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NPR remembrances of remarkable individuals. Also obituaries and and tributes to great individuals. Subscribe to the Remembrances podcast.

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Bozo The Clown Actor Frank Avruch Dies At 89

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:33:00 -0400

Actor Frank Avruch, who portrayed Bozo the Clown from 1959 to 1970, has died at 89. Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease.

Austin Victims Remembered For Resilience, Radiating Positivity

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:33:00 -0400

Draylen Mason was funny, a longtime friend said, because he said what "everyone else is scared to say." Anthony Stephan House was able to put bitterness aside and move forward, friends say.

The Life Of Louise Slaughter

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 08:13:00 -0400

We remember New York Democratic Rep. Lousie Slaughter, who died on Friday at the age of 88.

New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, 88, Has Died

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:33:00 -0400

Slaughter was the first woman to lead the powerful House Rules Committee and had planned to run for a 17th term. She died following a fall in her home, according to a spokesperson.

Revolutionary Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton Dies At 99

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:13:00 -0400

Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton revolutionized the way parents interacted with their babies and young children. His career spanned more than half a century and included dozens of books, hundreds of publications and a TV show. He died Tuesday, just shy of his 100th birthday.

Stephen Hawking, Who Awed Both Scientists And The Public, Dies

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:59:00 -0400

Hawking was a theoretical physicist who changed how scientists think about gravity. He also wrote the best-selling book A Brief History of Time and lent his machine-aided voice to TV shows. He was 76.

French Fashion Designer Hubert De Givenchy Dies At 91

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:24:00 -0400

Hubert de Givenchy has died at 91. He dressed some of the world's most glamorous women including Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Grace Kelly.

Floyd J. Carter, A Tuskegee Airman And NYPD Detective, Dies At 95

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:42:37 -0400

Carter was one of the last of the Tuskegee Airmen, the famous unit that overcame both internal challenges and enemy fire to serve in World War II.

Hubert de Givenchy, Famed Couturier, Dies At 91

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:26:17 -0400

Known for designing the little black numbers worn by Audrey Hepburn, a British fashion declared of his first collection: "These dresses remind you of that first, best, glass of champagne."

French Fashion Designer Givenchy Dies At 91

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:21:00 -0400

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy styled some of the world's most fashionable women — icons like Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Princess Grace of Monaco. He died at age 91 on Saturday.

Remembering Barry Crimmins, A Comic Who Advocated For Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 14:35:06 -0500

Crimmins, who died last week, mentored Bobcat Goldthwait when they were up-and-coming comics in the '80s. The two men spoke to Fresh Air in 2015 about their documentary Call Me Lucky.

Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Has Died At Age 92

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:30:00 -0500

Solomon turned a modest record shop in Sacramento, Calif. into a world-spanning empire at the height of the CD era. He died on Sunday night at age 92.

Roger Bannister, First Runner To Break 4-Minute Mile Mark, Dies At 88

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 02:43:00 -0500

Roger Bannister's 3:59:4 mile in 1954 unlocked the door to what was possible in track — both physically and psychologically.

Barry Crimmins, A Mainstay Of Boston's Comedy Scene, Dies At 64

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:21:00 -0500

A month after announcing he was diagnosed with cancer, comedian Barry Crimmins has died. A mainstay of Boston's comedy scene, Crimmins was one of its early champions who founded two clubs in the '80s where new talent could try their acts.

Famous Evangelist, 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:16:00 -0500

Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century, has died. He preached during a time when the U.S. was less polarized politically and culturally, and he was known as "America's Pastor." Largely silenced by illness in his final years, Graham was somewhat eclipsed by his son Franklin, who took his father's ministry in a far more conservative direction.