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Michael Crichton's Lost World

Michael Crichton's Lost World

10/23/2014

Michael Crichton, who died Nov. 4, 2008, was a man of many talents: novelist, medical doctor, screenwriter, producer and director, to name a few. His novels have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, several becoming popular films such as "The Andromeda Strain," "Disclosure" and "Jurassic Park," one of the all-time top-grossing films. He is remembered largely for his thrillers and science fiction work, but one of his most successful creations was the long-running medical drama "ER," which Crichton created and produced from a script he originally wrote in 1974. He courted controversy later in life regarding climate change, but his novels, films and television work remain popular with fans today. See what others on the Internet are saying now about Crichton's life and career, and view and sign his Guest Book.

Ed Sullivan: Civil Rights Trailblazer

Ed Sullivan: Civil Rights Trailblazer

10/13/2014

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

10/10/2014

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.

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MEMORIAL SITES

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2014 Memorial Site
2014 Remembering celebrities who died and the year's notable deaths
Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Site | Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons/Vince Alongi
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
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