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Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at 95; Built a Fashion Empire (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
An illustrious family name became synonymous with designer jeans, as Ms. Vanderbilt became a celebrity in her own right.
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Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
Mohamed Morsi collapsed and died in a Cairo courtroom. Critics cited poor prison conditions and denial of medicine as a possible cause of death.
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Alan Brinkley, Leading Historian of 20th-Century America, Dies at 70 (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
Professor Brinkley, a National Book Award winner, explored the seminal political events of the last century, including the Depression and World War II.
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Franco Zeffirelli, Italian Director With Taste for Excess, Dies at 96 (Sat, 15 Jun 2019)
Mr. Zeffirelli’s opera productions sometimes drew critical ire, but audiences generally loved them. He worked in film, too.
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Susannah Hunnewell, Publisher of The Paris Review, Dies at 52 (Sun, 16 Jun 2019)
She had been a member of its literary circles since joining it as an intern under its editor George Plimpton.
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Dale Greig, Early Women’s Marathoner, Is Dead at 82 (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
Confounding the notion that long-distance running was too rigorous for women, she finished her first marathon in 1964; 19 of the men in that race didn’t.
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Keith Botsford, Man of Letters and Saul Bellow Associate, Dies at 90 (Sat, 15 Jun 2019)
He was an uncontainable writer (novelist, essayist, biographer and more), started magazines with Bellow and died almost a year ago, to little public notice.
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Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Noted Louisiana Guitarist, Dies at 75 (Sun, 16 Jun 2019)
He worked with Allen Toussaint, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and more. He has been called “the best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer.”
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Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75 (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
Mr. Bowlen, known for his personal flair, had one of the most successful runs of any team owner in American professional sports.
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When Gloria Vanderbilt Reviewed ‘Harriet the Spy’ (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
For a brief period in the mid-1960s, the author, artist and fashion designer was a children’s book critic for The Times.
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Edwin Kosik, Firm Judge in ‘Kids for Cash’ Case, Dies at 94 (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
Judge Kosik gave long prison sentences to two judges charged with accepting kickbacks from a developer of youth detention centers in Pennsylvania.
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Anthony Price, Author of Cold War Spy Thrillers, Dies at 90 (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
His 19-book series featuring an intelligence analyst named David Audley drew comparisons to John le Carré.
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Dr. Henry Lynch, 91, Dies; Found Hereditary Link in Cancer (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
To a doubting medical world, he found compelling evidence that some cancers are passed along genetically. His work was ultimately widely embraced.
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Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, Who Advanced Allergy Treatment, Dies at 92 (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
She and her husband identified an antibody that triggers wheezing and rashes. Monitoring it can help prevent and remedy allergic reactions.
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Bill Wittliff, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Screenwriter and Son of Texas, Dies at 79 (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
His screenplays displayed an affinity for the mythology and history of his native state, and he and his wife started an archive devoted to Texas writers.
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Dr. Kenneth Forde, Surgeon Who Fostered Cancer Screening, Dies at 85 (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
Long the only black faculty member at Columbia’s medical college, he — with Katie Couric — promoted regular colonoscopies, which are now routine.
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Sylvia Miles, Actress With a Flair for the Flamboyant, Dies at 94 (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
She won Oscar nominations for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely” and gossip-column attention for her indefatigable partygoing.
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Martin Feldstein, 79, a Chief Economist Under Reagan, Dies (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
He took a leave from Harvard to be chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and, as a deficit hawk, never shied from challenging his White House colleagues.
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Velvel Pasternak, Preserver of Hasidic Music, Is Dead at 85 (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
Mr. Pasternak recorded and transcribed melodies that had historically been passed along by tradition, saving them from possible extinction.
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Gabriele Grunewald, Runner Who Chronicled Journey With Cancer, Dies at 32 (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
Grunewald competed in middle distances, reaching the Olympic trials multiple times, despite facing a rare metastatic cancer.
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John Gunther Dean, U.S. Ambassador as Cambodia Fell, Dies at 93 (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
He was evacuated just before Phnom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge, clutching the American flag that had flown over the U.S. Embassy.
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Yannick Bellon, French Director With Feminist Bent, Dies at 95 (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
“I have treated several aspects of the feminine reality,” Ms. Bellon, whose films included a feature that graphically depicted a gang rape, once said.
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Lee Hee-ho, Who Fought for Women as South Korea First Lady, Dies at 96 (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
Ms. Lee, an early campaigner for women’s rights, also inspired her late husband, President Kim Dae-jung, in his pro-democracy struggle against the country’s military dictatorship.
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