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"Departures" Continued...

Issue: "2010 News of the Year," Jan. 1, 2011

Hank Cochran

74, July 15 | Nashville songwriter who wrote or co-wrote hundreds of songs that were recorded by top artists, including Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline ("I Fall to Pieces"), and Eddy Arnold ("Make the World Go Away").

Gary Coleman

42, May 28 | Actor who started out at age 10 as Arnold Jackson, a cute and mischievous black child adopted by a wealthy white Manhattan family, on the 1978-1986 TV sitcom Different Strokes.

Cammie King Conlan

76, Sept. 1 | Actress who at age 4 played Bonnie Blue Butler in Gone with the Wind and also voiced the fawn Faline in Walt Disney's Bambi (1942).

Paul Conrad

86, Sept. 4 | Syndicated Pulitzer Prize-winning liberal editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times.

Don Coryell

85, July 1 | Well-liked former San Diego Chargers head coach widely credited with modernizing the offensive passing game in the National Football League.

Robert Culp

79, March 24 | Veteran actor best known for his role as Kelly Robinson, starring next to Bill Cosby's Alexander Scott, in the 1965-1968 adventure­comedy TV series I Spy.

Tony Curtis

85, Sept. 29 | Handsome Hollywood actor who starred in films like The Prince Who Was a Thief (1951), The Defiant Ones (1958), Spartacus (1960), and The Boston Strangler (1968).

Jimmy Dean

81, June 13 | Baptist-bred Country Music Hall of Fame singer ("Big Bad John," "Little Black Book"), TV host of The Jimmy Dean Show, and founder and pitchman for 30 years of the meat company that makes the sausage bearing his name.

Robert Dugan

78, May 4 | Conservative Baptist leader and respected director of public affairs at the National Association of Evangelicals' Washington, D.C., office 1978-1997, who successfully pushed passage of bills on drunk driving, church audit procedures, and equal access to public-school facilities for religious organizations.

Elizabeth Edwards

61, Dec. 7 | Author and estranged wife of 2004 vice presidential nominee John Edwards, diagnosed with cancer during his first White House run and with its return during his 2007-2008 campaign, and separated after his admitted adultery, she went on to become an activist for healthcare reform.

Allan Emery

91, Sept. 26 | Business leader and long-time president and COO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah

74, July 4 | Sometimes called the spiritual leader of Hezbollah, was accused of masterminding the 1983 U.S. Marine barracks bombing that killed 241 Americans.

Eddie Fisher

82, Sept. 22 | Hugely popular clear-voiced singer of the 1950s who sold millions of records with 32 hit songs ("Oh, My Pa-pa," "I'm Yours," "Lady of Spain") but lost his fame and fortune to marriage scandals (Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor were among his ex'es), gambling, and drugs.

Antony Flew

87, April 8 | Noted English philosopher, author, and atheist who in 2004 became a deist after his research into genetics and DNA convinced him it displayed intelligent design.

John Forsythe

92, April 1 | Star in three TV series spanning four decades: Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, and Dynasty.

Dick Francis

89, Feb. 14 | Champion steeplechase jockey and internationally popular British mystery novelist, many of whose horse-related thrillers were adapted for television.

Raymond Franz

88, June 2 | Former high-ranking leader of Jehovah's Witnesses who was banned by the sect in 1981 for questioning its authoritarian policies and other teachings and for advocating reform, and who then wrote books (Crisis of Conscience and In Search of Christian Freedom) that helped expose the inner workings of the secretive group.

Miep Gies

100, Jan. 11 | Teenager Anne Frank's Dutch protector 1942-1944 until the Gestapo found and arrested the Frank family and other Jews.

Daryl Gates

83, April 16 | Tough and innovative Los Angeles police chief who defended his officers after the Rodney King beating and subsequent 1992 race riots, the worst in U.S. history, that left 53 dead and forced him to resign.

Donald Goerke

83, Jan. 10 | Campbell Soup researcher who invented SpaghettiOs.

Henryk Gorecki

76, Nov. 12 | Polish composer whose beautiful heart-tugging Symphony No. 3, the "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," became a recording phenomenon of the early 1990s, topping charts in Europe and America.

Harold Gould

86, Sept. 11 | Film and TV actor for nearly 50 years (as Martin Morgenstern in the sitcoms Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and many more).

Peter Graves

83, March 14 | Best known as Jim Phelps on the hit TV show Mission: Impossible and Captain Oveur from the comedic spoof Airplane!

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