Sir Nicholas Winton death. Undated family handout picture of Nicholas Winton who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. Issue date: Wednesday July 1, 2015. Sir Nicholas with one of the children he rescued. See PA story DEATH Winton. Photo credit should read: PA Wire URN:23445558

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Nicholas Winton, rescuer of children during the Holocaust, dies at 106

Mr. Winton was credited with saving the lives of at least 669 boys and girls during World War II.

Robert Martin, lawyer who was a founder of D.C. jazz club, dies at 88

Robert Martin, lawyer who was a founder of D.C. jazz club, dies at 88

Mr. Martin prosecuted spies and underworld figures before becoming a defense industry lawyer.

Val Doonican, Irish singer who starred on British TV, dies at 88

Val Doonican, Irish singer who starred on British TV, dies at 88

“The Val Doonican Show” ran on BBC television from 1965 to 1986.

Frances Kroll Ring, secretary of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 99

Frances Kroll Ring, secretary of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, dies at 99

Mrs. Ring helped Fitzgerald in his final two years of life and later wrote about him in a memoir.

Jack Carter, acerbic comedian and longtime TV fixture, dies at 93

Jack Carter, acerbic comedian and longtime TV fixture, dies at 93

Mr. Carter was a master of stand-up comedy and appeared on countless TV shows during a long career.

Ben J. Wattenberg, writer and television commentator, dies at 81

Ben J. Wattenberg, writer and television commentator, dies at 81

Mr. Wattenberg, a self-described “old center-right Democrat,” defied easy political categorizations.

Charls E. Walker, tax lobbyist for GOP and big business, dies at 91

Charls E. Walker, tax lobbyist for GOP and big business, dies at 91

President Lyndon B. Johnson called him an “s.o.b. with elbows,” a term of endearment, he insisted.

Chris Squire, bassist for Yes, dies at 67

Chris Squire, bassist for Yes, dies at 67

He co-founded the progressive late 1960s rock band and was the only member to play on all of its albums.

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

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