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Actress Lupe Ontiveros was known for her roles in the film Selena and the television series Desperate Housewives. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Remembers Actress Lupe Ontiveros

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Hemsley Remembered As Obnoxious, Beloved Jefferson

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The Humility And Determination Of Sally Ride

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The Space Trip That Made Sally Ride A Folk Hero

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William Raspberry celebrates after it was announced that he won the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Denis Paquin/AP hide caption

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Columnist William Raspberry Never Lost Humor, Hope

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Country's First Female Star Kitty Wells Dies At 92

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'Encyclopedia Brown' Author Dies At 87

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Queen Esther stands in front of Billie Holiday's gravesite in New York City. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Looking For Lady Day's Resting Place? Detour Ahead

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Kitty Wells, Pioneering Country Singer, Dies

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Encyclopedia Brown: The Great Sleuth From My Youth

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Covey was a motivational speaker known for boiling down life practices that lead to action in a way that made it easy for people to understand. Ric Feld/AP hide caption

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Stephen Covey's 'Habits' Spanned Business, Life

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Academy Award-winning actress Celeste Holm was best known for roles in Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve and Oklahoma! AP hide caption

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'Oklahoma!' Actress Celeste Holm Dies At 95

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