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Artist Louise Bourgeois, 98, Dies

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, has died. She was 98 years old.

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Louise Bourgeois, 98, Dies

Monday, May 31, 2010

Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.

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Gary Coleman Dead After Head Injury

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gary Coleman, the child star and actor of the 1970s show "Diff'rent Strokes," died Friday after a reported head injury sustained at his Utah home on Wednesday. The 42-year-old actor was unconcious and on life support on Thursday. As a boy, Coleman was famous for his humor and catch phrases like "Whachoo talkin' bout, Willis?" More recently, Coleman had a more difficult life in the limelight: he was charged with assault in 1998 after an altercation with an adult film actress, and a public divorce between him and his wife Shannon Price was aired on the show "Divorce Court."

 

 

 

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Hank Jones

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

You wouldn’t know it from his self-effacing manner, but pianist Hank Jones was one of the giants of jazz.  For many years, he had been Ella Fitzgerald’s sideman, after which he began an association with Benny Goodman, later forming the Great Jazz Trio with Ron Carter and Tony Williams.

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Jazz Musician Hank Jones, 91, Dies

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Legendary Jazz pianist Hank Jones has died at the age of 91.

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Thai Red-Shirt General Seh Daeng Dies

Monday, May 17, 2010

Five days of street battles have killed 37 people in Bangkok this past week.

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Ziegfeld Girl Doris Eaton Travis, 106, Dies

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The last Ziegfeld Follies girl, Doris Eaton Travis, died of an aneurysm in Commerce, Michigan, according to The New York Times.

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Singer and Actress Lena Horne, 92, Dies

Monday, May 10, 2010

She was the first black performer to get a long-term contract from a major Hollywood studio.

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Singer and Actress Lena Horne, 92, Dies

Monday, May 10, 2010

Lena Horne died Sunday night at the age of 92.

You might say she was born 50 years too soon. She was too black for Hollywood, and too light-skinned for the kids in her Brooklyn neighborhood who teased her for her fair complexion. But she was more than a pretty ...

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Mezzo-Soprano Giulietta Simionato, 99, Dies

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Italian mezzo-soprano Giulietta Simionato died yesterday in Rome of heart and other ailments. The Forli native was 99 years old.

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Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies at 67

Monday, May 03, 2010

Actress Lynn Redgrave, best known for her breakout role in 1966's "Georgy Girl," has died at the age of 67.

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Lynn Redgrave

Monday, May 03, 2010

The stage and screen actress Lynn Redgrave will forever be recognized for her role as the gawky, winsome Georgy Girl in 1966, which gained her an Academy Award nomination. She was born into a family of over five generations of remarkable actors, including her father Sir Michael Redgrave and her sister, Vanessa and nieces Natasha and Joely Richardson.

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Remembering George Jellinek and The Vocal Scene

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I spent a few hours this weekend in renewed admiration and affection of George Jellinek. We’re planning to re-broadcast some of The Vocal Scene this summer. What are some of your favorite memories of George and of The Vocal Scene?

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Dixie Carter

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dixie Carter may have made her name on the hit television series Designing Women, and she also starred on Broadway in the revival of Pal Joey and in Master Class – but she admitted that she found the most creative satisfaction from her cabaret career (which began only in the 1980s) – “To me, there’s no feeling as gorgeous as the feeling of singing. It’s like flying.”

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The Merry Ole Land of Oz

Friday, April 09, 2010

Meinhardt Raabe, the 3 foot 6 inch Munchkin who was best known for declaring that the Wicked Witch of the East was ”Not only merely dead, but really most sincerely dead” finally died, himself, at the age of 94.

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Texas Democrat Charlie Wilson, 76, Dies

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Former Texas Democratic Representative Charlie Wilson died Wednesday at age 76 of cardiopulmonary arrest.

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Remembering Howard Zinn

Monday, February 01, 2010

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

Howard Zinn (photo by Douglas Brown/by-nc-sa)

 

The historian and civil rights activist Howard Zinn died last Wednesday. Perhaps best known for his book of historical revisionism, “A People’s History of the United States,” Zinn examines American ...

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Acclaimed Author, J.D. Salinger, Dies

Thursday, January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger, the author whose ground-breaking novel, "The Catcher in the Rye," is perhaps the most famous American literary work of the 20th Century, has died.

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Author and Activist Howard Zinn, 87, Dies

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn, an author, teacher and political activist, died yesterday at age 87.

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Author J.D. Salinger Dies

Thursday, January 28, 2010

J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of the literary classic "The Catcher in the Rye," died on Wednesday of natural causes. He was 91.

Salinger published "The Catcher in the Rye," his only novel, in 1951. The story of adolescent alienation, and its protagonist Holden Caufield, became touchstones for young readers. ...

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