Celebrity Deaths This Week in History Archive
This Week in History is a collection of National and International icons who have played an important role in Sports, Entertainment, Business, Education, Politics, Science, Technology and many other influential areas.
Celebrity Deaths This Week in History
Claiborne Pell, 90
November 22, 1918 - January 1, 2009
The quirky blueblood who represented blue-collar Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped tens of millions of Americans attend college, died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.