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Junior Mance, Jazz Pianist Who Played With Giants, Dies at 92

Junior Mance, Jazz Pianist Who Played With Giants, Dies at 92

Junior Mance, Jazz Pianist Who Played With Giants, Dies at 92 Junior Mance, Jazz Pianist Who Played With Giants, Dies at 92 Junior Mance, a buoyant, bluesy jazz pianist who worked with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley and Dinah Washington, before establishing himself as the leader of his own groups, died …

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George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81

George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81

George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81 George Carruthers, Whose Telescopes Explored Space, Dies at 81 George Carruthers built his first telescope from a kit in 1949, when he was 10 and living in rural Ohio. Fascinated by space, he devoured magazine articles about space travel. If the unknown was going to be explored, he wanted to be …

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Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77

Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77

Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77 Lubomir Kavalek, Czech Who Became U.S. Chess Champion, Dies at 77 Lubomir Kavalek, a chess grandmaster who fled Czechoslovakia after the 1968 Soviet invasion and, after moving to the United States, became a three-time national champion, died on Monday at his home in Reston, Va. He was 77. His …

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Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87

Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87

Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87 Larry King, Breezy Interviewer of the Famous and Infamous, Dies at 87 Drawn to the Radio Larry King was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn on Nov. 19, 1933, the second son of Edward and Jennie Gitlitz Zeiger, immigrants from Austria and Belarus. Their first son, Irwin, had …

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Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69

Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69

Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69 Charlene Gehm, Protean Dancer With the Joffrey, Dies at 69 Charlene Gehm, a dancer who thrilled audiences and critics alike with her excellence in an unusually wide range of roles with the Joffrey Ballet and other troupes, died on Jan. 10 at her home in Manhattan. She was 69. Her …

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Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86

Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86

Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86 Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86 After beginning the 1952 season with the Clowns, Aaron was signed in June by the Braves, who were in their last season in Boston. They assigned him to play for their farm team in Eau Claire, …

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Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81

Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81

Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81 Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81 For over three decades at the ritzy Pierre Michel salon in Manhattan, the wealthiest and most powerful women in New York waited patiently for the time and attention of a talkative hair colorist named Ron Levin. In 1983, he started …

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Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84

Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84 Suhail Zaheer Lari, Force for Preservation in Pakistan, Dies at 84 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The ancient cemetery of Makli, near the city of Thatta in Sindh Province, is one …

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Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19

Zimbabwe's Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19 Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Dies From Covid-19 HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s minister of foreign affairs and international trade, Sibusiso Busi Moyo, has died, the office of the president said on Wednesday. The cause was complications related to Covid-19. Mr. Moyo became the fourth high-ranking official in Zimbabwe to succumb to the virus since the start …

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Roger Mandle, a Prolific Museum Director, Dies at 79

Roger Mandle, a Prolific Museum Director, Dies at 79

Roger Mandle, a Prolific Museum Director, Dies at 79 Roger Mandle, a Prolific Museum Director, Dies at 79 When the cellist Yo-Yo Ma needed a new headquarters for his Silk Road Project in 2005, Roger Mandle, then president of the Rhode Island School of Design, gave the organization a home on his campus. When a member of Qatar’s royal family …

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