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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.


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.


Notable Deaths 2016: Curtis Hanson

2018-06-06T18:23:28+0000


Curtis Roosevelt, a White House Charmer as a Child, Dies at 86

2016-09-30T23:40:18+0000

He and his sister were well known to Americans when they lived with their mother and grandparents in the White House in the 1930s.


Curtis Hanson, Director of Wicked Noir ‘L.A. Confidential,’ Dies at 71

2016-09-21T04:59:41+0000

The director’s 1997 adaptation of a tough James Ellroy novel earned him an Academy Award, and introduced American moviegoers to Russell Crowe.


Curtis Gans, 77, Is Dead; Worked to Defeat President Johnson

2015-03-17T00:28:47+0000

Mr. Gans mobilized thousands of college students to join Senator Eugene J. McCarthy’s challenge against Lyndon B. Johnson, who eventually quit the race.


Curtis Bill Pepper, Author, Reporter and Traveler, Is Dead at 96

2014-04-05T00:55:27+0000

Mr. Pepper, a prolific journalist and author, excelled at finding anecdotes that revealed greater truths about his subjects.


Chet Curtis, Half of Married News Team Whose Divorce Made News, Dies at 74

2014-01-24T04:04:02+0000

Mr. Curtis and his wife and co-anchor on WCVB, Channel 5, Natalie Jacobson, delivered the news nightly to Bostonians for 18 years before they split up.


Curtis Harnack, Writer and President of Yaddo, Dies at 86

2013-07-19T01:52:10+0000

Mr. Harnack wrote of his life growing up on an Iowa farm and was president of Yaddo, the artists’ retreat in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., from 1971 to 1987.


Curtis W. Tarr, Innovative Leader of the Draft, Dies at 88

2013-06-29T19:03:26+0000

As director of the Selective Service System during the Vietnam War, Mr. Tarr initiated changes intended to make the draft lottery fairer.



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Tom Verlaine, Influential Guitarist and Songwriter, Dies at 73

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 22:25:40 +0000

He first attracted attention with the band Television, a fixture of the New York punk rock scene. But his music wasn’t so easily categorized.

Harold Brown, Tuskegee Airman Who Faced a Lynch Mob, Dies at 98

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 22:35:36 +0000

One of the last surviving Black pilots from that celebrated group, he was surrounded by an angry mob after parachuting from his P-51 over Austria during World War II.

Billy Packer, Straight-Talking College Basketball Analyst, Dies at 82

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 01:45:49 +0000

With partners on NBC and then CBS, and with a rapid, opinionated style, he was heard during every N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament from 1975 to 2008.

Alfred Leslie, Artist Who Turned Away From Abstraction, Dies at 95

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 00:07:48 +0000

“The virtual banishment of figuration and narrative from the vocabulary of so many thoughtful artists was one of the legacies of the modernists,” he said. “I never accepted this.”

George Zimbel, Photographer of Marilyn Monroe and J.F.K., Dies at 93

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 15:04:12 +0000

He preferred to take pictures of ordinary people. But in events separated by six years, he took indelible pictures of two people who transcended celebrity.

Yoshimitsu Yamada, Who Brought Aikido to the U.S., Dies at 84

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 23:55:15 +0000

He emphasized the basics of the Japanese martial art, and he encouraged his students to develop their own interpretations of it.



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