Archive for the 'Obituaries' Category

Robin Williams and the dark side of comedy

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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Click Here to View:  Robin Williams and the dark side of comedy By Todd Leopold on the CNN website on August 12, 2014.

Click Here to View: Dr. Nancy on Williams: Depression can be deadly:Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News’ chief medical editor, joins TODAY to discuss the death of Robin Williams, and hopes we’ll “talk about mental illness in a different way” with his death on the NBC News website on August 12, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Forget the phoney psychoanalysis and instead celebrate Robin Williams’ rare talent by Ben Pobjie om the smh.com.au website on August 12, 2014.

 

Oliver Kerner 1916- 2014

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Oliver Kerner Obituary in The New York Times on May 1, 2014.

Keeper Of Her Grandfather’s Memory

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Keeper Of Her Grandfather’s Memory: Remembering Bel Kaufman, author of influential city schools novel and diplomat-at-large for the iconic Sholem Aleichem by Sandee Brawarsky in The Jewish Week on July 29, 2014.

Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took On Apartheid, Is Dead at 90

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Nadine Gordimer, Novelist Who Took On Apartheid, Is Dead at 90 By Helen T. Verongos in The New York Times on July 14, 2014.

Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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Clck Here to Read:  Eli Wallach (1915-2014): Major character actor of stage, screen and television By Fred Mazelis June 27, 2014.

Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Prolific composer and master jazz pianist Horace Silver dies at 85 By John Andrews on the World Socialist Web Site on June 24, 2014.

1928-2014: Maya Angelou, writer, performer and participant in the civil rights movement

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  1928-2014: Maya Angelou, writer, performer and participant in the civil rights movement By Isaac Finn and Sandy English on the World Socialist Web Site on June 18, 2014.

Click Here to Read:   Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86 on this website.

Click Here to Read: Poetry Monday: June 2, 2014 on Maya Angelou on this Website.

David S. Werman 1922-2014

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: David S. Werman Obituary in the New York Times on June 11, 2914.

Click Here to Read:  Description of the Applied Psychoanalysis: Explorations and Excursions by David Werman on IPBooks.net,

Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Ruby Dee, American actress and activist, dead at 91 By David Walsh on the World Socialist WEb Site on June 14, 2014.

Ruby Dee in 1972

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View:  Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at age 86 by Emma Brown in The Washington Post on May 28, 2014.

Video:  Maya Angelou, one of America’s most celebrated poets, novelists and civil-rights activists has passed away. Angelou, who served on two Presidential committees and was awarded numerous awards, was 86 years old.

Click Here to Read:  Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By Margalit Fox in The New York Times on  May 28, 2014.

Sidney J. Blatt Dies at 85

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Sidney J. Blatt Dies at 85; Developed ‘Double Helix’ Theory of Depression by Benedict Carey in The New York Times on May 18, 2014.

Dr. Sidney J. Blatt published more than 200 papers and scores of monographs and books throughout his career. Credit Charles Gershman/Yale School of Medicine 

Dr. Eric Nuetzel dies; championed talk therapy over drugs and electroshock

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Dr. Eric Nuetzel dies; championed talk therapy over drugs and electroshock by Michael D. Sorkin on the St. Louis Dispatch website on May 16, 2013.

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Gabriel García Márquez: A giant in the literature of the Americas

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Gabriel García Márquez: A giant in the literature of the Americas By Rafael Azul on the World Socialist Web Site on  May 14, 2014.

Gabriel García Márquez in 2002

 

The brash matinee idol who treated life as a metaphor

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The brash matinee idol who treated life as a metaphor Assi Dayan, the son of a revered general, wanted to show that Israel was more than just ‘grapefruit and soldiers’ BY Jessica Steinberg on the Times of Israel website on May 1, 2014.

Assi Dayan, in 2013, still working, staging, directing (photo credit: Moshe Shai/Flash 90)

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Thomas Szasz, Relentless Freedom Fighter, Dead at 92

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Thomas Szasz, Relentless Freedom Fighter, Dead at 92  by Jacob Sullum on the Reason.com website on   September 11, 2012.

García Márquez, Magical Realism Master

Friday, April 18th, 2014

GabrielCarciaMarquezClick Here to View:  García Márquez, Magical Realism Master by Sophia Perpetua in The New York Times on April 17, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014 by Michael Jacobs in the New Republic on April 17, 2014,

Mickey Rooney, popular film star of the 1930s and 1940s, dies

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Mickey Rooney, popular film star of the 1930s and 1940s, dies By David Walsh on The World Socialist Web Site on April 8, 2014.

Mickey Rooney in 1945

Jim Hall Memorial Concert Coming to Blue Note April 18-20

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Jim Hall Memorial Concert Coming to Blue Note April 18-20 Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Scott Colley, Joey Baron & more to play By Jeff Tamarkin on the Jazz Times website on March 18, 2014.

YIVO News

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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Martin Bergmann Memorial 3-9-2014

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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Click Here to View:   Martin Bergmann Memorial 3-9-2014 from Michael Bergmann on Vimeo. This Memorial to Martin S. Bergmann was held at the New York Psychoanalytic Society, March 9, 2014.