In Memoriam -- Jan. to April 2005

George F. Kennan, 101 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and diplomat who helped conceive the Marshall plan and was an architect of Cold War "containment" policy.

"When rays of light are visible which 20 years ago were only gleams of hope in our own eyes. I can think of nothing more tragic than we shall fail to perceive or recognize these hopeful elements and that we should risk driving our differences with communist powers to a violent and apocalyptic conclusion."

Eduardo "Lalo" Guerrero Jr., 88 -- "Father of Chicano Music" who was named a national folk treasure by the Smithsonian Institution.

"I'm Mexican-American. I love my culture. I love my roots. And I also love the United States, which is my home. And my music was bilingual from the very beginning."

Sol Linowitz, 91 -- Diplomat and Middle East peace negotiator.

"The greatest impetus for negotiation and peace is the danger of war."

March 13, 2005

Hans Bethe, 98 -- Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb but later advocated for nuclear restraint.

"I think the arms race is evil. Most of us physicists are spending most of our time on pure science."

Teresa Wright, 86 -- Actress who was nominated for three Academy Awards and won for her performance in "Mrs. Miniver."

Chuck Thompson, 83 -- Sports broadcaster who was the long-time voice of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Colts.

"This is Chuck Thompson saying, ain't the beer cold baby."

March 6, 2005

Tillie Fowler, 62 -- Republican congresswoman from 1993-2001 who was called the "Steel Magnolia" and retired as the most powerful woman in Congress.

"Leadership is about solving problems. And you know when you inherit problems as a leader, then you move forward to solve those problems."

Peter Foy, 79 -- Founder of theatrical flying effects company who made Peter Pan fly on Broadway and launched TV's "The Flying Nun." His stage work included "The Lion King," "Angels in America" and "Aida."

"Mary started yelling, 'Fly me higher, faster!' I flew beyond the limits of the equipment."

Peter Malkin, 77 -- Agent in Israel's intelligence agency who captured Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1960.

"It was so important for me to capture him because my family suffered a lot. One hundred and fifty of my relatives died. So, it was a mission, and I was very happy to do it."

Feb. 27, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson, 60 -- "Gonzo" journalist and author of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and other books. Inspired Doonesbury cartoon character Uncle Duke.

From the film version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas:" "We were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now less than five years later you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look west. … And with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high water mark. That place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."

Henry Grunwald, 82 -- Time Inc. editor in chief and former ambassador to Austria.

John Raitt, 88 -- Singer and actor who starred in "Carousel" on Broadway and in the movie "Pajama Game." He was also the father of musician Bonnie Raitt.

Sandra Dee, 62 -- Actress and teen idol who starred in "Gidget" and "Imitation of Life."

Peter Benenson, 83 -- Founder of Amnesty International.

Feb, 20, 2005

Rafik Hariri, 60 -- Lebanese Prime Minister from 1992 to 1998, and 2000 to 2004, who helped rebuild Lebanon following its civil war. Assassinated in Beirut.

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