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When she was young Katherine Johnson (August 26, 1918-February 24, 2020) took to heart the motto her father instilled in her: "You're as good as anybody here … You're no worse, you're no better."...

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As a young man, Robert Glenn "Junior" Johnson (June 28, 1931-December 20, 2019) built a reputation as a moonshiner who could outrun the law on the mountain roads of North Carolina like no one...

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Emmy- and Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Adam Schlesinger (October 31, 1967-April 1, 2020) was known for his work with his band Fountains of Wayne, who blended sunny harmonies, pop, rock ...

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A broad-chested character actor known for bringing a sinister and mischievous quality to roles both heroic and villainous, Brian Dennehy (July 9, 1938-April 15, 2020) became one of his generation ...

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Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell (June 6, 1935-April 5, 2020) grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, played baseball in high school and starred in track and football at the University of Illinois. After ...

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Photographer Anthony Causi (c. 1972-April 12, 2020) covered sports for the New York Post for 25 years. Born in Brooklyn, Causi graduated from Pace University and joined the Post as a photo ...

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Tomie dePaola (September 15, 1934-March 30, 2020) was a prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, a kindly and helpful old witch in Italy. He ...

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But she was a barrier-breaking pioneer even before entering America's space program; after graduating college, Johnson became one of the first African-American students at West Virginia University ...

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In the late 1960s, Sy Sperling (June 25, 1941-February 19, 2020) was a balding New York City swimming pool salesman who was growing frustrated with toupees. "If you're dating and going to be ...

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In 1970 Bill Withers (July 4, 1938-March 30, 2020) was in his early 30s and still working as an aircraft mechanic in California when the Navy veteran wrote the song "Ain't No Sunshine." "That...

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Tom Dempsey He was born without toes on his right foot; yet, in 1970 Tom Dempsey (January 12, 1947–April 4, 2020), then with the New Orleans Saints, launched a 63-yard field goal that stood as ...

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Actress Honor Blackman (August 22, 1925-April 5, 2020) had already made a strong impression playing a strong woman – leather-clad anthropologist Cathy Gale, who worked in tandem with secret ...

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Credit: AP Photo/Francesco Bellini Mary Higgins Clark A sweet, church-going mother and grandmother, Mary Higgins Clark (December 24, 1927-January 31, 2020) nonetheless had a very dark side, as ...

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Lee Fierro (February 13, 1929-April 5, 2020) was a stage actress who had only a handful of film credits, but her first was a scene-stealer: Mrs. Kintner, mother of a boy who is killed...

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At age 5, Charlotte Figi (October 18, 2006-April 7, 2020), who lived in Colorado Springs, suffered as many as 300 grand mal seizures a week, went into repeated cardiac arrest, used a wheelchair ...

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Emmy-winning broadcast journalist Maria Mercader (November 28, 1965-March 29, 2020) got her start at CBS News in 1987, in the CBS Page Program. A network veteran who covered breaking news for ...

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A New Jersey native, actor Michael J. Pollard (May 30, 1939-November 20, 2019) started out with roles in 1950s and '60s TV series, including " Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Many Loves of Dobie ...

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Rather than carry out President Richard Nixon's unlawful order to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, William Ruckelshaus (July 24, 1932-November 27, 2019), who was deputy attorney ...

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Actor Bill Daily (August 30, 1927-September 4, 2018) was an affable second-banana to astronaut Larry Hagman on the 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." A jazz musician and improv comic who had ...

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During his 28 years as Librarian of Congress, James Billington (June 1, 1929-November 20, 2018), who grew up in a house filled with "used books," would bring the world's largest library into the ...

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain (June 25, 1956-June 8, 2018) reveled in the sensual pleasures of food and drink, particularly rare or unfamiliar foods obtained only by traveling to the far corners ...

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Poor Violet Beauregarde, the mean little girl with a habit for incessantly chewing gum, in the 1971 film, "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," based on Roald Dahl's book. She couldn't resist ...

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"It had been my great ambition to play an American James Bond," said actor Richard Anderson (August 8, 1926-August 31, 2017) in his 2015 memoir. As Oscar Goldman, the intelligence agency ...

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A Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winner and former U.S. poet laureate, W.S. Merwin (September 30, 1927-March 15, 2019) was a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a ...

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Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei (April 26, 1917-May 16, 2019) added elegance to landscapes across the globe with powerful geometric shapes and grand spaces, from a trapezoidal addition ...

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You might not be reading this (and we wouldn't be writing this) if it were not for Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov (September 7, 1939-May 19, 2017). For on September 26, 1983, when the Soviet...

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On the bench, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (April 20, 1920-July 16, 2019) was known for his fierce independence, old-fashioned geniality, and trademark bowtie. During his nearly ...

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In 2012 actress and director Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943-December 17, 2018) told "CBS This Morning" that she had been sent by her father to the University of New Mexico (and her brother ...

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A leading actress of the French New Wave, the Danish-born Anna Karina (September 22, 1940-December 14, 2019) modeled and sang in cabarets before moving to France, where she was advised by Coco ...

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Notable deaths in 2019. 31 / 151. Back image_gallery.single ... spurred by the success of the satirical revue he created with fellow Cambridge University student Peter Cook and Oxford students ...

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Nicknamed the "Mother of the French New Wave," filmmaker and activist Agnès Varda (May 30, 1928-March 29, 2019) was a trailblazing artist who became the first female director to receive the ...

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An iconic figure in the world of dance, Paul Taylor (July 29, 1930-August 29, 2018) conjured works that reflected the heights and depths of the human condition with scintillating athleticism and ...

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Ray Emory (c. 1921-May 13, 2018) lived through the early morning Japanese aerial bombing at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, firing rounds at attacking airplanes, but he never forgot those who ...

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At Marvel Comics Stan Lee originally asked his artist on "Fantastic Four," Jack Kirby, to take a stab at creating Spider-Man, but Lee was unsatisfied and gave the gig to Steve Ditko (November 2 ...

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British character actor Freddie Jones (September 12, 1927-July 9, 2019) made his London stage debut in 1962 with the RSC, and starred in works by Harold Pinter and Maxim Gorky. His lengthy list of...

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Actor Jared Martin (December 21, 1941-May 24, 2017) became a fan favorite with his portrayal of the charming cowboy "Lusty Dusty" Farlow, the love of Sue Ellen, on the soap opera "Dallas." The son...

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Actor, playwright and stage director Nelsan Ellis (November 30, 1977-July 8, 2017) appeared as Martin Luther King, Jr. in Lee Daniels' "The Butler," and as singer Bobby Byrd in the James Brown ...

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In a 2007 interview with the website Green Living, artist Larry Harvey (January 11, 1948-April 28, 2018) described his whimsical decision to erect a giant wooden figure and then burn it to the ...

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A New York City native, Edward Joseph Mahoney broke with his family's tradition of police work, leaving behind his officer training program for a musical career under the name Eddie Money ;(March ...

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African American composer and musicologist Olly Woodrow Wilson, Jr. (September 7, 1937-March 13, 2018) entered the world of music early, performing in jazz and R&B bands as a teenager and playing ...

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"We Are Family" (1979) was a dance anthem for womanhood recorded by the Philadelphia R&B group Sister Sledge, and it was a professional highpoint for Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956-March 10, 2017 ...

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An accomplished publisher and editor since his mid-20s, in 1987 Sonny Mehta (November 9, 1942-December 30, 2019) became just the third editor-in-chief of Alfred A. Knopf in its 72-year history ...

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Actor Bill Daily (August 30, 1927-September 4, 2018) was an affable second-banana to astronaut Larry Hagman on the 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." A jazz musician and improv comic who had ...

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Born into a family of sheep herders in Lupton, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, John Pinto (December 15, 1924-May 24, 2019) didn't start formal schooling until he was nearly a teenager. "At the age...

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Mary Oliver (September 10, 1935-January 17, 2019) was a native of Maple Heights in suburban Cleveland, and endured what she called a "dysfunctional" family in part by writing poems and building ...

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At Marvel Comics Stan Lee originally asked his artist on "Fantastic Four," Jack Kirby, to take a stab at creating Spider-Man, but Lee was unsatisfied and gave the gig to Steve Ditko (November 2 ...

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One of the U.K.'s most influential songwriters, Pete Shelley (April 17, 1955-December 6, 2018) was co-founder of the punk rock band Buzzcocks, best known for songs dripping with irony and humor ...

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"I've suffered for my music. Now it's your turn" Writer, comedian and singer-songwriter Neil Innes (December 9, 1944-December 29, 2019) originally came to fame as a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah ...

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And in 2010 he added to the Library's archive the entire collection of tweets, in the billions, sent via Twitter since the company was founded in 2006, and which it continued to archive until the ...

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On April 20, 1999, Columbine High School student Austin Eubanks (October 8, 1981-May 18, 2019) was shot in the hand and knee in the attack that killed 12 classmates and a teacher, including ...

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In the 1960s New York City native Susan Anspach (November 23, 1942-April 2, 2018) appeared on stage in "A View From the Bridge" (with Robert Duvall) and in the Broadway show "And Things That...

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After working as a newspaper editor and columnist, public relations executive, and radio and TV station owner, Warren Adler (December 16, 1927-April 15, 2019) published his first book at age 46.

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Notable deaths in 2019. 77 / 151. Back ... it was an immediate critical favorite adapted into a 1962 movie starring Olivia De Havilland and Yvette Mimieux, and later turned into a 2006 Broadway ...

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The free-spirited younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lee Radziwill (March 3, 1933-February 15, 2019) was a socialite, fashion icon, interior decorator, writer, TV interviewer and PR ...

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One of the shortest men in the world due to a genetic disorder, achondroplasia dwarfism, Verne Troyer (January 1, 1969-April 21, 2018) was also one of the most recognizable, thanks to his role as...

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg (February 28, 1935-December 21, 2017) was known as much for his excited calls of "Oh, my!" and "Touch 'em all!" (as in bases), as he was for the...

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In 2012 actress and director Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943-December 17, 2018) told "CBS This Morning" that she had been sent by her father to the University of New Mexico (and her brother ...

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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg (February 28, 1935-December 21, 2017) was known as much for his excited calls of "Oh, my!" and "Touch 'em all!" (as in bases), as he was for the big events he ...

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Introduced to magic by his grandfather, Ricky Jay (June 26, 1946-November 24, 2018), a true master of the craft, became both a student and guru of prestidigitation and memory tricks. Performing ...

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"Purple hum, assorted cardsrazor lights, you bringand all to prove you're on the moveand vanishingCandy O, I need you so" "Candy O" by Ric Ocasek Rock guitarist Ric Ocasek (March 23, 1944 ...

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