Category : Obituary

With Care, The Times's Last Word Obituary Series Lives...

The videos in The Last Word collection feature interviews with figures conducted years before their death, frozen in time. And that...

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Bill Wright, Who Broke a Color Barrier in Golf, Dies...

In 1959, decades before Tiger Woods, Wright became the first Black golfer to win a United States Golf Association event.

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Patrick Filien, Peripatetic Basketball Coach, Dies...

After assistant coaching jobs around the country, he found his dream job as the head coach at a small college in Albany, N.Y. He died...

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Fernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78

For 14 years, “El Show de Fernando Hidalgo,” a racy variety show with a Cuban flair, was appointment viewing in Latino households...

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Elizabeth R. Duff, First Woman to Drive a Nashville...

A Black woman, Mrs. Duff broke gender and race barriers. She died of Covid-19.

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Susan Feingold Dies at 95; Helped Give New York Children...

Her Bloomingdale Family Program provided preschoolers with a haven where there hadn’t been one before. It became a model for similar...

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Luis Fernando Arias, Colombian Indigenous Leader,...

Motivated by violence inflicted on his family by paramilitaries, he became the leading voice in a coalition of Indigenous peoples....

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Fanne Foxe, Who Plunged Into the Tidal Basin and Emerged...

A stripper known as “the Argentine Firecracker,” she was at the center of a political sex scandal that rocked Washington in the 1970s.

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Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool,...

His laid-back style and namesake jeans made him a touchstone of 1960s fashion, drawing celebrities and tourists alike to his stores.

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Barry Le Va, Whose Floor-Bound Art Defied Boundaries,...

Extolling horizontality, he made sculptures from felt, flour, glass sheets and even meat cleavers. Elsewhere, in a performance piece,...

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Lawrence Otis Graham, 59, Dies; Explored Race and...

An Ivy League-trained lawyer, he rose to prominence in the 1990s by examining the tensions that surround Black achievement and wealth.

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Shelia Washington Dies at 61; Helped Exonerate Scottsboro...

She fought for decades to get their names cleared from an egregious injustice in the Jim Crow South, and created a museum in their...

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Antoine Hodge, Opera Singer With a Powerful Work Ethic,...

Mr. Hodge, a bass-baritone, was recently a chorus member in “Porgy and Bess” at the Metropolitan Opera. He died of Covid-19.

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Judy Wald, Headhunter in the ‘Mad Men’ Era, Dies at...

She was a power broker in advertising’s glamour years, recruiting and fostering much of the industry’s biggest talent.

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