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

2020-12-26T12:29:04+0000

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

2020-05-21T16:59:00+0000

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

2019-05-30T21:37:25+0000

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

2019-01-03T23:09:19+0000

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

2018-07-18T22:03:26+0000

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’

2015-05-05T03:30:10+0000

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

2014-08-20T02:47:45+0000

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

2013-04-09T23:26:30+0000

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

2010-12-16T19:03:51+0000

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

2010-12-16T18:18:39+0000

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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Margaret Keane, Painter of Sad-Eyed Waifs, Dies at 94

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 21:38:27 +0000

Her work was immensely popular and virtually ubiquitous. But until the matter was settled in court, her husband fraudulently claimed credit for it.

Mary Fuller McChesney, Bay Area Artist and Historian, Dies at 99

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:05:25 +0000

She documented California’s postwar art scene, and created Aztec-inspired sculptures of bears and goddesses.

Deborah James, British Cancer Campaigner and Podcaster, Dies at 40

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:21:51 +0000

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.



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