In 1964 he created the Meyers Manx, a two-seat car that helped turn the dune buggy into an emblem of California cool.

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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He reveled in his status as the most popular talk-show host in the country and called himself the ‘most dangerous’ man in radio for his vitriolic polemics and influential conservatism.

The Dominican-born bandleader and composer helped make salsa music a global phenomenon.

He trained his investigative powers on the automotive and energy industries, far-right hate groups and the U.S. prison system.

The son and grandson of Lutheran ministers, he worked as a Washington lawyer before being recruited to the hotel industry by Marriott’s CEO.

He added a vast repertoire to his instrument and performed to packed concerts around the world.

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He engineered a stunning economic turnaround, then was blamed for an even more dramatic financial collapse after he left office.

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For more than 45 years, he introduced and held the cape of the “hardest-working man in show business.”

He and his younger brother opened the first Friendly Ice Cream parlor in 1935, parlaying the profits from 5-cent double-dip cones into a sprawling empire of eateries.

With Miles Davis, he helped develop the fusion genre while remaining faithful to the standard repertoire.

The technique employs hypnosis to induce a calm state during labor and has been used by hundreds of thousands of women, including British royals Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle and actress Jessica Alba.

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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.
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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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Griffin, Carol

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Jakubowski, Robert

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Kahane, Adam

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Keiser, Matthew

Kelly, Ernest

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