Friday, July 23, 2010

Daniel Schorr

Outstanding journalist and news analyst -- via the Washington Post. Best known by many for his decades of commentary on NPR, he broke many major stories during his career -- and was on Nixon's enemies list! Good job, Mr. Schorr!

Carl Gordon

Great actor -- via the New York Times

Phillip Walker

Bluesman -- via JamBase

Martin Beales


Lawyer and crime writer -- via the Guardian

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Anthony Rolfe Johnson

English tenor -- via BBC Music magazine

Ralph Houck

Former Yankees manager -- via the New York Times

Robert Sandall

Revered rock writer -- via the Telegraph

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Priscillano Romanillos

Disney animator -- via the Los Angeles Times

Jim Neu

Playwright -- via the New York Times

David Warren

Australian scientist who invented the "black box" flight data recorder -- via the Telegraph

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bernie Andrews

BBC producer and programmer -- via the Guradian

Stephen H. Schneider

Nobel-winning climate scientist -- via the L.A. Times

Andy Hummel

Big Star bassist -- via the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Monday, July 19, 2010

Larry Keith

Stage and television actor -- via Theater Mania

Kenny Kuhn

Former baseball star -- via the Louisville Courier-Journal

Kip King

Comedian, actor, teacher -- and father of Chris Kattan -- via Variety

Gene Ludwig

Masterful jazz organist -- via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marceline Freeman

Freeman at right in photo.
Dancer, choreographer and teacher -- via the Denver Post

Glenn Falkenstein

Mentalist -- via the Los Angeles Times

Joseph J. Musil

Theater designer -- via the L.A. Times

Marian Slingova-Fagan

Activist suffered solitary confinement in Czechoslovakia -- via the Independent

James Gammon

Great character actor -- via the Orlando Sentinel

Fred Carter Jr.

Fred Carter Jr. (left) and daughter Deana, right.
Nashville session man -- via CMT

Paulo Moura

All-star Brazilian musician -- via the New York Times

John Coates

Naval architect designed a working Greek trireme -- bet you can't! Via the Telegrpah

Peter K. Duchow

TV producer best known for his work with James Garner -- via the Hollywood Reporter

M-J Lancaster

British writer and editor -- via the Independent

Charles Benjamin Gittings Jr.

Activist fought prisoner abuses, especially those in the War on Terror -- via the Washington Post

Pius Njawe

Cameroonian journalist who fought corruption nad braved over 100 arrests -- via the Washington Post

Peter Fernandez

Actor, writer and director was the voice of "Speed Racer" and converted Japanese anime TV series into American hit -- via the New York Times

Hank Cochran


Singer/songwriter wrote many country classics, including "I Fall to Pieces" and "Make the World Go Away" -- via the New York Times

Valerie Watts

Bassoonist -- via the Guardian

Gilly Coman

British actress -- via the Guardian

Olga Guillot

Cuban singer known as the "queen of the bolero" -- via the New York Times

Louis Keller

Self-taught inventor created the Bobcat with his brother -- via the Fargo Inforum

Vonetta McGee

Actress -- via the New York Times. Best known for her work in the "blaxploitation" subgenre, but a fine performer!

Lelio Luttazzi

Italian composer and performer -- via nowitaly.com

Clint Hartung

Former MLB pitcher -- via the Corpus Christi Caller