Obituaries of note
By Times Staff Writer
Published February 6, 2005
JAY SCHULBERG, 65, an advertising executive who made milk hip by putting creamy mustaches on the famous and beautiful, died Jan. 12 in Doylestown, Pa. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said his wife, Kathryn. He was creative head of Ogilvy & Mather in New York, and later chief creative officer of Bozell Worldwide.
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ERIC GRIFFITHS, 64, a guitarist for the Quarrymen, a rock and skiffle band led by John Lennon that eventually evolved into the Beatles, died Jan. 29 in Edinburgh, Scotland. When George Harrison joined the group in 1958 as another guitarist, Mr. Griffiths was asked to switch to bass. The instrument was prohibitively expensive, so he left the group and joined the British merchant navy.
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BILL SHADEL, 96, who covered D-Day for CBS Radio during World War II and was the first host of Face the Nation, died Jan. 29 in Renton, Wash., said his son, Doug. Mr. Shadel, who worked with Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Eric Savareid and Howard K. Smith at CBS, also moderated the third presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960.
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BILL SIMMONS, 80, keyboardist with the Grammy-award winning Light Crust Doughboys, died Jan. 24 in Irving, Texas, said former band mate Art Greenhaw.
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DAVID GRAHAM DU BOIS, 79, former editor-in-chief of the Black Panther Party's weekly newspaper and stepson of the late civil rights activist W.E.B Du Bois, died Jan. 28 in Northhampton, Mass. An announcement of his death was made by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a visiting professor before he retired in 2001.
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DOUGLAS MAITLAND KNIGHT, 83, president of Duke University from 1963 to 1969, died Jan. 23 in Durham, N.C. Duke's fifth president, he resigned after student protests and the takeover of the university's main administrative building by students calling for, among other things, a black cultural center and a curriculum in African-American studies.
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