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Duane Allman's Guitar Brilliance
Duane Allman, known as "Skydog" to those who loved him,...
Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side
Lou Reed, who died Oct. 27, 2013, was one of rock 'n'...
The Powerful Mahalia Jackson
Mahalia Jackson's voice moved mountains. Renowned for...
Ireland's Own Richard Harris
In Limerick, the Irish city where Richard Harris was...
Michael Crichton's Lost World
Michael Crichton, who died Nov. 4, 2008, was a man of...
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The world’s eyes are on these newsmakers all over again, whether they’ve just passed away or are still notable many years after their deaths.
New Clues to Amelia Earhart's Fate
News broke this week that may point to the final...
Woman Finishes Bucket List, Plans to Die Saturday
Brittany Maynard made news with plans to end her life,...
Update: Dozens Honor Kentucky's Oldest WWII...
When 107-year-old WWII veteran Roscoe Cassidy died, he...
Remembering Rock Legend Jack Bruce
Legendary bassist and vocalist Jack Bruce has died at...
Teen Dies After Haunted House Visit
Christian Faith Benge, 16, died after collapsing at the...
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The Addams Family Photo Album
In 1964 "The Addams Family" premiered, and television...
Photos: 1990s Music Stars
Music in the 1990s was all over the map. Grunge and...
Photos: Matinee Idols
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Photos: Leave It to Beaver
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For many of us, Public Broadcasting Service is the...
Vote for the Greatest Movie Monster
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Which Rat Pack member are you?
The Rat Pack conjures up images of the jazzy side of...
Poll: What Do You Wear to a Funeral?
Like many aspects of culture, funeral etiquette has...
The Lucy-Desi Quiz
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz rewrote the book on...
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Died October 31
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Born October 30
One of the great character actors, Ed Lauter got his...
Died October 30
Robert Goulet delighted audiences for decades with his...
Born October 29
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Guide to Writing an Obituary
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Never Too Late to Send a Sympathy Note
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Which Famous Daredevil Are You?
Published Date: 9/4/2014
Daredevils put their lives on the line to entertain and thrill us. Many of us are too timid or sensible to do such things, but deep down everyone is a bit of a risk taker. Take our quiz and find out which legendary daredevil may be lurking inside of you...
The Greatest Daredevils
Published Date: 11/30/2013
Daredevils have risked their lives on stunts ranging from "pretty crazy" to "absolutely nuts" for a chance at immortality. Take a look at some of the stunts these daredevils have pulled off in years past...
They Flew Through the Air With the Greatest of Ease
Published Date: 3/22/2013
Of all the daredevils throughout history, few have been as legendary as the world-renowned circus family, the Flying Wallendas...
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