Merv Griffin, talk show host and creator of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, has died at age 82. According to a statement issued by his family, he died of prostate cancer. Although he spent twenty years as a talk show host, and initially attained fame as a singer, he amassed most of his wealth as the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Lee Hazelwood

Lee Hazelwood, singer and composer of Nancy Sinatra's hit song These Boots Are Made For Walkin', has died after a year-long battle with kidney cancer, at age 78. His manager said his death was peaceful. He is survived by his third wife, a son and two daughters. Funeral arrangements were not made... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

William J. Tuttle

William J. Tuttle, a Hollywood makeup artist whose work was so renowned that he won an Oscar years before there was an official Academy Award for makeup, died on Friday July 27, 2007 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He was 95.Tuttle died of natural causes, his wife, Anita, said. A longtime... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bill Walsh

Football coach Bill Walsh died early on Monday, July 30, 2007 at age 75. He went 102-63-1 as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. He also served twice as that team's general manager. No survivors were mentioned, nor were any funeral arrangements. Sign in to see full entry.

Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson, a Pittsburgh Pirates player who played on their 1979 World Series team, has died on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at age 64. He was discovered dead in his hotel room after failing to show up for a business appointment. At the end of his life, he worked for the LA Dodgers, as their minor... Sign in to see full entry.

Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder, the idiosyncratic, cigarette-waving interviewer who was one of the pioneers of the late-night television talk show and a long-time anchor for both local and national news, died on Sunday July 29,2007 in San Francisco. He was 71.The cause was complications of leukemia, his friend and... Sign in to see full entry.

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