Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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Ed Sullivan: Civil Rights Trailblazer

Ed Sullivan: Civil Rights Trailblazer


For more than 20 years, most Americans knew what they were doing on Sunday nights: watching "The Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS, eager to see which new talent or old favorite it's host would bring to the stage that week. Ed Sullivan, who died Oct. 13, 1974, 40 years ago, introduced more than 10,000 acts between 1948 and 1971.

The Masterful Orson Welles

The Masterful Orson Welles


Mention Orson Welles and talk inevitably turns to Citizen Kane. Welles, who died Oct. 10, 1985, at 70, had a long and storied career that included television, radio and Broadway, but it's that 1941 movie that's most often connected to his name.

Bette Davis: Larger Than Life

Bette Davis: Larger Than Life


Her eyes went down in musical history, but Bette Davis was famous for so much more than her lovely peepers. She was one of the greatest actresses in cinematic history, whose unflinching portrayals of often-unsympathetic characters won her two Academy Awards for best actress, as well as a record-setting 10 Oscar nominations. Her career spanned five decades and included more than 100 acting credits. Read on as we remember Davis – her unforgettable look, her greatest performances, her memorable words and more.

What to Say – and Not Say – to the Bereaved

When someone you care about is grieving, it's hard to find the right words. Learn how to write a condolence note and get tips on providing comfort and support in times of loss.
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What You Need to Know Before the Funeral

Get expert advice on funeral and memorial service planning, funeral customs in different faiths, what to wear to a funeral, and more.
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How to Write an Obituary or Eulogy

Writing an obituary or eulogy can be a daunting task, but our experts are here to help. Get advice on what (and who) to include in the obituary, how to write a meaningful eulogy, and more.
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2014 Memorial Site
2014 Remembering celebrities who died and the year's notable deaths
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Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Paying tribute to U.S. veterans of the Iraq-Afghan wars
Remember 9/11 Memorial Site
Remember 9/11 Honoring those we lost on Sept. 11, 2001