Our Loss – September 2016

Max Walker28 September Max Walker (68) Cricket great Max Walker died from melanoma today. Walker was as comfortable with a microphone as he was with a cricket ball as he was with a pen. He played 34 test and 17 One Day Internationals for Australia, wrote 14 books and spent sixteen years on TV as a pundit and commentator.

Arnold Palmer25 September Arnold Palmer (87) One of the greatest golfers in history, “The King” Arnold Palmer is credited as one of the “big three” who popularised the sport in the 1960s.

20 September Curtis Hanson (71) Screenwriter and director Curtis Hanson was an Oscar winner as a co-screenwriter of the film, L.A. Confidential. He will also be remembered as the director of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and Wonderboys.<

Charmian Carr17 September Charmian Carr (73) Best know for her role as Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She later started a decorating company which include Michael Jackson as one of her clients. Car died from complications related to dementia.

11 September Alexis Arquette (47) Actress and acvtivist Arquette died from a cardiac arrest following a heart infection. She was well known for her gender transitioning and support of others going through the same process including Chaz Bono, child of Sonny and Cher. Alexis Arquette was surrounded by family and serenaded with David Bowie’s Starman at the time of her death.

8 September Greta Zimmer Friedman (92) Greta Zimmer was the dental nurse pictured in the iconic V-J Day photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt. The sailor in the photo was George Mendosa.

Greta Friedman
V-J Day in Times Square, a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was published in Life in 1945 with the caption, “In New York’s Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers”


Abdicate (v). to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.”