26 February 2011 - PeopleWiki

Bill Grigsby

William W. “Bill” Grigsby (February 13, 1922 – February 26, 2011) was an American sportscaster and member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Grigsby was best known for his work with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Eugene Fodor (violinist)

Eugene Nicholas Fodor, Jr. (March 5, 1950 – February 26, 2011) was an American classical violinist.
Fodor was born in Denver, Colorado. His first 10 years of study were with Harold Wippler, who taught him from 1958 until 1968. Wippler observed that “It was very apparent that he had exceptional talent. Not just technical talent but a great, unusual understanding of music.” He then studied at the Juilliard School in New York City, Indiana University and the University of Southern California, where his teachers included Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, respectively.
Fodor made his solo debut with the Denver Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, playing Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and began touring as a soloist while still a young teenager.
Fodor won numerous national contests before the age of 17, including First Prize in both the Merriweather Post Competition in Washington, D.C. and the Young Musicians Foundation Competition in Los Angeles, California.
He went on to win first prize in the Paganini Competition in Italy in 1972, at the age of 22. It was this win that gained him widespread public attention. He achieved the highest prize awarded (second prize, shared with two other violinists since first prize was not awarded that year) in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1974 in Moscow, Russia. This award raised his profile further, as an American sharing the top Soviet prize during the height of the Cold War. He signed a recording contract with RCA Red Seal and was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Fodor was also awarded the European Soloist award “Prix Europeen du Soliste” in January 1999.
Fodor appeared on the television show SCTV on 20 November 1981 in a parody of the Joan Crawford movie Humoresque called New York Rhapsody.
His career declined in the late 1980s after an arrest for drug possession on Martha’s Vineyard in 1989 resulted in negative publicity.
Fodor died from cirrhosis in Arlington County, Virginia, at the age of 60. His first marriage was to Susan Davis in 1978 and they divorced in 1986. His second marriage to Sally Svetland also ended in divorce. He remarried Susan in November 2010. He and Susan had three children and two grandchildren.

Mark Tulin

Mark Shalom Tulin (November 21, 1948 – February 26, 2011) was the bassist with The Electric Prunes.

Susan Crosland

Susan Barnes Crosland (23 January 1927 – 26 February 2011) was an American journalist and novelist who was resident in London for more than fifty years. She was the widow of the Labour Party politician Anthony Crosland.
Born Susan Barnes Watson in Baltimore, Maryland, the descendant of passengers on the Mayflower, she was the daughter of Mark Skinner Watson, a defence correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, later the publication’s editor, and Susan Owens who was also a journalist. She graduated from Vassar College and taught at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In 1952 she married Patrick Skene Catling, then working with her father, and relocated to London in 1956 when Catling was posted to the London office of The Baltimore Sun.
At a party during the year she met Anthony Crosland shortly after The Future of Socialism, his most significant book, had been published. Her first marriage collapsed in 1960, and she and Crosland married in 1964; they kept separate residences at first. By now she had begun to write for British newspapers, originally as Susan Barnes. Taken on by John Junor of The Sunday Express just prior to her divorce, she freelanced after her second marriage, and specialised in writing features and profile articles. Following a period on the pre-Murdoch The Sun, Crosland worked for The Sunday Times from 1970. Noted for her profiles she insisted on not interviewing the wives of ‘great men’ feeling that “they wanted to perpetuate the image”. Labour politician Tony Benn though, one of her subjects and a friend of her husband, persuaded Crosland not publish an article dedicated to himself (he had been allowed to vet it) which Benn considered unflattering. The interview was eventually published in The Spectator during October 1987.
Anthony Crosland had a fatal stroke in February 1977. His wife had strongly supported him throughout his periods as a Cabinet Minister, culminating in his appointment as Foreign Secretary in 1976, was pressed to stand as the Labour candidate for his Grimsby constituency in the subsequent by-election. She declined, but subsequently wrote a well-received biography of him published in 1982. One friend she acquired in this period via the biography, Therese Lawson, second wife of the Conservative politician Nigel Lawson, once spoke of the impression Crosland made on her:

Some people make a deliberate stage entrance. Susan isn’t like that but she does have a definite presence. Her voice has a slow, gentle, appealing laugh to it. It’s not in the least bit raucous. Susan is much too ladylike for that. She has a particular American sense of humour which I appreciate.

Resuming her writing career, a biography of Anthony Blunt fell through after Crosland had already spent a third of the advance. George Weidenfeld, her publisher, suggested a novel instead, the result Ruling Passions appeared in 1989, the first of several works of fiction ending with The Politician’s Wife in 2001. Crosland also assembled two volumes of collected journalism.
By the mid-1980s, Crosland had formed a deep platonic relationship with the conservative journalist Auberon Waugh which lasted until his death in 2001. By then she had begun to suffer from severe arthritis, thought to have had its origins in a riding accident she had suffered at eighteen, and acquired the MRSA bacterium while in hospital having a hip replaced; the infection went undiagnosed for some time.
Susan Crosland was survived by her first husband and their two daughters.

James A. McClure

James Albertus “Jim” McClure (December 27, 1924 – February 26, 2011) was an American politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms.

Felix Cappella

Felix Cappella (January 24, 1930 in Fara Sabina – February 26, 2011 in Newmarket, Ontario) was a race walker from Canada, who represented Canada at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He won the silver medal at the 50 km event at the 1967 Pan American Games, and bronze in the 20 km race.

Gilles Dostaler

Gilles Dostaler’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Roch Thériault

Roch Thériault (May 16, 1947 – February 26, 2011) was a Canadian cult leader who led the small religious group the Ant Hill Kids in Burnt River, Ontario, between 1977 and 1989. Thériault, a self-proclaimed prophet under the name Moïse, founded the doomsday cult in Quebec based on Seventh-day Adventist Church beliefs. Thériault maintained multiple wives and concubines, impregnating all female members as a religious requirement, and fathering 26 children. Thériault’s followers, including 12 adults and 22 children, lived under his totalitarian rule at the commune and were subject to severe physical and sexual abuse.

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