File - This May 6, 1937 file photo, taken at almost the split second that the Hindenburg exploded, shows the 804-foot German zeppelin just before the second and third explosions send the ship crashing to the earth over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, N.J. Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92. Luck and quick thinking meant Franz was able to jump out of the Hindenburg as it fell burning to the ground, said historian John Provan, a long-time friend. (AP Photo) B/W ONLY

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Werner Franz, survivor of Hindenburg crash, dies at 92

Mr. Franz was a cabin boy aboard the German airship, which was destroyed in a fiery New Jersey crash in 1937.

John A. Walker Jr., who led family spy ring, dies at 77

John A. Walker Jr., who led family spy ring, dies at 77

Mr. Walker used his Navy access to hand over sensitive materials to the Soviets for nearly 20 years.

Lida Moser, photographer of New York and beyond, dies

Lida Moser, photographer of New York and beyond, dies

Ms. Moser trained her camera on faces and scenes that reflected life in the second half of the 20th century.

Edward Norton dies; nearly cost wife a career in Congress

Edward Norton dies; nearly cost wife a career in Congress

Mr. Norton, ex-husband of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, failed to file local taxes for seven years.

Promoter of cabaret-style entertainment in D.C.

Promoter of cabaret-style entertainment in D.C.

Terri Allen, 63, was the founder and later executive director of the D.C. Cabaret Network.

Sandy Wilson, composer of ‘The Boy Friend,’ dies at 90

Sandy Wilson, composer of ‘The Boy Friend,’ dies at 90

Mr. Wilson’s show, a pastiche of 1920s musicals, launched Julie Andrews as a stage star in 1954.

Enrique Zileri, influential Peruvian editor, dies at 83

Enrique Zileri, influential Peruvian editor, dies at 83

Mr. Zileri, the longtime editor of the weekly Caretas, was a preeminent Latin American journalist.

George Barrett, civil rights lawyer in Tennessee, dies at 86

George Barrett, civil rights lawyer in Tennessee, dies at 86

Mr. Barrett filed at suit that helped desegregate the state’s public colleges and universities.

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