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Rosalind P. Walter, Original ‘Rosie the Riveter,' Dies at 95

Walter was a longtime PBS supporter

Rosalind P. Walter attends the 2015 WNET Annual Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 9, 2015 in New York City.
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Rosalind P. Walter, the original inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter" and longtime PBS supporter, died Wednesday at the age of 95.

WNET in New York City, America's flagship PBS station, announced Walter's death in a statement Thursday.

Walter was a longtime trustee for the station who gave support for a number of WNET series through the Rosalind P. Walter Foundation.

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