Died December 10

Otis Redding was the King of Soul, a vocal powerhouse who had an enormous influence on the soul sounds of the 1960s. We remember Redding's life today as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history.
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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 (Getty/Archive Photos)

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 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 16

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Clark Gable (Getty/Hulton Archive)

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

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Died October 26

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Hattie McDanieal (Wikimedia)

Hattie McDaniel won an Academy Award for playing the beloved housekeeper in "Gone with the Wind," becoming the first African-American to win an Oscar

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Died October 23

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Maybelle Carter

Country music matriarch Maybelle Carter brought the joyful songs of her family to audiences for nearly 50 years and raised a generation of musicians to carry on

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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 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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Died November 24

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Freddie Mercury (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Freddie Mercury created himself out of thin air. We remember his remarkable life as well as the lives of other notable people who died this day in history

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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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Died November 12

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Jonathan Brandis (Getty/NBC/Universal)

Jonathan Brandis was poised for a successful acting career when he made his TV debut at the tender age of 6, appearing on the popular soap opera "One

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Died November 9

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Ed Bradley (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Ed Bradley covered everything from the fall of Saigon and the rise of AIDS to the music of Ray Charles and the career of Sir Laurence Olivier

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Died October 28

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Porter Wagoner (Photo by Frank Mullen/WireImage)

Porter Wagoner was one of the flashiest men of country music, well-known for his rhinestone-encrusted Nudie suits and his perfectly pompadoured blond hair

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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 October 24

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Rosa Parks (Wikimedia)

Rosa Parks embodied the struggle for civil rights in the U.S. throughout the 1960s, and her name remains an inspiration for those in pursuit of social justice