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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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Actor Gene Wilder, who entertained audiences with his performances in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, The Producers and Blazing Saddles, died Monday. He was 83 years old. Art Selby & Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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In This 2005 Interview, Gene Wilder Explains How He Learned To Get Laughs

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Gene Wilder Dies From Complications Of Alzheimer's At Age 83

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Gene Wilder's Nephew Remembers Late Actor Who Starred In 'Willy Wonka'

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Actor Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory in 1971. Wilder died Monday at 83. Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Gene Wilder's Nephew On The Actor's Comedic Talent And Alzheimer's Diagnosis

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Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

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In the 1980s and 1990s, Ross was a fixture on PBS. The Joy of Painting invited viewers to watch over Ross' shoulder as he created small masterpieces in under 30 minutes. Bob Ross Inc. hide caption

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The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

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Singer Juan Gabriel performs during the Latin Grammy Awards in 2009. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Juan Gabriel, The 'Divo Of Juarez,' Dies At 66

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Rudy Van Gelder used his parents' living room in Hackensack, N.J., as his recording studio in the mid-1950s. Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images, LLC hide caption

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Rudy Van Gelder, Definitive Jazz Recording Engineer, Has Died

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French designer Sonia Rykiel (right) and her daughter, Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, greet the crowd after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection, in Paris in 2007. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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Toots Thielemans performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in 2005. Rick Nederstigt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Toots Thielemans, Jazz Harmonica Baron, Dies At 94

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