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Marvin Shapiro


Marvin Shapiro, a TV sales executive veteran who spent 28 years with CBS, died Nov. 22 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 65. Shapiro’s advertising career began during the 1960s at several New York…

Barbara Acklin


Singer-songwriter Barbara Acklin, perhaps best known for penning the Chi-Lites chart topper “Have You Seen Her?” in 1971, died Nov. 27 of pneumonia in Nebraska. She was 56. Acklin started her career…


Bob Haggart


Bob Haggart, a jazz artist and arranger who played bass with bands for nearly 70 years, died Dec. 2 of natural causes in Venice, Florida. He was 84. Haggart performed and recorded with jazz greats…

Rolando Alphonso


Rolando Alphonso, a leading Jamaican musician and tenor saxophonist for the ska group the Skatalites, died in Los Angeles of a brain hemorrhage Nov. 20, a day after he burst a blood vessel while…

Johnny Roventini


Johnny Roventini, the pint-size bellboy who became one of the best-known figures in American advertising by shouting “Call for Philip Morris,” died of natural causes Dec. 1 at a hospital near White…

William Edward Olvis


William Edward Olvis, former tenor with the New York Metropolitan Opera, has died. He was 70. Olvis died of throat cancer on Nov. 27 at his home near Redlands, Calif., where he had retired, said his…

Gerry Red Wilson


Actor-comedian Gerry Red Wilson, who starred in his own ABC sitcom “That’s Life,” which had its bow only last March, died Nov. 21 of undiagnosed meningitis at the Maui Memorial Hospital in Hawaii. He…

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