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Lindsay Kemp, Dancer Who Taught David Bowie, Is Dead at 80

Lindsay Kemp, Dancer Who Taught David Bowie, Is Dead at 80

The dancer, actor and choreographer Lindsay Kemp, whose students included David Bowie, in an undated photo.

Paul Bocuse, Celebrated French Chef, Dies at 91

Paul Bocuse, Celebrated French Chef, Dies at 91

Paul Bocuse in the kitchen at L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges, his three-star restaurant near Lyon, France, in 2012. His signature dishes not only pleased the palate; they also seduced the eye and piqued the imagination.

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.”

Mai Skaf, Syrian Actress Who Defied Assad Regime, Dies at 49

Mai Skaf, Syrian Actress Who Defied Assad Regime, Dies at 49

Mai Skaf speaking at the funeral of her fellow actress and activist Fadwa Suleimane in Montreuil, a suburb of Paris, in 2017. “I will not lose hope,” she wrote two days before her death. “It’s the great Syria, not Assad’s Syria.”

Overlooked No More: Fannie Farmer, Modern Cookery’s Pioneer

Overlooked No More: Fannie Farmer, Modern Cookery’s Pioneer

Fannie Merritt Farmer, left, with a student at the Boston Cooking School, where she taught. Farmer helped bring cooking into the modern age, and her book became a primary reference source in many household kitchens.

Connie Sawyer, Film’s Oldest Working Actress, Dies at 105

Connie Sawyer, Film’s Oldest Working Actress, Dies at 105

Connie Sawyer in May 2016 at her home in a retirement community in Los Angeles. She titled her memoir, “I Never Wanted to Be a Star — And I Wasn’t.”

Overlooked No More: Julia Sand, Whose Letters Inspired a President

Overlooked No More: Julia Sand, Whose Letters Inspired a President

A portrait of Julia Sand from the book “The Unexpected President.” In nearly two dozen letters she advised, cajoled and scolded Chester A. Arthur on policy matters large and small.

Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62

Rick McKay, Who Documented Memories of Broadway, Dies at 62

Rick McKay with, from left, Elaine Stritch, Jane Powell and Marian Seldes in 2004 at the premiere of his documentary film “Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There,” in Manhattan.

Nina Baym, Who Brought Novels by Women to Light, Dies at 82

Nina Baym, Who Brought Novels by Women to Light, Dies at 82

The University of Illinois Prof. Nina Baym at home in 2005. “I wanted to know where these women were,” she said, referring to forgotten women writers of the 19th century. She found them.

Burton Richter, a Nobel Winner for Plumbing Matter, Dies at 87

Burton Richter, a Nobel Winner for Plumbing Matter, Dies at 87

Burton Richter, left, being congratulated by King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in Stockholm after receiving the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Brian Murray, an Acclaimed Veteran of Broadway, Dies at 80

Brian Murray, an Acclaimed Veteran of Broadway, Dies at 80

Brian Murray in Edward Albee’s “Me, Myself & I” at the McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, N.J., in 2008. Though he appeared in movies and on television, stage was his first love. “I can’t live without the other character: the audience,” he said.

Willie Lee Rose, Historian of Reconstruction, Dies at 91

Willie Lee Rose, Historian of Reconstruction, Dies at 91

Willie Lee Rose in an undated photo. She recast the prevailing view of Reconstruction, the period that followed the Civil War.

R. Lee Ermey, Harsh Drill Instructor in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ Dies at 74

R. Lee Ermey, Harsh Drill Instructor in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ Dies at 74

R. Lee Ermey in 2006. In addition to “Full Metal Jacket,” his film credits include “Apocalypse Now,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Se7en” and the “Toy Story” franchise.

Tomasz Stanko, Ruminative Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 76

Tomasz Stanko, Ruminative Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 76

Tomasz Stanko performing in Gdansk, Poland, in 2012. After living what he called a “very dark” lifestyle for a long stretch, he made a comeback.

Harold Guskin, Acting Coach Who Nurtured Stars, Is Dead at 76

Harold Guskin, Acting Coach Who Nurtured Stars, Is Dead at 76

“Actors are about feelings, imagination and improvisation,” Harold Guskin wrote in “How to Stop Acting.”

Tessa Jowell, Who Pushed for London’s Olympics, Dies at 70

Tessa Jowell, Who Pushed for London’s Olympics, Dies at 70

Tessa Jowell speaking at the Olympic Games in London in 2012. As secretary of state for culture, media and sport, Ms. Jowell played a key role in bringing the Games to London.


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