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Mohammed Mahdi Akef, Muslim Brotherhood Leader, Dies at 89
Obits, Yesterday

Mr. Akef had been sentenced to life imprisonment but was awaiting a retrial. He died in custody in Cairo.

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Marian Horosko, Dancer and Advocate for the Art, Dies at 92
Obits, Yesterday

After a performing career that included eight years with New York City Ballet, Ms. Horosko wrote books and championed the health and other needs of dancers.

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Johnny Sandlin, 72, Allman Brothers Band Producer, Is Dead
Obits, Yesterday

A onetime band mate of Duane and Gregg Allman, Mr. Sandlin worked with their band and many other artists in a career that began at Capricorn Records.

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Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92
Obits, Yesterday

Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.

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Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83
Obits, Yesterday

With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.

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An Obituary Written From Beyond the Grave? Not Quite.
Insider, Yesterday

Because The Times prepares some obituaries for notable people in advance, in rare instances an obituary will appear by a writer who is already deceased.

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Albert Speer Jr., Architect and Son of Hitler Confidant, Dies at 83
Obits, September 21

The younger Mr. Speer ultimately had more influence on urban landscapes than his notorious father, from whom he sought to distance himself.

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Katherine M. Bonniwell, Life Magazine Publisher, Dies at 70
Obits, September 21

Ms. Bonniwell held a number of top positions at Time Inc. at a heady time for magazine publishing, paving the way for future female managers.

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Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94
Obits, September 21

Mrs. Bettencourt, ranked as the world’s richest woman, tried to live down her family’s fascist associations, and her final years were overtaken by scandal.

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Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 78
Obits, September 20

Mr. Casey was known for roles in “Revenge of the Nerds” and “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” after eight years as an N.F.L. wide receiver. He was also an accomplished painter.

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Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer
Obits, September 20

Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.

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Lillian Ross, Acclaimed Reporter for The New Yorker, Dies at 99
Obits, September 20

One of her rules of journalism was, “Do not call attention to yourself.” Yet she did just that in a memoir about her long affair with her celebrated editor.

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Jake LaMotta, ‘Raging Bull’ in and Out of the Ring, Dies at 95
Obits, September 20

LaMotta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.

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Jake La Motta, ‘Raging Bull’ In and Out of the Ring, Dies at 96
Sports, September 20

La Motta, who learned to box in a reformatory, won the middleweight championship and inspired an acclaimed film in which he was played by Robert De Niro.

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Joyce Matz, Fervid Voice for Historic Preservation, Dies at 92
Obits, September 19

St. Bartholomew’s Church, Lever House and the Town Hall were among the sites she helped protect against developers, including Donald J. Trump.

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Allan J. MacEachen, a Force in Bringing Public Health Care to Canada, Dies at 96
Obits, September 19

“Canadians are living in a country that Allan J. built, and they like it,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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Charles Owens, Golfer, Dies at 85; Novel Putter Brought Late Success
Obits, September 19

Owens overcame segregation, severe injuries and, with a long putter, the “yips” to win on the Senior PGA Tour.

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Bobby Heenan, Professional Wrestling Personality, Dies at 72
Obits, September 18

Mr. Heenan, known as the Brain, managed some of wrestling’s top stars and was one of the most colorful commentators the business has seen.

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John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86
Obits, September 18

Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.

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Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Officer Who Helped Avert Nuclear War, Is Dead at 77
Foreign, September 18

After a Soviet computer system warned that the Americans had launched a nuclear missile attack, he decided — correctly — that it was a false alarm.

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Gin Wong, Who Designed Futuristic Buildings in Los Angeles, Dies at 94
Obits, September 17

Perhaps best known for a Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, Mr. Wong also did design work for the Los Angeles airport and CBS Television City.

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Penny Chenery, Owner of the Triple Crown Winner Secretariat, Dies at 95
Obits, September 17

Ms. Chenery knew little about horse racing when she took over her father’s thoroughbred farm, but she became a major figure in the racing industry.

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Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96
Culture, September 16

A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.

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Harry Dean Stanton, Character Actor Who Became a Star, Dies at 91
Culture, September 15

The gaunt, hollow-eyed Mr. Stanton had his breakthrough in “Paris, Texas.” As one critic wrote, he was able “to make everything he does seem immediately authentic.”

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Jerry Pournelle, Science Fiction Novelist and Computer Guide, Dies at 84
Obits, September 15

An aerospace consultant, advice columnist, blogger and best-selling author. (And maybe the first to write a novel on a word-processor.)

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Greg Escalante, Champion of ‘Lowbrow’ Art, Dies at 62
Obits, September 15

As a collector, gallery owner and general enthusiast, Mr. Escalante helped put the brash art of comics and California car culture into galleries.

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René Laurentin, Investigator of Celestial Visions, Dies at 99
Obits, September 15

A theologian honored by the Vatican, Father Laurentin assessed reports of sightings of the Virgin Mary, from Lourdes to a Texas backyard.

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Maurice Bluestein, Who Modernized the Wind Chill Index, Dies at 76
Obits, September 14

While shoveling his daughter’s driveway one winter day, Dr. Bluestein, a scientist, realized something: The wind chill index was wrong.

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Hal Tulchin, Who Documented a ‘Black Woodstock,’ Dies at 90
Obits, September 14

Mr. Tulchin shot an estimated 40 hours of footage of a landmark Harlem event in 1969, most of which the public has never seen.

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Gastone Moschin Dies at 88; Played a Doomed Don in ‘Godfather Part II’
Obits, September 14

Mr. Moschin, an Italian character actor, had the role of Don Fanucci, a dapper crime boss gunned down by Vito Corleone, in Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part II.”

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Grant Hart, Hüsker Dü Drummer and Singer, Dies at 56
Express, September 14

Mr. Hart, along with Bob Mould and Greg Norton, started Hüsker Dü, an early member of the hardcore movement, in the late 1970s in Minnesota.

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Frank Vincent, Mobster on ‘The Sopranos’ and in ‘Goodfellas,’ Dies at 80
Culture, September 13

Mr. Vincent, a character actor who specialized in tough-guy roles, had a particularly memorable scene in “Goodfellas.”

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Gary Wadler, Expert on Doping in Sports, Dies at 78
Sports, September 13

Dr. Wadler was among the doctors and scientists who emerged in the 1980s and ’90s as sports organizations struggled to keep pace with athletes’ illicit drug use.

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J.P. Donleavy, Acclaimed Author of ‘The Ginger Man,’ Dies at 91
Culture, September 13

Mr. Donleavy’s first novel, which he called a celebration of “resolutely careless mayhem,” provoked controversy but came to be regarded as a classic.

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Pete Domenici, Long a Powerful Senate Voice on Fiscal Policy, Dies at 85
Obits, September 13

An influential six-term senator from New Mexico, Mr. Domenici was a plain-spoken master of budget, tax and nuclear power issues.

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Douglas Dowd, 97, Antiwar Activist and Critic of Capitalism, Is Dead
Obits, September 13

Professor Dowd’s views were largely shaped by his disappointment that the United States had, as he saw it, failed to live up to its ideals.

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Edith Windsor, Whose Same-Sex Marriage Fight Led to Landmark Ruling, Dies at 88
Obits, September 12

Ms. Windsor’s case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and granted same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time.

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Jeremiah Goodman, Portraitist of Gilded Homes, Dies at 94
Obits, September 12

In paintings, he captured bold interiors by the best designers at the homes of luminaries like Greta Garbo, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, and Wallis Simpson, the duchess of Windsor.

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Peter Hall, British Theater Director and Founder of Royal Shakespeare Company, Dies at 86
Obits, September 12

A champion of playwrights and actors, he was also artistic director of Britain’s National Theater, from 1973 to 1988.

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Nicolaas Bloembergen, Who Shared Nobel for Advances With Laser Light, Dies at 97
Obits, September 11

Dr. Bloembergen, who began his studies in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, showed how laser light transformed the properties of the material it passed through.

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Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical ‘Fuzzy Logic,’ Dies at 96
Obits, September 11

Professor Zadeh sought to apply mathematics to the ambiguous ways people talk, think and interact with the world.

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Len Wein, Influential Comic Book Writer, Dies at 69
Obits, September 11

Through characters like Wolverine and Swamp Thing, he helped bring a new depth to his art form.

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Don Ohlmeyer, ‘Monday Night Football’ Producer, Dies at 72
Obits, September 10

Two decades after Mr. Ohlmeyer managed diverse personalities on the football program, he guided NBC in an era of prime-time hits like “Seinfeld” and “ER.”

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Nancy Hatch Dupree, Scholar of Afghanistan, Is Dead at 89
Foreign, September 10

Mrs. Dupree, who arrived in Afghanistan in 1962, devoted decades to preserving the country’s heritage in its darkest days.

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Michael Friedman, Co-Creator of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ Dies at 41
Culture, September 10

A versatile, cerebral and witty composer and lyricist, Mr. Friedman had a particular fascination with politics, which informed much of his work.

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Jim McDaniels, 69, Dies; Led Western Kentucky to Final Four
Sports, September 8

An all-American in college, McDaniels got off to a tangled start in his professional career because of contract disputes.

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Rick Stevens, Funk-Soul Singer Convicted of Murder, Dies at 77
Culture, September 8

Mr. Stevens’s promising career with the band Tower of Power was derailed when he was sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled after 36 years.

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Jack Keil, Creator of the Crime-Fighting Dog McGruff, Dies at 94
Business, September 8

Mr. Keil spearheaded a campaign to educate Americans on how to “take a bite out of crime,” and provided the voice for its cartoon spokesman.

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Troy Gentry of the Country Music Duo Montgomery Gentry Dies at 50
Culture, September 8

Mr. Gentry made dynamism out of country hollers and recorded three platinum albums with Eddie Montgomery.

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Holger Czukay, 79, Influential Rock Experimenter, Is Dead
Obits, September 8

As the bassist and primary sound architect of the German band Can, Mr. Czukay made music that, he said, “creates a certain sort of vision.”

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Halim El-Dabh, Composer of Martha Graham Ballets, Dies at 96
Culture, September 8

An Egyptian-American composer, Mr. El-Dabh was best known for the haunting, Eastern-inflected scores for “Clytemnestra” and other ballets by Ms. Graham.

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Don Williams, Singer of Plain-Spoken Country Songs, Dies at 78
Culture, September 8

Mr. Williams, whose admirers included Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton, was best known for ballads extolling the virtues of romantic commitment.

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Jeffrey Tuchman, 62, Dies; Directed Clinton ‘Man From Hope’ Film
Culture, September 8

An award-winning documentarian, Mr. Tuchman introduced Bill Clinton to many Americans in a film nationally broadcast from the 1992 Democratic convention.

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Pierre Bergé, Transformative Fashion Executive and Opera Czar, Dies at 86
Culture, September 8

He was the managerial genius behind Yves Saint Laurent, his former lover, and had a stormy run as the head of Paris’s opera houses.

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Novella Nelson, 78, Dies; Brought Authority to Myriad Roles
Obits, September 7

An actress whose face was more familiar than her name, Ms. Nelson was seen onstage, in movies and on television for a half-century.

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Gene Michael, Whose Yankee Teams Won 4 World Series, Dies at 79
Sports, September 7

A former shortstop, Michael rose to general manager under a mercurial George Steinbrenner and built powerful teams starting in the mid-’90s.

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Kate Millett, Ground-Breaking Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82
Obits, September 6

Ms. Millett’s 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” was revolutionary in its analysis of gender roles in society and provoked a backlash in some quarters.

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Simeon Wright, Witness to Abduction of Emmett Till, Dies at 74
Obits, September 6

Two young cousins, one visiting from Chicago, shared a bedroom on the night of a murder in 1955 that shook the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.

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Sugar Ramos, 75, Boxer Remembered for a Fatal Fight, Dies
Obits, September 6

The death of Davey Moore three days after Ramos knocked him down led to calls for legislation that would outlaw boxing.

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Stephen Fybish, Who Had Much to Say About the Weather, Dies at 80
Obits, September 6

Mr. Fybish carved out a unique amateur niche in meteorological circles as an ardent hoarder and disseminator of weather data.

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Murray Lerner, Who Filmed Music’s Biggest Stars, Dies at 90
Obits, September 5

Mr. Lerner’s documentaries about the Newport Folk Festival and the Isle of Wight Festival captured performances by Bob Dylan, the Who and more.

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Susan Vreeland, Novelist With a Passion for Art, Dies at 71
Obits, September 4

A former high school teacher, Ms. Vreeland was best known for her novel “Girl in Hyacinth Blue,” which traces the history of a fictional painting.

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John Ashbery Is Dead at 90; a Poetic Voice Often Echoed, Never Matched
Obits, September 3

Among his many honors, Mr. Ashbery was the first poet to win the Pulitzer, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Friends Recall Selflessness That Embodied Queens Assemblyman
Metro, September 3

Michael Simanowitz, who was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2011, was described as a “gentle giant.” He died at age 46.

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Walter Becker, Guitarist, Songwriter and Co-Founder of Steely Dan, Dies at 67
Obits, September 3

Mr. Becker and Donald Fagen developed a sophisticated, adventurous sound, producing hits like “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and a raft of acclaimed albums.

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Louise Hay, Widely Read Self-Help Author, Dies at 90
Culture, September 1

From a 1984 best seller, Ms. Hay built a publishing empire emphasizing the power of positive thoughts.

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Michael Cromartie, Who Guided Journalists on Religion, Dies at 67
National, September 1

A former conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, he became an influential evangelical thinker in Washington.

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Janine Charrat, Ballerina and Choreographer, Dies at 93
Culture, September 1

A child star as a dancer, Ms. Charrat went on to create important dances at a time when few women were doing so and survived an accident that left her burned.

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Shelley Berman, Stand-Up Comic Who Skewered Modern Life, Dies at 92
Culture, September 1

Along with Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce and others, Mr. Berman redefined comedy in the mid-20th century while also carving out a notable acting career.

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Richard Anderson, of ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ and ‘Bionic Woman,’ Dies at 91
Obits, August 31

A familiar face to both TV and film audiences, Mr. Anderson was typically cast as an upright authority figure.

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Larry Elgart, Who Kept Swing Up to Date, Dies at 95
Culture, August 31

Mr. Elgart’s recordings included the “American Bandstand” theme and “Hooked on Swing,” a surprise Top 40 hit with a disco beat.

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Elaine Ford, Writer of Spare, Detailed Novels, Dies at 78
Culture, August 31

Ms. Ford, whose works included “The Playhouse” and “Monkey Bay,” found her stories in ordinary lives.

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Syd Silverman, 85, Who Kept Variety Boffo for 30 Years, Is Dead
Obits, August 31

Mr. Silverman’s grandfather started the show-business bible, known for its headlines and for coining slang expressions, in 1905. He took over in 1957.

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Sumiteru Taniguchi, 88, Who Survived Nagasaki to Become Activist, Dies
Foreign, August 31

Painfully wounded in the atomic bombing when he was 16, he went on to become a prominent campaigner for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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David Tang, Fashion Retailer and Raconteur, Dies at 63
Obits, August 30

A lifelong entrepreneur from a wealthy family, he founded a succession of businesses catering to the affluent but also backed democracy for Hong Kong.

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Rollie Massimino, 82, Dies; Rode Dark Horse Villanova to Basketball Glory
Obits, August 30

For a coach who won more than 800 games, none was sweeter than the 1985 N.C.A.A. final against Georgetown.

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Ibrahim Yazdi, Leading Iranian Dissident, Dies at 85
Obits, August 30

Dr. Yazdi’s calls for moderation were tolerated because of his early kinship with Ayatollah Khomeini, the father of the Iranian revolution.

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Bernard Pomerance, Who Wrote ‘The Elephant Man,’ Dies at 76
Obits, August 29

Mr. Pomerance won a Tony Award in 1979 for his play about a deformed man who became a celebrity in Victorian England.

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Alan Root, Oft-Bitten Wildlife Filmmaker, Dies at 80
Obits, August 29

Mr. Root, often working with his first wife, Joan, came up with inventive ways to capture striking images of African animals and their ecosystems.

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George A. Keyworth II, Reagan Science Adviser, Dies at 77
Science, August 28

In the face of stiff opposition, Dr. Keyworth was a strong advocate of the antimissile plan known as Star Wars.

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Fredell Lack, Admired Violinist and Teacher, Dies at 95
Arts, August 28

Ms. Lack began touring the world as a teenager, cited for a warm and intimate style. She later elevated music studies at the University of Houston.

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Tobe Hooper, Director of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ Dies at 74
Movies, August 27

Finding little to scare him in most horror films, Mr. Hooper was inspired to create a low-budget movie that became an influential classic of the genre.

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Dr. Marshall H. Klaus, Maternity-Ward Reformer, Dies at 90
Health, August 25

Dr. Klaus’s research led many hospitals to allow closer contact between parents and babies immediately after birth.

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Are You There, Dad? It’s Me, Alice
Style, August 25

After a 10-year-old girl tries to contact her recently deceased father by email, an unusual correspondence begins.

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Jay Thomas, Actor on ‘Murphy Brown’ and ‘Cheers,’ Is Dead at 69
Arts, August 24

Mr. Thomas, who won two Emmy Awards, was best known for his role as Eddie LeBec, an ice hockey player who was married to the character Carla Tortelli.

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Felo Ramirez, Enduring Voice of Baseball in Latin America, Dies at 94
Sports, August 24

Mr. Ramirez reached more than 200 radio stations over 72 years, the last 24 announcing Miami Marlins games.

Bea Wain, Star Singer of the Big Band Era, Dies at 100
Arts, August 24

Among the tunes Ms. Wain helped make famous on radio and records was “My Reverie,” based on a melody by Debussy.