FILE - OCTOBER 20: Fashion designer Oscar De La Renta has died at 82 years old. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24:  Designer Oscar de la Renta attends the 2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala Honoring Oscar De La Renta at The Plaza Hotel on April 24, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

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Oscar de la Renta, titan of fashion, dies at 82

Dominican-born de la Renta, a fashion titan, reshaped the public images of first ladies, society muses and red-carpet regulars with entrance-making evening wear in bold hues.

Paul Craft, country songwriter, dies at 76

Paul Craft, country songwriter, dies at 76

Mr. Craft was inducted weeks ago into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Gough Whitlam, transformative Australian leader, dies

Gough Whitlam, transformative Australian leader, dies

Mr. Whitlam, 98, ushered in some of the most sweeping policy and social reforms in the country’s history.

Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

Tim Hauser, founder of the Manhattan Transfer, dies at 72

Mr. Hauser, a onetime advertising executive, launched the Grammy-winning jazz vocal group in 1972.

Earle Palmer Brown, founder of advertising firm, dies at 92

Earle Palmer Brown, founder of advertising firm, dies at 92

Mr. Brown’s company bore his name and became an industry powerhouse during its five decades in business.

Robert W. Fri, who led Natural History Museum, dies at 78

Robert W. Fri, who led Natural History Museum, dies at 78

Mr. Fri led the Smithsonian’s largest museum for five years and helped spearhead growth and renovation.

Donald Shore, Kennedy Center principal bassoonist, dies

Donald Shore, Kennedy Center principal bassoonist, dies

Tenor Plácido Domingo called Mr. Shore “a great artist.”

Mark Kuller, tax lawyer turned restaurateur, dies at 61

Mark Kuller, tax lawyer turned restaurateur, dies at 61

Mr. Kuller opened three critically acclaimed restaurants in Washington, including Proof, Estadio and Doi Moi.

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Notable deaths of 2014

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James Traficant dies at 73

Ohio congressman, 73, was convicted on corruption charges and served time in prison.

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Bacall, widow to late actor Humphrey Bogart, played major roles in such films as “The Big Sleep” and “How to Marry a Millionaire.”

The life of former U.S. senator Howard Baker

The Senate majority leader and White House chief of staff under President Ronald Reagan died June 26 at age 88.

Notable deaths of 2014

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Herb Jeffries (1911-2014)

Herb Jeffries, historic actor and jazz musician has died.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

The Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” influenced generations of writers around the world.

Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

The former singer, actor and dancer dies at age 93.