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Life In Legacy - Week of June 21, 2003

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Roger Neilson - Hall of Fame hockey coach George Axelrod - Wrote 'Seven Year Itch' and 'Manchurian Candidate' Larry Doby - Hall of Fame baseball player Hume Cronyn - Theatre & screen actor Johnny Miles - 1920's Boston Marathon winner Jimmy Knepper - Jazz trombonist Dr. Robert Good - Performed first bone marrow transplant William Marshall (both pics) - 'Blacula' actor Carol Anderson-Scott - Winemaker Leighton Rees - Dart-throwing champ Harold Ashby - Ellington's sax player Tonie Seger - Tunnel proprietor Enrico Baj - Anarchist artist Pierre Bourgault - Pushed for Quebec's independence Pete Wysocki - Redskins' linebacker Michael Briley - 'Tall Texian' Itamar Assumpcao - Brazilian musician Henry Robin Ian Russell - The 14th Duke of Bedford Frances Fernandez - President of New Orleans Jazz Club Peter Redgrove - Noted British poet Trent Kirk & Charles Zachary - Heroic firefighters Malonga Casquelourd - Congalese dancer Yevgeny Kolobov - Russian conductor Stacy Young - Tragic boxing mom Aubrey Guy - Memphis broadcaster Ren? Touzet - Cuban composer Richard diPretoro - Environmental activist Asa Baber - Playboy magazine columnist Monsignor Robert Bowling - Priest involved in sex allegations Swampy Jarvis - Legendary roadie William Sadler - Electronics innovator Tom Steinbruecker - Bassist for Annex Harry Burau - Last surviving Minnesota WW1 vet Victor Perera - Guatemalan Jewish author Laura Sadler - Starred in British soap Al Vance - Member of the Seven Sounds Ned Johnson - Noted ornithologist Ernest Martin - Ohio killer Volker Kriegel - Jazz guitarist Paul Daisley - British politician Carlos Rivas - 'The King & I' actor Edwin Swanston - Jazz pianist Billy Gaines - Pitt wide receiver Philip Stone - Kubrick actor Linus Reinhart - Old Ohio man Glen Grant - Author who told ghost stories Rudolf Hoelker - Rocket scientist Fran Papasedero - Head coach of the Orlando Predators Louisiana Purchase O'Leary (in 1902 and more recent) - The 'World's Fair Baby' Wandel Soumah - African jazz musician & singer Rick Lupe - Heroic Arizona firefighter Bill Grunkemeyer - Wildlife videographer G.H. Von Wright - Finnish philosopher John Cumbo - Baritone with the Sunbeams Giovanni Frau - Italy's oldest man Tyree Scott - Civil rights activist and labor leader Peanuts Hucko - Sax player/clarinetist on Lawrence Welk Dr. Belding Scribner - Dialysis innovator Doug Michels - Counterculture artist Howard Samuel - Labor leader Freddie Meeks - Vindicated sailor Leslie Boney - Noted architect Smiley Adams - Horse trainer Patricia Barr - Health care activist A.D. Murphy - Boxoffice analyst for Variety Olav Ulland - Norwegian ski jumper Sculpture by Enrico Baj Cadillac Ranch 'sculpted' by Doug Michels Wallace Roy

News and Entertainment
Harold Ashby - Saxophonist who played in Duke Ellington?s band from 1968 until 1975, who was mentored by Ellington's first great tenor saxophone soloist, Ben Webster, and who recorded several albums of relaxed small-group swing, died June 13 in New York City of heart failure at age 78.
Itamar Assumpcao - Brazilian musician who mixed reggae, samba, rock and funk, and released seven albums in his home country since 1980, died June 13 of intestinal cancer in Sao Paulo, Brazil at age 53.
George Axelrod - Playwright and screenwriter with an impressive set of credits, including both the play and screenplay for ?The Seven Year Itch? and ?Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? as well as the screenplays for the films ?Breakfast at Tiffany?s? and ?The Manchurian Candidate?, died June 21 of heart failure in Los Angeles at age 81.
Malonga Casquelourd - World renowned Congolese dancer, drummer and choreographer, who was one of the first people to turn Congolese dancing into an art form in the United States, was killed in a car accident on June 15 in Oakland, CA when a drunk driver going the wrong way on a one-way street hit his car head on. He was 55 years old.
Hume Cronyn - American character actor on stage and screen, who appeared frequently in productions with his wife, the late Jessica Tandy, who received an Oscar nomination for the 1944 film ?Seventh Cross?, and who received fresh recognition late in his career for the 1994 film ?Cocoon?, died June 15 of cancer in Fairfield, CT at age 91.
John Cumbo - Baritone singer for the 1950?s doo-wop group The Sunbeams, who recorded for the Herald and Acme labels, and whose original records today are worth thousands of dollars, died April 30 of heart failure in Glen Cove, NY at age 74.
Bill Grunkemeyer - Wildlife photographer and videographer who shot nature films, videos and TV programs, shown in classrooms around the world and on networks like the Outdoor Life Network, and whose commercials for wildlife videos were a regular sight on television during the 1990?s, died June 16 in Sheridan, WY of Lou Gehrig?s disease at age 60.
Aubrey Guy - Longtime Memphis radio and TV broadcaster who started at WMC radio station in 1937, died June 14 of heart failure in Jackson, MS at age 88.
Michael "Peanuts" Hucko - Tenor saxophonist and clarinetist, who played with greats like Glen Miller, Charlie Spivak, Benny Goodman and Jack Teegarden, but who is perhaps best known to the public for his appearances with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra on national TV during the early 70's, died June 19 in Denton, TX at age 85.
Wane ?Swampy? Jarvis - Legendary Australian roadie who became the trail blazer for many Australians who toured the world, and who worked with virtually every name artist to appear in Australia including Elton John, Status Quo, Eric Clapton, The Sweet, Little River Band, John Paul Young and The Beach Boys, died June 10 of a heart attack at age 57.
Yevgeny Kolobov - Russian conductor who founded of one of Moscow's most popular opera theaters, the Novaya Opera, and who was known for an iconoclastic style that angered some and made him immensely popular with others, died June 15 in Moscow of a heart attack at age 57.
Jimmy Knepper - Jazz trombonist who had a reputation as one of the most original trombonists of his generation, who is best known for his productive but stormy association with Charles Mingus, died June 14 of Parkinson?s disease in Triadelphia, WV at age 75.
Volker Kriegel - Highly-regarded guitar player and composer, who played with the Dave Pike Set, Don Sugarcane Harris, and the United Jazz & Rock Ensemble, died June 15 of natural causes in Spain at age 59.
William Marshall - Actor who known for roles on stage as well as in TV and movies, who brought a number of prominent African American figures to the stage including noteworthy portrayals of Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson, who appeared in films like ?Demetrius and the Gladiators? and ?Something of Value?, but who may be best known for his lead role in the 1972 blaxploitation film ?Blacula? and the sequel ?Scream, Blacula, Scream!?, died June 11 of Alzheimer?s disease in Los Angeles at age 78.
A.D. Murphy - Longtime film critic and boxoffice analyst for Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, who was the entertainment industry's pre-eminent economic analyst for more than three decades, and who was the first to organize and chart boxoffice information into a meaningful form, died June 16 of cancer in San Luis Obispo, CA at age 70.
Laura Sadler - Actress who stars in the popular British soap opera ?Holby City?, who had appeared in other TV shows like ?Inspector Morse? and ?Jane Eyre?, died June 15 after falling from a second-floor balcony in London. She was 22 and actor George Calil, a costar on ?Holby City? was arrested in connection with the incident but later cleared.
Momo "Wandel" Soumah - African singer, composer, and alto saxophonist, known for his fusion of traditional African music and jazz, who wrote the music to the show ?The Legend of the Drummer Monkey?, and who was considered one of the most creative performing artists in Guinea, died June 15 of a heart ailment in Guinea at age 77.
Tom Steinbruecker - Bassist for the popular Green Bay, Wisconsin rock band Annex, an up and coming band who was scheduled to play several festivals around the country this summer, was killed in a motorcycle crash on June 14 near Glenmore, WI at age 26.
Philip Stone - British character actor best known for his roles in several Stanley Kubrick films, including ?A Clockwork Orange? (playing Malcolm McDowell?s father), ?The Shining? (as Delbert Grady) and ?Barry Lyndon?, who also had roles in films like ?Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom?, ?Flash Gordon? and ?Thunderball?, died June 15 of cancer at age 79.
Edwin Swanston - Pianist, composer, and arranger, who played with Gene Krupa, ?Hot Lips? Page and Lucky Millinder among others, and who wrote several notable songs including ?Love?s Melody? for George Shearing and ?Nightstick? for Duke Ellington, died June 13 in New York City at age 80.
Ren? Touzet - Cuban composer who wrote more than 500 songs and made about two dozen albums with his 16 piece orchestra, but whose claim to fame is that his song ?El Loco Cha Cha? was the inspiration for the hit song ?Louie Louie?, died June 15 in West Miami, FL of a heart condition at age 86.
Al Vance - Base guitarist for the Milwaukee-based 60?s R&B group Harvey Scales and the Seven Sounds, who had a national hit in 1967 with ?Get Down?, died of a heart attack on June 15 in Milwaukee at age 59.

William "Smiley" Adams - Horse trainer who trained 1975 Preakness Stakes winner Master Derby at the Golden Chance Farm, whose other major winners included Run Dusty Run, Spruce Needles and Lot o?Gold, died June 19 in Lexington, KY at age 67.
Larry Doby - Hall of Fame outfielder who was the first black player in the American League (following Jackie Robinson in the National League) when he played with the Cleveland Indians in 1947, who was a seven-time All Star and lead the Indians to a World Series championship in 1948, and who later played for the White Sox and Tigers in a career that spanned 13 years, died June 18 after a long illness in Montclair, NJ at age 79.
Billy Gaines - College football player at the University of Pittsburgh, who played wide receiver during the 2002 season, was killed when he fell through the ceiling of a church where he was staying in Homestead, PA. He was 19.
Johnny Miles - The oldest surviving winner of the Boston Marathon, who won the race both in 1926 and 1929, and who was one of Canada?s best known runners, died June 15 in Hamilton, Ontario at age 96 or 97.
Roger Neilson - Hall of Fame coach in the National Hockey League who was head coach of eight different teams in a career that spanned more than 25 years, but who never won a Stanley Cup, and who was considered one of the game's great innovators, died June 21 in Peterborough, Ontario of multiple and malignant melanoma at age 69.
Fran Papasedero - Head coach of the arena football league team Orlando Predators, who guided the team to a league best 12-4 regular season record in the 2003 season, and who had established himself as one of the top young coaches in the Arena Football League, was killed in a car accident on June 19 in Orlando, FL at age 34.
Leighton Rees - Welshman who became the world's first professional dart-throwing champion, when he won the very first Embassy World Professional Darts Championship in 1978, but who never repeated the feat, died June 8 of cardiac arrest in Pontypridd, South Wales at age 63.
Olav Ulland - Norwegian ski jumper who became the first person to clear 100 meters in 1935, who coached Germany in the 1936 Olympics and the U.S. in the 1956 Games, died June 7 in Kent, WA at age 92.
Pete Wysocki - Outside linebacker for the Washington Redskins from 1975 until 1981, who played with greats like Joe Theismann and John Riggin, and who was known for his violent collisions with other players that made the highlight tapes aired often on television sports broadcasts, died of lymphoma on June 14 in Vienna, VA at age 55.

Art and Literature
Asa Baber - Longtime columnist for Playboy magazine who began writing the ?Men? column in 1982, who wrote several novels including ?The Land of a Million Elephants?, and who served as the national vice-president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died the week of June 16 of Lou Gehrig?s disease in Chicago at age 66.
Enrico Baj - Controversial anarchist Italian painter and sculptor, best known for his collages of ridiculous-looking generals made from shards of glass, scraps of flowery material and shells, died June 15 in Vergiate, Italy at age 79.
Glen Grant - Author and storyteller best known for his collections of ghost stories of Hawaii, who wrote numerous books including ?Obake: Ghost Stories of Hawaii? and the ?Chicken Skin? series of books, died June 19 in Honolulu of cancer at age 56.
Doug Michels - Architect and artist and a founding member of Ant Farm, a radical art and design collective of the late 1960's and 70's, but who is probably best known for the outdoor sculpture ?Cadillac Ranch? near Amarillo, TX, which consists of 10 used Cadillacs planted nose-first in the ground, died June 12 when he fell while climbing near Sydney, Australia at the age of 59.
Victor Perera - Author and journalist who wrote three memoirs about his experiences as a Sephardic Jew in Guatemala and whose third memoir ?The Cross and the Pear Tree: A Sephardic Journey? received the greatest critical attention, died June 15 after a stroke at his home in Santa Cruz, CA at age 69.
Peter Redgrove - British poet and novelist known as the ?scientist of the strange?, who published twenty-four volumes of poetry, nine novels and fourteen plays for BBC Radio, and who was considered by many to be one of the 20th century?s greatest poets, died June 16 in Falmouth, Cornwall, England at age 71.
Carlos Rivas - Actor who was a leading man in numerous films in Mexico playing opposite stars like Maria Felix and Delores Del Rio, who also appeared in many U.S. films, most notably as Lun Tha, the lover of Tuptim (Rita Moreno) in ?The King and I?, as well as ?True Grit?, ?The Unforgiven? and ?Topaz?, died June 16 of prostate cancer in Los Angeles at age 78.

Politics and Military
Pierre Bourgault - Canadian political leader who lead a party of hardline separatists known as Parti Quebecois, that backed Quebec?s independence from Canada and pushed through two referendums for sovereignty in 1980 and 1995 that were defeated, died June 16 of respiratory problems in Montreal at age 69.
Harry Burau - Minnesota?s last known living World War I veteran, died June 14 in Fergus Falls, MN at age 103.
Paul Daisley - British legislator who was elected to Parliament in 2001 and was a rising star within the Labor Party, died June 19 of cancer in London at age 45.
Freddie Meeks - One of the 50 black sailors stationed at Port Chicago during WW2 who were convicted of mutiny and imprisoned in 1944 after refusing to report back to work after an explosion in the shipyard killed 320 soldiers (202 of those killed were black and the surviving white soldiers were sent home on leave), but who was offered and accepted a pardon by President Clinton in 1999 (the only one of the living 50 to accept), died June 19 in Los Angeles from complications of diabetes, heart failure and gangrene at age 83.
Tyree Scott - Civil rights activist and labor leader, who co-founded the Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office, and whose activism included high-profile work stoppages in the Pacific Northwest that helped break the white monopoly of the construction trades in the 60?s and 70?s, died June 19 in Seattle of prostate cancer at age 63.

Social and Religion
Patricia Barr - Attorney and health care activist who was one of the original directors of the Washington-based National Breast Cancer Coalition and was instrumental in obtaining congressional approval for significant increases in government funding for breast cancer research, died June 19 of breast cancer in Shaftsbury, VT at age 52.
Monsignor Robert Bowling - Reno, Nevada priest who had been accused of sex abuse of numerous women in the Louisville parish where he worked in the 50?s and 60?s, and whose former archdiocese in Louisville paid a $25.7 million settlement in the case on June 10, died June 14 of cancer in Reno at age 75.
Michael Briley (aka ?Tall Texian?) - Webmaster of the popular inspirational website, which specializes in patriotic and Christian content, died June 6 of a heart attack in Pierre, SD at age 57.
Richard diPretoro - Geologist and environmental activist who headed Living Forests, a project of the West Virginia Highlands Conservatory, whose goal is to protect West Virginia Highlands natural beauty, was killed in a plane crash on June 15 near Greensburg, PA at age 54.
Frances Fernandez - Prominent figure in the New Orleans jazz scene who was longtime president of the New Orleans Jazz Club, known for sponsoring jam sessions and introducing and supporting young jazz musicians in the area, died June 4 of cancer in Metairie, LA at age 79.
Giovanni Frau - Italy?s oldest man and the world?s fourth oldest man, died in his sleep on June 19 in Orroli, Sardinia at age 112.
Trent Kirk & Charles Zachary - Memphis firefighters who responded to a blaze at a Family Dollar store on June 15, who entered the burning store believing there were trapped civilians inside, were killed when the roof collapsed. Both men were 39 years old.
Rick Lupe - Arizona firefighter hailed as a hero for his role in saving the eastern Arizona city of Show Low from the disastrous Rodeo-Chediski fire during 2002, a fire that burned 469,000 acres, the largest in Arizona history, died June 19 in Phoenix from injuries suffered in a May 2003 fire. He was 43 years old.
Ernest Martin - Ohio man convicted in the 1983 murder of pharmacist Robert Robinson during a robbery in which he got away with less than $40, was executed on June 18 by lethal injection in Lucasville, OH at age 42.
Linus Reinhart - The U.S.?s eighth oldest man and 33rd oldest person in the world, died June 14 in Carey, OH at age 110.
Henry Robin Ian Russell - British aristocrat and the 14th Duke of Bedford, who managed the 75-room Woburn Abbey and its estates in Bedfordshire, and who was listed as the 14th wealthiest man in England in 2003, died June 13 in London at age 63.
Evelyn "Tonie" Seger - Desert recluse who was the longtime proprietor of Burro Schmidt?s Tunnel in the Mojave Desert, the 2,087-foot-tunnel built by miner William Henry ?Burro? Schmidt beginning in 1906, which has been called ?the greatest one-man mining achievement in history?, who lived in the one-room plank shack that Schmidt called home for 45 years, died May 30 of congestive heart failure in her cabin in Randsburg, CA at age 95.
Louisiana Purchase O'Leary Wampler - Woman known as the ?World?s Fair Baby?, whose birth in a construction tent during preparations for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, was a media event in St. Louis in 1902, died June 18 in St. Louis of pneumonia at age 100.
Stacy Young - St. Petersburg, Florida mother of two, who was attending a Toughman boxing competition with her husband on June 14, who impulsively entered the competition after learning that the only woman who had signed up needed an opponent, but who was pummeled and suffered swelling and brain hemorrhaging, was removed from life support on June 16 after being declared brain dead. She was 30 years old.

Business and Science
Carol Anderson-Scott - One of Napa Valley's first female winemakers, who with her husband Stanley Anderson, founded the S. Anderson winery in 1971, which was well-known for its sparkling wine, died June 8 of unspecified natural causes in Yountville, CA at age 68.
Leslie Boney - American architect honored as one of the country's elite by the American Institute of Architects, whose projects included the Walter Royal Davis Library at the University of North Carolina and Liberty Hall in Kenansville, Florida, died June 19 of natural causes in Wilmington, NC at age 83.
Dr. Robert A. Good - Surgeon who performed the world?s first successful human bone marrow transplant, who saved the life of a 4-month-old boy in 1968 using bone marrow from his sister, and who was featured in a cover store of Time magazine because of his success, died June 13 in St. Petersburg, FL at age 81.
Rudolf Hoelker - Member of Wernher von Braun's original team of rocket engineers, who worked on the trajectory aspect of the guidance system that steered the Saturn rockets on the Apollo moon flights, died June 14 in Newton, MA at age 91.
Ned Johnson - Renowned ornithologist who was curator of the University of California Berkeley Museum of Invertebrate Biology, who collected more than 7,200 bird specimens, and who was considered a foremost expert on owls, sapsuckers, flycatchers, vireos and Sage sparrows, died June 11 of cancer in Orinda, CA at age 70.
Donald MacDonald - President and publisher of Wall Street Journal?s international and magazine groups, who oversaw publications that included The Asian Wall Street Journal, The Wall Street Journal Europe and Barron's, who was the founding chairman of the American Advertising Federation and in 1985 was elected to the Advertising Hall of Fame, died June 13 of lung cancer in Red Bank, NJ at age 83.
Wallace R. Roy - Biochemist who helped develop the first frozen orange juice concentrate in 1946 while working at the forerunner of Minute Maid Co., who went on to develop the soft drinks Fresca and Fanta, and who was a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame died June 16 in Orlando, FL at age 97.
William Sadler - Electronics engineer who had a role in the early years of TV, who designed and delivered the first full-transistor display monitors to ABC-TV studios in New York, who set up numerous TV stations across the country including KSTP in Minneapolis, and who founded the electronic companies Miratel and Dotronix, was found dead on June 16 near his docked boat in the St. Croix River of apparent natural causes. He was 77.
Howard Samuel - AFL-CIO leader who served as a labor official in the Carter administration before becoming president of the AFL-CIO?s Industrial Union Department from 1979 until 1992 and who was known for his efforts to promote the recruitment of women and minorities as grass-roots organizers, died June 19 of cancer in Chevy Chase, MD at age 78.
Dr. Belding Scribner - Inventor of the Scribner shunt, a device implanted in a patient that allowed doctors to tap into their blood vessels repeatedly and keep them on dialysis indefinitely, an invention that made long-term kidney dialysis possible and has saved more than a million lives, was found dead on June 19 in Portage Bay, near Seattle, apparently a drowning victim. He was 82 years old.
Georg Henrik Von Wright - Finnish philosopher internationally admired both as a custodian of Ludwig Wittgenstein's legacy and as an analytical thinker in his own right, who wrote such page-turners as ?The Varieties of Goodness and Norm and Action? and ?A Treatise on Induction and Probability and An Essay on Modal Logic?, died June 16 at age 87.

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