<b>John Wooden </b>
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<b>John Wooden </b>
The UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles during his 27-season tenure with the Bruins, making him one of the greatest coaches in sports history. He also created the “Pyramid of Success” motivational program. He was 99. Full obituary

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<b>J.D. Salinger</b>
His 1951 novel, “The Catcher in the Rye,” created a lasting allegory of teenage discontent. He refused interviews for years and published his last story in 1965. He was 91. Full obituary

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<b>Teena Marie </b>
The R&B singer-songwriter, a protege of funk singer Rick James, was one of the few white musicians to score hits on the R&B charts, with “I Need Your Lovin’” and “Lovergirl” in the ‘80s. She was 54. Full obituary

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<b>Bud Greenspan</b>
Olympic filmmaker Bud Greenspan, who presented his subjects “as people first and athletes second,” won eight Emmys and a Peabody Award, as well as the International Olympic Committee‘s Olympic Order. He was 84. Full obituary

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<b>Don Van Vliet</b>
The avant-garde rock musician was known as Captain Beefheart. He and his band never sold many records, but their work was critically acclaimed, especially the album “Trout Mask Replica.” He was also an abstract painter. He was 69. Full obituary

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<b>Blake Edwards</b>
The “Pink Panther” director was a master of slapstick comedy. He was also known for his legendary disputes with studio chiefs. He collaborated in film with his wife, Julie Andrews, and his movie “10" was a cinematic sensation in 1979. Above, Edwards with his wife in in 1971. He was 88. Full obituary

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<b>Bob Feller </b>
The Cleveland Indians pitcher was one of baseball’s greats. The Hall of Famer won 266 games for Cleveland between 1936 and 1956, interrupted only by service in the Navy during World War II. He was 92. Full obituary

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<b>Patricia Neal</b>
The Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies. “Frequently my life has been likened to a Greek tragedy, and the actress in me cannot deny that comparison,” she wrote in her 1988 autobiography, “As I Am.” She was 84. Full obituary

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<b>Elizabeth Edwards</b>
Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, the year her husband ran for vice president with John F. Kerry. The couple’s marriage unraveled years later when it was revealed that John Edwards was having an affair with a campaign videographer. She was 61. Full obituary

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<b>Lena Horne</b>
The singer and civil rights activist achieved a place in the pantheon of female jazz vocalists and broke ground in Hollywood as an African American star in the 1940s. She also won acclaim on Broadway and as a cabaret performer. She was 92. Full obituary

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<b>Richard Holbrooke </b>
President Obama’s emissary to Afghanistan and Pakistan -- a man the president called a “true giant of American foreign policy” -- was known for his ruthless negotiating style. He was 69. Full obituary

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<b>Fred Foy </b>
Fred Foy had a long voice-over career in radio and television, but he is best remembered as the voice behind the introduction to “The Lone Ranger.” He was 89. Full obituary

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<b>James Moody</b>
The jazz saxophonist and flutist’s improvised solo on “I’m in the Mood for Love” became a jazz classic. A version with lyrics added became a cross-genre hit and has been recorded by Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse and others. Moody was 85. Full obituary

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<b>Joan Sutherland</b>
Ranked among the most powerful divas of the 20th century, the soprano achieved stardom in 1959 in the title role of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at London’s Royal Opera House. Her triumph as Lucia spurred a return to prominence for the “bel canto” style. She was 83. Full obituary

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<b>Leslie Nielsen</b>
The native of Canada, who seemed perfectly cast as a handsome leading man when he came to Hollywood in the 1950s, had career-changing roles in the “Airplane!” and “Naked Gun” comedies. He was 84. Full obituary

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<b>Don Meredith</b>
“Dandy Don” played for the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a broadcaster. He infused “Monday Night Football” with humor for 12 seasons and was the “perfect foil” to Howard Cosell. Above, he interviews Dallas coach Tom Landry. He was 72. Full obituary

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<b>Elaine Kaufman</b>
Kaufman was the legendary proprietor of the Manhattan restaurant Elaine’s, which was a scene, a clubhouse and an escape from lonely New York nights for writers, cops, politicians and superstars. Kaufman was at the center of it all, brusque and uncensored but fiercely loved by an elite group of loyal patron-friends. She was 81. Full obituary

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Ron Santo
The legendary Chicago Cubs third baseman was a nine-time All-Star with five consecutive Gold Glove awards and impressive career numbers, but he never was elected to the Hall of Fame. He overcame debilitating injuries to work as an on-air Cubs analyst. He was 70. Full obituary

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<b>Jean Simmons</b>
The radiant beauty was known for her stunning versatility as an actress. She appeared in about 55 feature films and nearly as many television productions. She was 80. Full obituary

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<b>Dino De Laurentiis</b>
The movie producer and master showman helped revive the film industry in his native Italy and later ran studios and produced big-budget movies in the U.S. His output was once described as “high-brow and low-brow, huge moneymakers and expensive flops.” He was 91. Full obituary

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Richard N. Goldman
Spurred by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Goldman and his wife, Rhoda, started the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1989 to recognize grass-roots environmental activists and organizers with an annual award that has grown to $150,000. He was 90. Full obituary

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<b>Samuel T. Cohen </b>
Cohen invented the neutron bomb. Designed to kill living things but inflict little damage on property, the neutron bomb has about a tenth the explosive power of other nuclear weapons. President Reagan ordered 700 neutron warheads during the Cold War, but they were later dismantled. Cohen was 89. Full obituary

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<b>Irvin Kershner</b>
The film director was best known for “The Empire Strikes Back” but was a director of “extraordinary versatility,” said one movie critic. He directed more than 14 other feature films. He was 87. Full obituary

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<b>Jimmy Dean</b>
The Texas-born entertainer, who hit it big with the Grammy-winning “Big Bad John” in 1961, also had his own TV variety shows and a role on “Daniel Boone.” But many know him from his sausage brand and commercials. He was 81. Full obituary

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<b>Theodore C. Sorensen </b>
The Nebraska native became special counsel to President Kennedy and remained chief speechwriter during Kennedy’s brief presidency. He had a long post- White House career as a Manhattan-based international lawyer. He was 82. Full obituary

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<b>Gary Coleman</b>
After soaring to fame as the star of hit sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” his post-TV-series life included a stint as a shopping mall security guard and an unlikely run for California governor. he was 42. Full obituary

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<b>Jill Clayburgh</b>
Clayburgh’s Broadway and Hollywood career was highlighted by her Oscar-nominated roles in the 1970s films “An Unmarried Woman” and “Starting Over.” She also was nominated for two Emmys. She was 66. Full obituary

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<b>Sparky Anderson </b>
The Hall of Fame manager of the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers was the first baseball manager to lead teams from both the National and American leagues to World Series titles. He began in the majors by guiding a young Cincinnati team to become the Big Red Machine in the 1970s. He was 76. Full obituary

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<b>Allan R. Sandage</b>
The scientist, an assistant to Edwin Hubble in the 1950s, believed the universe to be about 15 billion years old rather than the 12 billion that NASA research had shown. He was 84. Full obituary

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<b> Andy Irons</b>
The three-time world-champion surfer had withdrawn from an ASP World Tour event in Puerto Rico and was traveling home to Kauai when he was found dead. His family has said that Irons had been battling dengue fever. He was 32. Full obituary

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<b>Barbara Billingsley </b>
As June Cleaver on “Leave it to Beaver,” Billingsley was the model 1950s mom, clad in dresses, high heels and pearls even while vacuuming. “She was the ideal mother,” Billingsley said of her character. She was 94. Full obituary

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<b>Ronnie James Dio</b>
The legendary heavy metal singer replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and was also lead singer for the bands Rainbow and Dio. Many of his songs revolved around the struggle between good and evil. He was 67. Full obituary

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<b>James MacArthur </b>
The actor played “Danno” on " Hawaii Five-0.” He also appeared in the classic Disney film “Swiss Family Robinson’"and gave Hayley Mills her first screen kiss in “The Truth About Spring.” He was 72. Full obituary

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<b>Maurice Lucas</b>
An icon in Portland, where he helped the Trail Blazers win the NBA title in 1977, the 6-foot-9, 250-pound athlete loved his nickname, “the Enforcer,” and the role that went with it. He was 58. Full obituary

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<b>Georges Charpak </b>
The French physicist won the Nobel Prize for developing detectors that allowed near-instantaneous identification and analysis of particles produced in accelerator collisions. He was 86. Full obituary

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<b>Corey Haim</b>
A teen idol in the 1980s, he earned good reviews early on and starred in “The Lost Boys” and “Lucas.” His career later cooled as he struggled with drugs. He was 38. Full obituary

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<b>Tom Bosley</b>
He won a Tony Award for his role in the Broadway musical “Fiorello!” But he was best known as the amiable father Howard Cunningham in the long-running sitcom “Happy Days” set in the 1950s. He was 83. Full obituary

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<b>Dennis Hopper</b>
He made his acting debut in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ in 1955 and later directed the counterculture classic “Easy Rider.” He later descended into years of drug and alcohol abuse but made a comeback in 1986 with his Oscar-nominated role in " Hoosiers.” He was 74. Full obituary

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<b>Marie Osborne Yeats</b>
The star of “Little Mary Sunshine” later had a career as a movie-studio costume supervisor, a job she much preferred to acting. She was 99. Full obituary

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<b>Arthur Penn</b>
The stage, film and TV director was a three-time Oscar nominee who won a Tony for “The Miracle Worker.” His role in shaping the graphic violence in 1967’s “Bonnie and Clyde” helped usher in a new era in American filmmaking. He was 88. Above, Penn with “Bonnie and Clyde” star Faye Dunaway. Full obituary

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<b>Bob Guccione</b>
The success of Penthouse magazine, which he founded in the ‘60s, allowed him to build a corporate empire around it. But the empire crumbled as his investments soured and the world of pornography turned toward video and the Internet. He was 79. Full obituary

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<b>Alexander Anderson Jr. </b>
A pioneer television cartoonist, Anderson created the landmark duo of Crusader Rabbit and Rags the Tiger and two of TV’s most enduring characters, Rocky and Bullwinkle. He was 90. Full obituary

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<b>Eddie Fisher</b>
The popular 1950s singer had a string of No. 1 hits, headlined clubs and had his own TV shows. But even he admitted that people remembered him for his brides, including Elizabeth Taylor, left, Debbie Reynolds, right, and Connie Stevens. He was 82. Full obituary

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<b>Stephen J. Cannell </b>
The television writer and producer who helped create more than 40 shows, including “The Rockford Files,” “The A-Team” and “Baretta” had a golden touch, though he struggled early in life with dyslexia. He was 69. Full obituary

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<b>Solomon Burke</b>
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and hall of fame inductee’s huge voice and emotive tenor influenced a generation of rock, R&B and pop singers. He was in his early 70s. Full obituary

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<b>Ronni Chasen</b>
The longtime Hollywood publicist, who had represented a host of producers, directors and composers for four decades, was found in her car, shot in the chest. Shocked friends remember a hard-working, caring person whose clients were family. Full story

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<b>Paul Conrad</b>
The Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist’s unyielding liberal stance, delivered as savage black-and-white harpoons, bedeviled Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and others in power while shedding an uncompromising light on social injustices. He drew for The Times for nearly 30 years. He was 86. Full obituary

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<b>Jefferson Thomas</b>
Thomas was one of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High School. The integration of the all-white Arkansas campus was a first real measure of the federal government’s ability to enforce a 1954 Supreme Court ruling that said separate but equal schools were unconstitutional. He was 67. Full obituary

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<b>William Hohri</b>
The civil-rights leader, who was sent to the Japanese American internment camp Manzanar during World War II, went on to file a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. government. He was 83. Full obituary

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<b>Gloria Stuart</b>
Stuart was a leading lady in 1930s films, then gave up acting and turned to art. Her role in “Titanic” earned her an Academy Award nomination. She was 100. Full obituary

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<b>Daryl F. Gates</b>
The innovative but controversial chief of the LAPD led the department for 14 years. He was in charge at the time of the 1991 beating of Rodney King and the riots that followed. He also instituted SWAT teams and implemented anti-drug programs. He was 83. Full obituary

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<b>Rue McClanahan</b>
Rue McClanahan, top, with Bea Arthur, left, Estelle Getty and Betty White, won an Emmy for her role as Blanche Devereaux, a sassy Southern belle on the hit series “The Golden Girls,” which ran from 1985 to 1992. She also played Bea Arthur’s best friend in the TV series “Maude” in the early 1970s. She was 76. Full obituary

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<b>Lisa Blount</b>
The actress starred in “An Officer and a Gentleman” and shared an Academy Award in 2002 with her husband, actor-filmmaker Ray McKinnon, as executive producer of the live-action short film “The Accountant.” She was 53. Full obituary

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<b>Art Gilmore</b>
The announcer was a familiar voice on radio and TV and in movie trailers. “Amos ‘n’ Andy” on radio and “The Red Skelton Show” on television were among his many gigs, which also included more than 2,700 movie previews. He was 98. Above, Gilmore, right, with a replica of the cruiser in “Highway Patrol,” which he narrated. Full obituary

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<b>Roy Ward Baker</b>
The British film director is best known for his 1958 documentary-style feature film about the Titanic disaster, “A Night to Remember,” but he also directed Marilyn Monroe in one of her first leading roles. He was 93. Full obituary

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<b>Edwin Newman</b>
The news reporter and commentator spent three decades at NBC, where he covered the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. He was a grammarian who wrote two books on the English language. He was 91. Full obituary

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<b>Sally Menke</b>
Director Quentin Tarantino‘s longtime editor on films such as " Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown” and the two-volume “Kill Bill” was found dead in Bronson Canyon after she went hiking with her dog in extreme heat. She was twice nominated for Academy Awards. She was 56. Full obituary

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<b>George Blanda </b>
Blanda’s football career spanned four decades. He almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts and Houston Oilers. He was 83. Full obituary

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<b>Kevin McCarthy</b>
The prolific character actor may be best known for his starring role as the panicked doctor who tries to warn the world about the alien “pod people” in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” His career spanned more than 70 years and included a Golden Globe for the 1951 film version of “Death of a Salesman” film. He was 96. Full obituary

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<b>Richard ‘Scar’ Lopez </b>
A founder of the East L.A. vocal band Cannibal & the Headhunters, Lopez, center, and three other high school students scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with “Land of 1000 Dances.” In 1965, they opened for the Rolling Stones, the Righteous Brothers and the Beatles. He was 65. Full obituary

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<b>Claude Chabrol </b>
The French film director was a founder of the New Wave movement. He made more than 70 films and TV productions, and his work frequently was compared with that of Alfred Hitchcock. France’s prime minister says, “French cinema has lost one of its maestros.” Chabrol was 80. Full obituary

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<b>Dan Rostenkowski </b>
The former U.S. representative from Chicago was the powerful chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and a foe of President Reagan’s policies. He was forced from office in a corruption scandal and served time in prison. He was 82. Full obituary

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<b>Jill Johnston</b>
Johnston wrote “Lesbian Nation,” a 1973 book that proclaimed lesbianism was not just a personal lifestyle but a political stance necessary for the overthrow of patriarchy. It became a manifesto for a lesbian separatist movement, spurring the creation through the 1970s of lesbian communities. She was 81. Full obituary

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<b>David L. Wolper</b>
Wolper produced the 1984 L.A. Olympics opening ceremonies and the miniseries “Roots,” which was a turning point for television. He also produced many well-regarded documentaries. He was 82. Full obituary

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<b>Jack Tatum</b>
Tatum was an All-American at Ohio State and a first-round draft pick. In 1978 as a safety for the Oakland Raiders, he collided with Darryl Stingley, leaving the New England receiver a near-quadriplegic. He was 61. Full obituary

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<b>Harold Gould</b>
The veteran actor taught at UC Riverside before leaving to pursue a career on stage, film and TV. He appeared in “The Sting” and “Love and Death” on the big screen and “Rhoda” and “The Golden Girls” on TV. He was 86. Full obituary

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<b>Bobby Thomson</b>
The New York Giant’s home run, known as the “shot heard around the world,” gave the team the National League championship over the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951 and led broadcaster Russ Hodges to repeatedly yell, “The Giants win the pennant!” He was 86. Full obituary

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<b>Satoshi Kon</b>
The Japanese anime director’s boldly original visions and technical sophistication made him one of the most admired in contemporary animation. Among his films were “Millennium Actress,” “Paprika” and “Tokyo Godfathers.” He was 46. Full obituary

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<b>Robert F. Boyle </b>
The longtime Hollywood production designer shared Oscar nominations for best art direction on the films “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Gaily, Gaily,” “North by Northwest” and “The Shootist.” He was awarded an honorary Academy Award in 2008. He was 100. Full obituary

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<b>Tony Judt </b>
A leading historian of postwar Europe, the New York University history professor’s career reached its zenith with the publication of “Postwar” in 2005. He also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig‘s disease. He was 62. Full obituary

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<b>Ted Stevens</b>
As a U.S. senator for 40 years, Stevens dominated Alaska‘s transformation from wild frontier to modern state. He funneled billions of dollars into Alaskan infrastructure projects and development efforts. He was 86. Full obituary

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<b>John Forsythe </b>
The actor was known for his roles on the TV series “Bachelor Father,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “Dynasty.” His silvery hair and smooth voice were familiar to millions. He was 92. Full obituary

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<b>Art Linkletter </b>
The broadcasting pioneer was a radio host when he began interviewing children to get their unvarnished utterances. He went on to TV, became an author and entrepreneur, and was an advocate for senior citizens remaining active. He was 97. Full obituary

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<b>Teddy Pendergrass</b>
The soul singer combined romantic love songs with a sexy stage presence. Left paralyzed by a 1982 car crash, he established a group for people with spinal cord injuries that focuses on quality of life. He was 59. Full obituary

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<b>Merlin Olsen</b>
The Hall of Fame football star was one-quarter of the Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome defensive line as well as a familiar face from “Little House on the Prairie.” He also served for 15 seasons as a football analyst for NBC and CBS. He was 69. Full obituary

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<b>Mitch Miller</b>
He helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early ‘60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit “Sing Along With Mitch” TV show in the early ‘60s while becoming one of the era’s most commercially successful recording artists. He was 99. Full obituary

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<b>Alexander M. Haig</b>
The retired general, whose brash and opinionated personality made him a controversial figure among Washington insiders, had the ear of several presidents. He was 85. Full obituary

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<b>Marc Abrams</b>
Nicknamed the Walking Man, the Silver Lake physician walked 20 to 30 miles in his neighborhood each day. He was found dead in his backyard hot tub. He was 58. Full obituary

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<b>Pernell Roberts</b>
Pernell Roberts, second from right, with Dan Blocker, left, Lorne Greene and Michael Landon, played the eldest son on TV’s “Bonanza.” He quit the popular western at the height of its popularity. He later starred in the TV series “Trapper John M.D.” He was 81. Full obituary

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<b>George Steinbrenner</b>
The owner of the New York Yankees, whose outsized personality and win-at-all-costs mentality earned him the nickname “The Boss,” reestablished the Yankees as baseball’s premier franchise and changed the economics of the sport. He was 80. Full obituary

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<b>Daniel Schorr </b>
The controversial broadcaster was a high-profile reporter who covered Watergate and landed on President Nixon‘s “enemies list.” He was known as much for his cantankerous relationships with colleagues as he was for his dogged reporting and sober commentary. He was 93. Full obituary

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<b>James N. Wood</b>
Wood joined the J. Paul Getty Trust after revelations about questionable expenditures and controversies over antiquities. His mandate: instill stability and restore the institution’s credibility in the art world. He was 69. Full obituary

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<b>Les Richter </b>
The former all-pro linebacker for the Rams first led Riverside International Raceway and then oversaw development of Auto Club Speedway as venues for NASCAR. He was 79. Full obituary

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<b>Don Coryell</b>
He spent 14 seasons as an NFL head coach, five with St. Louis and nine with San Diego. His famed “Air Coryell” offense led the league in passing yardage every season from 1978 through 1983. He was 85. Full obituary

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<b>Ilene Woods</b>
Woods was an 18-year-old radio singer when Walt Disney asked her to give voice to the sweet stepdaughter who finds her Prince Charming. Woods gave the character of Cinderella warmth and made her likable. She was 81. Full obituary

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<b>Dr. Robert N. Butler </b>
The Pulitzer Prize-winning pioneer in the study of aging founded the National Institute on Aging and the first department of geriatrics at a U.S. medical school. He was also “a moral voice who insisted that society value our elders.” He was 83. Full obituary

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<b>Manute Bol</b>
Bol was a 7-foot-6 curiosity when he was drafted in 1985 by the then-Washington Bullets. He played in the NBA for 10 seasons specializing in shot-blocking, breaking a record in his rookie season. He sent millions of dollars to his native Sudan. He was 47. Full obituary

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<b>Harvey Pekar </b>
The curmudgeonly comic book author was known for his “American Splendor” series. He often collaborated with such artists as Frank Stack and R. Crumb, focusing on the mundane realities of middle American life and railing against the power elite. He was 70. Full obituary

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<b>Hank Cochran</b>
In a career spanning more than half a century, the country music songwriter wrote or co-wrote hundreds of songs recorded by Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley and others. He was 74. Full obituary

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<b>James Gammon</b>
The craggy character actor played manager Lou Brown in “Major League,” co-founded the MET Theatre and received several Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for acting and directing. He was 70. Full obituary

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<b>George B. Leonard</b>
The journalist was a seminal figure in the human potential movement. He was 86. Full obituary

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<b>Art Clokey</b>
The creator of Gumby enchanted generations of children. He was 88. Full obituary

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<b>Dixie Carter</b>
Dixie Carter, center, with Annie Potts, left, and Jean Smart, played Julia Sugarbaker on the CBS sitcom “Designing Women,” about four women running an Atlanta interior design firm. She and her husband, Hal Holbrook, appeared in the 2009 film “That Evening Sun.” She was 70. Full obituary

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<b>Miep Gies</b>
Gies gave protection to Anne Frank in an Amsterdam attic for 25 months. She was 100. Full obituary

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<b>Eric Rohmer</b>
The French filmmaker was part of the French New Wave that included Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut. His films were known for their emphasis on conversation. He was 89. Full obituary

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<b>Erich Segal</b>
The Yale University professor’s first novel, “Love Story,” became a pop-culture phenomenon, selling more than 20 million copies in three dozen languages and spawning a catchphrase of the 1970s. He was 72. Full obituary

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<b>John Murtha</b>
The first Vietnam veteran to serve in Congress, the Democrat called in 2005 for an immediate pullout of U.S. forces from Iraq. He also delivered billions in federal dollars to his home state of Pennsylvania. He was 77. Full obituary

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<b>Walter Fredrick Morrison</b>
The father of the Frisbee sold the rights in 1957 to Wham-O for the flying disc that started out as a popcorn can lid, evolved into a cake pan and is a now a recreational icon. He was 90. Full obituary

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<b>Charlie Wilson</b>
The hard-partying and influential Texas congressman helped funnel money and weapons to Afghan resistance fighters to battle occupying Soviets in the 1980s. His story, including an alleged hot tub-cocaine scandal, inspired a 2007 Tom Hanks film. He was 76. Full obituary

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<b>Alexander McQueen </b>
The iconoclastic fashion designer was known for his technical and creative prowess and unconventional, sometimes macabre, work. He was 40. Full obituary

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