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Walter Bernstein, Celebrated Screenwriter, Is Dead at 101 (Sun, 24 Jan 2021)
His movies included “Fail Safe,” “Paris Blues” and, perhaps most notably, “The Front,” based on his own experience of being blacklisted.
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Elias Rahbani, Lebanese Composer Who Sought New Sounds, Dies at 82 (Mon, 25 Jan 2021)
He was one of Lebanon’s most prolific composers, writing music for divas, TV ads, movies and underground bands. He died of Covid-19.
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Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87 (Sat, 23 Jan 2021)
Over five decades, he chatted with an estimated 50,000 people from all walks of life, from presidents and pundits to swindlers and U.F.O. “experts.”
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George Armstrong, Who Led Toronto to 4 Stanley Cup Titles, Dies at 90 (Sun, 24 Jan 2021)
A 7-time All-Star and the longtime captain of the Maple Leafs, he was the first player of Indigenous descent to score in the N.H.L.
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Junior Mance, Jazz Pianist Who Played With Giants, Dies at 92 (Sun, 24 Jan 2021)
After working with Dizzy Gillespie and many others, he emerged as, in one critic’s words, “one of the most swinging and utterly delightful pianists in jazz.”
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Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86 (Sat, 23 Jan 2021)
He held the most celebrated record in sports for more than 30 years.
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Ted Thompson, Who Helped Revive the Packers, Is Dead at 68 (Sun, 24 Jan 2021)
As Green Bay’s general manager, he made the decision — contentious at the time but later consequential — to draft Aaron Rodgers in the first round.
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George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81 (Mon, 25 Jan 2021)
At a time when there were few other Black astrophysicists, he developed a telescopic device that went to the moon on Apollo 16.
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Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64 (Fri, 22 Jan 2021)
Long at Newsweek, she was regarded as one of her generation’s pre-eminent science writers. An “Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham said.
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Gladdie Fowler, Educator and Mental Health Advocate, Dies at 69 (Sat, 23 Jan 2021)
Nicknamed the “turnaround principal,” Ms. Fowler was entrusted with low-performing schools in southeast Texas. She died of Covid-19.
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Alice Hoagland, Grieving Inspiration in Gay Rugby, Dies at 71 (Fri, 22 Jan 2021)
She became a beloved figure in a movement that her son had helped spearhead before dying heroically aboard Flight 93 on 9/11.
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Bob Avian, Choreographer of Broadway Smashes, Dies at 83 (Fri, 22 Jan 2021)
His collaborations with Michael Bennett included “A Chorus Line.” He later worked on “Miss Saigon” and other hits.
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Jimmie Rodgers, Who Sang ‘Honeycomb’ and Other Hits, Dies at 87 (Sun, 24 Jan 2021)
His crossover appeal landed him on the charts often in the 1950s and ’60s, but a violent incident in 1967 derailed his career.
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Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77 (Sat, 23 Jan 2021)
One of the first and most elite chess players to flee the Soviet bloc for the West, he was among the best players in the world for many years.
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Mira Furlan, Actress on ‘Lost’ and ‘Babylon 5,’ Dies at 65 (Mon, 25 Jan 2021)
The Croatian-born actress played Ambassador Delenn on the science fiction TV series “Babylon 5” throughout its five seasons and in two movies.
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Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69 (Fri, 22 Jan 2021)
She could be combative in one duet, a picture of stillness in another and witty in still another role. On Broadway, she danced in “West Side Story.”
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Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81 (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
The self-described “most fabulous colorist in the world,” he tended to rich and famous clients like Anne Hearst, Nancy Sinatra, Farrah Fawcett — and Marilyn Monroe.
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Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84 (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
After a corporate career, he devoted his time to chronicling the history of Sindh Province and preserving its cultural heritage. He died from complications of Covid-19.
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A Black Literary Trailblazer’s Solitary Death: Charles Saunders, 73 (Mon, 25 Jan 2021)
His speculative fiction was built on Black heroes and African themes. He died alone and unrecognized, but friends are trying to make amends.
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Elijah Moshinsky, Met Opera Director With Fanciful Touch, Dies at 75 (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
Mr. Moshinsky, known for mixing traditional staging ideas with modern flourishes, also created productions for the Royal Opera and Opera Australia. He died of Covid-19.
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Antonio Sabàto, Spaghetti Western Leading Man, Dies at 77 (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
One of his biggest roles was as a racecar driver in John Frankenheimer’s “Grand Prix.” He died of complications of Covid-19.
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Patty Sakal, A.S.L. Interpreter for Virus Updates, Dies of Covid at 62 (Fri, 22 Jan 2021)
Ms. Sakal had worked as an interpreter in Hawaii for nearly 40 years.
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Joseph M. Scheidler, ‘Godfather’ of the Anti-Abortion Movement, Dies at 93 (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
A former ad executive, he pioneered a militant style of direct-action protest during the 1980s before winning a decades-long lawsuit that accused him of racketeering and extortion.
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Margo St. James, Advocate for Sex Workers, Dies at 83 (Thu, 21 Jan 2021)
She founded a group called COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and devoted her life to the cause of decriminalizing prostitution.
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Don Sutton, Hall of Fame Right-Hander, Is Dead at 75 (Fri, 22 Jan 2021)
“When you gave him the ball, you knew one thing,” his former manager Tommy Lasorda once said. “Your pitcher was going to give you everything he had.”
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