Clarissa Saunders had been in Orlando, Fla., for a watch party for her daughter’s competition in the Tokyo Games, NBC reported.
Clarissa Saunders had been in Orlando, Fla., for a watch party for her daughter’s competition in the Tokyo Games, NBC reported.
Her paintings infused a once-male-dominated genre with a feminist, lesbian sensibility.
Dr. Ullyot argued in her research, and showed over miles and miles in competition herself, that, yes, women are built to run marathons. Olympic officials finally agreed.
After growing disillusioned with the board he had run, he became, a colleague said, “a vocal critic of the arbitrary and arcane parole system.”
For more than 60 years, he sang with various incarnations of the Harptones. “His voice was unique,” one concert producer said, “and it lasted his whole life.”
She represented Desmond Tutu and Deepak Chopra, but the book closest to her was the one she wrote about giving up her baby and then reuniting with him.
She argued that categorizing premenstrual syndrome or feelings of guilt as disorders resulted from sexism in a field dominated by men.
El cantante, que gobernó la capital de República Dominicana, ayudó a darle al merengue un sentido renovado de libertad con tempos acelerados y letras sin censura.
He was peddling his black-and-white photos of New York City’s majesty for $5 each in the 1980s — until a famous photographer came upon them in “astonishment.”
His credits included “General Hospital,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Port Charles.” He died while filming a western in Idaho, where he was raised.
With Milton Glaser, Ed Sorel and Seymour Chwast, he was part of a movement that upended the ’50s era advertising style with witty, faux-nostalgic imagery.
He left France at 18 for a nearly two-decade sojourn to India, Nepal, Mexico and Morocco to learn the secrets of making hash and became an authority.
He spearheaded the passage of a liberal abortion law in Colorado before Roe v. Wade, and he helped stop the 1976 Winter Olympics from being held in the state.
A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Vedic philosophy, Greek mythology) who reached a wide international readership.
He and Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones were inseparable in the late ’70s, and when Mr. Weiss’s romantic life took a turn, Ms. Jones memorialized it in “Chuck E.’s in Love.”
A reluctant celebrity, she was thrust into the spotlight after his brutal death, and created a foundation in his memory to promote cultural understanding.
The longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, Mr. Levin was regarded by colleagues and Washington observers as a paragon of probity.
The “Elvis of Merengue” released more than 100 albums and won six Latin Grammys. For a time, he was mayor of the capital of the Dominican Republic.
He sought to revive and recount chapters of African American history that he felt weren’t taught enough in classrooms.
He was most known for his Bobo doll experiment, in which children mimicked adults in attacking an inflatable doll. The work challenged basic tenets of psychology.
Mr. Popeil became a well-known presence on TV, hawking products that people didn’t know they needed, including the Veg-O-Matic and the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler.
The band, known for its hard-charging, blues-inflected rock, was one of the biggest acts of the 1980s, selling more than 50 million albums.
In his ingeniously conceived sculptures, balls seem to travel randomly and trigger various sounds. “Each pathway that the ball takes,” he said, “is a different drama.”
Mr. Jordison’s explosive, virtuosic playing and elaborate solos, sometimes performed atop a hydraulic riser, made him a fan favorite.
The more than 600 works he gave to the Met enriched the museum’s collection enormously.
He disputed the Freudian view that dreams held encrypted codes of meaning, believing instead that they resulted from random firings of neurons in the brain.
A Moroccan immigrant’s goal was to make guests, including nine U.S. presidents, feel right at home amid the grandeur of a landmark Manhattan hotel.
A four-term senator, Mr. Enzi was a consistent conservative with a consensus-seeking style. He died after a bicycle accident in Gillette, Wyo., the city where he began his political career.
She fought anti-gay policies alongside Harvey Milk, wrote influential books, including science fiction, and founded a women-only refuge in the woods.
He led a big band, conducted on Broadway, collected Emmys and for nearly 50 years led the orchestra on the annual Tony Awards broadcast.
For decades he memorized virtually verbatim the speeches and discourses of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson and meticulously compiled them into about 150 volumes.
His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.”
Mr. Moses developed a reputation for extraordinary calm in the face of violence as he helped to register thousands of voters and trained a generation of activists in Mississippi in the early 1960s.
A longhaired photographer who lured women by offering to take their picture, Mr. Alcala, 77, had been convicted of five murders in Orange County, Calif., and two in New York, all in the 1970s.
He kept the borscht belt style of comedy alive long after the Catskills resorts had closed and eventually brought it, triumphantly, to Broadway.
He explored how viruses multiply. An accomplished administrator, he also turned the Howard Hughes Medical Institute into a global biomedical powerhouse.
The disclosure of her relationship with a source while at The Philadelphia Inquirer ended her journalism career and prompted the paper to develop an ethics code.
At a time when Ringling Brothers had few Black performers, she dazzled with aerial ballet and balanced on galloping elephants.
On yellow legal paper, Mr. Kirby, a self-taught designer and Olympic sailor, came up with an impromptu design for a lightweight craft that changed the face of sailing.
After expulsion from Egypt left him penniless, he befriended André Breton and Marcel Duchamp and amassed an enormous collection of priceless art.
His “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” was named best foreign-language film in 1980, beating Truffaut and Kurosawa. U.S. critics demurred.
He assigned Woodward and Bernstein to follow the Watergate break-in for The Washington Post and fended off efforts to supplant them.
A Dutch immigrant, he bought a plow horse for $80 in 1956 and named him Snowman. Two years later the pair won the show-jumping triple crown.
A powerful legislator, he became chairman of the House Appropriations Committee in 2005 but faced scrutiny from the Justice Department for his ties to a lobbyist.
Her work on behalf of garment workers helped prod organized labor to rethink its approach to an increasingly immigrant-based work force.
Curious about creativity, she chronicled the lives of Agnes de Mille, Jacqueline du Pré, Samuel Goldwyn and Stan Kenton.
He focused on democracy and human rights in a strife-torn country both as an academic and as an on-the-ground adviser to rebel groups.
Her great-grandfather is considered a founding father of the game, but his contributions were not well known. She campaigned to earn him a place in the Hall of Fame.
Mr. Wechsler, the first resident lighting designer at the Met, created lighting designs that helped bring numerous operas to life.
He played with jazz greats and helped make music history with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. But he gave it up in his 40s to become a photographer.
The British director was no stranger to the prestige houses, but his calls to make opera more inclusive and available to everyone eventually found their moment.
A caricature that many Muslims considered blasphemous prompted a debate over free speech and a massacre at the offices of a Paris magazine.
He pioneered a new branch of emergency medicine — when emergency rooms are nowhere to be found — and helped compile the definitive textbook on health care in the wild.
He and his business partner started in a basement, recruited a Yale student cartoonist named Garry Trudeau, and built the largest company of its kind.
Her efforts to refocus the movement on economic justice made her a bridge between more moderate leaders and Black Power activism.
The fastest player of her day, she played down her own ability but admitted, “Billie Jean King said I was her idol.”
After working as a magazine executive, he helped launch Psychology Today and played a role in Rupert Murdoch’s $3 billion purchase of the company that owned TV Guide.
She fought for a more compassionate health care system, bringing an extensive knowledge of policy and even more extensive firsthand experience as a patient.
As publisher, Ms. Litrell focused not on telling woman what to wear or how to cook, but on how to integrate into the work force.
An innovative yet proudly goofy rapper, he had an unlikely crossover hit with a tune that led one critic to call him (favorably) “the father of modern bad singing.”
He sentenced Michael D. Cohen to three years in prison for breaking campaign finance laws by helping to buy the silence of two women who said they had affairs with Donald J. Trump.
The reclusive heir to a Midwestern textile fortune, he sought, through funding and organizing, to upgrade and update white supremacy.
A late bloomer in law school, he founded a constitutional rights clinic to guard against government overreach and was a longtime general counsel at the A.C.L.U.
As the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States, she persevered to make care accessible to women and Black communities, regardless of their ability to pay.
He founded the American Basketball Association, which revolutionized the game, and participated in other imaginative, sometimes zany sports ventures.
In often sprawling works that used old photos, discarded clothes and other found objects, he pondered loss, chance and memory.
Known for her energetic dancing and singing as well as for conducting serious interviews, she was beloved by Italians of all generations.
When his career was ended by a bad knee, he and his wife and fellow dancer opened what became one of the most prestigious ballet academies in America.
She played the accordion in the camp’s orchestra. Decades later, she spoke out against fascism and racism, using music as well as words.
Her ArchNewsNow website connected architects, designers and journalists with its curated list of must-read articles from around the world.
As a publishing executive and as an author, she sought to make sure that all children saw themselves in what they read.
Mr. Robinson became a fan favorite as Mac, a levelheaded clerk surrounded by oddballs, on the long-running NBC courtroom comedy.
He was considered a top security threat to Israel in the 1970s and ’80s, and his hijackings, kidnappings and attacks had enduring political effects.
A Cold War scholar, she met Oswald four years before Kennedy’s assassination and later wrote “Marina and Lee,” a book about him and his Russian wife.
The many famous heads he worked on included those of Elizabeth Taylor and Carol Channing. Some actors requested him in their contracts.
When he saw a vacant lot three decades ago, he said, “I thought I could make something beautiful out of it.” The result was the Elizabeth Street Garden.
The wrestler competed in the first WrestleMania, held in 1985 at Madison Square Garden.
A leader of what became known as the Pattern and Decoration movement, she made screens, wall hangings and quilts — a radical act in an age of minimalism.
His updated version of an old-timey approach enhanced recordings by everyone from Bill Monroe to the Rolling Stones.
He served four terms, charmed voters with his escapades and survived a score of investigations before going to prison in 2002 for racketeering.
In addition to his Hollywood legacy, the Missouri native was also a bodybuilder, a champion discus thrower and a published poet.
He helped tell the story of the 320th Battalion, gaining recognition only late in his life. “I did what I was supposed to do as an American,” he said.
He found his way through the formerly unobtainable files of J. Edgar Hoover, whom he called “an insubordinate bureaucrat in charge of a lawless organization.”
His renderings of classic works of Buddhism, Taoism and more brought them to a general Western readership.
Until her husband was assassinated in 1981, she pushed him to enact measures aimed at improving women’s rights and education.
She helped found the field of Hawaiian studies and pressed for Indigenous sovereignty. “We will die as Hawaiians,” she said. “We will never be Americans.”
A Russian grandmaster, he spent a decade working with the longtime world champion, who said Mr. Dokhoian gave him “stability and confidence.” He died of the coronavirus.
As the F.B.I. chief in New York, he spent 16 months investigating why Flight 800 crashed 12 minutes after takeoff, killing all 230 people on board.
He drew about 1,000 cartoons for The New Yorker, populated by clowns, snowmen, cats, dogs, Elvis and more. But his career with the magazine ended under a cloud.
She contributed to the movies of her husband, Bernardo Bertolucci, but occasionally made her own, including “Triumph of Love.”
A daughter of the founding president, Sukarno, she feuded with her older sister over who would inherit his mantle, losing that fight. She died of Covid-19.
He’s in the College Football Hall of Fame, but he’s probably best known for the Cotton Bowl game in which an opposing player left the bench to take him down.
He demonstrated that differences in DNA between groups of people were far smaller than originally believed. He was also a noted opponent of aspects of sociobiology.
His movies, most notably “Putney Swope,” didn’t make a lot of money. But they attracted a lot of attention and influenced a lot of younger directors.
Her four-decade acting career also included roles in the films “Tap” and “Inkwell,” as well as appearances on Broadway.
One of India’s earliest Method actors, he was the last survivor of a triumvirate of actors who ruled Hindi cinema in the 1950s and ’60s.
The Bronx-born Mr. Donner was in his late 40s when he made his first megahit, about the Man of Steel, but others soon followed, including “The Goonies” and “Scrooged.”
Over 20 years, he had more wins than any football coach in the school’s history, including seven consecutive bowl championships.
In the early days of free agency, he won multimillion-dollar salaries for players. Among his clients were Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey and Dock Ellis.
His powerful, affordable instruments made memorable sounds for Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, David Bowie, King Crimson and many others.
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