Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Humorist, cartoonist, playwright, ad man and much more -- via the New York Times
Writer, editor and gamekeeper -- via the Independent
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Composer and musician with the Denver Center Theatre Company -- via the Denver Post
Musician known in England known as the "king of the buskers" -- via Music Week
Documentary filmmaker and original "crocodile hunter" -- via the Australian
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Author best known for her work in the spy-fi/urban fantasy genre -- via expressionstributes
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Outfielder for the Browns, Athletics, White Sox and Dodgers -- via the amazing detective abilities of Bill Schenley; groups.google.com/group/alt.obituaries and the Oklahoman. Also, here's a nice profile of him from Gary Bedingfield's baseballinwartime.com.
online funerals, Web sites devoted to commemoration, and more.
Monday, September 20, 2010
He was the last radio voice of the Washington Senators, but so much more! He acted in films, collected baseball and football memorabilia, and wrote as well. Via Bill Schenley, and Frederick N. Rasmussen at the Baltimore Sun.
More than just a top-notch jazz multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. He worked hard to integrate the West Coast music scene, fought for the musicians' union, and served as a fount of information on the history of music in the area as well. Quite a guy!
Dig his beautiful tone . . .
Dig his beautiful tone . . .
Wonderful Hollywood screenwriter and producer -- via Deadline Hollywood. Often collaborating with his wife, Harriet Frank Jr. (both pictured above), Ravetch wrote some of my favorite films: "Vengeance Valley," "Hud," "Hombre," "The Reivers," "The Cowboys," "Norma Rae" and "Murphy's Romance," among others.
Increased longevity is making it more difficult for physicians to identify and differentiate among immediate and underlying causes of death, as well as significant factors contributing to death. An excellent story by David Brown at the Washington Post.
The editorial staff writes an op/ed addressed to the drug gangs, asking them for a solution. It seems that law and order is out of order in northern Mexico. An excellent story by Nick Valencia at CNN.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
A perfect feature story by John Rogers via the Denver Post and the Associated Press. It tells us that Loren Latker, a historian focused on the life and work of oft-imitated, never-surpassed crime novelist Raymond Chandler (pictured above), has arranged for the ashes of his wife to be united with his remains at a cemetery in San Diego. It turns out he wanted to be cremated and placed next to her; however, this seems to be the best the system can do. Latker will inter her this coming Valentine's Day during a graveside celebration and plans to serve drink vodka gimlets at the event.
TV, radio and nightclub performer; she was the first female disc jockey in New York; and she wrote sitcoms such as "Love, Sidney." Via Sitcoms Online and Legacy.com. The fourth of vaudeville, film and radio star Eddie Cantor's oft-referred-to five daughters.
Ace Negro Leagues centerfielder and respected batter -- via the Birmingham News.