Farewells

When it rains, it pours.

Ruth P. Smith, reproductive rights activist and co-founder of NARAL, died on Tuesday, January 26, at the age of 102.

Zelda Rubinstein, most famously known for her role in Poltergeist—and not recognized enough for her AIDS activism—died on Wednesday, January 27, at the age of 76.

And of course, two more beloved high-profile figures also passed away this week:

Historian/civil rights activist Howard Zinn, perhaps best known as the author of A People’s History of the United States, died Wednesday at the age of 87.

J.D. Salinger, reclusive author of the classic The Catcher in the Rye, also died Wednesday at the age of 91.

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