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29 Dec 2013

2013 Deaths

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Arlene Ackerman

1947-2013

Former Philadelphia School District superintendent.

Chinua Achebe

1930-2013

Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and

critic. He was best known for his first

novel Things Fall Apart (1958).

Patty Andrews

1918-2013

Member of 1930s-1940s Andrews Sis

ters swing/big band group.

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Conrad Bain

1923-2013

Television Actor-Star of TV’s “Different Strokes.”

Bobby “Blue” Bland

1930-2013

Legendary Blues/R&B Singer

 

Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner

1943-2013

Frontman, The Ohio Players.

 

Joyce Brothers

1927-2013

Psychologist, Radio Personality of 1950s-1970s Talk Show Host, Journalist

Donald Byrd

1932-2013

Legendary Jazz fusion trumpeter

Passed away February 4. 80 years old.

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J.J. Cale

1938-2013

Songwriter, Guitarist

Robert F. Chew

1960-2013

Actor, star of HBO’’s The Wire

Hugo Chávez

1954-2013

Venezuelan politician who was the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013, World Leader.

Tom Clancy

1947-2013

American author and historian best known for detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War and ‘Jack Ryan’ literary series.

Van Cliburn

1934-2013

Legendary Pianist of the 1950s.

E. Steven Collins

1958-2013

Philadelphia Radio personality

and Community activist.

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James DePreist

1936-2013

Nat’l Medal of Arts winning Symphonic conductor

George Duke

1946-2013

Grammy Award winning jazz keyboardist & producer

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Roger Ebert

1942-2013

Celebrated Film Critic, Talk Show Host, Journalist. One half of the Siskel and Ebert film critic team.

Douglas C. Engelbart

1925-2013

American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer.

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Dennis Farina

1944-2013

Film and Television Actor, star of police dramas “Crime Story”, “Miami Vice”, “Law and Order.”

Joan Fontaine

1917-2013

Academy award winning Film Actress of 1940s. Best known for roles in films, Rebecca and Suspicion.

Bonnie Franklin

1944-2013

Television Actress, star of “One Day at a Time 1980s sitcom.”

David Frost

1939-2013

Popular British Talk Show Host and interviewer of 1960s-70s.

Annette Funicello

1942-2013

Actress, popular child star of Disney’s Mouseketeers.

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James Gandolfini

1961-2013

Film, Theater, Television Actor, Filmmaker; star of HBO ‘The Sopranos’ drama series.

Rev. William Gray

1941-2013

Former PA Congressman, civil rights and community leader.

L.C. Greenwood

1946-2013

NFL star- Pittsburgh

Member of Pittsburgh Steady Steelers curtain defense.

Emile Griffith

1938-2013

Former boxer

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Chico Hamilton

1921-2013

Jazz drummer & bandleader

Damon Harris

1950-2013

Singer & former member of The Temptations

Julie Harris

1925-2013

Award-winning Film, Theater and Television Actress, star of 1980s nighttime soap, Knots Landing.

Richie Havens

1941-2013

Legendary soul/folk Guitarist, Singer

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David “Deacon” Jones

1938-2013

NFL star of the 1960s LA Rams defensive end, part of the ‘Fearsome Foursome.’

George Jones

1931-2013

Celebrated County Songwriter, Singer.

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Chris Kelly

1978-2013

Rapper, one half of hip hop duo, Kris Kross.

Jim Kelly

1946-2013

Actor, martial artist & athlete

Passed away June 29 (cancer). 67 years old.

Ed Koch

1924-2013

Popular and controversial NYC Mayor during 1980s.

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Yusef Lateef

1920-2013

Famed jazz saxophonist and flutist who spent his career crossing musical boundaries.

 

Elmore Leonard

1925-2013

Author of books including “Get Shorty,” “RumPunch” and “Pronto.”

Doris Lessing

1919-2013

Author

Dr. Walter Lomax

1932-2013

Physician/businessman

Philadelphia medical practitioner/businessman for more than three decades. His practice grew from a private single physician office to a multi-site group practice consisting of over 20 well-trained physicians.

Gloria Lynne

1929-2013

Jazz diva

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Nelson Mandela

1918-2013

South African anti-apartheid civil rights activist, former S. African president, World Leader, Writer

Ray Manzarek

1939-2013

Music Producer, Singer, keyboard player for The Doors.

Richard Matheson

1926-2013

Author, Screenwriter

Mindy McCready

1975-2013

Country singer who received significant media coverage regarding her troubled personal life and suicide.

Dean Meminger

1948-2013

NBA star

Don Mitchell

1943-2013

Actor, best known as co-star to Raymond Burr in “Ironside.”

Cory Monteith

1982-2013

Television Actor, star of the comedy/drama TV series, “Glee.”

Lou Myers

1935-2013

Actor, star of “Different World”, numerous TV sitcoms.

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Ken Norton

1943-2013

Champion heavyweight boxer of 1970s; most famous for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali and for his classic battle with Larry Holmes.

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Milo O’Shea

1926-2013

Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor

Peter O’Toole

1932-2013

Award-winning screen and stage actor, star of “Lawrence of Arabia”,  Anti-War Activist.

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Lou Reed

1942-2013

Legendary guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground in 1960s-80s.

Bobby Rogers

1940-2013

Founding member of “The Miracles”

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Bobbie Smith

1936-2013

Original lead singer of “The Spinners”

Cleotha Staples

1939-2013

Member of the Staple Singers

Jean Stapleton

1923-2013

Celebrated Theater and Television Actress, star of 1970s sitcom “All in the Family.”

Reeva Steenkamp

1983-2013

Model, Reality Television Star

Richard Street

1942-2013

Singer & member of The Temptations for 25 years.

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Maria Tallchief

1925-2013

Ballet Dancer

Margaret Thatcher

1925-2013

Longest-serving British Prime Minister and leader of Britian’s Conservative Party, of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office.

Helen Thomas

1920-2013

Celebrated journalist, first woman to serve in the White House Press Corp., Television Personality.

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Abigail Van Buren

1918-2013

Writer and famed columnist, ‘Dear Abby.’

Jorge Rafaél Videla

1925-2013

Murderer, General, Dictator

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Paul Walker

1973-2013

Film Actor, Television Actor, star of “Fast and Furious” movie franchise.

Esther Williams

1921-2013

Film Actress of the 1930s-’50s, Entrepreneur, Pin-up, Professional Swimmer.

Jonathan Winters

1925-2013

Celebrated Actor, Comedian of film and television, star of 1970s sitcom Mork and Mindy and regular guest on 1960s TV variety shows.

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Lee Thompson Young

1984-2013

Actor, starred on TV cop drama, “Rizzoli and Isles.”

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