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Brooks Kerr, Piano Prodigy and Ellington Expert, Dies at 66

2018-05-09T22:05:35+0000

He started playing the piano when he was 2. As a teenager, he toured with the Ellington band and helped celebrate Ellington’s birthday at the White House.


E. Katherine Kerr, Actress and Playwright, Is Dead at 82

2019-07-16T22:17:54+0000

She appeared onscreen with Meryl Streep, won an award for her Off Broadway work, and later distinguished herself as a writer and a teacher.


Judith Kerr, Beloved Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, Dies at 95

2019-05-23T20:21:24+0000

The author of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” and many other books, she had fled Nazi Germany with her family before World War II.


Brooks Kerr, Piano Prodigy and Ellington Expert, Dies at 66

2018-05-09T22:05:35+0000

He started playing the piano when he was 2. As a teenager, he toured with the Ellington band and helped celebrate Ellington’s birthday at the White House.


Philip Kerr, 62, Author of ‘Gunther’ Crime Novels, Is Dead

2018-03-27T21:47:10+0000

Though wary of being typecast as a one-note author, Mr. Kerr, to keep his fans satisfied, ended up writing 13 novels about a detective in Nazi-era Berlin.


John Kerr, Chronicler of Freud-Jung Rift, Is Dead at 66

2016-07-30T19:17:10+0000

Mr. Kerr wrote a book about the theorists’ feud, which became the basis for a play and a movie, and edited books written by psychologists.


John Kerr, Star of ‘Tea and Sympathy,’ Dies at 81

2013-02-09T04:29:26+0000

Mr. Kerr was a Tony Award winner known for roles in the 1950s that challenged bigotry.


Johnny Kerr, 76, Former Chicago Bulls Coach and Broadcaster, Dies

2009-02-28T20:40:42+0000

Mr. Kerr was the first coach of the Chicago Bulls, and went on to spend more than 30 years as a broadcaster with the National Basketball Association team.


Deborah Kerr, Actress Known for Genteel Grace and a Sexy Beach Kiss, Dies at 86

2007-10-19T04:00:00+0000

The versatile actress projected the quintessential image of the proper Englishwoman but was also indelible in one of the most sexually provocative scenes of the 1950s.


Deborah Kerr, versatile British actress, dies at 86

2007-10-18T05:00:00+0000

Deborah Kerr, a versatile actress who long projected the quintessential image of the proper, tea-sipping Englishwoman but who was also indelible in one of the most sexually provocative scenes of the 1950s, with Burt Lancaster in "From Here to Eternity," died Tuesday in Suffolk, England. She was 86.



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John Mayall, Pioneer of British Blues, Is Dead at 90

Wed, 24 Jul 2024 02:04:51 +0000

He was best known not for his own playing or singing but for recruiting and polishing the talents of one gifted lead guitarist after another, starting with Eric Clapton.

Walter Shapiro, Political Columnist With a Contrarian Streak, Dies at 77

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 20:08:56 +0000

He brought to his writing a sharp sense of humor, honed in stand-up comedy clubs, and never pulled punches even though he was an unabashed Democrat.

Duke Fakir, Last Surviving Member of the Four Tops, Dies at 88

Tue, 23 Jul 2024 01:13:29 +0000

He sang tenor on hits like “Standing in the Shadows of Love,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Champion for Progressive Causes, Dies at 74

Sat, 20 Jul 2024 16:22:16 +0000

A Democrat from the Houston area, she led the effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Cheng Pei Pei, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Actor, Dies

Wed, 24 Jul 2024 03:36:33 +0000

She starred in kung fu movies from the modern origins of the form in midcentury Hong Kong to the worldwide breakout “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”

Bernice Johnson Reagon, a Musical Voice for Civil Rights, Is Dead at 81

Sun, 21 Jul 2024 14:04:46 +0000

A singer, composer, curator and founder of the vocal group Sweet Honey in the Rock, she provided a gospel soundtrack for the civil rights movement.



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