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  • Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers

    Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers
    "Stormy Weather" was Lena Horne's signature song as well as a chillingly apt metaphor for her career. Long celebrated for her striking beauty and silky voice, she overcame profound racism on her way to becoming one of the best-known African American performers in the country.
  • PASSINGS: Jean Sieroty

    Jean Sieroty Beverly Hills activist and philanthropist Jean Sieroty, 102, an activist and philanthropist, died July 14 at her home in Beverly Hills, her family said. Sieroty founded and sustained for more than 20 years an annual holiday art show to...

    Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Nov. 16, 1940

     
    Nov. 16, 1940: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard are packing for a trailer trek to Nebraska, where they'll visit her relatives, Jimmie Fidler says.

    PASSINGS: Mike Bongiorno, Jack Manning, William A. 'Bill' Schoneberger

    Mike Bongiorno Italian quiz show host Mike Bongiorno, 85, a TV host who popularized quiz shows for generations of Italians, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Monte Carlo, Italian news media reported. Nicknamed "The Quiz King," Bongiorno was...

    Studs Terkel and the FBI

     
    In the 1930s, Studs Terkel applied to the FBI to be a fingerprint guy -- maybe if he'd gotten the job, we would have had "CSI: Studs Terkel." But the FBI turned him away and in 1945 began surveillance that...