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Remembrances : NPR

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

Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:29:49 -0400

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Verne Troyer, Actor Who Portrayed Mini-Me In 'Austin Powers,' Dies At 49

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 23:29:49 -0400

Troyer died on Saturday, according to a statement posted to social media. The cause of his death was not given, but representatives acknowledged his long battle with depression.

Can I Just Tell You: Barbara Bush

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

On the day of Barbara Bush's funeral, NPR's Michel Martin reflects on the former first lady's legacy.

Former George H. W. Bush Speechwriter Remembers Barbara Bush

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:34:00 -0400

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Mary Kate Cary, former speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush about Saturday's funeral services for his wife Barbara Bush, who died this week at 92.

Carl Kasell, Voice Of Authority And Soul Of Irreverence, Dies

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:36:14 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon pays his respects to Carl Kasell. The beloved NPR newscaster and "public radio ambassador" died earlier this week. He was 84.

Swedish Electronic Dance Music DJ Avicii Dies At 28

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:00 -0400

Swedish musician and DJ Avicii has died at 28. NPR's Ari Shaprio talks with KCRW's Jason Bentley about his career.

Before He Became The 'Night Court' Judge, Harry Anderson Was A Con-Man Magician

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:19:59 -0400

Anderson, who died April 16, began his career as a street performer specializing in elaborate pranks. He spoke to Fresh Air in 1989 about an illusion in which he pretended to chop off his own hand.

Remembering Milos Forman, Director Of 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:19:59 -0400

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker, who died on April 13, spoke to Fresh Air in 1994 about growing up in the former Czechoslovakia, first under the Gestapo, then under communist rule.

Electronic Dance Music Superstar Avicii Dies At 28

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:14:00 -0400

Tim Bergling, a Swedish dance wunderkind and one of the most successful DJs in the world, was found dead Friday in Oman.

Barbara Bush On Meeting George, Motherhood And Her Signature Fake Pearls

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:48:00 -0400

The former first lady, who died Tuesday, told Terry Gross in 1994 that she grew up thinking she'd be a nurse. "But then I met that marvelous George [H.W.] Bush and the nursing went out the window."

Remembering Carl Kasell, Longtime NPR Newscaster

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

Carl Kasell died on Tuesday at the age of 84 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He worked at NPR for over three decades, including as scorekeeper for quiz show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.

Legacy: Barbara Bush's Approach To Policy And Politics

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

The former first lady died Tuesday at the age of 92. To discuss Bush's legacy, David Greene talks to Rider University professor Myra Gutin, who wrote a book about Bush's years in the White House.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

Commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts joins Noel King for a remembrance of Barbara Bush, who was one of two women to be wife of one president and mother of another.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush's Book Editor Remembers Her As Smart, Funny And Direct

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:15:00 -0400

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday at 92. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lisa Drew, who edited four of Bush's books.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:47:00 -0400

Barbara Pierce Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesman. She promoted reading skills across America and was also a best-selling author.

Peter Sagal: Carl Kasell 'Was Kind Down To His Bones'

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:59:00 -0400

In the 16 years they worked together, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal can't remember the longtime NPR newscaster having a sharp word for anyone. Ever. Kasell died Tuesday at age 84.