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Junko Tabei, First Woman to Conquer Everest, Dies at 77

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:53:02 GMT

Junko Tabei on the summit of Mount Everest in May 1975.Ms. Tabei, a Japanese alpinist, was the first woman to reach the top of Mount Everest and the rest of the Seven Summits.

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Bob Hoover, Aviator Whose Aerobatic Stunts Are Legend, Dies at 94

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:06:47 GMT

Bob Hoover with the F-100D Super Sabre, an aircraft that he tested for North American Aviation.Mr. Hoover, a pilot who escaped Nazi captivity in a stolen plane, forged a career studded with aeronautical achievements and feats of derring-do.

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Lucia Perillo, Whose Illness Shaped Her Poetry, Dies at 58

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:25:17 GMT

The poet Lucia Perillo learned she had multiple sclerosis when she was 30.When asked about her multiple sclerosis, Ms. Perillo, who wrote piercingly about mortality, said: “I don’t battle M.S. I relent to its humiliations.”

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Stanley Silverstein, Co-Founder of Nina Footwear, Dies at 91

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:19:25 GMT

Stanley Silverstein at a Nina Footwear factory in Long Island City, Queens, in the early 1960s.Mr. Silverstein, a designer of women’s shoes that were both fashionable and affordable, started Nina Footwear with his brother Mike in 1953.

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Tom Hayden, Civil Rights and Antiwar Activist Turned Lawmaker, Dies at 76

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:46:57 GMT

Tom Hayden speaking in Lincoln Park in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention in August 1968.Mr. Hayden, one of the nation’s most visible radicals in the 1960s and early ’70s, was a founder of Students for a Democratic Society and a former husband of Jane Fonda.

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Bobby Vee, Pop Idol Known for ‘Take Good Care of My Baby,’ Dies at 73

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:07:10 GMT

Bobby Vee in an undated photo. He placed 38 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1959 to 1970.One of a crop of dreamboat singers promoted in the late 1950s and early ’60s, he got his first big break when he filled in for Buddy Holly and others after their plane crashed.

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Gordon Hamilton, Climate Scientist, Dies at 50 in Antarctica Accident

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:10:39 GMT

Gordon Hamilton in 2010.Dr. Hamilton, who was studying changes in sea levels, died when his snowmobile went into a crevasse.

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Sandra Lee Bartky, at the Vanguard of Feminist Philosophy, Dies at 81

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 03:35:52 GMT

Sandra Lee Bartky was a pioneer in her field and the author of several books, including “Femininity and Domination,” published in 1990.Professor Bartky argued that women subconsciously submitted to men’s unnatural standards for their bodies, what she called the “tyranny of slenderness.”

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Simone Schaller, Hurdler Who Competed in 1932 Olympics, Dies at 104

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:15:13 GMT

Simone Schaller in 1936.Ms. Schaller was believed to be the be the last surviving competitor of the 1932 Summer Games and the oldest living Olympian.

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Carlos Alberto Torres, 72, Scorer of Memorable Goal for Brazil, Dies

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 01:38:45 GMT

Carlos Alberto in 1970.Carlos Alberto, the captain of Brazil’s World Cup team in 1970, blasted home the goal after a pass from Pelé in a 4-1 win over Italy in the final.

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, Former Emir of Qatar, Dies at 84

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:03:09 GMT

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani in 1988.As the Gulf nation’s leader from 1972 to 1995, Sheikh Khalifa oversaw Qatar’s independence from Britain and the rapid modernization of its economy.

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Steve Dillon, Comic Artist Who Helped Create ‘Preacher,’ Dies at 54

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:09:34 GMT

Preacher, which ran for 66 issues and ended in 2000, told the story of Jesse Custer, a disillusioned man of God from Texas, who becomes imbued with the spirit of Genesis.Mr. Dillon also worked on the character Judge Dredd for the British comic book 2000 AD and the Marvel character The Punisher.

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Kevin Meaney, Veteran Stand-Up Comedian, Dies at 60

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:13:50 GMT

Kevin Meaney performing at the Carolines on Broadway 20th Anniversary Comedy Concert at Carnegie Hall in 2003.Mr. Meaney, who impersonated famous singers from the charity hit song “We Are the World,” also appeared regularly on television shows, including “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock.”

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Annemarie Huste, a Kennedy Chef Who Said Too Much, Dies at 73

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:15:48 GMT

Annemarie Huste at her Manhattan home in 1968. She was Jacqueline Kennedy’s chef until she chose to speak to the press.Ms. Huste, Jacqueline Kennedy’s personal cook, was fired for disclosing details about the family to the press.

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Junko Tabei, 1st Woman to Climb Everest, Dies at 77

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 02:21:33 GMT

Junko Tabei was the first woman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest, in 1975.The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there.

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Kigeli V, the Last King of Rwanda, Dies at 80

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:48:03 GMT

Kigeli V, a towering presence at 7 feet 2 inches, reigned for less than two years.The monarch, who reigned for less than two years and spent over 50 in exile, ended up a pauper in Washington.

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Nicole Haran, 47, Who Helped Create a Theater Troupe and Web Series, Dies

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:09:05 GMT

Nicole Haran with her writing partner Maccabee Montandon, near his apartment on Ocean Parkway, a set for their web series.Ms. Haran directed her first film, “Dive,” last year and was still in graduate school when she and three classmates founded the Barefoot Theater Company.

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David Bunnell, Whose Magazines Were Tech World Must-Reads, Dies at 69

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:11:14 GMT

Bill Gates, left, demonstrating software on a personal computer for the magazine publisher David Bunnell.Mr. Bunnell rode the early wave of personal computers, establishing PC Magazine, Macworld and other magazines and contributing to the industry’s explosive growth.

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Fashion Designer Richard Nicoll Dies at 39

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:20:35 GMT

The British designer Richard Nicoll at the British Fashion Awards in London in 2015.The London-born Central Saint Martins graduate was known for his distinctive, Modernist approach, candy-colored palettes and sculptured designs.

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William G. Bowen, Princeton Educator Who Championed Poor and Minority Students, Dies at 83

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:39:51 GMT

William Bowen in 1982 at Princeton University, where he oversaw the first admission of women.Dr. Bowen was president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and also served as provost and president of Princeton, overseeing the admission of women and expanding the university academically.

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Edgar Munhall, First Curator of the Frick Collection, Dies at 83

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:26:56 GMT

Edgar Munhall at the Frick Collection in Manhattan.Mr. Munhall was known for a keen eye and prolific writing during his pivotal tenure at the venerable Upper East Side institution.

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Yvette Chauviré, Ballerina and Symbol of French Culture, Dies at 99

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:58:56 GMT

Yvette Chauviré in a photograph from around 1957.Ms. Chauviré began as a child prodigy and went on to become one of the 20th century’s outstanding dancers.

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Phil Chess, Whose Record Label Elevated Unknown Blues Musicians, Dies at 95

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:40:18 GMT

From left, Phil Chess, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Bo Diddley. Chess Records, the independent label Mr. Chess co-founded, was known for recruiting black singers who had migrated from the South.Chess Records, the label founded by Mr. Chess and his brother, became successful by finding little-known performers and persuading radio stations to play their music.

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Eddie Applegate, a Sweetheart on ‘The Patty Duke Show,’ Dies at 81

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:12:35 GMT

Eddie Applegate and Patty Duke in a scene from ‘The Patty Duke Show’ in 1965.Mr. Applegate was best known for playing the boyfriend of the show’s character Patty Lane.

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