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    This thread is for members to talk and to post about all Art & Cultural Icons who past away recently. May they R.I.P.


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    From Chris Kyle, Author and Former Navy SEAL Sniper, Killed at Gun Range | TIME.com
    Chris Kyle, who died on Saturday, Feb. 2, after being shot at a Texas gun range, was a divisive figure. He was a former Navy SEAL and a military hero


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    From Notable deaths around the nation and world as of Jan. 20, 2013 | OregonLive.com
    Notable deaths around the nation and world as of Jan. 20, 2013 By The Associated Press on January 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM, updated January 19, 2013 at 10:01 AMView/Post CommentsPauline Friedman Phillips, 94, of Minneapolis, who as Dear Abby dispensed snappy advice on love, marriage and more to millions of newspaper readers around the world, died Jan. 16. The column launched in 1956 in the San Francisco Chronicle, and her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, took over in 2002 after her Alzheimer's diagnosis. Phillips competed with the Ann Landers column by her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer. She also did a radio version and wrote best-selling books.Eugene Patterson, 89, of St. Petersburg, Fla., a Pulitzer-winning editor of the Atlanta Constitution who drew attention to the civil rights movement across the South, died Jan. 12. His column about a church bombing that killed four girls in Birmingham, Ala., was read on the "CBS Evening News." The World War II veteran also served stints at United Press. He later joined the Washington Post and played a role in publishing the Pentagon Papers, then led the St. Petersburg Times and Poynter Institute.Vincent R. Sombrotto, 89, of Manhasset, N.Y., who served as president of the National Association of Letter Carriers for 24 years, died Jan. 10. He joined the then-Post Office Department in 1947 as a part-time letter carrier. In 1970, he took charge of a New York strike to protest low wages and working conditions. It spread to 100 cities and led to creation of the U.S. Postal Service. He also helped reform the Hatch Act, which prohibited partisan activities by federal employees.Aaron Swartz, 26, of New York, a co-founder of the social news website Reddit and fighter to make online content free to the public, died Jan. 11. His death came weeks before he faced trial on accusations of stealing millions of journal articles from an electronic archive. The teen prodigy helped create RSS to gather updates from blogs, news headlines, audio and video for users. He also co-founded Demand Progress, which campaigns against Internet censorship.Conrad Bain, 89, of Livermore, Calif., who gained fame as the rich white adoptive father of two poor black brothers in the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died Jan. 14. He also played a conservative neighbor on the feminist sitcom "Maude." The Canadian veteran of World War II did character roles in films including "Bananas" and theater companies across the U.S. and Bahamas.Jeanne Manford, 92, of New York, an early organizer of relatives and other supporters of gays and lesbians, died Jan. 8. Her group now is called Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and has 350 chapters across the U.S. She spent her career as a schoolteacher in New York City public schools, then was inspired by an attack on her activist son.George Gund III, 75, of San Jose, Calif., the original owner of the San Jose Sharks hockey team, died Jan. 15. He and his brother Gordon relinquished their stake in the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for the rights to an expansion team in the Bay Area. He previously had ownership roles with the NHL's California Golden Seals and Cleveland Barons and the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.Daniel J. Edelman, 92, of Chicago, who built one of the world's top public relations companies, died Jan. 15. He worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, then analyzed German propaganda during World War II. He was credited with developing methods such as celebrity endorsements and media tours. His New York-based company has 66 offices worldwide and serves clients including Microsoft, Pfizer, Wal-Mart and Royal Dutch Shell.Leon Leyson, 83, of Whittier, Calif., the youngest of 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis by industrialist Oskar Schindler, died Jan. 12. He was nearly 10 when Germany invaded Poland, and his family was soon sent to a ghetto. He was so short that he stood on a box to work factory machinery. He later immigrated to the U.S. and taught at Huntington Park High School. He began speaking about the Holocaust following the 1993 film "Schindler's List."Frank Page, 87, of Shreveport, La., a radio broadcaster who helped introduce Elvis Presley to worldwide audiences, died Jan. 9. During 65 years with KWKH, he announced for the Louisiana Hayride, the state's version of the Grand Ole Opry, where Presley sang "That's Alright Mama" in 1954. Page also worked with Armed Forces Radio and helped launch country stars "Nat" Stuckey and "Gentleman Jim" Reeves.John Wilkinson, 67, of Springfield, Mo., a rhythm guitarist and longtime musician with Elvis Presley, died Jan. 11. He joined the TCB Band at age 23 and performed at 1,200 shows with Presley before the legendary singer died in 1977. He also played and sang with such groups as The New Christy Minstrels. He later made a living in retail and airline services management.Kenojuak Ashevak, 85, of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, a Canadian native artist whose prints and drawings helped introduce Inuit works to the world, died Jan. 8. Her "Enchanted Owl," with exaggerated feathers and a piercing stare, appeared on a stamp for the Northwest Territories centennial. A film about her was nominated for a short documentary Oscar and led to international art exhibitions.Ed Miracle, 83, of Richmond, Ky., who created an eastern Kentucky football dynasty in the 1950s and '60s, died Jan. 10. He was best known for coaching the former Lynch High School in Harlan County to 13 Class A district championships, eight state finals appearances and four state titles. He also coached winning basketball and football teams in Madison County until he retired in 1992.Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, of Memphis, Tenn., director of manned space flight for NASA during early American forays into space, died Dec. 11. During his tenure, John Glenn became the first U.S. astronaut in orbit, and groundwork was laid for missions to the moon. Previously the electrical engineer worked for Western Electric, Bell Telephone and RCA, helping develop the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System. Later he led Raytheon.Claude Nobs, 76, of Montreux, Switzerland, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, died Jan. 10. He worked his way up from a chef and director of Montreux's tourism office. His passion for music introduced generations of artists, including Keith Jarrett and Roberta Flack, to international audiences. The acts broadened to include rock and pop, notably Deep Purple.Frederick "Freddy E" Buhl, 22, of Renton, Wash., noted as a Seattle hip-hop artist, died Jan. 5. He also was known for his edgy YouTube program, "Jerk TV," which had thousands of subscribers and millions of video views.Evan S. Connell, 88, of Santa Fe, N.M., the acclaimed author of twin Depression-era novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," died Jan. 10. He began writing at Dartmouth and served as a pilot and instructor during World War II. His 19 diverse books included a best-selling account of Lt. Col. George Custer, two lengthy poems and a biography of Spanish painter Francisco Goya.Mariangela Melato, 71, of Rome, an Italian actress acclaimed as a spoiled socialite stranded with a sailor in "Swept Away," died Jan. 11. She had her most success in 1970s films directed by Lina Wertmuller, including "Love and Anarchy." But she had less luck in Hollywood roles, which included a part in "Flash Gordon."Ralph G. Martin, 92, of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., a best-selling author of political and celebrity biographies, died Jan. 9. He served as an Army correspondent in Europe during World War II and later was a magazine staffer at The New Republic, Newsweek and House Beautiful. His subjects for about 30 books included the Kennedys, Israeli leader Golda Meir and British politician Winston Churchill's American-born mother.Nagisa Oshima, 80, of Tokyo, a Japanese "new wave" director known for internationally acclaimed films "Empire of Passion" and "In the Realm of the Senses," died Jan. 15. A former student activist, he debuted in 1959 and tackled social issues ranging from capital punishment and racism to explicit sex scenes. His last work was "Taboo," about gay samurais, made after he suffered a stroke.David R. Ellis, 60, of Los Angeles, famed as the director of Internet sensation "Snakes on a Plane," was found dead Jan. 7. He was in South Africa working on "Kite," also starring Samuel L. Jackson. He began his Hollywood career as an actor and stuntman in the 1970s. His directing credits included "Shark Night 3D" and "The Final Destination."Ned Wertimer, 89, of Burbank, Calif., who played the Ralph on the sitcom "The Jeffersons," died Jan. 2. A Navy pilot during World War II, he had one-off roles on dozens of TV shows from the early 1960s through the late 1980s, including "Car 54 Where Are You?" and "Mary Tyler Moore."-- Compiled from wire reports
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    I guess there just must be many many more famous and important people these days than there used to be, it seems every week someone of such stature is dying.
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    Patrick Moore's death recently probrably struck me more than most, you just get used to certain people always being on television.
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    Gerry Anderson!
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    Reg Presley died today...
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    Two who I have seen in concert that I enjoyed. They both were in the music business , one sang the other played many instruments , the piano primarily and composed his own Jazz scores.


    Dave Brubeck



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