People Who Died, Died


Once again, the Baltimore City Paper has marked the end of the year with a tribute to people who died in the last 12 months and weren't quite famous, but should've been. This year's honorees range from Peter Safar, the doctor who proved the efficacy of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, to Cholly Atkins, a Motown choreographer:

Ask someone over 40 to sing the chorus of the Supremes' "Stop! In the Name of Love," and they very well may throw up their arm, palm outward, and continue on through the rest of the arm movements Atkins devised to sell the lyrics, even though they may not be able to remember a single line of the song's verses.