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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: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:29 -0500

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Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:29 -0500

Sammy 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.

Chef Behind General Tso's Chicken Dies

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500

The man who gave the world General Tso's Chicken has died. Peng Chang-kuei was 97.

Former NPR Foreign Correspondent Alan Tomlinson Dies At 69

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:07:00 -0500

Tomlinson 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."

'Fawlty Towers' Actor Andrew Sachs Dies At 86

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500

British character actor Andrew Sachs has died at age 86. He was best known as the waiter Manuel on the cult TV series, Fawlty Towers.

Andrew Sachs, Who Played Beloved Waiter Manuel On 'Fawlty Towers,' Dies

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:33:00 -0500

The actor is best known for his portrayal of the hapless waiter from Barcelona on the much loved British sitcom. He was 86.

Grant Tinker, TV Producer And Network Boss, Dies At 90

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:41:00 -0500

Tinker 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.

William Christenberry, Artist Whose Muse Was Rural Alabama, Dies At 80

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:00:00 -0500

The 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.

Remembering Pauline Oliveros, Composer Known For 'Deep Listening'

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:26:00 -0500

American 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.

Actor Ron Glass Dies At Age 71

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:00 -0500

Actor 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."

Ron Glass, Emmy-Nominated Actor Best Known For 'Barney Miller,' Has Died At 71

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:55:00 -0500

Glass 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.

Pauline Oliveros, Pioneer Of 'Deep Listening,' Dies At 84

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 12:53:00 -0500

Oliveros is best known for her experimental approach to music and sound. "Hear with your ears, listen with your heart," was her guiding principle.

Mourning, Celebration Follow Death Of Fidel Castro

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:42:00 -0500

The polarizing leader, who took power in the Cuban revolution in 1959, died on Friday, after years of poor health.

Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 01:03:00 -0500

Fidel 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.

Barry Williams Remembers His TV Mom, 'Brady Bunch' Star Florence Henderson

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:32:58 -0500

Florence 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.

Florence Henderson, 'Brady Bunch' Mom, Dies At 82

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:11:00 -0500

Actress 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.