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Barbara Campbell Cooke, 85, Widow of the Slain Sam Cooke, Is Dead (Wed, 22 Sep 2021)
They were teenage sweethearts, but their marriage turned tragic, and when she married the protégé singer Bobby Womack, the publicity was intense and the boos were loud.
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Sarah Dash, the ‘Glue’ of the Vocal Trio Labelle, Is Dead at 76 (Tue, 21 Sep 2021)
She brought her church-rooted soprano and high harmonies to the rock and funk powerhouse best known for the No. 1 hit “Lady Marmalade.”
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Willie Garson, Who Played Stanford Blatch on 'Sex and the City', Dies at 57 (Wed, 22 Sep 2021)
Mr. Garson was also known for his role as the con man Mozzie on “White Collar.”
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Saadi Yacef, ‘Battle of Algiers’ Catalyst and Actor, Dies at 93 (Tue, 21 Sep 2021)
At the center of the Algerian effort to throw off French rule, he re-created that role in Gillo Pontecorvo’s searing 1966 movie, based on a book by Mr. Yacef.
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Reuben Klamer, Creator of the Game of Life, Dies at 99 (Tue, 21 Sep 2021)
He developed an estimated 200 toys and other items, including a phaser rifle for “Star Trek.” But his best-known product was a game for “literally everyone on earth.”
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Irma Kalish, TV Writer Who Tackled Social Issues, Dies at 96 (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
A female trailblazer in the TV industry, she and her husband took on topics like rape and abortion in writing for sitcoms like “All in the Family” and “Maude.”
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Kenneth Schoen, ‘Linchpin’ in Criminal Justice Reform, Dies at 89 (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
In Minnesota, New York and nationally, he pushed for better conditions for prison inmates and more options for “community-based corrections.”
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John Shelby Spong, 90, Dies; Sought to Open Up the Episcopal Church (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
Bishop Spong pushed for women in the clergy and same-sex marriage, and he called on his followers to reject “supernatural” aspects of Christianity.
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Yolanda López, Artist Who Celebrated Working-Class Women, Dies at 78 (Sun, 19 Sep 2021)
She was celebrated for recasting the Virgin of Guadalupe in her own image as a feminist superhero — a young, strong, brown woman in running shoes.
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Anthony Johnson, Actor Known for ‘Friday,’ Dies at 55 (Mon, 20 Sep 2021)
Mr. Johnson, whose other film credits include “House Party” and “Menace II Society,” died on Sept. 6, his agent said.
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Peter Williams, 69, Dies; His Art Evoked Black Lives, Including His (Tue, 21 Sep 2021)
His colorful works could be quite personal, or they could be blunt responses to police brutality or other news of the day.
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Adalberto Álvarez, Latin Dance Music Maestro, Is Dead at 72 (Sun, 19 Sep 2021)
He was known as the “Gentleman of Son” because of his infectious enthusiasm for repopularizing the genre considered the bedrock of the Cuban sound.
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Bennie Pete, Bandleader Who Kept the Beat After Katrina, Dies at 45 (Sun, 19 Sep 2021)
A tuba player and the leader of the Hot 8, one of New Orleans’s high-profile brass bands, he brought music to his fellow citizens in the difficult days after the storm.
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Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria’s Longest-Serving President, Dies at 84 (Sat, 18 Sep 2021)
He joined the country’s fight for independence in the 1950s and helped lead it out of a brutal civil war in the 1990s. He was ousted in 2019 after 20 years in office,
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Ralph Irizarry, Innovative Latin Percussionist, Dies at 67 (Fri, 17 Sep 2021)
A colleague said Mr. Irizarry, who played timbales with Ray Barretto and Rubén Blades and led his own bands, expanded the instrument’s possibilities “to the nth degree.”
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Antony Hewish, Astronomer Honored for the Discovery of Pulsars, Dies at 97 (Fri, 17 Sep 2021)
He received a Nobel Prize for his finding. Some criticized the prize because it was a graduate student in his lab who had first detected the signals.
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Jane Powell, Hollywood’s Girl Next Door, Is Dead at 92 (Thu, 16 Sep 2021)
Typecast from the outset, she was a star of movie musicals before she was out of her teens. But her big-screen career peaked when she was in her 20s.
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Joan Washington, Dialect Coach to the Stars, Dies at 74 (Fri, 17 Sep 2021)
She taught Penélope Cruz, Jessica Chastain and countless other performers how to sound like someone else.
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Ida Nudel, ‘Angel’ to Soviet Jews Seeking to Flee, Dies at 90 (Thu, 16 Sep 2021)
During the Cold War, she fought for the rights of others and waged a 16-year fight of her own for an exit visa to Israel. She finally won in 1987.
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Ruly Carpenter, 81, Dies; Owned the Phillies’ First Championship Team (Thu, 16 Sep 2021)
Distressed by soaring salaries, he sold the team a year after they beat Kansas City in the 1980 World Series. “We hoped common sense would prevail,’’ he said. “But it didn’t.”
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Jean-Claude van Itallie, ‘America Hurrah’ Playwright, Dies at 85 (Thu, 16 Sep 2021)
He was a central figure in the experimental theater movement for decades. His best-known work, a trilogy of one-acts, opened in 1966 and ran for more than 630 performances.
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