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Ed Clark, Pioneering Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 93 (Sat, 19 Oct 2019)
In 2014, Mr. Clark received the Legends and Legacy Award from the Art Institute of Chicago for his 70 years of painting.
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William G. Milliken, Michigan Governor in a Transformative Era, Dies at 97 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
A moderate Republican and the longest-serving governor in the state’s history, he led Michigan, an ailing industrial bastion, as it embraced technology and environmental quality.
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Bill Macy, a Memorable Sitcom Foil on ‘Maude,’ Dies at 97 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
After years of stage roles, Mr. Macy became a TV star in the 1970s as Walter, the harried husband of Bea Arthur’s larger-than-life title character.
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Mark Hurd, Co-Chief Executive of Oracle, Is Dead at 62 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
Mr. Hurd, who previously ran Hewlett-Packard and other technology businesses, had stepped aside last month from Oracle for health reasons.
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Dorothea Buck, 102, Dies; Nazi Victim and Voice for Mentally Ill (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
After a forced sterilization at 19, she became first a sculptor and then an advocate for more humane psychiatric care in modern Germany and beyond.
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Samuel Hynes, Professor Whose Books Taught Lessons of War, Dies at 95 (Sat, 19 Oct 2019)
He wrote about Yeats and Auden, but as a former pilot in World War II, he was best known for exploring the reality of battle.
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Kate Braverman, Who Wrote of Women on the Margins, Dies at 70 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
Her novels, short stories and poetry were dense with lush and spellbinding imagery. As a teacher, one former student said, “She lived and died by the word.”
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Elijah Cummings, Powerful Democrat Who Investigated Trump, Dies at 68 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
A son of sharecroppers, he fought tirelessly for his hometown, Baltimore, and became a key figure in the impeachment investigation of President Trump.
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Alicia Alonso, Star of Cuba’s National Ballet, Dies at 98 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
A ballerina of unusual range and power, she continued to dance into her 70s despite chronic vision problems.
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Sara Danius, 57, Dies; First Woman to Head Nobel Literature Committee (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
She led the deliberations to grant Bob Dylan the Nobel. When she was ousted after a sex scandal in which she was not involved, thousands rallied to her defense.
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Ginny NiCarthy, 92, Author of Guide for Battered Women, Dies (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
Her book became a standard reference for women suffering abuse in the home. “What did you do right today?” it asked, calling for a daily checklist.
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Lee Botts, Champion of the Great Lakes, Is Dead at 91 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
Her environmental work touched practically every drop of water and every mile of shoreline in the Great Lakes basin and educated numerous people in its ecology.
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Charles Jencks, 80, Dies; Helped Define Postmodern Architecture (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
His writings announced the death of Modernism, and the public spaces he designed were full of adventurous shapes and ideas.
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Sophia Kokosalaki, Who Gave London Fashion a Grecian Spin, Dies at 46 (Fri, 18 Oct 2019)
One of the leading Greek designers of her generation, she balanced a cutting-edge feminine look with ancient motifs and dressed thousands for the Athens Olympics.
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Beverly Sackler, 95, Dies; Philanthropist and Purdue Pharma Director (Tue, 15 Oct 2019)
Ms. Sackler’s husband, Raymond, and his brothers founded the company whose drug OxyContin has been blamed for the opioid epidemic.
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Dana Fradon, Prolific New Yorker Cartoonist, Is Dead at 97 (Wed, 16 Oct 2019)
In the nearly 1,400 cartoons he published between 1948 and 2003, he cast a wide and whimsical net on American society and skewered pomposity.
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Sally Soames, Fearless Photographer With Personal Touch, Dies at 82 (Tue, 15 Oct 2019)
In taking portraits of the famous — Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery and Rudolf Nureyev among them — she made them relax. In war zones she was unflinching.
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Harold Bloom, Critic Who Championed Western Canon, Dies at 89 (Wed, 16 Oct 2019)
Called the most notorious literary critic in America, Professor Bloom argued for the superiority of giants like Shakespeare, Chaucer and Kafka.
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John Giorno, Who Moved Poetry Beyond the Printed Page, Dies at 82 (Tue, 15 Oct 2019)
He starred in an Andy Warhol movie, “Sleep,” but was best known for his efforts to bring poetry into the modern age.
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Bruce LeFavour, ‘a Good Cook,’ Dies at 84 (Mon, 14 Oct 2019)
As a restaurateur, he was in the vanguard of moving from rich French fare to more fish and seasonal, locally sourced fresh produce.
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Richard Jackson, Who Had an Ear for Children’s Books, Dies at 84 (Wed, 16 Oct 2019)
As an editor he championed writers, like Judy Blume, who changed the landscape of literature for young people. He later became a writer himself.
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