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Larry Drake, Lovable Clerk on ‘L.A. Law,’ Dies at 67


Mr. Drake’s role as Benny Stulwicz on “L.A. Law” began as a minor one but was expanded and earned him two Emmy Awards.

Betsy Drake, 92, Actress Who Starred With (and Wed) Cary Grant, Dies


Ms. Drake, a stage actress at the time, bumped into Grant on the Queen Mary, eloped with him and appeared with him in “Every Girl Should Be Married” and “Room for One More.”

Ervin Drake, Composer of Pop Songs, Dies at 95


Among Mr. Drake’s many songs are “It Was a Very Good Year,” a hit for Frank Sinatra, and “I Believe,” sung by Frankie Laine.

Jim Drake, Creator of the Windsurfer, Dies at 83


Mr. Drake was an aeronautical engineer who in his spare time developed a version of the sailboard that made windsurfing appealing to a mass market.

Michael J. Drake, Planetary Scientist, Dies at 65


Dr. Drake remained devoted to one idea until the end: sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to gather rock samples and bring them home for study. NASA is now planning to do just that.

Drake Levin, of Paul Revere & the Raiders, Dies at 62


Mr. Levin was lead guitarist for the teen-idol rock band Paul Revere & the Raiders during their biggest hit-making years in the mid-1960s.

Heath Ledger Included on Nick Drake Tribute


A coming album paying tribute to the British singer-songwriter Nick Drake will include a song performed by the actor Heath Ledger, Billboard reported. The track, a cover of Mr. Drake’s “Black Eyed Dog,” was recorded by Mr. Ledger in 2007 for an art installation; Mr. Ledger died the following January from an accidental drug overdose. Mr. Drake, the gentle-voiced folk-rock singer of “Pink Moon” and “Things Behind the Sun,” struggled commercially but became a critical and cult hit after his death f ...

Nick Drake Tribute Album to Include Heath Ledger Track


A coming album paying tribute to the British singer-songwriter Nick Drake will include a song performed by Heath Ledger.

Bill Drake, 71, Dies; Created a Winning Radio Style


Mr. Drake transformed radio programming with a syndicated format that delivered more music, fewer commercials and high-energy “Boss Jocks.”



HORNE--Virginia Drake Hubbard died at home on December 26, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on July 16, 1911, in Pittsfield, MA, to Millicent Chase Drake and James Frank Drake, who helped establish Gulf Oil Corp. for the Mellon family. Educated at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT, she was married to Chauncey Keep Hubbard from 1935 until his death in 1962. From 1941 until her death, she resided at Rocklawn Farm, in Greenwich, CT. Since 1929, she spent every summer ...

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Jiang Zemin, China’s Leader After Tiananmen Square Protests, Dies at 96

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Mr. Jiang, a wily and garrulous politician, presided over a decade of meteoric economic growth in the post-Tiananmen era.

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