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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.