He starred opposite Tom Selleck on “Magnum, P.I.,” the hit crime drama, and was praised for playing the musical title character in Gordon Parks's "Leadbelly."

The sugar-sweet performer with a string of No. 1 hits was also an advocate for cancer research.

The two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize was a master storyteller who brought to life the grand sweep of time and place.

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He lent support to dissidents including Andrei Sakharov of the Soviet Union and Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia.

Inspired in part by the Montgomery bus boycott, he led a successful 1963 campaign for civil rights in Bristol, England.

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He helped grow the school into a "vitally important" institution, said former Prince George’s County executive Rushern L. Baker III.

Her first short-story collection, "The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing," was translated into more than 30 languages and became a best-seller.

Woodfox was one of the “Angola Three” inmates who endured decades of isolation in the Louisiana jail and became an advocate for prison reform after his release.

His debut single, “Took the Children Away,” became an anthem for the "Stolen Generations," the Indigenous Australians who were forcibly taken from their homes.

Marine Pfc. Robert Simanek was severely injured after he rolled onto a grenade to protect members of his patrol in 1952.

The former radio and television play-by-play voice of the Dodgers was widely considered the greatest announcer in baseball history.

He brought on talented and original performers and let them remain talented and original, whether Jimi Hendrix and Neil Young or R.E.M. and Green Day.

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He led the ensemble for 36 years, dramatically increasing its scope and consistency.

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He led the publication as it became Silicon Valley’s newspaper of record during the technology boom of the 1990s.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian-born physician, took over as leader of al-Qaeda after the death of Osama bin Laden. He was killed in a U.S. strike.

She was an Emmy-winner for “Caesar’s Hour” and provided the voice of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid.”

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Nichelle Nichols helped break ground on TV by showing a Black woman in a position of authority and who shared with co-star William Shatner one of the first interracial kisses on American prime-time television.

Bill Russell was indomitable on and off the court and one of the most fascinating public figures to straddle sports and civil rights. He was intensely driven and innovative as an athlete.

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During nearly a quarter-century with the General Services Administration, he brought style and prestige to the once shabby design of federal office buildings.

A former dean of Yale's medical school, he oversaw pharmaceutical research and defended abortion rights. He also chronicled his struggle with bipolar disorder.

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