Ulysses S. Grant V
March 7, 2011
Ulysses S. Grant V, the last surviving
great-grandson of the nation’s 18th
president has died in a southwest
Missouri home brimming with artifacts
from the nation's 18th president and
commander of the Union forces in the
Ulysses S. Grant VI says his grandfather
Ulysses S. Grant V died Wednesday at
age 90 at his home near the town of
Battlefield, named for its proximity to a
Civil War clash. Grant V had previously
suffered a stroke.
Grant V spent part of his youth in the
home of his grandfather, Jesse Grant,
the late president's youngest son. Jesse
Grant's wife is credited with helping to
save the artifacts.
As an adult, Grant V became a custodian
to the items, including the late
president's letters and will. Some items
have been sold in recent years.
March 23, 2011
Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed
film goddess whose sultry screen life was
often upstaged by her stormy personal life,
died Wednesday at age 79.
She died of congestive heart failure at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had
been hospitalized for about six weeks,
publicist Sally Morrison said.
"All her children were with her," Morrison said.
Taylor had extraordinary grace, fame and
wealth, and won three Oscars, including a
special one for her humanitarian work. But she
was tortured by ill health, failed romances and
March 17, 2011
Bruce Wayne has lost his best friend and
Michael Gough, the actor who helped the
Caped Crusader out of jams as Alfred the
butler in Tim Burton's "Batman" and starred in
dozens of films over a career that spanned five
decades, died Thursday. He was 94.
After being tapped for Alfred Pennyworth in
1989's "Batman," Gough reprised the part in
1992's "Batman Returns," also directed by
Burton, as well as two Joel Schumacher-helmed
sequels, 1995's "Batman Forever" and 1997's
"Batman and Robin."
Among his Hollywood credits are "The Boys
From Brazil," "Out of Africa," "The Fourth
Protocol," "The Serpent and the Rainbow," and
"The Age of Innocence." His final big-screen
role came in 1999's "Sleepy Hollow," which
reunited him with Burton, but he also lent his
voice to 2005's "Corpse Bride," which the
March 26, 2011
Geraldine Ferraro, who in 1984 became the
first woman vice presidential candidate on a
major U.S. party ticket, died Saturday in
Boston, a family spokeswoman said.
Ferraro died at Massachusetts General
Hospital, where she was being treated for
blood cancer. She died just before 10 a.m.
EST, said Amanda Fuchs Miller, a family friend
who worked for Ferraro in her 1998 Senate
bid and was acting as a spokeswoman for the
A three-term congresswoman from the New
York City borough of Queens, Ferraro
catapulted to national prominence in 1984
when she was chosen by presidential nominee
Walter Mondale to join his ticket against
incumbents Ronald Reagan and George H. W.