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#297156 - 12/09/16 06:14 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Brubeck died four years ago, one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday.


That’s because five will get you four. Years.
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#297163 - 12/09/16 11:11 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Originally Posted By: Golem
Brubeck died four years ago, one day before what would have been his 92nd birthday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Brubeck


Oh well - better late than never blush
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#297380 - 12/16/16 08:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Composer and conductor Karel Husa dies at 95

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Influential and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Karel Jaroslav Husa, who taught at Cornell for 38 years and conducted major orchestras as well as campus ensembles, died Dec. 14 at his home in Apex, North Carolina. He was 95...

Husa was born in Prague on Aug. 7, 1921...

Husa became an American citizen in 1959...

Husa won the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1969 for his String Quartet No. 3, and the 1993 Grawemeyer Award for his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, and many other composition prizes over his career.

His best known work is the four-movement “Music for Prague 1968,” written after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia and featuring such symbols of resistance and hope as a 15th century Hussite war song and the sound of bells...

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#297422 - 12/17/16 09:40 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Henry Heimlich, inventor of the anti-choking Heimlich maneuver that saved at least 50,000 people in America alone, dies aged 96

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The creator of the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver has died at the age of 96.

Dr Henry Heimlich, who became famous in the 1970s for creating the technique to save choking victims, passed away at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati on Saturday.

Heimlich had suffered a massive heart attack on Monday and died from complications.

Heimlich was director of surgery at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati in 1974 when he devised the treatment for choking victims that would make his name famous.

The first aid procedure relies on abdominal thrusts to clear a person's airway of foreign objects and prevent suffocation.

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#297430 - 12/18/16 12:28 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Ezekiel]
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Did he die?
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#297431 - 12/18/16 12:37 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Nope - I meant to put it on the humor thread but i was reading the obit and forgot to change threads. Oops.
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#297487 - 12/19/16 01:43 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Zsa Zsa Gabor, Often-Married Actress Known for Glamour, Dies at 99

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Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian actress whose self-parodying glamour and revolving-door marriages to millionaires put a luster of American celebrity on a long but only modestly successful career in movies and television, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 99.

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#297562 - 12/21/16 01:54 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Director Gordon Hunt, RIP (1929 - 2016)

Director Gordon Hunt has died at the age of 87.

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Gordon Edwynn Hunt (April 26, 1929 -- December 17, 2016) was an American director, actor, producer and writer.

He directed such animated productions as The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, The Pirates of Dark Water, Droopy, Master Detective, Pound Puppies, The Richie Rich Show, The Smurfs and many more...

He is the father of [Emmy, Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner] Helen Hunt from his marriage to photographer Jane Elizabeth Novis; they later divorced. Since 1995, he has been married to [actress, voice actress and singer] B.J. Ward [of "Stand-Up Opera" fame]...

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#297570 - 12/21/16 06:34 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Michèle Morgan, lustrous French actress of ‘Port of Shadows,’ dies at 96

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Michèle Morgan, a French movie actress who starred in the moody masterpiece “Port of Shadows” and who, during a brief Hollywood sojourn, helped introduce Frank Sinatra to film audiences in his first big role, died Dec. 20. She was 96.

French President François Hollande announced the death, calling her “an elegance, a grace, a legend that left a mark on many generations. .&#8201;.&#8201;. The greatest directors called upon her, and she was part of masterpieces that still live in everyone’s memories.” No other details were provided.

In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. Morgan was best known as the ethereal femme fatale in “Port of Shadows” (1938), a film at the core of the poetic realism movement in French cinema. As visually sumptuous as they were bleak, the movies often involved working-class characters and social outcasts whose destinies are beyond their control — in essence, a precursor to the cynical and sinister world of American film noir.

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#297684 - 12/26/16 10:42 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2016 [Re: Golem]
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Ed Reinecke, who resigned as California's lieutenant governor after a perjury conviction, dies at 92

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Ed Reinecke, the California lieutenant governor who resigned after being convicted of perjury in a Watergate-era scandal, died Saturday in Laguna Hills.

He was 92 and died of natural causes, said his son, Mark Reinecke...

Reinecke was a protege of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan...

The conviction was eventually overturned because of a technicality: the Senate Judiciary Committee had not officially published a rule permitting a one-man quorum, and the special Watergate prosecutor had not established that more than one senator attended the hearing...

After Reinecke’s downfall, Reagan remained loyal to his former lieutenant, soliciting funds to help him pay his legal bills...

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