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Edward Allcard, Solo Sailor on the High Seas, Dies at 102

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:41:49 GMT

Edward Allcard in an undated photograph.Mr. Allcard was said to be the first to sail across the Atlantic and back singlehandedly (the stowaway aside). He also circled the globe on a solo trip.


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Roy Lunn, Innovative Engineer of Celebrated Cars, Dies at 92

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:24:14 GMT

Roy Lunn with two Ford GTs in 2016.The British-born Mr. Lunn oversaw development of the Mustang, GT40 and Jeep Cherokee and helped build an almost impregnable presidential limousine.


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Jo Walker-Meador, 93, Dies; Raised Country Music’s Profile

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:06:27 GMT

Dolly Parton presenting Jo Walker-Meador with the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence for broadening country music’s influence in 1991, as other country stars look on.Mrs. Walker-Meador was the first employee of the Country Music Association and its longtime executive director.


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Bruce Forsyth, 89, Cheeky Fixture of British TV, Is Dead

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:59:34 GMT

Bruce Forsyth performing in 2013.Known for his toothy smile and crowd-pleasing charm, Mr. Forsyth was recognized by Guinness World Records as the male entertainer with the longest TV career.


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Paul Oliver, Pre-eminent Authority on the Blues, Dies at 90

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:38:43 GMT

Paul Oliver interviewing the blues artist Lightnin’ Hopkins in Houston in 1960.The author of “The Story of the Blues” and other books, he was a respected British architectural historian better known for his sideline as a student of black music.


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Fadwa Suleiman, Actress and Voice of Syrian Opposition in Exile, Dies at 47

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:11:29 GMT

Fadwa Suleiman in Paris in 2012.Ms. Suleiman, who fled to France, defied gender and sectarian stereotypes to protest the regime’s repression and propaganda about the civil war.


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Gunnar Birkerts, Architect, Dies at 92; Gave Shape to the Unexpected

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:19:58 GMT

Gunnar Birkerts designed the Latvian National Library in Riga, also known as the Castle of Light.The Latvian-born Mr. Birkerts was inspired by Scandinavian masters of Modernism.


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Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:31:21 GMT

Dr. Diamond studying rats with the psychologist Mark R. Rosenzweig, left, and the biochemist Edward L. Bennett in an undated photograph.Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.


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Tommy Hawkins, Basketball All-American at Notre Dame, Dies at 80

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:10:17 GMT

Forward Tommy Hawkins of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over center Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics in a game at Boston Garden in April 1968. Hawkins played 10 years in the N.B.A.Hawkins was the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year N.B.A. career.


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Neil Chayet, Host of ‘Looking at the Law’ on Radio, Dies at 78

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:07:51 GMT

Neil Chayet on the air in 2016.Mr. Chayet, a pun-loving Massachusetts lawyer, reached a national audience from his base in Boston.


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Dr. Ruth Pfau, Savior of Lepers in Pakistan, Dies at 87

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:47:11 GMT

Ruth Pfau in Jati, Pakistan.A German-born medical missionary who discovered her life’s calling by chance was hailed as “the Mother Teresa of Pakistan.”


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Milton Mollen, 97, Dies; Investigated Police Corruption in New York

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:32:58 GMT

Milton Mollen, right, then deputy mayor for public safety, with Mayor David N. Dinkins in 1992.In the 1990s, he led a commission that uncovered a “deep-rooted institutional reluctance to uncover corruption” in the city’s police department.


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Frank Broyles, Football Coach Who Put Arkansas on Map, Dies at 92

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:32:45 GMT

Frank Broyles after a victory over Texas Tech in Arkansas in 1975.Broyles led the Razorbacks to a national title and, as athletic director, lifted Arkansas in basketball and track.


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Joseph Bologna, Onscreen Tough Guy With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 82

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:58:06 GMT

Joseph Bologna and Renée Taylor in “If You Ever Leave Me … I’m Going With You!,” a Broadway show about their marriage, at the Cort Theater in 2001.Mr. Bologna couldn’t seem to resist writing and playing sensitive male characters in films like “Lovers and Other Strangers” and “Made for Each Other.”


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Bryan Murray, Who Turned Around Losing Hockey Teams, Dies at 74

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:32:43 GMT

Bryan Murray coaching the Ottawa Senators in the fifth game of the N.H.L. Eastern Conference finals against the Buffalo Sabres in 2007. The Senators won, and went on to the Stanley Cup finals, where they lost to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.Murray led the Florida Panthers, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals and was named coach of the year in 1984.


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