Category : Obituary

Shirley Fry Irvin, Tennis Star of the ’40s and ’50s,...

The fastest player of her day, she played down her own ability but admitted, “Billie Jean King said I was her idol.”

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Erin Gilmer, Disability Rights Activist, Dies at 38

She fought for a more compassionate health care system, bringing an extensive knowledge of policy and even more extensive firsthand...

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Overlooked No More: Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Who Battled...

As the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, she persevered to make care accessible to women and Black...

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Barbara J. Litrell, 77, Dies; Publisher of Magazines...

As publisher, Ms. Litrell focused not on telling woman what to wear or how to cook, but on how to integrate into the work force.

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Raffaella Carrà, Saucy Superstar of Italian TV, Dies...

Known for her energetic dancing and singing as well as for conducting serious interviews, she was beloved by Italians of all generations.

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Biz Markie, Hip-Hop’s ‘Just a Friend’ Clown Prince,...

An innovative yet proudly goofy rapper, he had an unlikely crossover hit with a tune that led one critic to call him (favorably) “the...

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William H. Regnery II, 80, Dies; Bankrolled the Rise...

The reclusive heir to a Midwestern textile fortune, he sought, through funding and organizing, to upgrade and update white supremacy.

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William H. Pauley III, Judge in Trump Hush Money Case,...

He sentenced Michael D. Cohen to three years in prison for breaking campaign finance laws by helping to buy the silence of two women...

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Christian Boltanski, Whose Art Installations Dazzled,...

In often sprawling works that used old photos, discarded clothes and other found objects, he pondered loss, chance and memory.

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Kathy Andrade, Unionist Who Fought for Immigrant Workers,...

Her work on behalf of garment workers helped prod organized labor to rethink its approach to an increasingly immigrant-based work...

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Carol Easton, Biographer of Arts Figures, Dies at...

Curious about creativity, she chronicled the lives of Agnes de Mille, Jacqueline du Pré, Samuel Goldwyn and Stan Kenton.

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Marjorie Adams, Who Went to Bat for a Baseball Pioneer,...

Her great-grandfather is considered a founding father of the game, but his contributions were not well known. She campaigned to earn...

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John P. McMeel, Newspaper Syndicator With a Difference,...

He and his business partner started in a basement, recruited a Yale student cartoonist named Garry Trudeau, and built the largest...

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Josef Silverstein, Scholar and Critic of Myanmar,...

He focused on democracy and human rights in a strife-torn country both as an academic and as an on-the-ground adviser to rebel groups.

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