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Dan Talbot, Impresario of Art Films, Is Dead at 91

Dan Talbot, Impresario of Art Films, Is Dead at 91

Dan Talbot opened Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in 1981. It is scheduled to close on Jan. 28.

Mark E. Smith, Uncompromising Leader of the Fall, Dies at 60

Mark E. Smith, Uncompromising Leader of the Fall, Dies at 60

Mark E. Smith performing in London in 1980.

Arthur J. Robinson, Known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans, Dies at 74

Arthur J. Robinson, Known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans, Dies at 74

Arthur Robinson, known around New Orleans as Mr. Okra, beside his polychromatic pickup truck, from which he sold produce on the streets of the city.

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos in 1971 in Washington with President Richard M. Nixon and John B. Connally, the treasury secretary.

Jack Whitten, Artist of Wide-Ranging Curiosity, Dies at 78

Jack Whitten, Artist of Wide-Ranging Curiosity, Dies at 78

Jack Whitten in front of his 2014 painting “Atopolis: for Édouard Glissant.”

Overlooked No More: How Mary Ann Shadd Cary Shook Up the Abolitionist Movement

Overlooked No More: How Mary Ann Shadd Cary Shook Up the Abolitionist Movement

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a writer, an educator, a lawyer, an abolitionist and the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper.

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

Mr. Mann, left, rehearsing with the other members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Joel Smirnoff, Joel Krosnick and Samuel Rhodes, at the Juilliard School in 1996.

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Horace Ashenfelter, Olympic Victor of a Cold War Showdown, Dies at 94

Horace Ashenfelter of the United States, right, passed Vladimir Kazantsev of the Soviet Union, center, to win gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952.

Dr. James Melius, Advocate for Workers’ Health, Dies at 69

Dr. James Melius, Advocate for Workers’ Health, Dies at 69

Dr. James Melius speaking at a legislative conference in Albany in 2016.

Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86

Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86

Frank Ramsey in 1960 with the Boston Celtics, when they won the second of eight consecutive titles. He played on seven N.B.A. championship teams.

John Melcher, Montana Democrat in House and Senate, Dies at 93

John Melcher, Montana Democrat in House and Senate, Dies at 93

Senator John Melcher, left, in 1972 with Senator George S. McGovern, the Democratic presidential nominee that year, during a snowfall in Billings, Mont. Mr. Melcher served 20 years in Congress.

Khaira Arby, Outspoken Malian Singer With Global Reach, Dies at 58

Khaira Arby, Outspoken Malian Singer With Global Reach, Dies at 58

Khaira Arby performing at the Bell House in Brooklyn in 2011. The New York Times music critic Jon Pareles called that show one of the concert highlights of the year.

José Hawilla, 74, Central Figure in Soccer Scandal, Dies

José Hawilla, 74, Central Figure in Soccer Scandal, Dies

José Hawilla in his office in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2011. A newspaper in Rio de Janeiro once called him the “owner of Brazilian soccer.”

Lincoln Brower, Champion of the Monarch Butterfly, Dies at 86

Lincoln Brower, Champion of the Monarch Butterfly, Dies at 86

Lincoln Brower in 2006 during a research trip to Mexico, where he studied the migratory life cycle of monarch butterflies.

Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

Alfred Alberts, Unsung Father of a Cholesterol Drug, Dies at 87

Alfred Alberts in his laboratory at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1960s. When he began his research, cardiologists and public health experts had been at a loss to help people with high cholesterol levels.

Maurice Peress, Conductor Who Worked With Ellington, Dies at 87

Maurice Peress, Conductor Who Worked With Ellington, Dies at 87

Maurice Peress leading the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music orchestra in 2012.


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