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a child-care expert who was known as the Baby Whisperer and
was the author
of popular books on babies, died on Nov. 25 in northern England.
She was 44. The cause was melanoma, said Stina Smemo, a spokeswoman
for her British publisher, Vermilion, which is part of Random
House. Ms. Hogg was a sought-after nanny with a celebrity
clientele that included Jodie Foster, Cindy Crawford, Jamie
Lee Curtis, Michael J. Fox and Calista Flockhart. Her nickname
was a reference to the book and film "The Horse Whisperer,"
about a trainer who could communicate with animals. Her skill,
according to her Web site, was "an uncanny ability to
understand what babies need by listening to their cries and
tuning in to their body language."
(from the New York Times)
Terry Melcher, the son of 1950s movie icon Doris Day, famed
for his work with the Beach Boys and for his brush with killer
Charles Manson, died at the age of 62 after a long battle
Tom Auer, publisher
of the literary magazine, Bloomsbury Review, died after a
four-year battle with melanoma. He was 50. He was devoted
to producing the respected Denver- based literary magazine.
Distributed worldwide, the magazine covers the literary world,
offering book reviews, author interviews, essays and poetry.
here for a link to a column in the Rocky Mountain News
about Tom Auer.
a 30-year veteran of Florida television news who covered everything
from the O.J. Simpson trial to the Gulf War, died three days
short of his 56th birthday.
Londner had been battling melanoma for three years and took
a leave of absence from his reporting post at WSVN-Fox 7 in
January as his condition worsened.
(From the Miami
Squadron, a lawyer known for his ties to influential figures
from presidents to choreographers, died of melanoma. He was
75. Squadron had high-profile clients such as media magnate
Rupert Murdoch and Playboy magazine. He was considered a tough
strategist and negotiator. Known for his nearly photographic
memory and full Rolodex, Squadron had ties to Ian Schrager
and Steve Rubell, the owners of the famed Studio 54 nightclub.
He also was David Dinkins' lawyer before Dinkins became mayor
of New York. A longtime patron of the arts, Squadron led several
cultural organizations, and was president of the American
Jewish Congress from 1978 to 1984.
associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who specialized
in 19th- and early 20th-century American art, died of complications
of melanoma. She was 51. She helped to organize last year's
exhibit ``Art and the Empire City: New York 1825-1861,'' which
traced the beginning of New York's ascendancy as a cultural
of former President Ronald Reagan. Worked as political analyst,
radio talk show host, commentator and author of "First
Father, First Daughter: A memoir." Maureen Reagan
had battled skin cancer since 1996. She was hospitalized in
early 2001 but released in June when her treatment appeared
successful. But she learned shortly after that the tumors
had spread to her brain.
Died from metastasized melanoma. Director of the Film Study
Center at Harvard University. He made several films for PBS,
including biographical films about poets Wallace Stevens and
William Carlos Williams, and the novelist William Kennedy.
face on television for decades with appearances on such shows
as Mission: Impossible, Mash, Rockford Files
in dozens of TV shows including The Rifleman, The X Files,
Marcus Welby, MD and Melrose Place in a career
spanning three decades. He is credited for helping to create
the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
of Oscar-winning actor Jack Palance. An actor in his own right
he appeared alongside his father in the film Young Guns. He
was 42 when he died from malignant melanoma in 1998. His father
hosts the Cody Palance Memorial Golf Classic to raise funds
and awareness for the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood
Diseases at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Famous actor who died from a combination of melanoma and Alzheimer's.
Probably best known for his "Mickey" character in
the "Rocky" movies. Appeared in more than 120 movies
in his long Hollywood career including both "Grumpy Old
Men" movies and "Clash of the Titans".
more famous after her death than in life, Eva Cassidy was
an extraordinary vocalist, best known for her interpretation
of Sting's "Fields of Gold." Sting was quoted
as saying that he has rarely heard a "voice of such purity"
after hearing her rendition of his classic song. For much
more about Eva Cassidy and her music please visit a great
devoted to her and her music. As a testament to her musical
abilities and loyal fans, the website is still updated today,
more than six years after her death.
died of melanoma and brain cancer in 1981 at the age of 36,
and is still the best-selling reggae artist in the world.