Obituaries Related to "Ellis" from New York Times Archive
The mayor of Tacoma, Wash., called for the firing and prosecution of officers involved in the arrest of Mr. Ellis after video clips of the encounter emerged.
The father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis and a prominent performer and educator, he succumbed to complications of the coronavirus.
She was one of the last surviving women who flew aircraft to the front lines for Britain in World War II, overcoming skepticism that women could do the job.
Mr. Ellis starred in “True Blood” from 2008 to 2014 as a scene-stealing diner cook and dealer of addictive vampire blood in rural Louisiana.
Ellis won 20 games for Cincinnati in 1965 before arm troubles derailed his playing career. As a coach, he arranged Righetti’s successful move to the bullpen a year after he had thrown a no-hitter.
Mr. Ellis, a former sparring partner for Muhammad Ali, captured the heavyweight championship after it had been stripped from Ali for his refusing military induction.
To promote Seventeen to advertisers, Ms. Rubinstein dreamed up “Teena,” a girl who embodied the demographics and concerns of the magazine’s readers.
Mr. Ellis, a center, was on the outstanding St. John’s teams of the early 1960s and went on to win an N.B.A. championship with the Lakers in 1972.
Mr. Ellis was the soulful lead singer of the Trammps, whose 1970s hit “Disco Inferno” was immortalized in the film “Saturday Night Fever.”
Mr. Ellis was a jazz guitarist whose blues-inflected playing earned him critical acclaim as a soloist and recognition as a member of the pianist Oscar Peterson’s trio.
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