Larry Smith was born in 1938 and died on February 19, 2018. He was a puppeteer and producer of children’s programming in the Cincinnati area since 1957. His most notable work was a popular afternoon puppet/cartoon show airing on WXIX Television. He was raised in Dayton, Ohio. At the age of five, Larry began a ..
Arthur Black was born on 30 August 1943 and died on 21 February 2018. He was a Canadian humorist and radio personality, best known as the longtime host, from 1983 to 2002, of Basic Black on CBC Radio which had a weekly audience of more than 600,000 listeners. He also wrote a series of books ..
Évelyne Prouvost, also known as Évelyne Prouvost-Berry was born on April 16, 1939 and died on July 19, 2017. She was a French heiress and businesswoman. Prouvost was the chief executive of the Marie Claire Group, a publisher of 12 magazines in 30 countries, including Marie Claire. She was married twice. Prouvost married Arnold de ..
Paul Angerer was bornon May 16, 1927 and died on July 26, 2017. He was an Austrian violist, conductor, composer and radio presenter. He studied music theory and composition with Friedrich Reidinger and Alfred Uhl, and conducting with Hans Swarowsky. Angerer performed in the viola section of Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Orchestre de ..
Elliott Castro Tirado was born on February 17, 1949 and died on July 23, 2017. He was a Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico-born sports commentator, color commentator, sports historian and author. He was a commentator in major sports events in Puerto Rico as well as those related to Puerto Rican athletes such as the Olympics, ..
Adebayo Faleti was born on December 26, 1921 and died on July 23, 2017. He was a Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor. Faleti was also known as a Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV). Faleti was responsible for translating Nigeria’s ..
James Howard “Jim” Vance III was born on January 10, 1942 and died on July 22, 2017. He was an American television news anchor in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a suburb west of Philadelphia. He lived in the neighborhood of Spring Valley in Washington, D.C.. He was married briefly for 10 ..
Joseph Rago was January 6, 1983 and died on July 20, 2017. He was a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. He best known for his work at The Wall Street Journal. He joined The Wall Street Journal in 2005 as an intern. He was also a 2010 media fellow at the Stanford University Hoover Institution. He ..
Robert Alfred Wolff was born on November 29, 1920, in New York City and died on July 15, 2017. He was an American radio and television sportscaster. Wolff began his professional career in 1939 on CBS in Durham, North Carolina while attending Duke University. Robert was the radio and TV voice of the Washington Senators ..
Jack G. Shaheen was born on September 21, 1935, in Clairton, Pennsylvania and died on July 10, 2017. He was a writer and lecturer specializing in addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes. Shaheen the author of Reel Bad Arabs (adapted to a 2006 documentary), The TV Arab (1984) and Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular ..