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Remembering Patricia Neal

Monday, August 09, 2010

Patricia Neal had a way of mesmerizing people with her molasses-flecked-with-grit voice. She passed away at the age of 84.

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Patricia Neal, Award-Winning Actress Dies

Monday, August 09, 2010

The actress Patricia Neal grew up in a mining town in Kentucky, yet by 21 she had won a Tony for her Broadway performance in Lillian Hellman’s “Another Part of the Forest.” The husky-voiced actress went on to win the Academy Award in 1963 for her role alongside Paul Newman in the film "Hud." Neal had lung cancer and died Sunday at her home on Martha's Vineyard. She was 84.

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Mitch Miller Dies at the Age of 99

Monday, August 02, 2010

Mitch Miller, perhaps best known for his 1960's series Sing Along With Mitch, died Saturday at the age of 99.

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NPR Contributor Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Longtime NPR contributor Daniel Schorr earned his reputation as a legendary journalist the hard way – by breaking stories during the Cold War and Watergate that won him numerous awards – not to mention the scorn of various presidents.  He died at the age of 93.  He was last on with Leonard Lopate in 2008, and you can hear him discuss his 50 years of covering politics.

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James Gammon, Dead at 70

Friday, July 23, 2010

The veteran stage actor helped found the Met Theater in Los Angeles, and starred in many a Sam Shepard play. James Gammon died at the age of 70 just recently.

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Legendary Journalist Daniel Schorr Dies at 93

Friday, July 23, 2010

Schorr, an award-winning journalist who reported on many of the most important stories of the second half of the 20th century, including the Cold War and Watergate and worked on the launch of CNN, has died. He recently appeared on The Takeaway to talk about how the news business has changed.

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Harvey Pekar

Monday, July 12, 2010

Underground comic book author Harvey Pekar died at 70.

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A Final Farewell to Senator Robert Byrd

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The body of Senator Robert Byrd will lie in repose in the U.S. Senate chamber today.

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Rue McClanahan

Friday, June 04, 2010

Rue McClanahan was a veteran of the stage, but she will always be remembered for her role as Blanche Devereaux, the man-devouring Southern belle in the hit television series, “The Golden Girls.”  She died just recently at the age of 76. 

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Golden Girl 'Blanche' Passes Away

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Rue McClanahan, one of the "Golden Girls," has died at the age of 76.

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Louise Bourgeois, 1911-2010.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

WNYC

Louise Bourgeois, the diminutive French-born artist, who was renowned for her practically sinister abstract and figurative sculptures, has died in New York at the age of 98.

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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 ...

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