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Luis Arroyo, Baseball’s Best Reliever in ’61, Dies at 88


A left-hander with a baffling screwball, he pitched in two World Series and as a reliever helped Whitey Ford achieve his finest season with the Yankees.

Tom Jago Dies at 93; in the Spirits Industry, a Maker of Best Sellers


His hand could be found in Baileys Irish Cream, Malibu Rum and Johnnie Walker Blue. He was so revered, Scotch lovers named him a Master of the Quaich.

John le Carré, Best-Selling Author of Cold War Thrillers, Dies at 89


Breaking from the James Bond mold, he turned the spy novel into high art as he explored the moral compromises of agents on both sides of the Iron curtain.

Kristin Linklater, Who Made Actors Their Vocal Best, Dies at 84


Her methods went beyond mere diction and emphasized getting the whole body (and inner self) involved in speaking the words.

Which League Is Best? The One Your Team Is In


Only Manchester City, of the Premier League’s elite, emerged victorious in the Champions League. But does that mean English soccer is now terrible? Not really.

Clive Cussler, Best-Selling Author and Adventurer, Is Dead at 88


His literary fantasies and larger-than-life exploits swirled together for decades. He wrote 85 books, selling no fewer than 100 million copies, and located scores of shipwrecks.

Mary Higgins Clark, Best-Selling Queen of Suspense, Dies at 92


She became a world-renowned author writing about “nice people whose lives are invaded.”

Review: In ‘Dead to Me’ on Netflix, Widows Make the Best BFFs


Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini star in a dark comedy-mystery as women who form a bond based on bereavement, guilt and righteous anger.

W.E.B. Griffin, 89, Dies; a Best-Selling Novelist Dozens of Times


He estimated that he published more than 150 books — including dozens about soldiers, spies and cops — using numerous pseudonyms (including W.E.B. Griffin).

Herman Wouk, Best-Selling Novelist With a Realist’s Touch, Dies at 103


His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like “The Winds of War,” “The Caine Mutiny” and “Marjorie Morningstar.”

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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

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 14:51:04 +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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