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

Last Build Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:43:00 -0400

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'This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather's Legacy': Mourning And A Call To Action

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:43:00 -0400

Friends and family remembered the passion of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. "Carry Heather's spark," her mother told listeners and mourners. "Find a way to make a difference in the world."

Ruth Pfau, Beacon For Pakistan's Leprosy Patients, Dies At 87

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:51:00 -0400

The German-born nun and doctor stopped in Karachi more than five decades ago by accident. But she returned — and through her relentless efforts against leprosy, earned the admiration of the country.

Friends Remember Musician Glen Campbell

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 05:02:00 -0400

Country singer Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday at 81. His friends and collaborators Carl Jackson and Jimmy Webb talk about his life.

Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:01:00 -0400

Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell has died after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

Haruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor, Dies

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:04:00 -0400

Nakajima played the iconic giant reptile in a dozen films, donning the suit that he says weighed about 220 pounds and wreaking havoc on model cities and rival monsters. He was 88.

Barbara Cook, Tony Award-Winning Actress And Singer, Dies At 89

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:34:00 -0400

Cook became famous for her parts in Leonard Bernstein's Candide and Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Then, when Broadway roles became scarce, she reinvented herself as a concert and cabaret artist.

Don Baylor, Baseball Star Turned Manager, Dies At 68

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Outfielder and designated hitter Don Baylor died on Monday. He was known for his dedication to getting on base, closing his 19-year career with a record of 267 hits by a pitch.

Character Actor Robert Hardy Dies At 91

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 05:07:00 -0400

British actor Robert Hardy, best known for his work in the Harry Potter movies and the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, has died. He was 91.

Book Editor Judith Jones Dies At 93

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Judith Jones is responsible for The Diary of Anne Frank being published in the U.S. Her persuasive skills also got Mastering the Art of French Cooking, co-authored by Julia Child, published.

Ara Parseghian, Legendary Notre Dame Coach, Dies At 94

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 16:14:45 -0400

Ara Parseghian was a force at the University of Notre Dame. He brought the football program back to national prominence during the 1960s and 1970s, including two championships.

Ara Parseghian, 'Giant' Of College Football Sidelines, Dies At 94

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:02:00 -0400

The Hall of Fame coach, who died Wednesday, guided three major programs during his time on the sideline — but he's known best for leading Notre Dame from doldrums to a pair of national championships.

Actor Ed Harris Says Sam Shepard Was 'Iconically American'

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:16:00 -0400

Playwright/actor Sam Shepard died Thursday at the age of 73. Actor Ed Harris worked with him on many different project on the stage and screen; he offers his memories.

Celebrated Playwright And Actor Sam Shepard Dies

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:40:00 -0400

Sam Shepard was both a prize-winning playwright and an an acclaimed actor. He won a Pulitzer for Drama for Buried Child in 1979 and wrote more than 40 other plays as well as short stories and essays. He died Thursday at his home in Kentucky of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.

Remembering Actress Jeanne Moreau, Icon Of French New Wave Cinema

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:17:00 -0400

Moreau pursued acting despite her father's disapproval. She told Fresh Air, "I led a double life. ... He discovered it when he saw my picture on the front page." Moreau died Monday at the age of 89.

Sam Shepard, 'Poet Laureate Of America's Emotional Badlands,' Dies At 73

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 12:09:00 -0400

A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, Shepard cut a towering presence in theater and cinema. He died last week of complications from ALS, a family spokesman says.