Deaths in May - 2015
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The most prima of the prima ballerinas, Russian dancer Maya Plisetskaya died May 2 at the age of 89. Her memoir was called I, Maya Plisetskaya.
Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who portrayed Capt. Kirk's crush Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek series, died May 1 at the age of 85. Her memoir was called The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy.
Journalist and auto racer Denise McCluggage died May 6 at the age of 88. She wrote My Brook's too Broad for Leaping and Centered Skier.
Prolific historian Peter Gay died May 12 at the age of 91. His books include Freud: A Life For Our Time and Weimar Culture: The Outsider as Insider.
The inspiration for many a budding writer, teacher/author/editor and all around writerly fellow William Zinsser died May 12 at the age of 92. Probably every LT member has a copy of On Writing Well on their shelf. If not, they should. :'( I'm sure he would completely edit that first sentence.
Pulitzer prize winning poet Franz Wright died May 14 at the age of 62. His collections include Walking to Martha's Vineyard and God's Silence.
Former kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowls, Garo Yepremian died May 15 at the age of 70. He wrote The Win-Win Book and I Keek a Touchdown.
Childbirth expert who popularized Lamaze Elizabeth Bing died May 15 at the age of 100. Her books include Six Practical Lessons for Easier Childbirth, Laughter and Tears: The Emotional Life of new Mothers and Having a Baby After 30.
She wrote over 90 books and many more short stories as well as and plays for BBC Radio and episodes of Blake’s 7
she wrote in many genres, from horror to children's fiction, and was particularly well regarded in science fiction and fantasy community. perhaps best known for The Silver Metal Lover
Former head of the N.C.A.A. Walter Byers died May 26 at the age of 93. He wrote Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Exploiting College Athletes.
Scholar of anti-Semitism Robert S. Wistrich died May 19 at the age of 70. His books include Hitler and the Holocaust and Anti-Semitism: The Longest Hatred.
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