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She thrived in any musical context: jazz, blues, hokum, pop.

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As big as Bing, but he died in obscurity.

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“Literature is the pleasantest way of ignoring life.”

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He refused to become “mature” or “realistic.”

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Music as volatile as bare wires, as raw as a flayed body.

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The embodiment of What You Didn’t Talk About.

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He gave an embryonic rock‘n’roll its supernatural cred.

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The exegesis has just begin.

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“The will that aims toward its freedom plunges into the void.”

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Classic virtuosity with lowly gimmicks.

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He asks us to do some deep thinking about music and creativity.

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He thrived on “the silence that we have driven from our world.”

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“Nothing makes me tremble like diamonds.”

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His career was a study in contrasts, brilliant and awful.

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A dancer who became a spy and a Civil Rights Movement icon.

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Her look said: “Leave me the fuck alone.”

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He was told that he wasn’t built to be a versatile actor.

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He created beautiful, humane “ethnofictions.”

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“Throb, baffled and curious brain!”

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He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

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Director of quirky, moving, political, philosophical documentaries.

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He defined or refined the dialogue comedy, the war picture, the detective yarn, and more.

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“The passion for destruction is a creative passion.”

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He writes about — as well as into — the ineffable.