The Italian director was a self-proclaimed “flag-bearer of the crusade against boredom, bad taste and stupidity in the theater.”
She melded psychology and nutrition in a pioneering effort to make children lifelong healthy eaters.
He spent two decade in the Foreign Service seeking to foster peace in a region that seemed forever to resist it, and later promoted a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
He and his wife, Marion, built Golden West Financial into one of the country’s largest savings-and-loan institutions. His philanthropic work included the founding of the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica.
He challenged the medical establishment by identifying a heredity component to some cancers, including a form of breast and ovarian cancers that in the 1990s was linked to the BRCA genes.
He and his brother started a Massachusetts ice cream shop during the Depression and went on to sell sundaes and Fribble milkshakes for decades.
He brought Southern gentility to Washington — and Washington largesse to the South — over nearly four decades in the Senate.
The Iranian immigrant was credited with giving many Washington-area diners their first experience of Persian food.
The operation attracted international attention and demonstrated the lifesaving potential of organ transplants for the tiniest patients.
A Wells Fargo bank in Sterling, Va. was robbed Dec. 13.