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Paul Taylor Dies at 88; Brought Poetry and Lyricism to Modern Dance

Paul Taylor Dies at 88; Brought Poetry and Lyricism to Modern Dance

Paul Taylor, in the air, performing “Junction” (1961), set to Bach, with his company in 1970. He created poignant and exuberant works that entered the repertory of numerous dance troupes.

Peter Thomson, 88, Australian Golfer With 5 British Open Wins, Dies

Peter Thomson, 88, Australian Golfer With 5 British Open Wins, Dies

Peter Thomson in 1967. He emerged as a leading player at a time when Australians had made little impact on international golf.

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Stockbroker Turned Jeweler, Dies at 76

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Stockbroker Turned Jeweler, Dies at 76

Camilla Dietz Bergeron made herself clear from the start: Women should choose their own engagement rings rather than be surprised, they should not be allowed outside the house without earrings, and their jewelry should say, “Hello, I’m clever and witty and stylish” rather than “Hello, I’m rich.”

Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Is Dead at 95

Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Is Dead at 95

Members of the city’s N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council boosted Alderwoman Vel Phillips to their shoulders during a fair-housing rally in St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Milwaukee in 1967. At right was the Rev. James Groppi, a prominent civil rights advocate.

George N. Leighton, Lawyer Who Fought Segregation, Dies at 105

George N. Leighton, Lawyer Who Fought Segregation, Dies at 105

George N. Leighton in 1976, when he was a United States District Court judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Brooks Kerr, Piano Prodigy and Ellington Expert, Dies at 66

Brooks Kerr, Piano Prodigy and Ellington Expert, Dies at 66

The pianist and Duke Ellington authority Brooks Kerr, left, with Ellington at the piano, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1972.

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos in 1971 in Washington with President Richard M. Nixon and John B. Connally, the treasury secretary.

Olivia Cole, Award-Winning ‘Roots’ Actress, Is Dead at 75

Olivia Cole, Award-Winning ‘Roots’ Actress, Is Dead at 75

Olivia Cole with Louis Gossett Jr. at the 1977 Emmy Awards. Ms. Cole and Mr. Gossett both won Emmys for their performances in “Roots.”

Helen Mayer Harrison, Leader in Eco-Art Movement, Dies at 90

Helen Mayer Harrison, Leader in Eco-Art Movement, Dies at 90

Ms. Harrison with her husband, Newton Harrison, in their studio in Santa Cruz, Calif., in 2007.

Deaths in 2017: Among the Luminaries, Fighters With a Cause

Deaths in 2017: Among the Luminaries, Fighters With a Cause

Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, while he was still in prison in China, for his efforts to promote democracy. He died on July 13.

Anne Donovan, a Power in Women’s Basketball, Dies at 56

Anne Donovan, a Power in Women’s Basketball, Dies at 56

Anne Donovan was a star at Old Dominion, a major power in women’s basketball, and later coached there.

Oksana Shachko, a Founder of Feminist Protest Movement, Dies at 31

Oksana Shachko, a Founder of Feminist Protest Movement, Dies at 31

Oksana Shachko in 2011 during a protest in Kiev. “Oksana fought for justice, she fought for equality, she fought for herself and all women as a hero,” the group she helped found said.

Michael Anderson, Director of Hit and Cult Films, Dies at 98

Michael Anderson, Director of Hit and Cult Films, Dies at 98

The director Michael Anderson with Sophia Loren on the set of his thriller “Operation Crossbow” in 1964.

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.

Jerold F. Lucey, Innovator in Premature Births, Dies at 91

Jerold F. Lucey, Innovator in Premature Births, Dies at 91

Dr. Jerold F. Lucey in 1997. “I don’t think there’s a pediatrician who doesn’t realize that some aspect of their career is because of a contribution that Jerry Lucey made,” a colleague said.

Frederieke Taylor, Gallery Owner With Eclectic Taste, Dies at 77

Frederieke Taylor, Gallery Owner With Eclectic Taste, Dies at 77

Frederieke Taylor in a family photograph from 2009 with a sculpture by the Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen.


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