Oct 26, 2013 — Wallace is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show, as Carol Kester, and as school-weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
Jul 31, 2013 — His books became icons of rural life in Texas. Graves' 1960 memoir, Goodbye to a River, recounts a canoe trip along a doomed waterway he knew in his youth. The book "was quickly recognized as a classic," NPR member station KERA reports.
Jul 31, 2013 — In the 1970s, Ali Maow Maalin, a Somali hospital worker, was the last member of the general public to catch smallpox — worldwide. Once recovered, he worked for years to wipe out polio in Somalia. Maalin, called "an inspiration" by world health leaders, died unexpectedly last week.
Mar 6, 2013 — William Moody, who as the pro wrestling character Paul Bearer embodied a sense of theater that was equal parts morbid and absurd, has died at age 58. A portly man known for his wild-eyed stare and habit of carrying a brass urn under his arm, Paul Bearer was most notably the manager of The Undertaker and Kane.
Dec 28, 2012 — The sensational case sparked commentary from supporters who said Harris was a mistreated woman, dependent on her paramour and from detractors, who said the case wrongly put the murder victim on trial.
Oct 28, 2010 — James MacArthur, the man who was Danno to Jack Lord's Steve McGarrett on the 1970s television police drama Hawaii Five-O, died in Florida today, according to his agent.
Feb 4, 2010 — Writing obituaries is a challenge to capture a person's life —warts and all —in a limited space. Hundreds in NPR's audience thought the network did a bad job on activist historian Howard Zinn's remembrance on Jan. 28. They acknowledged that the ...