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2004 Obituaries

"2004 Obituaries" Continued...

Issue: "Year in Review 2004," Jan. 1, 2005

Eddie Adams 71; Sept. 19 | Photojournalist whose half-century of work was defined by a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of a communist guerrilla being executed in a Saigon street during the Vietnam War.

Dayton Allen 85; Nov. 11 | Comedian and actor best known as the voice of the cartoon character Deputy Dawg and the grumpy mayor Phineas T. Bluster on TV's "The Howdy Doody Show."

Victor Argo 69; April 6 | Actor who played tough guys in dozens of films, including Mean Streets and Taxi Driver.

Richard Avedon 81; Oct. 1 | Nationally known fashion and portrait photographer.

Jackson Beck 92; July 28 | Voice-over master who bellowed, "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" to introduce the "Superman" radio show.

Elmer Bernstein 82; Aug. 18 | Oscar-winning composer who scored more than 200 films.

Richard Bloch 78; July 21 | Founder, with his brother, of tax-preparation giant H&R Block Inc.

Daniel Boorstin 89; Feb. 28 | Prolific writer, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, and Librarian of Congress (1975-1987).

Laura Branigan 47; Aug. 26 | Grammy-nominated pop singer best known for her 1982 platinum hit "Gloria."

Harry "The Cat" Brecheen 89; Jan. 17 | St. Louis Cardinals pitching great who won three games in the 1946 World Series.

Roosevelt Brown 71; June 9 | Hall of Fame football player who spent 51 years with the New York Giants as offensive tackle (13 years), assistant coach, and scout.

Robert Bruce 87; Feb. 12 | University of Washington cardiologist who developed the treadmill test used to diagnose heart disease.

Lloyd Bucher 76; Jan. 28 | Navy commander of the spy ship USS Pueblo when it was shelled and captured by North Korea in 1968, who helped his crew survive 11 months of brutal captivity.

Neil Campbell 58; Oct. 21 | Author of biology textbooks, including Biology, reputedly the most widely used English-language scientific textbook in the world.

Henri Cartier-Bresson 95; Aug. 3 | French photojournalist who chronicled global events and captured human drama like no other.

Iris Chang 36; Nov. 10 | Acclaimed best-selling author who chronicled the Japanese occupation of China and the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States.

Jonathan Chao 66; Jan. 12 | Founder of China Ministries International and one of the foremost authorities on the church in China.

Alistair Cooke 96; March 30 | British-born journalist and radio and TV host of "Masterpiece Theatre."

Archibald Cox 92; May 29 | The special prosecutor fired by the Nixon administration as he pressed the White House to turn over tapes about the Watergate break-in.

Francis Crick 88; July 28 | Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist who in 1959 co-discovered the DNA structure that carries hereditary characteristics from generation to generation.

Frances Dee 96; March 6 | Dark-haired beauty during Hollywood's golden era who starred in Little Women.

Jacques Derrida 74; Oct. 8 | French philosopher who originated deconstruction, a controversial and widely influential movement that shaped literary theory and a variety of other disciplines.

Charles Dumas 66; Jan. 5 | Olympic gold medalist who was the first high jumper to clear 7 feet.

Fred Ebb 76; Sept. 11 | Lyricist who, with partner John Kander, wrote the lyrics for such hit Broadway musicals as Cabaret and Woman of the Year as well as the big-city anthem "New York, New York."

Jack Eckerd 91 ; May 19 | Millionaire philanthropist and hard-driving businessman who turned three rundown drugstores into an empire that bore his name.

Donald Gardner 91; Sept. 5 | Songwriter who wrote the international favorite "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth."

Joe Gold 82; July 11 | Bodybuilder who in 1965 opened the first Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, Calif.

Jerry Goldsmith 75; July 21 | Academy Award-winning composer who created music scores for TV ("Star Trek," "The Twilight Zone") and movies (Patton).

Pauline LaFon Gore 92; Dec. 15 | One of Vanderbilt University Law School's first female graduates, wife of Sen. Al Gore Sr., and mother of former vice president Al Gore Jr.

Arthur Hailey 84; Nov. 24 | Author of Airport, Hotel, and other novels that became hit movies.

Jean Ruth Hay 87; Sept. 18 | Awakened millions of American troops each morning during World War II with her upbeat radio program "Reveille with Beverly."

Syd Hoff 91; May 12 | Writer and illustrator who wrote more than 60 children's books, including Danny the Dinosaur, and contributed 571 cartoons to The New Yorker.

Illinois Jacquet 81; July 22 | Jazz tenor saxophonist and bandleader whose solo on the song "Flying Home," first recorded with Lionel Hampton's orchestra, made him a legend.

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