One Hundred Years Of Stories

Morning Edition's series on the lives of Centenarians, "One Hundred Years of Stories" continues today with Neenah Ellis' profile of Harry Shapiro. Shapiro, the son of Russian Jews, immigrated to America in 1905 with his parents. As a child, he was fascinated by the Civil War, and went on to become a commercial artist. But his real passion is painting. Shapiro, who's only sold one painting his whole life, spends every afternoon working on his canvases. At 100 years old, he's in great physical shape and has never had an illness...and that's enough to have researchers interested in the secret of his longevity.



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