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Nanette Fabray, Star of TV and Stage Comedies, Dies at 97
Ms. Fabray won a Tony for a performance on Broadway in the 1940s and three Emmys for her work with Sid Caesar in the 1950s.
02/23/2018 10:03 PM
Idrissa Ouedraogo, Lauded African Filmmaker, Dies at 64
His movies, featuring simple, compelling stories set in Burkina Faso, his home country, and elsewhere in Africa, won accolades at Cannes.
02/24/2018 01:33 AM
Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Black Artists, Dies at 70
Also a civil rights activist and educator, she championed African and African-American art, building a collection and then rebuilding it after a fire.
02/23/2018 11:22 PM
Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62
Mr. McKay filmed the reminiscences of dozens of theater luminaries for the 2004 documentary “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There.”
02/23/2018 10:51 PM
David Zwick, a Leading Clean-Water Advocate, Dies at 75
His work as one of “Nader’s raiders” helped bring about the Clean Water Act of 1972, and he helped found the advocacy group Clean Water Action.
02/24/2018 03:22 PM
Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents
Mr. Graham spread the Gospel around the world through a combination of religious conviction, commanding stage presence and shrewd use of advanced communication technologies.
02/22/2018 03:34 AM
Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers Interact
A leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.
02/23/2018 01:25 AM
Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102
She later performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and was also well known as a dance teacher.
02/21/2018 10:45 PM
Max Desfor, 104, War Photographer at Midcentury, Is Dead
Mr. Desfor’s photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize.
02/23/2018 04:26 PM
Billy Graham, Media Pioneer
Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach.
02/21/2018 01:58 PM
Jeffrey Bell, G.O.P. Giant-Killer and Supply-Sider, Dies at 74
He upset Senator Clifford P. Case in New Jersey’s 1978 Republican primary, lost to Bill Bradley, but became an effective advocate of tax cuts.
02/22/2018 12:35 AM
David Poindexter, 89, Who Used Media to Preach Family Planning, Dies
A Methodist minister, he saw TV and radio programming — soap operas, in particular — as effective tools to teach the world about population control.
02/21/2018 12:51 AM
Lydia Ratcliff, Writer Who Found a Farmer’s Calling, Dies at 84
She gave up ghostwriting for the financial columnist Sylvia Porter to help pioneer the farm-to-table movement, delivering her meats to top restaurants.
02/20/2018 01:32 AM
Arthur J. Robinson, Known as ‘Mr. Okra’ to New Orleans, Dies at 74
Mr. Robinson, a direct heir to the city’s street-peddling tradition, rolled through the streets every day hawking produce from his pickup truck (“I have ooooranges and bananas!”).
02/20/2018 11:10 PM
Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81
Dr. Blobel, at Rockefeller University, discovered that proteins in any given cell carry signals that guide them to where they can do their beneficial job.
02/22/2018 05:02 PM