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Noteworthy Deaths

Bonnie Franklin, the actress who played Ann Romano on One Day at a Time, the ground-breaking sitcom about a divorced woman bringing up two teenage daughters, died March 1, 2013, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

Dale Robertson, the Oklahoma-born actor best know for his cowboy roles, including TV’s Iron Horse and Death Valley Days, died Feb. 26, 2013, at a La Jolla, Calif., hospital after a brief illness. He was 89.

Bobby Rogers, one of the founders of the Motown group the Miracles, died March 3 at his Detroit home after several years of illness. He collaborated with Smokey Robinson on songs such as the Temptations’ hit “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” He was 73.

Van Cliburn, the celebrated pianist who played for every U.S. president since Harry Truman, died after a battle with bone cancer in Fort Worth, Texas, on Feb. 27, 2013. He was 78.

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