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Pal Benko, Who Stepped Aside for Bobby Fischer, Dies at 91

2019-08-26T21:08:14+0000

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.


Shelby Lyman, 82, Dies; Unlikely Star of a Fischer-Spassky Broadcast

2019-08-20T09:00:14+0000

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.


Notable Deaths 2016: Artur Fischer

2018-06-06T18:20:14+0000


Artur Fischer, Inventor With More Patents Than Edison, Dies at 96

2016-02-09T00:27:42+0000

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.


Bobby Fischer Dies

2013-07-19T19:44:30+0000

Mr. Fischer was one of the most powerful American chess players in history.


Mary Ann Fischer, Whose Quintuplets Were a U.S. First, Dies at 79

2012-12-15T04:05:00+0000

Mrs. Fischer, who already had five children at home in Aberdeen, S.D., made big news in 1963 by delivering five more.


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Lyrical and Powerful Baritone, Dies at 86

2012-05-18T16:06:41+0000

Mr. Fischer-Dieskau’s beautiful voice and mastery of technique made him the 20th century’s pre-eminent interpreter of art songs.


Clare Fischer, Arranger and Keyboardist, Is Dead at 83

2012-02-03T04:33:34+0000

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.


Patrick C. Fischer, Early Unabomber Target, Is Dead at 75

2011-08-31T04:34:21+0000

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.


Wild Man Fischer, Outsider Musician, Dies at 66

2011-06-18T00:25:00+0000

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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Laurence Silberman, Conservative Touchstone on the Bench, Dies at 86

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:00:30 +0000

From his powerful perch on the D.C. appeals court, he voided gun controls and challenged press freedoms but also upheld the Affordable Care Act.

Kitten Natividad, Movie Star in Russ Meyer’s Bawdy World, Dies at 74

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:57:01 +0000

She was top-billed in his final feature, “Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.” She was also his paramour and, he said, his favorite leading lady.

Tiffany Jackson, Texas Star Forward and W.N.B.A. Veteran, Dies at 37

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 03:58:59 +0000

She was an All-American in college and spent nine years as a pro. “I don’t think I’ve seen a player as competitive,” her college coach said.



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