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NYT Obituaries 34m
After defecting from the Soviet bloc, Seweryn Bialer joined the faculty at Columbia and became an author and a sought-after voice on Soviet affairs
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Domestic workers remain largely unprotected in the United States, even after Bolden's decades of advocacy. New activists have taken up her cause.
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In the 1960s, Leonard A. Lauder of Estee Lauder recruited Dr. Norman Orentreich to help create Clinique, a clinical skin care line. The brand became a department store blockbuster.
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Happy birthday Steve Irwin! The crocodile hunter would have been 57 today.
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Bolden's group "was the first time there was ever a voice that was powerful in terms of raising standards for the work force and improving wages,” said Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
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NYT Obituaries 7h
Bibi Ferreira was an indefatigable grande dame of the Brazilian stage who helped bring Broadway musicals to Brazil in the 1960s. She died on Feb. 13 at her home in Rio de Janeiro. She was 96.
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NYT Obituaries 13h
Li Rui, a confidant of Mao who became a critic of the Chinese Communist Party, has died at 101
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Offered a teaching post "until we can find somebody," she stayed at Duke for 30 years, transforming its history department
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NYT Obituaries 15h
Don Bragg was denied his dream of playing Tarzan in the movies. But he parlayed his imposing physique into a gold medal in the pole vault at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
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NYT Obituaries 16h
Li Rui, a Mao aide who became a critic of the Communist Party’s authoritarianism, died Saturday at 101. One Chinese historian says he epitomized the tragedy of a generation: “To deny the party would have meant denying his own life.”
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NYT Obituaries 16h
(Peter Tork vocals were a rarity on Monkees albums — he was by far the group’s weakest singer — but he had some memorable ones, often laced with humor, beginning with “Your Auntie Grizelda” on the band’s second album, “More of the Monkees.”)
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NYT Obituaries 17h
“You know why Jimmy Carter is going to be president?” asked the Carter campaign manager. “Because of Pat Caddell — it’s all because of Pat Caddell.”
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NYT Obituaries 18h
In joining a contingent of rabbis to protest segregation in 1964, Albert Vorspan helped write a letter from jail that read, “We came as Jews who remember the millions of faceless people who stood quietly watching the smoke rise from Hitler’s crematoria"
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NYT Obituaries 18h
In the 1950s, Dr. Norman Orentreich, a dermatologist, tried an experiment: transplanting hair from the back of the head to the scalp. And lo, the transplanted hair grew.
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NYT Obituaries 19h
Dr. Theodore Rubin, who became the public face of psychotherapy in postwar American popular culture, has died
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NYT Obituaries 20h
Li Rui, Chinese Communist Party elder, dies at 101: “He saw himself as a conscience of the revolution and the party,” said the late China scholar Roderick MacFarquhar. “But he had grave doubts about the system he spent his life serving.”
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NYT Obituaries 20h
Bolden said that men claiming to be members of the Ku Klux Klan called her house and spoke about “whipping my behind,” but in coarser terms. She was defiant. “I told them any time they wanted to, come on over and grab it,” Bolden said.
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NYT Obituaries 21h
“He knew about the power and longevity of music,” one commentator said of Guy Webster, whose photographs graced numerous album covers. “He treated music as an art form that would be around for the next century.”
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NYT Obituaries 21h
The case drew so much publicity that "there was a period where we couldn't walk out of the front door"
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NYT Obituaries 22h
“She spoke up, and she spoke out, and when she saw something that wasn’t fair, or just, or right, she would say something,” Georgia Representative John Lewis said of Bolden
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