In Memoriam: Those We Lost in 2006

Randy Walker, 52 -- College football coach who led Northwestern's team to unprecedented success, including three bowl games.

"If you play with a kind of confidence about who you are, it doesn't matter where you play, or who you play."

Lloyd Richards, 87 -- The first black director on Broadway, he was the one who discovered the playwright August Wilson and then collaborated with him over two decades.

June 25, 2006

Aaron Spelling, 83 -- Television producer whose string of hits ("The Love Boat," "Charlie's Angels," "Starsky and Hutch," "Beverly Hills 90210") made him the most prolific producer in the history of television.

Patsy Ramsey, 49 -- Mother of murder victim JonBenet Ramsey.

Claydes Charles Smith, 57 -- Co-founder of "Kool and the Gang" who played lead guitar and wrote hits like "Celebration" and "Jungle Boogie."

Evelyn Dubrow, 95 -- Labor lobbyist who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for improving labor conditions and pay for American workers.

June 11, 2006

Billy Preston, 59 -- Grammy-winning songwriter and musician who had two number one pop singles and played with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

Betty Beale, 94 -- Washington society columnist whose weekly column chronicled Washington's social scene for more than 40 years.

Frank Spencer, 87 -- FBI agent whose testimony helped convict the man who killed four young girls in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing.

June 4, 2006

Paul Gleason, 67 -- Actor who played the principal in "The Breakfast Club."

Slim Aarons, 89 -- Celebrity photographer whose pictures for Life magazine captured jet-setters and movie stars in glamorous settings.

Paul Douglas, 48, and James Brolan, 42 -- CBS News crew members whose deaths made Iraq the deadliest war on record for journalists.

Bob Schieffer, CBS News anchor: "They believed in what they were doing, and they believed the role of journalism was to go as close as you can to the story, and tell people about it."

May 28, 2006

Katherine Dunham, 96 -- Dance pioneer who introduced audiences around the world to traditional African and Caribbean dance.

"So many places, we were a real shock to the public -- but our presentation was beautiful."

Dr. Lee Jong Wook, 61 -- Director-general of the World Health Organization who expanded AIDS treatment to millions in the developing world.

Lloyd Bentsen, 85 -- Vice presidential candidate and former senator from Texas who also served as treasury secretary under President Clinton.

During vice presidential debate with then-Sen. Dan Quayle: "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

May 21, 2006

Cy Neuer, 95 -- Producer of Broadway and movie musicals like "A Chorus Line." He also brought "Guys and Dolls" to the stage and "Cabaret" to the screen.

Stanley Kunitz, 100 -- Poet laureate.

"I can scarcely wait until tomorrow when a new life begins for me as it does each day. As it does each day."

George Crile, 61 -- CBS News producer of "CBS Reports: The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception," who was sued by Gen. William Westmoreland over this documentary about the Vietnam War.

May 14, 2006

A.M. Rosenthal, 84 -- Former New York Times editor who won the Pulitzer Prize and led the paper through 17 years of record growth.

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