Adam Bernstein

Obituary editorWashington, D.C.


He was known for an omnivorous cultural appetite, a gregarious self-confidence and ease at socializing with grandees and visitors such as Elizabeth Taylor.

  • Aug 27, 2015

He distinguished himself as an aviator in Korea and Vietnam and was promoted to general in 1979.

  • Aug 26, 2015

The FDA medical officer raised concerns about the morning-sickness drug that was found to cause devastating birth defects.

  • Aug 7, 2015

Mrs. Holloman was part of a wave of African-American singers who began to appear on prominent stages after World War II.

  • Aug 7, 2015

She had roles in crime dramas “Kiss of Death,” “Nightmare Alley” and “The Killing” — but not, to her regret, as a femme fatale or hard-bitten dame.

  • Aug 4, 2015

In her short acting career, she had leading roles in “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Young and Innocent.”

  • Jul 21, 2015

Mrs. Holt, a zoologist by training, was a political wife and mother.

  • Jul 15, 2015

The Egyptian-born actor played roles across the ethnic spectrum and later became a bridge champion.

  • Jul 10, 2015

The state trooper’s killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson helped spark the Selma marches of 1965 and the Voting Rights Act.

  • Jul 8, 2015

An entertainment critic for local broadcasting and print outlets, Joe Barber also appeared on WETA TV’s arts review program Around Town.

  • Sep 19, 2011
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Adam Bernstein has spent his career putting the "post" in Washington Post, first as an obituary writer and then as editor. The American Society of Newspaper Editors recognized Bernstein’s ability to exhume “the small details and anecdotes that get at the essence of the person” and to write stories that are “complex yet stylish.”
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