He built his career in Amsterdam, then had long associations with British opera companies and the Boston and Chicago symphonies.

The versatile actor who appeared often on Broadway got his TV start with Tom Hanks in “Bosom Buddies.”

He smothered a grenade with his body in Korea, saving fellow Marines from injury or death.

He helped bring global attention and condemnation to the murderous ‘war on drugs’ launched by strongman president Rodrigo Duterte.

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Mr. Pinkney brought new life to old fairy tales — and to children’s literature as a whole — with his radiant illustrations in more than 100 picture books.

They painted 1,000 images of incarcerated people’s final meals, using secondhand ceramic plates as a canvas.

He co-wrote hit stage musicals, worked on James Bond scores including ‘Goldfinger’ and composed music for the Hollywood film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’

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Born in Bratislava, she reigned over world opera stages for decades, thrilling audiences with her shimmering pianissimos and vocal pyrotechnics.

Colin L. Powell, who helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, then struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush, died Oct. 18 at 84.

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The Army general helped guide the U.S. military to victory in the 1991 Persian Gulf War as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He struggled a decade later over the U.S. invasion of Iraq as a beleaguered secretary of state under President George W. Bush.

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“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.

His short, flexible board made catching a wave accessible to millions.

He fought with Free French Forces in North Africa and Europe, helping liberate France from Nazi occupation.

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The field of African American religious studies scarcely existed before he took it on in the 1970s with writings distinguished by both their scholarship and their spiritualism.

His books were often drawn from his own experiences as a sled-dog racer and outdoorsman.

After a famous All-Star Game collision with Pete Rose in 1970, he had a 35-year career as an Oakland A’s broadcaster.

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His band played traditional jigs, reels, airs and ballads while also collaborating with artists including the Rolling Stones and Willie Nelson.

The Catholic sister, in an act of protest, broke into a weapons facility at age 82.

The suave Hall of Famer won four Grand Slam titles in the 1940s and ’50s.

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The metallurgical engineer launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in the early 1970s.

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Cicely Tyson, award-winning Black actress noted for 'Sounder,' 'Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,' dies at 96

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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Photos: Larry King, TV host who gave boldface names a cozy forum, dies at 87

He hosted a popular CNN interview program that was a safe haven for the famous and infamous to spill their secrets, hype their projects and soften their image.
  • Jan 23, 2021

Photos: Pierre Cardin, designer who transformed fashion in the 1960s, dies at 98

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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