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Victor Salvi dies at 95; harp maker was called the ‘lord of the strings’

Mr. Salvi, a musician, artisan and businessman, was called “the world’s great impresario of the harp.”

Bob Belden dies at 58; jazz musician shared three Grammys

Bob Belden dies at 58; jazz musician shared three Grammys

Mr. Belden was among the first American musicians to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution.

Bruce Lundvall, who helped revive Blue Note jazz label, dies at 79

Bruce Lundvall, who helped revive Blue Note jazz label, dies at 79

He played a critical role in the rise of Norah Jones, among others.

Happy Rockefeller dies; widow of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller

Happy Rockefeller dies; widow of former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller

Their marriage, following divorces from earlier spouses, triggered a public outrage that hampered his bid for the presidency during the 1960s.

Hotel developer, wife were volunteers at the National Institutes of Health

Hotel developer, wife were volunteers at the National Institutes of Health

Richard L. and Julianne Vilardo were found slain May 10 in their home in Rockville, Md.

John M. Templeton Jr., president of John Templeton Foundation, dies at 75

John M. Templeton Jr., president of John Templeton Foundation, dies at 75

Dr. Templeton led the organization started by his father to support “discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose.”

Harry Gilmore, diplomat, dies at 77

Harry Gilmore, diplomat, dies at 77

Mr. Gilmore was the first U.S. ambassador to the newly independent country of Armenia.

Elisabeth Bing, Lamaze educator who changed childbirth for generations of mothers, dies at 100

Elisabeth Bing, Lamaze educator who changed childbirth for generations of mothers, dies at 100

As much as any doctor, doula or midwife, Mrs. Bing was credited with empowering women in labor and delivery.

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Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

After becoming the country’s first prime minister in 1959, he oversaw independence from Britain and Malaysia.

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Luise Rainer: 1910-2014

German actress Luise Rainer won back-to-back Academy Awards in the 1930s for her roles in “The Great Ziegfeld” and “The Good Earth.”

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.

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