Barbara Ann Scott, 84, who became the first and thus far only Canadian to win the Olympic title in singles figure skating when she took the gold medal in the 1948 Games.
Stephen Frankfurt, 80, Madison Avenue advertising executive who helped transform TV ads from straight sales pitches into creative productions.
Major League Baseball, to an eight-year broadcasting deal with Fox and Turner Sports; the deal, worth an estimated $800 million annually to the league, ensures that Fox will broadcast the World Series through 2021.
Yvonne Mounsey, 93, who popularized many roles as a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and then founded the Westside Ballet school in California.
That Seth MacFarlane, comedian and creator of Family Guy, will host the 85th Academy Awards; past hosts include Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and Jon Stewart.
Eugene Genovese, 82, historian of the American South who argued that the "paternalism" of slavery provided slaves some ways of retaining their humanity.