The late Maj. Ronald Keith McQueen poses in an undated photo. McQueen died recently and was the uncle of NPR's Tell Me More host Michel Martin. Family photo hide caption

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A Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal teaches science classes to secondary school students, 1973 Courtesy of the Peace Corps hide caption

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Soprano Joan Sutherland was known as "La Stupenda" for the incredible size and flexibility of her voice. Getty Images hide caption

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Solomon Burke performs at the 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in this 2005 file photo. The soul singer died on Sunday. He was 70. Martial Trezzini /AP Photo hide caption

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Actor Tony Curtis is shown seated in a studio chair in 1965. The star of Some Like it Hot and Spartacus died on Wednesday. He was 85. AP Photo hide caption

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Arthur Penn takes a look through the camera on November 27, 1985 during the filming of Target. The pioneering director died on Tuesday night. He was 88. AP Photo hide caption

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Tony Curtis, seen in 2008,  was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor in 1958  for his portrayal of a white racist escaped convict in The Defiant Ones. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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