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May 23, 2006

Lloyd Bentsen Has Died at 85

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr., a Texas patrician who made a sizable fortune in private business and an even bigger name in national government as a U.S. senator and Treasury secretary, has died, family members said today. He was 85. (

April 30, 2006

Indonesian Author Pramoedya Ananta Toer Dies

81 year-old Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer died at home on Sunday surrounded by his family.

"My father died peacefully at 8.55 a.m.. He had dedicated his whole life to this country through his work," his daughter Tatiana Ananta told The Associated Press. "We all have lost a great father, a great author. I am very proud of him." (Washington Post)

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March 18, 2006

Designer Oleg Cassini Dies at 92

Famed Italian designer Oleg Cassini has died in New York City at the age of 92. The cause of death is undisclosed. Cassini was famed for creating Jacqueline Kennedy's stylish dresses.

Mr. Cassini said that shortly after John F. Kennedy was elected, he persuaded Jacqueline Kennedy to use him for her total look, rather than as one of many designers. He had long been a family friend. (Washington Post)

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March 13, 2006

Actress Maureen Stapleton Dies

Maureen Stapleton, the Oscar-winning character actress whose subtle vulnerability and down-to-earth toughness earned her dramatic and comedic roles on stage, screen, and television, died Monday. She was 80. (

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February 27, 2006

Darren McGavin Dies at 83

Darren McGavin, an Emmy-winning actor who worked almost constantly in television for almost 50 years and made an enduring mark on popular culture as the grizzled has-been crime reporter in the 1970s series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker," has died. He was 83. (

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February 25, 2006

Don Knotts Dies at 81

Don Knotts, the skinny, lovable nerd who kept generations of television audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 81. (

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