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He was known for an omnivorous cultural appetite, a gregarious self-confidence and ease at socializing with grandees and visitors such as Elizabeth Taylor.
He distinguished himself as an aviator in Korea and Vietnam and was promoted to general in 1979.
The FDA medical officer raised concerns about the morning-sickness drug that was found to cause devastating birth defects.
Mrs. Holloman was part of a wave of African-American singers who began to appear on prominent stages after World War II.
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.
In her short acting career, she had leading roles in “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Young and Innocent.”
Mrs. Holt, a zoologist by training, was a political wife and mother.
The Egyptian-born actor played roles across the ethnic spectrum and later became a bridge champion.
The state trooper’s killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson helped spark the Selma marches of 1965 and the Voting Rights Act.
An entertainment critic for local broadcasting and print outlets, Joe Barber also appeared on WETA TV’s arts review program Around Town.