Literary critic Edmund Wilson, an early champion, called her “a writer in a class by herself.”

He found music in everything, including the opening and closing of an umbrella over a ticking alarm clock.

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He was a charismatic middleman in labor fights with air traffic controllers, ballplayers and newspaper pressmen. He also briefly led the Major League Baseball Players Association.

He later led the Justice Department’s criminal division and served briefly as the top deputy to Attorney General Janet Reno.

One of the first African Americans to represent Florida in Congress since Reconstruction, she spent five terms championing services for the poor and expanded opportunities for minorities.

Mr. Williams’s British Formula One racing team was one of the most successful in the history of the sport, winning seven world drivers’ championships. In all, the team he founded and headed won 114 Grands Prix.

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She wrote a modern translation of "The Tale of Genji," one of Japan's most celebrated novels.

He co-created the SANS Institute, the world’s foremost nongovernment cybersecurity training program.

Ms. Dahl was also a beauty products entrepreneur and syndicated columnist who viewed her years in the movies as an “interim” in a busy career.

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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