Obituaries Related to "King" from New York Times Archive
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.
“He’s been called the Justice Department’s pit bull,” a colleague said of Mr. Kowalski, who prosecuted many high-profile civil rights cases.
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, 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)
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.”
Mrs. Cole, a jazz singer, was performing in Harlem when she met her husband.
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.
A record-breaking swimmer, he was credited with helping to prevent further rioting for his handling of the second trial of four police officers.
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He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.
His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”
He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.
His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.
With a keen eye for young talent, he helped boost the careers of Steve Martin, John Denver, Kenny Rogers and many other performers.
The Kremlin’s fiercest critic, whose work brought arrests, attacks and a near-fatal poisoning in 2020, had spent months in isolation.