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Post Mortem: October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

Let me take you down, cause I'm going to... On Oct. 9, 1940 John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool, England, the only son of a merchant sailor who was away at sea that day. It wasn't until 13 years later that the schoolboy with a penchant for mischief picked...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | October 9, 2010; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Beatles, Imagine, John Lennon, Strawberry Fields Forever  
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Roy Baker, Director of Understated Precision, Dies

Roy Baker, who died Oct. 5 at 93, was a superb but largely unheralded British director who specialized in crime stories and taut melodramas. He earned his greatest renown for directing "A Night to Remember" (1958), which remains the best film about the Titanic disaster. It's accent is on the...

By Adam Bernstein  | October 8, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Adam Bernstein, Movies  
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Dirgham Salahi, Virginia winery owner, dies

Update: The full obituary on Dirgham Salahi is here. Dirgham Salahi, the longtime proprietor of the Oasis Winery in Hume, Va., has died. He was 81. The death was announced by Michaele Salahi, his daughter-in-law, who is best known for her role on the Bravo reality television series "Real Housewives...

By T. Rees Shapiro  | October 7, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro  | Tags:  Michaele Salahi, Oasis Winery, Real Housewives of DC, Salahis, Tareq Salahi, White House gatecrashers  
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Lives of the Obscure

Here at the Washington Post, we often write about the famous and the mighty, people who altered the world in significant ways. Just in the past few weeks, we've had obituaries of congressmen (Ted Stevens and Dan Rostenkowski), an attorney general (William Saxbe) a filmmaker (Arthur Penn), entertainers (Eddie Fisher...

By Matt Schudel  | October 3, 2010; 3:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Matt Schudel  
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