Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gone In 2011: A Hundred People, A Dog & A Cat Who Touched People's Lives

Maria Altman: Pursuer of looted paintings.

Sai Baba: Whose guru are you?

Swami Bahktipada: Naughy swami.

Joe Bageant: His last deer hunt.

George Ballas: Mr. Weed Whacker.

Billy Bang: Viet vet jazz violinist.

Daniel Bell: Engaged intellectual.

Barry Blumberg: He defeated Hepatitis C.

Fred Buckles: Last American WW1 vet.

Mike Campbell: He stood his ground.

Chin Chin: Tiny head, big heart.

Clarence Clemons: Soulful sideman.

Jeff Conway: Actor who struggled.

Jackie Cooper: Child star.

Harry Wesler Coover: Mr. Super Glue.

Violet Cowden: Flygal.

Jack Davies: Hero.

David E. Davis Jr.: Vroom!

Tom DeBaggio: Herb expert, Alzheimer's sufferer.

Don DeVito: Dylan producer.

Cornell Dupree:
Sideman to the stars.

Montserrat Figueras: Catalan soprano.

Joe Frazier: Requiem for a heavyweight.

Galbán: Cuban guitarist

Carl Gardner: Spunky tenor.

Tony Geiss: Sesame Street's word man.

Cookie Gilchrist: Hard-charging fullback.

Peter Gomes: Leading voice against intolerance.

Farley Granger:
Screen then stage stardom.

Brian Haw: War protester.

Tim Hetherington: Photojournalist and producer.

Chris Hondros: Only the good die young.

Bill Hunter:
Mr. Australia.

Ferlin Husky: Velvet-voice country crooner.

Bert Jansch: Folkie.

Steve Jobs: Visionary.

Bil Keane: Cartoonist.

Jack Kevorkian: Dr. Death.

Sultan Kahn: Sarangi master.

Eddie Kirkland: Gypsy of the blues.

David Kato Kisule: AIDS activist.

Jack LaLanne: Fitness movement founder.

Christian Lambertsen: SCUBA inventor.

Mildred Leet: Empowering the poor.

Len Lesser: That's Uncle Leo to you.

Milton M. Levine: Ant farm inventor.

Barry Llewellyn: Heptones founder.

Judy Lewis: Secret daughter.

Almea Lomax: Celebrated journalist.

Sidney Lumet: Classic director 0f classics.

Bill McKinney: Deliverance actor.

Manning Marable: Redefining Malcom X.

Juliano Mer-Khamis: Jewish-Arab activist.

Harry Morgan: He'll always be colonel Potter.

Paul Motian: Influential jazz drummer.

David Nelson: Last surviving sitcom family member.

Frank Neuhauser: Speller's speller.

Madame Nhu: Dragon lady.

Lena Nyman: We Were curious (Yellow.)

Emeka Ojukwu: Biafran liberator.

Vang Pao: Hmong exile.

Ron Patterson:
Renaissance man.

Pinetop Perkins: Boogie-woogie master.

Lana Peters: Stalin's daughter.

Russell W. Peterson: Environmentalist.

Marie-France Pisier:
Screen beauty.

Geronimo Pratt:
Wrongly imprisoned Panther.

Jeno Paulucci: Ethnic food maker.

Jerry Remmers: Veteran reporter.

Suze Rotolo: Dylan's first squeeze.

Jane Russell: Legendary pinup.

Ernesto Sábato: Argentina's conscience.

Sergio Scaglietti: Ferrari sculptor.

Gil Scott Heron: Father of rap.

John Shalikashvili: Former Joint Chiefs head.

George Shearing: His final lullaby.

Sargent Shriver: A good-works guy.

Joanne Siegel:
Inspiration for Lois Lane.

Albertina Sisulu: Apartheid enemy.

Elisabeth Sladen: Time traveler.

Karl Slover: Munchkin.

Bill Smith: Legendary fell runner.

Elwood P. Smith

Gerard Smith: Bassist.

Gene Smith:
Tibetan literature hero.

Duke Snider: A prince of baseball's golden age.

Phoebe Snow: Singer and mother.

Sócrates: Soccer great.

F. Gilman Spencer: Editor extraordinaire.

Augustus Stanley III: End of a long, strange trip.

Hedda Sterne:
Artist of many styles.

Hubert Sumlin: Blues guitar master.

Elizabeth Taylor: Actress nonpareil.

Theo: Faithful to the end.

Simon van der Meer:
The ultimate tinkerer.

Grete Waitz: Marathon champ.

Nancy Wake: Special agent.

William Waller: Fought segregation.

Tom Wicker: Journalism legend.

Richard Winters: Band of Brothers leader.

Susannah York: Oh those blue eyes!

Photograph by Jim Wilson/The New York Times

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