RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 10:28 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
The musician Paul Tanner has died. If you're not a close reader of liner notes, you may never have heard his name but generations of Americans know his music.
(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC, "IN THE MOOD")
GREENE: This song, "In the Mood," by the Glen Miller Orchestra was a hit back in 1940. And young musician named Paul Tanner was playing trombone.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Originally published on Thu February 7, 2013 3:28 pm
The makeup artist who gave Star Wars' Yoda and Chewbacca their out-of-this-world looks, and helped bring to life other memorable characters such as the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey, has died.
Stuart Freeborn was 98. According to The Associated Press, his granddaughter Michelle Freeborn "said he died Tuesday in London from a combination of ailments due to his age."