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Alexander Haig
   was an   
Army General
2nd Dec 1924 - 20th Feb 2010, US Army General, White House Chief of Staff (1973-74), NATO Supreme Commander ( 1974-79), Secretary of State (1981-82)
Art Linkletter
   was a   
Radio/tv Personality
17th Jul 1912- 26th May 2010, he was famous for interviewing children on "Kids say the darndest things"
Belva Plain
   was an   
Author
9th Oct 1915 -- 12th Oct 2010, American author of women's fiction
Bill McLaren
   was a   
Commentator
16th Oct 1923 - 19th Jan 2010, Scottish, he was know as the 'Voice of rugby'
Bob Feller
   was a   
Baseball Player
Hall of Fame, age 92
Charlie Wilson
   was a   
Politician
1st Jun 1933 - 10th Feb 2010, Texas born congressman, a former Democratic U.S. Representative, he is best known for initiating American involvement in the Soviet war in Afghanistan
Corey Haim
   was an   
Actor
23rd Dec 1971 - 10th Mar 2010, Canadian actor and teen idol, he best known for starring in the comedy/horror film 'The Lost Boys' (1987)
Dame Joan Sutherland
   was a   
Musician
One of the greatest dramatic coloratura sopranos of all time; Australian, age 83
Dame Pat Evison
   was an   
Actor
2nd Jun 1924-30th May 2010, New Zealander, she was best known for her roles in "Prisoner" and "The Flying Doctors"
Dennis Hopper
   was an   
Actor
17th May 1936 - 29th May 2010, Wild man of the cinema who proved his talents time and again
Dick Francis
   was an   
Author
31st Oct - 14th Feb 2010, Welsh, many of his novels centred around horse racing, early in his career he had been a jockey, winning over 350 races
Dixie Carter
   was an   
Actor
25th May 1939 - 10th Apr 2010, American, best know for her role in TV series Designing Women
Dorothy "Dottie" Kamenshek
   was a   
Baseball Player
21st Dec 1925 - 17th May 2010, was an All-American Girls professional Baseball League player, played for Rockford Peaches (1943-1951,1953).
Fess Parker
   was an   
Actor
16th Aug 1924 - 18th Mar 2010, American film & tv actor, best known for his roles in Davy Crockett for Disney and the tv series Daniel Boone
Gary Coleman
   was an   
Actor
8th Feb 1968 - 28th May 2010, best known for "Different Strokes" comedy series
Hank Jones
   was a   
Musician
31st Jul 1918 - 16th May 2010, jazz pianist, also a bandleader and composer
Henryk Górecki
   was a   
Composer
Polish, November 12, age 76
Ian Carmichael
   was an   
Actor
18th Jun 1920 - 5th Feb 2010, was an English film, stage, tv & radio actor who made a career of sending up the British upper classes
Ian Morris
   was a   
Musician
C.1957 -- 7th Oct 2010, New Zealander, also a record producer and songwriter, a founder member of Th' Dudes, also was a solo artist the name Tex Pistol
Jarvis Williams
   was a   
Gridiron Player
16th May 1965 - 25th May 2010, played 7 season in the NFL, Miami Dolphins(1988-1993) & New York Giants(1994)
J. D. Salinger
   was an   
Author
1st Jan 1919 - 27th Jan 2010, American, the initials stand for Jerome David, known for his 1951 novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'
Jean Simmons
   was an   
Actor
31st Jan 1929 - 22nd Jan 2010, English born actress, she moved to Hollywood in 1950 and went on to become one of Hollywoods leading ladies, she won an Emmy Award for her role in "The Thorn Birds' in the 1980's
John Dankworth
   was a   
Musician
20th Sep 1927 - 6th Feb 2010, was an English born clarinetist, jazz composer & saxophonist, he had collaborated with the likes of Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie & Ella Fitzgerald over the years and wrote the original theme tune for 'The Avengers' (1961)
John Forsythe
   was an   
Actor
29th Jan 1918 - 15th Apr 2010, American, he was known for his roles as Charlie (the voice) on Charlies Angels (1976-81), Bachelor Father (1957-62) and Dynasty (1981-89)
Jose Saramago
   was an   
Author
16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010, Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist, playwright and journalist. Made a Nobel Laureate in October 1998
José Lima
   was a   
Baseball Player
30th Sep 1972 - 23rd May 2010, Pitcher. Played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB)
June Havoc
   was an   
Actor
8th Nov 1912 - 28th Mar 2010, a Canadian born American actress, dancer, writer & theatre director
Kate McGarrigle
   was a   
Musician
6th Feb 1946 - 18th Jan 2010, a Canadian folk singer/songwriter, was one half of a sisterly folk duo who found fame in the 1970's with mournful ballads
Kathryn Grayson
   was an   
Actor
9th Feb 1922 - 17th Feb 2010, American, was also an operatic soprano singer
Lena Horne
   was a   
Musician
20th Jun 1917 - 9th May 2010, American, was a nightclub singer who would have become a major Hollywood star were it not for the prejudices and paranoia of 1940s and 1950s America
Leslie Nielsen
   was an   
Actor
February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010. Nielsen's lead roles in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure came long before he considered a turn to comedy. His deadpan delivery as a doctor in 1980's Airplane! marked a turning point in Nielsen's career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen appeared in over 100 films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters
Lionel Jeffries
   was an   
Actor
10th Jun 1926 - 19th Feb 2010, English, also a screenwriter & film director, he played the father of Dick Van Dyke in the film 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Louis Auchincloss
   was an   
Author
American novelist, 92
Lynn Redgrave
   was an   
Actor
8th Mar 1943 - 2nd May 2010, English, a member of acting dynasty and star of stage and screen, nominated for 2 Oscars
Marvin Isley
   was a   
Musician
18th Aug 1953-6th Jun 2010, American, played bass in family music group the "Isley Brothers, he was inducted along with his brothers in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992
Maureen Forrester
   was a   
Musician
Canadian contralto, 79
Mel Hopkins
   was a   
Footballer
7th Nov 1934 – 18th Oct 2010, Welsh international footballer and Tottenham Hotspur star, was part of the Welsh side to take Wales through to the 1958 World Cup quarter finals against Brazil in Sweden
Michael Foot
   was a   
Politician
23rd Jul 1913 - 3rd Mar 2010, was a British labour politician, he was a member of Parliament 1945-1955 and 1960-1992 and Leader of Opposition 1980-1983, he was keen supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Mildred "Micky" Axton
   was an   
Aviator
Test pilot and first woman to fly a B-29
Moss Keane
   was a   
Rugby Union Player
27th Jul 1948 - 5th oct 2010, Irish, he played for Ireland and British & Irish Lions
Paul Gray
   was a   
Musician
8th Apr 1972 - 24th May, played bass with heavy metal band Slipknot
Pauly Fuemana
   was a   
Musician
8th Feb 1969 - 31st Jan 2010, New Zealand born singer/songwriter, is best known for the hit song of 1995 'How Bizarre', was a no.1 hit in Australia & New Zealand
Pernell Roberts
   was an   
Actor
18th may 1928 - 24th Jan 2010, American stage, movie, tv actor and singer, he was known for playing Adam cartwright in the Western series 'Bonanza' (1959-1965) & as 'Trapper' John McIntyre in the MASH spin-off hospital drama Trapper John, MD (1979-1986)
Peter Graves
   was an   
Actor
18th Mar 1926 - 14th Mar 2010, American film & tv actor, he is best known as Jim Phelps in the tv series Mission Impossible (1967-1973), his brother is James Arness who played Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke
Phil Harris
   was a   
Fisherman
19th Dec 1956 - 9th Feb 2010, American, was captain of the Cornelia Marie which is featured on Discovery Channel TV series 'Deadliest Catch'
Pierre-Jean Rémy
   was an   
Author
Pen-name of Jean-Pierre Angremy, diplomat, novelist and essayist
Richard Holbrooke
   was a   
Diplomat
American, age 69
Robert B. Parker
   was an   
Author
17th Sep 1932 - 18th Jan 2010, American, he was man behind the Spenser: For Hire books and TV series
Robert Culp
   was an   
Actor
16th Aug 1930 - 24th Mar 2010, American, he was known for his role in tv's adventure comedy I Spy (1965-1968), alongside Bill Cosby
Robert Hoy
   was an   
Actor
3rd Apr 1927 - 8th Feb 2010, American actor, stuntman and director, he played Joe on TV series 'The High Chaparral'
Ronnie James Dio
   was a   
Musician
10th Jul 1942 - 16th May 2010, Rock god who fronted Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio, renowned for popularising the "Devils Horns" hand gesture that was to become heavy metal's signature salute
Roy Ward Baker
   was a   
Director
19th Dec 1916 - 5th Oct 2010, English film & tv director
Rue McClanahan
   was an   
Actor
21st Feb 1934-3rd Jun 2010, American, known for her role in TV series "Golden Girls" playing Blanche Devereaux
Shirley Verrett
   was a   
Musician
American operatic soprano, 79
Sir Charles Mackerras
   was a   
Musician
Classical music conductor; Australian, age 84
Sir Norman Wisdom
   was an   
Actor
4th Feb 1915 - 4th Oct 2010, English, also a singer-songwriter and comedian
Sir Norman Wisdom
   was a   
Comedian
4th Feb 1915 - 4th Oct 2010, English, also a singer-songwriter and actor
Sparky Anderson
   was a   
Baseball Manager
World Series winner with the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers
Stephen J. Cannell
   was a   
TV Writer
5th Feb 1941 - 30th Sept 2010, American, also a producer, novelist & actor, he created "The Rockford Files", "The A-Team" and "21 Jump Street" among others
Stewart Udall
   was a   
Politician
Secretary of the Interior. American, (1961-1969); natural causes, age 90
Teddy Pendergrass
   was a   
Musician
26th Mar 1950 - 13th Jan 2010, American, was a R & B/soul singer & songwriter
Ted Sorenson
   was a   
Presidential Speech Writer
Advisor to John F. Kennedy
Tom Bosley
   was an   
Actor
1st Oct 1927 - 19th Oct 2010, American actor, best known for being in Happy Days and Father Dowling Mysteries
Tony Curtis
   was an   
Actor
3rd Jun 1925 - 29th Sept 2010, American fil actor, starring in "Sweet Smell of Success"(1957), "The Defiant Ones"(1958) and "Some Like It Hot"(1959) among others
Tsutomu Yamaguchi
   was an   
Atomic Bomb Survivor
Only person to have survived both Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings; stomach cancer


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