Recent necrology, January 2010

Necrology – a list of notable people who have died recently. Now a regular feature on our blog.

Louis Auchincloss, 1917-2010
American novelist, historian, and essayist
Kage Baker, 1952-2010
American science fiction and fantasy writer
Miep Gies, 1909-2010
Dutch woman who helped hide Anne Frank’s family from the Nazis and found Anne Frank’s diary
William Lederer, 1912-2010
American author and naval career officer
Kate McGarrigle, 1944-2010
Singer-songwriter and head of a musical dynasty, who was treasured for her elegant and elegiac records
Robert B. Parker, 1932-2010
American crime writer whose most famous works are the Spenser series
Juliet Peter, 1915-2010
Born in Canterbury, Juliet Peter was one of a generation of gifted students who graduated from Canterbury College School of Art in the late 1930s
Roberts, John Storm, 1936-2009
Scholar who traced the links between different world music traditions and how they influenced each other
J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010
Legendary author, youth hero and fugitive from fame whose ‘The catcher in the rye’ shocked and inspired a world he increasingly shunned
Erich Segal, 1937-2010
Classics professor who wrote the tear-jerking smash hit Love Story
Jean Simmons, 1929-2010
British film star of the Forties who made a partly successful transition to Hollywood in the Fifties and Sixties
Ed Thigpen, 1930-2010
Drummer renowned for his subtlety and precision who made his name with the Oscar Peterson Trio
Doris Tutill, 1916-2010
Head of art at St Margaret’s College for 25 years, ordained Anglican priest in 1986
Earl Wild, 1915-2010
Piano virtuoso who ranged from Liszt to Gershwin and brought an electrifying style to the great concertos
Howard Zinn, 1922-2010
American historian, author, playwright and activist

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