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Jake Burton Carpenter, Who Ushered in Snowboarding as a Sport, Dies at 65

2019-11-22T16:39:08+0000

After his fascination with the Snurfer, a crude version of a snowboard created in the 1960s, he built the first successful snowboard company.


Rene Carpenter, Astronaut’s Wife Who Broke NASA Mold, Dies at 92

2020-07-24T22:50:18+0000

The last living member of the Mercury 7 couples who helped define America’s early space program, she went on to become a writer and television host.


Jake Burton Carpenter, Who Ushered in Snowboarding as a Sport, Dies at 65

2019-11-22T16:39:08+0000

After his fascination with the Snurfer, a crude version of a snowboard created in the 1960s, he built the first successful snowboard company.


Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies at 88

2013-10-11T01:58:29+0000

Mr. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the Earth, following John Glenn, now the only surviving member of America’s original space program.


Scott Carpenter, One of the Original Seven Astronauts, Is Dead at 88

2013-10-10T19:17:41+0000

Mr. Carpenter’s flight into space was in May 1962. Before the first mission to orbit the Earth, in February that same year, he famously told another astronaut, “Godspeed, John Glenn.”


Obituary: Ralph E. Carpenter

2011-07-25T05:01:45+0000

Ralph Emerson Carpenter, 99, Who Helped Restore Historic Buildings in Newport, Dies.


Edmund Carpenter, Archaeologist and Anthropologist, Dies at 88

2011-07-07T23:12:14+0000

Mr. Carpenter did groundbreaking work in anthropological filmmaking and ethnomusicology and, with his friend Marshall McLuhan, laid the foundations of modern media studies.


Harry Carpenter, the ‘Voice of Boxing’ in Britain, Dies at 84

2010-03-27T00:30:50+0000

Mr. Carpenter was a BBC sportscaster who announced some of the biggest fights in boxing’s history, including the “Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974.


Liz Carpenter, Journalist, Feminist and Johnson Aide, Dies at 89

2010-03-21T00:06:31+0000

Ms. Carpenter spent much of her life working in Washington as a newspaper reporter, an aide to Lyndon B. Johnson and press secretary to Lady Bird Johnson.


Ralph E. Carpenter, 99, Dies; Restored Landmarks

2009-02-12T05:10:00+0000

Mr. Carpenter was a self-taught connoisseur of Colonial furniture and decorative art whose passion for Newport, R.I., spurred him to restore many of its most important 18th-century landmarks.



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John Mayall, Pioneer of British Blues, Is Dead at 90

Wed, 24 Jul 2024 02:04:51 +0000

He was best known not for his own playing or singing but for recruiting and polishing the talents of one gifted lead guitarist after another, starting with Eric Clapton.

Walter Shapiro, Political Columnist With a Contrarian Streak, Dies at 77

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 20:08:56 +0000

He brought to his writing a sharp sense of humor, honed in stand-up comedy clubs, and never pulled punches even though he was an unabashed Democrat.

Duke Fakir, Last Surviving Member of the Four Tops, Dies at 88

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 01:13:29 +0000

He sang tenor on hits like “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Champion for Progressive Causes, Dies at 74

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 16:22:16 +0000

A Democrat from the Houston area, she led the effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Cheng Pei Pei, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actor, Dies

Wed, 24 Jul 2024 03:36:33 +0000

She starred in kung fu movies from the modern origins of the form in midcentury Hong Kong to the worldwide breakout “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

Bernice Johnson Reagon, a Musical Voice for Civil Rights, Is Dead at 81

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:04:46 +0000

A singer, composer, curator and founder of the vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock, she provided a gospel soundtrack for the civil rights movement.



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