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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Robert Daniel, American politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia (1973–1983) died he was 75,

Robert Williams Daniel, Jr. was a Virginia farmer, businessman, teacher, and politician who served five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican. He was first elected in 1972 and served until 1983.

(March 17, 1936 – February 4, 2012)


Early life

Daniel was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was the son of Robert Williams Daniel, a bank executive who survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912, and later served in the Senate of Virginia and his third wife Charlotte Bemiss.
He was a descendant of Peter V. Daniel, an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and, Edmund Randolph, who was the seventh Governor of Virginia, the first Attorney General of the United States and Secretary of State.
He graduated from the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts and Woodberry Forest School, in Woodberry Forest, Virginia.[1] He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi.[2] He then received a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University.


He served in the United States Army and Central Intelligence Agency from 1964 to 1968.
While in Congress, Daniel was a member of the House Armed Services Committee and various subcommittees. Following an unsuccessful bid for a sixth term, he served as deputy assistant to Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger, from 1984 to 1986; and director of intelligence for the Department of Energy from 1990 to 1993. He was a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.

Personal life

He was the owner and operator of Brandon Plantation, in Prince George, Virginia, a U.S. National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest continuous agricultural operations in the United States.
Daniel died of a heart attack at his Jupiter Island, Florida vacation home on February 4, 2012 and was buried with military honors at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.[3][4]

Electoral history

  • 1972; Daniel was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with 55.67% of the vote, defeating Democrat Robert E. Gibson and Independents Robert R. Hardy, William E. Ward, and John G. Vonetes.
  • 1974; Daniel was re-elected with 47.21% of the vote, defeating Democrat Lester E. Schlitz and Independent Curtis W. Harris.
  • 1976; Daniel was re-elected with 53.03% of the vote, defeating Democrat Joseph William O'Brien, Jr.
  • 1978; Daniel was re-elected unopposed.
  • 1980; Daniel was re-elected with 60.7% of the vote, defeating Democrat Cecil Y. Jenkins.
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Karlo Maquinto,Filipino boxer died from a blood clot he was 21

Karlo P. Maquinto  was a super flyweight Filipino boxer who resided in Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines died from a blood clot he was 21. He died after he collapsed at the end of his 7th professional bout.

( 8 July 1990 - died 3 February 2012)

Early life

Karlo Maquinto was the fifth of six children, their parents are Felicibar Jr. and Marjorie Maquinto. His grandparents are Alberta Larania. He completed his elementary education, but not his high school so as to pursue his boxing career.

Boxing career

  • 19 January 2011: Win against Andro Oliveros by KO in round 2 of a 4-round bout
  • 11 February 2011: Win against Jhune Cambel by KO in round 3 of a 4-round bout
  • 7 April 2011: Win against Jhune Kambel by KO in round 2 of a 4-round bout
  • 28 May 2011: Win against Jomar Yema by KO in round 3 of a 4-round bout
  • 17 August 2011: Win against Edwin Mondala by points, after a 4-round bout
  • 30 October 2011: Win against Gerald Cortes by points after a 6-round bout
  • 26 November 2011: Win against Zoren Pama by KO in round 3 of a 6-round bout
  • 11 December 2011: Win against Argie Toquero by KO in round 5 of 6-round bout
  • 28 January 2012: Draw with Mark Joseph Costa after an 8-round bout


He collapsed after the end of an 8-round bout with Marc Joseph Costa in Caloocan City, Philippines. The match had ended with a majority draw, the sole blemish on an earlier perfect 8-0-0 record with 6 KOs prior.[1]
Maquinto was rushed to FEU Hospital in Quezon City. Karlo was diagnosed with subdural hematoma (blood clot sustained in his brain) upon his admission to the hospital.[2] Tests showed that a blood clot had developed in his brain as a result of blows received in the first round of the fight. As a result, soon Maquinto went into a coma and died 5 days later in the hospital.

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Zalman King American film director (Wild Orchid) and producer (9½ Weeks), died from cancer he was 69

 Zalman King  was an American film director, writer, actor and producer. His films are known for incorporating sexuality, and are often categorized as erotica.

(May 23, 1942 – February 3, 2012)


In 1964, King played a gang member in "Memo from Purgatory", an episode of the television series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour written by Harlan Ellison and featuring actors James Caan and Walter Koenig. In 1967 he played the title character, the outlaw "Muley", an episode of the TV show Gunsmoke. His character shoots Marshal Matt Dillon as part of a plan to rob the Dodge City Bank, but as he and his gang are waiting for Dillon to recover (so they can try again to kill him), Muley falls in love with one of the girls at the Long Branch Saloon, which thwarts the plan.
King played "The Man" in the 3rd episode of the first season of Adam-12. His character was an apparent drug addict who kidnaps an infant at gunpoint and Officer Malloy disarms him by some reverse psychology.[1] From September 1970 until May 1971, King played attorney Aaron Silverman on the drama The Young Lawyers, broadcast on the ABC television network. King later contributed a unique delivery to Trip with the Teacher (1975), portraying the psychopathic Al, a murderous motorbiker. He appeared in Lee Grant's directorial debut feature film Tell Me a Riddle.
In 1981 he was featured as Baelon, a rescue team leader in Roger Corman's cult SF horror film, Galaxy of Terror.


King directed several films, including Two Moon Junction (1988), Wild Orchid (1990), and Red Shoe Diaries (1992), which became a long-running television series for Showtime network. It spawned many sequels.He directed and co-wrote the movie In Gods Hands (1998).
He collaborated with director Adrian Lyne on the film 9½ Weeks which starred Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. He produced (and usually directed) the television series and film and Showtime series Body Language. He directed the 1995 film Delta of Venus based on the book by Anaïs Nin.[citation needed] His last film before his death was Pleasure or Pain which starred Asun Ortega.

Personal life

King was married to writer/producer Patricia Louisiana Knop, with whom he collaborated on many projects, such as writing Wild Orchid, Delta of Venus and 9½ Weeks as well as many episodes of Red Shoe Diaries; the couple had two daughters.[citation needed]


Zalman King died on February 3, 2012, aged 69, from cancer.[2]
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Karibasavaiah Indian film actor died he was 52

Karibasavaiah  was an Indian actor who appeared in Kannada cinema and a theatre personality. He has acted in over 120 films. He died on 3 February 2012 after a road traffic accident in Bangalore.[1] He made his debut in the movie Undo Hodha, Kondu Hodha. Some of his memorable films are Kotreshi Kanasu, Janumada Jodi, Galate Aliyandru, Mungarina Minchu, Yaarige Salute Sambala, Police Story 2 and Ullasa Utsaha.

(1959 – 3 February 2012)


He was born in 1959 and belonged to a poor Kuruba Gowda family. As a child, he learnt Kuruba Gowda art forms like Kamsale, Dollu Kunitha and Harikathe. He worked as an lab assistant in a Seshadripuram college before entering film industry. He started acting in television serials beginning with Doddamane. Director Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar gave him the break in Kannada film industry. Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar also helped him during his last days by paying the medical bills via his association Abhivyakthi Samskrithika Vedike. Karibasavaiah was in distress since 2009 when his married daughter Radha committed suicide. A stage actor, television and cinema actor Karibasavaiah is known for natural performance. He was paired with another popular actress Umashree in several movies and was considered a hit pair.[2]Belakinedege was his last released film.


Karibasavaiah was admitted to a private hospital in Bangalore on January 31, 2012 following a road accident. He was returning home after completing the shooting for the film Breaking News. He succumbed to the injuries and died on 3 February. The last rites were performed in his native place, Kodigehalli village, Thyamagondlu Hobli.[3]

Partial filmography

Year Film Director
1992 Undu Hoda Kondu Hoda Nagathihalli Chandrashekar
1994 Kotreshi Kanasu Nagathihalli Chandrashekar
1996 Janumada Jodi T. S. Nagabharana
1997 Ulta Palta N.S. Shankar
1997 Mungarina Minchu Rajendra Singh Babu
2000 Galate Aliyandru S. Narayan
2000 Yaarige Saluthe Sambala M.S. Rajashekhar
2004 Durgi P. Ravishankar
2005 Magic Ajji Dinesh Baboo
2005 Moorkha A.N. Jayaramaiah
2006 Ravi Shastri M.S. Rajeshekhar, M.R. Raghavendra
2007 Police Story 2 Manju
2007 Janapada Baraguru Ramchandrappa
2007 Right Aadre Shravana
2008 Aramane Nagashekhar
2008 Thayi Baraguru Ramchandrappa
2009 Bettadapurada Ditta Makkalu Kodlu Ramakrishna
2009 Parichaya Sanjay. K
2010 Crazy Kutumba B. Ramamurthy
2010 Aithalakkadi J.G. Krishna
2010 Sri Moksha Keshav Shetty
2010 Ullasa Utsaha Devaraja Palan
2010 Preethi Nee Heegeke Suresh Hanagal
2010 Holi Shankaralinga Sugnalli
2010 Nooru Janmaku Nagathihalli Chandrashekar
2011 5 Idiots Anand
2012 Breaking News Nagathihalli Chandrashekar
2012 Sangolli Rayanna Naganna
2013 Belakinedege Ajay Kumar
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Raj Kanwar Indian film director and producer, died from kidney failure he was 51

Raj Kanwar was a Bollywood film director, writer and film producer based in Mumbai, India died from kidney failure he was 51.

(1961 – 3 February 2012)


Kanwar began his career directing plays in Delhi. He then moved to Mumbai where he worked as an assistant to directors like Raj Kumar Santoshi. His directorial debut was Deewana. Released in 1992, the film was a box office success and marked the screen debut of Shahrukh Khan. He directed several other box office hits like Jeet (1996), Judaai (1997), Daag: The Fire (1999) and Badal (2000). Kanwar went on to discover actors like Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra who he cast in his film Andaaz in 2003.[1] His last film was Sadiyaan (2010).

Personal life

The veteran filmmaker, Raj and Anita Kanwar had two sons, Karan Raj Kanwar and Abhay. On 3 February 2012, he died due to a kidney ailment in Singapore. He was educated in Col. Brown Cambridge School in Dehra Dun.




  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
  • Andaaz (2003) (story)
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
  • Badal (2000) (story)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999)
  • Itihaas (1997) (story)
  • Jeet (1996)


  • Sadiyaan (2010)
  • Raqeeb (2007)
  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
  • Ab Ke Baras (2002)
  • Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
  • Daag: The Fire (1999)
  • Itihaas (1997)

Assistant director

  • Ghayal (1990)
  • Ram-Avtar (1988)
  • SUHAIL (2013)
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Terence Hildner American general, commander of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) died he was 49

Brigadier General Terence John Hildner  was a United States Army General Officer who served as commander of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) from 2010 until his death in 2012 died he was 49.[2] He is war in Afghanistan.
the highest-ranking American officer to die while serving in the

(February 20, 1962 – February 3, 2012)

Military career

Hildner graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1984. He was commissioned as an Armor officer and his first assignment was with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas. In 1988 he joined the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Federal Republic of Germany where he served as the Regimental Training Officer and later took command of a ground cavalry troop.
During his company command, Hildner deployed his troop to Saudi Arabia and was part of the U.S. VII Corps' attack into Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. His unit also conducted the last U.S. patrol along the East-West German border before the unification of Germany in 1990.
Later Hildner served in several assignments at Fort Hood, Texas, to include 2nd Armored Division Comptroller and Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General 4th Infantry Division. Following his branch transfer to the Quartermaster Corps he graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1997.
Hildner served in a variety of staff positions to include Battalion Executive Officer of the 296th Forward Support Battalion, Supply & Services Chief for I Corps G4 at Fort Lewis, Washington, and J4 for the Department of Defense's counterdrug task force (JTF-6). As a Lieutenant Colonel, Hildner assumed command of the 13th Corps Support Command's Special Troops Battalion at Fort Hood, TX. The battalion deployed twice during his nearly two years of command. The first was to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom where the battalion served in the capacity of a Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, providing general logistical support to units located around Joint Base Balad as well as the Abu Gharib prison complex. The second deployment was as part of Logistical Task Force Lone Star, providing both military and humanitarian support operations to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
In 2007, Hildner authored a paper titled Interagency Reform: Changing Organizational Culture Through Education and Assignment as part of his master of strategic studies degree program.[3]
Hildner commanded the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade at Fort Lee, VA from July 2007 to July 2009, training more than 20,000 Quartermaster Soldiers annually. From 2009-2010 he served as the G3/Director of Training & Doctrine for the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM).
On August 19, 2010, he assumed command of the 13th Sustainment Command, and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan from his headquarters at Fort Hood in Texas.[4][5]
Hildner died February 3, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of apparent natural causes, and is the highest-ranking American to die in the Afghan war.[5]
Hildner's funeral was held on February 29, 2012 at the Memorial Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. The Army's Chief of Chaplain's Major General Donald L. Rutherford presided over the Catholic Mass and the Chief of Staff of the Army, General Raymond T. Odierno and many other senior military officers attended the service. Hildner was buried in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors provided by Charlie Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard).

Awards and decorations

Combat Action Badge.svg Combat Action Badge
US Army Airborne basic parachutist badge.gif Parachutist Badge
Legion of Merit
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Valorous Unit Award
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three service stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Other honors

  • 2006 Recipient of the Military Distinguished Order of Saint Martin (Army Quartermaster Corps).
  • 2011 Inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Regiment.
  • 2012 Inducted into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ben Gazzara, American actor (The Big Lebowski, Road House), died from pancreatic cancer he was 81

 Biagio Anthony Gazzarra , known as Ben Gazzara, was an American film, stage, and Emmy Award winning television actor and director died from pancreatic cancer he was 81.

(August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012)

Early life

Gazzara was born in New York City, the son of Italian immigrants Angelina (née Cusumano) and Antonio Gazzarra, a laborer and carpenter. Both Gazzara's parents were of Sicilian origin, Angelina from Castrofilippo and Antonio from Canicattì, both in the province of Agrigento.[1] Gazzara grew up in New York's Kips Bay neighborhood; he lived on East 29th Street and participated in the drama program at Madison Square Boys and Girls Club located across the street.[2] He attended New York City's Stuyvesant High School, but finally graduated from Saint Simon Stock in the Bronx.[3] Years later, he said that the discovery of his love for acting saved him from a life of crime during his teen years.[4] He went to City College of New York to study electrical engineering. After two years, he relented. He took classes in acting at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York with the influential German director Erwin Piscator and afterward joined the Actors Studio.


In 1954, Gazzara (having tweaked his original surname from "Gazzarra") made several appearances on NBC's legal drama Justice, based on case studies from the Legal Aid Society of New York. Gazzara starred in various Broadway productions around this time, including creating the role of Brick in Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1955) opposite Barbara BelGeddes, directed by Elia Kazan, although he lost out to Paul Newman when the film version was cast. He joined other Actors Studio members in the 1957 film The Strange One. Then came a high-profile performance as a soldier on trial for avenging his wife's rape in Otto Preminger's courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder (1959).
Gazzara became well known in several television series, beginning with Arrest and Trial, which ran from 1963 to 1964 on ABC, and the more-successful series Run for Your Life from 1965-68 on NBC, in which he played a terminally ill man trying to get the most out of the last two years of his life. For his work in the series, Gazzara received two Emmy nominations for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and three Golden Globe nominations for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama."[5][6] Contemporary screen credits included The Young Doctors (1961), A Rage to Live (1965) and The Bridge at Remagen (1969).
Gazzara told Charlie Rose in 1998 that he went from being mainly a stage actor who often would turn up his nose at film roles in the mid-1950s to, much later, a ubiquitous character actor who turned very little down. "When I became hot, so to speak, in the theater, I got a lot of offers," he said. "I won't tell you the pictures I turned down because you'll say, 'You are a fool,' and I was a fool."
Some of the actor's most formidable characters were those he created with his friend John Cassavetes in the 1970s. They collaborated for the first time on Cassavetes's film Husbands (1970), in which he appeared alongside Peter Falk and Cassavetes himself. In The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), Gazzara took the leading role of the hapless strip-joint owner, Cosmo Vitelli. A year later, he starred in yet another Cassavetes-directed movie, Opening Night, as stage director Manny Victor, who struggles with the mentally unstable star of his show, played by Cassavetes's wife Gena Rowlands. Also during this period he appeared in the television miniseries QB VII (1974), and the films Capone (1975), Voyage of the Damned (1976), High Velocity (1976), and Saint Jack (1979).
Gazzara at premiere of Looking for Palladin, New York City, October 30, 2009
In the 1980s, Gazzara appeared in several movies such as Inchon co-starring Laurence Olivier and Richard Roundtree, They All Laughed (directed by Peter Bogdanovich), and in a villainous role in the oft-televised Patrick Swayze film Road House, which the actor jokingly said is probably his most-watched performance. He starred with Rowlands in the critically acclaimed AIDS-themed TV movie An Early Frost (1985), for which he received his third Emmy nomination.
Gazzara appeared in 38 films, many for television, in the 1990s. He worked with a number of renowned directors, such as the Coen brothers (The Big Lebowski), Spike Lee (Summer of Sam), David Mamet (The Spanish Prisoner), Walter Hugo Khouri (Forever), Todd Solondz (Happiness), John Turturro (Illuminata), and John McTiernan (The Thomas Crown Affair).
In his seventies, Gazzara continued to be active. In 2003, he was in the ensemble cast of the experimental film Dogville, directed by Lars von Trier of Denmark and starring Nicole Kidman, as well as the television film Hysterical Blindness (he received his first Emmy Award for his role). Several other projects have recently been completed or are currently in production. In 2005, he played Agostino Casaroli in the television miniseries, Pope John Paul II. He completed filming his scenes in the film The Wait in early 2012, shortly before his death.[7]
In addition to acting, Gazzara worked as an occasional television director; his credits include the Columbo episodes A Friend in Deed (1974) and Troubled Waters (1975). Gazzara was nominated three times for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play—in 1956 for A Hatful of Rain, in 1975 for the paired short plays Hughie and Duet, and in 1977 for a revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opposite Colleen Dewhurst.

Personal life

Gazzara married three times; to Louise Erickson (1951–57), Janice Rule (1961–1979), and German model Elke Krivat from 1982. He also disclosed a love affair with actress Audrey Hepburn.[8] They co-starred in two of her final films, Bloodline (1979) and They All Laughed (1981).
During filming of the war movie The Bridge at Remagen (1969) co-starring Gazzara and his friend Robert Vaughn, the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia. Filming was halted temporarily, and the cast and crew were detained before filming was completed in West Germany.[9][10][11] During their departure from Czechoslovakia, Gazzara and Vaughn assisted with the escape of a Czech waitress whom they had befriended. They smuggled her to Austria in a car waved through a border crossing that had not yet been taken over by the Soviet army in its crackdown on the Prague Spring.[12]


Gazzara was the honorary starter of the 1979 Daytona 500, the first flag-to-flag Daytona 500 broadcast live on CBS. He was also featured in a 1994 article in Cigar Aficionado, in which he admitted smoking four packs of cigarettes a day until taking up cigar smoking in the mid-1960s.[3]


Gazzara was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999. On February 3, 2012, he died of pancreatic cancer at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.[13]

Selected filmography

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