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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:56:37 GMTSammy Lee before the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He won a gold medal and a bronze medal in diving at the 1948 Olympics in London.Dr. Lee battled racial discrimination even after he became a physician, won three Olympic medals in diving and served in the Korean War.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:38:42 GMTC. Wyatt Dickerson and Nancy, his wife at the time, at Merrywood, their 22-acre estate in McLean, Va., around 1968.In the 1960s and 1970s, Mr. Dickerson and his wife, Nancy, were a powerful couple, hosting politicians and Hollywood stars.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:43:57 GMTDr. Irving Fradkin, right, awarding a college scholarship to a student in 1959. He started the Dollars for Scholars program after noticing how few of his young patients in Fall River, Mass., planned to attend college.Dr. Fradkin started the program on a card table in the 1950s. Since then it has provided more than $3.5 billion to over 2.2 million students and evolved into Scholarship America.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:07:37 GMTLightly battered and fried in a chili-accented sweet-and-sour sauce, General Tso’s Chicken has been called “the most famous Hunanese dish in the world.”Mr. Peng, whose chicken has been called “the most famous Hunanese dish in the world,” left a lasting mark on the food scene.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:45:49 GMTAndrew Sachs, who played the waiter Manuel in the BBC television series “Fawlty Towers,” in 1981.His earnest yet bumbling character, Manuel, was regularly recruited into the schemes of the hotel owner Basil Fawlty, played by John Cleese.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:16:49 GMTDr. Burton J. Lee III, White House doctor for George H.W. Bush, in 1992. He was credited with playing a key role on President Ronald Reagan’s commission on AIDS.Dr. Lee diagnosed the elder Mr. Bush’s thyroid condition, treated him after he vomited at a state dinner and earlier recommended government support for AIDS patients.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:32:25 GMTMilt MossMr. Moss, who appeared in nightclubs and on TV, was best-known for saying “I can’t believe I ate that whole thing” in an antacid commercial.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:12:06 GMTAlice Drummond, shown in 1992, worked in theater, television and film productions.Ms. Drummond, a regular in Broadway and off Broadway productions in the 1960s and ’70s, had roles in films like “Ghostbusters,” “Awakenings” and “Doubt.”
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:28:32 GMTOusmane Sow on the Pont des Arts in Paris in 1999 with his works that were exhibited there.In his art, the Senegal-born Mr. Sow relied on his knowledge of the human anatomy from his years working as a physical therapist.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:23:11 GMTJoe McKnight of the New York Jets in 2010.McKnight, 28, who was a standout at the University of Southern California, was shot multiple times, officials said.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:40:35 GMTMr. Christenberry in an undated photo.Few artists have been so identified with one small patch of terrain as Mr. Christenberry, who used Hale County, Ala., as the inspiration for many of his works.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:23:25 GMTNancy Meehan in photograph from the 1970s. Her work often had nature themes.Tall and striking, combining sensuous grace with nuanced force, Ms. Meehan came to notice as a leading soloist in the Erick Hawkins troupe in the 1960s.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:09:27 GMTSebastian Leone in 1970, the year he became the Brooklyn borough president.Mr. Leone was borough president from 1970 to 1976, when Brooklyn did not enjoy the renown as a cultural center and thriving place to live that it has today.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:41:42 GMTJim Delligatti in an undated photo. When the buns for regular burgers didn’t fit his idea for a double-decker, he bought larger ones and cut them in three layers.He modeled the first McDonald’s double-decker on burgers at a Big Boy and introduced it in 1967 in Uniontown, Pa. A year later, it was on the menu nationwide.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 23:52:02 GMTKeo Woolford, at the Hawaii International Film Festival in November in Honolulu.Mr. Woolford, an actor and filmmaker, also starred in a one-man show that explored his Hawaiian heritage.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:49:48 GMTStephen W. Dunwell, left, and Erich Bloch with a model of an IBM computer that was announced in 1960.In 1964, he transformed computing with the System/360, the foundation for the modern operating system that would host various software programs.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:02:33 GMTGrant Tinker in 1982.Mr. Tinker, whose MTM Enterprises produced hit shows in the 1970s, revamped NBC’s prime-time lineup in the 1980s with series like “Cheers” and “Hill Street Blues.”
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:00:02 GMTProf. Bruce Mazlish of M.I.T. in 1972, the year he published his best-known book, “In Search of Nixon: A Psychohistorical Inquiry.”Mr. Mazlish created controversy with psychoanalytic biographies of living world leaders, including one about Richard M. Nixon.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 03:06:07 GMTAl Brodax, a television producer, was quick to see the cartoon potential of the Fab Four.Mr. Brodax, a television producer, sold the Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, on the idea of a cartoon series and struck a deal for the animated film, a psychedelic classic.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:44:13 GMTRussell Oberlin in an undated publicity photo. He began his professional life singing toilet-paper jingles on the radio.Lauded for his sensitive phrasing, crystalline diction and vibrato-rich tone, Mr. Oberlin helped spur the modern renaissance of the countertenor.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:57:34 GMTBenjamin J. Rhodes, center, a deputy national security adviser to President Obama, in Buenos Aires in March. He will attend the funeral for Fidel Castro in Cuba.Benjamin J. Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, will join the top American diplomat in Cuba at the funeral, an official said, citing the countries’ “complicated” relationship.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:06:43 GMTHarry Flournoy Jr. at Texas Western College, which he helped lead to a national championship with five black starting players in 1966.The 1965-66 Miners were the first team to win the national championship with five black starting players, defeating an all-white Kentucky team.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:03 GMTDavid Hamilton in front of two of his works at a 2006 exhibition, “David Hamilton — Painted Photography,” at the gallery Gut Altenkamp of ADO Gardinen in Aschendorf, Germany.Mr. Hamilton, whose soft dreamy style defined his photographs fashion and advertising assignments in the 1960s, was the target of rape allegations.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:16:47 GMTJoe Esposito with Elvis Presley around 1963 at a birthday party for Tom Parker, Presley’s manager.Mr. Esposito met Elvis Presley when they were serving in the Army on a base in Germany and went on to be a friend and personal organizer.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:15:00 GMTMark Taimanov playing in the quarterfinals of a 1971 chess tournament, which he lost to Bobby Fischer, who was at his height.Mr. Taimanov was a classical pianist and former Soviet chess champion whose lopsided loss to Bobby Fischer in 1971 cost him his government salary.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 19:20:46 GMTRichard Eder, a former New York Times foreign correspondent, recalls when he interviewed Fidel Castro in 1964.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:18:09 GMTRon Glass, seated, as Ron Harris on the television comedy “Barney Miller,” which aired from 1975 to 1982.Mr. Glass was nominated for an Emmy Award for supporting actor in 1982 for his performance on the series. He also played a mysterious preacher on “Firefly.”
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:43:12 GMTPauline Oliveros in 2015. Taking up the accordion as her principal instrument, she also learned to play violin, piano, French horn and tuba.Ms. Oliveros also addressed the theme of gender inequality repeatedly and tenaciously.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 02:19:16 GMTBarnard Hughes, left, and Fritz Weaver in Lanford Wilson’s “Angels Fall.” Mr. Weaver won a Tony for his role in Robert Marasco’s “Child’s Play” about the malevolent environment at an exclusive Roman Catholic school for boys.