Pearl Harbor Survivors

On the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we share stories from those who lived through that infamous day.
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Born December 3

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Andy Williams (Getty)

Andy Williams was a phenomenon, a singing sensation with 17 gold and three platinum albums to bear testament to just how much his fans loved him

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Born December 4

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Dennis Wilson (Photo by Petra Niemeier - K & K/Redferns)

Drummer Dennis Wilson is known best as one of the founders of the Beach Boys along with his older brother Brian and his younger brother Carl

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Died December 3

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Gwendolyn Brooks (AP Photo)

When Gwendolyn Brooks was still in high school, her mother drove her to meet the poet Langston Hughes, an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance, who encour

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Died December 2

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Desi Arnaz  (Photo by Metronome/Getty Images)

Desi Arnaz played many roles during his life: actor, musician, father, husband, producer, and co-creator of television reruns through his groundbreaking comedy

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Died November 30

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Paul Walker (Photo by William Volcov/BrazilPhotoPress/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Paul Walker loved fast cars on and off the big screen – in the movies, he was a star of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, appearing in six of the seven

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Died November 21

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Bill Bixby  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Known best for his role on TV's "The Incredible Hulk," Bill Bixby also co-starred on the classic sitcoms "My Favorite Martian" and "The Courtship of Eddie's Fat

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Died November 17

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Jimmy Ruffin (Photo by Ron Howard/Redferns)

Jimmy Ruffin soared to the top of the charts with soulful singles including "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On (to My Love)." We remember Ruf

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Died November 14

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Tony Richardson (Photo by Jones/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Director Tony Richardson won the 1964 Academy awards for best director and best picture for his popular comedy "Tom Jones." We remember Richardso

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Died December 1

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Claude Jade (Getty Images)

During her 30 years in film, Claude Jade brought life and love to the screen through her portrayal of Christine Darbon in the films of Francois Truffaut

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Died November 27

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Harvey Milk (AP Photo)

Harvey Milk was the epitome of the "late bloomer," entering politics at age 40 and quickly becoming an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civi

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Born November 24

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Donald Dunn (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

Donald "Duck" Dunn may be most famous for his turn in "The Blues Brothers" and its sequel – he was the bassist in the backing band for the f

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Died November 18

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James Coburn (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

James Coburn won an Academy Award for his performance as Glen Whitehouse in "Affliction," and though it was his only Oscar, it was far from his only f

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Born November 16

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Burgess Meredith (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Perhaps known best as Sylvester Stallone's boxing coach in the "Rocky" movies, Burgess Meredith enjoyed an acting career that spanned seven very busy decades, f

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Born November 30

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Dick Clark  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Dick Clark was America's oldest teenager, or at least that's how it appeared thanks to his youthful appearance and a lifetime spent introducing us to the newest

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Born November 26

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Charles Schulz (Getty Images)

Charles Schulz was one of the most beloved and influential comic artists of all time, thanks to the timeless characters he created in his "Peanuts" strip

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Born November 22

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Rodney Dangerfield  (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Rodney Dangerfield got no respect … except from the millions of fans who loved his work and the generation of comedians that he influenced

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Born November 17

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Jeff Buckley  (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

Jeff Buckley's soaring voice brought beauty to the alternative music scene in the 1990s – but his greatest fame came only after his untimely death

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Died November 16

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Clark Gable (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Clark Gable won an Academy Award, fought in World War II, and starred opposite some of the most unforgettable women ever to grace the silver screen