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EW Remebers those who died in 2004

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LYNN CARTWRIGHT, 76, actress (older Geena Davis in A League of Their Own), 1/2

DONALD LEIGHT, 80, trumpeter (Side Man inspiration), 1/3

JOAN AIKEN, 79, children’s author (The Wolves of Willoughby Chase), 1/4

STEVEN DORFMAN, 48, Jeopardy! writer, 1/4

BRIAN GIBSON, 59, director (What’s Love Got to Do With It), 1/4

JOHN GUERIN, 64, founding member, L.A. Express, 1/5

ALEXANDRA RIPLEY, 70, author, Scarlett (sequel to Gone With the Wind), 1/10

MAX BARNES, 67, songwriter (”Look at Us”), 1/11

RANDY VANWARMER, 48, songwriter (”Just When I Needed You Most”), 1/12

RON O’NEAL, 66, actor (Superfly), 1/14

RAY STARK, 88, producer (Funny Girl), 1/17

NOBLE WILLINGHAM, 72, TV actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), 1/17

BILLY MAY, 87, Sinatra collaborator (Come Fly With Me), 1/22

CHARLOTTE ZWERIN, 72, director (Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser), 1/22

ROBERT KEESHAN, 76, Captain Kangaroo, 1/23

ANITA ADDISON, 51, one of the first female African-American TV executives (That’s Life), 1/24

MARY-ELLIS BUNIM, 57, TV producer (The Simple Life), 1/29

JANET FRAME, 79, screenwriter (the autobiographical An Angel at My Table), 1/29

JOE VITERELLI, 66, actor (Analyze This), 1/29

JULIUS DIXON, 90, songwriter (”Lollipop”), 1/30

JEFF HARRIS, 68, TV producer (Diff’rent Strokes), 2/2

ESTHER ”KITTY” BUHLER BRADLEY, 81, TV writer (My Three Sons), 2/3

CORNELIUS BUMPUS, 58, saxophonist (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan), 2/3

JASON RAIZE, 28, first adult Simba in The Lion King, 2/3

NORMAN THELWELL, 80, Punch magazine cartoonist, 2/7

JULIUS SCHWARTZ, 88, D.C. Comics editor (Green Lantern), 2/8

ROBERT F. COLESBERRY Jr., 57, TV producer (The Wire), 2/9

EDWARD JABLONSKI, 81, biographer (Irving Berlin, Ira Gershwin), 2/10

CAROLE EASTMAN, 69, screenwriter (Five Easy Pieces), 2/13

LARRY KAMM, 64, Monday Night Football director, 2/13

JAN MINER, 86, actress (Palmolive’s ”Madge”), 2/15

LES GRAY, 57, Mud lead singer, 2/21

BART HOWARD, 88, songwriter (”Fly Me to the Moon”), 2/21

ESTELLE AXTON, 85, cofounder, Stax Records, 2/24

JOHN RANDOLPH, 88, actor (Serpico, Roseanne), 2/24

PEDRO PIETRI, 59, Nuyorican playwright-poet, 3/3

DRAKE SATHER, 44, TV writer (Ed), 3/3

ANNA CARTER GORDON DAVIS, 87, singer, Chuck Wagon Gang, 3/5

PAUL WINFIELD, 62, Emmy-winning actor (Picket Fences), 3/7

TICHI KASSEL, 77, Hollywood Reporter editor/Women in Film founder, 3/8

DAVE BLOOD, 47, Dead Milkmen bassist, 3/10

J.J. JACKSON, 62, one of the first MTV VJs, 3/17

JOAN CULLMAN, 72, theater producer (Art), 3/18

JOHNNY BRISTOL, 65, music producer (Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross), 3/21

JAN BERRY, 62, singer of Jan & Dean (”Surf City”), 3/26

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