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Raymond Briggs, Author and Illustrator of ‘The Snowman,’ Dies at 88 (Wed, 10 Aug 2022)
The children’s author used comic-strip-like panels to explore the joys and struggles of workaday British life. With irreverent wit, he also interrogated Father Christmas and nuclear war.
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Issey Miyake, Who Opened a Door for Japanese Fashion, Dies at 84 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
The first Japanese designer to show in Paris, he was known for his origami-like designs, creating pleated skirts, dresses and trousers that afforded freedom.
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Lamont Dozier, Writer of Numerous Motown Hits, Dies at 81 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
With the brothers Brian and Eddie Holland, Mr. Dozier wrote dozens of singles that reached the pop or R&B charts, including “You Can’t Hurry Love,” by the Supremes.
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Judith Durham, Singer of ‘Georgy Girl’ and Other Hits, Dies at 79 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
A classically trained soprano, she became a chart-topping pop star in the 1960s with the folk-based Australian quartet the Seekers.
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Chase Mishkin, Tony-Winning Producer of ‘Dame Edna,’ Dies at 85 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
She was nearly 60 when she began producing shows on Broadway. In 19 years, she had a hand (and her money) in 30 plays and musicals.
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Olivia Newton-John, Pop Singer and ‘Grease’ Star, Dies at 73 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
She amassed No. 1 hits, chart-topping albums and four records that sold more than two million copies each. More than anything else, she was likable, even beloved.
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David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
His research — on Adams, Truman and so much more — was deep, his writing was lively, and his narrator’s voice in documentary films was familiar to millions.
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Bert Fields, Lawyer to the Hollywood Elite, Dies at 93 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
A master dealmaker, he had as clients Madonna, Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, the Beatles and many others, becoming something of a celebrity himself.
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Clu Gulager, ‘The Tall Man’ and ‘The Virginian’ Actor, Dies at 93 (Mon, 08 Aug 2022)
On TV, he played Billy the Kid on “The Tall Man” and was seen on the long-running “The Virginian.” His movies ranged from “The Killers” to “The Last Picture Show.”
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Christopher Meyer, Vocal British Envoy to the U.S., Dies at 78 (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
He served loyally during the 9/11 attacks and Iraq invasion. But in a 2005 memoir, he faulted the “conception and execution” of the Iraq war.
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Sid Jacobson, Comic Book Writer With Range, Dies at 92 (Sat, 06 Aug 2022)
His portfolio included the adventures of Richie Rich and graphic treatments of 9/11 and torture by the C.I.A. He also wrote dozens of songs.
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Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75 (Fri, 05 Aug 2022)
His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.
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Leon E. Rosenberg, Geneticist Who Wrote of His Depression, Dies at 89 (Fri, 05 Aug 2022)
After years of pioneering research into inherited disorders, mostly in children, he spoke openly about his struggle with mental illness.
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Melissa Bank, Author Whose ‘Girls’ Guide’ Was a Phenomenon, Dies at 61 (Sat, 06 Aug 2022)
Her story collection “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing,” her first book, has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold more than 1.5 million copies.
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Ronald J. Sider, 82, Who Urged Evangelicals to Social Action, Dies (Mon, 08 Aug 2022)
He often bucked the rightward trend among some Christians, and in a popular 1977 book he argued that faith meant more than just personal salvation.
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Mary Ellin Barrett, Daughter and Defender of Irving Berlin, Dies at 95 (Sat, 06 Aug 2022)
When the great American songwriter’s character came under attack after his death, Ms. Barrett sought to correct the record with a candid but tender memoir.
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Dee Hock, Credit Card Visionary, Is Dead at 93 (Sun, 07 Aug 2022)
As chief executive of Visa, he transformed a struggling company into a global powerhouse and the world’s leading credit card network.
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Overlooked No More: Alda Merini, Poet Who Wrote of Life’s Joys and Struggles (Tue, 09 Aug 2022)
Countless fans have been intrigued by her verses carrying erotic and sacred imagery, and by her life, from her childhood in Milan to her time spent in asylums.
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Georges Briguet, Who Presided Over Le Périgord, Dies at 85 (Thu, 04 Aug 2022)
The owner of a classic French restaurant in Manhattan for a half-century, he welcomed his well-heeled guests by name, offering them a serene urban oasis on the far East Side.
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Jennifer Bartlett, Conceptual Painter on Vast Scale, Is Dead at 81 (Fri, 05 Aug 2022)
Her landmark work, “Rhapsody,” inspired by New York City subway signs, comprises 987 enameled plates and stretches for 153 feet.
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Robert E. Simanek, Korean War Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 92 (Fri, 05 Aug 2022)
He saved fellow Marines by falling on a live grenade. His death leaves only two surviving veterans of that war to have been honored with the medal.
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Terry Castro, a Proud Outsider in the Jewelry World, Dies at 50 (Thu, 04 Aug 2022)
A self-taught designer, he started out selling necklaces on the streets of New York and battled stereotypes, racial and otherwise, throughout his career.
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Richard Tait, Co-Inventor of the Board Game Cranium, Dies at 58 (Wed, 03 Aug 2022)
His decidedly eclectic board game became a familiar part of American family life in the late 1990s and 2000s.
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Jackie Walorski, Indiana Congresswoman, Is Killed in Car Crash (Wed, 03 Aug 2022)
Ms. Walorski, 58, was first elected to Congress in 2012. She was traveling in her district with two aides, who were also killed.
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George Bartenieff, Fixture of Downtown Theater, Dies at 89 (Wed, 03 Aug 2022)
A veteran actor, he was also a founder of Theater for the New City and Theater Three Collaborative, Manhattan groups known for experimental productions.
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