Obituaries Related to "Fischer" from New York Times Archive
In 1970 Mr. Benko qualified for the world chess championship cycle but, past his peak as a competitive player, ceded his place to the much younger Mr. Fischer.
Mr. Lyman was a high-ranked player who was drafted to provide live commentary of the celebrated chess match in 1972. The show became an improbable hit.
Mr. Fischer, an obsessive tinkerer, created a wall anchor that’s used by millions and the first synchronized camera flash, an idea that came to him when trying to photograph his newborn daughter.
Mr. Fischer was one of the most powerful American chess players in history.
Mrs. Fischer, who already had five children at home in Aberdeen, S.D., made big news in 1963 by delivering five more.
Mr. Fischer-Dieskau’s beautiful voice and mastery of technique made him the 20th century’s pre-eminent interpreter of art songs.
Mr. Fischer was influential in jazz and arranged pop and R&B compositions for the likes of Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Prince and Celine Dion.
Mr. Fischer, a computer scientist whose theoretical work helped make Internet searches possible, was most widely known as an early target of the so-called Unabomber.
Whether Wild Man Fischer was a naïve genius or simply a madman who ranted to music may never be determined, but he attracted — and retains — a cult following.
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She was a Broadway star at 23 and then quit acting, but later re-emerged in films like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Christmas Story.”
In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.
Mr. Musharraf took power in a bloodless coup in late 1999 but resigned under threat of impeachment in 2008. He drew fire for his ties to Washington.
A prisoner at Auschwitz and three other camps, he dealt with his trauma in semiabstract art that depicted crematories, ovens and chimneys.
By mechanizing and greatly expanding production, he made the gooey yellow chicks an Easter favorite and a pop-culture phenomenon.