Nicholas Katzenbach, 90, one of the "best and brightest" of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, who helped shape civil rights legislation and Vietnam War policy.
In a GOP primary, six-term Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana; a moderate and a foreign policy expert, he lost to a Tea Party favorite, state treasurer Richard Mourdock.
A Ph.D. in leadership and education, by 15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal; "Dr. Shaq," who also holds an M.B.A., says his next step is law school.
George Lindsey, 83, who added the term goober--a well-meaning goofball--to the vernacular with the dim Southern character of that name on The Andy Griffith Show.
Vidal Sassoon, 84, famed hairstylist and fashion icon who popularized the geometric bob cut and the "wash and wear" philosophy of natural styling.
David Weiss, 65, one half of the witty Swiss art team Fischli/Weiss, whose wryly funny work often features humble materials in heroic roles.