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"How are we to help those who die and those who have died?"
Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

"By writing or reading obituaries,
we can discover ways to make our time on earth more worthwhile, more productive, more meaningful to others."
Alana Baranick, "Life on the Death Beat"


"'I always read the obituaries in The Times,' I explained to her. 'They make me bloody glad to be alive.'"
John Mortimer, "Rumpole's Return"

George Murdock

Actor -- via . He was equally at home playing authority figures (such as God, in "Star Trek V"), villains and creeps (Lt. Scanlon on "Barney Miller"). Prolific -- 51 years in the biz, 186 roles on film and TV.