He was among the dozens of Jewish comedians who honed their craft at the all-inclusive resorts in the Catskill Mountains. He joked that his cholesterol level was 9-1-1.

He was a regular on TV shows "Matlock” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and in his later film career, he had roles in religiously themed dramas.

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One of the major Black nightclub singers of her era, she left entertainment in 1955 to pursue missionary work but later returned to the stage as an opera singer.

His unorthodox poems and essays made him one of postwar Germany’s leading authors. He also found a global audience with his children’s book “The Number Devil.”

Ms. Cara sued for allegedly unpaid royalties in the 1980s in a long legal battle that appeared to derail her career.

She brought Sinatra, then a singing waiter, to the attention of her husband, bandleader Harry James.

In office from 1979 to 1983, he had an extra dose of celebrity as the husband of sportscaster and former Miss America Phyllis George.

A self-styled Marxist, pacifist and existentialist, he became “one of the visible saints of the modern American left," in the description of the Nation magazine.

He also recorded with singer Roger Daltrey of the Who and played the mute executioner Ilyn Payne in the HBO series “Game of Thrones."

The former NAACP legal secretary married Marshall in 1955 and burnished his reputation as the leading legal architect of the civil rights movement.

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She drew international attention as a leader of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo but was a polarizing figure at times within Argentina.

He covered Washington for more than two decades for the Italian daily Il Tempo, distinguishing himself as a gimlet-eyed observer of American politics.

His magazine covers were striking and controversial. He depicted Muhammad Ali as the martyr Saint Sebastian and drowned Andy Warhol in a can of Campbell’s soup.

At a conference in 1982, Ms. Leigh coined the phrase "sex work" that became part of the global lexicon of researchers, writers and activists.

As a Senate staffer and Federal Trade Commission chairman, he played a key role in some of the most significant gains in the consumer protection movement, from tobacco control to auto safety.

He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his orchestral suite “Air Music.” His diaries offered entree into elite gay and artistic circles.

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He was a survivor of Nazi concentration camps during World War II and late in life spoke about his experiences, including the killing of 12 of his family members.

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Mr. Gerson helped shape President George W. Bush’s messaging after the 9/11 attacks and then moved to The Washington Post, where he wrote about politics and faith

The longtime Washington resident became an Internet celebrity after her exuberant encounter with the president and first lady at the White House in 2016.

“The Jim Bohannon Show” provided amiable companionship to millions of night owls during decades in national syndication.

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