Friday, March 2, 2012

The Golem's Top 25 Deaths of 2011 (Part 4 of 5)

10. Amy Winehouse
Super-talented soul singer with a powerful voice. Terrible tragedy that she died at age 27.

9. Sidney Lumet
Extraordinary (Philadelphia-born) film director. 12 Angry Men, Serpico, The Verdict, Dog Day Afternoon, and many others.

8. Elizabeth Taylor (left)
She was a movie STAR - but also a fine actress in her day. Check out Suddenly Last Summer and BUtterfield 8 as evidence.

7. Charlie Callas
Hysterically funny comic - most notable for his talk-show spots in the 60s and 70s.

6. Dennis Ritchie
Co-creator of the C programming language (and father of all the 'curly brace' languages - like Java - that followed) and a little thing called the Unix operating system.