In Memoriam: Those We Lost in 2006

Dec. 31, 2006

Gerald R. Ford,, 93 -- Thirty-eighth president of the United States, who ascended to the presidency in the wake of Richard Nixon's resignation. He was the only president never to be elected to national office. His pardon of Nixon helped heal the nation after the divisiveness of Watergate.

"My fellow Americans: our long national nightmare is over."

Saddam Hussein, 69 -- Former Iraqi dictator; deposed by the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, Hussein was put on trial for his crimes, convicted and executed.

James Brown, 73 -- Musician and entertainer whose legendary talent and innovative hits earned him the nickname, "Godfather of Soul."

Dec. 24, 2006

Joseph Barbera, 95 -- Cartoonist who collaborated with William Hanna to produce some of TV's most memorable animated characters.

Sen. Robert Stafford, 93 -- Former U.S. senator from Vermont who was a champion of education; the federal student loan program is named after him.

Anne Rogers Clark, 77 -- Westminster Dog Show judge who attended every Westminster show since 1941 and handled three best-in-show winners.

Dec. 17, 2006

Ahmet Ertegun, 83 -- Founder of Atlantic Records who helped define American music, shaping the careers of some of the most celebrated artists of our time.

"It's been a great, a great career for me because I've done what I really love the most."

Lamar Hunt, 74 -- Football pioneer who founded the American Football League and coined the term "Super Bowl."

Peter Boyle, 71 -- "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor who was nominated for 10 Emmys during his five decade career.

Dec. 10, 2006

Jeane Kirkpatrick, 80 -- The first female U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a chief architect of President Reagan's foreign policy.

"The defense of freedom begins at home and the price of freedom is vigilance and courage."

Mary Miller Arnold, 68 -- Senate doorkeeper.

Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn.: "She was one of a kind. We are lesser now with the loss of her old Southern grace."

Kenneth Taylor, 86 -- World War II Army pilot who was one of the first American pilots aloft during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

"When you are awakened suddenly, as I was, you generally jump into the first pants that you can find. And mine happened to be tuxedo pants. We were in the air maybe 15 minutes after the attack started."

Dec. 3, 2006

Rose Mattus, 90 -- Co-creator of Häagen-Dazs ice cream with her husband Reuben; they launched Häagen-Dazs in 1961.

Bebe Moore Campbell, 56 -- Her novels explored race and the complicated relationships between men and women.

"You've got to begin to tell your children about race and not to pretend it doesn't exist, but to have some honest conversations with them. And along with that comes definitions of racism."

Nov. 26, 2006

Robert Altman, 81 -- Film and TV director regarded as one of America's most influential filmmakers, who was was known for his use of improvisation.

"I'm not showing you how I think life should be. … I'm showing you the way I find it."

Gerald Boyd, 56 -- Former New York Times editor who helped lead the paper to nine Pulitzer Prizes, but was forced to resign amid the Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal in 2003.

Anita O'Day, 87 -- Big-band and jazz singer.

Betty Comden, 89 -- Tony award-winning lyricist whose 60-year partnership with Adolph Green produced some of stage and screen's most memorable musicals.

Nov. 19, 2006

Ruth Brown, 78 -- Grammy winner who was one of the top-selling R&B singers of the 1950s; her career spanned six decades.

Milton Friedman, 94 -- Nobel Prize-winning economist and proponent of free-market economics, who advocated individual freedom and less government.

"The influence which the market has on the economy has been grossly exaggerated because of the tendency to think that if the cock crows it's causing the sun to rise."

Bo Schembechler, 77 -- Legendary coach who guided Michigan's football team for 21 seasons, taking his team to 13 Big Ten championships.

"The toughest thing I ever had to do was give up my football team."

Nov. 12, 2005

Jack Palance, 87 -- Veteran character actor who won his first Oscar in 1992, charming the audience with his acceptance performance, which included one-armed pushups.

Gerald Levert, 40 -- R&B singer who had five songs reach number one on the Billboard R&B charts.

Ed Bradley, 65 -- Legendary 60 Minutes correspondent who, as one of the first black journalists on network television, won 19 Emmys.

"As a child, even as a young adult, in my wildest imagination I could not have imagined the life that I would live … the life that I've been privilege to lead."

Nov. 5, 2005

P.W. Botha, 90 -- South African leader from 1978 to 1989, whose defense of apartheid resulted in civil unrest and, ultimately, his downfall as president.

"I'm going to keep order in South Africa, and nobody in the world is going to stop me from keeping order."

Sister Cindy Mahoney, 54 -- Volunteer at Ground Zero who died of lung disease, but arranged for her own autopsy, believing it would help other 9/11 rescuers suffering from lung conditions.

William Styron, 81 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose novel "Sophie's Choice" was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1982.

Oct. 29, 2006

Arnold "Red" Auerbach, 89 -- Legendary NBA coach who coached the Boston Celtics to nine NBA championships, building one of the greatest sports dynasties in history.

"You just have to cut your pre-game speeches short. Let them adjust to you. We're not going to adjust to them. They adjust to us. We're the champions."

Jane Wyatt, 96 -- Actress who won three Emmy Awards for her role as Margaret Anderson in "Father Knows Best."

Jeffrey Newbauer, 22 -- Cancer victim and baseball fan who raised awareness for childhood cancer while pursuing his dream to visit every Major League baseball park.

"I don't live life on cancer's terms. I live life on my terms. It's a great day to be alive."

Oct. 22, 2006

Christopher Glenn, 68 -- CBS News correspondent who anchored coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986.

Jeff Getty, 49 -- AIDS activist who received the first bone marrow transplant from one species to another in 1995.

"This whole process of being a fighter and a warrior against this disease, for me, has been the key to my survival."

Oct. 15, 2006

Ed Benedict, 94 -- Cartoon artist who created famous cartoon characters such as Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound.

Gerry Studds, 69 -- Democratic Massachusetts congressman from 1973 to 1997 who was censured by the House in 1983 for having sexual relations with a male page.

"All members of Congress are in need of humble experiences from time to time."

Cory Lidle, 34 -- New York Yankees pitcher.


Tyler Stanger, 26 -- Flight instructor.

Both were killed when a small plane they were riding in crashed into a New York City building.

Oct. 8, 2006

R.W. Apple, 71 -- New York Times correspondent and editor. In his more than four decades at the newspaper he wrote about politics, war and food.

"Your job is to represent your reader -- go and experience it and try to explain it and relate it to that reader."

Rep. Helen Chenoweth-Hage, 68 -- Idaho congresswoman from 1995 to 2001.

"We're fighters out here in Idaho, and we're not going to give up our vision, and we're not going to give up our future."

Buck O'Neil, 94 -- Pioneer in Negro League baseball. As the first African-American coach in the major leagues, he helped integrate black players into the game.

"I played with and against some of the best athletes in the world. I just didn't make as much money, but [gained] the satisfaction that I could compete on that level."

Sept. 24, 2006

Joe Glazer, 88 -- Songwriter and activist known as the troubadour of the labor movement, who rallied union loyalists with his music.

"Union songs are just like in church, you know: You can hear the sermon, when they sing the gospel songs, and people get all excited."

Edward King, 81 -- Former Massachusetts governor who defeated incumbent Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1978, then lost a rematch four years later.

Patricia Kennedy Lawford, 82 -- Sister of President Kennedy and arts benefactor whose marriage to Peter Lawford in 1954 was one of the first marriages of politics and Hollywood.

Sept. 17, 2006

Ann Richards, 73 -- Former governor of Texas who became a national political figure after her keynote address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.

"If you give us a chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."

Oriana Fallaci, 77 -- Italian journalist whose career was distinguished by her abrasive and provocative interviews.

"I'm a journalist. I mean, it doesn't exist for us, such a thing like not going back to some place because it's dangerous."

Patty Berg, 88 -- Co-founder of the LPGA who won 60 professional tournaments during her career.

"Our key theme was to get women's golf off the ground."

Sept. 10, 2006

Steve Irwin, 44 -- Wildlife conservationist and TV host whose television show "The Crocodile Hunter" is broadcast in more than 100 countries.

"We just love all of God's creatures. I mean, that's our whole life, around protecting native wildlife."

Gordon Manning, 89 -- Television news executive who played a significant role in shaping news coverage at both CBS and NBC.

Guy Gabaldon, 80 -- World War II hero who personally captured more than 1,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians in the battle for Saipan.

Sept. 3, 2006

Glenn Ford, 90 -- Actor who appeared in more than 100 films during his 50-year career.

Naguib Mahfouz, 94 -- Novelist who was the first Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Nellie Connally, 87 -- Wife of former Texas Gov. John Connally who was the last remaining survivor of those present in the limousine when President Kennedy was assassinated.

"I had just turned around and said to him, 'You can't say Dallas doesn't love you Mr. President.' That was it."

Bob O'Connor, 61 -- Mayor of Pittsburgh whose lifelong dream was realized when he was elected mayor in January 2006.

Bob Mathias, 75 -- Olympian and former congressman; the two-time Olympic gold-medalist served as a U.S. congressman for four terms.

Aug. 27, 2006

Maynard Ferguson, 78 -- Legendary jazz musician.

Vashti McCollum, 93 -- Plaintiff in McCollum vs. Board of Education whose historic Supreme Court victory in 1948 ended religious instruction in public schools.

Joe Rosenthal, 94 -- Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who captured the iconic image of World War II servicemen at the battle of Iwo Jima.

"It was a moment that I will never forget."

Aug. 20, 2006

Bruno Kirby, 57 -- Veteran character actor whose stage, screen and TV career spanned 35 years.

"Good acting basically is like ping pong or tennis or anything like that, there's a give and a take."

Maj. Gen. Kathryn Frost, 57 -- Army commander who retired in 2005 as the highest-ranking woman in the Army.

Victoria Gray Adams, 79 -- Civil rights activist and first woman to run for U.S. Senate from Mississippi.

"I remember somebody saying one time, 'You can't legislate love.' I said, 'No, you can't, but you can legislate an atmosphere where love can happen.' "

Alfredo Stroessner, 93 -- Paraguayan dictator whose 35-year reign from 1954 to 1989 was marked by terror and corruption.

Aug. 13, 2006

Mike Douglas, 81 -- Emmy-winning talk show host; the former big band singer hosted his popular daytime TV show for more than two decades.

Melissa Hayden, 83 -- Principal dancer, New York City Ballet.

James Van Allen, 91 -- Space pioneer whose discovery that radiation belts encircle the Earth revolutionized scientific understanding of the solar system.

"It was a matter of great pride to be able to find something new in the world."

Aug. 6, 2006

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, 90 -- Legendary opera soprano whose four decade career was tarnished by her affiliation with the Nazi Party.

Susan Butcher, 51 -- Four-time Iditarod champion who was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2005.

"The win isn't even it as much as to know that the dogs were able to do it. That they were that good."

July 30, 2006

Jessie Mae Hemphill, 83 -- Award-winning blues musician.

Vincent J. Fuller, 75 -- Defended John Hinckley Jr. in 1982.

Carl M. Brashear, 75 -- First African-American Navy master diver whose inspirational story was the basis for the film "Men of Honor."

July 23, 2006

No show.

July 16, 2006

Red Buttons, 87 -- Comedian and Oscar-wining actor who worked for over 50 years on stage and screen.

Syd Barrett, 60 -- Co-founder of Pink Floyd who wrote the band's seminal first album in 1967, then suffered an LSD-induced breakdown.

June Allyson, 88 -- Actress.

Catherine Leroy, 60 -- Photojournalist who left her native France at age 21 to document the Vietnam War.

July 9, 2006

Jan Murray, 89 -- Comedian and game show host who was one of television's first stars, alongside friends Sid Caesar and Milton Berle.

Anna Lee Aldred, 85 -- The first American woman to receive a jockey's license. She won her first race at age six.

Kenneth Lay, 64 -- Founder of Enron who was convicted of defrauding investors of $65 billion.

"I continue to grieve over the loss of the company, my failure to be able to save it. But failure does not equate to a crime."

Jaap Penraat, 88 -- Saved hundreds during the Holocaust by forging false documents for 406 Jews and smuggling them out of the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

July 2, 2006

Arif Mardin, 74 -- Record producer and arranger who won 12 Grammys for his work with the Bee Gees, Bette Midler, and Aretha Franklin.

"My concept is never overshadow the singer. It's always, the arrangement should serve the singer."

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.

"The minute I walked into that office, I knew what I was going to do for the rest of my life. There were people who liked me, people who adored me, people who hated me, people who swore by me, people who swore at me."

Floyd Patterson, 71 -- Two-time heavyweight boxing champion who was known as a gentleman in a rough sport.

"I learned so much, so very much about myself in defeat. I've learned very little to nothing in victory."

Sonny Montgomery, 85 -- Democratic congressman who represented Mississippi from 1967 to 1997; an Army veteran, he championed soldiers' rights and updated the G.I. Bill.

May 7, 2006

Louis Rukeyser, 73 -- Financial journalist who dispensed financial advice on "Wall $treet Week" for over 30 years.

"People do care a lot about money. In fact, I've found it's usually one of their two principal preoccupations."

Earl Woods, 74 -- Father of Tiger Woods, who was the architect of his son's phenomenal golf career.

Earl Woods: "I started Tiger off at six months."

Tiger Woods: "He is my best friend, no if ands or buts about it, he is my best friend."

April 30, 2006

John Kenneth Galbraith, 97 -- Economist, writer and diplomat who influenced presidents and the public with his 33 books on economics.

"One should not blame on machines what is properly attributable to human greed and stupidity."

Julia Thorne, 61 -- Former wife of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

William Gottlieb, 89 -- Journalist whose photos documenting the golden age of jazz are archived in the Library of Congress.

"The characteristic of my photographs is that I took them as a writer would … [asking] 'What can I show visually that went beyond what I could write?' "

Jane Jacobs, 89 -- Author and intellectual whose 1961 book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," revolutionized ideas about urban planning.

April 23, 2006

Scott Crossfield, 84 -- Legendary test pilot who was a rival of Chuck Yeager's. He was the first to fly at twice the speed of sound

"They always ask what's it feels like to do something like this. You're not doing a psychological evaluation when you're doing things like this. You're concentrating on what you're doing."

Philip Hyde, 84 -- Wilderness photographer whose images galvanized support for the Sierra Club's preservation efforts.

Louise Smith, 89 -- NASCAR'S "first lady of racing," who broke almost every bone in her body during her spectacular crashes from 1946-1956.

"To all the drivers that are still alive, and there aren't too many of us old ones left, I hope your memories of the races are as good as mine."

April 16, 2006

June Pointer, 52 -- Singer who won three Grammys with the Pointer Sisters.

Dame Muriel Spark, 88 -- Author who wrote 20 novels, including "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie."

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, 81 -- Peace activist who was a leader of the antiwar movement as the chaplain of the Yale University in the 1960.

"Oh God may we think for peace, struggle for peace, suffer for peace. And may we live as if the life of all mankind were at stake, as indeed it is. Amen."

April 9, 2006

Gene Pitney, 65 -- A '60s teen idol who scored 16 Top 20 hits including "Town Without Pity."

Gloria Monty, 84 -- A soap opera producer who made "General Hospital" a sensation with the Luke and Laura storyline.

Rudolf Vrba, 81 -- Escaped from Auschwitz. His testimony was used as evidence at the Nuremberg trials.

"I think that if I successfully managed to break out, that this might be help."

April 2, 2006

Casper Weinberger, 88 -- Former secretary of Defense who oversaw the largest military buildup in peacetime history. He was indicted for his role in the Iran-Contra affair and later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.

"It's not very wise or safe, or really very sane, to put yourself in a situation where we have absolutely no defenses against Soviet missiles."

Lyn Nofziger, 81 -- Spokesman for President Reagan who was the first to tell reporters that Reagan had been shot.

Cindy Walker, 87 -- Songwriter who had a top ten hit in every decade for 40 years.

March 26, 2006

Buck Owens, 76 -- Country music superstar who popularized country entertainment on television as the host of "Hee Haw."

Richard Fleischer, 89 -- Director known for hits like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Tora! Tora! Tora!," and "Fantastic Voyage."

Sara Caldwell, 82 -- Opera director and conductor whose Opera Company of Boston brought more than 100 avant-garde and classical works to the stage.

March 19, 2006

Oleg Cassini, 92 -- Fashion designer who developed first lady Jacqueline Kennedy's signature look.

"The Jackie look was the greatest luxury in workmanship and fabrics -- very, very simple. There was not a young woman in the world that did not want to look like Jackie Kennedy."

Bill Beutel, 75 -- WABC anchor whose 35-year run at the anchor desk is the longest in New York television history.

Maureen Stapleton, 80 -- Oscar-winning actress who also won two Tonys and an Emmy during her 50-year career.

March 12, 2006

Slobodan Milosevic, 64 -- Former president of Serbia, known the "butcher of the Balkans," was on trial for 66 war crimes, including genocide.

Kirby Puckett, 45 -- Baseball Hall of Famer who led the Minnesota Twins to two World Series championships.

"It doesn't matter where you came from. It just matters how you play the game."

Dana Reeve, 44 -- Wife of the handicapped former actor Christopher Reeve and activist who advocated for research and treatment of spinal cord injuries.

"I think we are doing Chris proud. I think it's sort of an obligation. it's the rent you pay for being on Earth."

Gordan Parks, 93 -- Legendary photographer who also directed the film "Shaft" and helped found Essence magazine.

"I found out quickly enough that with a camera in your hand you can protest visually against anything that you disliked about the universe."

Tom Fox, 54 -- American hostage murdered in Iraq.

Mar. 5, 2006

Otis Chandler, 78 -- Los Angeles Times publisher who transformed paper into powerhouse after inheriting it in 1960.

"When I got my marching orders, my desire for excellence began to come up, and I got very, very dedicated. And if I ever had the chance, and if I ever got the chance to run The Times, I wasn't going to be in the bottom 10. I was going to be up at the top."

Harry Browne, 72 -- Former Libertarian presidential candidate whose books sold over 2 million copies.

"I wrote about people and the different ways of being human. And you cannot really do that unless you write about a lot of different kinds of people."

Octavio Butler, 58 -- Science fiction author whose novels explored themes of race, power and gender.

Feb. 26, 2006

Don Knotts, 81 -- Actor who won five Emmys for his role as Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show."

Darren McGavin, 83 -- Actor.

Curt Gowdy, 86 -- Sportscaster who called seven Super Bowls, 10 World Series and seven Olympics.

Eli Segal, 63 -- Aide to President Clinton who helped create the national service program Americorps.

"It is about getting things done, closing crack houses, immunizing babies, building block associations."

Feb. 19, 2006

Peter Benchley, 65 -- Author of "Jaws," who also wrote screenplay for the hit movie.

Edna Lewis, 89 -- Chef whose cookbooks helped launch a revival of Southern cuisine.

Dave Tatsuno, 92 -- Amateur filmmaker whose rare footage of the Japanese-American internment camps of WWII resides in the Library of Congress.

"I could've gone to camp and said, 'Oh, they kicked us around, they kicked us out of our house.' It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."

Feb. 12, 2006

Myron Waldman, 97 -- Animator who drew Betty Boop, Casper, Popeye and the original Superman cartoon series.

Norman Shumway, 83 -- Heart surgeon who performed the first successful heart transplant in the United States.

Reuven Frank, 85 -- Pioneering television news producer who paired two anchors together for NBC's "The Huntley-Brinkley Report."

Feb. 5, 2006

Betty Friedan, 85 -- Her 1963 book, "The Feminine Mystique," laid the groundwork for the modern feminist movement.

"Every chapter I finished, I think, 'Am I crazy because it so went against what everybody believed about women?' And yet I knew my truth, and I knew the truth of the women I was listening to."

Coretta Scott King, 78 -- Civil rights icon who fought alongside her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King, and continued to fight for social justice after his death.

"Now is the time to put an end to poverty, and hunger, and racism, and bigotry, war and militarism."

Wendy Wasserstein, 55 -- Playwright whose Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "The Heidi Chronicles," explored the struggles of modern women.

Jan. 29, 2006

Fayard Nicholas, 91 -- Nicholas was half of the tap-dancing duo, the Nicholas Brothers. Their athletic style influenced dancers like Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines

Chris Penn, 40 -- An actor known for playing gritty roles during his 20-year career.

Virginia Smith, 94 -- She served as a Republican congresswoman for Nebraska from 1974 to 1991.

Jan. 22, 2006

Wilson Pickett, 64 -- Singer who earned a place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his soul hits.

Jim Gary, 66 -- Sculptor whose playful dinosaurs created from the scraps of old cars were shown in museums around the world.

"If you look at most of my things, they have smiles on their faces. If it makes you smile, that's all I am interested in."

Anthony Franciosa, 77 -- Actor who was star of stage, film and television.

Jan. 15, 2006

Shelley Winters, 85 -- Oscar-winning actress who wrote three books about her stormy love life and legendary career.

David Rosenbaun, 63 -- Former New York Times reporter.

Heinrich Harrer, 93 -- An explorer and champion skier whose friendship with the Dalai Lama inspired the film "Seven Years in Tibet."

Jan. 8, 2006

Lou Rawls, 72 -- Singer who started a telethon that raised almost $350 million for the United Negro College Fund.

Neil Strawser, 78 -- Former CBS News correspondent.

Barry Cowsill, 51 -- Member of the pop-singing family The Cowsills who had been missing in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Jan. 1, 2006

Michael Vale, 83 -- Actor who starred in nearly 1,000 commercials -- and uttered the catch phrase, "Time to make the donuts," in ads for Dunkin' Donuts.

Rona Jaffe, 74 -- Novelist who wrote the best-selling book and hit movie, "The Best of Everything."

Vincent Schiavelli, 57 -- Actor whose distinctive face won him roles in dozens of films.