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We've missed the chance to point out some good obituaries about colorful folks in the last couple days.

Richard E. LaMotta, inventor of the venerable Chipwich ice cream sandwich, died May 11 of a heart attack at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. And Chicago mob hit man Harry Aleman, 71, died May 15 at an Illinois prison.

Pamela Green, Britain's best-known pin-up girl (and the first woman to appear nude in a British feature, died May 7 at age 81.

The movie was "Peeping Tom" (1960), and Ms. Green played, as the Daily Telegraph puts it, "one of the victims of a murderous photographer (Karl Böhm) who impales young women on the leg of his camera tripod."

"I can't understand why a woman should be embarrassed or degraded by looking at a nude body," she once told the BBC's Woman's Hour, according to the Telegraph. "We've all got one."

By Emma Brown  |  May 18, 2010; 10:23 AM ET
Categories:  The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: harry aleman mob hit man died, harry aleman mob hit man dies, pamela green actress died, pamela green actress dies, richard lamotta chipwich died, richard lamotta chipwich dies  
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