His deceptively simple designs for homes and prominent public buildings earned him high-profile commissions around the world. His clients included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, actors Meryl Streep and James Garner, and arts patron and philanthropist Rachel “Bunny” Mellon.

He was a longtime manager in the Orioles system before succeeding Earl Weaver in Baltimore.

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With Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, he launched the group the Wailers, which carried Jamaica’s reggae music to the world.

An Ivy-educated lawyer, he wrote several books that made him one of the foremost commentators of the 1990s on race and class in the United States.

The two-time Pro Bowler played for the Philadelphia Eagles and L.A. Rams before joining CBS.

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He was best remembered for shepherding Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” to a worldwide audience.

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He was a civil rights worker, political kingmaker and confidant of President Bill Clinton.

His photos, notably on the set of Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless,’ captured the cinematic movement’s iconoclastic spirit.

She led efforts to commemorate the Scottsboro Boys, nine Black youths unjustly charged with crimes in the 1930s.

He created the Meyers Manx, a two-seater that helped turn the dune buggy into an emblem of California cool.

He ran for the Senate in 1970 as a Connecticut Democrat and later led the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Information Agency.

She ran from the car of a powerful congressman and dove into the Tidal Basin in 1974, generating a splash that would ripple into a political cause celebre.

He led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis and the nationalization of its state energy company.

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The acclaimed poet was longtime proprietor of City Lights, the San Francisco bookstore and avant-garde publishing house that catapulted the Beat Generation to fame.

By the time it closed in 2007, the Medical Education for South African Blacks had collected more than $27 million in gifts and grants to train more than 10,000 physicians, dentists, nurses and hospital technicians.

He installed the 3.5-ton bronze sculpture without permission in the middle of the night.

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An Ursuline missionary, she was raped, beaten and burned with cigarettes. She became a peace activist and sued her torturers.

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She also helped create a foundation in honor of her former husband, photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.

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An eminent cardiologist, Dr. Lown co-founded an international group of physicians that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to end the nuclear arms race.

He represented high-profile clients in congressional oversight hearings, argued at the Supreme Court, and served on boards of civil rights and arts organizations.

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