Obituaries Related to "Harper" from New York Times Archive
Ken Burns hosts a concert leading up to the premiere of his new PBS documentary. And MeTV airs a three-hour marathon in honor of Ms. Harper.
Originally a theater actress, she parlayed a role as a wisecracking sidekick on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” into her own sitcom.
That’s what Casey Cep tries to figure out in “Furious Hours,” which enters the nonfiction best-seller list this week at No. 6.
The Northern Irish-born Ms. Harper moved from lighter opera roles to Wagner and Strauss and took part in the premiere of Britten’s “War Requiem.”
When Harper Lee died two years ago at age 89, one story ended and another began. Here is how The Times covered some of her key moments.
Mr. Harper was the host of the WBLS radio show “Quiet Storm,” a nightly staple for New Yorkers.
As chief executive he grew the company from a faltering $600 million operation to a $20 billion juggernaut, but he had less success at RJR Nabisco.
Mr. Harper, who taught at Brown University for over 40 years, embraced an idiom interwoven with music, history and his experiences as a black man.
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A defector to the U.S., he was admired for his prowess in the Russian repertory, but his individualistic approach “was not for everyone — or for all repertoire.”
He shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries of forces that can distort the shape of an atomic nucleus, with implications for human-made nuclear fission.
He was the first living Black Marine to be awarded America’s highest military decoration — 50 years after he demonstrated valor in Vietnam.