Tuesday, December 29, 2009

R.I.P. in 2009: the 60s

Among those we lost in 2009 who came to boomer fame in the 60s: actor James Whitmore ("The Law and Mr. Jones" and the 50s' Them!); singer Gordon Waller of Peter & Gordon; actor Patrick McGoohan (TV's "The Prisoner") singer Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary; singer Koko Taylor; TV news icon Walter Cronkite; dancer Merce Cunningham; actor Wendy Richard (Gumshoe and "The EastEnders") impressario Allen Klein (with the Beatles); Ed McMahon (with Johnny Carson.) Not pictured: Robert MacNamara, Senator Edward Kennedy and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who all first became prominent during the JFK administration. (That shot of Cronkite shows him announcing the death of JFK.) Also not pictured: Henry Gibson ("Laugh-In")

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