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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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Matteo Messina Denaro, Long-Sought Italian Mafia Boss, Dies at 61

Mon, 25 Sep 2023 14:16:06 +0000

A high-ranking member of the Cosa Nostra, he was arrested in January after decades on the run. He was found through medical records related to his cancer treatment.

Dick Clark, Iowan Who Walked 1,300 Miles for a Senate Seat, Dies at 95

Sat, 23 Sep 2023 19:27:13 +0000

After his unlikely win, in 1972, he spent his single term pushing for a more liberal foreign policy, particularly toward Africa.

Buddy Teevens, Pioneering Dartmouth Football Coach, Dies at 66

Sun, 24 Sep 2023 14:49:44 +0000

He took the extraordinary step of banning tackling during all practices, which reduced concussions at a time when brain trauma in football had become a crisis.

Giorgio Napolitano, Italian Post-Communist Pillar, Dies at 98

Fri, 22 Sep 2023 19:49:22 +0000

He served for 38 years in Parliament and, after being elected president at a critical moment in Italy’s fortunes, helped stabilize the country.

Erwin Olaf, Photographer With an Eye for the Theatrical, Dies at 64

Tue, 26 Sep 2023 14:20:36 +0000

With exquisite precision, he used costumes and sets in staging many of his pictures, letting his subjects, whatever their social status, express themselves.

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