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Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.

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All Things Considered

NBA's First Black Player Paved Way For Others In League

Friday, February 27, 2015

Earl Lloyd, the NBA's first black player, has died. He was 86. He first played for the Washington Capitals and helped the Syracuse Nationals win the title in 1955.

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All Things Considered

'Father Ted' Remembered As Influential Figure In Catholic Education

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, who was president of the University of Notre Dame for more than 30 years, died Thursday in South Bend, Ind. He was 97.

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Leonard Nimoy On Mr. Spock's Jewish Heritage

Friday, February 27, 2015

The actor, who died on Friday at the age of 83, brought a lot of his Jewish roots to the role of Mr. Spock, including a certain iconic hand salutation.

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#LLAP: Tributes Flow For Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

His death today at age 83 prompted an outpouring of grief on social media. Nimoy was best known for his role as the half-Vulcan, half-human Mr. Spock in Star Trek.

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All Things Considered

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Star Trek actor, writer, poet and photographer has died of lung disease at 83. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a look back at the long career of the man who was (and was not) Spock.

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5 Quotes From Earl Lloyd, The First Black Player In The NBA

Friday, February 27, 2015

Earl Lloyd, who died Thursday, once recalled telling a young man who thanked him for blazing a trail, "Man, you owe me absolutely nothing."

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Remembers Former Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hesburgh died Thursday. He was 97. He was an author, theologian and activist who took on the Vatican over issues of academic freedom. Hesburgh spoke with Terry Gross in 1990.

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Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock On 'Star Trek,' Dies At 83

Friday, February 27, 2015

The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his granddaughter tells NPR.

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Remembering Bertrice Small, One Of The Original 'Avon Ladies'

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.

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All Things Considered

Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thursday, February 26, 2015

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Morning Edition

Dori Maynard, Journalism Diversity Advocate, Dies At 56

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dori Maynard died Tuesday after a battle with lung cancer. Since 2001, she headed the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, which was founded by her father in 1977.

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All Things Considered

'Brother's Keeper, 'Paradise Lost' Documentary Filmmaker Dies At 58

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bruce Sinofsky died Saturday of complications from diabetes. He was 58 years old.

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Acclaimed Documentary Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies At 58

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.

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Morning Edition

Wil Smith, Single Dad And Beloved StoryCorps Participant, Dies At 46

Monday, February 23, 2015

Wil Smith, a single dad whom listeners met through StoryCorps, died Sunday. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. (This conversation initially aired on Oct. 23, 2013 on Morning Edition).

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All Things Considered

Clark Terry, Ebullient Jazz Trumpeter, Has Died

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A member of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington Orchestras, Terry also enjoyed a long freelance career which included jazz education and a featured slot in NBC's Tonight Show band. He was 94.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Remembers Lesley Gore Who Sang Hits Including 'You Don't Own Me'

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gore is known for her Top 40 sensations such as It's My Party, produced by Quincy Jones. Her last album was released in 2005, the year she came out as a lesbian. She died Monday at the age of 68.

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Fresh Air

Fresh Air Remembers Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Friday, February 20, 2015

Levine's work often reflected the hardships and dignity of manual labor. He died Feb. 14 in Fresno, Calif. He was 87. In 1991, Levine spoke with Terry Gross about his collection What Work Is.

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The Comedy And Good Conversation Of Harris Wittels

Friday, February 20, 2015

NPR contributor Glen Weldon remembers writer, actor, producer, musician, and comedy podcast mainstay Harris Wittels, who died Thursday, just 30 years old.

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Popular Mexican Actress Lorena Rojas Dies

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

She acted in telenovelas, but also made a name for herself in film and on stage.

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