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Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Buildings, Dies at 82 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
His structures were so bold, they were the backdrops for TV shows and films, including “Westworld” and a “Hunger Games” movie. But they were also socially aware.
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Sara McLanahan, Who Studied Single Motherhood, Dies at 81 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
A Princeton sociologist and a single mother herself, she brought her own experience to her wide body of scholarly work.
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Gaspard Ulliel, 37, 'Moon Knight' and 'Hannibal Rising' Star, Dies Skiing (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
He gained fame as a young Hannibal Lecter and the designer Yves Saint Laurent. He died after a skiing accident weeks before he is to appear in a Disney+ series.
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André Leon Talley, a ‘Force’ in Fashion, Dies at 73 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Called “a creative genius,” he was the rare Black editor at the top of a field that was mostly white and notoriously elitist.
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Yvette Mimieux, Who Found Fame With ‘The Time Machine,’ Dies at 80 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
Playing fragile characters, she had success in the 1960s in “Where the Boys Are” and other movies before her acting career took a downturn.
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Laurel Cutler, a Power in Advertising’s Golden Age, Dies at 94 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
In her five decades on Madison Avenue, she cracked the glass ceiling at a time when women were rarely seen in the executive suite.
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Ali Mitgutsch, Inventive Children’s Book Illustrator, Dies at 86 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
The father of a German genre called Wimmelbuch, he delighted readers with detailed, cartoonish tableaus crammed with jokes and anecdotes.
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Ralph Emery, the Dick Clark of Country Music, Dies at 88 (Mon, 17 Jan 2022)
For six decades he promoted country performers on radio and television, earning a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Andrew Vachss, Children’s Champion in Court and Novels, Dies at 79 (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
In hard-edged fiction and in the real-life courtrooms where he practiced law, he sought to shine a light on child sexual abuse.
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Charles E. McGee, Honored Tuskegee Airman, Dies at 102 (Wed, 19 Jan 2022)
In three wars, he flew a total of 409 combat missions. “We shattered all the myths,” he said of the accomplishments of Black pilots in World War II.
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Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Malian President Ousted in 2020, Dies at 76 (Sun, 16 Jan 2022)
Mr. Keita was elected in 2013 with a mandate to stem the country’s many crises. But during his tenure, they escalated.
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Dallas Frazier, Who Wrote Hits for Country Stars, Dies at 82 (Sun, 16 Jan 2022)
His songs included the novelty number “Alley Oop,” the Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” and “Beneath Still Waters” for Emmylou Harris.
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Steve Jenkins, 69, Dies; His Children’s Books Brought Science to Life (Mon, 17 Jan 2022)
In plain language, he answered many burning questions: How do you catch a fly? What do animals do the day they’re born? How loud is a lion’s roar?
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Joe B. Hall, Longtime Kentucky Men’s Basketball Coach, Dies at 93 (Sat, 15 Jan 2022)
Following Adolph Rupp, one of the greatest college coaches of all time, was a challenge. Hall rose to the occasion, taking the team to the Final Four three times.
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Paul Carter Harrison, Whose Ideas Shaped Black Theater, Dies at 85 (Sun, 16 Jan 2022)
In his essays and plays, he provided a framework that linked playwrights like August Wilson to African rituals and mythologies.
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Terry Teachout, Arts Critic With a Wide Range, Is Dead at 65 (Sat, 15 Jan 2022)
He called himself a “well-informed amateur,” and he wrote about everything from bluegrass to ballet.
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Rosa Lee Hawkins, Youngest Member of the Dixie Cups, Dies at 76 (Fri, 14 Jan 2022)
The singing group’s debut single, “Chapel of Love,” rose to the top of the charts in 1964, displacing the Beatles’ “Love Me Do.”
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Michael Parks, Reporter Who Rose to Lead The Los Angeles Times, Dies at 78 (Fri, 14 Jan 2022)
A Pulitzer winner, he covered the Vietnam War, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of apartheid in South Africa before running The Times’s newsroom.
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Howard Solomon, 94, Dies; His Business Success Had a Personal Connection (Tue, 18 Jan 2022)
After one of his sons fell into a deep depression, he helped him recover. He later licensed an antidepressant that was a boon to his pharmaceutical company.
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John Bowman, Comedy Writer With a Knack for Crossing Over, Dies at 64 (Sat, 15 Jan 2022)
A white writer who left a corporate job, he became known for working on series with Black stars like Keenen Ivory Wayans and Martin Lawrence.
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Ed Schoenfeld, Impresario of Chinese Cuisine, Dies at 72 (Mon, 17 Jan 2022)
He helped introduce New Yorkers to the breadth of Chinese regional food with a series of top-rated Manhattan restaurants in the 1970s and ’80s.
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Eddie Basinski, Who Played Both the Infield and the Fiddle, Dies at 99 (Fri, 14 Jan 2022)
Basinski, who spent time with the Dodgers and the Pirates, was a rare double threat: a major league ballplayer and a trained violinist.
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Majid Al Futtaim, Who Helped Build Modern Dubai, Dies at 87 (Fri, 14 Jan 2022)
His real estate empire, including malls, grocery stores and luxury hotels, transformed the Persian Gulf city into a global tourism hub.
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Mike Cochran, Veteran Texas Reporter, Is Dead at 85 (Thu, 13 Jan 2022)
His many adventures in journalism included being a pallbearer at Lee Harvey Oswald’s funeral while reporting on it for The Associated Press.
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Clyde Bellecourt, a Founder of the American Indian Movement, Dies at 85 (Fri, 14 Jan 2022)
A leader of armed confrontations at Wounded Knee and in Washington, he later shifted his focus to education, jobs and cultural renewal.
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