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13 Nov 2016

NYT > Obituaries

  • Arnold Mesches, Artist Who Was Recorded by the F.B.I., Dies at 93
    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:44:52 GMT
    Mr. Mesches was a scenic artist in Hollywood when his work for the Communist Party came to the attention of the bureau in 1945.
  • Cella Irvine, Digital Media Pioneer Who Led About.com, Dies at 59
    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 02:17:12 GMT
    She broke ground in a male-dominated field in corporate roles and as a founding board member and chairwoman of the nonprofit New York New Media Association.
  • Robert Vaughn, Who Starred as Napoleon Solo in ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.,’ Dies at 83
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 20:15:01 GMT
    Mr. Vaughn reached the peak of his fame in the 1960s playing a debonair international agent.
  • Aileen Mehle, Gossip’s Grande Dame Known as ‘Suzy,’ Dies at 98
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 21:45:50 GMT
    Millions of people read her column in newspapers across the country and knew her face from her regular appearances on the game show “What’s My Line.”
  • Clarence M. Ditlow III, Auto Safety Crusader, Dies at 72
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 17:37:15 GMT
    As head of the Center for Auto Safety, Mr. Ditlow exposed hundreds of automotive defects and was instrumental in forcing the recall of millions of vehicles.
  • Leonard Cohen, Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter, Is Dead at 82
    Sat, 12 Nov 2016 02:37:05 GMT
    Mr. Cohen was an unlikely and reluctant pop star, but his lyrics captivated other artists and gave him a reputation as “the master of erotic despair.”
  • Rosamond Bernier, Art Insider Who Turned Lectures Into Theater, Dies at 100
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:05:52 GMT
    Ms. Bernier’s long life of journalism, famous friends and other encounters gave her talks an uncommonly wide sweep.
  • Charles Wolf Jr., Who Clashed With Pentagon Papers Leaker, Dies at 92
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 22:57:43 GMT
    Mr. Wolf, who worked at the RAND Corporation, was the supervisor of Daniel Ellsberg and tried to oust him in 1969 before he leaked the secret documents.
  • Bob Cranshaw, Bassist From Jazz to Pop to Broadway, Dies at 83
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 03:06:40 GMT
    Mr. Cranshaw’s credits included classic recordings, late-night TV gigs, and even “Sesame Street.”
  • Raoul Coutard, Cinematographer of the French New Wave, Dies at 92
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 02:37:29 GMT
    Mr. Coutard, known for his mobile camera on films like “Breathless,” was said to have had the “rare ability to realize the very different objectives of each of the major directors he has worked with.”
  • Zoltan Kocsis, Pianist and Conductor, Dies at 64
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:58:41 GMT
    Mr. Kocsis revamped the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and played with orchestras in New York, Berlin, Chicago, London, San Francisco and elsewhere.
  • Yaffa Eliach, Historian Who Captured Faces of the Holocaust, Dies at 79
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:19:46 GMT
    Professor Eliach, who survived the Nazi massacres of Jews in her Lithuanian town, went on to document their lives in a canyon of photographs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • E. Barrett Prettyman Jr., Lawyer Who Fortified Desegregation Ruling, Dies at 91
    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 01:25:56 GMT
    Mr. Prettyman had the ear of several Supreme Court justices, but his sway was perhaps never more significant than in an opinion that wasn’t published.
  • Ralph Cicerone, Scientist Who Sounded Climate Change Alarm, Dies at 73
    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 01:31:15 GMT
    Dr. Cicerone, who had a reputation for nonpartisan civility, pursued the activist agenda as president of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Janet Reno Refused to Let Parkinson’s Define Her
    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:09:52 GMT
    The former attorney general first received the diagnosis in 1995, but “never wanted to talk about that,” said Donna E. Shalala, who served in the Clinton administration with Ms. Reno.
  • Janet Reno, 1938-2016: Janet Reno, First Woman to Serve as U.S. Attorney General, Dies at 78
    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:42:07 GMT
    Ms. Reno’s eight years in the office placed her in the middle of some of the most divisive episodes of the Clinton presidency.
  • John D. Roberts Dies at 98; He Revolutionized the Field of Organic Chemistry
    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 02:41:33 GMT
    He popularized nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, a tool used to understand chemical structures, and was a leader in understanding how organic reactions occurred.
  • Jean-Jacques Perrey, Electronic Music Pioneer, Dies at 87
    Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:28:22 GMT
    He created some of the earliest electronic pop albums and was one of the first musicians to use the Moog synthesizer after it appeared in the 1960s.
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