He helped shape some of the most significant federal laws of the past 50 years, becoming an eminence of Capitol Hill in his own right.

Mr. Luce brought attention to a secret "tiger cage" prison run by South Vietnam, stirring outrage that helped turn U.S. public opinion against the war.

Mills Lane became one of the sport’s most recognizable figures after disqualifying Mike Tyson for chomping off a slice of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a 1997 championship bout.

His two-volume study of the war concluded flawed policy and rising casualties, not negative press coverage, eroded public support.

He worked a high-pressure job involving breaking news and, in his spare time, was an amateur nature photographer specializing in flowers and birds.

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His seminal book "America’s Longest War" helped generations understand why the United States went to Vietnam — and the lessons with which it was left.

Mr. Lapierre used a mix of journalism and historical research in books that sold more than 50 million copies around the world.

He co-founded the Memphis record label, which released hits by Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes, and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Alley, who became an American sitcom fixture after playing high-strung bar manager Rebecca Howe on NBC’s long-running TV show “Cheers” and received numerous comedy-related acting accolades in the early 1990s, died on Dec. 5.

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Ms. Alley also starred in the sitcom “Veronica’s Closet” and the “Look Who’s Talking” comic movie franchise.

He wrote more than two dozen works of military and intelligence history as an independent scholar and senior fellow at the nonprofit National Security Archive

He started a pioneering tennis school and coached ten of the sport’s top-ranked players, including Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova and Venus and Serena Williams.

Mr. McGrath joined the inaugural cast of “Sesame Street” in 1969 as Bob Johnson, the affable neighborhood music teacher.

During 11 terms in office, he was a social moderate and a fiscal conservative and sparred with fellow Republicans over his strong support of free trade.

Often using the Midwest as a backdrop, Ms. Reichert explored themes of race, gender and the workplace.

Mr. Jones performed mostly with the Young Bucks rhythm-and-blues band and the Legendary Orioles doo-wop group, and he won rapturous reviews.

He won the Cy Young Award twice in the 1970s, and was the first pitcher to do so in both the American and National leagues.

Her autobiographical, raunchy, and darkly absurd comics in the 1970s made her a feminist heroine to a generation of women. She was married to fellow underground cartoonist Robert Crumb.

He was the first living Japanese American, and the second overall, to receive the nation's highest award for valor.

Ms. McVie’s credits include some of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, among them “Don't Stop,” about her crumbling marriage to bandmate John McVie

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