The Graveyard

The Lair Of Gary James

2009 – Deaths A-B

Posted by BigWords on January 1, 2010

Aaltonen, Ulla-Maija ‘Uma’ (August 28, 1940 – July 13, 2009)
Abeysekara, Tissa (May 7, 1930 – April 18, 2009) IMDB
Acevedo, José Arraño (October 14, 1921 – November 24, 2009)
Ackoff, Russell Lincoln (February 12, 1919 – October 29, 2009) Ackoff Collaboratory
Adoum, Jorge Enrique (June 29, 1926 – July 3, 2009)
Agnelli, Susanna Contessa Rattazzi (April 24, 1922 – May 15, 2009)
Ahmad, Yasmin (January 7, 1958 – July 25, 2009) IMDB; Blogs: The Storyteller; The Storyteller, Part 2
Ahmed, Najeeb (March 2, 1961- December 10, 2009) Journalist
Akers, Charles Wesley (April 2, 1920 – February 1, 2009)
Al-Azad, Alauddin (আলাউদ্দিন আল আজাদ) (1932 – July 3, 2009)
al-Hout, Shafiq (شفيق الحوت) (January 13, 1932 – August 2, 2009)
Aldani, Lino (March 29, 1926 – January 31, 2009) Locus obit; bibliography (in Italian)
Alexander, Joan (Louise Abrass) (April 16, 1915 – May 21, 2009) IMDB; her book
Alexander, Virginia Alice (19?? – December 4, 2009) Librarian Washington Post
Alexandrian, Sarane (June 15, 1927 – September 11, 2009)
Alfredius, Jarl Martin (January 3, 1943 – March 31, 2009) Journalist
Altares, Pedro (1935 – December 6, 2009) Journalist IMDB
Althaus-Reid, Marcella (1952 – February 20, 2009) Website
Álvarez, Griselda (April 5, 1913 – March 26, 2009)
Alvi, Abrar (1927 – November 18, 2009) Screenwriter IMDB
Anderson, Robert Woodruff (April 28, 1917 – February 9, 2009) IMDB
Antoun, Richard T. (March 31, 1932 – December 4, 2009)
Anvil, Christopher (Harry C. Crosby Jr.) (March 11, 1925 – November 30, 2009) ISFDB
Appel, Alfred (Jr.) (January 31, 1934 – May 2, 2009) Vladimir Nabokov scholar Chicago Tribune;
Aquilina, Pawlu (August 28, 1929 – January 29, 2009) Poet
Arcan, Nelly (Isabelle Fortier) (March 5, 1973 – September 24, 2009) CTV News
Archerd, Armand ‘Army’ (January 13, 1922 – September 8, 2009) IMDB; Legacy.com; Variety
Akhmedilov, Malik (Малик Ахмедилов) (1976 – August 11, 2009) Journalist
Arneson, David Lance (October 1, 1947 – April 7, 2009) co-creator: Dungeons & Dragons Website
Arnold-Baker, Charles (Wolfgang Charles Werner von Blumenthal) (June 25, 1918 – June 6, 2009)
Arozarena, Rafael (April 4, 1923 – September 30, 2009) Poet
Arrighi, Giovanni (July 7, 1937 – June 18, 2009) Johns Hopkins University page
Aksyonov, Vasily Pavlovich (Васи́лий Па́влович Аксёнов) (August 20, 1932- July 6, 2009)
Ashbee, Paul (23 June, 1918 – August 19, 2009) President: Just William Society; Times obit
Atkin, Nicholas (1960 – October 22, 2009)
Atkins, John (May 26, 2009 – March 31, 2009) Guardian obit
Avadon, David (December 11, 1948 – August 22, 2009) Website; Book
Ayala, Francisco (Francisco Ayala García-Duarte) (March 16, 1906 – November 3, 2009) fundación Francisco Ayala

Baburova, Anastasia (November 30, 1983 – January 19, 2009) Journalist
Bach, Steven (April 29, 1938 – March 25, 2009) former head of United Artists; IMDB; Guardian obit
Baklanov, Grigory (Григо́рий Я́ковлевич Бакла́нов) (September 11, 1923 – December 23, 2009) CBC news obit
Ballard, John Graham (November 15, 1930 – April 19, 2009) New York Times obit; New Yorker; J.G. Ballard.com; Ballardian; jg ballard.ca
Barillé, Albert (1921 – February 11, 2009) IMDB; The Animated Dreamer
Barlow, Frank (April 19, 1911 – June 27, 2009) Guardian obit
Barr, Michael Preston (January 2, 1927 – May 19, 2009) Songwriter
Barron, Brian Munro (April 28, 1940 – September 16, 2009) Journalist IMDB; Times obit; BBC report
Barry, Brian (January 13, 1936 – March 10, 2009) Guardian obit; Times obit
Bee, Molly (Mollie Gene Beachboard) (August 18, 1939 – February 7, 2009) Songwriter IMDB; San Francisco Chronicle; allmusic.com
Beekman, Vladimir (August 23, 1929 – October 3, 2009) IMDB; Runeberg
Beer, Edith Hahn (January 24, 1914 – March 17, 2009) IMDB; Times obit
Berridge, Elizabeth Eileen (December 3, 1919 – December 2, 2009) Telegraph obit
Bell, Harold (October 5, 1919 – December 17, 2009) New York Times obit; Peeling Back The Bark tribute (blog)
Bellows, Jim (November 12, 1922 – March 6, 2009) Journalist / Editor LA Times obit; Huffington Post obit
Benedetti, Mario (Mario Orlando Hamlet Hardy Brenno Benedetti Farugia) (September 14, 1920 – May 17, 2009) Sydney Morning Herald obit; New York Times obit; Reuters
Benfield, Derek (March 11, 1926 – March 10, 2009) IMDB; Times obit; Guardian obit
Bennett, Jay (December 24, 1912 – June 27, 2009) IMDB; Booklist Blog; Philadelphia Inquirer
Bennett, Jay Walter (November 15, 1963 – May 24, 2009) Undertow; Smile Politely
Berg, Richard (February 16, 1922 – September 1, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Television Archive; Deadline Hollywood
Berger, René (April 29, 1915 – January 29, 2009) Website; Blog: Chevilly (French / English); Pour un Observatoire-pilote
Bergier, Jean-François (December 5, 1931, October 29, 2009) Biography; Telegraph obit; Swiss info
Bernheim, Alain (October 5, 1922 – October 2, 2009) Former literary agent IMDB; Guardian obit; LA Times obit; Variety
Bernstein, Peter Lewyn (January 22, 1919 – June 5, 2009) Website; Bloomberg
Berri, Claude (Claude Berel Langmann) (July 1, 1934 – January 12, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit
Berry, (Rev Fr.) Thomas (November 9, 1914 – June 1, 2009) The Passionists
Berryer, Simon Jacques Eugène (aka Sim) (July 21, 1926 – September 6, 2009)
Bingham, Geoffrey C. (January 6, 1919 – June 3, 2009) Per Crucem ad Lucem; New Creation
Birn, Jerry (1923 – December 5, 2009) IMDB
Blair, Betsy (December 11, 1923 – March 13, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit
Blaser, Robin Francis (May 18, 1925 – May 7, 2009) ECP
Błoński, Jan (January 15, 1931 – February 10, 2009) JTA
Boal, Augusto (March 16, 1931 – May 2, 2009) Guardian obit
Böhme, Erich (February 8, 1930 – November 27, 2009) Journalist / EIC: Der Spiegel (English link); IMDB
Bohinc, Nika (unknown – September 1, 2009) Blog: Ekran Untranslated; Rogue tribute; Critic After Dark tribute (blog); Jonathan Rosenbaum tribute (blog) – see also entry for Alexis Tioseco
Bohr, Aage Niels (June 19, 1922 – September 8, 2009) Daily Telegraph obit; physicsworld.com
Booth, Pat (Lady Lowe) (1943? – May 11, 2009) Times obit
Borth, Frank M. (III) (April, 1918 – August 9, 2009) Comic-book creator Lambiek
Bourland, Andrew Rhodes (July 5, 1955 – February 16, 2009) ClickZ publisher; blog: Bourland.com; WebProNews
Bova, Barbara (Barbara Berson Rose) (September 23, 2009) Barbara Bova Literary Agency; Ben Bova’s tribute; Ben Bova’s website (Barbara Bova page)
Boyd, James Ian Craig (July 31, 1921 – February 20, 2009) Telegraph obit
Braden, Thomas Wardell (February 22, 1917 – April 3, 2009) Tributes.com; Huffington Post; LA Times obit
Bradūnas, Kazys (February 11, 1917 – February 9, 2009)
Brady, James (November 15, 1928 – January 26, 2009) Parade; LA Times obit
Brecht, Hanne Marianne (March 12, 1923 – June 23, 2009) Daughter of Bertold Brecht IMDB; New York Times obit
Brecht, Stefan (November 3, 1924 – April 13, 2009) Son of Bertold Brecht New York Times obit
Breinholst, Willy (June 27, 1918 – September 25, 2009) IMDB; Willy Breinholst Website
Brenk, Kristina (October 22, 1911 – November 20, 2009)
Brennan, Steve (Unknown – July 2, 2009) Journalist Hollywood Reporter
Bromige, David Mansfield (October 22, 1933 – June 3, 2009) Globe Books blog obit; Silliman’s blog remembrance
Brown, Charles Nikki (June 24, 1937 – July 12, 2009) co-founder and editor: Locus; ISFDB; SFWA;
Brown, Ray B. (January 15, 1922 – October 22, 2009)
Brutus, Dennis Vincent (November 28, 1924 – December 26, 2009)
Bryan, Courtlandt Dixon Barnes (April 22, 1936 – December 15, 2009) New York Times obit; Huffington Post obit
Buffalo, Norton (September 28, 1951 – October 30, 2009) Songwriter
Bujtor, István (István Frenreisz) (May 5, 1942 – September 25, 2009)
Burg, Josef (May 30, 1912 – August 10, 2009) New York Times obit; The Independent obit
Burn, Gordon (January 16, 1948 – July 17, 2009) Guardian obit; The Independent obit ; Telegraph obit; Faber page: Val McDermid tribute
Burrow, John (June 4, 1935 – November 3, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Buzzi, Aldo (August 10, 1910 – October 9, 2009) IMDB; Bloomsbury author page; Washington Post

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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