It may not have been the worst year ever, as we so often heard, but 2016 was a bad one indeed when it came to losing legends.
I’m Scott Sandell, and welcome to another edition of the Classic Hollywood newsletter. We’re starting 2017 with a special look back at some of the tremendous talents in movies, TV, music and the arts who passed last year.
Here are some words to remember from 32 legendary figures:
“People said when I started, ‘Why don't you just copy your father's style?' I had to be myself, singing my songs in my own way.”
— Natalie Cole,