In Memoriam http://apr.org en Comedy's Self-Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies http://apr.org/post/phyllis-diller-comedys-self-deprecating-pioneer A queen of comedy has died. Phyllis Diller had audiences in stitches for more than five decades with her outlandish get-ups and rapid-fire one-liners. She died at her home, where she had been in hospice care after a fall. She was 95.<p>Diller was glamorously outrageous — or at least the character she created was glamorously outrageous, the one who wore wigs that made her look like she had her finger in an electrical outlet, who wore gaudy sequined outfits. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:29:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 16541 at http://apr.org Comedy's Self-Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies Actor Ron Palillo Dies, He Was Horshack On 'Welcome Back, Kotter' http://apr.org/post/actor-ron-palillo-dies-he-was-horshack-welcome-back-kotter <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd4VkBcG2PQ</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16231 at http://apr.org Actor Ron Palillo Dies, He Was Horshack On 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Sherman Hemsley, Actor Best Known As George Jefferson, Dies http://apr.org/post/sherman-hemsley-actor-best-known-george-jefferson-dies <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCowPmwbc14</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:35:13 +0000 Eyder Peralta 15147 at http://apr.org Sherman Hemsley, Actor Best Known As George Jefferson, Dies Actor Chad Everett Dies, Star Of Long-Running TV Medical Drama http://apr.org/post/actor-chad-everett-dies-star-long-running-tv-medical-drama Chad Everett, the strikingly handsome actor best known for portraying a thoughtful surgeon in a 1970s medical drama has died. Everett won two Golden Globe nominations for playing Dr. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:33:37 +0000 Korva Coleman 15146 at http://apr.org Actor Chad Everett Dies, Star Of Long-Running TV Medical Drama Sherman Hemsley, TV's George Jefferson, Dies http://apr.org/post/sherman-hemsley-tvs-george-jefferson-dies Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>George Jefferson was an upwardly mobile black businessman with a longsuffering wife, equal parts pride and frustration when it came to his family and neighbors. Actor Sherman Hemsley brought that vivid character to life on television in the 1970s and '80s. He was 74 when he died yesterday at his home in El Paso, Texas. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 15127 at http://apr.org Famed Harlem Entrepreneur Dies http://apr.org/post/famed-harlem-entrepreneur-dies Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>And today's last word in business is: Sylvia - Sylvia Woods, the name behind soul food haven Sylvia's.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>It's a restaurant, and for many, it's much more. The Harlem institution has been around for half a century, but it will never be the same because yesterday, Sylvia Woods died at the age of 86, on the same day New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was due to celebrate her legacy.<p>Sylvia's opened on August 1st, 1962. Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:39:00 +0000 National Public Radio 14884 at http://apr.org Remembering Actor George Lindsey http://apr.org/post/remembering-actor-george-lindsey <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53503191f33f0-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53503191f33f0-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53503191f33f0-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wual/local-wual-1011432.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Tuscaloosa, AL – Fans of "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw" are remembering actor George Lindsey. The man known for playing Goober Pyle died Sunday morning in Nashville. In addition to his Hollywood acting credits, the Alabama native is also remembered for his work here in the state. He co-founded the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival in 1998. Alabama Public Radio's Maggie Martin sat down with Cynthia Burkhead, who co-chairs the festival. She says Lindsey will be remembered as a kindhearted, talented man.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 14:31:57 +0000 13409 at http://apr.org