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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Howard Zinn, the popular Boston University historian and political activist who had been an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam, passed away at the age of 87. Leonard interviewed him in March of 2001 for his book on war.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Louis Auchincloss, the dapper Wall Street lawyer and old school New Yorker who published over 60 works of fiction, biography, and literary criticism, died recently at the age of 92.
Monday, January 25, 2010
American pianist Earl Wild died Saturday in Palm Springs, California, after a long bout with congestive heart disease. Davis was 94 years old.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Folk singer Kate McGarrigle, who gained acclaim for a series of projects with her sister Anna, died Monday, Jan. 18, from a rare form of cancer.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Former WQXR music director George Jellinek, best-known for hosting WQXR's The Vocal Scene, has died. He was 90 years old. Tune in to WQXR Saturday, January 23 between 10AM and 1PM to hear excerpts from The Vocal Scene archives.
Monday, January 11, 2010
A leader of the French New Wave movement, his best known films include "Claire's Knee" and "My Night at Maud's."
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated The New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, died yesterday at age 83.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Percy Sutton, one of New York's trailblazing black attorneys and businessmen, has died. He was 89.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights attorney who represented Malcolm X before launching successful careers as a political power broker and media mogul, has died. He was 89. The cause of death is not yet known.
The Texas-born Sutton moved to New York City following his service with the Tuskegee ...
Friday, December 25, 2009
The first reporter to integrate the newsroom at the old New York World Telegram and Sun has died. Dale R. Wright was 86.
Among Wright's best-known work was a ten-part investigative series in the early 1960s about the plight of migrant farm workers. The award-winning series prompted legislators to improve ...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Alaina Reed-Amini, the Broadway star and TV actress best known for her long-running roles on Sesame Street and the sitcom 227, died last week at age 63.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Yvonne "Vonnie" King Burch, one of the King Sisters famous in the big band era, died Sunday at age 89.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Oral Roberts, the charismatic evangelist, has died of complications from pneumonia in Newport Beach, California. He was 91.
Friday, November 27, 2009
H.C. Robbins Landon, a Haydn and Mozart scholar, died Friday at age 83.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Jeanne-Claude created environmental works of art with her husband and fellow-conspirator/collaborator Christo. Together, they wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin, the Pont-Neuf in Paris, and created The Gates, with billowy orange drapes, in Central Park.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Artist Jeanne-Claude, co-creator of the Central Park installation 'The Gates,' has died at the age of 74.
Her family says it was from complications of a brain aneurysm.
With The Gates, in 2005, Jeanne-Claude her husband, Christo, covered Central Park's footpaths with thousands of saffron-colored drapes hung from specially designed ...
Thursday, November 19, 2009
French artist Jeanne-Claude, who created the Central Park installation "The Gates" in 2005 along with her husband Christo, has died at the age of 74.
Friday, October 30, 2009
The photographer best known for his black-and-white depictions of Harlem died in Manhattan Tuesday.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
During a career that spanned almost 60 years, Roy DeCarava portrayed the lives of ordinary people, and jazz giants. And, in the process, he became one of our most important photographers. Roy DeCarava was the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship, in 1952. He died recently at the age of 89. You can hear Leonard’s last interview with him from 1996.