Actor Larry Linville dies at 60. He will always
be remembered as the whiny and overly militant Frank Burns from the long
running television show M.A.S.H. Linville, who suffered from cancer,
died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, from complications
of pneumonia. Along with fellow cst members Alan Alda, Wayne
Rogers, and Gary Burghoff, he was an indelible memory among the mayhem
portrayed at the famous 4077th Mobil Army Surgical Hospital. Linville portrayed
the quintessential neurotic, immature, self-absorbed tent mate who just
begged to be the object of abuse and practical jokes. He left the show
after the fifth season, and made other television appearances, but none
were as memorable as his role on M.A.S.H. Larry Linville is survived
by his wife, Deborah. Phillip W. Katz - April
In 1986 Katz released his PKZip file compression program which revolutionized
the Bulletin Board Systems to be used in the infancy of the internet.
Katz was 37 years old when he dide of complications from a long-time illness. David Merrick -
April 25, 2000
Broadway Producer David Merrick, whose
savvy sense of show business and popular taste helped create such enduring
musical hits as Gypsy, Hello, Dolly and 42nd Street died Tuesday.
He was 88. Merrick dominated New York theater in Broadway's Golden
Age after World War II, producing more than 80 shows including Oliver!,
Carnival, Fanny, Look Back in Anger, Becket, Irma La douce, Play it Again,
Sam, A Taste of Honey, Stop the World -I Want to Get Off, Cactus Flower,
Philadelphia, Here I come, Forty Carats, I Do! I Do! and Promises, Promises.
six times to five wives, Mr. Merrick is survived by his widow, Natalie
Lloyd, whom he married in November, 1999.
Cardinal John O'Connor
- May 4, 2000
During 16 years at the helm of the nations's
most prominent Catholic pulpit, Cardinal O'Connor inspired a flock of millions
by preaching compassion, helping the poor and fighting a brave public battle
against the brain tumor that would kill him. He also placed himself
at the center of some of the country's most heated debates, angering many
with his staunch support of the Roman Catholic church's positions on abortion
and homosexuality even as he charmed many critics with his warm wit.
O'Connor died Wednesday, eight months after surgery to remove a cancerous
brain tumor. He was 80.Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
- May 7, 2000 The rakishly handsome actor, producer, author and businessman, who
was a real life war hero and a friend of royalty, made his own mark in
about 80 movies, including Catherine the Great, The Prisoner of Zenda,
Gunga Din, Little Caesar, Sinbad the Sailor and State Secret.
A spokesman for Manhattan's Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home confirmed
Fairbanks' death at age 90. He did not disclose the cause of death.