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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: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:31 -0400

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Ed Temple, Track Coach Who Led Wilma Rudolph To Olympic Gold, Dies

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:42:31 -0400

One of the few coaches in the Olympic Hall of Fame has died. Ed Temple coached sprinter Wilma Rudolph and the legendary Tigerbelles of Tennessee State University.

Fresh Air Remembers 'LA Confidential' Director Curtis Hanson

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:43:55 -0400

Hanson also directed The River Wild, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, 8 Mile and the TV movie Too Big to Fail. He died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 71. Originally broadcast in 1997.

Allister Sparks, South African Journalist Who Challenged Apartheid, Dies

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to former NPR South African correspondent John Matisonn about Allister Sparks, a prominent South African journalist who challenged apartheid and exposed a covert propaganda campaign by his government, leading to the president's downfall. Sparks died Monday at 83.

Curtis Hanson, Who Directed 'L.A. Confidential,' Dies At 71

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

David Greene and Steve Inskeep look back on the career of Hollywood director Curtis Hanson, who died on Tuesday at age 71. Hanson was also an Oscar-winning screenwriter.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Founder Of French Culinary Institute, Dies At 67

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:35:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to chef Jose Andres about Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder of the French Culinary Institute, who died in a car accident over the weekend. She was 67.

Fresh Air Remembers Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Edward Albee

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:54:00 -0400

Albee made his debut as a Broadway playwright in 1962 with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which went on to win a Tony Award. He died Friday at the age of 88. Originally broadcast in 1984.

Charmian Carr, Who Played Liesl In 'The Sound Of Music,' Dies At 73

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, has died at the age of 73. She sang the song "16 Going on 17" and was a longtime booster for the classic film.

'His Instrument Gave Me Wings': Remembering Synth Inventor Don Buchla

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:04:00 -0400

The pan-generational duo Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pay tribute to the modular synth pioneer. "Don Buchla made it possible for me to share the way I hear and connect with the world."

'Shoeless Joe' Author William Patrick Kinsella Dies At 81

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 10:58:00 -0400

The award-winning book was adapted into the beloved film Field of Dreams. The Canadian author is best known for his works about magic — and baseball.

Playwright Edward Albee, Who Changed And Challenged Audiences, Dies At 88

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:19:00 -0400

"All art should be useful," Albee said. "If it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time." The Pulitzer-winning playwright of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? died Friday following a short illness.

Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:45:00 -0400

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.

Eddie Antar, Who Started The Crazy Eddie Chain With 'Insane!' Prices, Dies At 68

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:11:00 -0400

He took the electronics chain from one store in Brooklyn, N.Y., to — at its height — 43 stores in four states. Antar went to prison for racketeering and stock fraud, but his conviction was overturned.

On Sept. 11, Former Bush Solicitor General Remembers His Late Wife

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:03:05 -0400

Former Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson reflects on how his life has changed since September 11, 2001. His wife Barbara Olson died in the attack on the Pentagon that day.

CEO Howard Lutnick Remembers Sept. 11: How His Company Survived After Great Personal Loss

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:03:04 -0400

To mark the 15th anniversary of September 11, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick. He lost his brother and more than 600 of his employees on that day.

President Obama To Honor Sept. 11 Victims In Pentagon Speech

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:03:00 -0400

President Obama speaks at the 9/11 memorial service at the Pentgaon following a moment of silence at the White House.