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Patricia Bosworth, Actress-Turned-Author, Dies at 86 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
She gave up the stage for the writing life, publishing biographies of some famous friends and two powerful memoirs. She died of the coronavirus.
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Bill Withers, Who Sang ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine,’ Dies at 81 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
A three-time Grammy Award winner, he had a string of much-covered hits in the 1970s but had not released an album since 1985.
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Harriet Glickman, Who Pushed ‘Peanuts’ to Add a Black Character, Dies at 93 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
In 1968, at her urging, Charles M. Schulz added Franklin Armstrong to his enormously popular comic strip as a way to promote racial equality.
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William Frankland, Pioneering Allergist, Dies at 108 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
One of the top allergists of the 20th century, he helped legions of hay fever sneezers by publicizing pollen counts. Among his patients was Saddam Hussein.
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Dr. John Murray, Pioneering Lung Expert, Dies at 92 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
Internationally recognized in pulmonology, he helped define acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition that led to his death, attributed to the coronavirus.
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Gerald Freedman, Prolific Stage Director, Dies at 92 (Thu, 02 Apr 2020)
Among his credits were musicals, operas and the original production of “Hair.” He influenced numerous actors’ careers as an educator.
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Bucky Pizzarelli, Master of the Jazz Guitar, Is Dead at 94 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
He became a mainstay of the New York jazz scene, often performing with his celebrated son John. He died of the coronavirus.
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Ellis Marsalis, Jazz Pianist and Music Family Patriarch, Dies at 85 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
The father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis and a prominent performer and educator, he succumbed to complications of the coronavirus.
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Arianne Caoili, Chess Master, Is Dead at 33 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
A former model, she stood out in the chess world for her glamour in what is often thought of as an unglamorous game.
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Kevin Thomas Duffy, U.S. Judge in Terrorism Cases, Dies at 87 (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
An independent-minded jurist, he oversaw the World Trade Center bombing trial and another involving a plot to down jetliners. He died of the coronavirus.
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Lorena Borjas, Transgender Immigrant Activist, Dies at 59 (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
She helped transgender women in Queens contend with human trafficking, health issues and possible deportation. Her death was attributed to the coronavirus.
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Remembering Coronavirus Victims: Tell Us About People You Knew. (Thu, 02 Apr 2020)
The pandemic has claimed people from all walks of life, knowing no boundaries.
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Manolis Glezos Dies at 97; Tore Down Nazi Flag Over Athens (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
He became a national hero in the Greek resistance for a daring feat atop the Acropolis. He later endured prison and exile and pursued a leftist political career.
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Hilda Churchill, 108, Dies; Survived Wars and the 1918 Pandemic (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
The Spanish flu struck her entire family and killed her baby sister a century ago. She died of the coronavirus.
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The Rev. Joseph O’Hare, Resourceful President of Fordham, Dies at 89 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
He transformed the university into a national institution and played a major civic role as the overseer of New York City’s public campaign finance law.
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Dr. James T. Goodrich, Who Operated on Conjoined Twins, Dies at 73 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
Dr. Goodrich led teams that did a series of celebrated surgeries. He was a victim of the coronavirus.
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George Preti, 75, Dies; Studied Bodily Odors as Biological Clues (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
In his “bizarre niche” of science, he sought to weaponize odors as a means to sniff out disease, even using dogs to do so.
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Wallace Roney, Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso, Is Dead at 59 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
Initially dismissed by some as a Miles Davis imitator, Mr. Roney, who has died of coronavirus complications, emerged as a major musician in his own right.
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Hellmut Stern, 91, Dies; Violinist Returned to Germany After Fleeing (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
He joined the Berlin Philharmonic after years in exile, setting what a colleague called “a unique example of reconciliation and forgiveness.”
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Roberto Stella, Regional Doctor with a National Presence, Dies at 67 (Fri, 03 Apr 2020)
Dr. Stella was listed as the first Italian physician to die of the coronavirus.
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April Dunn, Louisiana Fighter for Disability Rights, Dies at 33 (Tue, 31 Mar 2020)
Ms. Dunn, who succumbed to the coronavirus, successfully pushed for legislation that provided alternative ways to gain a high school degree.
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Jan Howard, Singer and Writer of Country Hits, Dies at 91 (Tue, 31 Mar 2020)
A female star in Nashville when there weren’t many others, she found success as Bill Anderson’s duet partner and as a solo artist singing about the heartache she knew all too well.
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Steven Dick, British Diplomat in Hungary, Dies at 37 (Tue, 31 Mar 2020)
Mr. Dick, the deputy British ambassador to Hungary, always dreamed of working for the Foreign Office.
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Kious Kelly, a Nurse in the Covid Fight, Dies at 48 (Wed, 01 Apr 2020)
He may have been the first New York City nurse to be claimed by the virus. His death has been a rallying cry.
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Chloe Aaron, a Top PBS Executive, Is Dead at 81 (Tue, 31 Mar 2020)
As one of TV’s highest-ranking women in the 1970s, she worked to broaden the audience for public television.
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