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Helen Keller

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  • Grasmick's last day marks end of an era

    Grasmick's last day marks end of an era
    As a senior at Western High School, Nancy S. Grasmick imagined becoming a pediatrician, but a near-fatal reaction to penicillin left her deaf and altered her life. In the first few months of adjusting to her new world, she became obsessed with Helen...
  • Chicago's Very Own: Geraldine "Jerrie" Lawhorn

    Chicago's Very Own: Geraldine "Jerrie" Lawhorn
    Geraldine “Jerrie” Lawhorn is one of God’s miracles. The 95-year old woman is both blind and deaf. “My sight and hearing was normal before seven but in school, the teacher noticed that I was having trouble trying to read,”...
  • The God Squad: Let hope lead away from loneliness

    Question: I'm divorced and never remarried. My parents are deceased and my two children are grown. I recently relocated and am trying to make connections, but that's much harder to do later in life. I'm lonely and have even started thinking this will be...
  • "Democracy's Prisoner," by Ernest Freeberg

    It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and a dubious law to restrict liberties at home. Add to that scenario vast inequalities in wealth, high Immigration rates, scant regard for...
  • Suzanne Pleshette, sexy star of 'Bob Newhart Show,' dies at 70

    Suzanne Pleshette, sexy star of 'Bob Newhart Show,' dies at 70
    Suzanne Pleshette, the dark-haired, smoky-voiced actress who played Bob Newhart's confident and sexy wife, Emily Hartley, for six years on the popular 1970s sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died. She was 70. The widow of comic actor Tom Poston,...
  • William Gibson dies at 94; Tony Award-winning playwright was best known for 'The Miracle Worker'

    William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
  • Smart kids on the case in 'Speech'

    Smart kids on the case in 'Speech'
    An endearing mash-up of "The Crucible," "Schoolhouse Rock" and "High School Musical," Stephen Karam's "Speech and Debate" has all the virtues of youth: irreverence, smarts, a slight lack of specificity and more innocence than it imagines. Karam's...
  • 'Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent' by Ernest Freeberg

    'Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent' by Ernest Freeberg
    Democracy's Prisoner Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent Ernest Freeberg Harvard University Press: 380 pp., $29.95 It all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and...
  • Theater figures

    Theater figures Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18) Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
  • Statuary Hall's newest resident -- Helen Keller

     
    Ronald Reagan, Junipero Serra and other historic American figures have been joined by a bronze of Helen Keller in the Capitol's Statuary Hall....
  • Abigail Breslin takes on Oscar-winning role in Broadway revival of 'The Miracle Worker'

     
    Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") will make her Broadway debut next March in the first rialto revival of 1960 best play winner "The Miracle Worker." Breslin will play Helen Keller while Tony nominee Alison Pill ("The Lieutenant of...