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D’Army Bailey, 73, Activist Who Founded Museum Where Dr. King Was Shot, Dies

2015-07-14T01:15:08+0000

Mr. Bailey campaigned to transform the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, site of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, into a civil rights museum.


Barry Kowalski, Prosecutor in Rodney King Case, Is Dead at 74

2019-07-05T21:01:22+0000

“He’s been called the Justice Department’s pit bull,” a colleague said of Mr. Kowalski, who prosecuted many high-profile civil rights cases.


Richard Booth, Self-Crowned King of Used Books, Dies at 80

2019-08-28T09:00:22+0000

He transformed a fading Welsh town into a tourist magnet by buying books in bulk from colleges, libraries, defunct wholesalers and collectors’ estates.


Johnny Carson, Low-Key King of Late-Night TV, Dies at 79

2005-01-24T05:00:00+0000

Johnny Carson, comedian who dominated late-night television for 30 years as host of Tonight show on NBC, dies at age of 79; Carson, often called 'the king of late night,' wielded almost regal power; more than anyone shifted nexus of power in television from New York to Los Angeles with his decision in 1972 to move his show west; that move was critical in changeover of much of television from live to taped performances; lengthy article recalls his career; photos (L)


Johnny Carson, Low-Key King of Late-Night TV, Dies at 79

2005-01-23T05:00:00+0000

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Kim Chan, Who Had Roles in TV and ‘King of Comedy,’ Is Dead

2008-10-09T23:24:18+0000

Mr. Chan was an actor who became a familiar face in a variety of Asian roles, notably as Jerry Lewis’s butler in the Martin Scorsese film “The King of Comedy.”


Maria Cole, Singer and Wife of Nat King Cole, Dies at 89

2012-07-14T03:01:39+0000

Mrs. Cole, a jazz singer, was performing in Harlem when she met her husband.


Izola Ware Curry, Who Stabbed King in 1958, Dies at 98

2015-03-21T16:28:06+0000

In 1958, she stabbed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Harlem book signing — an episode that a decade later would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.


John G. Davies, Rodney King Judge and Olympic Medalist, Dies at 90

2020-04-06T19:42:48+0000

A record-breaking swimmer, he was credited with helping to prevent further rioting for his handling of the second trial of four police officers.


THE SITUATION IN SPAIN.; GEN. DOMINGUEZ NOT TO BE CONCILIATED-- THE FUNERAL OF KING, ALFONSO.

1885-12-06T05:00:00+0000

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