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Lee A. Archer Jr., Tuskegee Fighter Pilot, Dies at 90

2010-02-04T04:42:51+0000

Mr. Archer was a pioneering black fighter pilot who was credited with shooting down four German planes when he flew with the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.


Lee A. Archer, Ace Tuskegee Airman and V.C., Dies

2010-01-29T10:05:24+0000

Lee A. Archer, a Tuskegee Airman considered to be the only black ace pilot who also broke racial barriers as an executive at a major U.S. company and founder of a venture capital firm, died Wednesday in New York City. He was 90.


Elizabeth Brown Pryor, Biographer of Clara Barton and Robert E. Lee, Dies at 64

2015-04-28T23:54:30+0000

Ms. Pryor, who served more than two decades in the State Department, was the author of well-regarded biographies of the founder of the American Red Cross and the Confederate commander.


Lee Bennett Hopkins, Champion of Poetry for Children, Dies at 81

2019-08-12T22:51:50+0000

In the scores of anthologies he compiled and in his own writing, he sought to teach and expand young imaginations through verse.


Fannie Lee Chaney, 84, Mother of Slain Civil Rights Worker, Is Dead

2007-05-24T04:00:00+0000

Fannie Lee Chaney became a target of racial hatred herself after her son James Chaney and two other civil rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964.


BET Honors Pay Tribute to Patti LaBelle, Lee Daniels, Eric Holder and Others

2016-03-06T20:27:14+0000

The annual event will be broadcast on Black Entertainment Television on March 14.


Lee Davenport Dies at 95; Developed Battlefront Radar

2011-10-01T03:01:16+0000

Mr. Davenport was a physicist who worked on a complex system used for tracking and shooting down enemy planes.


Lee Gelber, Dean of New York Tour Guides, Dies at 81

2020-01-22T21:51:39+0000

“He knew our city better than anyone else,” a colleague said, “and made it his goal for everyone else to know it, too.”


Mona Lee Brock, Farmers’ ‘Angel’ on the Line, Dies at 87

2019-04-04T23:13:51+0000

She cautioned suicidal farmers to think what it would be like for their children “if they sat down at the supper table and there would be an empty chair.”


Art Lee, Fly-Fishing Virtuoso and Writer, Dies at 76

2018-08-03T19:01:40+0000

Mr. Lee was a Catskills fixture whose reputation as an angler spread far and wide. He once took Jimmy Carter fishing and wrote a whole book on a knot.



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Harry Whittington, Texas Lawyer Shot by Cheney, Dies at 95

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 22:19:17 +0000

He drew headlines in 2006 when he was struck by birdshot from a shotgun fired by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident — then apologized himself for the incident.

Melinda Dillon, 2-Time Oscar Nominee, Is Dead at 83

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 23:01:03 +0000

She was a Broadway star at 23 and then quit acting, but later re-emerged in films like “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “A Christmas Story.”

Charles Kimbrough, Actor Best Known for ‘Murphy Brown,’ Dies at 86

Mon, 06 Feb 2023 16:25:44 +0000

In a career that included a Tony nomination for “Company,” he specialized in playing uptight characters, notably Candice Bergen’s stuffy straight man.

Pervez Musharraf, Former Military Ruler of Pakistan, Dies at 79

Sun, 05 Feb 2023 21:30:56 +0000

Mr. Musharraf took power in a bloodless coup in late 1999 but resigned under threat of impeachment in 2008. He drew fire for his ties to Washington.

Fred Terna, Creator of Fiery Holocaust Paintings, Dies at 99

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 21:46:06 +0000

A prisoner at Auschwitz and three other camps, he dealt with his trauma in semiabstract art that depicted crematories, ovens and chimneys.

Bob Born, Who Brought Marshmallow Peeps to the Masses, Dies at 98

Sat, 04 Feb 2023 19:17:48 +0000

By mechanizing and greatly expanding production, he made the gooey yellow chicks an Easter favorite and a pop-culture phenomenon.



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