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Bruce Blair, Crusader for Nuclear Arms Control, Dies at 72

2020-07-24T21:16:01+0000

A former Minuteman launch officer, he sounded alarms about how easy it was to start a nuclear attack, and about the lack of safeguards.


Bruce Williamson Jr., a Latter-Day Temptation, Dies at 49

2020-09-15T22:28:06+0000

A gospel music prodigy as a child, Mr. Williamson went on to sing with the Motown group for nearly a decade. He died of the coronavirus.


Bruce Blair, Crusader for Nuclear Arms Control, Dies at 72

2020-07-24T21:16:01+0000

A former Minuteman launch officer, he sounded alarms about how easy it was to start a nuclear attack, and about the lack of safeguards.


Bruce Jay Friedman, 90, Author With a Darkly Comic Worldview, Dies

2020-06-03T21:29:59+0000

An unusual case in American letters, he moved easily between literature and pop culture, including movies like “Stir Crazy" and “Splash,” to great acclaim.


Bruce Myers, Actor With Voice of a ‘Stradivarius,’ Dies at 78

2020-04-27T19:52:39+0000

He was a stalwart member of the group of actors who worked with the director Peter Brook. Mr. Myers died of the novel coronavirus.


Bruce Baillie, ‘Essential’ Avant-Garde Filmmaker, Dies at 88

2020-04-10T23:47:23+0000

He became known in the mid-1960s for his lyrical landscape films. His most extraordinary work is a simple, single panning shot.


Bruce McEwen, 81, Is Dead; Found Stress Can Alter the Brain

2020-02-10T22:23:31+0000

A neuroscientist, he showed how an unrelenting barrage of stress hormones can break down the body, leading to disease, depression, obesity and more.


Bruce LeFavour, ‘a Good Cook,’ Dies at 84

2019-10-13T18:45:48+0000

As a restaurateur, he was in the vanguard of moving from rich French fare to more fish and seasonal, locally sourced fresh produce.


L. Bruce Laingen, Senior Hostage During Iran Crisis, Dies at 96

2019-07-19T16:01:24+0000

A career diplomat, he had only recently arrived in Tehran for a temporary diplomatic posting when the embassy was seized in 1979.


Bruce Boynton, Plaintiff in Landmark Civil Rights Case, Dies at 83

2020-11-27T22:26:08+0000

He was a Black man who wanted to sit in the white section of a bus terminal restaurant. The case reached the Supreme Court.



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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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