He was in his 30s when fingers in his right hand suddenly stopped working, but remained a gifted performer while gaining renown as a conductor and teacher.

The once-crumbing city center is now jammed with art galleries and museums, churches, shady parks and alleyways reminiscent of Rome or Barcelona.

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The former ranch hand and blacksmith played gruff, plain-talking characters in films such as “Tender Mercies,” “The Natural” and “Cocoon.”

His film range included upbeat musicals, grim historical dramas and a gangster movie with child actors.

Among the first Black officers to supervise White soldiers, he battled ingrained attitudes about race.

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She helped bring the NBA and NHL to Washington with her husband, Abe Pollin, and started innovative counseling centers after losing two children to heart defects.

He was the longtime coach at Illinois and New Mexico State.

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He managed six major league teams and came within one out of leading the Red Sox to the 1986 title.

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His unpredictable rhyming style and staccato cadences elevated the hip-hop group’s first four albums.

After abandoning a short-lived presidential campaign, he became a strong voice for President Trump.

He brought direct elections and other democratic changes to the self-governed island despite missile launches and other saber-rattling by China, which claims the island.

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When she and six other activists swam at a Whites-only motel pool in Florida, the manager poured acid in the water. The episode helped galvanize support for the Civil Rights Act.

With Ted Turner’s backing, he launched CNN in 1980 and later co-founded the Food Network.

The former South Bend mayor and lieutenant governor was thrust into the state’s top office when his predecessor died of a stroke in 2003.

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He was also featured in Wes Craven’s “Nightmare on Elm Street” horror films.

He was considered one of rock’s greatest guitarists before succumbing to drugs and mental illness.

She fought punitive film-industry labor laws and had a decades-long feud with her actress sister, Joan Fontaine.

She rose from brutal poverty in industrial England to write more than 60 books, family sagas blending romance with loss and tragedy.

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He gained a devoted following on his long-running morning show and helped reinvigorate the prime-time game show genre as host of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire.’

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After being in the public eye as the wife of one of the first astronauts, she became an outspoken TV host in Washington.

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Weber, Deane

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Wilson, Terrence

Yakaitis, Joseph

Zimmermann, Rosemary

Albrittain, Matthew

Ambrose, Rupert

Amick, Helen

Anderson, Brian

Angelelli, Nancy

Barnes, Doris

Barth, Manfried

Beaty Sr., Willie E.

Bena, Marie

Bernsen, Sam

Bethea, Martha

Blacketor, Everly

Blaesing, Patricia S. "patsy"

Bland, Brian

Boosman, Fan Hou

Boyle, Neal "joe"

Brewster, Camille

Brosnahan, Edward

Brown-Jordan, Jasneth Fay "june"

Brunner, Rochelle

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Burney, Eloise

Burton, Robert "bob"

Butler, Mary

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Coleman, Angela

Coleman, Leonore

Colihan, Elaine

Collins, John

Colman, Myra

Compton, Glenn

Cortesi, Roger

Coti Usmc (ret.), Colonel William A.

Curtis, Joseph

Davenport, Reverend Lane John

Delap, Donald

Dibble Jr., James

Dicks, Johnny

Dorsey, Willie

Dudley, Margarea

Duer Iii, John

Duncan Jr., Lloyd

Duncan, Patricia

Duncan, Robert "tony"

Edwards, Gloria

Erling, Alfred "fred"

Estep, Darnell "chubbs"

Finocchiaro, Anthony

Firestone, Richard

Fowler, Billy

Gardner, Robert

Gordon, Harry

Hadler, Caryl

Haller, Michael

Harrison, Charles

Harrison, Frederick

Hayes Jr., Eulus

Henderson, Sallye

Henifin, Captain Edward E. "buzz"

Hiemstra, Hazel "billie"

Higgins, Cecil

Hope, Polly And Amanda

Huffman, Wayne

Irrera, Leo

Jarrett, Christopher "kipp"

Johnson, Dorothy

Jones, Lynda

Jones, Richard

Juppenlatz, Richard "dick"

Kauffmann, Bruce

Kemp, Rosalind

Kirk Jr., Albert

Kittrie, Sara

Klein, Paul

Kramer, Henning

Langley, Harold

Lewis, Michelle

Lewis, Rosa

Lewis, Sallie

Lilja, June

Loftus, Thomas

Lwin, David

Malengo, Raymond

Mars-Gibson, Johnetta

Marsh, John

Mason, David

Mayfield, Howard

McCormack, Richard

McGuinness Iv, Joseph "joe"

McMillian, Idella

Mellon, Robert "bob"

Milin M.d., Kristy

Misiorek, Mark

Mock, Everett

Morrill, Eugene

Muriel, Brown

Norfolk, Ernest

Numbers, Jane

O'Neill, James

O'Neill, Raymond W.

O'Rourke, Michael

Oldes Sr., Randolph

Osborne, Barbara

Parrish, Dianne

Patterson, Robert

Payne, Rosaria

Perrit, Diane

Piere, M. Dorothy "dot"

Pollin, Irene

Powers, Roberta

Pringo, Antonia

Ramey, John

Randall, Charles

Ray, Alberta

Reiner, Nancy

Roberts M.d., Arnold

Roberts, Faye

Rosenblatt, Maury

Ross, Alfred

Rubin, James

Saidman, Sanford

Sausser, Robert

Schorr, Burton

Schultz, Albert

Scifres, John

Seiler, David

Sharabany, Phyllis

Shumpert, Michael

Smith, Carolyn

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Snow, Lila

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Soderberg, Terry

Solomon, Doris

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Strimple, Karen

Swann, Agnes

Taylor, Heather

Taylor Iii, James "dickie"

Thomas, Larry

Travis, John

Vella, Mildred "millie"

Vignone, Barbara

Walker, Barbara

Walker, Willie

Walters, Mary

Weber, Deane

Weilerstein, Deborah

Wheeler, Sandra

Whittington, Mary

Williams, Philander

Wilson, Terrence

Yakaitis, Joseph

Zimmermann, Rosemary

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