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Stars That Died 2010

Martin Baum American talent agent (Creative Artists Agency), President of ABC Pictures (1968–1971). died he was , 86,

Martin “Marty” Baum  was an American talent agent known for his work at the Creative Artists Agency(CAA), including the first head of the agency’s motion picture department.[1] During his career, which spanned from the 1940s until 2010, his client list at CAA and other agencies included Bette DavisBo DerekRichard AttenboroughRed ButtonsMaggie Smith and Rock Hudson.[1] Baum was also the President of ABC Pictures, the film division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), from 1968 until 1971.[1]

(March 2, 1924 – November 5, 2010)

Early life

Baum, a native of New York City, was born on March 2, 1924.[1] He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II while still in high school, taking part in the Allied Normandy landings in France.[2][3] He initially worked as a stage manager following the war, and decided to become a talent agent after a series of failed stage productions.[1]


Baum and Abe Newborn co-founded their own talent agency, Baum-Newborn Agency, in 1948, which proved profitable.[1] They later sold the firm to General Artists Corp (GAC).[1] Baum moved to Los Angeles in 1960 when he became the head of GAC’s motion picture talent division.[1] Baum then joined Ashley Famous Agency after leaving GAC.
He then formed his own agency, the Martin Baum Agency, which later merged with the Creative Artists Agency (CAA).[1]
In the interim, Baum became the head of ABC Pictures in 1968, the film division of American Broadcasting Company (ABC). As President, Baum oversaw the production of a number of films, including They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (1969), Straw Dogs (1971) and Cabaret(1972).[1] His client Gig Young won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?.[1] Young later bequethed Baum his Oscar statuette following his suicide in 1977.[1]
Throughout his career Baum earned the reputation as a “packager”, according to the Los Angeles Times. Baum brought together various clients whom he represented, such as actorsscreenwriters and film directors, and then “package” them together in a proposal to a film studio or production company. Baum proved instrumental in packaging together three of his clients, James Poe, actor Sydney Poitier and director Ralph Nelson to create the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.[1] Poitier won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film, becoming the first African American actor to win the award.
In 1960, Baum partnered with Baum & Newborn Theatrical Agency to begin producing films and television in addition to his work as a publicist.[2] He became a production executive at both Optimus Productions and Creative Management Association.[2] Baum’s credits as a producer included The Last ValleyBring Me the Head of Alfredo GarciaThe Wilby Conspiracy and The Killer Elite, all of which were released in the 1970s.[3]
In 1976,[3] the five founding partners of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) – Michael S. RosenfeldMichael OvitzRon MeyerWilliam Haberand Rowland Perkins – proposed that Martin Baum join the CAA.[3] The five publicists had formed the CAA in 1975 after they departed theWilliam Morris Agency (WMA).[3] Baum accepted the offer, completing the merger of his Martin Baum Agency with the CAA on October 11, 1976.[3] [2] Baum brought an extensive client list to the CAA when he joined the agency, including Peter Sellers and Sydney Poitier.[1] More importantly to CAA founders, the merger with Baum’s agency added legitimacy to the CAA, which had only been founded one year prior to their overture to Baum.[1][2] Baum became the first head of the CAA’s motion picture division.[1] He remained a fixture at the CAA until shortly before his death in 2010.[2]
Baum accumulated an extensive client list throughout his career. In addition to Sydney Poitier and Gig Young, his clients included Carroll O’ConnorDyan CannonGene WilderJulie AndrewsRichard HarrisRichard AttenboroughMaggie SmithHarry BelafonteStockard ChanningJoanne WoodwardJohn CassavetesBlake EdwardsBette DavisGena RowlandsRod SteigerCliff Robertson and Red Buttonsat various times throughout his career.[1][3]
Martin Baum died at his home in Beverly Hills, California on November 5, 2010 at the age of 86.[1] He was survived by his daughter, Fern; son, Rich; three grandchildren; and his girlfriend of twelve years, Vicki Sanchez. His wife, Bernice Baum, died in 1997.[1]

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Antonio Cárdenas Guillén, Mexican drug lord, was killed during a shootout with the Mexican Army

Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén , nicknamed Tony Tormenta, was a Mexican drug lord and was one of the two leaders of the criminal organization known as the Gulf Cartel. Antonio was brother of Osiel Cárdenas Guillén and a partner of Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sánchez was killed during a shootout with the Mexican Army.

(March 5, 1962 – November 5, 2010)


Cárdenas is believed to have begun his drug trafficking career during the late 1980s, rising through the ranks of the Gulf Cartel and becoming its leader after the arrest of his brother Osiel Cárdenas Guillén on March 14, 2003.[2] Antonio, along with other Gulf Cartel associates, was responsible for multi-ton shipments of marijuana and cocaine from Mexico to the United States.
The Gulf Cartel, originally founded in Mexico the 1930s to smuggle whiskey and other illicit commodities into the United States, expanded significantly by the 1970s under Juan García Abrego, who became the first drug trafficker to be placed on the FBI‘s Ten Most Wanted List.[3]Following his 1996 arrest by Mexican authorities and subsequent deportation to the United States, Oscar Malherbe De León took control of the cartel until his arrest a short time later. He was replaced by Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, who was arrested in 2003, and extradited to the United States in 2007. The Gulf Cartel currently controls most of the cocaine and marijuana trafficking through the Matamoros, Tamaulipas corridor to the United States. The Attorney General of Mexico suspects that his partner Jorge Eduardo Costilla has taken full control of the Gulf Cartel.[4]

Cárdenas was one of the eleven ‘Most Wanted’ Mexican fugitives sought by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).[5] He was charged in a 2008 federal indictment in the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Department of State was offering a reward of up to $5 millionUSD for information leading to his arrest,[1][6] while the Attorney General of Mexico was offering a 30 million pesos bounty (about $2.5 million USD).[7]

On November 5, 2010, Antonio Ezequiel Cárdenas Guillén was killed during a shootout with the Mexican Army and the Mexican Marine officers in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas.[8][9] Four other suspected members of the cartel,[10] two marines,[11] and a news reporter were killed during the military operation.

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Jill Clayburgh, American actress (An Unmarried Woman, Ally McBeal, Dirty Sexy Money), died from chronic leukemia she was , 66

 Jill Clayburgh  was an American actress. She receivedAcademy Award nominations for her roles in An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over died from chronic leukemia she was , 66..

(April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010)

Clayburgh was born in New York City, the daughter of Julia Louise (née Dorr), a theatrical production secretary for David Merrick, and Albert Henry “Bill” Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive.[2][3][4] Her paternal grandmother was concert and opera singer Alma Lachenbruch Clayburgh.[5]
Clayburgh’s father’s family was Jewish and wealthy.[6][7] She was raised in a “fashionable” neighborhood on Manhattan‘s Upper East Side, where she attended the prestigious Brearley School.[6] She then attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she decided that she wanted to be an actress.
Clayburgh married screenwriter and playwright David Rabe in 1979. They had one son, Michael Rabe and one daughter, actress Lily Rabe. She dated Al Pacino for five years (and briefly appeared with him in a November 1968 N.Y.P.D. episode, “Deadly Circle Of Violence”).
Clayburgh joined the Charles Street Repertory Theater in Boston. She appeared in numerous Broadway productions in the 1960s and 1970s, including The Rothschilds and Pippin. Clayburgh made her screen debut in The Wedding Party, filmed in 1963 but not released until six years later, and gained attention with roles such as the love interest of Gene Wilder in the 1976 comedy-mystery Silver Streak, co-starringRichard Pryor.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for 1978’s An Unmarried Woman, for which she won the “Best Actress Award” at the Cannes Film Festival, and for 1979’s Starting Over, a comedy with Burt Reynolds. She also received strong notices for a dramatic performance in I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can.http://www.youtube.com/v/Z86IE_8Z948?fs=1&hl=en_US
Her other films include Portnoy’s ComplaintGable and Lombard (in which she portrayed screen legend Carole Lombard), as a pro football team owner’s daughter in Semi-Tough, as a mathematician in It’s My Turn (in which she teaches the proof of the snake lemma), as a conservative Supreme Court justice in First Monday in October and in Bernardo Bertolucci‘s controversial La Luna, a role in which her character masturbates her son in an attempt to ease his withdrawal from heroin.
Television audiences know Clayburgh from numerous roles in series and movies including Law & OrderThe Practice and as Ally McBeals mother. She received Emmy Award nominations for her work in the made-for-television movie Hustling in 1975 and for guest appearances in the series Nip/Tuck in 2005.
In 2006, she appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon‘s Barefoot in the Park with Patrick Wilson and Amanda Peet; she played Peet’s mother, a role originated by Mildred Natwick. She also returned to the screen as a therapist’s eccentric wife in the all-star ensemble dramedy Running With Scissors, an autobiographical tale of teenage angst and dysfunction based on the book by Augusten Burroughs. During 2007, Clayburgh appeared in the ABC television series Dirty Sexy Money, playing Letitia Darling.
Clayburgh lived with chronic lymphocytic leukemia for more than two decades before succumbing to the disease. She died at her home inLakeville, Connecticut, on November 5, 2010.[1] The movie Love and Other Drugs, was dedicated to her memory.


Year Film Role Notes
1969 The Wedding Party Josephine
1971 The Telephone Book Bit Part (uncredited)[8]
1972 Portnoy’s Complaint Naomi
1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner Jackie
1974 The Terminal Man Angela Black
1976 Gable and Lombard Carole Lombard
Griffin & Phoenix
Silver Streak Hilly Burns
1977 Semi-Tough Barbara Jane Bookman
1978 An Unmarried Woman Erica Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
1979 La Luna Caterina Silveri Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Starting Over Marilyn Holmberg Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — American Movie Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1980 It’s My Turn Kate Gunzinger
1981 First Monday in October Ruth Loomis Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1982 I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can Barbara Gordon
1983 Hanna K. Hanna Kaufman
Miles To Go Moira Browning
Where Are The Children? Nancy Holder Eldridge
1987 Shy People Diana Sullivan
1990 Oltre l’oceano Ellen aka Beyond the Ocean (USA)
1991 Pretty Hattie’s Baby
1992 Whispers in the Dark Sarah Green
Le grand pardon II Sally White aka Day of Atonement
1993 Naked in New York Shirley, Jake’s Mother
Rich in Love Helen Odom
1997 Going All the Way Alma Burns
Fools Rush In Nan Whitman
2001 Never Again Grace
Vallen Ruth aka Falling
2006 Running with Scissors Agnes Finch
2007–2009 Dirty Sexy Money Letitia Darling Television
2010 Love and Other Drugs Mrs. Randall
2011 Bridesmaids Completed, and Clayburgh’s last film.

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Charles McDowell American journalist and syndicated columnist, died from complications from a stroke he was , 84,

Charles “Charley” McDowell, Jr.  was a long-time political writer and nationally syndicated columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and panelist on PBS-TV’s Washington Week in Review died from complications from a stroke he was , 84,. McDowell appeared in an interview in Ken Burns’documentary The Congress;[1] provided the character voice for Sam R. Watkins in Burns’ documentary The Civil War;[2][3] and provided character voice as well as consultation for Burns’ documentary Baseball.[4] McDowell was a Washington and Lee University alumnus and a member of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.[5]

(24 June 1926 – 5 November 2010)

Charles Rice McDowell, Jr. was born in Danville, Kentucky on June 24, 1926. He was the son of Charles Rice McDowell, Sr. (1895–1968) and Catherine Frazier Feland (1904–1986). When he was young, the family moved to Lexington, Virginia, where the elder McDowell was a professor of law at Washington and Lee University. (His mother was the long-time secretary to the law dean; eventually, she was said to wield so much power that she effectively “was the dean of law.”[6]) The younger McDowell became an undergraduate there, majoring in English and graduating in 1948. He then attended the Columbia University School of Journalism, and graduated the following year.http://www.youtube.com/v/ewGdjLAUXa8?fs=1&hl=en_US

McDowell then moved to Richmond, Virginia, and joined the staff of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, where he would remain his entire career, retiring in 1998. He covered local news and was then assigned to the State Capitol, where he reported on the General Assembly and state politics. In 1954, McDowell began to write a syndicated column that appeared three or four times per week and would span the remainder of his career. He was assigned to Washington, D.C., in 1965, and relocated to Alexandria. McDowell wrote three books: “Campaign Fever,” a journal of the 1964 presidential election; and two collections of humor columns titled “One Thing After Another” (1960) and “What Did You Have in Mind?” (1963). He was also a panelist on PBS’ “Washington Week in Review” for 18 years, beginning in 1978, and was a writer, narrator and host for other PBS programs, including “Summer of Judgment: The Watergate Hearings,” “Richmond Memories” and “For the Record.” McDowell also provided voiceovers for the productions “The Civil War” and “Baseball” by Ken Burns.
McDowell was inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in 1988, and awarded the Fourth Estate Award by the National Press Club in 1996. He married Ann G. Webb of Ashland, Virginia. McDowell lived with his wife in Alexandria, Virginia until they moved to Virginia Beach after his retirement. He died on November 5, 2010, due to complications of a stroke.[7][8][9]

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Randy Miller, American drummer (The Myriad), died from bone cancer he was ,39

Randall “Randy” J. Miller  was an American musician and drummer for the Seattle-based band, The Myriad died from bone cancer he was ,39.

(February 9, 1971 – November 5, 2010)

Miller was born in Long Beach, California, on February 9, 1971, to parents, Jack and Jayne Miller.[1] He moved to Redding, California, in 1985 with his family.[1] Miller graduated from Central Valley High School in Redding in 1989.[1] He initially owned and operated Metolius Construction, a concrete business, with business partner, Tommy Carlson, before leaving to join The Myriad in 2006.[1][2]
The Myriad, which included Miller as drummer and lead vocalist Jeremy Edwardson, who was also a 1997 alumae of Central Valley High School, rose to success after winning MTV’s Dew Circuit Breakout Band of the Year in December 2007.[1] Their 2008 sophomore album,With Arrows, With Poise, was released shortly afterward after being mastered at Abbey Road Studios.[1]
Miller was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, form of bone cancer, in 2008, the same year that With Arrows, With Poise was released.[1] He underwent treatments, including chemotherapy.[1] His condition improved enough that he was able to tour with The Myriad during the Fall of 2009.[1]
Randy Miller died at his home in Redding, California, on November 5, 2010, at the age of 39.[1] He was survived by his wife, Kristyn Miller; their two children – Conor and Gillian.[1]

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Adrian Păunescu, Romanian author, poet and politician , died of renal, liver and heart failure.he was 67

Adrian Păunescu  was a Romanian poet, journalist, and politician died of renal, liver and heart failure.he was 67. Though criticised for praising dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu,[1] Păunescu was called “Romania’s most famous poet”[1] in a Associated Press story, quoted by the New York Times.

(20 July 1943 – 5 November 2010)

Born in CopăceniBălţi County, in what is now the Republic of Moldova, Păunescu spent his childhood in BârcaDolj County. He did his secondary studies at Carol I High School inCraiova.
Păunescu studied philology at the University of Bucharest and became a writer and journalist. He was an influential public figure for Romanian youth throughout the 1970s and early 1980s[2]. Though he was criticised for writing flattering poems about dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu,[1]Păunescu remained popular in Romania,[1] where he appeared on television several times a week.[1]http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video/xbndsz?width=&theme=none&foreground=%23F7FFFD&highlight=%23FFC300&background=%23171D1B&start=&animatedTitle=&iframe=0&additionalInfos=0&autoPlay=0&hideInfos=0
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As posthumously summarized by newspaper România Liberă, Păunescu “is still viewed as a hero by the man in the street”[2] although “intellectuals continue to question his integrity and the literary value of his work”[2].
A member of the Union of Communist Youth between 1966 and 1968, and, between 1968–1989, of the Romanian Communist Party, Păunescu gained control over a major weekly publication, Flacăra and became the producer and host of the only itinerant folk and pop show in the country, Cenaclul Flacăra, founded in 1973. He was a member of the Romanian Communist Party Central Committee and “court poet”[2] of the dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu.
After 1989 Păunescu pursued a political career, aligning himself with socialist and then social-democratic political parties.
In 1996, he ran in the Romanian presidential election but received only 87,163 votes (0.69%). He was a senator from 1992 to 2008, representing Dolj County (1992–2004) and then Hunedoara County (2004–2008), first of the Socialist Labour Party, and later of the Social Democratic Party of Romania. He received the most votes in his district at the 2008 election, but failed to win a seat after the votes were redistributed pursuant to the MMP system used.
Aged 67, Păunescu was hospitalized on 26 October 2010 in the intensive care unit of the Floreasca Emergency Hospital in Bucharest, with problems of more vital organs caused by pulmonary edema. Păunescu had subsequent renal, liver and heart failure. He was declared dead at 7.15 AM, on 5 November 2010.[3]. Survived by his wife and three children, Păunescu was posthumously thanked by Romania’s presidentTraian Băsescu who in saluting him mentioned only his contributions to art.[1]


  • Ultrasentimente (1965)
  • Mieii primi (1966)
  • Fântâna somnambulă (1968)
  • Cărțile poștale ale morții (1970)
  • Aventurile extraordinare ale lui Hap și Pap (1970)
  • Viata de exceptii (1971)
  • Sub semnul întrebării (1971)
  • Istoria unei secunde (1971)
  • Lumea ca lume (1973)
  • Repetabila povară (1974)
  • Pământul deocamdată (1976)
  • Poezii de până azi (1978)
  • Sub semnul întrebării (1979)
  • Manifest pentru sănătatea pământului (1980)
  • Iubiți-vă pe tunuri (1981)
  • De la Bârca la Viena și înapoi (1981)
  • Rezervația de zimbri (1982)
  • Totuși iubirea (1983)
  • Manifest pentru mileniul trei (1984)
  • Manifest pentru mileniul trei (1986)
  • Locuri comune (1986)
  • Viața mea e un roman(1987)
  • Într-adevăr (1988)
  • Sunt un om liber (1989)
  • Poezii cenzurate (1990)
  • Romaniada (1993–1994)
  • Bieți lampagii (1993–1994)
  • Noaptea marii beții (1993–1994)
  • Front fără învingători (1995)
  • Infracțiunea de a fi (1996)
  • Tragedia națională (1997)
  • Deromânizarea României (1998)
  • Cartea Cărților de Poezie (1999)
  • Meserie mizarabilă, sufletul (2000)
  • Măștile însîngerate (2001)
  • Nemuritor la zidul morții (2001)
  • Până la capăt (2002)
  • Liber să sufăr (2003)
  • Din doi în doi (2003)
  • Eminamente (2003)
  • Cartea Cărților de Poezie (2003)
  • Logica avalanșei (2005)
  • Antiprimăvara (2005)
  • Ninsoarea de adio (2005)
  • Un om pe niște scări (2006)
  • De mamă și de foaie verde (2006)
  • Copaci fără pădure (2006)
  • Vagabonzi pe plaiul mioritic (2007)
  • Rugă pentru părinți (2007)
  • Încă viu (2008)
  • Libertatea de unică folosință (2009)

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Martin Starkie, British actor and writer died he was , 87

Martin Starkie was an English actor, writer and director for theatre, radio and television. The Oxford University Poetry Society administers the annual Martin Starkie Prize in his honour. Starkie died at the age of 87 on November 5th in London 2010.

(November 25, 1922 November 5, 2010

Starkie was born in Burnley,Lancashire, England, UK and educated at Burnley Grammar School and Exeter College, Oxford, under critic Nevill Coghill.[1] In 1946 he founded the Oxford University Poetry Society, and with Roy McNab edited the Oxford Poetry magazine in 1947.

He made his name in the BBC‘s The Third Programme and on television in the 1950s. He went on to write with Nevill Coghill and composers Richard Hill and John Hawkins, and to produce and direct Canterbury Tales, based on Nevill Coghill’s translation, first in Oxford, then in the West End, on Broadway and in Australia.[2]

The Oxford University Poetry Society administers the annual Martin Starkie Prize in his honour.

His acting roles included The Resurrection and the Judgement, The Crucifixion, The Second Shepherd’s Play, Guilds and Pageants and Noah and the Flood.

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Sparky Anderson, American baseball player and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), member of Baseball Hall of Fame, died from complications of dementia he was , 76

George Lee “Sparky” Anderson was aMajor League Baseball manager died from complications of dementia he was , 76. He managed the National League‘s Cincinnati Redsto the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. He was the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. His 2,194 career wins are the sixth most for a manager in Major League history. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

 (February 22, 1934 – November 4, 2010)

Anderson was born in Bridgewater, South Dakota, on February 22, 1934. He moved to Los Angeles when he was eight.[1] He was a batboy for the USC Trojans.[1] He attended Susan Miller Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, California. Upon graduating, he was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers as an amateur free agent in1953.[2] Sparky’s American Legion Team won the 1951 National Championship, which was played in Brigg’s Stadium (Tiger Stadium) in Detroit.http://www.youtube.com/v/idgomFaDW8k?fs=1&hl=en_US

Playing career

Anderson began his playing career with the Santa Barbara Dodgers of the class-CCalifornia League, where he was primarily used as a shortstop.[3] In 1954, he was moved up to the class-A Pueblo Dodgers of the Western League and was moved to second base, where he played the rest of his career.[3]
In 1955, Anderson was moved another step up the minor league ladder, playing for the Double-A Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League. A radio announcer gave him the nickname “Sparky” in 1955 for his feisty play.[4] In 1956, he moved up once more, this time to the Triple-A Montreal Royals of the International League. In 1957, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Angels of the open-classification Pacific Coast League. The next season, after the Dodgers’ move to Los Angeles, he returned to Montreal.[3]
After five minor league seasons without appearing in a Dodger uniform at the MLB level, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies on December 23, 1958 for three players, including outfielder Rip Repulski.[2] The Phillies gave Anderson their starting second base job, and he spent what would be his one full season in the major leagues in 1959. However, he batted only .218 in 152 games, with no home runs and 34 runs batted in, and returned to the minor leagues for the remainder of his playing career.
He played the next four seasons with the Triple-A Toronto Maple Leafs in the International League,[3] where Leafs owner Jack Kent Cookespotted Anderson’s leadership qualities and encouraged him to pursue a career in managing.http://www.youtube.com/v/euE20MBSokM?fs=1&hl=en_US

Minor leagues

In 1964, at the age of 30, Anderson accepted Cooke’s offer to manage the Leafs. He later handled minor league clubs at the Class A and Double-A levels, including a season (1968) in the Reds’ minor league system.
During this period, he managed a pennant winner in four consecutive seasons: 1965 with the Rock Hill Cardinals of the Western Carolinas League, 1966 with the St. Petersburg Cardinals of the Florida State League, 1967 with the Modesto Reds of the California League and 1968 with the Asheville Tourists of the Southern League. It was during the 1966 season that Sparky’s club lost to Miami 4–3 in 29 innings, which remains the longest pro game played (by innings) without interruption.[5]
He made his way back to the majors in 1969 as the third-base coach of the San Diego Padres during their maiden season in the National League. Just after the 1969 season ended, California Angels manager Lefty Phillips, who as a Dodger scout had signed the teenaged Anderson to his first professional contract[6], named Anderson to his 1970 coaching staff.

Cincinnati Reds

“Sparky Who?”

But within days of being hired in Anaheim, he was offered the opportunity to succeed Dave Bristol as manager of the Reds. His appointment reunited Anderson with Reds’ general manager Bob Howsam, who had hired him as a minor-league skipper in the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati organizations. Anderson was named the Reds manager on October 8, 1969. Since he was a relative unknown in the sports world, headlines on the day after his hiring read “Sparky Who?”[7] Nonetheless, Anderson led the Reds to 102 wins and the National Leaguepennant in 1970,[8] although they lost the 1970 World Series in five games to the Baltimore Orioles. It was during this season that the Reds came to be widely known as The Big Red Machine, a nickname they would carry throughout Anderson’s tenure.

The Big Red Machine

After an injury-plagued 1971 season in which the team finished fifth,[8] the Reds came back and won another pennant under Anderson in 1972, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NLCS, but lost to the Oakland Athletics in the World Series. They took the National League Westdivision title again in 1973, but lost to the New York Mets in the NLCS.
After finishing a close second to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974, in 1975 the Reds blew the division open by winning 108 games. They swept the National League Championship Series and then edged the Boston Red Sox in a drama-filled, seven-game World Series. They repeated in 1976 by winning 102 games and ultimately sweeping the New York Yankees in the Series. Over the course of these two seasons, Anderson’s Reds compiled an astounding 14–3 record in postseason play against the Pirates, Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees, winning their last eight in a row in the postseason after triumphing against the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, and then winning seven straight games in the 1976 postseason.
During this time, Anderson became known as “Captain Hook” for his penchant for taking out a starting pitcher at the first sign of weakness and going to his bullpen,[4][9] relying heavily on closers Will McEnaney and Rawly Eastwick.
When the aging Reds finished second to the Dodgers in each of the next two seasons, Anderson was fired on November 27, 1978[9] by general manager Dick Wagner, who had taken over for Howsam a year earlier.[1] Wagner had wanted to “shake up” the Reds’ coaching staff, to which Anderson objected, leading to his dismissal as well.[9]
Under new manager John McNamara, the Reds won the division title again in 1979, but lost three straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates in theLeague Championship Series. They would not make the playoffs again until they won the World Series in 1990 by sweeping the heavily favored Oakland A’s.

Detroit Tigers

Anderson moved on to the young Detroit Tigers after being hired as their new manager on June 14, 1979. The Tigers became a winning club almost immediately, finishing above .500 in each of Sparky’s first three full seasons, but did not get into contention until 1983, when they won 92 games and finished second to the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.
In 1984, Detroit opened the season 35–5 (a major league record) and breezed to a 104–58 record (a franchise record for wins). On September 23, Anderson became the first manager to win 100 games with two different teams.[5] They swept the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and then beat the San Diego Padres in five games in the World Series for Anderson’s third world title. After the season, Anderson won the first of his two Manager of the Year Awards with the Tigers.[4]
Anderson’s Tigers finished in third place in both 1985 and 1986. With a 9–5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on July 29, 1986, Anderson became the first to achieve 600 career wins as a manager in both the American and National Leagues.[5]
Anderson led the Tigers to the majors’ best record in 1987, but the team was upset in the ALCS by the Minnesota Twins. He won his second Manager of the Year Award that year.[4] After contending again in 1988 (finishing second to Boston by one game in the AL East), the team collapsed a year later, losing a startling 103 games. During that 1989 season, Anderson took a month-long leave of absence from the team as the stress of losing wore on him. First base coach Dick Tracewski managed the team in the interim.[10]
In 1991, the Tigers finished last in batting average, first in batting strikeouts and near the bottom of the league in most pitching categories, but still led their division in late August before settling for a second-place finish behind the rival Toronto Blue Jays.
During his managerial career, Anderson was known to heap lavish praise on his ballplayers when talking to the media. He declared Kirk Gibson “the next Mickey Mantle,” which he later acknowledged may have put too much pressure on Gibson early in his career. He said Mike Laga, who played for him in 1984, would “make us forget every power hitter who ever lived.”[11] He also said Johnny Bench (who played for him in Cincinnati) “will never throw a baseball as hard as Mike Heath” (a catcher who played for him in Detroit).
Anderson retired from managing on October 2, 1995,[5] reportedly disillusioned with the state of the league following the 1994 strike that had also delayed the beginning of the 1995 season. It is widely believed that Anderson was pushed into retirement by the Tigers, who were unhappy that Sparky refused to manage replacement players during spring training in 1995. In an interview on Detroit’s WJR radio after his retirement, Anderson said he had told his wife that season, “If this is what the game has become, it don’t need me no more.”
He finished with a lifetime record of 2,194–1,834, for a .545 percentage and the sixth most wins for a Major League manager.[1] He spent the larger portion of his career managing the Tigers (1970–78 with the Reds, 1979–95 with the Tigers), but he won two World Series with the Reds and one with the Tigers.

[edit]Post-managerial work

Both during his tenure with the Tigers, and for a time thereafter, Anderson did some television work as a baseball commentator. From 1979 to1986 (with the exception of 1984 of course), Anderson was often paired with Vin Scully and later Jack Buck on CBS Radio‘s coverage of the World Series. From 1996 to 1998, he was a color analyst for the Anaheim Angels‘ cable television broadcasts.
While still in Detroit, Sparky founded the charitable organization CATCH (Caring Athletes Teamed for Children’s and Henry Ford hospitals) in 1987. He continued to support and participate in the charity well into his retirement.[12]


Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 2000. Although he managed 17 seasons in Detroit and just 9 seasons in Cincinnati, his Hall of Fame plaque has him wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform. He chose to wear the Reds cap at his induction in honor of former GM Bob Howsam, who gave Anderson his first chance at a major-league managing job.[1] Before his induction, Anderson had refused to go inside the Hall because he felt unworthy, saying “I didn’t ever want to go into the most precious place in the world unless I belonged.”[4]In his acceptance speech he gave a lot of credit to his players, saying there were two kinds of managers, “One, it ain’t very smart. He gets bad players, loses games and gets fired. There was somebody like me that I was a genius. I got good players, stayed out of the way, let ‘em win a lot, and then just hung around for 26 years.”[1] He was very proud of his Hall induction, “I never wore a World Series ring … I will wear this ring until I die.”[1]
Anderson was also inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame the same year. On May 28, 2005, during pre-game ceremonies inCincinnati, Anderson’s jersey number, #10, was retired by the Reds. A day in Anderson’s honor was also held at Detroit’s Comerica Parkduring the 2000 season. His number with the Detroit Tigers, #11, has been inactive since he retired in 1995, but has not been formally retired.
On June 17, 2006, Anderson’s number was retired by the Fort Worth Cats, for whom Anderson had played in 1955.[13] In 2007, Anderson was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
Anderson was the first manager to win a World Series for both a National League and American League team. Either manager in the 1984 Series would have been the first to win in both leagues, since San Diego Padres (NL) manager Dick Williams had previously won the series with the Oakland Athletics (AL) in 1972 and 1973. Williams’ 1972 club had defeated Sparky Anderson’s Reds club.
Anderson’s accomplishment was equalled in the 2006 World Series, when St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa — who had previously won the World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1989, and who considers Anderson his mentor — led his team to the title over the Detroit Tigers. Coincidentally, having won a championship while managing the Florida Marlins in 1997, Tigers manager Jim Leyland could have achieved this same feat had the Tigers defeated La Russa’s Cardinals in the 2006 World Series. During that series, Anderson threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Game 2 at Comerica Park, the Tigers’ home park.
In 2006, construction was completed on the “Sparky Anderson Baseball Field” at California Lutheran University’s new athletic complex.
On November 3, 2010, it was announced that Anderson had been placed in hospice care at his Thousand Oaks home because of his deteriorating dementia condition.[14] Anderson died at the age 76 on Thursday, November 4, 2010 in Thousand Oaks.[4] He is survived by his wife Carol, sons Lee and Albert, daughter Shirley Englebrecht, and nine grandchildren.[4]
  • In 1979, Sparky guest-starred as himself on an episode of (appropriately enough) WKRP in Cincinnati. The episode (titled “Sparky”), features Anderson as a talk-show host on the fictional station. Eventually Sparky is let go, which causes him to say, “I must be crazy. Every time I come to (Cincinnati) I get fired!”
  • Anderson appeared as himself in The White Shadow season 3 episode “If Your Number’s Up, Get it Down” in 1980. Falahey introduces him to Coolidge, but Coolidge replies with “Sorry you lost, but I voted for you.” Coolidge mistakenly thought he was 1980 independent presidential candidate John Anderson.
  • Anderson appeared as himself in the 1983 Disney Channel movie Tiger Town.

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Eugénie Blanchard French supercentenarian, world’s oldest person has died she was , 114,

Anne Eugénie Blanchard  was a Frenchsupercentenarian, who at the age of 114 years, 261 days was the oldest living person at the time of her death. She became the recognised titleholder upon the death of Japanese supercentenarian Kama Chinen on 2 May 2010. At the time of her death, Blanchard was (and still is) the 33rd oldest person ever verified, the 3rd oldest verified French person ever and theoldest verified person ever from the island of Saint Barthélemy (administratively and legally a part of Guadeloupe from 1878 until 2007), which is an overseas collectivity of France.

(16 February 1896 – 4 November 2010)

Blanchard was born in the Merlet neighborhood of St. Barths on 16 February 1896.[1] She was born only 18 years after the former Swedishisland of St. Barths was sold back to France. Blanchard was last survivor of thirteen brothers and sisters.[1]

Blanchard moved to Curaçao in May 1923, where she became a Catholic nun of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of Roosendaal on the island.[2] She adopted the name Sister Cyria during her years with the order, but earned the nickname “Sweets” due to her treatment of others, according to Victorin Lurel, the President of the Regional Council of neighboring Guadeloupe.[1] Other reports have indicated that Curaçaoan children called her “Douchy,” which is derived from “Dushi” meaning “sweets” or “candy” in Papiamento, the creole language of Curaçao, because she worked as a sweet seller.[2]
Blanchard remained with the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of Roosendaal on Curaçao until August 1955, when she returned to Saint Barthélemy at the age of 60.[1][2] She resided alone with her cat until she moved to a hospital nursing home in 1980 at the age of 84 due to declining health.[1][2]
Blanchard was described as generally in good health during her later years, despite the loss of her eye sight and her ability to speak.[1][2]She died in Saint Barth’s on 4 November 2010, at the age of 114.
She was succeeded as the oldest verified person in the world by American Eunice Sanborn of Jacksonville, Texas.[1]

Longevity records

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Jean Compagnon, French Army General and author died he was , 94

 Jean Compagnon  was a French Army officer and later General died he was , 94. He served in both World War II and the First Indochina War as one of the officers serving with Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque. Under Leclerc, Compagnon helped liberate Paris from German forces commanded by Dietrich von Choltitz.

(26 October 1916 St. Germain-en-Laye & died 4 November 2010 (Paris)

When he was born, Compagnon’s father, Marcel, was serving in the Battle of the Somme. Compagnon went to school in Vesoul, and entered the Saint Cyr military academy aged 18, in 1934-1936, where he was in the class of Alexander I of Yugoslavia. He graduated in 1936 as asous-lieutenant, joined the 4e régiment de hussards and remaining with that unit until it was disbanded on 1 September 1940.[2]
As the war began, Compagnon was serving with the 4e régiment de hussards, serving from horseback during the Battle of France. He fought in the Lorraine front, but was wounded in Picardy, leading a motorcycle cavalary unit. After the surrender, and disbandment of 4RH, Compagnon escaped to North Africa where he served with the 2e régiment de dragons, until transferred to the 1st Foreign Cavalry Regimentuntil 1943, when he was promoted to Captain on 25 June. In 1944, he made his way to London to serve with Charles De Gaulle and the 2nd Armored division.
2e DB and Compagnon did not see action on D-Day, but left Southhampton on July 29, 1944, and the division played an important role in theAllied breakout from Normandy, notably at the Falaise Pocket, when it destroyed the 9th Panzer Division. The division then was part of the liberation of Paris. In the push to the Rhine, Compagnon led the first French tank unit into Strasbourg where it fell on 23 November. In January 1945, Compagnon was wounded, but recuperated by the time the division reached the Berghof above Berchestgadsen on 4 May, along with the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division.
He was wounded in 1946 during the First Indochina War. During Algerian War, Compagnon commanded the 1st Parachute Hussars from 1958–60, served as military attache in Washington, D.C.Chief of staff of French forces in Germany and was the military governor of Rennes. He retired in 1976 as a four-star general.
He started a new career as a historian and an author, publishing a biography of LeClerc in 1989, wrote accounts of the Normandy landings, and his memoir. He became a correspondent for Ouest-France, a university lecturer [3]. He was awarded the Grand-croix de la Legion d’honnoeur.
He was twice married, to Jacqueline Terilnden who died in 1963, with six children and secondly to Sylvie who survived him with one daughter.

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Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta, Filipino poet, died from hypertension she was , 76

 Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta  was a poet, editor, author, and teacher died from hypertension she was , 76. One of the country’s most respected writers, Dimalanta published several books of poetry, criticism, drama, and prose and edited various literary anthologies.[1] In 1999, she received Southeast Asia’s highest literary honor, the S.E.A. Write Award[2].

(June 16, 1932 – November 4, 2010)

Early years

Born in San Juan City in the Philippines, Dimalanta took up her Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy at theUniversity of Santo Tomas (UST). Trained as a concert pianist, Dimalanta focused on poetry, publishing her first collection of poems, Montagein 1974.


Dimalanta served as the Writer in Residence[3] and a Full Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the UST Graduate School and at the Faculty of Arts and Letters until her death. During her academic career, she held various administrative posts, including the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Letters and Director of the Center for Creative Writing and Studies.[4]
A panelist for various writing workshops at UST, University of the PhilippinesSilliman University in Dumaguete, and Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan, Dimalanta served as a judge in prominent literary award-giving bodies such as the National Book Awards by the Manila Critics’ Circle, Philippines Free Press Literary Awards, and Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.[5] This status, alongside her teaching experience, enabled her to reach and influence generations of journalists and creative writers like Recah Trinidad, Arnold Azurin, Cirilo Bautista, Albert B. Casuga, Cristina Pantoja-Hidalgo, Eric Gamalinda, Jose Neil Garcia, Mike Coroza, and Lourd de Veyra.
Dimalanta published several books in her lifetime: seven books on poetry, one on drama, one on criticism, and one on her collected prose. Her first collection of poems, Montage, won the Iowa State University Best Poetry Award (1969), and first prize (poetry category) in thePalanca Memorial Awards for Literature (1974).
She was a founding member and served as chairman of the Manila Critics Circle[6] and an honorary fellow of the Philippine Literary Arts Council. Poet and critic Cirilo F. Bautista hailed her as “not only our foremost woman poet but also one of the best poets writing now, regardless of gender.”
Dimalanta also wrote critical reviews in international journals and local periodicals and taught at Colegio de San Juan de Letran and De La Salle University. The Ateneo de Manila University honored Dimalanta with the 13th Paz Marquez-Benitez Memorial Lecture and Exhibit which was organized by the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (Aliww).[7]
In 2002, UST published Dimalanta’s verse drama, “Lorenzo Ruiz, Escribano: A Play in Two Acts,” with a Filipino translation by Florentino H. Hornedo and Michael M. Coroza. It was premiered on 22–24 February 1994 at UST in a production directed by Isagani R. Cruz.
Dimalanta lived with her family until her death in Navotas City.


  • Montage (1974)
  • Time Factor (1983)
  • Flowing On (1988)
  • Lady Polyester (1993)
  • Love Woman (1998)
  • Passional (2002)
  • The Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta Reader, Volume 1, Poetry (2005)
  • The Philippine Poetic
  • Anthology of Philippine Contemporary Literature
  • Readings from Contemporary English
  • The Ophelia Alcantara Dimalanta Reader, Volume 2, Prose (2006)
  • Lorenzo Ruiz, Escribano: A Play in Two Acts (2002)
  • Poet and Critic Best Poem Award from Iowa State University (1968)
  • Palanca Awards for Poetry (1974, 1983)
  • Fernando Maria Guerrero Award (1976)
  • Focus Literary Award for Fiction (1977, 1981)
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines Literature Grant for Criticism (1983)
  • Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas from the Writers’ Union of the Philippines (1990)
  • Southeast Asia (SEA) Write Award from King Bhumibol of Thailand (1999)
  • Parangal Hagbong, University of Santo Tomas (2008)

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Antoine Duquesne, Belgian politician died he was , 69

He was a substitute for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, a vice-chair of the Delegation for relations with Mercosur and a substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Bulgaria Joint Parliamentary Committee.

(3 February 1941 – 4 November 2010)


In 1965 Duquesne became a Doctor of Law at the University of Liège. From 1965 to 1971 he served as an assistant lecturer in the Faculty of Law of that university. He was a practicising lawyer from 1965 to 1975 and again from 1988.http://www.youtube.com/v/DdxH5Q3VfsM?fs=1&hl=en_US
From 1975 to 1977 he was Deputy Secretary-General of the National Committee for Training and Further Training in Trade and Commerce. Frol 1977 to 1982 he served as general administrator of the National Committee for Coordination and Dialogue on Continuing Education for Small Businesses and the French-Speaking Institute for Continuing Training for Small Businesses. From 1983 to 1988 he was the Director of the National Fund for Professional Credit.

[edit]Political career

From 1973 to 1987 Duquesne served as an advisor and chief of staff to various liberal state secretaries and ministers. In 1988 he was elected a member of the Municipal Council of Manhay and was reelected in 1994 and 2000. He served until his resignation in 2003. From 1995 to 1999 he also served as mayor of Manhay. From 1994 to 2004 he was Chairman of the MR Federation of the Province of Luxembourg.
From 1987 to 1988 Duquesne served as Minister of Education. In 1988 Duquesne was elected a member of the Belgian Senate. In 1990 Duquense was made President of the PRL. In 1991 Duquesne was elected as a member of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, re-elected in 1995 and 1999, and concurrently for a time served as a member of the Walloon Regional Council and the French Community Council (1991–1995). During this time he served as Quaestor (1995), Chairman of the Committee on Justice (1996–1999) and the Committee on Foreign Relations (1999) and Vice-President of the Chamber of Representatives and Chairman of the PRL-FDF parliamentary intergroup.
In the Verhofstadt I Government Antoine Duquesne served as the minister of the interior (1999–2003). In 2003–2004 Duquesne served as President of the MR. In 2003 Duquesne was elected to the Senate once more, served as Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture and Small Businesses, but he resigned in 2004 upon election to the European Parliament, in which he served 2004–2009. In 2006 Duquesne had a cerebral infarction which left him paralysed and unable to speak and which prevented him to fulfill his office of member of the European parliament for the remainder of his term or even to resign his mandate, as that formally required his signature, which he no longer was able to give.


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James Freud, Australian vocalist and bassist (Models) and solo artist, commited suicide he was , 51

 James Randall Freud was born Colin Joseph McGlinchey, an Australian rock musician-songwriter commited suicide he was , 51. He was a member of Models during the 1980s and wrote their two most popular singles, “Barbados” and “Out of Mind, Out of Sight“.

His autobiographies I am the Voice Left from Drinking (2002) and I am the Voice Left from Rehab (2007) detail his career in music entertainment and addictions. On 27 October 2010, Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by former member Wendy Matthews, Freud’s absence from the ceremony was explained as being due to “another bicycle accident”. Freud committed suicide on 4 November and is survived by his wife, Sally, and two sons, Jackson and Harrison.

 ( 29 June 1959 – 4 November 2010)


Early life

Freud was born as Colin Joseph McGlinchey on 29 June 1959 to Joe and Hannah McGlinchey and grew up in Melbourne.[1][2] His interest in music began before he started school. “From the time I was five, I realised that was what I wanted to do. My uncle gave me all Frankie Avalonrecords and I just loved them. That was it, that was all I wanted to do”. His father left the family when Freud was in his early teens.[2] He attended St Thomas Moore Catholic Boys College.[1]
Despite his passion and musical talent, Freud’s mother, Hannah, was against the idea. He later changed his name to James Randall Freud.[3] At age 17, Freud left to pursue his career and did not contact her for over two years. “We didn’t communicate in any way until I could validate myself as a musician”.[4]

Early career (1976–1982)

Freud formed his first band, Sabre, at the age of 16, with high school friend and guitarist Sean Kelly and drummer Ian McFarlane. Their first performance was at his younger sister’s slumber party. After hearing the Sex Pistols‘ song “God Save the Queen” in 1977, Freud formed The Spred with Kelly, and three other members. Formed late in 1977, Teenage Radio Stars was a glam-punk band with Freud on lead vocals and guitar and Kelly on guitar and vocals.[5] When the opportunity came to record a single, “I Wanna Be Your Baby”, later covered by Uncanny X-Men, two members were fired.
By early 1979, with ex-members of Colt, he formed James Freud & the Radio Stars with Murray Doherty on bass guitar, Roger Mason on keyboards, Glen McGrath on drums and Bryan Thomas on guitar, and later Tony Harvey playing guitar.[5][6] Later, Tony Lugdon (ex-Steeler) replaced Harvey on guitar and also provided keyboards.[5] Further changes by year’s end resulted in Freud and Mason joined by Peter Cook on guitar and backing vocals, Tommy Hosie on drums and Mick Prague on bass guitar.[5] They signed with Mushroom Records and their debut single, “Modern Girl,” was released in May 1980, which peaked at No. 12 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart.[5][7] They supported United Kingdom, New Romantics singer-keyboardist, Gary Numan, on his Australian tour. James Freud & the Radio Stars’ debut album Breaking Silence was released in June, it was produced by Tony Cohen.[5][6]
Breaking Silence impressed Numan such that he offered to produce an album for Freud in the UK. Due to a UK band called The Radio Stars, a name change to James Freud & Berlin occurred. In October, they released “Enemy Lines” from Breaking Silence.[5] “Automatic Crazy”, produced by Numan, followed in March 1981.[6] However, neither Freud nor Numan were happy with the London-recorded album and it was not released. One month later he disbanded the group.[5]

Models (1982–1988)

In 1982, Freud joined Models as bass guitarist after the departure of Mark Ferrie, reuniting with old collaborator Kelly.[8] Freud shared lead vocalist duties on some songs, beginning with one of his compositions, “Facing The North Pole in August” from The Pleasure of Your Company, recorded in 1983. In 1985, Two Freud-penned hits, “Barbados” and “Out of Mind, Out of Sight“, took Models to No. 2 and No. 1 on the Australian singles chart, respectively. He remained in the band until they split in 1988.

Post-Models solo career (1989–2010)

In 1989, Freud went solo again, releasing Step into the Heat,[6] the most expensive album released by Mushroom Records up to that point. However, it was not successful. In his 2002 autobiography Freud blamed the low quality of the songs. After performing on pop music show, Countdown Revolution he criticised the show’s format to music commentator, Ian Meldrum (creator and presenter on the earlier Countdown). Meldrum dismissed Freud with, “You’re nothing but a fucking has-been. Look around you. See the new hosts of the show. They are the future of Australian music. You’re on your way out now”.[4][9]
Freud teamed with vocalist and guitarist Martin Plaza of Mental as Anything as the dance group Beatfish, releasing an eponymous record in 1992. In 1995, Freud canned his next proposed solo album, BigMouth, but some material was used on the Hawaiian surf-themedPostcard to Hawaii album released in 1996 by his next band, Moondog. Freud was the lead vocalist with Plaza and Phil Ceberano on guitar and backing vocals. In 1999, he performed “One Tony Lockett”, an ode to the footballer Tony Lockett, at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and released Today’s Legends of AFL Football as James Freud & the Reserves.
Freud published his first autobiography in 2002, I Am the Voice Left from Drinking where he detailed his alcoholism and described how he nearly died on 24 March 2001 from alcohol poisoning and massive blood loss, “I was standing upon the wreckage of my youth; I probably wouldn’t make it through the night and as I lay there, I couldn’t help but wonder, ‘How did I end up like this?'”.[4][10]
In 2007 to 2009 Freud performed with Melbourne tribute band 80s Enuff at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. In 2008, he released See You in Hell, which was to prove his last solo studio album. Prior to his death, Freud was manager for his sons’ band, Attack of the Mannequins, and assisted them with the development of their debut album, Rage of the World.

Personal life

Freud married Sally Clifton in 1984. Sally has written four books including Thank You, Goodnight: A Backstage Pass to Australian Rock’n’roll(1997) on the music industry.[11][12] Together they had two sons, Jackson (born 1989) and Harrison Freud (born 1988).[2] The brothers formed their own rock band, Sonic Dogma, in 2005, which later became Attack of the Mannequins; the band was managed by Freud. His two autobiographies’ titles, I am the Voice Left from Drinking (2002) and I am the Voice Left from Rehab (2007) refer to a lyric in the hit song “Barbados”.[2] The books chronicle his descent into alcoholism and his subsequent recovery attempts. His widow and two children reside in Melbourne, Australia.[4]


On 4 November 2010, Freud was found dead at his home in Hawthorn, Melbourne.[13] A week earlier, on 27 October, Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame without Freud attending the ceremony. His absence was explained publicly as due to commitments to managing his sons’ band. Privately, organisers were told that Freud would not attend because he could not be anywhere near alcohol. During the ceremony, Kelly explained the absence by saying Freud had “another bicycle accident”.[14]
A statement by Michael Gudinski, whose Mushroom Records launched Freud’s solo career and that of Models, said:
James’ battle with alcoholism has been well chronicled. His two books on his recovery and five years’ sobriety were bestsellers and gave a lot of people who were suffering the same affliction comfort and hope. Unfortunately, James has succumbed to his disease and taken his own life this morning.[14] 





  • Breaking Silence – Mushroom (June 1980)
  • Step Into the Heat – Mushroom (1989)
  • See You in Hell – Independent (February 2008)
with Models
with Berlin
  • “Automatic Crazy” – Mushroom (1981)
with Beatfish
  • Beatfish – RCA (November 1991)
with Moondog
  • Postcard to Hawaii (1995)
with James Freud and the Reserves
  • Today’s Legends of AFL Football – Sony Music (1999)Bibliography
Freud has written the following:[15]

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Michelle Nicastro, American singer, actress (When Harry Met Sally…) and voice actress (The Swan Princess), died from lung cancer she was , 50

Michelle Nicastro a singer and actress who was the voice behind the swan in the animated feature “The Swan Princess,” has died at age 50.

(March 31, 1960 – November 4, 2010)

Life and career

Nicastro was born in Washington D.C., the daughter of Carole Rose (née Guarino) and Norman Joseph Nicastro, who was an ophthalmologist.[1] She provided the voice of Princess Odette in The Swan Princess and its sequels, The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain and The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom,http://www.youtube.com/v/KWJhPrsGMiM?fs=1&hl=en_US and the singing voice of Callisto for the Xena: Warrior Princess episode “The Bitter Suite“. She also had guest starring roles in Airwolf and Knight Rider. She appeared, briefly, as the college sweetheart of Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally. In 1996 she played Snow White in Coach episode “Grimmworld” as the girlfriend of Michael “Dauber” Daubinski (Bill Fagerbakke). Nicastro also had a small role in Full House as Roxanne. She also played Lois “Old Lady” Scranton on an episode of Who’s The Boss?. From September 1989 to May 1990 she appeared as singer Sasha Schmidt on Santa Barbaraduring one of its Daytime-Emmy-award-winning years.http://www.youtube.com/v/NSy-t78XKnQ?fs=1&hl=en_US
On the stage, she created the role of Ariadne in the 1983 Broadway musical Merlin. She was the first Eponine in the second US tour of Les Misérables in 1988.
Nicastro has recorded four albums released on the Varese Saraband label. Two albums, Toonful and Toonful Too feature songs from animated musicals, Reel Imagination features songs from family musicals, and On My Own features songs from contemporary Broadway musicals, including her version of On My Own. They feature Paul Goldberg on drums and percussion, Walt Fowler on trumpet, Jimmy Hoff on bass, and Lanny Meyers piano/arranger.


Nicastro died of breast and brain cancer on November 4, 2010 at her home with her family.[2] An episode of The Event originally aired November 15, 2010, is dedicated to her memory.

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Rudy Regalado, Venezuelan percussionist and bandleader (El Chicano), died from complications of pneumonia he was , 67

 Héctor José Regalado  was a Venezuelan Latin musicbandleaderpercussionistcomposer and educator. He played professionally under the name Rudy Regalado died from  complications of pneumonia he was , 67.[1]

(January 29, 1943 – November 4, 2010)


Although he toured extensively in a career spanning more than 50 years, Rudy Regalado is better known for being one of the founding members of El Chicano, which surfaced during theSantana and Malo Latin-tinged rock era in the early 1970s. Besides this, he led his own groups and performed on countless recording sessions with distinguished artists. In addition to recording five albums with El Chicano, Regalado also collaborated in projects led by Alex AcuñaQuincy JonesAlphonse MouzonBill Summers and Joe Zawinul, among others.[2]

Early life

Regalado was born and raised in a working class family in Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela. Largely self-taught, he started to playdrums and timbales as a teenager in his home town. A devoted baseball fan, he adopted his nickname after former Cleveland Indians infielderRudy Regalado.[3]

Professional career

In 1963, Regalado moved to Puerto Rico and started playing in hotels and clubs in the San Juan area, while studying harmony andpercussion at Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music. He settled in Los Angeles, California in 1970, where he played with local jazz and Latin groups before joining El Chicano late in the year.[2]
Regalado spent twelve years with El Chicano, singing and playing the timbales in five albums, which included Top 40 hits during the 1970s with the songs “Viva Tirado” and “Tell Her She’s Lovely”. El Chicano also created the theme song for the television series Baretta, which ran on ABC from 1975 to 1978.[1][4]

After spending 12 years with El Chicano, Regalado formed his own Latin Jazz All-Star Band in 1983, which included a select group of musicians from Los Angeles. Initially known as Todos Estrellas, the band eventually became known as Chévere and appeared at the Playboy Jazz FestivalDisneyland and Fiesta Broadway, among other engagements. The band also performed overseas in summer festivals inCanadaHong KongIndonesiaKuala LumpurMalaysiaSingaporeThailand, and throughout the European continent.[2]

As part of an El Chicano reunion in 2009, Regalado performed during the 40th anniversary of Woodstock Festival at the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse in San Francisco, where the group actually celebrated their own 40th Anniversary, and last played with them at the Greek Theatre of Los Angeles.[2][4][5]


Other credits

Regalado also toured with Aretha Franklin in charge of her percussion section, was a drummer for Los Melódicos on its 1980 tour of United States, and performed on the Tonight Show, the Nancy Wilson Show and American Bandstand.[2][6]

His film credits include The Skeleton Key (2005), as well in the television series Pepe Plata (1990) and Clubhouse (2004).[7]
Regalado moved later to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he died from complications of pneumonia at the age of 67.[4]

Selected discography

Year     Album Artist Credit
1972 Celebration El Chicano Percussion, Drums
1973 Chicano El Chicano Percussion, Drums
1974 Cinco El Chicano Percussion, Drums
1974 Yaqui Yaqui Drums
1975 Pyramid of Love & Friends El Chicano Percussion, Drums
1976 Viva El Chicano! Their Very Best     El Chicano Vocals, Timbales, Percussion
1977 Blue Note Live at the Roxy Alphonse Mouzon (Various Artists)   Timbales, Percussion
1977 Roots Quincy Jones Percussion
1988 Immigrants Joe Zawinul Vocals, Percussion
1990 Thinking of You Alex Acuña and the Unknowns Percussion
1992 Iroko Bill Summers Composer
1994 La Gloria Rudy Regalado y Chévere Producer, Drums, Vocals, Timbales
1996 My People Joe Zawinul Percussion, Composer
1998 Painting the Moment El Chicano Percussion, Timbales
1999 Suckers Original Soundtrack Percussion
2000 Late Night Sessions Caravana Cubana Cata, Timbales
2000 Acuarela de Tambores Alex Acuña Maracas, Chekere
2002 Faces & Places Joe Zawinul Percussion
2002 Cinco de Mayo Celebration Various Artists Timbales, Percussion
2002 Del Alma Caravana Cubana Timbales, Cata
2004 20th Century Masters – Millennium Collection     El Chicano Timbales, Percussion

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Charles Reynolds, American magician, died from liver cancer he was , 78

Dengue fever (UK: /ˈdɛŋɡeɪ/, US: /ˈdɛŋɡiː/), also known as breakbone fever, is an acute febrileinfectious disease caused by the dengue virus. Typical symptoms include headache, a petechial rash, and muscle and joint pains; in a small proportion the disease progresses to life-threatening complications such as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome.
Dengue is usually transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, and rarely Aedes albopictus. The virus has four different serotypes, and an infection with one usually gives lifelong immunity to it but only short-term immunity to the others. There is currently no available vaccine, but outbreaks can be prevented by reducing the habitat and number of mosquitoes, and limiting exposure to bites.
Treatment of acute dengue is supportive, using either oral or intravenous rehydration for mild or moderate disease and blood transfusions for more severe cases. Rates of infection have increased dramatically over the last 50 years with approximate 50–100 million people being infected yearly. The disease has become global and is currently endemic in more than 110 countries with 2.5 billion people living in areas where it is prevalent.

Noel Taylor, American Emmy Award-winning costume designer died he was , 97

Noel Taylor  was an American costume designer of the stage, television, and film. A four time Emmy nominee, Taylor won an Emmy Award in 1978 for his designs for the PBS drama Actor: The Paul Muni Story  died he was , 97.[1][2]
Taylor, who designed costumes for more than 70 Broadway shows, as well as thirty films and television shows, was the recipient of the Costume Designers Guild lifetime achievement award in 2004.[1][2]

(17 January 1917 – 4 November 2010)

Life and career

Taylor was born Harold Alexander Taylor Jr. in Youngstown, Ohio on January 17, 1917.[1] He was the second of his family’s two sons.[1] He moved to Paris, France, with his family when he was seven years old.[1] Taylor dropped out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue a career as an actor.
His first and only leading leading role on Broadway was in 1935 at the age of 18 as Peter in Cross Ruff, a play which he had also written. Abandoning his acting career, he studied painting and design during the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Taylor began vacationing in Austria when he was in his 20s, where he began to witness growing discrimination against Jewish residents in the years preceding World War II.[1] Taylor asked his mother for $200,000 USD to help Jewish refugees who had fled from the Nazis.[1] He was arrested by for attending pro-Jewish meetings, but was released by an Austrian interrogator after four days and returned to the United States.[1] He worked as an equestrian trainer for the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.[1]
Taylor began his career as a costume designer in the 1940s when Chagall invited him to assist on costumes for productions with the New York City Ballet. He first worked on Broadway as a designer for Dennis Hoey‘s 1946 play The Haven. He went on to design costumes for more than 70 Broadway productions, including the original productions of Stalag 17 (1951), Bernardine (1952), Dial M for Murder (1952), The Teahouse of the August Moon (1953), No Time for Sergeants (1955), Auntie Mame (1956), The Body Beautiful (1958), Tall Story (1959), Write Me a Murder (1961), The Night of the Iguana (1961), Great Day in the Morning (1962), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1963), What Makes Sammy Run? (1964), Hughie (1964), Slapstick Tragedy (1966), Lovers (1968), The Last of Mrs. Lincoln (1972), The Norman Conquests (1975), and Chapter Two (1977). He also designed costumes for revivals of Twentieth Century (1950), The Wild Duck (1951), The Apple Cart (1956), Strange Interlude (1963), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1972), Mourning Becomes Electra (1972), The Glass Menagerie (1994), and The Gin Game (1997). His last Broadway show was designs for the 1997 revival of Neil Simon‘s The Sunshine Boys.
Taylor made his first foray into television designing costumes for several television films made for the Hallmark Hall of Fame between 1955-1965. He received his first Emmy nomination for one of these files, The Magnificent Yankee in 1965. In 1966 he designed the costumes for Gian Carlo Menotti‘s television opera Labyrinth. He continued to design costumes for television up into the mid 1990s, garnering further Emmy nominations for Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982) and Ironclads (1991). He won the Emmy Award in 1978 for Actor: The Paul Muni Story. He also designed costumes for seven feature films during his career, including Mrs. Pollifax-Spy (1971), Rhinoceros (1974), An Enemy of the People (1978), and The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981).
Noel Taylor died at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, on November 4, 2010, at the age of 97.[1] He was a resident of West Hollywood, California.[1]

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Rudolf Barshai, Russian conductor and viola player died he was , 86

 Rudolf Borisovich Barshai  was a Soviet/Russian conductor and violist died he was , 86.

(RussianРудольф Борисович Баршай, September 28, 1924 – November 2, 2010 [1] [2] )

Barshai was born in Stanitsa Lobinskaya, Krasnodar Krai, and studied at the Moscow Conservatory under Lev Tseitlin and Vadim Borisovsky. He performed as a soloist as well as together with Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, and as a member of a trio with Mstislav Rostropovich and Leonid Kogan. He won numerous Soviet and international competitions. He was the founding violist of the Borodin Quartet in 1945[3] and was a member until 1953.
Rudolf Barshai
In 1955, Barshai formed the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, which he led and conducted until he emigrated to the West in 1977. He was the artistic director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra from 1976 to 1981. From 1981 until 1982 Barshai was principal conductor of Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Principal Guest Conductor of Orchestre National de France (National Orchestra of France)1985-1986. He was principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 1986.
Barshai achieved fame as a musical interpreter and arranger of Shostakovich‘s and Prokofiev‘s music. He is particularly noted for his arrangement of Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 for chamber orchestra.[4] In 2000, Barshai produced a completion of Gustav Mahler‘s Tenth Symphony, which was left unfinished at the composer’s death. In addition, he has recorded a number of Shostakovich’s works. Many of his recordings have earned critical acclaim and have won international awards:

  • 1988 Gramophone Awards – Concerto : Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 2, Rudolf Barshai conducting Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; solo: Donohoe (EMI)
  • 2003 Cannes Classical Music Award: Orchestral 20 Century: Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies; Barshai (Brilliant Classics)
  • 2003 Editor’s Award (ClassicsToday.com): Record of the Year: Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies; Barshai (Brilliant Classics).

In 1954, Barshai married Anna Martinson, a Russian painter and costume designer, and daughter of the Soviet comic Sergey Martinson. They have a son, Walter Barshai, born June 6, 1955. After their divorce in 1963 and his marriage to a Japanese translator, Teruko Soda (son Takeshi, b. January 10, 1967), he married concert organist Elena Barshai (Raskova). Barshai resided in Switzerland until his death.
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Sarah Doron, Israeli politician and government minister has died she was , 88

Sarah Doron was a former Israeli politician who served as a Minister without Portfolio from July 1983 until September 1984 has died she was , 88.

(Hebrewשרה דורון‎, 20 May 1922 – 2 November 2010)


Born in Kaunas in Lithuania, Doron made aliyah to Mandate Palestine in 1933. She attended high school in Tel Aviv, and was later elected to the city’s council, where she chaired the municipal education committee.
A chairwoman of Liberal Women’s Organization, she was elected to the Knesset in 1977 on Likud‘s list. Re-elected in 1981, she was appointed Minister without Portfolio by Menachem Begin on 5 July 1983. She remained a cabinet member when Yitzhak Shamir formed a new government in October 1983.
Although Doron retained her seat in the 1984 elections, she was left out of the national unity government cabinet. She was re-elected again in 1988, but lost her seat in the 1992 elections.
Doron died on 2 November 2010 at the age of 88.

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Andy Irons, American professional surfer died he was , 32

Philip Andrew Irons  was a professional surfer. Irons learned to surf on the dangerous and shallow reefs of the North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii. Over the course of his professional career, he won three world titles (2002, 2003, 2004), three Quiksilver Pro France titles (2003, 2004, 2005), two Rip Curl Pro Search titles (2006 and 2007) and 20 elite tour victories including the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing four times from 2002-2006.[3] On September 3, 2010 he won the Billabong Pro in Tahiti. He and his family hosted the Annual Irons Brothers Pinetrees Classic, a contest for youngsters. The Governor of Hawaii declared February 13 forever “Andy Irons Day”. He is the only surfer to have won a title at every venue on the ASP calendar.[4]

(July 24, 1978 – November 2, 2010)


Andy Irons.jpgHis younger brother, Bruce Irons, is a former competitor on the World Championship Tour of Surfing (WCT). During his childhood Andy regularly lost to Bruce in contests, but that changed once he entered the World Championship Tour.http://www.youtube.com/v/En2VYmHSFbY?fs=1&hl=en_US
In 2009, Irons withdrew from doing the full ASP World Tour season for personal reasons, though he did participate in a few events. He requested a wildcard entry for the 2010 ASP World Tour season, which was granted by ASP President Wayne Bartholomew. As a result, Irons did not have to re-qualify in 2010 via the World Qualifying Series (WQS). Irons won the Billabong Pro Tahiti 2010.[5]
He was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California in 2008.[6]
Billabong produced an “Andy Irons” line of board shorts.


Irons died on November 2, 2010; according to The Association of Surfing Professionals, “he had reportedly been battling with dengue fever, a viral disease.”[7] It is believed that this may be linked to his death. Professor Robert Booy, an infectious disease academic, however, was suspicious of this, saying that dengue fever deaths are rare.[8] Investigators have ruled out foul play as a cause but are currently waiting on toxicology reports.[8] He was found lying in bed on his back with the sheets pulled up to his chin, by two hotel staff after he had failed to respond to knock on the door and they went in to investigate.
In response to Irons’s death, a World Championship Tour event in Puerto Rico was postponed for two days with competitors holding a “paddle out” memorial service for Irons.[8] Irons had withdrawn from the event citing ill health and was flying back to his home in Hawaii before dying during a stopover in Dallas, Texas.[8] He had reportedly stopped in Miami after leaving Puerto Rico and early reports said he was put on a saline drip. Later reports suggest he went to South Beach to party.[9] He was reported to have been vomiting on the Hawaii bound plane before being removed prior to take-off.[10] In the days immediately following his death it was reported that, in Dallas, an extremely ill Irons had attempted to board his connecting flight to Honolulu at 11:30 a.m. but was turned away at an American Airlines gate—a claim the company denies.[9]
Local officials said the cause of death was not immediately known but Hawaii’s Star Advertiser reported that his death was being investigated as a possible overdose of methadone, citing information provided by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.[11] Irons was diagnosed at one point with sleep apnea. A toxicologist said combining methadone with that condition could be risky. According to the official police report Alprazolam and Zolpidem were found in Irons’ hotel room. Despite many rumors that methadone was also found in his room, the official police report does not confirm that theory.[8]
A memorial service was held November 14 in Hanalei Bay, Kauai. His wife Lyndie and brother Bruce, scattered his ashes outside Hanalei Bay where thousands of family, friends and admirers said their last goodbyes.[12]
Rival surfer and friend Kelly Slater dedicated his November 6, 2010 victory to Irons. “I just want to send my condolences to Andy’s family,” Slater said. “I’m a little overwhelmed right now but I want to dedicate this to Andy… It’s like exact opposites. This doesn’t really offset that, I’d give this title away in a second if Andy could come back.”[13]

Personal life

Irons married Lyndie Dupuis on November 25, 2007 in Princeville, Kauai. She was seven months pregnant with their first child at the time of his death.[7]


The 2004 movie Blue Horizon (directed by surfing filmmaker Jack McCoy), paralleled his life on the WCT tour with that of free surfer, David Rastovich. The film also touched on his long-time rivalry with ten-time world champion Kelly Slater.[14] Although the film was created in a documentary-like style, there has been some debate over whether or not the film offered an accurate and fair portrayal of Irons’ surfing lifestyle. In addition to “Blue Horizon”, Irons was also a subject of many other surf films, including his screen appearance in Trilogy, which starred himself, Joel Parkinson, and Taj Burrow.

Rivalry with Kelly Slater

Irons had a much-publicized, and, according to him, over-hyped, rivalry with fellow professional surfer Kelly Slater.[15] In an interview, Irons said:

For me, just being affiliated with Kelly–to be next to him–I mean, that’s awesome. He’s the ultimate surfer. He’s the best surfer in the world. Ever. Best competitive, best free surfer, you name it, and to have my name put next to his everywhere really is flattering. He’s the Michael Jordan of our sport. Kelly knows how I feel about him. Despite all the media hype that comes out of a rivalry there’s a lot of respect given both ways. People don’t realize there are times when we hang out. We’ll go check the waves together. We talk about boards. He invited me personally to his contest on Tavarua. There’s a ton of respect there.[15]

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Clyde King, American baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds) and manager (New York Yankees). died he was , 86

Clyde Edward King  was an American pitcher, coach, manager, general manager and front office executive in Major League Baseball. King, whose career in baseball spanned over 60 years, was perhaps best known for his longtime role as a special baseball advisor to George Steinbrenner, late owner of the New York Yankees died he was , 86.  During his on-field career he managed the San Francisco Giants (1969–70), Atlanta Braves (1974–75) and Yankees (part of 1982), finishing with a career record of 234 wins and 229 defeats (.505).

(May 23, 1924 – November 2, 2010)


King attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A right-handed pitcher, he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers at age 20 in 1944, his first professional season, during the manpower shortage caused by World War II. Although King would be sent to the minor leagues for seasoning after the war, he proved to be a solid member of the Brooklyn pitching staff (1944–45, 1947–48, 1951–52), winning 14 games for the 1951 Dodgers. When he finished his major league career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1953, King had appeared in an even 200 games, winning 32 and losing 25 with an earned run average of 4.60.
Before becoming a major league manager, he managed several higher-level minor league clubs, including the Atlanta Crackers, Hollywood Stars, Phoenix Giants and Rochester Red Wings, and served as a pitching coach for the Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted in the Kinston Professional Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.
King joined the Yankees’ front office in 1976 and played a number of key roles for almost 30 years — super scout, pitching coach, general manager and special advisor, in addition to managing them for the final 62 games of 1982. Replacing Gene Michael, he won 29 games and lost 33 as the defending American League champions fell to fifth place in the AL East division. The Yankees players believed King was a spy for Steinbrenner.[1]


King died in his native Goldsboro, North Carolina, at the age of 86,[2] survived by his wife Norma, their three daughters and sons-in-law, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.[3]

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Kalim Sharafi, Indian Bengali language singer died he was , 85

Kalim Sharafi  was a Bangladeshi Rabindra Sangeet singer and cultural revolutionary. He gave his ideas in several publications regarding politics, culture, and Tagore. He is regarded as one of the best Rabindra sangeet singers in the subcontinent.[2]

(Bengaliকলিম শরাফী) (8 May 1924 – 2 Nov 2010[1])

Early life

Kalim Sharafi was born in Birbhun village of West Bengal on 8 May, 1924. His family was a part of a pir family who came from Sonargaon. His passion for music blossomed at an early age as he came across with renowned artists of pre-independent India. He said, “As a child I used to find Rabindranath’s compositions naturally melodic and heart touching and would grasp them easily”.[2]



Sharafi was involved in politics at the age of 18 as he joined the Quit India movement in 1942. Consequently, he was arrested by the police from his village and spent more than a year in prison with other activists.[2]


Kalim Sharafi was the founding director of Bangladesh Television in 1964. He was a follower of Communism which predominantly disheartened his musical carrier. He was banned from both of the state running media BTV and Bangladesh Betar as a result of his political ideology. Sharafi also worked in Bangladesh Textile Corporation for a while. He is the current president of the “Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha”.[2] He was also the founder of the music school Sangeet Bhaban.


Sharafi married Noushaba Khatun and have five children including one son and four daughters.[2]


Kalim Sharafi died at his residence on Tuesday 2 November, 2010 at the age of 86. He had been suffering from old age complications.


Sharafi was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1985 and Shadhinota Padak in 1999.[2] He received the first Rabindra Award 2010 for his contribution in promoting and preserving Rabindra Sangeet.

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Jule Sugarman, American educator, creator and director of the Head Start Program, died from cancer he was , 83

Jule Meyer Sugarman  was a founder of the Head Start Program who also led the program for its first five years died from cancer he was , 83.[1]

(September 23, 1927 – November 2, 2010)

 Early life

Born in Cincinnati to Melville Sugarman, a jeweler, and Rachel Meyer, a nursery school teacher, Sugarman entered Western Reserve University (later to become Case Western Reserve University). His studies were cut short by World War II, in which he served in the United States Army as a staff supply sergeant in Japan. He completed his undergraduate degree in public administration at American University.[1]http://www.youtube.com/v/m0pNlACUXkI?fs=1&hl=en_US

Professional career

Sugarman worked at various positions in the United States Civil Service Commission starting in 1951. From 1957-1959 he worked in the Office of Management and Budget. He then moved to the United States Department of Justice in the Federal Bureau of Prisons until 1962, when he took a position with the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs at the United States Department of State.[2]
Sugarman, described by Edward Zigler as an “administrative genius”, served as the executive secretary of the 13-member planning panel that was commissioned by Lyndon Johnson to create Head Start as part of the War on Poverty. The team included specialists in education, pediatricians and psychologists who designed a program aimed at ending the cycle in which children become “inheritors of poverty’s curse”. Originally proposed as a summer program, Head Start quickly morphed into a year-long program. Sugarman took over as head of the program from Julius B. Richmond, the original holder of that post, when Richmond became ill.[1]
Following the advice of Sargent Shriver of the Office of Economic Opportunity “to write Head Start across this land so that no Congress or president will ever destroy it”, Sugarman oversaw the immediate increase of enrollment in the program to more than double the projected number of participants, starting with 560,000 children in the first year versus a target of only 250,000. In subsequent years the program exceeded 700,000 participants. By the time of his death, Head Start was serving 900,000 children annually and had served 27 million children since its inception.[1]
During the Presidency of Jimmy Carter, Sugarman served as vice chairman on the Civil Service Commission and in the Office of Personnel Management.[3]
In 1992 Sugarman accepted the position of Interim executive director of the Gray Panthers, then on the brink of insolvency, to help the group reorganize its by-laws, its board of directors, and its fundraising.[4]


Sugarman died at age 83 of cancer on November 2, 2010, at his home in Seattle.[1] He was survived by his second wife, as well as three children and eight grandchildren. His first wife, Sheila Shanley Sugarman, had died in 1983, while a son had died in 2002.[3]

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