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Dr. Arnold Gold, 92, Dies; Made Compassionate Care a Cause

Dr. Arnold Gold, 92, Dies; Made Compassionate Care a Cause

Dr. Arnold P. Gold with a patient, Christopher Savage, in the 1990s at the Babies Hospital at the NewYork Presbyterian-Columbia University campus (now Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital).

Liliane Montevecchi, Tony Winner for ‘Nine,’ Dies at 85

Liliane Montevecchi, Tony Winner for ‘Nine,’ Dies at 85

Liliane Montevecchi performing in 2016 at Feinstein’s/54 Below. In her cabaret act, she sang in English and French, exuding confidence and style.

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.

Simonetta Puccini, Keeper of the Composer’s Flame, Dies at 89

Simonetta Puccini, Keeper of the Composer’s Flame, Dies at 89

Simonetta Puccini, the only recognized remaining descendant of the composer Giacomo Puccini, in Italy in 2004.

Red Schoendienst, Cardinals Star and Oldest Hall of Famer, Dies at 95

Red Schoendienst, Cardinals Star and Oldest Hall of Famer, Dies at 95

Red Schoendienst, who died on Wednesday, was, at 95, the oldest living member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rob Matthews, 56, Blind Paralympian Who Won 8 Gold Medals, Dies

Rob Matthews, 56, Blind Paralympian Who Won 8 Gold Medals, Dies

Rob Matthews, right, ran with a guide in the men’s 1,500-meter event in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. “Most of his guide runners became lifelong friends,” one of them said.

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90

John A. Stormer’s 1964 book landed in the year that the Republican Party nominated the conservative Senator Barry M. Goldwater for the presidency. His supporters latched onto it.

Cindy Joseph, a Model Who Embraced Her Age, Is Dead at 67

Cindy Joseph, a Model Who Embraced Her Age, Is Dead at 67

Cindy Joseph in 2017. She was nearly 50 when she began her modeling career and, she once said, “certainly didn’t fit the status quo of the modeling world.”

Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84

Leonard Boswell, Veterans’ Champion in the House, Dies at 84

Representative Leonard L. Boswell speaking during an election-night rally in Des Moines in 2012, when he was defeated after serving eight terms.

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

Author Ursula Le Guin at home with her cat, Lorenzo, in 1996. The writer’s “pleasant duty,” she said, is to ply the reader’s imagination with “the best and purest nourishment that it can absorb.”

Bob Einstein, 76, a.k.a. Super Dave Osborne and Larry David Pal, Dies

Bob Einstein, 76, a.k.a. Super Dave Osborne and Larry David Pal, Dies

Bob Einstein, right, and Larry David in an episode of Mr. David’s HBO series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Mr. Einstein had a recurring role as a friend of Mr. David’s.

Sister Maureen Turlish, a Voice for Sex Abuse Victims, Dies at 79

Sister Maureen Turlish, a Voice for Sex Abuse Victims, Dies at 79

Sister Maureen Paul Turlish speaking at a news conference in Philadelphia about the sex-abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Next to her is Arthur Baselice, the father of a victim.

Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85

Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85

Mr. Giaiotti with Carlotta Ordassy, left, and Joan Sutherland in a production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Met in 1964.

Alene Duerk, Navy’s First Female Rear Admiral, Is Dead at 98

Alene Duerk, Navy’s First Female Rear Admiral, Is Dead at 98

Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, director of the Navy Nurse Corps, in her office in 1974. She said of being the Navy’s first female rear admiral, “It was a lot to take on because when you are the first women in any high-profile role everyone is watching you.”

Mary Carlisle, Depression-Era Movie Ingénue, Is Dead at 104

Mary Carlisle, Depression-Era Movie Ingénue, Is Dead at 104

Mary Carlisle and Bing Crosby in “Double or Nothing” (1937). She made dozens of movies in the 1930s and early ’40s, often playing a perky innocent.

David Toschi, 86, Detective Who Pursued the Zodiac Killer, Dies

David Toschi, 86, Detective Who Pursued the Zodiac Killer, Dies

David Toschi in 1976. With his natty wardrobe, Mr. Toschi was for many people the public face of the Zodiac investigation as the case took twists and turns over the years.


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