Today two giants in their fields passed yesterday and today. Extremely funny improv comedian and actor Jonathan Winters died. He almost always cracked me up, even when some of his jokes went right over my head. He inspired many younger comics, especially Robin Williams, and his characters were wonderful. And the world of dance lost a beautiful ballerina, the amazing Maria Tallchief of Oklahoma, probably the most famous Native American (Osage) dancer, who appeared with the New York City Ballet and was married to Balanchine.