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Bill Walton, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Broadcasting Star, Dies at 71 (Mon, 27 May 2024)
A dominant, colorful center, he won championships in high school, at U.C.L.A. and with the Trail Blazers and the Celtics before becoming a TV commentator.
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Stanley Goldstein, Who Helped Make CVS a Pharmacy Giant, Dies at 89 (Mon, 27 May 2024)
The small chain that he, a brother and a third partner opened in 1963 had become the nation’s largest by the time he retired as its chief executive three decades later.
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Sanford L. Smith, Creator of Prestigious Art Fairs, Dies at 84 (Mon, 27 May 2024)
Over four decades, he produced more than 150 events. Some dealers reported selling more in a weekend at a Smith fair than in a year in their galleries.
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Richard Sherman, ‘Mary Poppins’ Songwriter, Dies at 95 (Sun, 26 May 2024)
He and his brother, Robert, teamed up to write the songs for “Mary Poppins” and other Disney classics. They also gave the world “It’s a Small World (After All).”
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Don Perlin, Comic Book Artist Who Found Success Late, Dies at 94 (Mon, 27 May 2024)
His Moon Knight was a hit in the 1970s, 30 years after he began his career. Bloodshot, another popular superhero, followed two decades later.
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Adele Faber, 96, Who Helped Change How Parents Talk to Children, Dies (Mon, 27 May 2024)
With her collaborator, Elaine Mazlish, she wrote “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” and other books that have endured as parenting bibles.
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Michael Sugrue, 66, Dies; His Talks on Philosophy Were a YouTube Hit (Mon, 27 May 2024)
After an academic career spent in near obscurity, he became an internet phenomenon during the pandemic by uploading talks he had given three decades earlier.
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Grayson Murray, Two-Time PGA Tour Titles Winner, Dies at 30 (Sun, 26 May 2024)
Murray, who was outspoken about his depression and alcohol abuse, had begun a comeback after several volatile years, winning this year’s Sony Open in Hawaii.
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Zack Norman, Actor Who Juggled Multiple Professions, Dies at 83 (Mon, 27 May 2024)
Best known for movies like “Romancing the Stone,” he also made a mark as a producer, a real estate developer and the butt of a Generation X-friendly television gag.
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John Koerner, Bluesman Who Inspired a Young Bob Dylan, Dies at 85 (Fri, 24 May 2024)
A spindly guitarist nicknamed Spider, Mr. Koerner was Mr. Dylan’s first friend in the scruffy world of Minneapolis bohemia where he learned about folk music.
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Fred Roos, Casting Director and Coppola Collaborator, Dies at 89 (Fri, 24 May 2024)
Widely considered to have the best eye for talent in Hollywood, he shared the best-picture Oscar with Francis Ford Coppola for “The Godfather Part II.”
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Caleb Carr, Author of Dark Histories, Dies at 68 (Sat, 25 May 2024)
His own dark history prompted him to write about and investigate the roots of violence, notably in his best-selling novel “The Alienist.”
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Morgan Spurlock, Documentarian Known for ‘Super Size Me,’ Dies at 53 (Fri, 24 May 2024)
His 2004 film followed Mr. Spurlock as he ate nothing but McDonald’s for a month. It was nominated for an Oscar, but it later came in for criticism.
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Bob McCreadie, ‘the Master of Going Faster,’ Dies at 73 (Thu, 23 May 2024)
One of the winningest drivers in dirt racing history, he was a folk hero who cursed wildly, drove aggressively and crashed a lot.
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Joe Zucker, Prolific Painter of Innumerable Styles, Dies at 82 (Thu, 23 May 2024)
His art, which he described as “conceptual and literal,” used a variety of materials, including cotton, wood and even squeegee handles.
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Shirley Conran, Author Best Known for the Steamy ‘Lace,’ Dies at 91 (Thu, 23 May 2024)
A divorced single mother, she started out to write a sex guide for schoolgirls and ended up with a tale of female autonomy that became a best-selling novel.
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Frank Shrontz, 92, Dies; Led Boeing in the Last of Its Golden Years (Wed, 22 May 2024)
Known for his leadership and his commitment to company culture, he left as chief executive in 1996, opening the door to a corporate makeover.
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C. Gordon Bell, Creator of a Personal Computer Prototype, Dies at 89 (Thu, 23 May 2024)
It cost $18,000 when it was introduced in 1965, but it bridged the world between room-size mainframes and the modern desktop.
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Dr. Paul Parkman, Who Helped to Eliminate Rubella, Dies at 91 (Tue, 21 May 2024)
He also identified the virus, which can cause infants to be born with severe physical and mental impairments as well as causing miscarriages and stillbirths.
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David Redden, Who Brought Ingenuity to the Auction Block, Dies at 75 (Tue, 21 May 2024)
He brought a P.T. Barnum-like showmanship to Sotheby’s, where he sold items like Babe Ruth’s bat and a research rover that had been left behind on the moon.
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