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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Those that left us in 2006 - March

MARCH:

Harry Browne, 72. Twice ran for president as the Libertarian Party candidate. March 1.

Richard Kuklinski, 70. Notorious Mafia hitman known as "The Iceman." March 5.

Dana Reeve, 44. Actress-singer, devoted herself to husband Christopher Reeve after he was paralyzed. March 6. Lung cancer.

Kirby Puckett, 45. Baseball Hall of Famer; carried Minnesota Twins to two World Series titles. March 6. Stroke.

Gordon Parks, 93. Life photographer; Hollywood's first major black director ("Shaft.") March 7.

John Profumo, 91. Former British Cabinet minister whose affair with a call girl also involved with a Soviet spy caused huge scandal in 1963. March 9.

Slobodan Milosevic, 64. Former Yugoslav leader; accused of orchestrating conflict that killed 250,000. March 11.

Maureen Stapleton, 80. Oscar-winning actress; excelled on stage, screen, television. March 13.

Robert C. Baker, 84. Food science professor behind such innovations as chicken nuggets. March 13.

Lennart Meri, 76. Former Estonian president; helped Baltic nation break from Soviet Union in 1991. March 14.

Ray Meyer, 92. Longtime DePaul basketball coach; twice took team to NCAA Final Four. March 17.

G. William Miller, 81. Former Federal Reserve chairman; treasury secretary during Carter administration. March 17.

Oleg Cassini, 92. His designs helped make Jacqueline Kennedy the most glamorous first lady. March 17.

Desmond T. Doss Sr., 87. A conscientious objector who, though a non-combatant, earned a Medal of Honor. March 23.

Sarah Caldwell, 82. Hailed as first lady of opera for her productions with Opera Company of Boston. March 23.

J. Glenn Beall Jr., 78. Former Maryland senator. March 24.

Buck Owens, 76. The flashy rhinestone cowboy who shaped country music with hits like "Act Naturally." March 25.

Lyn Nofziger, 81. Ronald Reagan's political adviser, known for his unorthodox style. March 27.

Paul Dana, 30. Up-and-coming race car driver. March 26. Crash.

Rudolf Vrba, 81. Described death camp horrors after escaping Auschwitz, saving thousands. March 27.

Bernard Siegan, 81. Conservative legal scholar. March 27.

Caspar W. Weinberger, 88. Consummate Cold Warrior; President Reagan's defense secretary. March 28.

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