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C. Lester Hogan, Physicist Who Fought Motorola, Dies at 88

2008-08-16T02:44:31+0000

Mr. Hogan’s departure from his job in 1968 as a top executive at Motorola to one at Fairchild led to a celebrated lawsuit.


Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92

2020-07-02T18:16:51+0000

He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.


Lester Crystal, Guiding Force Behind ‘NewsHour,’ Dies at 85

2020-06-26T18:13:03+0000

As executive producer, he expanded the PBS newscast to an hour and helped make it a distinctive voice in broadcast journalism.


Lester Wunderman, Father of Direct Marketing, Dies at 98

2019-01-14T20:50:55+0000

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.


Lazy Lester, Luminary of Swamp Blues, Is Dead at 85

2018-08-24T17:47:04+0000

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.


Notable Deaths 2016: Lester Thurow

2018-06-06T18:37:07+0000


Lester James Peries, 99, Visionary Sri Lankan Filmmaker, Dies

2018-05-04T17:53:11+0000

Shunning traditional dance and fantasy fare, he made psychologically rich stories that brought wide recognition to an island nation’s film industry.


Julius Lester, Chronicler of Black America, Is Dead at 78

2018-01-20T01:35:56+0000

A captivating and often polarizing writer, Mr. Lester traveled through a labyrinth of religious and ethnic identities, including a conversion to Judaism.


Jon Lester, Convicted in Howard Beach Race Attack, Dies at 48

2017-10-23T22:08:47+0000

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.


Lester Tenney, 96, Dies; Faced Japan’s Brutality and Won Its Apologies

2017-03-05T20:56:42+0000

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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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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