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Eleanor Jackson Piel, Lawyer Who Fought Capital Convictions, Dies at 102 (Mon, 28 Nov 2022)
A renowned defender of the marginalized, she had many celebrated victories, including a Florida appeal known as the case of the Death Row Brothers.
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Representative Donald McEachin, Virginia Democrat, Dies at 61 (Tue, 29 Nov 2022)
Mr. McEachin, who had just been overwhelmingly re-elected to his Richmond-area district, had battled colorectal cancer.
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Susan Kikuchi, 74, Dies; Staged Martha Graham Dances and ‘King and I’ (Mon, 28 Nov 2022)
Like her mother, she became a Graham dancer, and then oversaw acclaimed productions of the choreographer’s works as well as Jerome Robbins’ musical.
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Louise Tobin, 104, Dies; Jazz Vocalist Made Comeback After a Hiatus (Mon, 28 Nov 2022)
She was a rising swing era star when she quit to raise children, at the request of her first husband, the bandleader Harry James. But her singing days weren’t over.
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Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies at 63 (Sun, 27 Nov 2022)
Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained fame in the 1980s as a singer of pop anthems and as the star of the movie “Fame.”
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Borje Salming, NHL’s First Star From Sweden, Dies at 71 (Sun, 27 Nov 2022)
A Hall of Fame defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he led the way for other European hockey players in the league.
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John Y. Brown Jr., KFC Mogul and Kentucky Governor, Dies at 88 (Tue, 29 Nov 2022)
Though his political career was brief, after storming to victory with a former Miss America by his side, he made millions after selling the fried chicken chain.
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Pablo Milanés, Troubadour of the Cuban Revolution, Dies at 79 (Sun, 27 Nov 2022)
His music blended traditional idioms with pop inflections and social themes, earning him comparisons with Bob Dylan.
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Cecilia Marshall, Rights Advocate and Widow of Justice, Dies at 94 (Thu, 24 Nov 2022)
A civil rights activist herself, she guarded Thurgood Marshall’s legacy as the first Black member of the Supreme Court.
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Jean-Marie Straub, Uncompromising Filmmaker, Is Dead at 89 (Thu, 24 Nov 2022)
Emerging from the French New Wave, driven by artistic purity, he and his wife and directing partner, Danièle Huillet, didn’t care if audiences walked out on their films.
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Harriet Bograd, Champion of Jews in Africa, Dies at 79 (Mon, 28 Nov 2022)
She wanted them to feel connected to their origins by helping them start businesses and open synagogues and schools.
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Frederick P. Brooks Jr., Computer Design Innovator, Dies at 91 (Fri, 25 Nov 2022)
He was a lead designer of the computers that cemented IBM’s dominance for decades. He later wrote a book on software engineering that became a quirky classic.
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Pablo Eisenberg, Fierce Critic of Aloof Philanthropies, Dies at 90 (Wed, 23 Nov 2022)
He fought for transparency, accountability, equity and support directed to grass-roots organizations.
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Edward C. Prescott, 81, Dies; Won Nobel for Studying Business Cycles (Sat, 26 Nov 2022)
He was among the leading thinkers to explain the economic shocks of the 1970s, and his work was critical to the supply-side economics of the ’80s.
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Hebe de Bonafini, 93, Who Rallied Mothers of ‘the Disappeared,’ Dies (Wed, 23 Nov 2022)
She was a key force behind a 1970s human rights movement demanding justice from Argentina’s brutal military dictatorship. Her extreme leftist views later made her a polarizing figure.
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Robert D. Kern, 96, Whose Emergency Generators Produced Riches, Dies (Tue, 22 Nov 2022)
Born in a garage, his company, Generac, thrived on the threat of power failures to corner the market on portable and backup sources of electricity.
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Bao Tong, 90, Dies; Top Chinese Official Imprisoned After Tiananmen (Mon, 21 Nov 2022)
He helped design China’s political reforms in the 1980s and tried to avert the bloodshed that ended the democracy protests. After prison, he became a critic of the party.
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Former ‘Power Rangers’ Star Jason David Frank Dies at 49 (Tue, 22 Nov 2022)
Mr. Frank played the Green and White Rangers in the campy television show, which featured six teenage high school students who transformed into superheroes to defend Earth against evil aliens.
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Jay Pasachoff, Who Pursued Eclipses Across the Globe, Dies at 79 (Tue, 29 Nov 2022)
An astronomer at Williams College, he probably saw more solar eclipses than any other human in history.
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Dagny Corcoran, Bookselling Fixture of L.A. Art Scene, Dies at 77 (Mon, 21 Nov 2022)
Her store, Art Catalogues, specialized in books for and about museum and gallery exhibitions and became a gathering place for artists and bibliophiles.
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