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    Other notables who died in 2012

    National affairs

    Robert H. Bork, Supreme Court nominee

    Helmut Sonnenfeldt, foreign policy adviser

    Russell Means, American Indian Movement director

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    James Hodgson, Labor Department secretary, diplomat

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    Stanley Resor, US Army secretary

    Janice Voss, astronaut

    Alan Poindexter, astronaut

    World affairs

    Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian president

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    Fang Lizhi, Chinese physicist, dissident

    Miguel de la Madrid, Mexican president

    Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, Saudi crown prince

    Literary world

    Harry Crews, novelist, playwright

    Paul Fussell, literary scholar, critic

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    Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, short-story writer

    Jan Berenstain, children’s author

    Donald J. Sobol, “Encyclopedia Brown” creator

    Joseph Blotner, Faulkner biographer

    Film

    Richard Zanuck, Oscar-winning producer

    Tony Scott, director, producer

    Michael Clarke Duncan, actor

    Frank Pierson, Oscar-winning screenwriter

    Jake Eberts, Oscar-winning producer

    Mel Stuart, director, producer

    Television and radio

    Don Cornelius, “Soul Train” creator

    Richard Dawson, “Family Feud’’ host

    Larry Hagman, “Dallas” star

    Sherman Hemsley, “The Jeffersons” star

    James Farentino, actor

    Robert Hegyes, actor

    Chad Everett, “Medical Center” star

    Theater, dance, and opera

    Galina Vishnevskaya, opera singer, actress

    Lisa Della Casa, Swiss opera star

    Yvonne Mounsey, ballet dancer, teacher

    Theodore Mann, Tony-winning producer, director

    Ethel Winter, ballet dancer, teacher

    Remy Charlip, dancer, children’s author

    William Hanley, playwright, TV writer

    Judith Martin, children’s theater founder

    The arts

    Thomas Kinkade, populist painter

    Jan Groover, postmodern photographer

    Lillian Bassman, fashion photographer, artist

    Antoni Tapies, Spanish abstract painter

    John Golding, painter, art historian

    Ferdinand Porsche, car designer

    Media

    Andrew Breitbart, media publisher, blogger

    Richard Threlkeld, broadcast journalist

    Judith Crist, film critic

    James Naughton, journalist

    Bert Sugar, boxing writer

    George Esper, war correspondent

    Music

    Andy Williams, pop singer, TV host

    Kitty Wells, country singer

    Hal David, pop music lyricist

    Johnny Otis, R&B artist, bandleader

    Robin Gibb, pop singer (Bee Gees)

    Davy Jones, pop singer (Monkees)

    Sports

    Giorgio Chinaglia, soccer star

    Steve Sabol, NFL Films pioneer

    Mel Parnell, Red Sox pitcher

    Ron Erhardt, Patriots coach

    Art Modell, pro football owner

    Darrell Royal, college football coach

    Eddie Yost, baseball player, coach

    Angelo Dundee, boxing trainer

    Goody Petronelli, boxing trainer

    Hector Camacho, boxer

    Carmen Basilio, boxer

    Business

    Murray Lender, bagel mogul

    Roger Furst, cofounder Eastern Mountain Sports

    Jack Tramiel, computer pioneer (Commodore)

    Arnold Greenberg, Snapple cofounder

    Science and medicine

    Sherwood Rowland, Nobel-winning chemist

    Renato Dulbecco, Nobel-winning virologist

    Andrew Huxley, Nobel-winning physiologist

    Wylie Vale, Salk Institute endocrinologist

    Elinor Ostrom, Nobel-winning economist

    Anna Schwartz, economist, monetary scholar

    Roger Boisjoly, space shuttle engineer

    Jerome Horwitz, researcher, developed AZT drug

    Donnall Thomas, Nobel-winning physician (bone-marrow transplant)

    William Knowles, Nobel-winning chemist

    Academia and education

    Roger Fisher, legal scholar

    James Crow, population genetics

    Hilda Golden, University of Massachusetts sociologist

    Vivian Fox, women’s studies expert

    Howard Ziff, UMass journalism professor

    Fred Jewett, Harvard College dean

    Richard Lyman, Stanford University president

    Rev. John E. Brooks, College of the Holy Cross president

    Hugo Bedau, Tufts philosopher, death penalty opponent

    Frank Cross, Harvard biblical scholar

    Peter Demos, MIT nuclear physicist

    The local scene

    Walt Sanders, WBZ broadcast journalist

    Lovell Dyett, WBZ radio personality

    Peter Fuller, car dealer, horse owner

    Jane Holtz Kay, urban-design critic, author

    Gerhard Kallmann, Boston City Hall architect

    Ruth Shapiro, Boston philanthropist

    Lowell Richards, multitalented public servant

    Francis Rosa, Boston Globe sportswriter, Hockey Hall of Fame member

    Kelly Timilty, Governor’s Council member

    Willis Saunders, Boston police official

    Robert Hallisey, Massachusetts Superior Court judge

    James Cleary, investment banker, philanthropist

    Royal Cloyd, Boston Center for the Arts founding director

    Priscilla Dewey Houghton, playwright, children’s arts advocate

    Hans Estin, financier, Boston University board chairman

    Maceo Dixon, Boston civil-rights activist

    Rita Barron, led Charles River cleanup

    Herbert Lee, business executive, arts patron

    Edmund Cabot, surgeon, yachtsman

    Sheldon Rotenberg, Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist

    James Denham, Boston Globe photographer

    Joe Heaney, Boston Herald journalist

    Bill Wainwright, sculptor, public art pioneer

    Mike Mercogliano, North End pastry shop owner

    Joseph P. Kahn can be reached at jkahn@globe.com.

    Correction: Because of a reporting error, a list of notables who died in 2012 that ran with a Page One story on the subject misidentified the late College of Holy Cross president. He was the Rev. John E. Brooks.