Dana Elcar was 77. He was the round-faced, balding actor whose real-life struggle with blindness was written into his role on the TV adventure series "MacGyver".
Ann Bancroft was 73. She won the 1962 best actress Oscar as the teacher of a young Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" but achieved greater fame as the seductive Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate".
George Mikan was 80. He was the "gentle giant" who a half-century ago brought fame and stability to the fledgling world of professional basketball and literally transformed the game.
Oscar Brown Jr. was 78. He was a legendary rhythm & blues and jazz singer known for such compositions "The Snake," "Signifyin' Monkey" and lyrics for Miles Davis' "All Blues."
John D'Amico was 67. He was a Hall of Fame hockey linesman who officiated close to 2,000 career NHL games.
Eddie Albert was 99. He was an actor best known as the constantly befuddled city slicker-turned-farmer in television's "Green Acres".
Domenic Troiano was 59. His unparalleled guitar playing talent led him to replace Robbie Robertson as the lead guitarist for Ronnie Hawkins and Randy Bachman in The Guess Who in the mid '70s.
Thurl Ravenscroft was 91. He voiced Tony the Tiger for more than 50 years, along with roles in a number of animated Disney films, including "The Jungle Book", "Mary Poppins", "Alice in Wonderland" and "Lady and the Tramp". For "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", he sang "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch" and he also lent his voice to thrill rides at California's Disneyland.
Frank Gorshin was 72. He was the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as The Riddler on the old "Batman" television series.
Bob Hunter was 63. He co-founded Greenpeace and was also a broadcaster, journalist, author and political hopeful. He was most recently the ecology news specialist for CHUM's Citytv and CP24 TV channels and the man behind Paper Cuts, a segment in which he wore a bathrobe and commented on the stories in the day's newspapers.
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