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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.
A prolific writer and popular public speaker, Mr. Thurow sounded an early alarm about the growing income gap between rich and poor Americans.
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In 1971, Blin was a working-class fighter from Hamburg and a top contender in Germany. Ali was coming off a loss to Joe Frazier and needed to get back in shape.
He single-handedly elevated a 100-string instrument little known outside Kashmir into a prominent component of Hindustani classical music.