A “bartender with a writing problem,” he helped usher in a new era of cocktail appreciation.

He earned an Oscar nomination for the landmark film, playing a getaway driver even though he never learned how to drive.

His company, Burton Snowboards, was credited with transforming snowboarding from a renegade diversion into one of the most popular winter sports.

Under his watch, G.P. Putnam’s Sons published novels including “Lolita,” “Fanny Hill” and “The Godfather.”

Harold Seymour received praise for his books on baseball history but didn’t give his wife credit as a co-author. Only after his death was her full partnership as a researcher acknowledged.

After nearly bleeding to death from the ritual at age 12, she devoted her life to improving lives for Ethiopian women.

He wrote more than a dozen books, including “Message From Moscow,” an originally anonymous account of the capital’s somber mood after the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Mrs. White, who said she found freedom in the skies, was one of the first black women to earn a pilot’s license in the United States.

He was married to actress Faye Dunaway for three years and photographed her the morning after she won an Oscar for “Network.”

He was 8 when his mother tossed him to safety from the burning airship.

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Determined to follow in footsteps of his idol Jesse Owens, he became one of the most dominant runners of his generation.

Mr. Lustig, who also shared an Oscar for “Gladiator,” sought to honor the memory of the Holocaust through film.

She helped launch the careers of artists in the Washington Color School.

She was an expert witness or consultant in 5,000 workers’ compensation cases.

For about three years during a critical phase of the conflict, from 1963 to 1966, Tri Quang commanded headlines as a figure of international interest if not outright intrigue.

He became France’s favorite cyclist and was adored in a nation where sports fans love to pull for “magnificent losers.”

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He was the author of “How the Irish Became White” and sought to eliminate racial categories.

“We want to know our own history,” the self-taught scientist once said. “Who were the first Americans? When did they get here? How did they get here?”

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He was the first black chief executive of Kaiser, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health plans.

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Her puppet character became a fixture of “The Ed Sullivan Show” and was especially popular in Latin America and Japan.

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