Famous People Who Died on May 9
Civil Rights Activist, Actress, Dancer, Pin-up, Singer / 1917 - 2010
Actress and singer Lena Horne was one of the most popular performers of her time, known for films such as The Wiz and her trademark song, "Stormy Weather."
Entrepreneur / 1928 - 2012
Vidal Sassoon revolutionized women’s hairstyles in the post-war years and created an international hair-products empire which proclaimed "If you don't look good, we don't look good."
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Personality, Writer / 1927 - 2004
Alan King was a Jewish-American stand-up comedian who honed his skills in vaudeville, and went on to perform a number of memorable film and television roles.
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profile name: Lena Horne profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Actress, Dancer, Pin-up, Singer
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profile name: Alice Faye profile occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Dancer
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profile name: Vidal Sassoon profile occupation: Entrepreneur
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profile name: Arthur Mitchell profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Alan King profile occupation: Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Personality, Writer
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profile name: Aldo Moro profile occupation: Educator, Lawyer, Political Leader
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Legendary folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel—comprised of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel—performed songs that spoke to the generation of the 1960s and '70s, including "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "The Sound of Silence" and The Graduate soundtrack hits "Scarborough Fair" and "Mrs. Robinson." Today, the duo is credited as one of the most popular and influential acts of the era.
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Aside from their gender, female leaders don't have much else in common. Some have brought peace to troubled lands, while others have strewn discontent. Some have been competent or brilliant, others inept or corrupt. They come from political positions ranging from arch-conservative to ultra-leftist and represent all the world's religions.
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