July 11. Lady Bird Johnson, 94. Former first lady who championed conservation, worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson.
July 15. George W. Comstock, 92. Epidemiologist helped develop strategies to prevent tuberculosis.
July 18. Jerry Hadley, 55. Once considered one of America's most versatile and important opera singers.
Sherman Torgan, 63. Developed New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles into venue for screen classics.
July 20. Tammy Faye Messner, 65. Helped then-husband Jim Bakker build a TV evangelism empire that later collapsed in disgrace.
Kai Siegbahn, 89. Shared 1981 Nobel Prize in physics, invented electron spectroscopy process.
July 22. Laszlo Kovacs, 74. Influential cinematographer ("Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces").
Norma Gabler, 84. Influential Texas crusader against what she saw as anti-American errors in textbooks.
July 23. Mohammad Zahir Shah, 92. Afghanistan's last king, who oversaw four decades of peace before a 1973 coup.
July 24. Albert Ellis, 93. Influential psychologist, founded a renowned therapy institute.
July 26. Carole Meyers, 50. First female rabbi to lead a congregation in the Los Angeles area.
July 27. Alan Pottasch, 79. PepsiCo. executive whose '60s ads dubbed baby boomers "the Pepsi Generation."
July 28. Melvin B. Lane, 85. Conservationist helped protect California's coast as first chairman of the Coastal Commission.
July 29. Tom Snyder, 71. Late-night TV talk show host with a robust laugh, trademark cloud of cigarette smoke.
Jack Cole, 87. Marketing expert created reverse telephone directories. ,
July 30. Ingmar Bergman, 87. Swedish filmmaker, one of the greatest in cinema history ("The Seventh Seal," "Cries and Whispers.")
Bill Walsh, 75. San Francisco 49ers coach won three Super Bowls. Michelangelo Antonioni, 94. Italian filmmaker whose depiction of modern-day malaise made him a symbol of art-house cinema ("Blow-Up," "L'Avventura.")
William J. Tuttle, 95. Pioneering film makeup artist whose groundbreaking work included "7 Faces of Dr. Lao."