Mr. Gaskin was a professed “hippie priest and freelance rebel rouser” and a figurehead of the counterculture.
Mr. Gardner, a master of cinema and anthropology, captured life and death in remote outposts of the world.
The daughter of Richard Rodgers wrote ‘Freaky Friday’ and composed ‘Once Upon a Mattress.’
Ms. Garden’s novel “Annie on My Mind” remains a classic in its field more than 30 years after publication.
Mr. Woodbridge, 85, helped launch a transformation of Pennsylvania Avenue in the 1970s.
Mr. Walters challenged the administration’s efforts to audit political “enemies.”
A physician and writer, Dr. Relman drew attention to the conflict between medicine and money.
Dr. Ajami illuminated modern Arab history and supported the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Kevlar, the ultra-strong fiber used in bullet-resistant gear, is credited with having saved thousands of lives.
His book about the tragic results of artificially boosting IQ was adapted into the widely watched “Charly.”
Among his most noted books were “The Triumph of Conservatism” and “The Politics of War.”
Mr. Hill enlivened story time and bedtime for millions of youngsters with his lift-the-flap tales of Spot.
Mr. Mason arrested a wily Fascist agent during World War II and later rose to high positions in the CIA.
Mr. Cordovez patiently brokered the Soviet Union’s withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in the 1980s.
Mr. Böhm played a psychopath in the 1960 thriller “Peeping Tom” and later founded an aid group in Ethiopia.
As head of Bantam Books, Mr. Dystel rescued his company and helped revolutionize the publishing industry.
Mr. Vignelli’s works became reference points of daily life and touchstones in modern design.
Dr. Edelman illuminated the immune and nervous systems and later studied the brain and consciousness.
Mr. Brabham won three world championships, including one in a vehicle that he had designed.
Mr. Vale remained beloved among fans for his swelling rendition of romantic Italian ballads.
Emily Langer is a reporter on The Washington Post’s obituaries desk, one of the most fascinating assignments in journalism. She has written about national and world leaders, celebrated figures in science and the arts, and heroes from all walks of life.
Before joining The Post in 2007, she was an intern at the Atlantic Monthly and a researcher for “The Almanac of American Politics.” In 2010-2011, she was a Fulbright fellow in Trieste, Italy, where she researched the Italian experience of the Holocaust. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Georgetown University.