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Ron Leibman, Tony Winner for ‘Angels,’ Is Dead at 82 (Fri, 06 Dec 2019)
In addition to his acclaimed turn as Roy Cohn on Broadway, he was known for his work in “Norma Rae,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and other films.
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Winston Lawson, 91, Secret Service Agent With Kennedy in Dallas, Dies (Fri, 06 Dec 2019)
The advance man for the Texas trip, he rode ahead of Kennedy’s limo, helped lift the president onto a stretcher and then lived a half-century with regrets.
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Jay Kriegel, a ‘New York City Patriot,’ Is Dead at 79 (Fri, 06 Dec 2019)
A former whiz kid in Lindsay’s City Hall, he became a knows-everybody “process broker” with wide reach in civic affairs, broadcasting and real estate.
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Raeanne Rubenstein, Versatile Celebrity Photographer, Dies at 74 (Thu, 05 Dec 2019)
She had a knack for capturing her subjects, whether Andy Warhol in New York or Dolly Parton in Nashville, in ways that caught their essence.
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William E. Macaulay, 74, Booster of Tuition-Free Education, Dies (Thu, 05 Dec 2019)
A billionaire energy investor, he gave opportunities to thousands of select City University of New York students with a $30 million gift.
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Stephen Cleobury, Longtime Leader of Fabled Choir, Dies at 70 (Thu, 05 Dec 2019)
He led the King’s College Choir of England for 37 years, including during its famous Christmas Eve performances.
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Howard Cruse Dies at 75; His Cartoons Explored Gay Life (Thu, 05 Dec 2019)
He described his experiences as a gay man in a comic strip and an acclaimed semi-autobiographical graphic novel, influencing many other cartoonists.
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Josie Rubio, 42, Dies; Wrote of Dating While Terminally Ill (Wed, 04 Dec 2019)
Her essay in The New York Times drew a wide readership; she also chronicled her life with terminal cancer in a blog, finding humor amid despair.
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Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a City, Dies at 81 (Thu, 05 Dec 2019)
Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.
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Joe Smith, Career-Making Record Executive, Is Dead at 91 (Wed, 04 Dec 2019)
He spanned musical eras in presiding, all told, over three major labels, nurturing acts from Peter, Paul and Mary to the Grateful Dead to Queen.
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Allan Gerson, Who Sought Justice for Terror Victims, Dies at 74 (Wed, 04 Dec 2019)
A lawyer and the son of Jewish refugees from Poland, he helped families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing hold Libya accountable.
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Wayne Merry, Climber Who Conquered El Capitan, Dies at 88 (Tue, 03 Dec 2019)
In 1958 he and two others became the first to scale a 2,900-foot granite wall in Yosemite National Park in California that many considered practically unclimbable.
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Gary Regan, Maestro of Mixology and Cocktail Culture, Dies at 68 (Thu, 05 Dec 2019)
A British-born son of publicans, he became a bartender in New York, a saloonkeeper, an author of 18 books and a columnist and commentator.
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André Daguin Dies at 84; Chef Made Gascony (and a Dish) Famous (Tue, 03 Dec 2019)
His menu, most notably the grilled duck breast, made a region of southwest France a required stop for traveling food lovers.
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Perry Hoffman, 75, Dies; Saw Family Support as Key to Psychiatric Care (Tue, 03 Dec 2019)
Dr. Hoffman established a family network to help people with borderline personality disorder, a support system that become a model for other conditions.
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Robert K. Massie, Narrator of Russian History, Is Dead at 90 (Mon, 02 Dec 2019)
Mr. Massie wrote readable and respected biographies of Russian royals, including “Nicholas and Alexandra,” which became a movie.
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Mariss Jansons, Who Led Top Orchestras, Dies at 76 (Mon, 02 Dec 2019)
He drew memorable performances from symphonies in Munich, Amsterdam, Oslo, Pittsburgh and elsewhere.
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Shelley Morrison, ‘Will & Grace’ Actress, Dies at 83 (Mon, 02 Dec 2019)
Ms. Morrison’s portrayal of the memorable maid Rosario, who stood up to her socialite boss, made her a fan favorite.
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Michael Howard, Eminent British Military Historian, Dies at 97 (Mon, 02 Dec 2019)
A decorated soldier in World War II, he helped reshape the study of war and was knighted in 1986 for his academic work.
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Marilyn Saviola, Disability Rights Advocate, Is Dead at 74 (Sun, 01 Dec 2019)
Polio left her in a wheelchair. It also started her on a lifelong fight to change perceptions and break down real-world obstacles.
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Irving Burgie, Who Wrote Calypso Hits for Harry Belafonte, Dies at 95 (Sun, 01 Dec 2019)
He and Mr. Belafonte were behind the calypso craze of the 1950s. Mr. Burgie was also a singer, under the name Lord Burgess.
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