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    The British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor starred in such memorable films as "Father of the Bride," "A Place in the Sun," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Cleopatra." Her performances in "Butterfield 8" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" earned her a pair of Academy Awards for Best Actress. Meanwhile, her eight marriages earned her a well-publicized personal life. She died on March 23 at 79.
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    Jack LaLanne, American exercise guru, was often called the "Godfather of Fitness." A self-proclaimed junk food junkie as a child, LaLanne grew into an ambassador for healthy living. He opened one of the nation's first gyms, hosted a popular fitness television show from 1951 to 1985, invented a handful of exercise machines, and published many books and videos. He died on Jan. 23, 2011, at 96.
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    "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" was a staple of CBS News' weekly "60 Minutes" program from 1978 to 2011. The radio and television star made his final appearance on Oct. 2, 2011, and he died a month later, on Nov. 4 at the age of 92.
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    Betty Ford, America's first lady from 1974 to 1977, enjoyed higher approval ratings than her husband, President Gerald Ford. She became a leader in the women's movement, passionately supporting breast cancer awareness and the Equal Rights Amendment, and channeled her personal struggle with alcoholism to found the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction. She died in July at 93.
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    Co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. (not to mention Pixar!) Steve Jobs brought us the iPod, iPhone, and iPad (and "Finding Nemo"), and will be remembered for revolutionizing the way we communicate with each other and entertain ourselves. After a lengthy and all-but-secret battle with pancreatic cancer, his death on Oct. 5 at 56 shocked the world and left us wondering what ideas died with him.
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    He may not have been as high-profile as Jobs, but Harry Coover Jr. also created something to hold the world together. In the 1940s, while testing materials to make plastic gun sights, the chemist and his colleagues at Eastman Kodak discovered (and later marketed) Super Glue. He died on March 26.
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    You may not know him, but you wouldn't want to mow your lawn without him. Houston-based entrepreneur George Ballas Sr. invented the Weed Eater, more commonly known as the weed whacker, and was the founder of more than 100 other companies. Ballas' busy life ended this year at age 85.
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    Chances are that your childhood would have been much different if it weren't for Elliot Handler. The co-founder of Mattel, Handler died on July 21, having invented some of the best-selling toys in our country's history, including the Chatty Cathy, Creepy Crawlers, Hot Wheels and, of course, the Barbie Doll.
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    You've heard him, but have you heard of him? The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, played tenor sax in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Clemons' riffs were featured prominently in the band's songs, and he had notable solos on "Born to Run," "Thunder Road" and "Jungleland." He suffered a stroke and died on June 18 at the age of 69.
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    Boisterous bad girl Amy Winehouse will be remembered for her powerful vocals and soulful rhythms -- and a lifestyle parallel to the song, "Rehab," that put her on the map. The English singer-songwriter wowed audiences with two critically-acclaimed albums ("Frank" and "Back to Black") before an alcohol overdose claimed her life on July 23, at the age of 27.
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