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  • Yesterday & Today

    TV’s Family Man

    Michael Landon, best known for his roles on Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza, created and starred in programs that portrayed family values with authenticity and humor.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Force of Nature

    Known for the Christmas classic Santa Baby and her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, Eartha Kitt wowed audiences with her dancing, singing and acting. Her 2006 colorectal cancer diagnosis shocked those who knew her.

    by Sharlene George

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    A Kind and Decent Man

    Whether playing Franklin D. Roosevelt or Richard Gilmore, the wealthy scion in 'Gilmore Girls,' Edward Herrmann took on gentlemanly roles that mirrored his real-life persona. He died of brain cancer in 2014.

    by Marilyn Fenichel

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Storied Life

    Literary realist John Updike used the scaffold of his own life, including his lung cancer diagnosis, to explore the shared experiences of our time.

    by Sue Rochman

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    Taking Her Place

    Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for vice president on a major-party ticket, used her political prowess to advocate for women's equality. In 1998, she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

    by Sharlene George

  • Yesterday & Today

    The Voice of Lamb Chop

    Ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her sidekick, a white wool puppet named Lamb Chop, won the hearts of generations of children who tuned in to her television shows.

    by Jocelyn Selim

  • Yesterday & Today

    Improbable Champion

    Susan Butcher won Alaska's grueling Iditarod dog-sled race four times. Her 2005 leukemia diagnosis marked the beginning of her greatest challenge.

    by Jocelyn Selim

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Beautiful Neighbor

    Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers, taught children compassion for themselves and others. He died from stomach cancer in 2003, but his legacy lives on in television programs for kids today.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Yesterday & Today

    More Than a Girl Singer

    Rosemary Clooney rebounded from a troubled marriage, addictions and mental illness to enjoy a long singing career. Since her death from lung cancer in 2002, treatment advances have offered some hope to other patients.

    by Marilyn Fenichel

  • Yesterday & Today

    Shining a Light

    60 Minutes journalist Ed Bradley tried to “shine a light in a dark corner” through his work, but he kept his long struggle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia private.

    by Brittany Moya del Pino

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