Notable Deaths 2011 August

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Notable Deaths 2011 August- The following is a list of notable deaths in August 2011 celebrity a controversial reality show husband, Russell Armstrong , and a concentration camp survivor, Rudolf Brazda.

Stetson Kennedy : Notable Deaths 2011 August

A human rights activist, Stetson Kennedy is best known for infiltrating a well-known racist group, Klu Klux Klan , and authoring a book about what he witnessed. Kennedy's legacy is also left behind in the folklore group he founded, Florida Folklore Society.  
Stetson Kennedy biography October 5, 1916 – August 27, 2011 was an American author and human rights activist. One of the pioneer folklore collectors during the first half of the twentieth century, he is remembered for having infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s, exposing its secrets to authorities and the outside world. His actions lead the 1947 revocation by state of Georgia of the Klan's national corporate charter. Kennedy was the author of eight books and the co-author of a ninth.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953 was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearling, about a boy who adopts an orphaned fawn, won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939 and was later made into a movie, also known as The Yearling. The book was written long before the concept of young-adult fiction, but is now commonly included in teen-reading lists.

Esther Gordy Edwards : Notable Deaths 2011 August

Edwards she born Georgia, United States, transformed an old recording studio, Hitsville USA, into a museum as a way of preserving the Motown sound. Edwards' nickname, Esther Gordy Edwards "Pillar of Motown" , says it all about how much she meant to the Motown music community. 
Esther Gordy Edwards biography April 25, 1920 – August 24, 2011 was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label during the 1960s. Edwards created the Motown Museum, Hitsville U.S.A., by preserving the label's Detroit studio. She also served as President of the Motown Museum. Howard University university did Edwards attend. 
Smokey Robinson born February 19, 1940 is an American R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson is one of the primary figures associated with Motown, second only to the company's founder, Berry Gordy. Robinson's consistent commercial success and creative contributions to the label have earned him the title "King of Motown." As an original member of Motown Records' first vocal group The Miracles and as a solo artist, Robinson delivered many U.S. and U.K. Top 40 hits for Motown between 1960 and 1987. He also served as the company's vice president from 1961 to 1988.

Nick Ashford : Notable Deaths 2011 August

 Wife his, Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford wrote and produced several hit songs, including this Marvin Gaye hit, aint no mountain high enough. Ashford and his wife were also successful as performers themselves and had a hit with their song "Solid"
Nickolas Ashford biography May 4, 1941 – August 22, 2011, and Valerie Simpson (born August 26, 1946), were a husband and wife songwriting/production team and recording artists.
Ashford was born Fairfield, South Carolina, and Simpson in Bronx, New York. They met at Harlem's White Rock Baptist Church in 1963. After having recorded unsuccessfully as a duo, they joined aspiring solo artist and former member of the Ikettes, Joshie Jo Armstead, at the Scepter/Wand label where their compositions were recorded by Ronnie Milsap ("Never Had It So Good"), Maxine Brown ("One Step At A Time"), as well as the Shirelles and Chuck Jackson. Another of the trio's songs, "Let's Go Get Stoned", gave Ray Charles a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966. That same year Ashford & Simpson joined Motown, where their best-known songs included "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)". As performers, Ashford and Simpson's best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and 1985 UK). The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002. Ashford meet his wife White Rock Baptist Church Harlem, New York , "I'm Every Woman"

Michael Showers : Notable Deaths 2011 August

Known for his role in a hit HBO show, Treme and for his appearances in "Breaking Bad, " "I Love You Phillip Morris" and a vampire TV show, The Vampire Diaries , Michael Showers' untimely death, Michael Showers found dead , shocked fans of his work. Michael Showers biography , 1963 - August 2011 was an actor who appeared in 'Treme,' 'Traffic,' and 'I Love You Phillip Morris'. He was found dead in the Mississippi River in August of 2011.

Mike Flanagan : Notable Deaths 2011 August

A star baseball player pitcher position for this team, Baltimore Orioles , from the' 70s through the early '90s, Flanagan was known for his incredible talent prestigious award did he win, Cy Young award, as well as for his quick wit read about it, Remembering Mike Flanagan, the funniest man in  baseball. 
Mike Flanagan baseball player biography December 16, 1951 – August 24, 2011 was an American left-handed pitcher, front office executive, and color commentator. With the exception of four years with the Toronto Blue Jays (1987–1990), he was most associated with the Baltimore Orioles during almost all of his time in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Flanagan was a starting pitcher for the Orioles in his first thirteen seasons as a major-league player from 1975 through 1987. He was named to the American League (AL) All-Star Team once in 1978. The following year, the first of two times he would play on an AL pennant winner, his 23 victories led the circuit and earned him the league's Cy Young Award. He was a member of the Orioles' World Series Championship team in 1983. He returned to Baltimore to close out his playing career as a reliever in 1991 and 1992. During this second tour, he contributed to the most recent no-hitter thrown by the club. He was also the last Orioles pitcher to appear in a major-league contest at Memorial Stadium.
In an 18-season career, Flanagan posted a 167–143 record with 1491 strikeouts and a 3.90 ERA in 2770.0 innings pitched.
He served in three different positions with the Orioles after his retirement as an active player. He was the pitching coach in 1995 and 1998 and the executive vice president of baseball operations from 2006 through 2008. At the time of his death, he was one of the team's broadcasters, a capacity he had previously held twice (1996–1997, 1999–2002)
Flanagan's daughter make history, Mike Flanagan, daughter fourth test tube baby , 1983 baseball World Series.

Jerry Leiber : Notable Deaths 2011 August

With his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller Jerry Leiber wrote many rock ''n' roll hits, including "Stand by Me", Stand By Me song, and this classic Elvis Presley song, Jailhouse Rock. Leiber was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985 and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Contestants on this TV show, American Idol, performed his songs for one episode. Jerry Leiber biography , April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011. Jerry Leiber lyricist, Yakety Yak song Records in 1958.
American Idol Leiber and Stoller

Scotty Robertson : Notable Deaths 2011 August

Throughout his life as an NBA coach, Robertson head-coached the New Orleans Jazz called this, Utah Jazz, the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons. He went on to be assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns, the Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers and this Texas team, San Antonio Spurs. 
Scotty Robertson basketball coach biography February 1, 1930 – August 18, 2011, was an American basketball coach of four NBA teams. He was the first coach for the New Orleans Jazz (now the Utah Jazz), and he later coached the Chicago Bulls and the Detroit Pistons. He also has a stint as assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, and the Miami Heat.
Robertson was born in Fort Smith in western Arkansas. As a sixth grader, he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he played basketball and baseball for C.E. Byrd High School, from which he graduated in 1947. He attended the University of Texas at Austin but graduated in 1951 from Louisiana Tech University. He obtained a master's degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. After his graduation from Louisiana Tech, he played baseball in the Chicago White Sox organization before returning to basketball as a coach.
Robertson coached at Byrd High School for eight years, having accomplished a 163-91 record. He then coached at Louisiana Tech from 1964 to 1974. There he amassed a 165-86 record and during the early 1970s led the Bulldogs to a No. 1 ranking in the national college division. The Bulldogs procured three championships in the former Gulf States Conference under Robertson's tutelage and also entered two National Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments.
Robertson was nominated to eight athletic halls of fame and was a Louisiana Tech "Alumnus of the Year" for the university school of education. He was a member of the Louisiana Tech Letterman Club and the Byrd High School Super Stars. Robertson was also a classic car collector.
At the time of his death of lung cancer at the age of 81, Robertson was residing in Ruston, the location of Louisiana Tech, with his wife the former Betty Lou Lancaster, a member of a prominent family originally from Tensas Parish in eastern Louisiana.[3]He was survived by his daughters, Libby Robertson Power (husband Robert) of Frisco, Texas, Claudia Robertson Fowler (husband Royal) of Franklin, Tennessee, and Vicki Robertson Page of Ruston. He had ten grandchildren.
Services were held on August 21, 2011, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ruston.
His obituary describes him, accordingly: "Despite compiling significant accolades in his professional career, no list does justice in describing a man that touched so many, angered so few and was respected and revered by all. Knowing the man was the only true description of his greatness. For those who knew him, he will never be forgotten. His love will carry on forever."

Pete Pihos : Notable Deaths 2011 August

A native of this holiday destination, Orlando, Florida , Pihos was an All-American football player at this university, Indiana University. Pihos went on to play in the NFL for this team, Philadelphia Eagles, from 1947 to 1955. Pihos died from this degenerative disease, alzheimer's disease , which was the focus of a documentary film, Dear Dad by Melissa Pihos , produced by his daughter. Position did Pihos play Pete Pihos receiver.Pete Pihos' nickname, The Golden Greek.

Russell Armstrong : Notable Deaths 2011 August

Russell Armstrong was an investment banker and venture capitalist in this California city, Beverly Hills, California. He is known for being the estranged husband of a reality show cast member, Taylor Armstrong, and he appeared on the Bravo show. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills , several times. Housewives re edit, Jill Zarin tweets about Russell Armstrong.

Albert Brown :Notable Deaths 2011 August

Albert Brown was the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March, Albert Brown 105. A former dentist, Brown and 78,000 other prisoners of war were forced to walk for dozens of miles, Bataan Death March 65 miles, a trek that killed more than 11,000. During the war, Brown also survived malaria, dengue fever and a broken neck. Nickname is "Doc Brown" Albert Brown. College did Brown go to, Creighton University, Omaha.

Ernie Johnson : Notable Deaths 2011 August

Ernie Johnson was a Major League Baseball player, ernie johnson pitcher, in the '40s and '50s. He played for the Boston Braves, the Milwaukee Braves and the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson later became a commentator for the Atlanta Braves, working with his son, Ernie Johnson Jr. 
1957 World Series The 1957 World Series featured the defending champions, the New York Yankees (American League), playing against the Milwaukee Braves (National League). After finishing just one game behind the N.L. Champion Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956, the Braves came back in 1957 to win their first pennant since moving from Boston in 1953. The Braves won the Series in seven games, behind Lew Burdette's three complete game victories, and became the first team to win a championship after relocating.

Zachery Tims : Notable Deaths 2011 August

A co-pastor of this church, New Destiny Christian Center, and a televangelist commonly appearing on this TV program, Praise the Lord, Zachery Tims died nearly four years after he publicly asked for forgiveness for his extramarital affairs.  
Zachary Tims biography April 18, 1969 – August 12, 2011 was an American Christian televangelist, inspirational speaker, and co-pastor of the New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida. In addition to his own program, No Limits, which was taped at the megachurch in Apopka, Tims also made frequent guest host appearances on Trinity Broadcasting Network's program segment Praise The Lord. Maranatha Bible College. Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Jani Lane: Notable Deaths 2011 August

The lead singer of -glam band Warrant music Jani Lane wrote six top 40 singles most successful single, Warrant Heaven. Lane was also a cast member on this reality show, Celebrity Fit Club. Jani Lane biography February 1, 1964 – August 11, 2011, born John Kennedy Oswald, later changed to John Patrick Oswald was an American recording artist and the lead vocalist, frontman, lyricist and main songwriter for the glam metal band Warrant. Birth name is Jani Lane, John Kennedy Oswald.
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