Feb 24, 2014 — Alice Herz-Sommer survived two years in a Nazi camp. She performed for prisoners and said music saved her life. Her longevity, Herz-Sommer said, was due to an amazingly positive view of the world.
Feb 21, 2014 — The veteran newsman, who reported from countries around the world and moderated NBC's Meet the Press, was 74.
Feb 2, 2014 — The actor, whose repertoire includes an eclectic array of challenging roles, won a best actor Oscar for the title role in the 2005 film Capote.
Jan 28, 2014 — Seeger had been a mentor and an influence on younger musicians for decades. He will be remembered for his music and his social activism.
Jan 16, 2014 — Russell Johnson, the actor whose job it was to be the voice of reason and calm on an island of shipwrecked ninnies, reportedly died of natural causes at his home in Washington state. Johnson's role as the Professor on the 1960s comedy Gilligan's Island endeared him to audiences.
Jan 10, 2014 — In February 1960, four young black men sat down at a whites-only lunch counter in North Carolina. Their protest would be followed by others across the nation and become a key moment in the civil rights movement. McCain once said that he wasn't scared. He was angry.
Jan 7, 2014 — The Hong Kong movie mogul's films included 1972's Five Fingers of Death, which was a kung fu classic. With his brother Ronnie, Shaw produced more than 1,000 films over five decades. He also helped produce some American films, including Blade Runner. Later, he became a prominent philanthropist.
Jan 4, 2014 — Zaentz produced few films, but three of them won "best picture" honors: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient. Before making films, he was in the music industry. He and Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fogerty had some bitter legal battles over the singer's songs.
Jan 4, 2014 — The tight harmonies in the Everly Brothers' string of hits in the '50s and '60s were huge influences on others such as Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Beach Boys. Among their biggest songs: "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have To Do Is Dream." Everly was 74. Brother Don is 76.
Jan 2, 2014 — Her role as Annie Johnson in the 1959 film Imitation of Life led to an Oscar nomination — just the fifth at that time for a black actor or actress. Moore was 99 when she died on Wednesday.