William Close

William Close

William Taliaferro Close was an American surgeon who played a major role in stemming a 1976 outbreak of the Ebola virus in Zaire, the first major outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic fever in Central Africa, and preventing its further spread. He was also the father of actress Glenn Close.
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Birthday
07 June 1924
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Sears, Kmart And Macy's Will Close More Stores in 2018
NPR - about 2 months
2017 was bleak for retailers and 2018 is not starting off any better. Several major department stores, still hurting from declining sales, plan closures in locations nationwide. (Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Ethiopia Says It Will Close Notorious Prison and Release Some Prisoners
NYTimes - about 2 months
A statement by the prime minister was widely seen as an amnesty for the country’s political prisoners, though it was unclear who might be released, and when.
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Broadway’s ‘Groundhog Day’ Will Close Sept. 17
New York Times - 6 months
Despite some strong reviews, the musical, based on the popular 1993 movie, failed to draw large enough audiences to support its running costs.
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One Of Broadway's Biggest Shows Of The Year Will Close Amid Casting Controversy
Huffington Post - 7 months
The Tony Award-winning show will close on Sept. 3.
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Fung Tu, Jonathan Wu’s Innovative Chinese Restaurant, Will Close on Aug. 31
NYTimes - 7 months
Mr. Wu and his business partner, Wilson Tang, plan to reopen the restaurant as Nom Wah Tu in September.
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Franny’s in Brooklyn Will Close Next Month
NYTimes - 7 months
The owners, Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg, gave no reason, announcing that “It’s time to say goodbye” on the restaurant’s website.
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The Earth Harp turns an L.A. skyscraper into world's longest stringed instrument
LATimes - 9 months
William Close is getting ready to string a skyscraper. As the inventor of the Earth Harp, which holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest stringed instrument, it’s a task he knows well. Dressed in blue jeans hitched up by black suspenders over a black button-up shirt, Close eyes the...
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‘Amélie,’ a Broadway Musical Starring Phillipa Soo, Will Close
New York Times - 10 months
The show, adapted from the 2001 film about a shy but whimsically altruistic French waitress, struggled at the box office and got no Tony nominations.
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‘In Transit,’ Broadway’s First a Cappella Musical, Will Close Sunday
NYTimes - 10 months
Reviews were weak and the show has struggled since it opened on Dec. 11.
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Public, in NoLIta, Will Close in June
NYTimes - 12 months
In 2003, when Public opened in NoLIta, it was something of a game changer. Now it’s doing something all too common: shutting its doors.
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Annisa, a West Village Standout, Will Close
NYTimes - about 1 year
The innovative chef and restaurateur Anita Lo says she can’t keep up with rising costs.
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Tony-Winning Play ‘The Humans’ Will Close on Broadway Jan. 15
NYTimes - about 1 year
The play, by Stephen Karam, has enjoyed an extended run on Broadway and will now go on tour, starting in Seattle in November.
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Large For-Profit ITT Technical Institutes Will Close Its Doors
NPR - over 1 year
The shutdown affects some 35,000 students and more than 8,000 employees in 38 states. ITT blamed the Education Department, which had stepped up oversight of the school and imposed financial sanctions.
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Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan Will Close to Rebuild Smaller
NYTimes - over 1 year
The hospital, which has served the downtown area for more than 125 years, is now on a growing list of city hospitals to either close or change its services significantly since 2000.
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Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan Will Close to Rebuild Smaller - New York Times
Google News - over 1 year
New York Times Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan Will Close to Rebuild Smaller New York Times Mount Sinai Beth Israel on First Avenue at 16th Street in Manhattan. The 825-bed hospital, which has served the surrounding area for more than 125 years, will be closed and replaced by a smaller operation, officials said on Wednesday. Credit Joshua ... Prognosis for Beth Israel: New E. 13th mini-hospitalThe Villager New York City's Beth Israel to Close Hospital, Open Smaller FacilityWall Street Journal Beth Israel Hospital Will Downsize To A Fraction Of Its Current SizeGothamist WABC-TV -DNAinfo -amNY -Healthcare IT News all 19 news articles »
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Thailand Will Close a Popular Island to Tourists
NYTimes - almost 2 years
The government says the action is necessary because Koh Tachai, famous for its white beaches and coral reefs, has deteriorated from abuse by hordes of visitors.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of William Close
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 84
    Close died at age 84 on January 15, 2009, in his home in Big Piney due to a heart attack.
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  • 1995
    Age 70
    During the 1995 Ebola outbreak he was a liaison between the CDC and the Zairian government.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1960
    Age 35
    He traveled to Zaire in 1960, where he practiced medicine and ran the 1,500-bed Mama Yemo hospital in the capital city of Kinshasa, with the goal of getting health care into rural areas of the country.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Close was born in Greenwich, Connecticut on June 7, 1924, minutes after his twin brother, into a well-off background, the son of Elizabeth (née Taliaferro) and Edward Bennett Close, an attorney. His mother was a descendant of the Taliaferro family. Raised in France, he attended Summer Fields School, Harrow School in England, and then St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. Close enrolled in Harvard University in 1941, leaving the school two years later to marry Bettine Moore in a ceremony held February 6, 1943 at the home of her parents in Greenwich, and to become a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
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