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Lee Harris Pomeroy, 85, Dies; Architect Revived Subway Stations

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:28:09 GMT

Lee Harris Pomeroy in 2000 at the DeKalb Avenue subway station in Brooklyn, one of several stations that he redesigned.With a passion for historic preservation, Mr. Pomeroy saw restoring a century-old railroad building as “a significant gesture of respect to the Bronx.”


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Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:03:18 GMT

Nanette Fabray and Robert Ryan in Irving Berlin’s last musical, “Mr. President,” which ran on Broadway in the 1962-63 season.Ms. Fabray won a Tony for a performance on Broadway in the 1940s and three Emmys for her work with Sid Caesar in the 1950s.


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Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:33:35 GMT

Idrissa Ouedraogo in 2008. His 1986 film “The Choice,” a critic wrote, “brings to our attention a most valuable filmmaker.”His movies, featuring simple, compelling stories set in Burkina Faso, his home country, and elsewhere in Africa, won accolades at Cannes.


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Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Black Artists, Dies at 70

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:22:53 GMT

Peggy Cooper Cafritz at her home in Washington in 2015. She was born into the most prosperous family in Mobile, Ala.Also a civil rights activist and educator, she championed African and African-American art, building a collection and then rebuilding it after a fire.


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Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:51:25 GMT

Rick McKay with, from left, Elaine Stritch, Jane Powell and Marian Seldes in 2004 at the premiere of his documentary film “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There,” in Manhattan.Mr. McKay filmed the reminiscences of dozens of theater luminaries for the 2004 documentary “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There.”


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David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:22:12 GMT

David Zwick celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act along the Merrimack River in New Hampshire in 2002.His work as one of “Nader’s raiders” helped bring about the Clean Water Act of 1972, and he helped found the advocacy group Clean Water Action.


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Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:34:34 GMT

Billy Graham delivered a sermon to more than 100,000 people at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin in 1954.Mr. Graham spread the Gospel around the world through a combination of religious conviction, commanding stage presence and shrewd use of advanced communication technologies.


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Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:25:54 GMT

Catherine Wolf at her home in Katonah, N.Y., in an undated photograph taken before she contracted amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.


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Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:45:34 GMT

Nini Theilade during her stint with Leonide Massine’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.She later performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and was also well known as a dance teacher.


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Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:26:23 GMT

Max Desfor on his 99th birthday in 2012 in Rockville, Md.Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.


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Billy Graham, Media Pioneer

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:58:45 GMT

Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach.



Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:35:57 GMT

Jeffrey Bell during his unsuccessful Republican campaign in 2014 to unseat Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey.He upset Senator Clifford P. Case in New Jersey’s 1978 Republican primary, lost to Bill Bradley, but became an effective advocate of tax cuts.


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David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:51:40 GMT

David Poindexter in an undated photo. “David was messianic about overpopulation,” a former associate of the producer Norman Lear said.A Methodist minister, he saw TV and radio programming — soap operas, in particular — as effective tools to teach the world about population control.


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Lydia Ratcliff, Writer Who Found a Farmer’s Calling, Dies at 84

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:32:42 GMT

Lydia Ratcliff on her farm in 2009 in Andover, Vt. She delivered whole carcasses herself from Vermont slaughterhouses directly to chefs at tony New York restaurants like Daniel, Jean Georges, the 21 Club and Chanterelle.She gave up ghostwriting for the financial columnist Sylvia Porter to help pioneer the farm-to-table movement, delivering her meats to top restaurants.


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Arthur J. Robinson, Known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans, Dies at 74

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:10:32 GMT

Arthur Robinson, known around New Orleans as Mr. Okra, beside his polychromatic pickup truck, from which he sold produce on the streets of the city.Mr. Robinson, a direct heir to the city’s street-peddling tradition, rolled through the streets every day hawking produce from his pickup truck (“I have ooooranges and bananas!”).


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Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:02:31 GMT

Günter Blobel in his laboratory at Rockefeller University in Manhattan in 2004.Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.


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