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Lesley Brown, 64, the first woman to give birth to a baby conceived by in vitro fertilization; that daughter, Louise, born in 1978, now has a son of her own.


A four-team seeded playoff that will determine the U.S. college-football national champion; it replaces the 14-year-old Bowl Championship Series final game.


Lonesome George, 100 (est.), the last surviving Pinta Island giant tortoise; his death in the Galpagos National Park marks the end of the purebred species.


Ivan Karp, 86, sharp-eyed New York City art dealer who nurtured the early careers of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and others.


Hollywood power couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes–known in the media as TomKat–after five years of marriage; the couple has one daughter, Suri.


Don Grady, 68, musician and singer best known for playing Robbie, the heartthrob big brother on more than 300 episodes of My Three Sons from 1960 to 1972.

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