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Tillie Olsen 2007 Deaths

Tillie Olsen Age: 94 feminist writer who as a working mother struggled to find time to write, and recalled these personal…

Momofuku Ando 2007 Deaths

Momofuku AndoAge: 96 Japanese entrepreneur who invented instant ramen noodles in 1958. He started selling the noodles from a shack outside his home and later called them Cup Noodles. His…

Iwao Takamoto 2007 Deaths

Iwao TakamotoAge: 81 Japanese-American animator who created the canine detective Scooby-Doo. He learned animation in an internment camp in California during World War II. Takamoto worked on…

Michael Brecker 2007 Deaths

Michael BreckerAge: 57 Grammy Award-winning jazz musician considered the most influential saxophonist since John Coltrane, his mentor. Brecker fronted his own bands and played as a sideman on…

Benny Parsons 2007 Deaths

Benny ParsonsAge: 65 auto racer who in 1998 was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. He won the 1973 NASCAR championship and the 1975 Daytona 500. Parsons called races for ESPN for more…

Bradford Washburn 2007 Deaths

Bradford WashburnAge: 96 cartographer and explorer who mapped the Grand Canyon in the 1970s using lasers and prisms and was part of a team that in 2000 revised the height of Mount Everest, to…