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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.
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.
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.
Mr. Nordstrom and his two brothers ran the Seattle-based clothing and shoe retailer, which was co-founded by their great-grandfather in 1901.
Ms. Blake won an Oscar for “Nicholas and Alexandra,” but her most recognizable work was the superhero and supervillain ensembles she created for “Superman.”
Mr. Blake turned his 1988 novel into a script for the western epic of the same name that starred Kevin Costner.
He combined strong classical technique with the expressive power of African-American spirituals, folk music and blues.
In a basketball career that lasted nearly 60 years, Blake had a knack for finding talented players that nearly anyone else would have overlooked.
Mr. Edwards was a master of screwball farces and rude comedies like “Victor/Victoria” and “The Pink Panther.”
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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A renowned defender of the marginalized, she had many celebrated victories, including a Florida appeal known as the case of the Death Row Brothers.
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.
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.”
A Hall of Fame defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he led the way for other European hockey players in the league.
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.
His music blended traditional idioms with pop inflections and social themes, earning him comparisons with Bob Dylan.