The U.S. Military Academy graduate and combat veteran was one of the military’s most prominent whistleblowers. His condemnation of torture by U.S. soldiers in Iraq produced groundbreaking legislation in the early years of that war.
For years, the human rights lawyer sought justice in the murder of her brother Orlando Letelier, a leading critic of Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet who was assassinated in a car bombing on Washington's Embassy Row in 1976.
Dr. Rosenberg was believed to be the last surviving member of the rescue operation carried out in Vichy France by Varian Fry, who was known as the American Schindler for his efforts to save European Jews during the Holocaust.
Cicely Tyson, the pioneering actor who brought some of the first ennobling portrayals of African Americans to a vast television audience, gained an Oscar nomination for her performance as a sharecropper's wife in ''Sounder.''
A perennial trendsetter, Mr. Cardin, who died Dec. 29 at age 98, radically transformed men's and women's fashion in the 1960s with modern designs such as the Nehru jacket and the space-race-inspired bubble dress. He redefined the field of commercial branding by licensing his name to products including toiletries, jewelry, luggage, candy, wine and wigs.