He and his family were spirited out of the Soviet Union in a daring CIA operation in 1980.

His work was displayed in museums, galleries and private homes around the world.

She sounded an early alarm about the entitlement program’s projected shortfalls as baby boomers approached retirement.

His graphic novel “Stuck Rubber Baby” explored race and sexuality in 1960s Alabama.

He delved into the lives of the Romanovs because he had something in common with Nicholas II and Alexandra: Like them, he had a hemophiliac son.

He pushed for legal changes enabling U.S. citizens to sue foreign governments for complicity in terrorism.

The Latvian-born maestro once suffered a heart attack on the podium and continued the performance. He could not live, he said, without music or conducting.

He turned a traditional Jamaican call-and-response tune into a pop music sensation.

His Elias Sports Bureau maintained official statistics for the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and other sports leagues.

He led the FDA during the 1980s AIDS crisis and later guided the U.S. medical response to emergencies.

He helped build Japan’s nuclear power industry and presided over the country’s economic success.

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He was a combat veteran of three wars and chief of naval operations under three presidents.

He was instrumental in the 1973 closure of Junior Village, an understaffed and abusive center for impoverished children.

He was also a trained physician and launched to prominence in the influential comedy revue “Beyond the Fringe.”

He was the first EPA chief and resigned as deputy attorney general when asked to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

In any medium — memoirs, novels, poems, essays and TV shows — Mr. James was a master of English style.

For 37 years he led the English ensemble whose Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was heard by an estimated 100 million radio listeners on Christmas Eve.

She was “dedicated to locating the silences and gaps left by the way academic history had traditionally treated its subjects.”

He worked for 37 years as a theater critic at New York magazine and was often criticized for his lacerating assessments of performers’ physical appearances.

He played three games for the New York Knicks in 1947 after helping the University of Utah win two national tournaments.

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I.M. Pei, one of the world’s leading designers of civic centers and cultural institutions, including the Louvre Pyramid in Paris and the National Gallery of Art’s East Building in Washington, D.C., died May 16, 2019 in New York.
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The comedian, whose work on Burnett’s variety show provoked howls of laughter from audiences and co-stars, died May 14, 2019, at a care facility in Los Angeles.
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