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Chet Atkins' guitar was heard on hundreds of hit records by Hank Williams, Elvis Presley and others. And millions of Beatles fans were familiar with his style in the 1960s without even knowing it.

George Harrison was profoundly influenced by the guitar playing of the man from Nashville, and the influence brought a touch of country to the Beatles' style.

And now, both Chet and George are gone, victims of cancer.

The world of arts and entertainment also said goodbye to our favorite Martian, Ray Walston; the man who saved Carnegie Hall, Isaac Stern; and beloved animator William Hanna. To Dale Evans, who wrote ``Happy Trails to You.'' And to Jack Lemmon, peerless actor in comedy (``Some Like It Hot'') and drama (``The China Syndrome.'')

Here, some of the artists and entertainers we lost in 2001.

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JANUARY

Ray Walston, 86. He played the lovable extraterrestrial Uncle Martin on the 1960s TV sitcom ``My Favorite Martian'' and the devil in ``Damn Yankees.'' Jan. 1.

Les Brown, 88. His Band of Renown scored a No. 1 hit with ``Sentimental Journey'' during America's big band era of the 1930s and '40s. Jan. 4.

Mejla Hlavsa, 49. Czech rock performer whose band, Plastic People of the Universe, was imprisoned during the Communist regime. Jan. 5. Cancer.

Luis Floriano Bonfa, 78. Brazilian guitarist and composer who helped found Bossa Nova music. Jan. 12.

Michael Cuccione, 16. Youngest member of the spoof boy band on the MTV show ``2gether.'' Jan. 13. Hodgkin's disease.

Virginia O'Brien, 81. Comic actress and singer, famed for her deadpan manner, who played Judy Garland's singing sidekick in ``The Harvey Girls.'' Jan. 16.

Auberon Waugh, 61. British satirist who posed as a friend to the smoker, the drinking driver and the rhyming poet, and a foe of American intrusions. Jan. 17.

Gregory Corso, 70. One of the circle of Beat poets that included Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, known for the 1958 poem ``Bomb.'' Jan. 17.

Morris Lapidus, 98. Architect who designed some of Florida's most outlandish hotels, such as the Fontainebleau, and lived to see his flamboyant, often-criticized style gain a measure of respect. Jan. 18.

Sandy Baron, 64. Standup comic and actor who played Jerry's dad's nemesis on ``Seinfeld.'' Jan. 21.

O. Winston Link, 86. His dramatic nighttime photographs of smoke-puffing steam engines documented a vanished era of railroads and became valued as art. Jan. 30.

Jean-Pierre Aumont, 90. French actor who brought continental charm to romantic roles on stage and in film. Jan. 30.

Gordon R. Dickson, 77. Prolific science-fiction writer who won three Hugo awards. Jan. 31.

FEBRUARY

Abigail McCarthy, 85. Author of ``Private Faces/Public Faces,'' about her experiences as the wife of former Sen. Eugene McCarthy. Feb. 1.

Hal Blair, 85. He co-wrote songs such as Hank Lockliln's ``Please Help Me, I'm Falling'' and Lorne Greene's ``Ringo.'' Feb. 2.

Freddy Wittop, 89. Tony Award-winning costume designer for ``Hello, Dolly!'' Feb. 2.

Jesse Arreola, 31. Drummer of the Grammy-winning Tejano band Los Palominos, known for the song ``Por Eso Te Amo.'' Feb. 4. Bus accident.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 94. The wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh, who became his co-pilot and wrote extensively about their adventures in flight. Feb. 7.

Dale Evans, 88. Singer-actress who teamed with husband Roy Rogers in Westerns and wrote their theme song, ``Happy Trails to You.'' Feb. 7.

Lewis Arquette, 65. Actor who played J.D. Pickett on ``The Waltons''; son of Cliff Arquette and father of Rosanna. Feb. 10.

Burt Kennedy, 78, Screenwriter and director of films including the epic ``The War Wagon'' and the lighthearted ``Support Your Local Sheriff.'' Feb. 15.

Howard W. Koch, 84. Producer and director whose credits include ``The Manchurian Candidate'' and the TV series ``Maverick.'' Feb. 16.

Balthus, 92. Swiss painter, one of the 20th century's greatest realist artists known for his erotic portrayal of adolescent beauties. Feb. 18.

Frank B. Gilbreth Jr., 89. Co-author of ``Cheaper by the Dozen,'' the humorous, true story of growing up as one of 12 children whose parents were efficiency experts. Feb. 18.

Roger Caras, 72. Author, broadcast journalist and devoted champion of animals. Feb. 18.

Charles Trenet, 87. French singer and songwriter whose fanciful ballads and poetic love songs captured the hearts of his countrymen for more than six decades. Feb. 18.

Stanley Kramer, 87. Producer and-or director of some of Hollywood's most celebrated ``message'' films including ``High Noon,'' ``The Defiant Ones'' and ``Judgment at Nuremberg.'' Feb. 19.

Warner LeRoy, 65. Restaurateur whose Hollywood roots and business savvy brought glamour and pizzaz to renowned New York eateries such as Tavern on the Green. Feb. 22.

A.R. Ammons, 75. He won nearly every major American poetry award for works that echoed Emerson and Whitman in their treatment of nature and the soul. Feb. 24.

Stan Margulies, 80. Producer behind two of the most watched miniseries in television history, ``Roots'' and ``The Thorn Birds.'' Feb. 27.

Ted McMichael, 92. A founder of the popular 1940s quartet the Merry Macs, which had the novelty hit ``Mairzy Doats.'' Feb. 27.

MARCH

Glenn Hughes, 50. The mustachioed, leather-clad biker in the disco band the Village People. March 4. Lung cancer.

William Hammerstein, 82. The son of Oscar Hammerstein II produced Neil Simon's first play, ``Come Blow Your Horn.'' March 9.

Morton Downey Jr., 68. Abrasive, chain-smoking talk show host whose reign over ``trash TV'' in the 1980s opened the way for the likes of Jerry Springer. March 11.

Robert Ludlum, 73. Author whose spy adventure novels had unbelievable plot twists that had millions of readers turning pages and critics sometimes rolling their eyes. March 12.

Ann Sothern, 92. Blond beauty who starred as the movies' wisecracking ``Maisie'' and as the busybody Susie McNamara in the 1950s TV series ``Private Secretary.'' March 15.

Norma Macmillan, 79. The voice of television's Casper the Friendly Ghost and Gumby. March 16.

John Phillips, 65. Co-founder of the '60s pop group the Mamas and the Papas and writer of its biggest hits, including ``California Dreamin''' and ``Monday Monday.'' March 18.

William Hanna, 90. Animator who with partner Joseph Barbera created such cartoon characters as Fred Flintstone, Yogi Bear and Tom and Jerry. March 22.

Toby Wing, 85. Striking actress who appeared in 1930s films such as Eddie Cantor's ``The Kid From Spain'' and the musical ``42nd Street.'' March 23.

John Lewis, 80. Pianist who masterminded one of the most famous ensembles in jazz, the Modern Jazz Quartet. March 29.

APRIL

Ed ``Big Daddy'' Roth, 69. His fantastic car creations helped define the California hotrod culture of the 1950s and '60s. April 4.

Beatrice Straight, 86. Actress who earned an Academy Award for her role as William Holden's estranged wife in the television spoof ``Network.'' April 7.

Sir Harry Secombe, 79. Comedian whose gift for the ridiculous on radio's ``Goon Show'' made him one of Britain's best-loved entertainers. April 11.

Joey Ramone, 49. Punk rock icon whose signature yelp melded with the Ramones' three-chord thrash. April 15. Lymphoma.

Michael Ritchie, 62. He directed the Robert Redford movies ``Downhill Racer'' and ``The Candidate.'' April 16.

Giuseppe Sinopoli, 54. Italian conductor known for daring interpretations of Verdi and Puccini. April 20. Heart attack while conducting.

Jack Haley Jr., 67. Son of the man who played the Tin Woodman in ``The Wizard of Oz,'' he produced several Academy Awards shows and documentaries about Hollywood such as ``That's Entertainment.'' April 21.

Al Hibbler, 85. Jazz singer with Duke Ellington and later as a solo, known for his rich baritone and exaggerated phrasing. April 24.

Ken Hughes, 79. He wrote or directed dozens of films, including the children's movie ``Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'' April 28.

MAY

Otis L. Guernsey Jr., 82. Critic and author who chronicled Broadway theater for decades as the editor of the ``Best Plays'' annuals. May 2.

Morris Graves, 90. One of a group of artists known as the ``Mystic Painters of the Northwest'' who combined Eastern religious beliefs and an appreciation for the natural world. May 5.

James Myers, 81. His tune ``Rock Around the Clock,'' recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets, became the granddaddy of all rock 'n' roll songs. May 9.

Deborah Walley, 57. Actress in such quintessential 1960s teen movies as ``Gidget Goes Hawaiian'' and ``Beach Blanket Bingo.'' May 10. Cancer.

Douglas Adams, 49. British author whose science fiction comedy ``The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' drew millions of fans and spawned a mini-industry. May 11. Apparent heart attack.

Perry Como, 88. The mellow baritone famous for his relaxed vocals on hits such as ``Catch a Falling Star,'' who entertained TV audiences in the 1950s on ``The Perry Como Show.'' May 12.

Simon Raven, 73. Eccentric British novelist known for ``Alms for Oblivion,'' a 10-volume series that followed a group of upper-class characters in the decades after World War II. May 12.

Ralph Tabakin, 79. Actor who played medical examiner Dr. Scheiner on the police drama ``Homicide: Life on the Street.'' May 13.

Jason Miller, 62. Playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for ``That Championship Season'' and sometime actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his role as a priest in ``The Exorcist.'' May 13.

Gwen Bagni Dubov, 88. An award-winning writer of radio, TV and movie scripts who teamed up with her husband to write the autobiographical ``With Six You Get Eggroll.'' May 14.

Frank G. Slaughter, 93. Novelist whose best-selling books such as ``Plague Ship,'' ``Doctors' Wives'' and ``No Greater Love'' often drew upon his medical knowledge. May 17.

Maurice J. Noble, 91. Animator who worked on ``Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,'' ``Bambi'' and ``How the Grinch Stole Christmas.'' May 18.

Susannah McCorkle, 55. Highly regarded cabaret singer who performed throughout the country. May 19. Suicide.

Willie Foster, 79. Harmonica-playing bluesman who teamed with Muddy Waters and other greats. May 20.

Whitman Mayo, 70. He played junk dealer Fred Sanford's sidekick, Grady Wilson, on the 1970s television series ``Sanford and Son.'' May 22.

Rockets Redglare, 52. Comedian, actor (``Desperately Seeking Susan'') and longtime fixture of Manhattan's downtown scenes. May 28. Kidney, liver failure.

Arlene Francis, 93. Witty actress and television personality who was a panelist on the long-running game show ``What's My Line?'' May 31.

JUNE

Hank Ketcham, 81. Comic strip artist whose lovable scamp, ``Dennis the Menace,'' tormented cranky Mr. Wilson and amused readers for five decades. June 1.

Imogene Coca, 92. Elfin actress-comedian who co-starred with Sid Caesar on television's classic ``Your Show of Shows'' in the 1950s. June 2.

Anthony Quinn, 86. The barrel-chested Oscar winner remembered for his roles as the earthy hero of ``Zorba the Greek'' and the fierce Bedouin leader in ``Lawrence of Arabia.'' June 3.

John Hartford, 63. Versatile performer who wrote the standard ``Gentle on My Mind.'' June 4.

Marvin ``Smokey'' Montgomery, 88. Longtime banjo picker for the seminal Western swing band the Light Crust Doughboys. June 6.

Jerry Sterner, 62. Playwright who wrote the off-Broadway hit ``Other People's Money.'' June 11.

Joe Darion, 90. He won a Tony as the lyricist for ``Man of La Mancha,'' the show that includes the inspiring ``The Impossible Dream.'' June 16.

Bert Kramer, 66. A familiar face on television for decades with appearances on such shows as ``Mission: Impossible.'' June 20.

Margaret Sutton, 98. Author of the Judy Bolton mystery series that delighted young readers for decades and sold more than 5 million copies. June 21.

Carroll O'Connor, 76. Actor whose gruff charm as the cranky bigot Archie Bunker on ``All in the Family'' pioneered a new era of frankness in TV comedy. June 21.

John Lee Hooker, 80. Bluesman whose rich, sonorous voice, coupled with a brooding rhythmic guitar, inspired countless musicians. June 21.

Chico O'Farrill, 79. Afro-Cuban jazz artist who composed ballads and fiery, big band be-bop for such greats as Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie. June 27.

Jack Lemmon, 76. Actor who brought a jittery intensity to his roles as finicky Felix Unger in ``The Odd Couple,'' the boastful Ensign Pulver in ``Mr. Roberts'' and a cross-dressing musician in ``Some Like It Hot.'' June 27.

Tove Jansson, 86. Finnish writer and artist who created a much-loved series of books about the Moomin family of trolls. June 27.

Hal Goldman, 81. Emmy-winning writer who provided the punch lines for Jack Benny and George Burns. June 27.

Mortimer J. Adler, 98. Philosopher, best-selling author and education reformer who sought to bring intellectualism to the general public with the Great Books program. June 28.

Joe Henderson, 64. Four-time Grammy winning tenor saxophonist, considered one of jazz insiders' best-kept secrets. June 30.

Chet Atkins, 77. Guitarist and music executive who played on hundreds of hit records, influenced a generation of rock musicians and developed country music's lush Nashville Sound. June 30.

JULY

Arnold Peyser, 80. Half of the husband-wife team that scripted such TV shows as ``The Brady Bunch'' and ``My Three Sons.'' July 1.

Mordecai Richler, 70. Writer known for novels on Jewish life in Montreal such as ``The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.'' July 3.

Johnny Russell, 61. Grand Ole Opry star whose song ``Act Naturally'' was recorded by Buck Owens and the Beatles. July 3.

Maceo Anderson, 90. Founding member of the tap-dancing Four Step Brothers. July 4.

Ernie K-Doe, 65. Flamboyant New Orleans rhythm and blues singer who had a No. 1 hit with ``Mother-In-Law.'' July 5.

A.D. Flowers, 84. He won two Oscars for his special effects work on ``Tora! Tora! Tora!'' and ``The Poseidon Adventure.'' July 5.

Fred Neil, 64. Folk singer who wrote ``Everybody's Talking,'' a hit for Harry Nilsson. July 7.

Mimi Farina, 56. Joan Baez's sister; an accomplished folk singer in her own right. July 18. Cancer.

Gunther Gebel-Williams, 66. The animal trainer whose showmanship and uncanny rapport with animals delighted children of all ages with the Greatest Show on Earth. July 19.

Frances R. Horwich, 94. Her 1950s show ``Ding Dong School'' helped change children's television and led the way for shows like ``Sesame Street'' and ``Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.'' July 22.

Eudora Welty, 92. Wise, meticulous writer whose loving depictions of small-town Mississippi brought her international acclaim and a Pulitzer Prize. July 23.

Leon Wilkeson, 49. Bass guitarist who was one of the founding members of legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. July 27. Emphysema.

Martin Stern Jr., 84. Architect who designed Los Angeles coffee shops in the ``Googie'' style, a 1950s pop vision of futuristic architecture. July 28.

Poul Anderson, 74. Master science fiction writer known for his futuristic tales of human courage. July 31.

AUGUST

Robert Henry Rimmer, 84. Author of the 1960s best seller ``The Harrad Experiment,'' a novel that became popular with the free love generation. Aug. 1.

Ron Townson, 68. Centerpiece singer for the Grammy-winning pop group The 5th Dimension, who had a string of hits in the 1960s such as ``Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In'' and ``Up, Up and Away.'' Aug. 2.

Christopher Hewett, 80. British-born stage actor who played television's endearing English butler, ``Mr. Belvedere.'' Aug. 3.

Lorenzo Music, 64. Writer and voice actor who provided the distinctive voices of ``Garfield'' the cartoon cat and Carlton the doorman on ``Rhoda.'' Aug. 4.

Jorge Amado, 88. Brazil's all-time best-selling author, known for such novels as ``Dona Flor and her Two Husbands.'' Aug. 6.

Alan Rafkin, 73. Emmy-winning director whose credits include four decades of TV's most popular comedies, including ``The Andy Griffith Show'' and ``M-A-S-H.'' Aug. 6.

Larry Adler, 87. The harmonica virtuoso who charmed kings and commoners with an instrument once disparaged as a toy. Aug. 7.

Betty Cavanna, 92. She wrote children's books such as ``Going on Sixteen'' that appealed to generations of teen girls. Aug. 13.

Gerald Gordon, 67. Actor who played the hot-tempered neurosurgeon Dr. Nick Bellini on the 1960s and 70s NBC soap opera ``The Doctors.'' Aug. 17.

Jack Elliott, 74. Composer and conductor who worked on numerous hit television shows and movies, such as ``Barney Miller,'' ``Charlie's Angels'' and ``The Love Boat.'' Aug. 18.

Betty Everett, 61. Soul singer whose record ``The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)'' was a top 10 hit in 1964. Aug. 19.

Kim Stanley, 76. Acclaimed as one of the theater's finest actresses in the 1950s in plays like ``Bus Stop,'' ``A Touch of the Poet'' and ``Picnic.'' Aug. 20.

Peter Maas, 72. Best-selling author who chronicled the Mafia from informants Joe Valachi through Sammy ``The Bull'' Gravano. Aug. 23.

Kathleen Freeman, 82. Veteran character actress whose face was known to audiences from television sitcoms, ``Singin' in the Rain'' and Broadway's ``The Full Monty.'' Aug. 23.

Jane Greer, 76. Actress in film noir dramas such as ``Out of the Past'' and ``The Big Steal.'' Aug. 24.

Aaliyah, 22. Rhythm and blues singer known for hits such as ``Age Ain't Nothing But a Number''; also a budding actress in films such as ``Romeo Must Die.'' Aug. 25. Plane crash.

John Chambers, 78. Oscar-winning makeup artist who did everything from ``Star Trek's'' Mr. Spock to the simian actors in the original ``Planet of the Apes.'' Aug. 25.

Ethel Scull, 79. Prominent 1960s art patron who championed then-unknown painters and was the subject of Andy Warhol's ``Ethel Scull 36 Times.'' Aug. 27.

SEPTEMBER

Troy Donahue, 65. Heartthrob actor of the 1950s and '60s who starred in teen romances like ``A Summer Place'' and ``Parrish.'' Sept. 2.

Jay Migliori, 70. Jazz saxophonist who worked with singers ranging from Frank Zappa to Frank Sinatra and a founding member of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax. Sept. 2.

Pauline Kael, 82. Brash, witty movie critic who thrashed both facile commercialism and self-indulgent pretense from her lofty perch at The New Yorker. Sept. 3.

Maurice Rifkin, 88. Emmy-winning producer of such programs as ``The Undersea World of Jacques-Ives Cousteau'' and the ``National Geographic'' series. Sept. 4.

Heywood Hale Broun, 83. Sports commentator known for his handlebar mustache and prose as colorful as his sports coats. Sept. 5.

Justin Wilson, 87. Cajun chef whose down-home humor, gumbo-thick accent and ``ga-ron-tee'' of authentic cuisine delighted television audiences. Sept. 5.

Gene Shacove, 72. Hairstylist to stars such as Jill St. John and Lucille Ball; his romances inspired the movie ``Shampoo.'' Sept. 5.

Victor Keung Wong, 74. Snowy-bearded actor who played a wise old men in films such as ``The Joy Luck Club'' and ``The Last Emperor.'' Sept. 12.

Dorothy McGuire, 85. Actress who lent dignity and inner strength to such films as ``Gentlemen's Agreement'' and ``Friendly Persuasion.'' Sept. 13.

Fred De Cordova, 90. Producer of ``The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson'' _ and butt of Carson's jokes _ for 22 years and director of Ronald Reagan's ``Bedtime for Bonzo.'' Sept. 15.

Samuel Z. Arkoff, 83. His American International Pictures exploited the youth market with pinch-penny movies that bore such bizarre titles as ``I Was a Teenage Werewolf'' and ``How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.'' Sept. 16.

Jane Dudley, 89. A champion of dance as social protest who worked with modern-dance pioneer Martha Graham. Sept. 19.

Dougie Millings, 88. The London tailor who helped create the Beatles' famous collarless suit. Sept. 20.

Isaac Stern, 81. The master violinist who saved Carnegie Hall from the wrecking ball and helped advance the careers of generations of musicians who followed. Sept. 22.

Robert Abel, 64. A pioneer in computer animation who created award-winning commercials and special effects for ``Tron'' and other films. Sept. 22.

Lani O'Grady, 46. She played the oldest daughter on the 1970s TV show ``Eight is Enough.'' Sept. 25. Cause unknown; no sign of foul play.

Gloria Foster, 64. Actress who won an Obie for the play ``In White America''; also appeared in films such as ``Nothing But a Man'' and ``The Oracle.'' Sept. 29.

George Gately, 72. Creator of the ``Heathcliff'' newspaper comic about the antics of a rotund cat. Sept. 30.

OCTOBER:

Emilie Schindler, 93. She helped her industrialist husband save hundreds of Jews from Nazi death camps in a saga memorialized by the movie ``Schindler's List.'' Oct. 5.

Will Counts, 70. His photograph of a white crowd jeering a black girl captured the drama of the 1957 Little Rock, Ark., desegregation crisis. Oct. 6.

Herbert L. Block, 91. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post cartoonist who under the name ``Herblock'' skewered every president since Herbert Hoover. Oct. 7.

Herbert Ross, 74. A choreographer and director who worked on films including ``Funny Girl'' with Barbra Streisand and ``Steel Magnolias'' with Julia Roberts. Oct. 9.

Dagmar, 79. She parlayed her dumb blonde act into television fame in the early 1950s on the late-night variety show ``Broadway Open House.'' Oct. 9.

Ruth Goetz, 93. Along with her husband, Augustus Goetz, she wrote ``The Heiress'' and other plays. Oct. 12.

Frederic W. Ziv, 96. TV syndication mogul who had a hand in such action favorites as ``Highway Patrol,'' ``Sea Hunt,'' ``Bat Masterson,'' ``Boston Blackie,'' ``The Cisco Kid'' and ``The Fugitive.'' Oct. 13.

Etta Jones, 72. Prolific jazz vocalist whose soulful, blues-influenced recordings over more than a half-century won her acclaim and two Grammy nominations. Oct. 16.

Jay Livingston, 86. Oscar-winning composer and lyricist whose collaboration with Ray Evans led to such hits as ``Silver Bells,'' ``Que Sera, Sera'' and ``Mona Lisa.'' Oct. 17.

Paul B. Radin, 88. Producer of the Oscar-winning film ``Born Free'' and the TV series of the same name. He was 88. Oct. 18.

The Rev. Howard Finster, 84. Backwoods Baptist preacher whose eccentric paintings teeming with childlike, colorful images and religious messages appeared on the covers of rock albums and in galleries around the world. Oct. 22.

Diana van der Vlis, 66. Actress on Broadway, (``The Happiest Millionaire'') and TV (``Ryan's Hope.'') Oct. 22.

Daniel Wildenstein, 84. One of the world's leading art dealers and collectors whose family owns two prestigious Manhattan galleries. Oct. 23.

Russell ``Rusty'' Kershaw, 63. A guitarist who performed with such greats as Neil Young, Chet Atkins, Charlie Daniels and his older brother, Doug. Oct. 23.

Eugene Jackson, 84. Actor who appeared as ``Pineapple'' in several ``Our Gang'' comedies in the 1920s and was Diahann Carroll's Uncle Lou on TV's ``Julia.'' Oct. 26.

John Springer, 85. Veteran show business press agent who handled such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Marilyn Monroe, Henry Fonda and Judy Garland; called ``the last of the PR gentlemen.'' Oct. 30.

NOVEMBER

Sir Ernst Gombrich, 92. British art historian whose book ``The Story of Art'' was translated into more than 30 languages. Nov. 3.

Roy Boulting, 87. With his twin brother he produced some of postwar Britain's most enduring films, including ``I'm All Right, Jack.'' Nov. 5.

Anthony Shaffer, 75. British playwright whose deft thriller ``Sleuth'' was one of the most successful plays of the 1970s. Nov. 6.

Ken Kesey, 66. He won fame as a novelist with ``One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'' then took an LSD-fueled bus ride that became a symbol of the psychedelic 1960s. Nov. 10.

Carrie Donovan, 73. The flamboyant fashion editor with the outsized glasses who had a second career touting T-shirts and cargo pants in Old Navy commercials. Nov. 12.

Albert Hague, 81. Tony-winning composer for ``Redhead'' and actor who played the part of cranky music teacher Benjamin Shorofsky in the movie and TV series ``Fame.'' Nov. 12.

David ``Panama'' Francis, 82. Drummer whose work was featured both in top Harlem nightclubs and rock songs such as Bobby Darin's ``Splish Splash.'' Nov. 13.

Charlotte Coleman, 33. British actress who played Hugh Grant's oddball roommate in ``Four Weddings and a Funeral.'' Nov. 15. Asthma.

Tommy Flanagan, 71. Jazz pianist who worked with such artists as Ella Fitzgerald. Nov. 16.

Jerry Jerome, 89. Tenor sax player who was a soloist with the bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. Nov. 17.

Gardner McKay, 69. He was the skipper of a schooner in the 1960s television series ``Adventures in Paradise'' before turning to writing. Nov. 21.

Ralph Burns, 79. Composer-arranger who won Academy Awards for ``Cabaret'' and ``All that Jazz.'' Nov. 21.

Norman Granz, 83. Music impresario who helped make jazz more accessible to the public and the music business fairer to black performers. Nov. 22.

O.C. Smith, 65. He had a Grammy-winning hit in 1968 with ``Little Green Apples.'' Nov. 23.

Melanie Thornton, 34. Half of the pop duo La Bouche, which had '90s hits such as ``Be My Lover'' and ``Sweet Dreams.'' Nov. 24. Airline crash.

Rachel Gurney, 81. British actress who played Lady Marjorie Bellamy on the popular television series ``Upstairs Downstairs.'' Nov. 24.

Paul Hume, 85. Critic who angered President Truman by writing that Truman's daughter, Margaret, ``cannot sing very well.'' Nov. 26.

Budd Boetticher, 85. Director of Westerns such as ``Once Upon a Time in the West'' and ``Seven Men From Now.'' Nov. 29.

Kal Mann, 84. He wrote lighthearted lyrics for rock hits such as Elvis Presley's ``(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear'' and the Dovells' ``Bristol Stomp.'' Nov. 28.

John Knowles, 75. Author whose novel about adolescent conflict, ``A Separate Peace,'' has been read by millions. Nov. 29.

George Harrison, 58. The ``quiet Beatle'' who added rock 'n' roll flash and a touch of the mystic to the band's timeless magic. Nov. 29. Cancer.

DECEMBER

Johnny Stearns, 85. Half of the duo in one of television's earliest sitcoms, ``Mary Kay and Johnny.'' Dec. 1.

Thomas D. Tannenbaum, 69. Longtime television producer who had a hand in such hits as ``Love, American Style,'' ``The Brady Bunch'' and ``Kojak.'' Dec. 1.

Danilo Donati, 75. Italian costume designer who won Oscars for Fellini's ``Casanova'' and Zeffirelli's ``Romeo and Juliet.'' Dec. 1.

Pauline Moore, 87. Actress in such 1930s films as ``Heidi,'' ``Young Mr. Lincoln'' and ``Charlie Chan at Treasure Island.'' Dec. 7.

Faith Hubley, 77. An animation artist and filmmaker whose work, featuring abstract images and jazz accompaniment, won three Academy Awards. Dec. 7.
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