Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Phil Rizzuto (1917 - 2007)

Phil Rizzuto, the Hall of Fame Yankees shortstop nicknamed The Scooter, died today. He was 89. Rizzuto played for the Yankees from 1941 to 1956. (Source: The New York Times)


Sunday, August 12, 2007


Merv Griffin (1925 - 2007)

Merv Griffin, who started out as a band singer and wound up as one of the most powerful figures in the entertainment business, died Sunday of prostate cancer. He was 82. Although he enjoyed a long run as a TV talk show host, Griffin will be best remembered for creating the television game show "Jeopardy!" in 1964. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)


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