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Notable Deaths 2017: Walter Becker

2018-06-06T19:41:19+0000


Walter Becker, Guitarist, Songwriter and Co-Founder of Steely Dan, Dies at 67

2017-09-03T14:52:38+0000

Mr. Becker and Donald Fagen developed a sophisticated, adventurous sound, producing hits like “Do It Again” and “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” and a raft of acclaimed albums.


William Becker, Who Transformed Janus Films, Dies at 88

2015-09-14T00:46:00+0000

Mr. Becker, a culturally minded businessman, acquired Janus Films in 1965 with a partner, and they vastly expanded its library and broadened its distribution.


Benton Becker, Ford Aide, Dies at 77; Negotiated Nixon Pardon

2015-08-08T22:02:35+0000

Mr. Becker pushed for an acknowledgment of guilt from Richard M. Nixon and sought to keep records out of the hands of the disgraced president after his resignation.


Gary Becker, 83, Nobel Laureate, Dies; Applied Economics to Everyday Life

2014-05-05T02:37:15+0000

Professor Becker, the 1992 Nobel winner in economics, was original and provocative in research on marriage, crime, addiction and racial discrimination.


David V. Becker, Expert on Thyroid Disease, Is Dead at 86

2010-02-08T04:04:27+0000

Dr. Becker was a pioneer in using radioactive materials to diagnose and treat thyroid disease and an expert on the thyroid damage caused by the Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident.


William Becker, 85, Creator of Concept of Motel 6 Chain, Dies

2007-05-15T04:00:00+0000

William Becker got the idea for the Motel 6 chain after enduring a cross-country trip in 1960.


George Becker, Who Led Steelworkers Through Period of Growth, Dies at 78

2007-02-06T05:00:00+0000

George Becker followed his father’s footsteps into a steel mill in his Illinois hometown and rose to become the sixth president of the United Steelworkers union.


Paid Notice: Deaths BECKER, IRVING

2006-08-13T05:00:00+0000

BECKER--Irving. Beloved husband of the late Ruth. Loving father of Minda and Howard Fisher and Lisa and Anthony Pesco. Cherished grandfather of Rebecca, Andrew and Jessica. Dear brother-in-law of Rhoda and Herman Scherling.


Benton Becker, Ford Aide, Dies at 77; Negotiated Nixon Pardon

2015-08-08T22:02:35+0000

Mr. Becker pushed for an acknowledgment of guilt from Richard M. Nixon and sought to keep records out of the hands of the disgraced president after his resignation.



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Eleanor Jackson Piel, Lawyer Who Fought Capital Convictions, Dies at 102

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:30:44 +0000

A renowned defender of the marginalized, she had many celebrated victories, including a Florida appeal known as the case of the Death Row Brothers.

Louise Tobin, 104, Dies; Jazz Vocalist Made Comeback After a Hiatus

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 22:33:33 +0000

She was a rising swing era star when she quit to raise children, at the request of her first husband, the bandleader Harry James. But her singing days weren’t over.

Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies at 63

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 03:42:55 +0000

Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained fame in the 1980s as a singer of pop anthems and as the star of the movie “Fame.”

Borje Salming, NHL’s First Star From Sweden, Dies at 71

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 20:06:50 +0000

A Hall of Fame defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he led the way for other European hockey players in the league.

John Y. Brown Jr., KFC Mogul and Kentucky Governor, Dies at 88

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:41:12 +0000

Though his political career was brief, after storming to victory with a former Miss America by his side, he made millions after selling the fried chicken chain.

Pablo Milanés, Troubadour of the Cuban Revolution, Dies at 79

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 15:11:40 +0000

His music blended traditional idioms with pop inflections and social themes, earning him comparisons with Bob Dylan.



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