A compilation of interesting and significant obituaries, as they happen, emphasizing the achievements of those who have died.
"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"
Friday, August 10, 2012
Film and TV producer and director -- via the BBC. Although primarily a documentary filmmaker, and an Emmy-winning one at that, he will be best remembered for his direction of "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."