Saturday, January 28, 2012

Yuri Rasovsky

Audio dramatist -- via the New York Times.

Richard M. Ketchum

Writer and editor -- via the New York Times.

Winston Riley

Reggae producer and musician -- via the New York Times.

James Arnold

Nuclear chemist -- via the L.A. Times. He spearheaded the study of moon rocks from Apollo space missions.

Marty Springstead

Umpire -- via the New York Times.

Friday, January 27, 2012

David Ihezie

Actor -- via

Sarah Burke

Freestyle skier -- via ESPN.

Rob Windsor

Politician and activist -- via the Coventry Observer.

Elizabeth Brumfiel

Archeologist -- via the L.A. Times.

Joan August Kucinski

Vocalist -- via the Syracuse Post-Standard.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

James Farentino

Actor -- via the New York Times.

Robert Hegyes

Actor -- via the Star-Ledger. Best known for his work on the TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter."

Godfrey Chin

Historian -- via Stabroek News.

Richard Bruno

Costume designer -- via the Chicago Tribune.

Robert Dozier

Screenwriter for film and television -- via the Hollywood Reporter.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Nicol Williamson

Actor -- via the Telegraph. Best known in America for his roles in movies such as Merlin in "Excalibur," Sherlock Holmes in "The Seven Per-Cent Solution," and Little John in "Robin and Marian." Williamson was much more of an extraordinary stage actor, doing remarkable turns in "Hamlet," "Macbeth," "Inadmissible Evidence," and "I Hate Hamlet." Plagued by passions and problems onstage and off, his great work has yet to be fully appreciated. A splendid and intense performer.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jimmy Castor

Singer, songwriter, saxophonist, percussionist and bandleader -- via the Washington Post. Known for his funky, fun tunes!

Carlo Fruttero

Writer -- via Corriere Della Sera.

Mike Tidmus

AIDS and LGBT activist -- via the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.

Janey Buchan

Activist and politician -- via the Guardian.

Anthony Maonde

Pianist -- via the Lusaka Times.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dick Tufeld

Announcer and voice actor -- via the National Enquirer. His voice was dynamic and distinctive; oddly, he will be best remembered for playing a robot -- B9 in the TV series "Lost in Space." Plus, check out his voiceover for this amazing TV -- the largest screen ever made to date! 25 inches!!!

Bingham Ray

Indie film exec and Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society -- via

Jack Wellbaum

Piccoloist -- via

Joe Moshay

Bandleader -- via the L.A. Times.

Clint Griffey

Actor -- via the Kansas City Star.

Claire O'Mara

Nun, activist and prisoner of conscience -- via the National Catholic Reporter.

Claire Hoppe

A wacky, fun-loving person -- via the Lincoln Journal Star.

Marv Davidov

Nonviolent revolutionary -- via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Angela Rosalind "Lindy" Turner Runcie aka Baroness Runcie

Pianist and philanthropist -- via the Telegraph.

Gilles Jacquier

Journalist -- via the Washington Post.

V. Madhusudhan Rao

Film director -- via

Glenn Cox

Former MLB pitcher -- via

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Joe Paterno

College football coach -- via the New York Times.