Obituaries Related to "Baker" from New York Times Archive
The Milanese baker would leave out baskets of bread for people hit hard economically by the coronavirus pandemic. Now the disease has claimed his life.
His Conrad’s Famous Bakery produced breads and a nine rum fruit cake that reminded West Indians of home. He fell victim to the novel coronavirus.
Teamed with the guitarist Eric Clapton and the bassist Jack Bruce in the band Cream, Mr. Baker helped redefine the role of the drums in rock.
Mr. Baker, a backwoods-born Virginian who became one of America’s most celebrated writers, spent decades at The New York Times and hosted “Masterpiece Theater” for years.
Julia Bullock, the museum’s artist in residence, presented “Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine” with the composer-percussionist Tyshawn Sorey.
Driven by a tale of racial injustice from his childhood, Mr. Baker dusted off an old case about a shooting spree in Texas. His findings reversed a ruling made nearly 70 years earlier.
He joined Thor Heyerdahl in 1970 on the Ra II, just one of the adventures that turned a Brooklyn boy into an unconventional world traveler.
Mr. Baker was a significant behind-the-scenes player in the 1950s and early ’60s for Lyndon Johnson, until an investigation felled him.
Mr. Baker’s emblem, which he created in 1978, came to symbolize the gay rights movement. He described himself as the “gay Betsy Ross.”
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Ms. James, a podcaster and writer, had chronicled her struggle with an incurable bowel tumor with candor and vivacity after the illness was diagnosed more than five years ago.