Carl Spielvogel, a Longtime Power in Advertising, Dies at 92

A former newspaper columnist, he climbed the ladder at one big firm, founded his own, then rose again through mergers to the top of a global agency.

#advertising-and-marketing, #backer-spielvogel-bates-worldwide, #backer-bill, #backerspielvogel, #carl-spielvogel-enterprises, #deaths-obituaries, #interpublic-group-of-companies, #new-york-city, #spielvogel-carl

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Mariano Puig, Scion of a Spanish Fashion House, Dies at 93

Mr. Puig was instrumental in expanding his family’s company internationally and in acquiring famed brands.

#barcelona-spain, #deaths-obituaries, #family-business, #fashion-and-apparel, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #puig-sl, #puig-mariano-1927-2021, #rabanne-paco, #spain

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Tempest Storm, Who Disrobed to Enduring Acclaim, Dies at 93

One of the most celebrated strippers of her time, she began her career in burlesque’s golden twilight and continued performing into her 80s.

#burlesque, #deaths-obituaries, #storm-tempest-1928-2021, #strip-clubs-and-strippers

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Monte Hellman, Cult Director of ‘Two-Lane Blacktop,’ Dies at 91

Part of Roger Corman’s army of young and hungry actors and filmmakers, he made terse, spare action movies and became a cult hero of the American independent film movement.

#deaths-obituaries, #hellman-monte, #movies

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Jim Steinman, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Songwriter, Dies at 73

The rocker Meat Loaf’s interpretations of Mr. Steinman’s songs became one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

#bat-out-of-hell-album, #bat-out-of-hell-play, #dance-of-the-vampires-play, #deaths-obituaries, #meat-loaf, #music, #pop-and-rock-music, #steinman-jim, #theater

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LaDonna Allard Dies at 64; Led Dakota Pipeline Protests

She started a resistance camp that turned into a movement that opposed fossil fuels while it embraced tribal sovereignty and environmental justice.

#allard-ladonna-brave-bull-1956-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #native-americans, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #pipelines, #standing-rock-sioux-reservation-nd-sd

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Jeremiah Trusty, Singer, Model, Actor, Dies at 38

Of all his endeavors, singing was the most important. He had recently recorded a song that he hoped would be his breakthrough. He died of Covid-19.

#actors-and-actresses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #trusty-jeremiah-1982-2021

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Walter Mondale, Ex-Vice President Under Jimmy Carter, Dies

Under Jimmy Carter, he was the first V.P. to serve as a genuine partner of a president. His own run for the top position ended in a crushing defeat.

#carter-jimmy, #deaths-obituaries, #democratic-party, #ferraro-geraldine-a, #minnesota, #mondale-walter-f, #presidential-election-of-1984

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Marie Supikova, Survivor of Nazi Terror in Czech Village, Dies at 88

The men of Lidice, including her father, were massacred and the women, including her mother, sent to a concentration camp. She later testified at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

#deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #lidice-czechoslovakia, #nuremberg-war-crimes-tribunal-1945-49, #supikova-marie-1932-2021, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Black Rob, Rapper Known for His Hit Single ‘Whoa!,’ Dies at 52

A star for Bad Boy Records after the Notorious B.I.G.’s death, the rapper had a husky, seen-it-all voice even as a young man.

#bad-boy-entertainment, #black-rob, #combs-sean, #deaths-obituaries, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #ll-cool-j, #missy-elliott-1971, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #robert-ross, #whoa-song

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Liam Scarlett, Acclaimed British Choreographer, Dies at 35

He rose to fame in the dance world with remarkable speed. His subsequent downfall, amid allegations of sexual misconduct, happened just as abruptly.

#dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #royal-ballet, #scarlett-liam, #sexual-harassment

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Carol Prisant, Elegant Design Writer, Dies at 82

She was a 51-year old former antiques dealer with no experience as a writer when she wrote to the editor of The World of Interiors magazine about a job. She was hired.

#deaths-obituaries, #hogg-min, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #magazines, #prisant-carol, #world-of-interiors-magazine, #writing-and-writers

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Helen McCrory, British Star of Stage, Film and TV, Dies at 52

She was acclaimed for her work on the TV series “Peaky Blinders” and in three Harry Potter movies, but she first gained notice in the London theater.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #harry-potter-fictional-character, #lewis-damian, #mccrory-helen, #movies, #peaky-blinders-tv-program, #television, #theater

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Joye Hummel, First Woman to Write Wonder Woman, Dies at 97

For almost 70 years, her contributions to one of the comic-book world’s most enduring characters went largely unappreciated.

#comic-books-and-strips, #deaths-obituaries, #hummel-joye-1924-2021, #lepore-jill, #marston-william-moulton-1893-1947, #the-secret-history-of-wonder-woman-book, #women-and-girls, #wonder-woman-fictional-character

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Shawn G. Kennedy, Times Reporter in a Vanguard, Dies at 73

She was part of a wave of recruited Black reporters who began changing the face of the paper in the ’70s. She also helped rebuild New Orleans after Katrina.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #hiring-and-promotion, #kennedy-shawn-g, #minorities, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #washington-dc

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Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87

A scholar, a university leader and a believer in libraries, he almost single-handedly rescued a grand but broken one in a time of municipal austerity.

#colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #libraries-and-librarians, #new-york-public-library, #vartan-gregorian

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John Williamson, 83, Dies; Economist Defined the ‘Washington Consensus’

A careful pragmatist, he regretted the way his term, aimed at developing countries, was misinterpreted by free-market ideologues and anti-globalization activists.

#deaths-obituaries, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #peterson-peter-g-institute-for-international-economics, #politics-and-government, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-economy, #williamson-john-1937-2021

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Giancarlo DiTrapano, Defiantly Independent Book Publisher, Dies at 47

Mr. DiTrapano championed avant-garde work and relished taking chances on young, untested authors. His Tyrant Books produced some unexpected hits.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #cherry-book, #deaths-obituaries, #ditrapano-giancarlo-1974-2021, #preparation-for-the-next-life-book, #tyrant-books, #writing-and-writers

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Bobby Leonard, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Dies at 88

He coached the Indiana Pacers for 12 seasons and took them to three A.B.A. titles. The governor of Indiana called him “the embodiment of basketball.”

#american-basketball-assn, #basketball, #basketball-college, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #indiana-pacers, #indiana-state-university, #leonard-bobby-1932-2021, #national-basketball-assn, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men

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Frank Jacobs, Mad Magazine Writer With a Lyrical Touch, Dies at 91

He deftly mocked pop culture, politics and more for 57 years. He also wrote new lyrics for familiar songs, which led to a lawsuit from Irving Berlin and others.

#comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #jacobs-frank-1929-2021, #mad-magazine, #magazines, #writing-and-writers

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John Naisbitt, Business Guru and Author of ‘Megatrends,’ Dies at 92

His book, published in 1982 amid a brutal recession, foretold of a bountiful postindustrial information economy. He was half right.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #megatrends-ten-new-directions-transforming-our-lives-book, #naisbitt-john, #writing-and-writers

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Burt Pugach, Protagonist of a Strange Tabloid Love Story, Dies at 93

In 1959, he had his lover blinded. When he got out of prison, he married her. He called their relationship “a storybook romance.”

#adultery, #deaths-obituaries, #domestic-violence, #pugach-burton, #pugach-linda-riss-1937-2013, #wills-and-estates

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Mary Ellen Moylan, ‘First Great Balanchine Dancer,’ Is Dead at 95

The celebrated choreographer created roles for her. The critics hailed her. Yet her death a year ago went unnoticed in the dance world.

#american-ballet-theater, #balanchine-george, #dancing, #deaths-obituaries, #moylan-mary-ellen-1925-2020, #new-york-city-ballet, #school-of-american-ballet, #the-four-temperaments-ballet

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Bernie Madoff, Architect of Largest Ponzi Scheme in History, Is Dead at 82

His enormous fraud left behind a devastating human toll and paper losses totaling $64.8 billion.

#deaths-obituaries, #madoff-bernard-l, #madoff-bernard-l-investment-securities, #madoff-mark, #madoff-ruth, #ponzi-and-pyramid-schemes

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Ray Lambert, an American Hero on D-Day, Dies at 100

A medic, he pulled wounded comrades out of the water one after another while suffering grievous wounds. President Trump honored him in a ceremony.

#d-day, #deaths-obituaries, #every-man-a-hero-a-memoir-of-d-day-the-first-wave-at-omaha-beach-and-a-world-at-war-book, #lambert-ray-1920-2021, #normandy-france, #trump-donald-j, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Marshall D. Sahlins, Groundbreaking Anthropologist, Dies at 90

His work focused on the way cultures shape, and are shaped by, individuals — a framework he demonstrated through his passionate political activism.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #sahlins-marshall-d, #university-of-chicago, #university-of-michigan, #vietnam-war

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Howard Weitzman, Defense Lawyer for the Famous, Dies at 81

A master practitioner of the courthouse-steps news conference, he often made his case in the court of public opinion. He also made lawsuits disappear.

#celebrities, #deaths-obituaries, #jackson-michael, #legal-profession, #news-and-news-media, #simpson-o-j, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #weitzman-howard-1939-2021, #wills-and-estates

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Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58

Her dreamlike “genius” films about figures like Emily Dickinson and Buckminster Fuller hovered between documentary and experimental cinema.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #movies, #raphan-benita, #walker-art-center

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Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93

Mr. Clark oversaw the drafting of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and went on to defend both the disadvantaged and the unpopular.

#attorneys-general, #clark-ramsey, #deaths-obituaries, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #legal-profession, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnam-war

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Yehuda Ben-Yishay, Pioneer in Treating Brain Injuries, Dies at 88

After working with wounded Israeli soldiers in the 1970s, he developed a holistic approach to helping patients regain some semblance of the life they had before.

#ben-yishay-yehuda-1933-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #new-york-university-langone-health, #psychology-and-psychologists, #traumatic-brain-injury

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Martina Batan, New York Art Dealer Consumed by a Cold Case, Dies at 62

Finding answers to the unsolved murder of her 14-year-old brother became a lifelong quest, ultimately chronicled in a documentary film.

#art, #batan-jeffrey-d-1978, #batan-martina-1958-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #documentary-films-and-programs, #ferdinand-roy-1959-2004, #missing-people-movie, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Ethel Gabriel, a Rare Woman in the Record World, Dies at 99

For much of her more than 40 years at RCA, Ms. Gabriel was a producer, overseeing “Living Strings” and other profitable lines.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #deaths-obituaries, #gabriel-ethel, #music, #rca-records, #women-and-girls

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Peter Manso, Biographer of Brando and Mailer, Dies at 80

His relationship with his subjects and critics could be tempestuous. His interview with Mayor Edward I. Koch for Playboy may have cost Koch the governorship

#biographies, #books-and-literature, #brando-marlon, #deaths-obituaries, #koch-edward-i, #mailer-norman, #manso-peter, #schwarzenegger-arnold, #writing-and-writers

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Judy McGinn, Librarian With a Love for Home, Dies at 78

She was hyper-vigilant about keeping safe during the pandemic, but she caught Covid-19 after her first vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #libraries-and-librarians, #mcginn-judy-1942-2021, #ohio

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DMX, Rapper Who Dominated Billboard Charts, Dies at 50

He released a string of No. 1 albums that reflected his gritty past and featured a gruff and unmistakable lyrical style.

#deaths-obituaries, #dmx, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Is Dead at 99

The Duke of Edinburgh, who married the future queen in 1947, brought the monarchy into the 20th century, but his occasional frank comments hurt his image.

#deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh

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Anne Beatts, Original ‘S.N.L.’ Writer, Dies at 74

Often writing with Rosie Shuster, she created memorable sketches in the show’s early years, including ones involving those nerds Lisa and Todd.

#beatts-anne-1947-2021, #comedy-and-humor, #deaths-obituaries, #national-lampoon, #saturday-night-live-tv-program, #square-pegs-tv-program, #television, #writing-and-writers

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Phyllis Marchand, Face of Disputed Deer-Culling Program, Dies at 81

She gained national attention as mayor of Princeton, N.J., when deer overran her suburban town and she hired sharpshooters to control the population.

#deaths-obituaries, #deer, #marchand-phyllis, #mayors, #politics-and-government, #princeton-nj

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Nemam Ghafouri, Doctor Who Aided Yazidis in Iraq, Dies at 52

Dr. Ghafouri helped survivors of an ISIS genocide and reunited formerly enslaved women with children taken from them. She died of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #doctors, #ghafouri-nemam-1968-2021, #humanitarian-aid, #iraq, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #syria, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls, #yazidi-religious-sect

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Charles Coolidge, Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 99

A harrowing World War II firefight in France brought him the nation’s highest decoration for valor. A park, a highway and a museum are named in his honor.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #coolidge-charles-h-1921-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #medal-of-honor-us, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Lois Kirschenbaum, the Ultimate Opera Superfan, Dies at 88

In New York opera circles, an autograph request from her, the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade said, was considered “a special type of approval.”

#deaths-obituaries, #kirschenbaum-lois-1932-2021, #memorabilia-and-souvenirs, #metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city-opera, #opera

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Malcolm Cecil, Synthesizer Pioneer, Is Dead at 84

His massive machine, known as TONTO, helped transform the music in Stevie Wonder’s mind into classic albums like “Innervisions.”

#cecil-malcolm-1937-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #engineering-and-engineers, #margouleff-robert, #music, #musical-instruments, #synthesizers, #wonder-stevie

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Robert A. Mundell, a Father of the Euro and Reaganomics, Dies at 88

His insights on global finance earned him a Nobel, while his more iconoclastic theories fostered the adoption of a single European currency and supply-side economics.

#canada, #colleges-and-universities, #currency, #deaths-obituaries, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mundell-robert, #nobel-prizes, #united-states-economy

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Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies; Nobel Winner Lit Up the World With LEDs

A physicist, he shared the prize with two others for their breakthrough in creating blue light-emitting diodes, succeeding “where everyone else had failed.”

#akasaki-isamu, #deaths-obituaries, #inventions-and-patents, #japan, #light-emitting-diodes, #nobel-prizes, #science-and-technology

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Bill Gamson, Sociologist and Inventor of Games, Dies at 87

He created a game of simulated baseball that was a precursor to today’s fantasy sports. As a professor, he devised a role-playing game to help students address societal problems.

#baseball, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #fantasy-sports, #gamson-bill-1934-2021, #okrent-daniel, #rotisserie-baseball, #sociology

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Alcee Hastings, Who Represented Florida, Dies at 84

The former civil rights lawyer and federal judge served in Congress for nearly three decades.

#deaths-obituaries, #democratic-party, #hastings-alcee, #house-of-representatives, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Gianluigi Colalucci, Who Showed Michelangelo’s True Colors, Dies at 91

The chief restorer of the Vatican Museums, he led the cleaning of the Sistine Chapel, a 14-year effort that revealed a new vision of Michelangelo’s complex work.

#art, #buonarroti-michelangelo, #colalucci-gianluigi, #deaths-obituaries, #restoration-and-renovation, #rome-italy, #sistine-chapel-vatican-city, #vatican-museums

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Gloria Henry, ‘Dennis the Menace’ Mother, Dies at 98

She was a prolific B-movie actress early in her career, but she became best known for her role as Alice Mitchell, the gentle mother of Dennis, on the CBS show.

#actors-and-actresses, #deaths-obituaries, #dennis-the-menace-tv-program, #henry-gloria-1923-2021, #television

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Martha Lou Gadsden, Soul-Food Matriarch, Dies at 91

For 37 years she stirred the pot at Martha Lou’s Kitchen in Charleston, S.C., a modest restaurant that became known as a temple for Low Country cuisine.

#black-people, #charleston-sc, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #deaths-obituaries, #gadsden-martha-lou-1930-2021, #martha-lous-kitchen-charleston-sc-restaurant, #restaurants, #soul-food-cuisine

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Constance Demby, New Age Composer, Is Dead at 81

Ms. Demby wrote ethereal, otherworldly music and played much of it on instruments of her own making, including one she called the Space Bass.

#deaths-obituaries, #demby-constance-1939-2021, #music, #musical-instruments, #novus-magnificat-album

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