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Life In Legacy - Week of May 31, 2003

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Mickie Most - Legendary record producer Martha Scott - 'Our Town' and 'Ten Commandments' actress Kathleen Winsor - 'Forever Amber' author Rachel Kempson - Actress & acting family matriarch Sloan Wilson - 'Man in the Gray Flannel Suit' author Rob Kling - Founder of social informatics Big DS - Rapper with Onyx Rev. Buford Smith - TV evangelist Pepper LaBeija - 'Paris Is Burning' star Hermann Haus - Laser optics genius Siegfried Widera - Fugitive priest Telemachus Demoulas - Grocery store chain owner Bart O'Gara - Wildlife researcher Barry Cunnane - Aspiring Irish actor Antonio Ferrua - Discovered the bones of St. Peter Almir Chediak - Brazilian music mogul Robert Knighton - Oklahoma man who killed five David Hofman - Baha'i church leader and author Luciano Berio - Italian composer Willard Rouse - Philadelphia developer Doon Campbell - Legendary newsman Al Hartley - Cartoonist who drew 'Archie' Carlos Eduardo Dolabella - Brazilian TV star Thomas Odhiambo - Pioneering entomologist Mel Mains - Nebraska news anchor Monica Berger - Mentally ill mother James Plunkett - 'Strumpet City' author Jeremy Ward - Keyboardist with Mars Volta George Williams - President of American University Kimberly Roe - Had disease chronicled on PBS Bill Paschal - NFL Rookie of the Year 1943 Lois Rosenfield - 'Bang the Drum Slowly' producer Jeffrey Hillelson - Missouri Congressman Al Plank - Jazz pianist Ilya Prigogine - Nobel Prize winning physicist Gen. Momir Talic - Serbian General accused of war crimes Linda Mabalot - Asian film festival founder Pat Noble - FBI sketch artist Oleg Makarov - Soviet cosmonaut Mary McGuire - Mother of 18 beaten to death Mac Colville - Hockey player with NY Ranngers Ernest Wallengren - 'Touched By An Angel' screenwriter Erika Fromm - Hypnosis expert Geoffrey Bawa - Noted architect Andrea Erben - Swimmer at UNC Fred Berger - Emmy-winning film editor Dr. Richard Gardner - Controversial child psychiatrist Janet Collins - Prima ballerina Johanne Svensson - Oldest person in Sweden Don Hanmer - Busy TV actor Wallace Terry - 'Bloods' author Anil Biswas - Music director for Bollywood films Don Dondero - Celebrity photographer Shirley Stamps - Brown vs. Board of Education plaintiff Chauncey Cook - Chairman of General Foods A. G. E. Pearse - Pioneering histochemist Peter Lasko - Director of Britain's Courtauld Institute of Art Dr. Henry Rappaport - Cancer researcher and hematopathologist Anthony Frederick - NBA player for the Kings, Hornets and Pacers Painting by Tahiya Halim Photo by Tara Colburn Tower at The Menninger Clinic

News and Entertainment
Fred Berger - Film and television editor whose Hollywood career spanned nearly 60 years and who earned an Emmy Award for his work on the TV show “MASH”, died May 23 in Westwood, CA of natural causes at age 94.
Luciano Berio - Italy's foremost composer of the late 20th century and an enthusiastic explorer of electronic technology in music, whose best known works are “Passaggio” and two collaborations with Italo Calvino “La Vera Storia” and “Un re in Ascolto”, died May 27 in Rome at age 77.
Big DS - Rapper who was an original member of the group Onyx and performed on their smash album Bacdafucup and the top 10 hit “Slam”, but who left the group shortly thereafter, died of cancer on May 22 in Jamaica, NY at age 30. His real name was not stated (last name is probably Fletcher).
Anil Biswas - Renowned music director of Bollywood films beginning in the 1930’s who broke many Indian singers including Talat Mahmood, Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar, died May 31 in New Delhi at age 89.
Doon Campbell - Legendary editor of international information for Reuters, best known for wading ashore at Normandy with the Marine Commandos on D-Day and staying with the front line troops through France, the Netherlands and into Germany, while filing graphic and detailed reports that made his name, and who recapped his life in his autobiography “The Magic Mistress”, died May 27 in London at age 83.
Almir Chediak - Brazilian music producer and publisher who owned Lumiar Discos & Editora, who was the editor of the periodical Musica Popular Brasileira, was shot to death on May 25 after he was kidnapped near Rio De Janeiro. He was 52 years old.
Janet Collins - Prima ballerina of the Metropolitan Opera House in the early 1950's and one of a very few black women to become prominent in American classical ballet, died May 28 in Fort Worth, TX at age 86.
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella - Brazilian TV star who appeared in 29 telenovelas, four TV miniseries and 15 TV movies, who was married to actress Pepita Rodrigues, and who was the father of actor Dado Dolabella, died May 26 in Rio De Janeiro of multiple organ failure at age 65.
Don Dondero - Celebrity photographer based in Reno, NV whose work was distributed worldwide by wire services and Life magazine, and whose most famous shot was one of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe at the Cal Neva, died May 30 in Reno at age 83.
Don Hanmer - Actor who appeared in dozens of TV shows beginning with “Actor’s Studio” in 1948 at the inception of television, and who acted in shows like “Sgt. Bilko”, “Bewitched”, “Gunsmoke”, “Bonanza”, “Kojak”, “Kung Fu”, “The Waltons”, “Hill Street Blues” and “China Beach”, died May 24 in Monterey, CA at age 83.
Rachel Kempson - Actress and matriarch of the Redgrave acting family, who was married actor Michael Redgrave for 50 years, producing the acting children Vanessa, Lynn and Corin Redgrave, who is best known for her classical stage work in England, but who appeared in many movies as well including “Tom Jones”, “Georgy Girl” and “Out of Africa”, died May 24 in Milbrook, NY at age 92.
Pepper LaBeija (real name Herman Williams) - Drag performer who was the last of the four great queens of the modern Harlem balls (Angie Xtravaganza, Dorian Corey and Avis Pendavis all died in recent years), made famous in the 1991 documentary “Paris Is Burning”, died May 14 in New York of a heart attack at age 53.
Jules Levy - Producer of such popular television series as “The Rifleman” and “The Big Valley” and such independent films as “Kansas City Bomber”, and the John Wayne vehicles “McQ” and “Branigan”, died May 24 in Los Angeles after a long illness at age 80.
Harold Loeb - Producer in theatre and film best-known for the movies “Kelly’s Heroes” and “Soldier Blue”, who retired from Hollywood after his initial success in 1970, died May 17 in Los Angeles from cancer at age 84.
Mel Mains - Popular Lincoln, Nebraska television news anchor at KOLN/KGIN TV, who became one of the most-familiar faces in Nebraska journalism history in a 35 year career at the station, died May 27 of cancer in Beatrice, NE at age 73.
Linda Mabalot - Filmmaker who directed and produced the 1977 documentary film “Manong” among others, and who founded the Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival, one of the largest showcases of Asian and Asian American filmmaking in the country, died May 19 of cancer in Los Angeles at age 49.
Mickie Most - British music producer said to be responsible for more #1 hits across the globe than any other, who helped break dozens of British acts like the Animals, Lulu, Donovan, Herman’s Hermits, The Sweet, Smokie, Hot Choclolate and Suzi Quatro, in the U.S. and around the world, died May 30 of cancer in London at age 64.
Al Plank - Jazz pianist who was a mainstay of the San Francisco jazz scene, who played with groups featuring Morgana King, Anita O'Day, Eddie Condon and Woody Herman, and who was seen on TV and was a regular on the jazz festival circuit, died April 8 of lung cancer in Marin County, CA at age 70.
Lois Rosenfield - Theatre and movie producer and owner of Rosenfield Productions with her husband Marvin Rosenfield, who gave Robert Di Niro his first starring role in “Bang The Drum Slowly” in 1973, and gave a young Glenn Close her first leading role on Broadway in “Barnum” in 1980 which earned her first Tony Award nomination, died May 25 of cancer in Glencoe, IL at age 78.
Martha Scott - Actress known for her warm sincerity in an era of glamour-girl artificiality, who was nominated for an Oscar for reprising her Broadway role of Emily in the film “Our Town”, and who played Charlton Heston’s mother in two notable films, “The Ten Commandments” and “Ben Hur”, and appeared in dozens of other films over the years, died May 28 in Los Angeles at age 88.
Ernest Wallengren - Screenwriter for numerous TV shows, mostly family fare like “The Waltons”, “Touched By An Angel”, “Little House on the Prarie”, “Eight Is Enough” and most recently “Doc”, died May 27 of ALS in Los Angeles at age 50.
Jeremy Ward - Keyboardist and sound manipulator of rock group Mars Volta, who had just returned to the U.S. following a European tour where they opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and whose debut LP “De-Loused in the Comatorium” was slated for release on June 23, was found dead in his Los Angeles home on May 25 of an apparent drug overdose at age 27.

Matthew ‘Mac’ Colville - NHL player who played nine seasons with the New York Rangers, and was a right wing in the “Bread Line” trio that included his brother Neil, and who was a member of the Stanley Cup-winning 1940 squad, died May 27 in Calgary, Albert at age 87.
Andrea Erben - Varsity swimmer at the University of North Carolina, died May 27 in Birmingham, AL of Rocky Mountain spotted fever after being bitten by a tick. She was 19 years old.
Anthony Frederick - Star basketball player at Pepperdine University who led his team to the NCAA tournament in 1985 and 1986, who went on to play in the NBA for the Kings, Pacers and Hornets over 5 seasons from 1987 to 1992, died May 29 of a heart attack in Los Angeles at age 38.
Bill Paschal - NFL running back for the New York Giants, who played from 1943 to 1949, leading the league in rushing yardage in 1943 and 1944 becoming the first NFL player to accomplish that feat, and who was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 1943, died May 25 of congestive heart failure in Marietta, GA at age 81.
Jim Root - Head football coach at William & Mary from 1972 to 1979 whose teams went 39-48 during that time, and who had previously been head coach at the University of New Hampshire, died May 26 in Jacksonville, FL at age 71.

Art and Literature
Tara Colburn - Photographer known for her prints of the tribal people of India, who was a major benefactor and founding board member of the Los Angeles Opera and who translated opera texts into English to make opera more accessible to the audience, died May 23 of cancer in Geneva, Switzerland at age 61.
Tahiya Halim - Egyptian painter known for her realist style that depicted Egyptian daily life and folklore, who was considered Egypt’s top painter, and whose work is displayed around the world including New York's Guggenheim Museum, died May 24 in Cairo at age 83.
Al Hartley - Cartoonist who spent nearly three decades illustrating the “Archie” comic strips beginning in 1966, who began his career drawing comics such as “Spider Man” and “Incredible Hulk”, and whose father was U.S. Rep. Fred Hartley of Taft-Hartley Act fame, died May 27 in Fort Myers, FL after open-heart surgery at age 81.
Peter Lasko - Director from 1974 to 1985 of London’s Courtauld Institute of Art, one of Britain's leading colleges of art history and a gallery that boasts a world-class collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art, who wrote “Ars Sacra”, a volume on the arts of metalwork and ivory carving from the 9th to the 12th centuries, died May 19 in France at age 79.
James Plunkett - Irish author best known for his historical novel “Strumpet City” which was an international bestseller and was made into an RTE television series staring Peter O’Toole in 1980, died May 28 in Dublin at age 83.
Wallace Terry - Pioneering black journalist, author and teacher, who worked for the Washington Post in 1960 when there were few black reporters at U.S. newspapers, who wrote the best-selling book “Bloods” about black soldiers in Vietnam, and who contributed to USA Today and Parade magazine, and made frequent television appearances, died May 29 in Virginia of an inflammation of the blood vessels at age 65.
Sloan Wilson - Novelist best-known for the 1955 best-seller “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” which was turned into a 1956 film of the same title starring Gregory Peck, and whose other novels include “A Summer’s Place” and “Pacific Interlude”, died May 25 in Colonial Beach, VA of undisclosed causes at age 83.
Kathleen Winsor - Author whose 1944 novel “Forever Amber” about the sexual adventures of a young woman, is considered the forerunner of the modern romance novel, whose book was condemned by the morality board and banned in Boston (and made into a film starring Linda Darnell), and who was briefly married to bandleader Artie Shaw, died May 26 in New York at age 83.

Politics and Military
Jeffrey Hillelson - U.S. Congressman from Missouri who served one term from 1953 to 1955, and who has the dubious distinction of being the only Republican elected to Congress in Missouri’s 4th District, which is Harry Truman’s birthplace, since 1935, died May 28 in Prairie Village, KS at age 84.
Pat Noble - FBI sketch artist who worked on some of the departments most famous cases including the assassination of President Kennedy, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland and most recently the drawings of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, died May 10 of a stroke in Gadsden, TN at age 80.
Gen. Momir Talic - Bosnian Serb general charged by the U.N. war crimes court with genocide, who was accused of playing a leading role in a purge that left hundreds dead and 100,000 expelled from their homes during the Balkan War in northern Serbia, died May 27 in Belgrade of cancer at age 61.

Social and Religion
Monica Berger - Louisville, Kentucky woman in the news two years ago when she stabbed her 2-year-old son to death and was committed to a mental institution, and who was staying at her parents home while being transferred between mental health facilities, committed suicide by overdosing on anti-depressants on May 25 in Jasper, IN. She was 43 years old.
Barry Cunnane - Aspiring Irish actor who came to Chicago to study acting and find work in theatre, was mysteriously gunned down on May 24 while walking down the street with a friend in Ravenswood, IL. He was 27 years old and no suspects or motive are known.
Antonio Ferrua - Jesuit archaeologist who headed the excavation that uncovered what the Vatican declared to be the tomb and bones of St. Peter, and who was considered a leading scholar in epigraphy, the study of ancient Christian inscriptions, died May 25 in Rome at age 102.
Joseph Guzulaitis - Chicago man who was accused by the federal government of being a guard at two Nazi concentration camps, whom the Justice Department was attempting to strip his U.S. citizenship so he could be deported, died May 13 of heart failure and diabetes in Chicago at age 79.
David Hofman - Former Hollywood actor and British TV personality who became a top official in the Universal House of Justice, the Baha'i religion’s supreme administrative body, and who authored several religious books including “The Renewal of Civilisation”, died May 9 in Oxford, England at age 94.
Robert Knighton - Oklahoma man who was convicted of murdering four people in Oklahoma and Missouri in 1990, including the robbery and shooting deaths of Richard and Virginia Denny in their Oklahoma home, who had previously spent 17 years in prison for killing a man in Missouri in the early 70’s, was executed by lethal injection on May 27 in McAlester, OK at age 52.
Mary McGuire - New York City woman who was the mother of 18 children and was known as the “neighborhood mom”, who interceded in a schoolyard free-for-all among neighborhood teens on May 28, was beaten up and died of a heart attack while attempting to rescue her 9-yr-old daughter. She was 57 years old.
Kimberly Anna Roe - Virginia girl whose battles with liver cancer were featured on a nationally broadcast PBS series on hospice care, succumbed to the disease on May 20 in Oak Hill, VA at age 16.
Rev. Buford Smith - TV evangelist and head of Living Faith Ministries, whose broadcasts over the WLFG network are seen several Appalachain states including West Virginia and Kentucky, died May 24 of cancer in Grundy, VA at age 65.
Shirley Stamps - Delaware woman who as a child in 1951 was one of the two plaintiffs to sue the Delaware state Board of Education to desegregate schools that eventually led to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education, died May 28 of a heart attack in Wilmington, DE at age 59.
Johanne Svensson - Sweden’s oldest person and third oldest ever in that country, died May 29 at age 111.
Siegfried Widera - Priest who disappeared in April 2002, two days before charges were filed against him for molesting boys in Wisconsin and California, and who had eluded authorities for over a year, jumped to his death on May 25 from his hotel room in Mazatlan, Mexico as federal and state police surrounded the hotel. He was 62 years old.

Business and Science
Geoffrey Bawa - Acclaimed Sri Lankan architect known for producing houses and public buildings in harmony with their landscapes, died May 27 in Columbo, Sri Lanka from the effects of a 1998 stroke at age 83.
Chauncey Cook - Chairman and chief executive from 1965 until retiring in 1974 of General Foods Corporation, which was then the U.S.’s second largest food processing company, died May 19 in Austin, TX at age 93.
Telemachus Demoulas - Owner of the family-owned Market Basket supermarket chain in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, who was embroiled in a legal battle with his brother’s heirs over ownership of the supermarket chain, died May 24 in Lowell, MA after a brief illness at age 82.
Erika Fromm - Psychologist who was a leading expert of the use of hypnosis in therapy, who used hypnosis to treat severely disturbed patients and who wrote numerous books including “Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine”, “Dream Interpretation: A New Approach”, and “Self-Hypnosis: The Chicago Paradigm”, died May 26 in Chicago at age 93.
Dr. Richard Gardner - Child psychiatrist who developed the controversial theory of Parental Alienation Syndrome, which tended to minimize the effects of child abuse, who wrote numerous books and created therapeutic board game, The Talking, Feeling, and Doing Game, died May 25 in Tenafly, NJ at age 72.
Hermann Haus - Authority on optical communications who combined his knowledge of electrical engineering and quantum mechanics to advance technologies used in eye surgery, medical imaging and precision clocks, who was the holder of 19 patents in laser optics, solitons, semiconductors and related fields, died May 21 of a heart attack after a bike ride in Lexington, MA at age 77.
Rob Kling - Author and educator regarded as the founding father of social informatics (the study of how computers influence social change), who wrote many influential books including “Computers and Politics: High Technology in American Local Governments” and “Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices”, died May 15 of cardiovascular disease in Bloomington, IN at age 58.
Oleg Makarov - Soviet cosmonaut who miraculously survived a 1975 launch accident when a booster rocket that carried him and crew mate Vasily Lazarev to space exploded shortly after liftoff (their capsule jettisoned just seconds before the explosion and landed in the Siberian mountains), died of a heart attack on May 28 in Moscow at age 70.
The Menninger Clinic - Famed Topeka, KS psychiatric clinic opened by pioneering psychiatrist Charles Menninger in 1924, where for many years troubled souls came from great distances to find treatment and refuge, and where generations of mental health practitioners came for training, closed it’s doors on May 31, a victim of the rise of managed care which ended long hospital stays (The clinic now becomes part of Baylor Univeristy and has moved to Texas).
Thomas Odhiambo - Kenyan entomologist who founded the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, who was a pioneer in controlling insects without using synthetic chemicals, and who was awarded the Albert Einstein Medal in 1979, died May 26 of liver cancer in Nairobi at age 72.
Bart O'Gara - Wildlife researcher and author who was director of Montana's Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, and who was considered one of the leading authorities on the American Pronghorn antelope, died May 21 in Denver at age 80.
A. G. E. Pearse - Pioneering histochemist (the application of biochemical studies to human, animal or plant tissues under a microscope – but you already knew that), who was known for his pioneering work in relation to polypeptide hormones and who authored the textbook “Histochemistry Theoretical and Applied”, died May 24 in South Molton, Devon, UK at age 86.
Ilya Prigogine - Physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1977 for insights into how life could arise in apparent defiance of the classical laws of physics, who wrote or was co-author of 20 books and almost 1,000 research articles, and who was a long-time professor at the University of Texas, died May 27 in Brussels, Belgium at age 86.
Dr. Henry Rappaport - Noted cancer researcher and hematopathologist who is best known for the “Rappaport Classification”, the first clinically significant lymphoma classification system, which formed the foundation of the currently used WHO lymphoma classification system, and who published more than 200 scholarly papers on his cancer research, died May 19 of natural causes in Los Angeles at age 90.
Willard Rouse - Developer and co-founder of Liberty Property Trust, one of the nation's largest real estate investment trusts, who oversaw the development of Philadelphia's convention center, the biggest public construction project ever in Pennsylvania, died May 27 of lung cancer in Phoenixville, PA at age 60.
George Williams - President of American University in Washington, DC from 1968 until 1975 during the peak of campus tensions over student rights and the Vietnam War, who is credited with increasing minority enrollment at the school from 4 percent to 13 during his tenure, died May 18 in Evanston, IL of gastrointestinal ailments at age 85.

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