Deaths in March 2003

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The following is a list of notable deaths in March 2003.

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

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Elaine Barrie American actress

Elaine Barrie was an American actress who appeared in several films and one Broadway play. She was the fourth, and last, wife of actor John Barrymore.

Franjo Glaser was a Croatian football goalkeeper and football manager. He is the only Yugoslav footballer who won national titles before and after the Second World War, with three clubs BSK Belgrade, Građanski Zagreb and FK Partizan.

Roger Needham computer scientist

Roger Michael Needham, CBE, FRS, FREng was a British computer scientist.

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Roger Albertsen was a Norwegian football midfielder.

Hank Ballard was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of The Midnighters and one of the first rock and roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s. He played an integral part in the development of the genre, releasing the hit singles "Work With Me, Annie" and answer songs "Annie Had a Baby" and "Annie's Aunt Fannie" with his Midnighters. He later wrote and originally recorded "The Twist" which was notably covered a year later by Chubby Checker, this second version spreading the popularity of the dance. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

Joe Decker American baseball player

George Henry Decker, Jr. was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs (1969–72), Minnesota Twins (1973–76) and Seattle Mariners (1979). He was born in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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Horst Buchholz German actor

Horst Werner Buchholz was a German actor and voice actor who appeared in more than sixty feature films from 1951 to 2002. During his youth, he was sometimes called "the German James Dean". He is perhaps best known in English-speaking countries for his role as Chico in The Magnificent Seven (1960), as a communist in Billy Wilder's One, Two, Three (1961), and as Dr. Lessing in Life Is Beautiful (1997).

SirJohn Gilbert Newton Brown CBE was Publisher of the Oxford University Press and has been credited as one of the great leaders of British publishing throughout its post World War II recovery.

Richard Edward "Dick" Garrard, OBE was an Australian Olympic wrestler.

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Sébastien Japrisot was a French author, screenwriter and film director, born in Marseille. His pseudonym was an anagram of Jean-Baptiste Rossi, his real name. Japrisot has been nicknamed "the Graham Greene of France".

Oliver Payne Pearson Zoologist and Ecologist

Oliver Payne Pearson, or "Paynie" to many that knew him, was an American zoologist and ecologist. Over a very active 50-year career, he served as professor of zoology at UC Berkeley and curator of mammals at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Pearson is best known for his work on the role of predation on vole demography and population cycles, and for his piercing contributions to the biology of South American mammals, but his earlier studies on reproductive and physiological ecology are highly regarded as well.

Neil Smith was an English first-class cricketer, who played eight First-Class matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1970 and 1971, before moving to Essex where he enjoyed a successful county career until 1981. He also played for Cheshire in the Minor Counties, appearing in occasional List A one day games for them in 1988 and 1989.

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John Sanford or John B. Sanford, born Julian Lawrence Shapiro, was an American screenwriter and author who wrote 24 books. The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature describes him as, "Perhaps the most outstanding neglected novelist." A one-time member of the Communist Party, after he and his wife Marguerite Roberts refused to testify to the House Un-American Activities Committee, they were blacklisted and unable to work in Hollywood for nearly a decade.

Pete Taylor was a radio and television sportscaster who worked for radio station KRNT and television station KCCI in Des Moines, Iowa. Taylor also served as the play-by-play announcer for Iowa State University football and men's basketball.

Dzhabrail Yamadayev Chechan warlord

Dzhabrail Yamadayev was a Chechen rebel field commander during the First Chechen War. He switched sides together with his brothers, Ruslan and Sulim in 1999 during the outbreak of the Second Chechen War and then became the commander of the Russian special forces unit Vostok. Yamadayev was assassinated by a bomb blast in March 2003.

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References

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  10. Aaron, Marc Z. "Joe Buzas". Society for American Baseball Research . Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  11. "Harry Eisenstat". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  12. "Sam Bowens". Baseball-Reference.com . Retrieved 2019-02-20.