Obituaries Biography

The following people, appearing in volumes 1-26 of the Encyclopedia of World Biography , have died since the publication of the second edition and its supplements. Each entry lists the volume where the full biography can be found.

ALTMAN, ROBERT (born 1925), American filmmaker, died of complications of cancer in Los Angeles, California, on November 21, 2006 (Vol. 20).

ANDREWS, BENNY (born 1930), African American artist, died of cancer at his home in Brooklyn, New York, on November 10, 2006 (Vol. 25).

BENTSEN, LLOYD (born 1921), American senator and Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 1988, died of complications from a stroke in Houston, Texas, on May 23, 2006 (Vol. 2).

BOTHA, PETER WILLEM (born 1916), South African prime minister and first executive state president of the Republic, died at his home in Western Cape, South Africa, on October 31, 2006 (Vol. 2).

BRADLEY, ED (born 1941), African American broadcast journalist, died of leukemia in New York City, on November 9, 2006 (Vol. 2).

BROWN, JAMES (born c. 1933), African American singer, died of congestive heart failure in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 25, 2006 (Vol. 3).

COFFIN, WILLIAM SLOANE, JR. (born 1924), American anti-war activist and university chaplain, died of congestive heart failure in Strafford, Vermont, on April 12, 2006 (Vol. 4).

DUNHAM, KATHERINE (born 1910), African American dancer, choreographer and anthropologist, died in New York, New York, on May 21, 2006 (Vol. 5).

ECEVIT, BÜLENT (born 1925), Turkish statesman and prime minister, died in Ankara, Turkey, on November 5, 2006 (Vol. 5).

FORD, GERALD (born 1913), U.S Republican vice president (1973) and president (1974–1976), died in Rancho Mirage, California, on December 26, 2006 (Vol. 6).

FRIEDMAN, MILTON (born 1912), American economist, died of heart failure in San Francisco, California, on November 16, 2006 (Vol. 6).

GALBRAITH, JOHN KENNETH (born 1908), Economist and scholar of the American Institutionalist school, died of natural causes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on April 29, 2006 (Vol. 6).

GEERTZ, CLIFFORD (born 1926), American cultural anthropologist, died of complications after heart surgery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 2006 (Vol. 6).

HARAWI, ILYAS AL- (born 1925), President of Lebanon, died of cancer in Beirut, Lebanon, on July 7, 2006 (Vol. 23).

HUSSEIN, SADDAM (born 1937), socialist president of the Iraqi Republic and strongman of the ruling Ba'th regime, died by hanging in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 30, 2006 (Vol. 13).

IMAMURA, SHOHEI (born 1926), Japanese film director and producer, died of liver cancer in Tokyo, Japan, on May 30, 2006 (Vol. 25).

KIRKPATRICK, JEANE J. (born 1926), Professor and first woman U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, died of congestive heart failure in Bethesda, Maryland, on December 7, 2006 (Vol. 9).

KUNITZ, STANLEY JASSPON (born 1905), American poet laureate, died of pneumonia in New York, New York, on May 14, 2006 (Vol. 22).

LIGETI, GYÖRGY Austrian composer, died in Vienna, Austria, on June 12, 2006 (Vol. 9).

LIND, JAKOV (Heinz Landwirth; born 1927), Austrian autobiographer, short-story writer, novelist and playwright, died in London, England, on February 16, 2007 (Vol. 9).

MAHFUZ, NAJIB (Naguib Mahfouz; born 1911), Egyptian novelist, died of complication of a fall in Cairo, Egypt, on August 30, 2006 (Vol. 10).

MATHIAS, BOB (born 1930), American track and field star, died of cancer in Fresno, California, on September 2, 2006 (Vol. 21).

MENOTTI, GIAN CARLO (born 1911), Italian-born American composer, died in Monaco, on February 1, 2007 (Vol. 10).

OLSEN, TILLIE (nee Tillie Lerner; born 1913), American author, died in Oakland, California, on January 1, 2007 (Vol. 20).

PEP, WILLIE (William Guiglermo Papaleo; born 1922), American boxer, died of Alzheimer's disease in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, on November 24, 2006 (Vol. 21).

PINOCHET UGARTE, AUGUSTO (born 1915), Chilean military leader and dictator, died in Santiago, Chile, on December 10, 2006 (Vol. 12).

RICHARDS, ANN WILLIS (born 1933), Democratic governor of Texas, died of esophageal cancer at her home in Austin, Texas, on September 13, 2006 (Vol. 13).

SCHLESINGER, ARTHUR MEIER, JR. (born 1917), American historian and Democratic party activist, died of a heart attack in New York, New York, on February 28, 2007 (Vol. 14).

SCHWARZKOPF, ELISABETH (born 1915), German opera singer, died at her home in Schruns, Austria, on August 3, 2006 (Vol. 25).

SERVAN-SCHREIBER, JEAN-JACQUES (born 1924), French journalist and writer on public affairs, died of complications from bronchitis, in Fécamp, France, on November 7, 2006 (Vol. 14).

SPARK, MURIEL SARAH (born 1918), British author, died in Florence, Italy, on April 14, 2006 (Vol. 14).

STROESSNER, ALFREDO (born 1912), Paraguayan statesman, died of complication from hernia surgery in Brasilia, Brazil, on August 16, 2006 (Vol. 14).

STYRON, WILLIAM (born 1925), American southern writer of novels and articles, died of pneumonia in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, on November 1, 2006 (Vol. 15).

THARP, MARIE (born 1920), American geologist and oceanographic cartologist, died of cancer in Nyack, New York, on August 23, 2006 (Vol. 15).

THOMSON, KENNETH R. (born 1923), Canadian print and broadcast journalism magnate, died of a heart attack in Toronto, Ontario, on June 12, 2006 (Vol. 15).

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