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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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Harry Whittington, Texas Lawyer Shot by Cheney, Dies at 95

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:19:17 +0000

He drew headlines in 2006 when he was struck by birdshot from a shotgun fired by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident — then apologized himself for the incident.

Melinda Dillon, 2-Time Oscar Nominee, Is Dead at 83

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 23:01:03 +0000

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.”

Charles Kimbrough, Actor Best Known for ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:25:44 +0000

In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 21:30:56 +0000

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.

Fred Terna, Creator of Fiery Holocaust Paintings, Dies at 99

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 21:46:06 +0000

A prisoner at Auschwitz and three other camps, he dealt with his trauma in semiabstract art that depicted crematories, ovens and chimneys.

Bob Born, Who Brought Marshmallow Peeps to the Masses, Dies at 98

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 19:17:48 +0000

By mechanizing and greatly expanding production, he made the gooey yellow chicks an Easter favorite and a pop-culture phenomenon.



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