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Robert Pincus-Witten, Art Critic and Historian, Is Dead at 82

Robert Pincus-Witten, Art Critic and Historian, Is Dead at 82

Robert Pincus-Witten in Manhattan in 1985. “The taste for the successful and celebrated is fickle,” he wrote. “What waxes, wanes.”

José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies

José Molina, 81, Who Brought Spanish Dance to U.S. Audiences, Dies

José Molina performing in Bryant Park in Manhattan in 1967. “Onstage, he exuded simplicity, charisma and charm,” a fellow dancer said. “The audience adored him.”

Edwin Hawkins, Known for the Hit ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Is Dead at 74

Edwin Hawkins, Known for the Hit ‘Oh Happy Day,’ Is Dead at 74

Edwin Hawkins in concert in the Allen Room of Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2008.

Josh Greenfeld, Who Chronicled His Son’s Autism, Dies at 90

Josh Greenfeld, Who Chronicled His Son’s Autism, Dies at 90

Josh Greenfeld in an undated photo. He was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay of “Harry and Tonto” but gained his widest attention as an author.

Angela Bowen, Dance Teacher and Gay Activist, Is Dead at 82

Angela Bowen, Dance Teacher and Gay Activist, Is Dead at 82

Angela Bowen teaching a dance class in the 1980s. She later became a passionate voice on lesbian, black and feminist issues.

Nancy Roman, ‘Mother of the Hubble’ Telescope, Dies at 93

Nancy Roman, ‘Mother of the Hubble’ Telescope, Dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman with a model of an orbiting solar observatory in 1962. She was NASA’s first director of astronomy and a leading advocate for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Hiep Thi Le, Vietnamese Refugee Who Became Film Star, Dies at 46

Hiep Thi Le played Le Ly Hayslip in Oliver Stone’s Vietnam War drama “Heaven and Earth” (1993). The film made her an unlikely star a dozen years after her own escape from Vietnam.

John Culver, Liberal Congressman From Iowa, Is Dead at 86

John Culver, Liberal Congressman From Iowa, Is Dead at 86

Senator John C. Culver of Iowa, right, with his fellow Democrat Gary Hart of Colorado in Washington in 1979. Mr. Culver won praise across the political spectrum for his independence.

Herbert Kaiser, 94, Health Care Champion in South Africa, Dies

Herbert Kaiser, 94, Health Care Champion in South Africa, Dies

Herbert and Joy Kaiser with Nelson Mandela at Mr. Mandela’s home in Soweto, South Africa, in 1991. The Kaisers founded Medical Education for South African Blacks in 1985.

Michelle Musler, Courtside Perennial in the Garden, Is Dead at 81

Michelle Musler, Courtside Perennial in the Garden, Is Dead at 81

Michelle Musler near her seat at Madison Square Garden behind the Knicks’ bench in 2011 during Game 3 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, pitting New York against the Boston Celtics. (The Celtics won, on their way to sweeping the Knicks in four games.)

Thomas Hofeller, Republican Master of Political Maps, Dies at 75

Thomas Hofeller, Republican Master of Political Maps, Dies at 75

Thomas B. Hofeller spoke to a National Conference of State Legislatures. He was extolled — or lambasted — as the Michelangelo of the modern gerrymander.

Billy Connors, Yankee Pitching Guru, Is Dead at 76

Billy Connors, Yankee Pitching Guru, Is Dead at 76

Billy Connors at home in 2013. He worked with Yankee pitching greats like Mariano Rivera and C.C. Sabathia and had a long association with the club.

Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese Baseball’s Iron Man, Is Dead at 71

Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese Baseball’s Iron Man, Is Dead at 71

Sachio Kinugasa, right, was in the stands on June 14, 1996, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., when Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles played in his 2,216th consecutive game, against the Royals, breaking Kinugasa’s world baseball record for durability.

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, Barrier-Breaking Lawyer, Dies at 104

Dovey Johnson Roundtree outside the United States District Court in Washington, about 1985. “As a woman, and as a woman of color in an age when black lawyers had to leave the courthouse to use the bathrooms, she dared to practice before the bar of justice and was unflinching,” the co-author of her memoir said.

Larry Meachum, Prison Reformer Who Led Prisons, Dies at 79

Larry Meachum, Prison Reformer Who Led Prisons, Dies at 79

Larry Meachum, when he was acting commissioner of the Massachusetts corrections department. He surrounded himself with “people who understood the concept of redemption and who appreciated the basic humanity of prisoners,” a colleague said.


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