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Deaths November 2011
Deaths November 2011 - November in memoriam, In October we said farewell to many noteworthy individuals including a boxing legend, a "Wizard of Oz" actor and a TV legend. Read on to learn more about them and the others who passed away this month.
Dorothy Howell Rodham
Died Nov. 1 (b. 1919)

Dorothy Howell Rodham was best known for being the mother of a famous political figure. She made few television appearances, although she did campaign when her daughter was running for the presidential nomination. She was last seen in public at granddaughter Chelsea’s wedding. What did Dorothy Rodham die from?,
Leonard Stone
Died Nov. 2 (b. 1923)

Leonard Stone was an actor most famous for his role in the classic film, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." He also appeared in a famous TV series. Despite being an actor, he also appeared as an ordinary contestant on a well-known game show. Leonard Stone Wheel of Fortune, leonard stone died of cancer,
John Opel
Died Nov. 3 (b. 1925)

John Opel was the former CEO of computer giant IBM where he hired this future billionaire (who went on to found Microsoft, which owns MSN) to create an operating system. John+Opel+Natural+Causes,
Lou Maletta
Died Nov. 2 (b. 1936)

Lou Maletta was a famous gay rights activist. After serving in the military, he became a voice for gay and lesbian issues and went on to found this cable network. Lou Maletta Army,  lou maletta died of liver cancer,
Cory Smoot
Died Nov. 3 (b. 1977)

Cory Smoot was the guitarist in this heavy-metal band, performing as his alter-ego Flattus Maximus. Smoot was found dead in his tour bus as the band was heading to a performance. +cory smoot cause of death is unknown ,
Bob Forsch
Died Nov. 3 (b. 1950)

Bob Forsch was a right-handed pitcher who spent most of his MLB career with this team. During his career he pitched two no-hitters. His brother, Ken, also pitched a no-hitter while playing for this team, making them the only brothers who have done this. Bob Forsch Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm,
Andy Rooney
Died Nov. 4 (b. 1919)

Andy Rooney was a TV commentator, most famous for appearing on "60 Minutes." During the Second World War, Rooney worked as a journalist in London. He became well-known for his political commentary on "60 Minutes" and made his final television appearance less than a month before his death. Andy Rooney 60 minutes,  +andy rooney died of complications following surgery,
Cynthia Myers
Died Nov. 4 (b. 1950)

Cynthia Myers was a model best known for posing in Playboy in 1968. Her centerfold was popular with soldiers in Vietnam and appears in this Vietnam War film. She later became an actress. Cynthia Myers no details of the cause of death,
John Randolph Hearst Jr.
Died Nov. 4 (b. 1933)

John Randolph Hearst Jr. was part of an iconic media family, and spent much of his working life in the newspaper industry. He worked as a photographer and later edited this magazine. william randolph hearst, New York Daily Mirror, Motor Boat and Sailing Magazine, John Randolph Hearst cause of death not disclosed,
Norton Dodge
Died Nov. 5 (b. 1927)

Norton Dodge was an economist and world-renowned art collector, whose collection is housed at this museum. Dodge taught for most of his academic life, eventually retiring in 1988. University of Maryland, College Park,  norton dodge multiple organ failure,
George Ansbro
Died Nov. 5 (b. 1915)

George Ansbro was best known as a radio host, working for NBC. He later wrote an autobiography of his life in radio, after retiring in 1990. His cause of death is unknown. I have a lady in the the balcony,
Mel Hancock
Died Nov. 6 (b. 1929)

Mel Hancock was a Missouri congressman between 1988 and 1997. After serving in this branch of the military, he became interested in taxation policy, and founded this organization. U.S. Air Force, Taxpayer Survival Association, Hancock Amendment,
Margaret Field
Died Nov. 6 (b. 1922)

Margaret Field was an actress famous for her work in Westerns. She also appeared in this sci-fi classic before cutting her career short in 1959 to focus on her family. The Range Rider, Margaret Field + cancer,
Joe Frazier
Died Nov. 7 (b. 1944)

Joe Frazier was a heavyweight boxer, who won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1964. He was most famous for his fights against this opponent. He was the undisputed heavyweight champion between 1971 and 1973, when he lost his crown. Smokin' Joe,  Joe Frazier + liver cancer,
Bil Keane
Died Nov. 8 (b. 1922)

The creator of "Family Circle," the most widely-syndicated single-panel daily cartoon in the world, Keane modeled his characters after his own family. The comic made its debut in 1960, celebrating its 50th year in syndication in 2010. Family Circus + 1,500 newspapers,  Bil Keane died of congestive heart failure,
Jimmy Norman
Died Nov. 8 (b. 1937)

Jimmy Norman was a composer and song writer for several famous artists, including Bob Marley and the Rolling Stones. As well as having a chart hit in his own right he also performed as a session musician with this guitar icon. I Don't Love you No More Jimmy Norman,  Jimmy Norman jazz musician died after long illness,
Benny McCoy
Died Nov. 9 (b. 1915)

Benny McCoy was a left-handed batter who spent his MLB career with these teams. When the U.S. Navy and World War II forced him to miss four seasons, he didn’t recover his skill, and despite being the highest paid player in the league in 1940, he never played another major league game. Benny McCoy,
Killer Karl Kox
Died Nov. 10 (b. 1931)

"Killer" Karl Kox was a professional wrestler in both the U.S. and Japan. His most famous rivalry was with Haystacks Calhoun, although he used his signature move on a number of wrestlers. Kox made his final appearance in August 2011, before his death three months later. Haystacks Calhoun, Killer Karl Kox + complications + heart attack,
Evelyn Lauder
Died Nov. 12 (b. 1936)

Evelyn Lauder was famous for her work with breast cancer, developing a charity to raise money for research, and personally creating its famous symbol. She worked for her mother-in-law, although she used much of it to fund her philanthropic work. Breast Cancer Research Foundation,  Evelyn Lauder + ovarian cancer,
Jamie Pierre
Died Nov. 13 (b. 1973)

Jamie Pierre was a professional skier, famous for his daring jumps off cliffs. In 2006 he broke the world record for the highest jump off a mountain cliff. Matthew Jamison Pierre, Jamie Pierre + 255-foot cliff jump,  Jamie Pierre + killed in avalanche,
Ilya Zhitomirskiy
Died Nov. 12 (b. 1989)

Ilya Zhitomirskiy was a software developer and entrepreneur. He is best known for developing a ‘pod’-based social networking software, Diaspora, which he conceived with four college friends. +Ilya Zhitomirskiy died of possible suicide,
Karl Slover
Died Nov. 15 (b. 1918)

Karl Slover was an actor most famous for his role as one of the munchkins in the "Wizard of Oz." His most famous scene will live on in cinematic history. Karl Slover + cardiopulmonary arrest,

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