Obituaries

Gloria Vanderbilt, credit to Getty Images

Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt

From poor little rich girl to inspiration for Holly Golightly to '70s blue jeans mogul, Gloria Vanderbilt’s life was rarely boring.

Philip Roth

Remembering Philip Roth

Philip Roth, America’s best-known writer of Jewish angst and second-best-known native son of New Jersey, died Tuesday evening at age 85.

black and white photo of Sue Grafton

Z is for Sue

Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone alphabet mysteries and legendary pioneer for women in detective fiction, died last week at the age of 77.  

Tom Petty wearing tophat and sunglasses, holding guitar

Goodbye, Tom Petty

Tom Petty, composer of the soundtrack to a generation of baby boomers—and beyond—died yesterday.

Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme, Academy Award winner for Best Director for Silence of the Lambs, died today at age 73.

Gwen Ifill, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, and Janet Reno

You Will Not Be Forgotten

It's been a rough week: we've lost some talented people. Longing to know more about Gwen Ifill, Leon Russell, Leonard Cohen, or Janet Reno? We offer these selections.

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