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Carol Channing, Broadway's 'Dolly,' dead at 97

Carol Channing, Broadway's 'Dolly,' dead at 97

In a career that spanned seven decades, the saucer-eyed, raspy-voiced musical-comedy star never shook her associations with her most well-known stage roles.

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Leading creator of botanical art

Leading creator of botanical art

She was also invited to paint for The Highgrove Florilegium, a 2008 book that records all the plants in Prince Charles’s garden in Gloucestershire, England.

Paul Murphy: lawyer motivated to creating a more equitable society

Paul Murphy: lawyer motivated to creating a more equitable society

Murphy always had a strong moral compass, a well-developed sense of right and wrong.

Art advisor to major Sydney corporations
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Art advisor to major Sydney corporations

Whether artist, client, project manager or property developer, they had faith in art adviser Virgina Wilson’s word.

  • by Andrew Frost
Nazi war criminal deported from US last year

Nazi war criminal deported from US last year

Palij received United States citizenship in 1957, and with his wife bought a home in Queens from a Polish Jewish couple who had survived the Holocaust and were not aware of Palij’s past.

Australasian pioneering super-man who also built the Future Fund

Australasian pioneering super-man who also built the Future Fund

Rod Myer remembers a pioneer in superannuation and one of the builders of the Future Fund.

  • by Rod Myer
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Youngest president of NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Youngest president of NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Spinak believed younger people should get involved in his community, winning in his early twenties election to the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Bob Einstein dead at 76
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Curb Your Enthusiasm's Bob Einstein dead at 76

The comedian, actor and two-time Emmy winner best known for his work on Curb Your Enthusiasm died at his home in California.

First female drummer in band to top charts

First female drummer in band to top charts

The Honeycombs toured extensively in Australia and the Far East, gaining a particularly loyal following in Japan, but disagreements within the group resulted in a split in 1966.

Optimistic high achiever battled lifetime of bone disease

Optimistic high achiever battled lifetime of bone disease

When she walked through the gate to her first day of school, in calipers, she didn’t look back.