Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Dead

Here are a few that I gave some sort of crap about.

Norman Mailer - Known as a controversial and prolific novelist with a great influence on America literature, he died Nov. 10 at age 84.

Oscar Peterson - His genius made him one of world's greatest jazz pianists. His career began in the 1940s and continued until his death this month.

Kurt Vonnegut - Author or "Slaughterhouse Five," based on his experience in Dresden during WWII, and other books, he died April 12 at the age of 84.
More from here.

Molly Ivins, 62, Texas political columnist.

Frankie Laine, 93, hit-making crooner.

Calvert DeForest, 85, Larry (Bud) Melman on "Letterman."

Tom Poston, 85, virtuosic comic actor.

Ingmar Bergman, 89, master filmmaker.

Tom Snyder, 71, pioneer of late-night television.

Joey Bishop, 89, last of the Rat Pack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

New York Times on suicide watch. With the addition of William Kristol to David Brooks expect much hard core and soft core goofiness as the NYT slowly screws itself into the ground.