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Deaths in February - 2019

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Actress Julie Adams, who was the damsel captured in the original Creature from the Black Lagoon, died on February 3 at the age of 92. Her memoir was called The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections From the Black Lagoon.

Feb 6, 2:51pm Top

Prolific Wiccan and New Age author D. J. Conway died on February 1 at the age of 79. Her most popular work was Celtic Magic.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Patrick Sloyan died February 4 at the age of 82. He wrote The Politics of Deception: JFK's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights and Cuba.

Feb 7, 11:28am Top

Bestselling novelist Rosamunde Pilcher died on 6 or 7 February 2018 at 94. Her 28 novels include The Shell-Seekers,

Feb 7, 3:33pm Top

Major league baseball hall of famer and first black manager Frank Robinson died February 7 at the age of 83. His books include Extra Innings, My life is baseball , and Frank: The first year .

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Disc jockey and best friend to Elvis Presley, George Klein died on February 5 at the age of 83. He wrote Elvis Presley: Family Album and Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Nights.

Longest serving US Representative John Dingell died February 7 at the age of 92. He wrote Honoring our Detroit River and The Dean: The Best Seat in the House from FDR to Obama.

Mountaineer Andy Nisbet fell to his death during a climb on February 5. He was 65. His many guidebooks include Scottish Winter Climbs and Northern Highlands South.

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Oceanographer Walter H. Munk died February 8 at the age of 101. He wrote The rotation of the earth : a geophysical discussion and Ocean acoustic tomography.

Artist Robert Ryman died February 8 at the age of 88. His work can be seen in Robert Ryman : new paintings : October 11-November 9, 2002 and Robert Ryman - Recent Paintings .

Leader in the field of women's studies Anne Firor Scott died February 6 at the age of 97. Her many books include The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930, The American Woman : Who Was She? , and Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History.

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Illustrator Tomi Ungerer died February 8 at the age of 87. His work can be seen in Crictor, The Three Robbers , The Hat, No Kiss for Mother and Moon Man.

June Hurley Young aka Miss June, a teacher best known for hosting Tampa's franchised version of the Romper Room, died February 2 at the age of 87. She wrote The Don Ce-Sar Story and Florida's Pinellas Peninsula.

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Novelist Andrea Levy died of cancer on 14 February aged 62. Her books include Small Island and The Long Song.

Feb 15, 9:58am Top

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U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones died February 10 at the age of 76. He wrote The other side of Congress : a collection of stories .

Fringe political figure Lyndon LaRouche died February 12 at the age of 96. A few of his books include Children of Satan, So, You Wish to Learn All About Economics?: A Text on Elementary, Now, Are You Ready To Learn Economics? and Earth's Next Fifty Years.

Ornithologist Tom J. Cade died February 6 at the age of 91. His books include The Falcons of the World, Peregrine Falcon Populations: Their Management and Recovery and Falcon Propagation: A Manual on Captive Breeding.

Co-creator if the modern paperback Betty Ballantine died February 12 at the age of 99. She wrote An American Celebration: The art of Charles Wysocki.

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Novelist Patricia Nell Warren died February 9 at the age of 82. She wrote The Frontrunner .

Archivist for Disney for 40 years, Dave Smith died February 15 at the age of 78. His books include Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, Ultimate Disney Trivia Quiz Book and Disney: The First 100 Years .

Younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, Lee Radziwill died February 15 at the age of 85. Her books include One Special Summer , Happy Times , and Lee .

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Pro golfer Gene Littler died February 15 at the age of 88. He wrote The Real Score and How to master the irons;: An illustrated guide to better golf.

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Controversial British law enforcement officer John Stalker died February 15 at the age of 79. His autobiography was called Stalker.

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Fashion designer and avid book collector! Karl Lagerfeld died February 19 at the age of 85. A few of his books include The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, The Emperor's New Clothes {illustrated by Karl Lagerfeld} (Illustrator) , Karl Lagerfeld: Off the Record (Designvisionen.) and La Villa Kerylos.

British politician Paul Flynn died February 17 at the age of 84. His books include How to be an MP: Learning the 'Commons Knowledge' and Dragons Led by Poodles: Inside Story of a New Labour Stitch Up .

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