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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After his unlikely win, in 1972, he spent his single term pushing for a more liberal foreign policy, particularly toward Africa.
He took the extraordinary step of banning tackling during all practices, which reduced concussions at a time when brain trauma in football had become a crisis.
He served for 38 years in Parliament and, after being elected president at a critical moment in Italy’s fortunes, helped stabilize the country.
With exquisite precision, he used costumes and sets in staging many of his pictures, letting his subjects, whatever their social status, express themselves.
He was especially acclaimed for his performances at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. As his voice developed, he once said, so did his view of how and why to deploy it.
Her novels and nonfiction provided alternatives to the Western- and male-centric views of modern India offered by writers like E.M. Forster.