She had had cancer for a number of years, but fought through it only to leave us too young. Ferraro surely paved a path for women in politics long before anyone had ever heard of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi or Sarah Palin.
JAMES DEAN - He was probably the most attuned actor of our times and had the ability to portray his personalities from "within the skin". His talents brought him pain and sorrow because in the final analysis he lost himself in the myriad of characters he studied and rehearsed as well as performed.
ELVIS PRESLEY left behind as many mysteries as he did truths. I leave it to the mud-raker's to go through the mysteries. The truth of the matter is that he took Black American rock and roll blues and performed it in such a way as to make it attractive to a generation of white people. In doing that he opened the door to so many artists and song styles. Unfortunately he does not get that kind of credit. Instead, we loved him so much that he had to hide form us and instead of dying with the world at his feet, he did so alone, bloated and sad. Personally, my musical life changed when I heard "Love Me Tender". John Lennon agrees.