Celebrated architect and designer Michael Graves spent the final decade of his life in a wheelchair, and it profoundly affected his focus. The Design Tourist Karen LeBlanc conducted one of the final interviews with Graves and she explains his commitment to creating barrier-free accessible design for seniors and those with disabilities.
All final-interviews Stories
Hollywood siren Monica Lewis was an MGM star, toured the world entertaining the troops with Danny Kaye and even voiced Miss Chiquita Banana in commercials. Just before her death at 93, in one of her final interviews, she shared insightful and interesting stories from her early days in show business.
At the age of 110 she was still mentally sharp and anxious to share what she believed to be the secret of longevity!
At 104 years old, Elsa Hoffman was living proof that attitude is one of the greatest predictors of longevity. She shared what she thought were the most important keys to longevity and her tips for living a long, vibrant life.
His device for newborn babies has saved millions of lives over the past couple decades. Inventor and aviator Forrest Bird kept coming up with new ways to change the world well into his 90s.
Up until his death at 103 years old, legendary ukulele player Bill Tapia, aka the Duke of Uke, was the oldest working musician. Just months before his death, he revealed stories from some of his more famous friends.
One of the greatest voices in rock music fell silent on July 24, 2012. The lead singer for the band Orleans, Larry Hoppen passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He was the only member of Orleans who, in the 40 years of the band’s existence…
There aren’t many people like Bill Coleman. There used to be, but World War II vets are vanishing. Listen to his stories about jumping from a plane on D-Day and understand why his really was the greatest generation.
Andy Williams was a true American treasure, but he also endured his share of ups and downs. Before his death, he talked to Growing Bolder about his poverty-stricken childhood and his rise to the top, something he never took for granted.
The television icon traveled from near poverty in Brooklyn to the top of the heap in Hollywood. And he made it with the same woman by his side!
Just as his star was rising, singer Joe Cocker was falling deep into the bottle. His story of survival will show you it’s never too late to change for the better.
From Sinatra to Bobby Darin to the Ink Spots, songwriter Jack Lawrence gave some of our greatest artists their greatest songs. Up until his death at 96, he was still writing and collaborating with some of the best.