Fisher, Glenn, Castro and Scalia: Notable Deaths of 2016

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, astronaut John Glenn and actress Carrie Fisher were among the newsmakers who died in 2016. Others included Alan Rickman, Harper Lee, Patty Duke, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, Alan Thicke and Debbie Reynolds. Here are some of the year's notable deaths: January Pierre Boulez, 90. Former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic who moved between conducting, composition and teaching as one of the leading figures in modern classical music. Jan. 5. Pat Harrington Jr., 86. Actor and comedian who in the 1950s got attention as a member of Steve Allen's fabled TV comic troupe but secured lasting fame decades later as Dwayne Schneider, the cocky handyman on One Day at a Time. Jan. 6. Alan Rickman, 69. Classically trained British stage star and screen villain in the Harry Potter saga and other films. Jan. 14. Rene Angelil, 73. Celine Dion's husband and manager, who molded her from a French-speaking Canadian ingénue into one of the world's most successful singers. Jan. 14. Dan Haggerty, 74. Rugged, bearded actor who starred in the film and TV series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Jan. 15. Ettore Scola, 84. The Golden Globe winner and five-time Oscar nominee was considered among the great directors and screenwriters of Italian cinema. Jan. 19. Abe Vigoda, 94. Character actor whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series Barney Miller and the doomed Mafia soldier in The Godfather. Jan. 26. February June Mattingly, 83. Founder of the Dallas Art Dealers Association and a beloved figure in the Texas art community. Feb. 1. Bob Elliott, 92. Half of the enduring TV and radio comedy team Bob and Ray. Feb. 2. Edgar Mitchell, 85. Apollo 14 astronaut who became the sixth man on the moon. Feb. 4. Antonin Scalia, 79. Influential conservative and provocative member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Feb. 13. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 93. Veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country's landmark peace deal with Israel but clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general. Feb. 16. Andrzej Zulawski, 75. Filmmaker and writer named best director last year at a film festival in Switzerland for his latest film, Cosmos. Feb. 17. Angela "Big Ang" Raiola, 55. Raspy-voiced bar owner who gained fame on the reality TV series Mob Wives. Feb. 18. Harper Lee, 89. Elusive novelist whose child's-eye view of racial injustice in a small Southern town, To Kill a Mockingbird, became standard reading for millions of young people and an Oscar-winning film. Feb. 19.   Continue reading...

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