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She was a 20-year-old Brooklynite seeking adventure when her plane crashed. But she and the pilot, both injured, endured in subzero weather until rescued. [Read More]
He was a dirty trickster for Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Then he defected to the West and taught the perils of propaganda to journalism... [Read More]
At a time when relatively few women were filmmakers, Mr. Adato won awards for films about Dylan Thomas, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. [Read More]
Peter Donat was best-known recently for his recurring role as Agent Fox Mulder's father in six episodes of "The X-Files." [Read More]
In the final days of World War II, after being held in four concentration camps, he found himself on board a German ship that was... [Read More]
A gifted impressionist, he was best known for his full-body imitation of the television host Ed Sullivan — an impression that was itself widely imitated. [Read More]
A historian, she organized a groundbreaking conference on Jefferson's legacy after DNA tests showed that he had fathered children with Sally Hemings, a slave. [Read More]
He hitchhiked with Ginsberg, studied under Donald Hall, worked for George Plimpton and wrote prolifically, whether on love, cosmology or the Oakland A's. [Read More]
The consummate Truman scholar wrote or edited a dozen books about the 33rd president, including collections of his diaries and letters. [Read More]
A showman who helped put "The Sound of Music" on television, "Chicago" on movie screens and "How to Succeed in Business" back on Broadway. [Read More]
His authors included Samuel Beckett and Henry Miller, and he fought in court to publish "Last Exit to Brooklyn," which had been ruled obscene. [Read More]
After overcoming heroin addiction, he became a drug abuse counselor and founded an organization to help long-forgotten black basketball players. [Read More]
"My joy exists with pain," Ms. Silver wrote. Her poems moved in a new direction after she received a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2004. [Read More]
Mr. Rabinowitz made it his life's mission to preserve lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs after childhood encounters with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo... [Read More]
Lump-in-the-throat, intimate stories that allowed fans to temporarily forget the tragedy have emerged at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. [Read More]
After a Broadway run, Mr. Ntshona was jailed in his home country for performing in a play he had written with Athol Fugard and the... [Read More]
From Paris to Japan, he transformed gardens and grounds with the eye of a sculptor and the insight of a horticulturalist. [Read More]
Volkoff, played by Josip Peruzovic, would belt out the Soviet Union's national anthem before matches, though he had detested life under Communist rule. [Read More]
Moe Berg was not much of a hitter, but he was a very good spy. He is the subject of a book, a movie, and... [Read More]
Fifty-one members of the Hall watched as Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, Jack Morris and Alan Trammel were inducted as the Baseball... [Read More]