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Harry Hoffman Dies at 92; Led the Expansion of Waldenbooks (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
In a pre-Amazon world, Mr. Hoffman solidified his company’s stature as the No. 1 book retailer in the United States.
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Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70 (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
He chronicled the scene when it was new, then went on to mentor some of its most important early figures, including Kurtis Blow and Russell Simmons.
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Grace Edwards, Harlem Mystery Writer, Dies at 87 (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
A former director of the Harlem Writers Guild, she published her first novel when she was 55, and her first mystery, featuring a stylish female ex-cop turned sleuth, when she was 64.
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Louis Sheldon, Anti-Gay Minister With Political Clout, Dies at 85 (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
Founder of the Traditional Values Coalition, he railed against what he called the “homosexual agenda,” gaining the ear of national politicians.
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Those We’ve Lost (Sat, 06 Jun 2020)
The coronavirus pandemic has taken an incalculable death toll. This series is designed to put names and faces to the numbers.
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Guy Bedos, Who Made France Laugh at Itself, Is Dead at 85 (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
Inspired by Lenny Bruce, he spared no one in his bitingly satirical sketches while becoming a fixture of French movies and TV.
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Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71 (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
From his restaurant in Evanston, Ill., he fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama.
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Bobby Morrow, Who Ran to Stardom at the 1956 Olympics, Dies at 84 (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
With three gold medals in sprints in Melbourne, he matched what Jesse Owens had memorably accomplished 20 years earlier in Berlin.
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Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89 (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
In the 1960s and ’70s, as head of the National Institute of Mental Health, he was instrumental in improving programs for intellectually disabled Americans.
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11 of Our Best Weekend Reads (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
Video: How George Floyd died. At the C.D.C., what went wrong? Tara Reade’s journey. Pete Davidson is out of the basement. Farewell, Christo. And more.
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Jimmy Capps, Guitarist on Numerous Country Hits, Dies at 81 (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
In addition to his prolific work as a studio musician, Mr. Capps was a member of the Grand Ole Opry’s house band for more than 50 years.
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Hutton Gibson, Extremist and Father of Mel Gibson, Dies at 101 (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
His anti-Semitic, anti-Vatican views gained notoriety after his son directed the controversial film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
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Bruce Jay Friedman, 90, Author With a Darkly Comic Worldview, Dies (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
An unusual case in American letters, he moved easily between literature and pop culture, including movies like “Stir Crazy" and “Splash,” to great acclaim.
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Johnny Majors, 85, Winning Coach at Pittsburgh and Tennessee, Dies (Thu, 04 Jun 2020)
A former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.
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Charles Lippincott, Who Hyped ‘Star Wars,’ Is Dead at 80 (Wed, 03 Jun 2020)
In handling publicity for George Lucas’s 1977 blockbuster, he helped create a playbook for future science fiction movies.
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Mary J. Wilson, Barrier-Smashing Zookeeper, Dies at 83 (Tue, 02 Jun 2020)
Ms. Wilson, who had the coronavirus, was the first African-American senior zookeeper at what is now the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
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Elsa Dorfman, Who Made Art With Giant Polaroids, Dies at 83 (Wed, 03 Jun 2020)
She used a 200-pound camera for her natural portraits of everyday subjects and celebrities — even while Polaroid, outpaced by technology, was fast going out of business.
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Patricia Reed Scott, Who Cast New York as Hollywood East, Dies at 86 (Tue, 02 Jun 2020)
Working for two mayors, she re-established the city as the prime East Coast outpost for movie and TV production, clearing out traffic more than once.
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Federico Acerri, Who Answered Students’ Questions, Dies at 81 (Fri, 05 Jun 2020)
He was an information specialist in the Michigan school system. He was also an artist who went by the alias Mad Monk. Mr. Acerri died of complications of the new coronavirus.
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Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74 (Tue, 02 Jun 2020)
A rock on the court known for his indefatigable rebounding, he helped turn the Baltimore Bullets around.
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Ruben Varias Reyes, Diplomat Who Questioned Marcos Spending, Dies at 79 (Tue, 02 Jun 2020)
Assigned to the Philippine Embassy in London, Mr. Reyes challenged expenditures on items like Persian rugs, perfume and real estate.
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Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80 (Tue, 02 Jun 2020)
He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.
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Joel Revzen, Conductor and Music Festival Leader, Dies at 74 (Mon, 01 Jun 2020)
Mr. Revzen, who had the coronavirus, held posts with regional companies and was on the staff of the Metropolitan Opera.
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Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84 (Sun, 31 May 2020)
Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.
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Norman Lamm, 92, Dies; Rescued Yeshiva U. From Brink of Bankruptcy (Tue, 02 Jun 2020)
He championed the idea that Orthodox Jews could maintain their faith while engaging with modern society.
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