Obituaries Related to "Jackson" from New York Times Archive
Mr. Jackson was synonymous with Saturday college football for millions of fans through five decades.
With the tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, Mr. Jackson helped define the soul sound of Stax Records.
Rather than focus on interracial comparisons, his National Survey of Black Americans explored the complexities within the Black population.
As an editor he championed writers, like Judy Blume, who changed the landscape of literature for young people. He later became a writer himself.
He lost 20 games and won only eight in 1962 for a legendarily bad team. But among his wins were four shutouts, including a one-hitter.
In the next-to-last game of the 1957 season, he became the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run before the team moved to Los Angeles.
His son Michael called him “a managerial genius,” but his abusive behavior alienated Michael, Janet and the rest of his children.
The actor and aspiring singer, who also appeared on “Arrested Development” and “Modern Family,” was found at a sober-living facility in California.
We owe it to Dr. King to commemorate the man in full: a radical, ecumenical, antiwar, pro-immigrant and scholarly champion of the poor.
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In elegantly winding articles for The New Yorker loaded with inventive imagery, he wrote more like a fan than a sports journalist.
A master of the synthesizer, he won an Oscar for that film’s score, and his memorable theme song became a No. 1 pop hit.
Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.