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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of '77 Sunset Strip' and 'The FBI,' dies at 95

Efrem Zimbalist

Efrem Zimbalist

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., 95, the son of famous musical parents who established his own lasting celebrity in two of television's most popular series, 77 Sunset Strip and The FBI, died Friday in Solvang, Calif.

Walter R. Walsh, 106, a world-class marksman who shot clothespins off laundry lines as a boy and went on to become an FBI legend in shootouts with gangsters in the 1930s, an Olympic competitor and a trainer of generations of Marine Corps sharpshooters, died Tuesday in Arlington, Va. He was still winning handgun awards and coaching Olympic marksmen at 90.

Nan Rosenthal, 76, a curator who over three decades helped bring the 20th century to the National Gallery of Art in Washington and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, died of heart failure April 27 in New York.

Hans Hollein, 80, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who breathed witty postmodernist life into everything from buildings to pianos to tea trays, died April 24 in Vienna. His buildings, which stand around the world, were, by design, beyond category, commingling modernist and traditional aesthetics in sculptural, almost painterly ways.

Anthony Marriott, 83, who co-wrote a farce that became the longest-running comedy in the history of theater in England — No Sex Please, We're British — died April 17 in London.

Alistair MacLeod, 77, a Canadian writer whose only novel — composed over 13 years — brought him literary fame, a lucrative prize and a bottle of Scotch, died of a stroke April 20 in Windsor, Ontario. No Great Mischief was published in 1999 to rapturous reviews.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of '77 Sunset Strip' and 'The FBI,' dies at 95 05/03/14 [Last modified: Saturday, May 3, 2014 8:27pm]
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