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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Vidal Sassoon dies at 84; hair stylist revolutionized the field

    Vidal Sassoon dies at 84; hair stylist revolutionized the field
    With one high-profile haircut on the Paramount Studios lot, Vidal Sassoon vaulted to fame in Hollywood. Flown in from London, he trimmed the tresses of Mia Farrow for her role in the film "Rosemary's Baby" — a $30 haircut that he calculated cost...
  • PASSINGS: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bob Boozer, Jim Abdnor, Chuck Brown, Herbert Breslin

    PASSINGS: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bob Boozer, Jim Abdnor, Chuck Brown, Herbert Breslin
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Renowned baritone championed German lieder Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, a renowned baritone who led a worldwide revival in popularity for German lieder, died in his sleep Friday at his home in the southern German city of...
  • PASSINGS: Jon Lord, Bob Babbitt, Donald J. Sobol

    PASSINGS: Jon Lord, Bob Babbitt, Donald J. Sobol
    Jon Lord Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, 71, a British keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, died in London on Monday of a pulmonary embolism after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said a statement on his official website. Lord co-wrote...
  • William Windom dies at 88; Emmy-winning character actor

     William Windom dies at 88; Emmy-winning character actor
    In the role that won him an Emmy Award for best actor in a comedy series, William Windom played John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who harnessed an active fantasy life to escape the doldrums of his middle-class Connecticut existence....
  • Ruggiero Ricci dies at 94; violin virtuoso began as child prodigy

    Ruggiero Ricci dies at 94; violin virtuoso began as child prodigy
    Violinist Ruggiero Ricci held the audience spellbound when he debuted at the Hollywood Bowl in 1932, a "wunderkind" of classical music with marvelous showmanship and beautiful tone. He was all of 13. What he accomplished in the ensuing decades is perhaps...
  • Charles Huggins dies at 87; longtime head of See's Candies

    Charles Huggins dies at 87; longtime head of See's Candies
    Before Charles N. Huggins began working at See's Candies in 1951 as a manager in the company's packing department in San Francisco, his favorite candies were black licorice and, thanks to his World War II service as a paratrooper, Hershey's chocolate....
  • PASSINGS: Claude King

    PASSINGS: Claude King
    Claude King, 90, a country singer-songwriter who was best known for the 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain," died early Thursday at his home in Shreveport, La., where his family found him unresponsive in bed. King was one of the original members of "Louisiana...
  • Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle

    Karl Fleming dies at 84; Newsweek reporter chronicled civil rights struggle
    Karl Fleming, a former Newsweek reporter who helped draw national attention to the civil rights movement in the 1960s — and risked his life covering it with perceptive stories about its major figures and the inequalities that fueled it —...
  • R. Duncan Luce dies at 87; UC Irvine mathematical psychologist

    R. Duncan Luce dies at 87; UC Irvine mathematical psychologist
    R. Duncan Luce, a UC Irvine mathematical psychologist who received the National Medal of Science in 2005 for his pioneering scholarship in behavioral sciences, died Aug. 11 at his home in Irvine after a brief illness, the university announced. He was 87....
  • Darrell Royal dies at 88; noted University of Texas football coach

    Darrell Royal dies at 88; noted University of Texas football coach
    Darrell Royal, the legendary Texas coach who led the Longhorns to three national college football titles and 11 Southwest Conference titles in a 20-year tenure that ended in 1976, died Wednesday in Austin after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the...
  • Wesley Brown dies at 85; first black graduate of Naval Academy

    Wesley Brown dies at 85; first black graduate of Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown, the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, died Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md., the Naval Academy's alumni association announced from Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and had cancer. A 1949 graduate, Brown was...