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NYT Obituaries 2h
“I don’t want to be called a black writer or a black producer,” Mr. Mumford once said. “I’m a producer and a writer who happens to be black.” He strove to write black characters with depth.
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NYT Obituaries 4h
“She was a great filmmaker and an absolute perfectionist,” a former colleague said of the documentary filmmaker Perry Miller Adato, who has died at 97. “She stood equal with men in an industry that wasn’t always welcoming to women”
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NYT Obituaries 6h
As a writer, "He had a directness like a good handshake,” a fellow playwright said. Stephen Jeffreys is dead at 68. His best-known work is "The Libertine."
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NYT Obituaries 10h
Jon Burge, Ex-Commander in Chicago Police Torture Cases, Dies at 70
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NYT Obituaries 13h
Mr. Mumford forged a writing career with confidence and audacity at a time when African-Americans were virtually unheard of in network writing rooms
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NYT Obituaries 20h
“He was generally referred to during his own lifetime as the doyen of Iranian studies.” Ehsan Yarshater has died at 98.
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NYT Obituaries 22h
An author and filmmaker, Marceline Loridan-Ivens examined the long-term anguish of surviving the death camps as a teenager and saw a new anti-Semitism on the rise in France. She has died at 90.
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NYT Obituaries Sep 22
Micheline Rozan, a behind-the-scenes force who helped the director Peter Brook found the renowned International Center for Theater Research in Paris, has died at 89
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NYT Obituaries Sep 22
The architect Robert Venturi, who has died, labored for years on a new Staten Island Ferry terminal. He gave up in 1996.
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NYT Obituaries Sep 22
Perry Miller Adato, an influential director of documentaries about Georgia O’Keeffe, Gertrude Stein, Picasso and other cultural figures who began her award-winning career when relatively few women were filmmakers, has died
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NYT Obituaries Sep 22
Annette Michelson took film seriously, and through her writing helped academia take it seriously too
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NYT Obituaries Sep 22
Jon Burge and his “Midnight Crew” of South Side detectives were accused of extracting confessions from more than 100 people using torture
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NYT Obituaries Sep 22
Stephen Jeffreys, Author of the Play ‘The Libertine,’ Dies at 68
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
Profoundly affected by MLK's assassination, Arthur Mitchell established a dance school to give the children of Harlem the same opportunities he once had
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
Dr. Mischel's studies found that some youngsters were far better than others at deploying or creating strategies to resist temptationm and that this ability seemed to persist at later ages
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
“It’s the closest thing to the ideal creative life,” Mr. Donat once said. “I mean, how often can an actor do Shakespeare, Chekhov and a new play, all in an eight-month span?"
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
Rachid Taha became a rock star in France with assertive lyrics and music that melded his Algerian heritage with punk, funk and electronic beats. He has died at 59.
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
In at least one serious attempt, scientists failed to replicate Dr. Mischel's results. Still, there is general agreement that self-discipline, persistence, grit — call it what you like — is a good predictor of success in many areas of life.
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
Mary Nooter Roberts, a scholar of African art, came to her work when a linear Western approach to art — “history with a capital H,” as she put it in — was on the way out. She helped change things
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NYT Obituaries Sep 21
His radio broadcasts of Chinese folk tales drew tens of millions of listeners. Shan Tianfang, a giant of Chinese storytelling, has died at 83.
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