In seven decades of activism, and especially during his work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality, Rabbi Dresner became, in his words, the most arrested rabbi in America.

He won his only major tournament as a result of a scoring error by Roberto De Vicenzo.

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For four decades, he mined laughs from his Minnesota upbringing and his girth. He won an Emmy Award in 2016 as the unlikely matriarch on the quirky, earnest TV comedy “Baskets."

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The Grammy-winning singer also had a key acting role in the cult movie classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

He was known for film roles as the young Hannibal Lecter and fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

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He also showed understated skill in tender dramas such as the Oscar-winning “Sundays and Cybèle.”

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She was a popular ingenue in 1960s movies including “Where the Boys Are” and “Light in the Piazza.”

She led Mississippi's Delta State to three national titles, anchored the first U.S. women's basketball team at the Olympics and was drafted by the NBA.

The influential editor rose from an impoverished childhood in the segregated South to become one of the few African Americans on the mastheads and red carpets of the fashion world.

His 1973 novel "My Uncle Napoleon," affectionately skewering the foibles of his countrymen and women in the decades before the Islamic Revolution, became one of the most phenomenally popular works of modern Persian literature.

He was a longtime broadcaster on Nashville's WSM radio and later on television for the Nashville Network.

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AIM led major national protests in the 1970s, including a march to Washington and the militant Wounded Knee uprising in South Dakota.

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After turning 100, he received an honorary promotion to brigadier general.

He led the West African country for seven years but struggled to deal with an economic crisis and Islamist insurgency.

Joe B. Hall guided the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team to a national championship in 1978.

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He was the longtime drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and wrote biographies of H.L. Mencken, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

In decades of single-minded devotion to science, she produced seminal findings about cancer, how it develops, how it may be treated and the genetics underlying those discoveries.

He subsequently served two terms as Maryland’s attorney general and ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1986.

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Mr. Pyatt was among an early corps of Black journalists who cracked the segregation barriers of Southern newspapers when he began his career in 1964 at his hometown publication, the Charleston (S.C.) News & Courier.

The singer led one of the premier acts of the girl-group era.

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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.''
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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.
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