Hunter, who died Sunday, made more than 50 films, including Damn Yankees, Battle Cry and That Kind of Woman, before coming out as gay later in life. He spoke to Fresh Air in 2005.
The '50s heartthrob who lived a closeted life during the peak of popularity survived the end of the Hollywood studio system by refusing to make many of the compromises his fellow gay actors did.
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Composer and conductor Oliver Knussen rose to fame at 15 when he conducted the London Symphony Orchestra for the first time after the principle conductor fell ill.
Tab Hunter was a 1950s screen idol who hid his sexual orientation, but later revealed he was gay in a book Tab Hunter Confidential. The actor and singer died Sunday at 86.
The idiosyncratic co-creator of Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and many lesser-known comics characters died last week. His distinctive storytelling style shaped generations of comics readers.
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Lanzmann, who died Thursday at age 92, fought in the French resistance, studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, worked as a journalist, and made one of the most important films about the Holocaust.
One of the dogs who played the iconic Bush's Baked Beans talking dog named Duke in TV commercials, has died. Sam, who was one of many dog actors who played Duke over the years, died from cancer last week.
The French documentarian died Thursday in Paris. He leaves behind his monumental 1985 film on the Holocaust, which bears a Hebrew name as elusive of definitions as the historical truths he sought.
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