"Departures" Continued...

Issue: "News of the Year," Jan. 2, 2010

David Herbert Donald | 88, May 17 | Harvard Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War and American South and expert on Abraham Lincoln.

Jack Dreyfus | 95, March 27 | Master money manager whose investment company and prime fund was one of the nation's biggest and most respected.

Dominick Dunne | 83, Aug. 26 | Told stories of shocking crimes among the rich and famous (including O.J. Simpson) through his magazine articles and best-selling books, some made into movies.

Frederick "Reverend Ike" Eikerenkoetter II | 74, July 28 | Flashy preacher of the gospel of material prosperity to his 5,000 parishioners at a New York church and to millions on television beginning in the 1970s.

Harry Endo | 87, Jan. 9 | Actor who played forensic scientist Che Fong on the long-running TV series Hawaii Five-0.

Philip José Farmer | 91, Feb. 25 | Celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer (including 75 novels) of the 1960s and '70s.

Farrah Fawcett | 62, June 25 | Sex symbol and 1970s TV star in Charlie's Angels.

Donald G. Fisher | 81, Sept. 27 | Founder (with his wife) of apparel giant Gap Inc.

John Hope Franklin | 94, March 25 | Dean of African-American historians.

Marilyn French | 79, May 2 | Writer whose 1977 novel The Women's Room sold more than 20 million copies and propelled her into a leading figure in the feminist movement.

Millard Fuller | 74, Feb. 3 | Entrepreneur who gave up his millionaire lifestyle to start the low-cost no-interest Christian housing charity Habitat for Humanity in 1976.

Kenneth O. Gangel | 74, June 18 | Influential Christian educator, author or editor of 57 books, and long-time seminary professor.

Frederic J. Gaynor | 74, March 29 | His childhood image adorned posters and magazine advertisements for Daisy air rifles in the 1940s.

Larry Gelbart | 81, Sept. 11 | Witty award-winning stage, screen, and television writer best remembered for the long-running 1972-1983 TV show about Army doctors during the Korean War: M*A*S*H.

Henry Gibson | 73, Sept. 14 | Wry comic character actor best known for reciting offbeat poetry on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Vern Gosdin | 74, April 28 | Country music baritone and composer whose hits included award-winning "Chiseled in Stone."

Alex Grass | 82, Aug. 27 | Founder of Rite Aid Corp. who started with a single store in 1962.

Andy Hallett | 33, March 29 | Actor who played green-skinned, good-guy demon Lorne on the TV series Angel.

Paul Haney | 80, May 28 | Known as the "voice of NASA's Mission Control" for his live televised reports during the early years of the space program.

Paul Harvey | 90, Feb. 28 | ABC Radio news commentator since 1951 and talk-radio pioneer whose resonant, authoritative delivery, conservatism, and homey heartland style made him one of the nation's most-listened-to voices-at his peak reaching 24 million listeners on 1,200 radio stations.

Don Hewitt | 86, Aug. 19 | TV news pioneer who created 60 Minutes (its stopwatch began ticking Sept. 24, 1968) and produced the popular CBS newsmagazine for 36 years.

Cheryl Holdridge | 64, Jan. 6 | Popular Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club TV show in the 1950s.

Tony Huesman | 51, Aug. 9 | Ohio man who lived the longest on one transplanted heart-31 years; he died from cancer.

Jack D. Hunter | 87, April 13 | Author whose 1964 World War I aviation novel The Blue Max was made into a popular film.

Michael Jackson | 50, June 25 | Sensationally gifted child star who rose to become the "King of Pop" and one of the biggest and most eccentric celebrities in the world, only to fall from his throne in a freakish series of scandals. His 1982 album Thriller became the best-selling album of all time (an estimated 100 million copies worldwide) and won eight Grammy Awards.

Larry Jansen | 89, Oct. 10 | Pitching ace for the New York Giants for eight seasons in the 1940s and '50s, including the 1951 playoffs when he and Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 5-4 to take the pennant.

Maurice Jarre | 84, March 28 | Epic ­composer for Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.

Ingemar Johansson | 76, Jan. 30 | Swede who stunned the boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight title in 1959.

Brenda Joyce | 92, July 4 | Movie actress who played Jane in five Tarzan films.


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