The holidays always seem to claim more than their share of notable deaths. Here are nine from the past seven days.
A scene from ''A Charlie Brown Christmas." (United Feature Syndicate/UFS/TNS). Lee Mendelson, the prolific producer who guided “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to television, which became an instant holiday classic in 1965 and has since delighted tens of millions of viewers, died Friday, Dec. 27. He was 86.
Don Imus, a pioneer of acid-tongue talk that pervades radio and TV today, is dead at age 79.
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