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George Blake, British Spy Who Betrayed the West, Dies at 98


He was caught spilling secrets to the Soviets in 1961 and imprisoned. Five years later, he escaped and fled to Moscow, where he was hailed as a hero.

Harold Blake, Loyal to Robert Moses Until the End, Dies at 91


He was executive assistant to that imperious urban planner when Mr. Moses headed the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York. He was later an executive with the city’s bridge and tunnel authority.

Curtis Blake, a Founder of the Friendly’s Chain, Dies at 102


Mr. Blake and his brother, S. Prestley Blake, opened the first Friendly ice cream shop in 1935. With an expanded menu, it grew into an East Coast staple.

Blake W. Nordstrom, Scion of Retail Family, Dies at 58


Mr. Nordstrom and his two brothers ran the Seattle-based clothing and shoe retailer, which was co-founded by their great-grandfather in 1901.

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78


Ms. Blake won an Oscar for “Nicholas and Alexandra,” but her most recognizable work was the superhero and supervillain ensembles she created for “Superman.”

Michael Blake, 69, Writer, Dies; Won Oscar for ‘Dances With Wolves’


Mr. Blake turned his 1988 novel into a script for the western epic of the same name that starred Kevin Costner.

John Blake Jr., Versatile Jazz Violinist, Dies at 67


He combined strong classical technique with the expressive power of African-American spirituals, folk music and blues.

Marty Blake, Sharp Judge of N.B.A. Talent, Dies at 86


In a basketball career that lasted nearly 60 years, Blake had a knack for finding talented players that nearly anyone else would have overlooked.

Blake Edwards, Prolific Comedy Director, Dies at 88


Mr. Edwards was a master of screwball farces and rude comedies like “Victor/Victoria” and “The Pink Panther.”

Blake Edwards, Prolific Comedy Director, Dies at 88


A Hollywood master of screwball farces and rude comedies whose films included “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and the “Pink Panther” movies, Mr. Edwards died Wednesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 88.

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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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