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Published Date: 7/6/2015
Louis Armstrong was one of the most popular and influential entertainers of the 20th century. Known as Satchmo, he was famed for his trumpet playing, his gravelly voiced scat singing, and his big smile. His rendition of "What a Wonderful World" is a timeless classic....
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Published Date: 6/17/2015
Cyd Charisse was one of the dancing legends of the 20th century, dazzling audiences with her skill and beauty. She danced with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire over and over, in films including "Singin' in the Rain," "The Band Wagon," "Silk Stockings" and more. According to...
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Published Date: 6/7/2015
Dean Martin was the King of Cool, one of the hippest entertainers of the 20th century. Getting his start singing and goofing alongside Jerry Lewis in comedy films, Martin got serious when he went solo and began acting in movies including "The Young Lions" and "Ocean's...
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Published Date: 5/29/2015
In 1953 New Zealander Edmund Hillary, with Nepali Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, became the first to climb to the summit of Mt Everest. Scaling the world's tallest mountain was just one of many accomplishments for the mountaineer, explorer and humanitarian, who used his...
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Published Date: 5/27/2015
Believe it or not, world famous traveler and collector of oddities Robert Ripley has been dead more than 65 years. Though Ripley died May 27, 1949, his legacy lives on in the "Odditoriums" that bear his name and continue to entice curious visitors in tourist...
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Published Date: 5/19/2015
10 facts about Langston Hughes – a leader of the Harlem Renaissance and a great poet, activist, novelist and playwright – who died 48 years ago this week.
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