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December 7, 1996
Babrak Karmal, 67, a Soviet-backed leader who ruled Afghanistan in the 1980s during that country's bitter civil war, died of liver cancer on Sunday in Moscow. One of the world's poorest nations, Afghanistan was in turmoil from the day Karmal came to power in 1979 until the day he resigned in 1986.Pub Date: 12/07/96
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May 26, 2002
Jack Kruschen, 80, a character actor with a flair for dialects who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his 1960 role in The Apartment, has died. Kruschen, who played the Greek grandfather in the 1980s sitcom Webster, died April 2 while traveling, but news of his death was not immediately reported. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kruschen appeared in more than 75 movies, including the original Cape Fear, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and McLintock! Sihung Lung, 72, the Taiwanese actor best known to Western audiences for deft portrayals of conflicted fathers in the Ang Lee films Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman, died of liver failure May 2 in Taipei.
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NEWS
October 8, 1999
Alex Lowe, 40, regarded by some as the world's best mountain climber, was killed by an avalanche Tuesday as he scouted routes on the upper slopes of Tibet's 26,291-foot Shishapangma, the world's 14th-highest peak.A.L. Owens,68, who wrote dozens of country music hits, died Monday from a heart attack in Nashville, Tenn.Amalia Rodrigues,79, the Portuguese singer whose passionate performances of the country's brooding "fado" music took her to worldwide fame, died Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal.
NEWS
October 8, 1999
Alex Lowe, 40, regarded by some as the world's best mountain climber, was killed by an avalanche Tuesday as he scouted routes on the upper slopes of Tibet's 26,291-foot Shishapangma, the world's 14th-highest peak.A.L. Owens,68, who wrote dozens of country music hits, died Monday from a heart attack in Nashville, Tenn.Amalia Rodrigues,79, the Portuguese singer whose passionate performances of the country's brooding "fado" music took her to worldwide fame, died Wednesday in Lisbon, Portugal.
NEWS
May 26, 2002
Jack Kruschen, 80, a character actor with a flair for dialects who received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor for his 1960 role in The Apartment, has died. Kruschen, who played the Greek grandfather in the 1980s sitcom Webster, died April 2 while traveling, but news of his death was not immediately reported. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Kruschen appeared in more than 75 movies, including the original Cape Fear, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and McLintock! Sihung Lung, 72, the Taiwanese actor best known to Western audiences for deft portrayals of conflicted fathers in the Ang Lee films Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman, died of liver failure May 2 in Taipei.
NEWS
August 27, 1998
Harold W. Ezell, 61, the co-author of California's controversial Proposition 187 and a vocal advocate of immigration reform, died of liver cancer Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif. He helped draft Proposition 187, which sought to eliminate publicly funded education and most health care services to undocumented immigrants. The measure passed in November 1994 but was later ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.John R. Williams, 88, who helped propel Republicans to statewide power and was the first Arizona governor to serve a four-year term, died Monday in Phoenix.
NEWS
November 6, 1997
Dr. Giulio J. Barbero,74, internationally known for his cystic fibrosis research and patient advocacy, died Saturday of cancer in Columbia, Mo.Wally Bruner,66, a former ABC News correspondent and host of the "What's My Line?" television show, died of liver cancer Monday in Indianapolis.George Chambers,69, a former Trinidad prime minister whose insistence that Trinidad diversify out of oil cost his party its 30-year control of Parliament, died Tuesday in Port-of-Spain. He had been suffering from prostate cancer.
NEWS
March 12, 1999
Sidney Gottlieb, 80, who oversaw CIA experiments during the Cold War that included the use of LSD and other mind-altering drugs on unwitting test subjects, died Sunday in Washington, Va., near the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he had spent his final years tending people in a hospice.Venancio de Moura, 64, a veteran Angolan diplomat who signed the peace accord aimed at ending a two-decade civil war in his homeland, died Saturday in Paris of lymphatic cancer.Martin R. Shugrue Jr., 58, an airline executive who labored to rescue Eastern Airlines and Pan Am during a lifetime working in the industry, died Sunday in Houston.
NEWS
October 4, 1997
Munir Bashir, 67, an Iraqi musician whose use of the oud, a pear-shaped stringed instrument, promoted Arabic music around the world, died of a heart attack Monday in Cairo, Egypt.Hector Julio Paride Bernabo, 86, the Brazilian artist known for colorful paintings of Afro-Brazilian religious cults, died Wednesday. Better known by his nickname, Carybe, Paride Bernabo died in the northeastern city of Salvador, where he had lived for more than 45 years.Virginia A. Dwyer, 76, a former senior vice president at American Telephone & Telegraph Co.. and one of the first women to reach the top ranks of a major U.S. company, died of cancer Monday in New York.
NEWS
December 19, 1996
Irving Caesar,101, who wrote the words to "Tea for Two," "Swanee" and other songs that made musical comedy shine in the 1920s and 1930s, died Tuesday in New York.His collaborators included George Gershwin, Oscar Levant and Sammy Lerner. The songs he wrote lyrics for include: "Just a Gigolo," "Crazy Rhythm" and the Shirley Temple tune "Animal Crackers in My Soup."He also occasionally composed the music for songs, as with "If I Forget You." Mr. Caesar, who was born July 4, 1895, in New York, met Gershwin about 1916, when the genius of popular music was still a teen-ager.
NEWS
March 12, 1999
Sidney Gottlieb, 80, who oversaw CIA experiments during the Cold War that included the use of LSD and other mind-altering drugs on unwitting test subjects, died Sunday in Washington, Va., near the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he had spent his final years tending people in a hospice.Venancio de Moura, 64, a veteran Angolan diplomat who signed the peace accord aimed at ending a two-decade civil war in his homeland, died Saturday in Paris of lymphatic cancer.Martin R. Shugrue Jr., 58, an airline executive who labored to rescue Eastern Airlines and Pan Am during a lifetime working in the industry, died Sunday in Houston.
NEWS
October 6, 1998
Robert Lewis Taylor, 88, a novelist and biographer who won the 1959 Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters" and wrote witty profiles for the New Yorker, died Wednesday in Southbury, Conn.Daniel French Slaughter Jr., 73, a longtime Virginia state legislator and congressman, died in Charlottesville, Va., on Friday after suffering from Alzheimer's disease.Lila Katzen, 72, a sculptor whose abstract works have adorned spaces from Fordham University's campus at Lincoln Center to the U.S. Consulate in Hamburg, Germany, died of liver cancer Sept.
NEWS
August 27, 1998
Harold W. Ezell, 61, the co-author of California's controversial Proposition 187 and a vocal advocate of immigration reform, died of liver cancer Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif. He helped draft Proposition 187, which sought to eliminate publicly funded education and most health care services to undocumented immigrants. The measure passed in November 1994 but was later ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.John R. Williams, 88, who helped propel Republicans to statewide power and was the first Arizona governor to serve a four-year term, died Monday in Phoenix.
NEWS
April 18, 1998
Marie-Louise Meilleur of Canada, who turned 117 in August and had been designated the world's oldest person by the Guinness Book of Records, died Thursday in a nursing home in Corbeil, a small town in northern Ontario.Felicie Young Cormier, 118, who was born just after Reconstruction and raised 13 children, died Wednesday in Crowley, La. She lacked the official papers to prove she was the oldest person.Sister Jogues Egan, 79, who briefly went to jail for anti-war convictions in 1971, died Monday in New York after a brief illness.
NEWS
November 6, 1997
Dr. Giulio J. Barbero,74, internationally known for his cystic fibrosis research and patient advocacy, died Saturday of cancer in Columbia, Mo.Wally Bruner,66, a former ABC News correspondent and host of the "What's My Line?" television show, died of liver cancer Monday in Indianapolis.George Chambers,69, a former Trinidad prime minister whose insistence that Trinidad diversify out of oil cost his party its 30-year control of Parliament, died Tuesday in Port-of-Spain. He had been suffering from prostate cancer.
NEWS
October 4, 1997
Munir Bashir, 67, an Iraqi musician whose use of the oud, a pear-shaped stringed instrument, promoted Arabic music around the world, died of a heart attack Monday in Cairo, Egypt.Hector Julio Paride Bernabo, 86, the Brazilian artist known for colorful paintings of Afro-Brazilian religious cults, died Wednesday. Better known by his nickname, Carybe, Paride Bernabo died in the northeastern city of Salvador, where he had lived for more than 45 years.Virginia A. Dwyer, 76, a former senior vice president at American Telephone & Telegraph Co.. and one of the first women to reach the top ranks of a major U.S. company, died of cancer Monday in New York.
NEWS
August 12, 1997
Herbert de Souza, 61, nominated for the Nobel Prize for his national crusade against hunger, died Saturday in Brazil.He died of liver failure caused by AIDS, said Dr. Walber Vieira. A hemophiliac, Mr. Souza was contaminated by a tainted blood transfusion in 1986.Known universally as Betinho, he inspired Brazilians to contribute food to the poor. In 1994, he led an effort to raise and distribute 600 tons of food to the hungry during the Christmas season.That year, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
NEWS
April 18, 1998
Marie-Louise Meilleur of Canada, who turned 117 in August and had been designated the world's oldest person by the Guinness Book of Records, died Thursday in a nursing home in Corbeil, a small town in northern Ontario.Felicie Young Cormier, 118, who was born just after Reconstruction and raised 13 children, died Wednesday in Crowley, La. She lacked the official papers to prove she was the oldest person.Sister Jogues Egan, 79, who briefly went to jail for anti-war convictions in 1971, died Monday in New York after a brief illness.
NEWS
August 12, 1997
Herbert de Souza, 61, nominated for the Nobel Prize for his national crusade against hunger, died Saturday in Brazil.He died of liver failure caused by AIDS, said Dr. Walber Vieira. A hemophiliac, Mr. Souza was contaminated by a tainted blood transfusion in 1986.Known universally as Betinho, he inspired Brazilians to contribute food to the poor. In 1994, he led an effort to raise and distribute 600 tons of food to the hungry during the Christmas season.That year, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
NEWS
December 19, 1996
Irving Caesar,101, who wrote the words to "Tea for Two," "Swanee" and other songs that made musical comedy shine in the 1920s and 1930s, died Tuesday in New York.His collaborators included George Gershwin, Oscar Levant and Sammy Lerner. The songs he wrote lyrics for include: "Just a Gigolo," "Crazy Rhythm" and the Shirley Temple tune "Animal Crackers in My Soup."He also occasionally composed the music for songs, as with "If I Forget You." Mr. Caesar, who was born July 4, 1895, in New York, met Gershwin about 1916, when the genius of popular music was still a teen-ager.
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