He genially coached parents to see their children’s abilities — as well as their own.
His political career was bookended by erudite and intriguing, if ultimately unsuccessful, bids for the Senate in New Jersey.
He said his performances under Nazi order saved his life when he was imprisoned in concentration camps.
His masterworks were also objects to be sat or eaten upon, or to hold a raincoat and hat.
He also chronicled his personal journey from the Black Power movement through a conversion to the Jewish faith.
In a career that lasted six decades, she became an acclaimed interpreter of American popular song.
A teacher and author, she helped expand the American palate beyond chop suey and sweet-and-sour pork.
He popularized cavernous hotel atriums, replete with waterfalls, fountains, ivy and spiral staircases.
He entertained audiences across the country, including at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, to help them “forget about the sadness and the madness” in the world.
A Wells Fargo bank in Sterling, Va. was robbed Dec. 13.