In Memoriam -- Jan. to April 2005

James Arthur "Jimmy" Griffin, 61 -- Songwriter and co-founder of the pop group Bread who co-wrote 1970 Academy Award-winning song, "For All We Know."

Spencer Dryden, 66 -- Drummer for Jefferson Airplane who was inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Robert Heilbroner, 85 -- Economist who authored "The Worldly Philosophers."

"The government should borrow for purposes that expand and accelerate our growth and our well being."

Warren Spears, 50 -- Dancer and choreographer.

Jan. 9, 2005

Shirley Chisholm, 80 -- Congresswoman, 1969-82.

"Don't sell that vote out."

"I don't want to be remembered as the first black woman who went to Congress. I don't even want to be remembered as the first woman who happened to be black to make a bid for the presidency. I want to be remembered as a woman who fought for change in the 20th century."

For more information on Shirley Chisholm, look for the national broadcast premiere of "Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed" on PBS' P.O.V. series, or check online at

Rep. Robert Matsui, D-Calif., 63 -- Congressman who fought for reparations for interned Japanease-Americans.

"I remember as a small child the specter of disloyalty to your country, because we were put in the camps. I think now we can all hold our heads high and say that we were in fact loyal Americans, loyal to our country."

Rosemary Kennedy, 86 -- Eldest Kennedy daughter whose mental retardation ispired the Special Olympics.

Will Eisner, 87 -- Cartoonist who was named "the most influential comics artist of all time."

"Here, for the first time, was this marvelous opportunity that happens to any creative man once in a lifetime. Suddenly there appears a medium, a receptacle that can take your ineptitudes in both fields. I was a frustrated writer, a frustrated painter. Put them together and come out with ineptitude."

Jan. 2, 2005

Susan Sontag, 71 -- Essayist, novelist and 2000 National Book Award winner whose works were translated into 32 languages.

"I like very much the idea of being serious. It invites people to feel more. And I think one of the things about the modern world is where we're so overwhelmed by useless information and trivial stimulation is that people turn off and they don't feel as much."

"I think of literature as an education of the heart, as an education of conscience."

Reggie White, 43 -- NFL defensive player of the year in 1987 and 1998, who was known as "the Minister of Defense" and was an ordained minister.

"You know, I played on God and I played for my family and my fans, and so that drives me when I get on the field."

Jerry Orbach, 69 -- Actor and singer who starred for 12 seasons as Det. Lennie Briscoe on NBC's "Law & Order"

Artie Shaw, 94 -- Clarinetist who was one of the first big band leaders to hire African-American musicians.

"You're trying to take an inarticulate thing and take notes and make them come out in a way that moves you. If it moves you it's gonna move others. But very rarely does it happen. And when it does you remember it for the rest of your life."

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