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Life In Legacy - Week of January 25, 2003

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Giovanni Agnelli - Fiat chairman Nell Carter - 'Gimme A Break' actress Bill Mauldin - Willie & Joe cartoonist Nedra Volz - TV's little old lady Craig Kelly - Snowboarding star Al Hirschfeld - Broadway & Hollywood caricaturist Balint Vazsonyi - Author, journalist, pianist, CAF director Gertrude Janeway - Civil war widow Francoise Giroud - Noted French journalist Harivanshrai Bachchan - Hindi poet Marianna Wertz - LaRouche author Charlie Webber - Saxophonist for Swingin' Medallions Dora Jacobs - 'Unofficial' oldest person in world Sean Fenton - Yale football player Kyle Burnat - Yale baseball player Nicholas Grass - Yale baseball player Andrew Dwyer - Yale football player Jennie Woodd - Royal Hawaiian Girl Billy Brooks - Trumpeter for Hampton Brian McGarry - SiMent bass player Morris Kight - Gay activist Edith Lefel - Zouk singer Peter Palmquist - Photography historian Hylo Brown - Bluegrass singer/guitarist Reggie Rymal - Comedian & Paddle-ball expert Virginia Heinlein - Science-fiction widow Russ David - St. Louis pianist Fritzi Burr - Actress & comedienne Gavin Lyall - Crime novelist Dr. Evelyn Mauss - Political activist Eddie Johnson - Brown's linebacker Renato Pachetti - Awarded Emmy's Russell Rourke - Secretary of the Air Force & Army Frances Fralin - Promoted photography as art Dr. Inabeth Miller - Distance-learning pioneer Stephen Kates - Noted cellist Doña Zica - Grand dame of Carnival Robert Lookingbill - Killed his grandmother Alden Barber - CEO of Boy Scouts Sarah Pettit - Founded 'Out' magazine Bud Roper - Polling expert Shirley Kennedy - Political & social activist Bill Werbeniuk - Champion snooker player Doris Fisher - 'You Always Hurt The One You Love' songwriter Pascal P. Pirone - Noted horticulturist Harlan Boyles - North Carolina politician Irene Diamond - Spotted 'Casablanca' & 'The Maltese Falcon' Harry B. Crewson - Ohio University president Tony O’Malley - Irish painter Earl Wiggins - Rock-climber & aerial rigging specialist Howard Futch - Florida legislator David Mumford - Disney imagineer Norman Panama - Film writer/producer/director Marvin Bower - 'Father of management consulting' Mildred Carter - Founded first black-owned radio station Herman Feifel - Founder of thanatlogogy Philip Brooks - Gay-themed documentary filmmaker Alan Nunn May - Spied for the Soviets Jesse Edmisten - Oldest WW1 veteran John Ritchey - Negro League baseball player Bobby Montez - Latin jazz bandleader Roque Maccarone - Led Argentina's Central Bank thru default Mike Longworth - Noted guitar craftsman Sabotage - Brazilian rapper Lucien Blackwell - Philadelphia politician Tommy Thompson - Member of Red Clay Ramblers Bernice Claire - Opera singer and actress Vivi-Anne Hulten - Swedish skating star Eugene 'Doboy' Williams - Actor & coffee house owner Shirin Amir Begum - Bhutto widow Rev. Michael Zembrzuski - Shrine founder Al Rush - President of MCA Television John M. Fox - Minute Maid founder Little Current - Oldest T.C. racehorse Canus - The 'Secretariat of whooping cranes' Al Hirschfeld drawing (Hepburn & Olivier with Emmy award) Famous cartoon by Bill Mauldin Painting by Tony O’Malley

News and Entertainment
Billy Brooks - Jazz trumpeter who played with Lionel Hampton’s band in the 50’s who also worked with notables like Anita O’Day, Ben Webster and Eric Dolphy, was found dead on Dec. 24 in his home in Amsterdam, Holland at age 76.
Philip Brooks - Australian documentary filmmaker who founded the production company Dominant 7, known for producing stories from the margins of culture and sexuality, often with gay themes, like “Drowning By Bullets” and “Woubi Cheri”, died Jan. 6 in Cadiz, Spain of HIV-related illness at age 49.
Frank "Hylo" Brown - Bluegrass and country singer and guitarist who performed with top names like Bradley Kincaid and Bill Monroe and recorded for Capitol and Starday during the 1950’s and 60’s, his best known song being “Lost To A Stranger”, died Jan. 17 of cancer in Mechanicsburg, OH at age 80.
Fritzi Burr - Actress & comedienne on TV, films, Broadway and the comedy circuit who appeared in movies like "Chinatown" and "They Shoot Horses Don't They?", and in numerous TV shows including "Seinfeld", "Friends" (Mrs. Tedlock) and "Sanford & Son", died Jan. 17 of natural causes in Fort Myers, FL at age 78.
Nell Carter - Actress best known for her role as Nell Harper, the sassy housekeeper on the 80’s sitcom “Gimme A Break”, who also was a Tony-winning performer on Broadway in shows like “Ain’t Misbehaving” and her current show “Raisin”, collapsed and died on Jan. 23 at her home in Beverly Hills of unknown causes. She was 54.
Bernice Claire - Opera singer who appeared in a series of early “talkies” with singing partner Alexander Gray like “No, No Nanette” and “Top Speed” (with Joe E. Brown), died Jan. 17 of pneumonia in Portland at age 94.
Russ David - St. Louis pianist and bandleader who played everywhere from riverboats to LBJ's presidential inaugural and who hosted the “Pevely Party Playhouse” radio show in St. Louis from 1953 to 1979, died Jan. 21 after a stroke at age 89.
Irene Diamond - Assistant editor at Warner Brothers who scouted scripts with producer Hal Willis and spotted such gems as “Casablanca”, “The Maltese Falcon" and "Dark Victory", and later started the Irene Diamond Fund to support the arts and fight AIDS, died Jan. 21 in Manhattan at age 92.
Doris Fisher - Composer of a steady stream of hit songs in the 1940’s including “You Always Hurt the One You Love” (#1 for the Mills Brothers in 1944), “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”, “Tampico” and “Whispering Grass”, died Jan. 15 in Los Angeles after a brief illness at age 87.
Françoise Giroud - Pioneering French journalist, editor and cabinet minister, who founded the political weekly newspaper L’Express, and who served as a role model to two generations of French women seeking a more prominent role in French society, died Jan. 19 in Paris at age 86.
Stephen Kates - Prizewinning cellist who toured as a solo artist and played with symphonies around the U.S. including the N.Y. Philharmonic and Boston Symphony, died Jan. 18 of lymphoma in Baltimore at age 59.
George Haimsohn - Broadway playwright best known for co-writing the book and lyrics for “Dames at Sea”, the musical comedy that has been performed consistently at summer stock and college repertories since its Broadway premier in 1968, and who also wrote the musicals "Now, Zing!" and "Johnny American", died Jan. 17 of a massive aneurysm in New York at age 77.
Edith Lefel - Singer from French Guiana considered to be one of the great voices of Afro-Caribbean zouk music (mix of Caribbean and African rhythms sang in Creole), who had released six albums including last month’s “If Only”, died Jan. 20 in Dreux, France of heart failure at age 39.
Mike Longworth - Noted guitar craftsman and collector who worked as an inlay specialist for Martin Guitars, whose clients included Johnny Cash, Hank Snow and Lester Flatt, and who wrote “Martin Guitars: A History”, which as served as a basis for Martin guitar collecting, died on Jan. 22 after a long illness in Memphis at age 64.
Sadatsugu Matsuda - Japanese film director, known for his samurai movies like the “Kurama Tenga” series and “Chushingura”, died on Jan. 20 at age 96.
Bill Mauldin - Pulitzer prize-winning WW2 cartoonist who as an Army soldier chronicled World War II reality through his characters Willie & Joe, and who went on to draw classic political cartoons for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Chicago Sun-Times, died Jan. 22 in Newport Beach, CA of Alzheimer’s disease at age 81.
Brian McGarry - Bass player for Connecticut rock group SiMent, who released two independent label CD’s, was killed in a car accident on Jan. 10 in Milford, CT at age 22.
Bobby Montez - Latin jazz pianist, bassist and vibraphonist whose group Bobby Montez and His Quintet performed on the West Coast in the 50’s and 60’s and recorded several albums for the Jubilee and World Pacific labels, died Jan. 8 of liver failure in Chico, CA at age 67.
Renato Pachetti - Chairman for 22 years of the Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which hands out the Emmy Awards, and who founding journalist of the Italian state television network RAI, died Jan. 19 in Rome after a long illness at age 77.
Norman Panama - Oscar-nominated writer, producer & director known for his long association with Melvin Frank, who as a team wrote, produced and/or directed films like “My Favorite Blonde”, “Road to Utopia”, “The Court Jester” and “Lil Abner”, died Jan. 13 in Los Angeles of Parkinson's disease at age 88.
Sarah Pettit - Lesbian journalist who founded the U.S.’s largest gay magazine, Out, in 1992 and who had worked as the senior editor of Newsweek’s Arts & Entertainment section since 1998, died Jan. 22 of lymphoma in New York at age 36.
Al Rush - President and CEO of MCA Television Group from 1981 to 1991 who had previously been president of NBC Sports, known as an innovator in the packaging and selling of television programs and as a negotiator in the rights to televise major league sports, died of lung cancer in Jan. 14 in Beverly Hills at age 76.
Reggie Rymal - Comedian who became popular in the early 50’s for his paddle-ball skills, who appeared in many TV variety shows in the early days of TV, but is best remembered for his appearance in the 3D movie “House of Wax” with Vincent Price in 1954, died Dec. 25 of a heart attack in LaHabra, CA at age 81.
Sabotage (real name Mauro dos Santos) - Brazilian rapper who shot to fame in that country in 2001 with his album “Rap Is Commitment”, was shot to death on Jan. 24 by an unknown assailant as he returned from a party in Sao Paulo. He was 29.
Tommy Thompson - Co-founder and banjo player for the Red Clay Ramblers, who played a combination of bluegrass, folk, blues and jazz, and who appeared on Broadway and the 1993 movie “Silent Tongue”, died Jan. 24 of dementia in Durham, NC at age 65.
Nedra Volz - Actress who made her mark playing little old ladies mostly on TV in shows like “Diff’rent Strokes” (Adelaide Brubaker), “Good Times”, “Designing Women”, “The Fall Guy” (Pearl) and “The Dukes of Hazzard” (Miz Tidsale), recognized with her trademark white bun, died Jan. 20 of Alzheimer’s complications in Mesa, AZ at age 94.
Charlie Webber - Trumpet player for the 1960’s rock group the Swingin’ Medallions, who had a top 20 hit with "Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love)" in 1966, died Jan. 17 of cancer in Greenwood, SC at age 58.
Earl Wiggins - Rock climber whose ascent of the Supercrack in Utah’s Indian Creek Canyon in 1976 in the pre-cam days was groundbreaking, and who in 1992 started Wiggins Aerial Rigging, a company that specializes in camera setups and consulting for filming mountain and other aerial scenes in movies, and whose credits include “Cliffhanger”, “Mission Impossible II”, “Minority Report”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Amazing Spider-Man”, died on Dec. 28 in Lake Oswego, OR of a suicide at age 45.
Eugene “Doboy” Williams - Actor who appeared in films such as “South Central”, “Nikita Blues” and “Sub Down”, and who ran Doboy’s Dozens Coffee House in L.A. which sponsored programs that allowed budding black filmmakers to screen short films and network with established industry veterans, died Dec. 22 in a suicide at his coffee house at age 43.
Jennie Napua Hanaiali'i Woodd - One of the original Royal Hawaiian Girls at the famed Pink Palace, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, and a Hollywood fixture in Hawaiian-themed movies of the 1940s and '50s, died Jan. 19 in Kahului, HI at age 90.

Sports
Vivi-Anne Hulten - Swedish national figure-skating champion known as “The Flame of Sweden”, who was called the greatest Swedish woman athlete of all time by the Swedish Sportswriters Assn., who refused to salute Adolf Hitler when she was awarded a bronze medal in the 1936 Olympics, and who had a well-known and longstanding feud with Norwegian Olympic skater Sonja Henie, died on Jan. 15 of pneumonia in Corona del Mar, CA at age 91.
Eddie Johnson - NFL linebacker who played nine years with the Cleveland Browns from 1981 to 1990, who was nicknamed “The Assassin” because of his hard tackles, who led the Browns to three AFL championship games, and played in an astounding 101 consecutive games from 1984 to 1988, died of colon cancer on Jan. 21 in Cleveland at age 43.
Craig Kelly - One of the biggest stars in professional snowboarding, who was a four-time world champion and three-time U.S. Open winner, who helped pioneer and promote the sport in the late 80’s, was one of seven people killed on Jan. 20 in a massive avalanche on a remote British Columbia mountain. He was 36.
Little Current - Racehorse who won the 1974 Preakness and Belmont, but who lost out the Triple Crown that year finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby, and who was the oldest living winner of a Triple Crown race, was euthanized on Jan. 19 after a bout with colic in Monroe, WA at age 32.
John Ritchey - Negro League baseball player who became the first black minor league player in the Pacific Coast League when he signed with the San Diego Padres in 1948, died Jan. 14 in Chula Vista, CA of heart and kidney failure at age 80.
Bill Werbeniuk - Canadian professional snooker player who won the North American Professional Championship four times in the 1970’s who was known as much for his alcohol consumption during matches as his snooker ability, died Jan. 20 in Vancouver at age 56.
Yale athletes crash victims - Nine Yale University students and athletes returning from a Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity in New York were involved in accident with a tractor-trailer outside Bridgeport, CT, killing 4 persons: Sean Fenton, 20 (football team), Kyle Burnat, 19 (baseball team), Andrew Dwyer, 19 (football team), Nicholas Grass (baseball team).

Arts and Literature
Dr. Harivanshrai Bachchan - Renowned Hindi poet and literary giant in India who published about 30 anthologies of poems including the collection “Madhushala” (means “Tavern”) which extols the virtues of drinking, and who was the father of leading Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, died on Jan. 18 of respiratory problems in Bombay at age 96.
Frances Fralin - Museum assistant curator at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC who was a pioneer in the exhibition of photography during the 1970’s that led to it’s acceptance as a fine art, died Jan. 21 of cancer in Kilmarnock, VA at age 70.
Virginia Heinlein - Widow of much-revered science-fiction author Robert Heinlein (“Stranger In A Strange Land”, “Starship Troopers”), who oversaw the posthumous publication of several of Heinlein’s works including “Grumbles from the Grave”, died Jan. 18 in Florida at age 77.
Al Hirschfeld - Cartoonist known for his caricatures of the most familiar faces in Hollywood and Broadway, who published works beginning in the 1920’s until 2001, and was known for hiding the word “NINA” (his daughter) somewhere in each of his drawings since 1945, died Jan. 20 at his home in New York at age 99.
Donald Karshan - Prominent art writer, collector, critic and patron, who possessed one of the largest art print collections in the world, who established the Museum of Graphic Art, and wrote several books including "The Language of the Print" and "The Splendor of American Ceramic Art", died Jan. 17 in Tampa, FL at age 73.
Gavin Lyall - One of Britain's senior thriller writers and the author of such crime-fiction novels as “The Secret Servant” and “The Crocus List”, known for his attention to details in his works (he published only 15 books in 40 years), died Jan. 18 at age 70.
Doug McClelland - Showbiz author who wrote numerous books on the Golden Age of Hollywood like “Blackface to Blacklist” and “Forties Film Talk” as well as biographies on stars like Susan Hayward, Eleanor Parker and Ronald Reagan, died Dec. 28 of a heart attack in Neptune, NJ at age 68.
Peter Palmquist - Photography historian, author and creator of the Women in Photography Archive, who collected old photographs focusing on American West, California and photos taken by professional women photographers, who has published many books about the photos in his collection, and who is considered one of the first of the now thriving field of photography history, died Jan. 13 in Oakland of injuries after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Jan. 10. He was 66.
Balint Vazsonyi - Journalist and author who was at one time an international concert pianist, recording artist and TV show host, who turned his talents towards politics and became director of the Center for American Founding and a columnist for the Washington Times, Wall Street Journal and National Review, and who wrote several books including “America’s 30 Years War” and “Four Points of the Compass”, died Jan. 18 of cancer in Washington, DC at age 66.
Marianna Wertz - Writer and translator who was an associate and close friend of economist and activist Lyndon LaRouche, who was known for translating works by the German poet Friedrich Schiller into English, and writing articles for LaRouche publications on such subjects as her opposition to the death penalty, died on Jan. 15 in Baltimore after heart surgery at age 54.

Politics and Military
Shirin Amir Begum - One of two widows of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who was hanged in 1977 after his government was overthrown, but who is not the mother of two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto (Bhutto’s other wife Nusrat is Benazir’s mother), died Jan. 19 in Karachi at age 87.
Lucien E. Blackwell - Longtime Philadelphia politician who served as a state representative in the 1970’s and for many years as a city councilman, collapsed and died on Jan. 24 after a walk at age 71.
Harlan Boyles - North Carolina state treasurer from 1977 to 2000, who served nearly 50 years in state government, died Jan. 22 of cancer in Raleigh at age 73.
Stanley Davis - Michigan politician who served four terms as state representative and four terms as mayor of Grand Rapids, died Jan. 23 after a fall at age 94.
Jesse Edmisten - Man believed to be the oldest surviving WW1 veteran, who in 1998 was presented with France’s Legion of Honor, died Jan. 17 after a short illness in Lexington, NE at age 109.
Howard Futch - Republican Florida state senator who was just re-elected to the office in November, known for his crusty personality (once suggesting that death row inmate Thomas Provenzano, who had delusions of being Jesus, be crucified), and who had served in the state house from 1992 until 1999, died Jan. 23 of heart failure in Tallahassee at age 74.
Tony O’Malley - One of Ireland’s most famous artists and a major figure in Irish contemporary art, best known for his abstract landscapes, died Jan. 20 in Physicianstown, Kilkenny at age 89.
Russell A. Rourke - Secretary of the Army under Gerald Ford and Secretary of the Air Force in under Ronald Reagan, who played an important role in convincing those administrations on the importance of the buildup of weapons as a deterrent to the Soviets, died Jan. 19 of melanoma in Annapolis, MD at age 71.

Social and Religion
Alden Barber - Chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America from 1967 to 1976 during a time where the Explorer program was expanded to include girls, and who wrote the book "Recollections and Reflections, 50 Years in the Boy Scouts of America", died Jan. 17 after a stroke in Sacramento, CA at age 83.
Canus - One-winged whooping crane who sired more offspring in captivity than any other bird of his kind in U.S.-Canadian history and was known as the “Secretariat of whooping cranes”, died Jan. 24 at the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge in Laurel, MD at age 39.
Dora Jacobs - South African woman who claimed to be 122 years old, but who was unable to provide enough documentation to confirm the claim, died Jan. 19 in Johannesburg at age 122 or ???.
Gertrude Janeway - The last living widow of a Union veteran of the Civil War, who was the wife of John Janeway whom she married in 1927 when she was 18 and he was 81 (he died in 1937), and who received a check for $70 made out to her late husband from the Veteran’s Administration every month since he died, died Jan. 17 in Blaine, TN at age 93. (Note: The last known living Confederate widow is Alberta Martin of Alabama)
Shirley Kennedy - Political and social activist who was a professor of black studies at UC-Santa Barbara, and who founded the Building Bridges Coalition, died Jan 20 of colon cancer in Santa Barbara at age 76.
Morris Kight - Human rights activist in Southern California's and a key figure in the West Coast fight to end discrimination against homosexuals, who founded the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and who led the well-publicized 1970 demonstration outside Barney’s Beanery, the well-known West Hollywood bar, which had a bar sign reading "Faggots Stay Out!", died Jan. 19 of liver cancer and pneumonia at age 83.
Robert Lookingbill - Texas man convicted of the 1989 beating death of his grandmother Adeline Dannenberg whom he hit over the head with a metal bar (he also beat his grandfather who survived), in order to take their Social Security money to buy drugs, was executed by lethal injection on Jan. 22 in Huntsville, TX at the age of 37.
Dr. Evelyn Mauss - Physiologist who was a lifelong political activist, fighting for causes like women’s rights, environmental issues and world peace for the last 73 years, died of a heart attack on Jan. 18 after passing out leaflets at an anti-war rally in Manhattan at age 87.
David Mumford - Imagineer for the Walt Disney Company, one of the core group of engineers that design and develop attractions at Disney’s four theme parks, who co-wrote the book “Disneyland, The Nickel Tour“, died on Jan. 20 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 44.
Eusebia Silva de Oliveira (“Doña Zica”)- The grand dame of Brazil’s Carnival, who founded the Mangueira samba school in 1928, and is one of the more famous samba schools that parade during the three-day festivities every year before Lent, died Jan. 22 in Mangueria, Brazil at age 89.
Rev. Michael Zembrzuski - Founder of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA, a major pilgrimage center for Roman Catholics, died Jan. 16 of pancreatic cancer at age 94.

Business and Science
Giovanni Agnelli - Head of Fiat, who grew the company from a family-owned auto business before WW2 into an international conglomerate consisting of banks, insurance companies, real estate, aerospace, among many others, and whose company is credited with helping industrialize postwar Italy, died on Jan. 24 of prostate cancer in Turin at age 81.
Marvin Bower - The father of mangagement consulting, who as head McKinsey & Co. is credited with taking a fledgling industry in the 1930’s and setting its course in the types of services and standards of service, and whose company today advises 100 of the world’s 150 biggest corporations, died Jan. 22 in Delray Beach, FL at age 99.
Rae Carlson - Psychologist whose 1971 article “Where Is The Person in Personality Research?” renewed emphasis on the study of individual lives, and who established the Society for Personology in 1982, died on Jan. 20 of pneumonia in Fairfax, VA at age 76.
Mildred Carter - Chairman of the Carter Broadcast Group, who in the early 1940's with her late husband Andrew "Skip" Carter, founded KPRS in Leavenworth, KS, the nation's first and oldest African-American-owned radio station, died Jan. 3 in Cocoa Beach, FL at age 89.
Harry B. Crewson - Economics professor at Ohio University who served as president of that school in 1974 and 1975, died on Jan. 21 in Sebring, OH at age 89.
Herman Feifel - Psychologist considered the founder of thanatology (psychology of death) whose 1959 book “The Meaning of Death” was the first book that discussed dying, death and bereavement, which laid the foundation for others like Elisabeth Kubler-Ross to examine the psychosocial needs of the dying, died on Jan. 18 in Los Angeles at age 87.
John M. Fox - Founder and longtime president of the Minute Maid Corporation, the company that first made concentrated orange juice in the mid-40’s, who sold the company to Coca-Cola in the 60’s, and became the president of United Fruit, where he developed the Chiquita banana trademark, died Jan. 9 in Winter Park, FL at age 90.
Roque Maccarone - Head of Argentina’s Central Bank at the time of that country’s severe recession and monumental default in December 2001 that pushed Argentina’s currency into devaluation, died Jan. 23 at age 70.
Alan Nunn May - British atomic scientist who worked on the Manhattan project during WW2, who was arrested as a spy for sharing atomic secrets with the Soviets and sentenced to 10 years in prison, which prompted the U.S. Congress to pass the 1946 McMahon Act which in effect restricted the U.S. from sharing atomic secrets with the British, died Jan. 12 in Cambridge, England at age 91.
Dr. Inabeth Miller - Educator and pioneer in the field of distance-learning programs as head of MCET, which offered educational programs thru Internet and satellite networks, who was chairmen of the JASON Foundation, and who served as an education advisor in the Clinton administration, died Jan. 18 of kidney failure in Boston at age 67.
Dr. Pascal P. Pirone - Horticulturalist and teacher who wrote several books on gardening, two of which are classic references (“Diseases and Pests of Ornamental Plants” and “The Maintenance of Ornamental and Shade Trees”), died Jan. 11 in Lexington, KY at age 95.
Burns “Bud” Roper - Major figure in professional polling with organizations like the American Association for Public Opinion Research, who wrote method and question-wording standards for polling, and whose Roper poll failed to predict Harry Truman’s victory over Thomas Dewey in the 1948 presidential election, died Jan. 20 of lung cancer in Bourne, MA at age 77.
Dr. R. Walter Schlesinger - Noted virologist who developed a vaccine for dengue fever with Albert Sabin during the 1940’s to inoculate American soldiers fighting in the Pacific, and who went on to help found the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in the 1960’s, died Jan. 11 in Falmouth, MA at age 89.

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