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Post Mortem: March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010

Va. Congressman Stanford E. Parris

Republican Congressman Stanford E. Parris, who served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Northern Virginia, has died at the age of 80. Parris was elected in 1972, served one term, and went back to Congress in 1981, serving until 1991. He supported transportation efforts in Northern Virginia...

By Matt Schudel  |  March 27, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Jim Marshall, legendary rock photographer, dies

Jim Marshall, one of the most famous rock photographer of the last 50 years, who captured iconic images of musical legends including Janis Joplin, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, has died, according to the Associated Press. He was in New York City to promote his latest book, "Match Prints," a...

By Emma Brown  |  March 25, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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106-year-old who saw Obama inauguration dies

Ella Mae Johnson, the Ohio woman who traveled to Washington to witness Barack Obama's inauguration shortly after her 105th birthday, died Monday, March 22. She was 106 at the time of her death and during the course of her life had experienced prejudice and racism firsthand. The inauguration of the...

By Emma Brown  |  March 25, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Actor Robert Culp Dead

Actor Robert Culp, 79, best known for his work in television's "I Spy" in the 1960s and more recently in "Everybody Loves Raymond," died this morning after a fall at his Hollywood home, authorities said. The actor was rushed to Queen of Angels hospital shortly after 11 a.m. PDT after...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  March 24, 2010; 4:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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Note From a Scoop Artist

A strongly worded but fun and, above all, unexpected e-mail arrived today from veteran journalist Henry Raymont. The note regarded an obit I wrote in 2007 about Lester "Ziff" Ziffren, one of the more interesting journalists I ever buried in the pages of The Post. Ziffren died at 101 and...

By Adam Bernstein  |  March 24, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Female Pilots with Attitude

At a time when we routinely accept women in virtually all professions, trades and roles, it's sometimes hard to remember how long it took to get here. I particularly like being reminded of those who broke barriers and remained true to their personalities and beliefs. The 1920s and 1930s were...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  March 24, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marva Wright, Blues Singer, Dies

Terence McArdle, a blues musician who contributes to the obit page, writes: Marva Wright, a New Orleans blues and soul singer who worked the clubs on Bourbon Street for many years, has died at 62 at her daughter's home in New Orleans. During 2005 and 2006, Ms. Wright lived in...

By Adam Bernstein  |  March 23, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Margaret Moth, combat zone photographer, dies

Margaret Moth, a tough CNN photojournalist who worked in war zones and favored the color black, died yesterday at 59. She had colon cancer, according to the Associated Press obituary. In 1992, she was shot in the face by a sniper while covering the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her jaw and...

By Emma Brown  |  March 22, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Stewart Udall and Liz Carpenter

Wow, two icons of the early 1960s lost on the same day: Stewart Udall and Liz Carpenter both died Saturday. In this May 12, 1965 file photo, Secretary of the interior Stewart Udall gives Liz Carpenter, press secretary for Ladybird Johnson, with "Chief Otter" award at Peaks of Otter, Va.,...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  March 21, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Clarke Daniel, Affable Real Estate Developer, Dies

Timothy R. Smith, who works in Style, is a contributor to the obit page. His obit for Clarke Daniel, a 99-year-old real estate developer, appears today in The Post. Smith writes: Clarke Daniel, who spent more than 60 years developing real estate in the Washington-area, had an uncanny knack for...

By Adam Bernstein  |  March 21, 2010; 5:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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