While Leonard Nimoy became famous as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, he was conflicted about the role. He later came to embrace it. He's shown here with actor William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk. Getty Images hide caption

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Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to play in the NBA in 1950, died Thursday at 86. He's seen here, center, being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame's Honors Ring in 2003. Jim Bourg/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Co-director Bruce Sinofsky attends the Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory press day at HBO Studios on Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Woolf at last year's premiere screening of American Horror Story: Freak Show at TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles, Calif. Tonya Wise/Tonya Wise/Invision/AP hide caption

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Clark Terry wasn't just a trumpeter with flawless technique; he was also, according to one peer, a "natural-born educator" who devoted much of his later career to passing on his immense musical knowledge. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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