Celebrating the Legacy of Michael Graves

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.

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Monica Lewis

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.

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Elsa Hoffman

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.

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Bill Tapia

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.

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Orleans: The Legacy of Larry Hoppen

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…

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Andy Williams

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.

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Joe Cocker

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.

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Jack Lawrence

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.

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