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Life In Legacy - Week of February 28, 2004

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Don Cornell - 50's pop vocalist Patrick McSorley - Outspoken victim of priest Carl Anderson - Singer & actor Andy Seminick - Catcher for the Phillies & Reds Guido Molinari - Abstract painter Khoo Teck Puat - Singapore's richest man Raul Salinas - Mexican political figure Mark 'Doc' Andrews - Detroit sports radio personality Abbie Neal - Fiddle player and steel guitarist Frederick Morgan - Founder and editor of The Hudson Review Mary Ferrell - JFK assassination researcher Les Gray - British rocker Jiri Ruml - Communist dissident Bart Howard - 'Fly Me To the Moon' songwriter Ángel Palomino - Spanish author & journalist Luke Collins - 'Godfather of zydeco' Daniel Kiley - Well-known landscape architect Bob Mayo - Frampton guitarist & keyboardist Roque Máspoli - Uruaguayan sporting legend Frederick Noe - Master distiller for Jim Beam Albert Chartier - 'Father of Canadian comic book art' Joe Thornton - Dallas political writer Sonny Griffin - Singer with the Nutmegs Norval Morris - Criminal justice expert who espoused prison reform Renata Vanni - Prolific character actress Randolph Crossley - Hawaii legislator Albert Axelrod - U.S. fencing great Estelle Axton - Stax Records founder Pedro Bloch - Brazilian author and playwright Carl Liscombe - Played with the 1943 champion Detroit Red Wings Vijay Anand - Acclaimed Bollywood director Jack Loeks - Founded chain of movie theatres Tom Powell - Pennsylvania news pioneer Paul Gruchow - 'Necessity of Empty Places' author Antonio Garrigues Diaz-Cañabate - Spanish diplomat A.C. Reed - Blues saxophonist James Hill - The 'dean of Canadian illustrators' Jeremiah Gutman - Testified for Martha Stewart Painting by Guido Molinari Onésime drawn by Albert Chartier Illustration drawn by James Hill Book written by George Harmon Smith

News and Entertainment
Vijay Anand - Bollywood director who made several Hindi-language films hailed as classics such as "Guide", "Black Market" and "Jewel Thief", who won several national awards from the late 1950's until the 1980's, and who was the brother of the late producer Chetan Anand and of superstar actor Dev Anand, died Feb. 23 of a heart attack at a Bombay hospital at the age of 71.
Carl Anderson - Actor and singer best known for his role as Judas in the 1971 Broadway play and movie "Jesus Christ Superstar" (he received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor for his role in the film), who appeared on screen in films like "The Color Purple" and had guest appearances on TV programs like "The Rockford Files", "Magnum P.I." and "Cop Rock", and whose hit singing duet with soap actress Gloria Loring, "Friends & Lovers", reached #2 in 1986, died Feb. 23 of leukemia in Los Angeles at age 58.
Estelle Axton - Co-founder with her brother Jim Stewart of Stax records, the Memphis label that rivaled Motown records during the R&B explosion of the 1960's, whose roster of recording artists included Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, The Staple Singers, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Johnny Taylor, Booker T. & the MG's and Albert King, and who was affectionately called 'Lady A' by the musicians, died Feb. 24 of natural causes at a hospice in Memphis at the age of 85.
Luke Collins - Louisiana radio personality described as the "godfather of zydeco", who hosted radio programs that specialized in the Cajun music genre at KSLO in Opelousas, and earlier at KEUN in Eunice, and who is believed to be the first zydeco music radio host and is credited with the its rise in popularity in Louisiana, died Feb. 19 in Opelousas, Louisiana at the age of 63.
Don Cornell - Pop vocalist and guitarist who started as a big band singer for the Sammy Kaye, Al Kavelin and Red Nichols orchestras during the 1940's, who launched a successful solo career where he charted over 20 records from 1949 to 1957, including top 10 hits like "Hold My Hand" (#2), "I'm Yours" (#3), "I'll Walk Alone" (#5) and "The Bible Tells Me So" (#7), who was honored in 1963 as one of the first stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and who was inducted into the Big Band Hall of Fame in 1993, died Feb. 23 at a hospital in Aventura, Florida of emphysema and diabetes at the age of 84.
Les Gray - Founder and singer with the British glam rock band Mud, who were one of the hottest rock acts in England during the mid-1970's, scoring three #1 British hits, "Tiger Feet", "Oh Boy" and "Lonely This Christmas", but without any crossover success in the U.S., and who was known for his Elvis Presley sound-alike voice that was exploited on many of Mud's hit singles, died Feb. 21 at a hospital in Portugal of throat cancer at the age of 57.
James "Sonny" Griffin - First tenor for the R&B vocal group The Nutmegs, who had a series of hits on the R&B charts in the mid-1950's including "Story Untold" (their biggest), "Ship of Love" and "Comin' Home", all on the Herald label, died Dec. 16 in New Haven, Connecticut at the age of 72 (James "Coco" Tyson is the only surviving original group member).
Bart Howard - Cabaret songwriter best known for the classic "Fly Me To The Moon", which was recorded by dozens of artists including Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett (best known version), Joe Harnell (a top 20 bossa-nova version), Johnny Mathis, LaVern Baker and Sam & Bill, who also wrote familiar songs like "Let Me Love You" and "Don't Dream of Anybody but Me", died Feb. 21 in Carmel, New York of complications from a stroke at age 88.
Bob Mayo - Longtime guitarist and keyboardist for Peter Frampton, who joined him in the mid-1970's and can be heard on smash albums like the classic "Frampton Comes Alive" and "Where I Should Be", who also did studio work for artists like Foreigner and Joe Walsh and can be heard on many of their mid-80's recordings, and who becomes the second Frampton band member to die in 2004 following the Jan. 16 death of drummer John Siomos, died Feb. 23 of a heart attack on a train platform in Basel, Switzerland while on a European tour with Frampton. He was 52 years old.
Abbie Neal - Fiddle player and steel guitarist who founded Abbie Neal and Her Ranch Girls in the 1940's, who had her own TV shows in the Pittsburgh area in the 1950's, and whose group were regular performers at resorts in Las Vegas and Reno from the 1950's to the 1970's, died Feb. 15 in Reno after a long illness at age 85.
Tom Powell - Television news pioneer who became the first person to appear on a TV telecast originating in Scranton, Pennsylvania, when on June 7, 1953, he spoke the words "Good afternoon ,and welcome to local television" when station WGBI went on the air, and who later served as president of The Associated Press Broadcasters Association in the late 1960's, died Feb. 24 in Scranton at the age of 76.
A.C. Reed - Blues saxophonist and songwriter, who was a regular at blues clubs and festivals around the U.S., who played and recorded with blues greats like Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Erskine Hawkins and Junior Wells, and who recorded three solo albums including 2002's "I Got Money", died Feb. 24 of cancer in Chicago at the age of 77.
Z. Joe Thornton - Longtime political writer and investigative reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who also served as Washington bureau chief, died Feb. 23 after a long illness in Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 65.
Renata Vanni - Italian-born character actress of film and television, who appeared in U.S. films beginning in the 1950's, including noted movies like "Three Coins In The Fountain", "The Greatest Story Ever Told", "A Patch of Blue", and "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough", and who was a familiar face on television, playing Marlo Thomas's landlady on "That Girl", as well as dozens of other guest appearances on shows like "Love Boat", "The Flying Nun", "Gunsmoke" and "Perry Mason", died Feb. 19 of natural causes in Los Angeles at age 94.

Mark "Doc" Andrews - Detroit-area sportscaster and motivational speaker, who was the sports director for the "Dick Purtan & Purtan's People" show on WOMC, and who did radio play-by-play for the Detroit Pistons, Michigan and Michigan State hockey and Detroit Mercy basketball among other endeavors, died Feb. 21 of colon cancer at his home in Gross Pointe Farms, Michigan at the age of 51.
Albert Axelrod - Five time Olympic fencer, who won a bronze medal for the U.S. in the Individual Foil competition at the 1960 games, who was ranked #1 in the United States in 1955, 1958, 1960 and 1970, and who was a member of four United States World Championship teams, died Feb. 24 in Somers, New York at age 83.
Carl Liscombe - Hockey player and member of the 1943 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings, who played from 1937-46 for the Red Wings, totaling 137 goals and 277 points, who shares the team record for most goals in a playoff game (four) and most points in a game (seven), died of leukemia on Feb. 23 in Hawaii at the age of 89.
Roque Máspoli - Uruguayan sports hero, who was the goalkeeper for Uruguay's 1950 World Cup team that stunned heavily-favored Brazil for the championship, who allowed the high-scoring Brazil team just one goal in the game that became known as 'Maracanazo', and who went on to coach the Uruguay national team as well as teams in Spain, Perú and Ecuador, died Feb. 22 at a hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay of natural causes at age 86.
Andy Seminick - Major league catcher from 1943 to 1957 for the Phillies and Reds, who was the Phillies starting catcher from 1945 to 1951, including the 1950 'Whiz Kids' World Series team, who had his best offensive production that year, hitting .288 with 24 home runs, and who managed 11 minor-league teams in the Phillies' system from 1959 to 1973, and coached in the big leagues for the Phillies from 1967 to 1969, died Feb. 22 in Melbourne, Florida of cancer at age 83.

Art and Literature
Pedro Bloch - Noted Brazilian author and playwright, who was the first Brazilian to have a play produced on Broadway, with the 1952 production of "Conscience", who was known for dramatic works that dealt with the psychological isolation of modern life, and who wrote more than 100 books, ranging from drama to speech theory and children's stories, died Feb. 23 at his home in Rio De Janeiro of a lung disorder at the age of 89.
Albert Chartier - Canadian cartoonist called the 'father of French-Canadian comic book art' and one of Canada's best comics artists, who drew strips like 'Séraphin' and 'Les Canadiens', but whose best known work is 'Onésime', a monthly, full-page strip that appeared in "Le Bulletin des Agriculteurs" from 1943 until 2002, died Feb. 21 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada at the age of 91.
Paul Gruchow - Troubled author who gained nationwide critical acclaim for the 1988 book "The Necessity of Empty Places", who penned other successful books dealing with his home state of Minnesota such as "Boundary Waters", "The Grace of the Wild" and "Worlds Within a World", but who battled the demons of depression for many years, was found dead on Feb. 22 at his home in Duluth, Minnesota of a drug overdose, an apparent suicide. He was 56 years old.
James Hill - The dean of Canadian illustrators, whose colorful and evocative artwork could be seen everywhere from the cover of Maclean's magazine to The Saturday Evening Post, who produced covers for more than 200 paperback novels, and who did several portraits including Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau and Pope John Paul II, died Feb. 3 at his Toronto studio of heart problems at age 73.
Guido Molinari - Abstract painter who was a dominant figure in Canadian art for more than five decades, who was known for his multi-colored vertical striped paintings and later modularized triangles and rectangles, died Feb. 23 of pneumonia at a hospital in Montreal at the age of 70.
Frederick Morgan - Founder and for 55 years the editor of The Hudson Review, one of the nation's most prestigious literary journals and one with no academic affiliation or political ideology, and the author of more than a dozen books of poetry including "A Book of Change" and "The One Abiding", died Feb. 20 of respiratory failure and pneumonia at a New York City hospital at the age of 81.
Ángel Palomino - Spanish writer and journalist who was editor at several notable newspapers including Diario de Larache and La Cordoniz, and whose novel "Zamora y Gomorra" was awarded the International Press's Prize for Literature in 1968, died Feb. 18 in Madrid at age 84.
George Harmon Smith - Novelist best known for the 1965 bestseller "Bayou Boy", which was made into the 1971 movie "The Boy From the Dead Man's Bayou" staring Mike Lookinland (of "Brady Bunch" fame), who also penned dozens of other novels including "Wanderers In The Field" and "Old Crip", died Feb. 22 after a long illness in Marion, Louisiana at the age of 84.

Politics and Military
Randolph Crossley - Hawaiian self-made millionaire and political figure, who served in both the state house and senate, and who three times ran for governor of Hawaii without success, died Feb. 23 in Monterey, California at the age of 99.
Antonio Garrigues Diaz-Cañabate - Spanish diplomat and influential presence in 20th century politics, who served as Spain's ambassador to the U.S. from 1951 to 1964 where he helped forge a strong relationship between the countries after the Spanish Civil War, and who later became Spain's ambassador to the Vatican, died Jan. 9 in Madrid, just a few days shy of his 100th birthday.
Jiri Ruml - Czech dissident during the communist era, and supporter of the Prague Spring, the short-lived attempt to reform the communist system in 1968 that was crushed by the communists, who was jailed several times for his anti-communist activities, but who helped re-establish the Lidove Noviny newspaper after the fall of communism, becoming its editor-in-chief, died Feb. 20 in Prague at the age of 78.
Raul Salinas - Father of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas (1988 to 1994) and a prominent figure in several Mexican governments, who was a Harvard-educated economist, serving as Secretary of Economy under President Adolfo Lopez Mateos and later as a federal senator, but who best known to most Mexicans for the triumphs and tragedies of his politician children, died Feb. 23 of pneumonia in Mexico City at age 87.

Social and Religion
Jeremiah Gutman - Civil rights attorney for the New York Civil Liberties Union who on Feb. 23 testified as a defense witness in the trial of Martha Stewart, who was questioned in an attempt to discredit one-time client Douglas Faneuil, the government's star witness against Stewart, died on Feb. 25 of a heart attack at a train station in New York City. He was 80 years old.
Mary Ferrell - Noted historical researcher and expert of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who gathered data from researchers, authors, law enforcement and the U.S. Congress which she used to develop a database of the vast array of information which she accumulated, who created a four-volume set of chronologies, covering all aspects of the assassination, and who has served as a consultant on numerous books and television shows dealing with JFK, died Feb. 20 at her home in Dallas at the age of 81.
Patrick McSorley - One of the most vocal critics of the Boston Archdiocese since the sex abuse scandal first broke in 2002, who said he had been molested by defrocked priest John Geoghan in 1986 at age 12, when Geoghan visited his family's home to offer condolences on the death of his father, who received a six figure settlement with the archdiocese in 2002 and went on to support other victims of clergy sexual abuse even though his case had been resolved, was found dead on Feb. 23 at a friend's apartment in Boston, an apparent suicide. He was 29 years old.

Business and Science
Daniel Kiley - One of the world's best known landscape architects, who worked with some of the world's greatest architects, including I.M. Pei, Louis Kahn and Philip Johnson, who had landmark commissions for the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston and the East Wing of the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and who was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in 1997, died Feb. 21 in Charlotte, Vermont at the age of 91.
John "Jack" Loeks - Founder and president of Jack Loeks Theatres, a theatre chain of 105 screens throughout Michigan, who is credited with breaking the Hollywood film studio monopoly by allowing independent theaters, like Loeks, to show first-run films, died Feb. 22 of Parkinson's disease at a hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the age of 85.
Norval Morris - Internationally recognized expert on criminal justice, who wrote extensively about prison reform, worked with the United Nations on issues involving the treatment of criminals, and publicly advocated greater education and training programs for prison inmates, and who was dean at the University of Chicago Law School from 1975 to 1978, died on Feb. 21 after collapsing at a Chicago restaurant after an apparent heart attack. He was 80 years old.
Frederick Noe - Master distiller and overseer at the distillery founded by his grandfather Jim Beam, who oversaw production of Jim Beam Bourbon, and saw production increase twelve-fold during his tenure, who had the Jim Beam brand, Booker's Bourbon, named in his honor, and whose face is on the company labels alongside the family distillers who preceded him, died Feb. 24 after a long illness in Bardstown, Kentucky at age 74.
Khoo Teck Puat - Malaysian-born banker and hotel owner with an estimated fortune of $2.6 billion, who owned the Goodwood Group of boutique hotels in London and Singapore and was the largest single shareholder of Britain's Standard Chartered Bank, and who was ranked as the 137th richest person in the world by Forbes magazine (and the richest in Singapore), died Feb. 21 of a heart attack in a Singapore hospital at age 86.

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