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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:29 -0500Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500The man who gave the world General Tso's Chicken has died. Peng Chang-kuei was 97.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:07:00 -0500Tomlinson was known for his gifted storytelling and award-winning journalism in both public radio and television. A colleague said he was "a foreign correspondent straight out of central casting."
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500British character actor Andrew Sachs has died at age 86. He was best known as the waiter Manuel on the cult TV series, Fawlty Towers.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:33:00 -0500The actor is best known for his portrayal of the hapless waiter from Barcelona on the much loved British sitcom. He was 86.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:41:00 -0500Tinker is best known for his work at MTM Enterprises which he founded with then-wife Mary Tyler Moore. As head of NBC, he led the network out of the cellar with hits such as The Cosby Show and Cheers.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0500The photographer, who also painted and sculpted, returned to the place of his youth every summer, chronicling the lives of old buildings and roadside businesses as they changed with age.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:26:00 -0500American composer Pauline Oliveros died Thursday at the age of 84. Inspired by all kinds of sound, she was a pioneer of electronic music, committed to changing the way people listen.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500Actor Ron Glass died Friday evening. He was 71. In a career spanning more than four decades, Glass is best remembered for his role as detective Ron Harris on the sitcom "Barney Miller."
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:55:00 -0500Glass died Friday of respiratory failure, his agent, Jeffrey Leavett, told The Associated Press. He appeared in dozens of shows in a television and film career dating to the early 1970s.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:53:00 -0500Oliveros is best known for her experimental approach to music and sound. "Hear with your ears, listen with your heart," was her guiding principle.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:42:00 -0500The polarizing leader, who took power in the Cuban revolution in 1959, died on Friday, after years of poor health.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 01:03:00 -0500Fidel Castro took power in the Cuban Revolution in 1959 and led his country for more than four decades. Under his direction, Cuba became the one and only communist state in the Western Hemisphere.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:58 -0500Florence Henderson, who played the matriarch on The Brady Bunch, has died at the age of 82. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Barry Williams, who played the part of the eldest Brady child, Greg.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:11:00 -0500Actress Florence Henderson, best known for playing Carol Brady — the mom in The Brady Bunch — has died at the age of 82. Steve Inskeep has a remembrance.