And our hearts shrank three sizes that day. On Dec. 19, Audrey Geisel, the widow of Theodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, passed away at 97. The following day, veteran actor Donald Moffat, whose 220 credits included playing the president in Clear and Present Danger, died at 87. Finally, it was announced that actress
Ethel Ayler, best known for playing the mother of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, passed back on Nov. 18. She was 88.