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Thursday, December 17, 2009


The Boston Globe online has put together a slideshow of famous people who have passed away over the past year.

It took quite a while to go through the slideshow of the year--we lost some truly notable people like artist, Andrew Wyeth, writer, John Updike, tv actress, Bea Arthur, baseball player, Dom DiMaggio, actor, Karl Malden, former Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, tv newsman, Walter Cronkite, dancer, Merce Cunningham, former president of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino, film director, John Hughes, guitarist Les Paul, senator, Edward Kennedy, scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Norman Borlaug. Wow!

Read books by, or about them, such as Edward Kennedy's True Compass: A Memoir [B KEN], John Updike's Endpoint and Other Poems [811.54 UPD], or The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friendship by David Halberstam [796.357 HAL], which chronicles Dom DiMaggio and his Red Sox buddies.

Watch them in films such as On the Waterfront [DVD ON] and The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara [DVD 973.92 FOG].

Listen to them or their music on CDs such as America Made World Played [CD PAU], a tribute album to Les Paul.

The important thing is to remember them and their contributions!

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