In 1975, he became the first African American to compete in the tradition-bound Masters tournament in Augusta, Ga. Tiger Woods heralded him as a role model in the sport.

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He starred in the acclaimed 1971 drama "Walkabout" and was among the best-known Indigenous actors of his generation.

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He was the son of the late King Norodom Sihanouk and was forced from his position as prime minister in a 1997 coup.

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After suffering abuse as a child, Phil Saviano became an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse by priests; his role was highlighted in the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight."

His musicals — including ‘Company,’ ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ and ‘A Little Night Music’ — explored the human condition in all its anxieties and moral complexities.

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As Montgomery County police chief, he led the search for the D.C. sniper in 2002, then later resigned amid a controversy over a book he wrote about the sniper hunt.

He led research efforts to understand the pathways of such diseases as SARS, Ebola, the Zika virus and covid-19.

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.

Her high-end wedding cakes were usually decorated with botanically realistic flower petals.

He won the 1955 National League Rookie of the Year award as a St. Louis Cardinal and guided the Houston Astros to three straight postseason appearances as a manager.

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He distilled the passions of the antiwar movement into poetry during the Vietnam War and later, with his bestselling book "Iron John," awakened a movement of men in search of deeper masculinity.

A trombonist of virtuosic skill, he also won two Grammy Awards as a composer and arranger.

He was a soothing fixture of WUSA Channel 9 and WJLA ABC7.

He was responsible for a massacre that killed hundreds and was later convicted of mutiny, treason and accepting bribes.

He championed the concept of beauty in art, arguing that what a painting looked like was far more important than what it meant.

He was a nuclear physicist who parlayed a $1,000 investment in a sandwich shop into a billion-dollar fortune.

He was present at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, covered wars around the globe and caught the future Princess Diana in a stalled car.

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He romanced Elizabeth Taylor, befriended Henry Kissinger and threw some of Washington's most lavish parties.

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.

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Hines, Phyllis

Holland, Mark

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Kooij, Theo

Korbeck, Theresa

Ladd, Ford

Lavigne, Merlin

Lawrence, Purnell "penny"

Lehky, Sidney

Lippert, Frederick

Lloyd, Katie

Long Iii, Henry "jack"

Lorenz, Margaret

Lower, Susan

Masters, Anne

McLain, Jennie

Medley, Dorman

Moffett, Kenneth "ken"

Molli, Mary Lou

Monett, Christine

Moore, Howard

Morton, Cleora "cle/Cleo"

Myers, Virginia

Nace, Barry

Newbury, Jane

Nickens, Beverly

Oleszycki, Deborah

Paller, Alan

Pearlstein, Harvey

Pevenstein, Jack

Phenglaor, Wirach

Pitsinger, Geraldine "ger"

Rickel, Annette

Robinson, Elizabeth

Roccella, Edward

Rooney, Glee

Santmyer, Margaret

Schooley, Douglas "smoky"

Schultz, Donald

Schwartz, Marlene

Scinto, Carol

Seals, Franklin

Smith, Kathryn

Smith Jr., Walter

Stovall, Yvonne

Sutton, Ronnie

Thursz, Hadassah

Turner, Gerald R.

Wadder, Barry

Walker, Mary

Washington, Carrie

Whitsett, Dora

Wiegand, Jean

Williams, Emma

Williams Jr., Leonidas

Winfield, Nicole

Worrell, Ruth

Wright, Claire

Young, Lawanda

Zimmerman, John "jack"

Adamson, John

Ager, Elmer

Baker, Alice

Bell, Leonard "slim"

Brown, Allie

Brown, Christopher

Brown, Ruth

Brown, Teresa

Butler, Ruth

Calley, Cyril

Cannon, Charles "bucky"

Cardamone, Yolanda

Cardenas, Rene

Casasco, Adelheid "heidi"

Casey, Kathleen

Cattell, Barbara "bobbie"

Chasko, Carol

Cheek, Lissie

Collins, Denis

Conners, Leslie

Costello Jr., John W. "jack"

Cotton, Marye

Crawford Jr., John

Cribbin, James

Cropp, Dwight

Del Vecchio, John

Depompa, Margaret

Dessin, Marcel P.l.

Devane Sr., James

Dougan, Gregory

Durant, Bené

Edelman, Margaret

Elzie-Hudson, Alfreda

Eng, Sue Kem (louie)

Faupel, Shirley

Fox, Darrell

Fraley, Raymond

Freeman, Phyllis

Friedman, Susan

Gailliot, Christopher B. "chris"

Garwood, Mary

Gelman, Harry

Gollub, Melvin

Goodfellow Jr., Gordon

Gotkin, Eleanor

Graham, Elizabeth "libby"

Grahamn, Richard

Gray, Parks Wilson

Gregory, Anna

Guha, Sujon

Hedrick, Warren

Herr, Irma

Hill, Ardath

Hill, Patricia

Hinds, Patricia

Hines, Phyllis

Holland, Mark

Howard, Virginia "ginny"

Howze, Louise

Ink, Dwight

Isom, Magusta

John, Gerald

Johnson, Mary

Johnson, William

Jones, Michael

Keenan, Candace "candy"

Kezar, Charles

Kirby-Smith, Edmund

Kligman, Betty

Kling, Lennia "lynn"

Kooij, Theo

Korbeck, Theresa

Ladd, Ford

Lang, Lynn

Lavigne, Merlin

Lawrence, Purnell "penny"

Lawson, Gloria

Lehky, Sidney

Lippert, Frederick

Lloyd, Katie

Long Iii, Clarence "hugh"

Long Iii, Henry "jack"

Long, Laverne

Lorenz, Margaret

Lower, Susan

Marklin, Edward

Masters, Anne

McLain, Jennie

McReynolds, Shirley

Medley, Dorman

Miller, Nancy

Miller, Naomi

Moffett, Kenneth "ken"

Molli, Mary Lou

Monett, Christine

Moore, Howard

Morgan, Mary "maxine"

Morton, Cleora "cle/Cleo"

Myers, Virginia

Myers  , Joseph And William D. Akowskey Sr. John A. And Thelma E.

Nace, Barry

Newbury, Jane

Nickens, Beverly

Oleszycki, Deborah

Onufrychuk, Aileen

Osser, Steven

Paller, Alan

Pearlstein, Harvey

Pevenstein, Jack

Phenglaor, Wirach

Pitsinger, Geraldine "ger"

Rasberry, Taija

Reeves, Robert

Richardson, Clyde

Rickel, Annette

Robinson, Elizabeth

Roccella, Edward

Rooney, Glee

Rutland, John

Santmyer, Margaret

Saperstein, Carl

Schooley, Douglas "smoky"

Schultz, Donald

Schwartz, Marlene

Scinto, Carol

Seals, Franklin

Shumaker, Lorraine

Smith, Kathryn

Smith Jr., Walter

Stovall, Yvonne

Sutton, Ronnie

Taylor, Brenda

Thombs, Patricia

Thompson Jr., James "jim"

Thursz, Hadassah

Turner, Gerald R.

Visnic, Elaine

Wadder, Barry

Walker, Mary

Washington, Carrie

Whitehurst, Jesse

Whitsett, Dora

Wiegand, Jean

Williams, Emma

Williams Jr., Leonidas

Winfield, Nicole

Worrell, Ruth

Wright, Claire

Wright, Gracie Mae

Young, Lawanda

Zimmerman, John "jack"

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