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Ernie Terrell, 75 (1939 - 2014)
The Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.The son of Mississippi sharecroppers and long-time Chicago resident worked as fight promoter after his boxing career ended and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. Terrell also twice ran unsuccessfully for...
Mandy Rice-Davies, 70 (1944 - 2014)
By JILL LAWLESS, The Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the "Profumo Affair," a sex-and-politics scandal that rocked Cold War Britain, has died at age 70. Her PR firm, Hackford Jones, said Friday that Rice-Davies died Thursday evening "after a short battle with cancer." Rice-Davies was an 18-year-old model and nightclub dancer in 1963 when her friend...
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, 89 (1925 - 2014)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89. His death late Wednesday was announced by Rabbi Edward Feinstein, senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom, where Schulweis was the spiritual leader for decades. Innovations credited to Schulweis include...
Lowell Steward (2014)
CHRISTOPHER WEBER, The Associated PressVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.His son Lowell Jr. says Steward died Wednesday of natural causes at a hospital in Ventura.After graduating with a business degree from Santa Barbara College in 1941, Steward joined the...
Dieter E. Grau, 101 (1913 - 2014)
The Associated PressHUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) — A member of the German rocket team that helped build America's space program in Alabama has died.An announcement from a funeral home in Huntsville says Dieter E. Grau died Wednesday at age 101.A worker says relatives are still working on the arrangements and further details weren't immediately available.Grau came to the United States after World...
Norman Bridwell, 86 (1928 - 2014)
By LEANNE ITALIE, The Associated PressNorman Bridwell, a soft-spoken illustrator whose impromptu story about a girl and her puppy marked the unlikely birth of the supersized franchise Clifford the...
Larry J. Cano (2014)
By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry J. Cano once said it was not his love of food so much as it was the way he was treated in a Mexican restaurant during a visit to his...
Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston, 80 (1933 - 2014)
The Associated PressGREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Packers guard Fuzzy Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 80.The team confirmed Sunday that Thurston died...
Robert Taylor (2014)
Robert Taylor, who served as the animator on Fritz the Cat, the first X-rated cartoon, and then directed and co-wrote its sequel, has died. He was 70. Taylor died Dec. 11 in Woodland Hills of...
Michel du Cille (2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Photojournalist Michel du Cille, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner who recently captured compelling images of Ebola patients and their caretakers, died in...
Mary Ann Mobley, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Miss America who went on to appear in movies with Elvis Presley and make documentary films around the world has died.A spokesman for the University...
Ken Weatherwax, 59 (1955 - 2014)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ken Weatherwax, who played the child character Pugsley on "The Addams Family" television series in the 1960s, has died. He was 59.Weatherwax died of a heart...
Richard C. Hottelet (2014)
By STEPHEN SINGER, The Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original "Murrow's Boys," the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman...
David Garth (2014)
By KILEY ARMSTONG and JONATHAN LEMIRE, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Powerful political adviser David Garth, who spearheaded the creation of the modern political TV commercial and helped...
Sy Berger (2014)
By BERNARD CONDON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.His daughter,...
Lester Brodeur, 75 (1939 - 2014)
Talented scientist and inventor, Lester Brodeur, dies in Rockwall, TX. He was 75.
Rose Clayton Cochran (2014)
By JACK ELLIOTT JR., The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Rose Clayton Cochran — who became a focal point in the re-election campaign of her husband, Sen. Thad Cochran, when a man was...
Ralph Giordano, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Ralph Giordano, a German writer and Holocaust survivor who spoke out against anti-Semitism and the far right, and later became a prominent critic of Germany's...
Dollree Mapp (2014)
By JESSICA GRESKO, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A woman who won a landmark 1961 Supreme Court case involving police searches and seizures has died.When police wanted to search Dollree Mapp...
John Driggs, 87 (1927 - 2014)
The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix Mayor John Driggs, who is credited with helping establish a group of mountain parks in the desert city, has died at the age of 87.Mayor Greg...
Bob Montgomery, 77 (1937 - 2014)
The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A songwriter and producer who wrote hits for pop and country artists from Buddy Holly to Eddy Arnold has died.Greg Matusky is a publicist for Bob...
Claudia Emerson (2014)
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Claudia Emerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, died early Thursday morning at age...