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Lindsay Kemp, Dancer Who Taught David Bowie, Is Dead at 80

Lindsay Kemp, Dancer Who Taught David Bowie, Is Dead at 80

The dancer, actor and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, whose students included David Bowie, in an undated photo.

Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars

Tim Rollins Dies at 62; Turned Bronx Teenagers Into Art Stars

The artist Tim Rollins with members of his collaborative educational program Kids of Survival.

Dr. Samuel Epstein, 91, Cassandra of Cancer Prevention, Dies

Dr. Samuel Epstein, 91, Cassandra of Cancer Prevention, Dies

Dr. Samuel Epstein in his office at the University of Illinois in 1998. “He showed that powerful industries could cause cancer,” a colleague said, “that cancer was a political disease, requiring political solutions, which made him a bit like the Rachel Carson or Ralph Nader of Cancer.”

Elizabeth Ebert, ‘Grand Dame of Cowboy Poetry,’ Dies at 93

Elizabeth Ebert, ‘Grand Dame of Cowboy Poetry,’ Dies at 93

Elizabeth Ebert, a cowboy poet, at her home in Lemmon, S.D., in 2009. She wrote in secret for most of her life, often feeding her lines to the fire.

Robert Mandan, Philandering Husband on ‘Soap,’ Dies at 86

Robert Mandan, Philandering Husband on ‘Soap,’ Dies at 86

Robert Mandan as the philandering Chester Tate and Katherine Helmond as his sheltered wife, Jessica, in a 1980 episode of “Soap.”

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, left, in 2000 with Hank Ketcham, creator of “Dennis the Menace,” in Los Angeles. Mr. Holley was a ghost illustrator of Mr. Ketcham’s comic strip.

Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105

The American passenger freighter Robert E. Lee was sunk by a German submarine in 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico. U-boats, like the one commanded by Capt. Reinhard Hardegen, sank or crippled dozens of merchant vessels off the American coast as part of a German operation called Drumbeat.

Alan Johnson, 81, ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Choreographer, Dies

Alan Johnson, 81, ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Choreographer, Dies

“Springtime for Hitler,” choreographed by Alan Johnson, from Mel Brooks’s movie “The Producers.”

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

Mr. Mann, left, rehearsing with the other members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Joel Smirnoff, Joel Krosnick and Samuel Rhodes, at the Juilliard School in 1996.

Willie Lee Rose, Historian of Reconstruction, Dies at 91

Willie Lee Rose, Historian of Reconstruction, Dies at 91

Willie Lee Rose in an undated photo. She recast the prevailing view of Reconstruction, the period that followed the Civil War.

Tony Sparano, Well-Traveled Coach in N.F.L., Is Dead at 56

Tony Sparano, Well-Traveled Coach in N.F.L., Is Dead at 56

Tony Sparano, the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line coach, during a game against the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 in Minneapolis.

Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, Key Figure in Nicaraguan Turmoil, Dies at 92

Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo, Key Figure in Nicaraguan Turmoil, Dies at 92

Cardinal Miguel Obando y Bravo in 2005 with nuns and priests in Managua, Nicaragua. For decades, he played a role in the nation’s turbulent politics.

Kim Jong-pil, Political Kingmaker in South Korea, Dies at 92

Kim Jong-pil, Political Kingmaker in South Korea, Dies at 92

Kim Jong-pil in 1997. He was one of the so-called Three Kims who dominated South Korean politics for decades. The other two were presidents, both of whom he helped bring to power.

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

Robert N. Hall, whose discoveries led to microwave ovens and supermarket scanners, at work at a General Electric laboratory in Niskayuna, N.Y., in the early 1960s.

Chuck Knox, 3-Time N.F.L. Coach of the Year, Is Dead at 86

Chuck Knox, 3-Time N.F.L. Coach of the Year, Is Dead at 86

Chuck Knox, coach of the Buffalo Bills, waves to Jets coach Walt Michaels after the Bills defeated the Jets in the playoffs in 1981. At left is Fred Smerlas of the Bills.

Hanna Mina, Syrian Novelist Who Chronicled the Poor, Dies at 94

Hanna Mina, Syrian Novelist Who Chronicled the Poor, Dies at 94

The Syrian novelist Hanna Mina at his office in Damascus, in an undated photo. In his dozens of books, Mr. Mina often focused on the poor and oppressed.


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