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Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77 (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
In addition to being a charter member of the celebrated Monty Python sketch troupe, he was a director, a screenwriter and an authority on Chaucer.
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Morgan Wootten, Acclaimed High School Basketball Coach, Dies at 88 (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
He had one of the best winning streaks, and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Egil Krogh, Who Authorized an Infamous Break-In, Dies at 80 (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
He regretted his role in the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist’s office and said he thought it had set the stage for Watergate.
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David Glass, Walmart Boss and K.C. Royals Owner, Dies at 84 (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
He introduced selling groceries alongside general merchandise in Supercenters, positioning Walmart to compete with Amazon today. His Royals won a World Series.
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Michael Karkoc, Exposed as a War Criminal, Is Dead at 100 (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
Before he was found to have led a Nazi-controlled unit of Ukrainians in a massacre of Polish villagers in 1944, he had lived quietly in Minneapolis for decades.
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David Olney, 71, Singer-Songwriter, Dies After Apparent Heart Attack Onstage (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
He wasn’t as famous as those who sang his songs, but he was revered by them. After he was stricken midsong, he stopped and said, “I’m sorry.”
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Jimmy Heath, 93, Jazz Saxophonist and Composer, Is Dead (Mon, 20 Jan 2020)
Mr. Heath, whose compositions became part of the midcentury jazz canon, found new prominence in middle age as a co-leader of a band with his two brothers.
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Edith Kunhardt Davis, Author of ‘Pat the Bunny’ Sequels, Dies at 82 (Mon, 20 Jan 2020)
She also wrote about the death of her son at 27, for which she blamed herself because she had been an alcoholic when she was pregnant with him.
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Norma Tanega, Who Sang About a Cat Named Dog, Dies at 80 (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
She had only one hit record, but it was a memorable one: a quirkily titled song about freedom, dreaming and her cat, who really was named Dog.
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Terry Jones, a Python and a Scholar, Is Dead at 77 (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
In addition to being a charter member of the celebrated Monty Python sketch troupe, he was a director, a screenwriter and an authority on Chaucer.
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Morgan Wootten, Acclaimed High School Basketball Coach, Dies at 88 (Wed, 22 Jan 2020)
He had one of the best winning streaks, and was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Barry Tuckwell, French Horn Virtuoso, Is Dead at 88 (Sun, 19 Jan 2020)
He was widely considered to be the finest player of his era and was said to have “inspired every generation of horn player for the past 70 years.”
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Peter Larkin, Stage Designer With a Funky Asterisk, Dies at 93 (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
His Broadway work won him four Tony Awards. A different audience knew another of his designs: the Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership.
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Lorenza Mazzetti, Wartime Survivor and Seminal Filmmaker, Dies at 92 (Thu, 16 Jan 2020)
She was spared by German soldiers seeking her uncle and protector, a cousin of Albert Einstein. She went on to help start the British New Wave in cinema.
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Christopher Tolkien, Keeper of His Father’s Legacy, Dies at 95 (Sat, 18 Jan 2020)
As literary executor of the estate of his father, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mr. Tolkien compiled and edited such works as “The Silmarillion.”
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Roger Scruton, a Provocative Public Intellectual, Dies at 75 (Fri, 17 Jan 2020)
A philosopher, author and columnist, he was an outspoken hero to conservatives in Britain and recently at the center of, in his words, a “hate storm.”
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George Nicolau, Arbitrator in Baseball’s Collusion Cases, Dies at 94 (Fri, 17 Jan 2020)
He found that team owners had twice conspired to impede the market for free agents in the 1980s. As a result of his rulings, owners had to pay $280 million.
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Marion Chesney, a.k.a. Mystery Writer M.C. Beaton, Dies at 83 (Tue, 21 Jan 2020)
Her popular crime solvers Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin were the focus of dozens of books, as well as TV series.
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Rocky Johnson, Pro Wrestler Who Trained His Son the Rock, Dies at 75 (Thu, 16 Jan 2020)
Johnson battled racism early on and introduced Dwayne Johnson to professional wrestling years before he became a famous actor.
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Sylvia Jukes Morris, Biographer of Clare Boothe Luce, Dies at 84 (Thu, 16 Jan 2020)
She spent 33 years on the two-volume biography, examining 460,000 items at the Library of Congress that stretched 319 linear feet.
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Gary Starkweather, Inventor of the Laser Printer, Dies at 81 (Wed, 15 Jan 2020)
He originally received pushback from his employer, Xerox. But his invention eventually became nearly ubiquitous in every office and home.
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