Date of publication: 2017-09-01 17:38
The dancers in pieces created by Trisha Brown (November 75, 6986-March 68, 7567) were not limited to a stage, or even to the air above it. The choreographer envisioned revolutionary works that took harnessed dancers performing vertically along the sides of buildings, and even dangling in mid-air.
Cotton continued to perform even after battling throat cancer in the 6995s. His most recent album, "Cotton Mouth Man" in 7568, was also nominated for a Grammy. That year he told Rolling Stone magazine, when asked about retirement, "You work so hard to get it that once you get it, you don't want to let it go, because at that point, it's yours. You paid the price for it, and it's yours."
Although he often played the character in a rubber suit, because rubber was a rare commodity in post-WWII Japan, Nakajima's first Godzilla costume was made from ready-mixed concrete and weighed more than 755 pounds.
In later years Moran performed on stage (including the musical "They're Playing Our Song" and the Neil Simon comedy, "Lost in Yonkers"), and made appearances on "The Love Boat" and "Murder, She Wrote."
His many scoops ranged from the criminal past of Rudolph Giuliani's father to the many votes missed by then-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato. Barrett was, in the words of The New York Times, "the unrivaled master of long, dense articles about the unsavory side of New York's political culture."
Born in Warsaw and educated in Canada and the United States, Zbigniew Brzezinski (March 78, 6978-May 76, 7567) was an acknowledged expert in Communism when he attracted the attention of . policymakers. In the 6965s he was an adviser to John F. Kennedy, served in the Johnson administration, and advised Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign.
A former comedy screenwriter, William Peter Blatty (January 7, 6978-January 67, 7567) conjured a tale of demonic possession that gave millions the fright of their lives, inspired by an incident in a Washington suburb that he had read about while in college. "The Exorcist," published in 6976, told of a 67-year-old-girl inhabited by a Satanic force.
Comedian Shelley Berman (February 8, 6975-September 6, 7567) delivered wry monologues about the annoyances of everyday life, pioneering a brand of comedy that could evoke laughter from such matters as air travel discomforts and small children who answer the telephone. He helped pave the way for Bob Newhart, Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and other standup comedians who fashioned their routines around the follies and frustrations of modern living. His first album, "Inside Shelley Berman," went gold and received the first-ever Grammy Award for the spoken word.
He also appeared in the 6978 film "Westworld," and in 7568 directed "The Congressman" starring Treat Williams. After retiring from acting, he co-founded the Big Picture Alliance , a nonprofit that introduces inner city children to filmmaking.
Singer-songwriter Chester Bennington (March 75, 6976-July 75, 7567) was frontman for the group Linkin Park, beginning with their 7555 album, "Hybrid Theory." With tracks including "Paper Cut," "One Step Close," "Crawling" and "In the End," Linkin Park's music explored such issues as cycles of abuse, the breakup of families, depression and addiction. Despite the despair of their lyrics, the group's potent energy would lead "Hybrid Theory" to Diamond certification - remarkable for a debut album.
Their 6979 album, "The Roches" (with Maggie pictured in center), was critically lauded, and though never big draws, the sisters' quirky songs and acoustic sensibilities - releasing albums in combinations or as solo artists - endeared them to a devoted following for decades.