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Deaths of noteworthy persons

Eydie Gormé, 84, singer ("Blame It on the Bossa Nova"), (Aug 10).

Eileen Brennan, 80, Emmy Award-winning actress (The Last Picture Show, Private Benjamin, Clue), bladder cancer (Jul 28).

Dennis Farina, 69, actor (Law & Order, Get Shorty, Unsolved Mysteries), pulmonary embolism (Jul 22).

Cory Monteith, 31, actor (Glee) , heroin and alcohol overdose (Jul 13).

Jean Stapleton, 90, actress (All in the Family), (May 31).

George Jones, 81, Country music singer, hypoxic respiratory failure (Apr 26).

Richie Havens, 72, Folk singer and guitarist, heart attack (Apr 22).

Allan Arbus, 95, American actor (M*A*S*H, "Sydney Freedman"), heart failure (Apr 19).

Jonathan Winters, 87, comedian and actor, natural causes (Apr 11).

Annette Funicello, 70, actress (The Mickey Mouse Club) and singer ("Tall Paul"), complications from multiple sclerosis (Apr 8).

Margaret Thatcher, 87, British politician, Prime Minister (1979–1990), stroke (Apr 8).

Roger Ebert, 70, film critic (Chicago Sun-Times, Siskel & Ebert), thyroid cancer (Apr 4).

Joe Weider, 93, Bodybuilder , heart ailment (Mar 23).

Hugo Chávez, 58, Venezuelan politician and military officer, President (since 1999), respiratory failure (Mar 5).

Bonnie Franklin, 69, Actress (One Day at a Time), pancreatic cancer (Mar 1).


John Adams was the first President to live in the White House. John Quincy Adams was the first President to be photographed. The first president to be born in the United States was Martin van Buren. Millard Fillmore was the first President to have a bathtub with running water in the White House. Rutherford B. Hayes was the first President to use a telephone in the White House. The White House Easter egg hunt was started during the term of Rutherford B. Hayes. The first presidential wife to be called the "first lady" was Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford B. Hayes. Benjamin Harrison was the first President to use electricity in the White House. William McKinley was the first President to ride in an automobile (it was the ambulance he rode in after being shot). Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to ride in an automobile intented for passengers. Warren G. Harding was the first President to speak on radio. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first President to appear on televisi

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