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  • Van Cliburn dies at 78; pianist who gave U.S. a Cold War victory

     Van Cliburn dies at 78; pianist who gave U.S. a Cold War victory
    After a tense decade of air raid sirens, duck-and-cover drills and fears of Soviet superiority, hope for America came in an unlikely form in the late 1950s: a lanky, 23-year-old Texan with a head full of curls and huge hands that ranged across a piano keyboard with virtuosic power.
  • Bernard Lansky dies at 85; Memphis clothier to Elvis Presley

    Bernard Lansky dies at 85; Memphis clothier to Elvis Presley
    Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85. Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...

    Los Angeles' Hollywood legacy is an auction house dream

    Los Angeles' Hollywood legacy is an auction house dream
    Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg. The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to...

    Robin Gibb dies at 62; rose to pop fame as one-third of the Bee Gees

    Robin Gibb dies at 62; rose to pop fame as one-third of the Bee Gees
    Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62. Gibb died Sunday after...

    PASSINGS: Claude King

    PASSINGS: Claude King
    Claude King, 90, a country singer-songwriter who was best known for the 1962 hit "Wolverton Mountain," died early Thursday at his home in Shreveport, La., where his family found him unresponsive in bed. King was one of the original members of "Louisiana...