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Mr. Hogan’s departure from his job in 1968 as a top executive at Motorola to one at Fairchild led to a celebrated lawsuit.
He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.
As executive producer, he expanded the PBS newscast to an hour and helped make it a distinctive voice in broadcast journalism.
He was even credited with coining the term as a co-founder of the world’s largest direct-marketing ad agency, long before there were internet cookies.
A leading figure in a subgenre that combines traditional blues with Cajun, country and other styles, he got his nickname for his relaxed vocal style.
Shunning traditional dance and fantasy fare, he made psychologically rich stories that brought wide recognition to an island nation’s film industry.
A captivating and often polarizing writer, Mr. Lester traveled through a labyrinth of religious and ethnic identities, including a conversion to Judaism.
At 17, he was called a ringleader in the 1986 assault by whites in Queens that left a black man dead and another badly beaten. The family said he committed suicide.
Mr. Tenney survived the Bataan Death March, followed by three and a half years of slave labor as a prisoner during World War II.
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After his unlikely win, in 1972, he spent his single term pushing for a more liberal foreign policy, particularly toward Africa.
He took the extraordinary step of banning tackling during all practices, which reduced concussions at a time when brain trauma in football had become a crisis.
He served for 38 years in Parliament and, after being elected president at a critical moment in Italy’s fortunes, helped stabilize the country.
With exquisite precision, he used costumes and sets in staging many of his pictures, letting his subjects, whatever their social status, express themselves.
He was especially acclaimed for his performances at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany. As his voice developed, he once said, so did his view of how and why to deploy it.
Her novels and nonfiction provided alternatives to the Western- and male-centric views of modern India offered by writers like E.M. Forster.