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Jimmy Nelson, Star of the Golden Age of Ventriloquism, Dies at 90

2019-09-27T21:41:56+0000

With his dummies Danny O’Day and Farfel, he was a familiar presence on TV. He also inspired future ventriloquists with his instructional records.


Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

2018-08-17T21:05:37+0000

A Broadway hoofer who went to Hollywood to tutor William Holden, Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman, Jerry Lewis, Tuesday Weld and Jane Fonda, to name a few.


Letters TO THE EDITOR; The Death and Life Of Dith Pran HELEN MAGUIRE MULLER JUDY LIND EVA BALASSA GABRIEL S. PRESSMAN JOY HOROWITZ NELSON A. NAVARRO FRANK MILLER JOHN McCARTHY PETER H. KROMAYER SUSAN M. SHWARTZ THEODORE H. WHITE JONATHAN SHAPIRO JOYC

1980-02-24T05:00:00+0000


Nelson Henry Dies at 96; Fought to Correct Military Slight

2020-07-01T20:01:55+0000

In World War II, he was given an insulting “blue discharge”; more than 70 years later, he was upgraded to “honorable.” He died of the coronavirus.


Nelson Bryant, ‘Supreme Chronicler’ of Outdoor Life, Dies at 96

2020-01-13T17:21:20+0000

For nearly four decades, his lyrical columns for The Times brought readers to the banks of clear-running streams and the hushed glades of majestic forests.


Jimmy Nelson, Star of the Golden Age of Ventriloquism, Dies at 90

2019-09-27T21:41:56+0000

With his dummies Danny O’Day and Farfel, he was a familiar presence on TV. He also inspired future ventriloquists with his instructional records.


Ann Nelson, Expert on Particle Physics, Is Dead at 61

2019-08-26T19:52:13+0000

Dr. Nelson was celebrated for helping to address flaws in the Standard Model, the longtime basis for explaining how particles interact.


Madeleine Yayodele Nelson, 69, Percussion Group’s Founder, Dies

2018-09-24T20:15:23+0000

Trained as an educator, Ms. Nelson spent 40 years performing music from across the African diaspora as the leader of Women of the Calabash.


Miriam Nelson, 98, Golden Age Dancer and Choreographer, Dies

2018-08-17T21:05:37+0000

A Broadway hoofer who went to Hollywood to tutor William Holden, Kim Novak, Ingrid Bergman, Jerry Lewis, Tuesday Weld and Jane Fonda, to name a few.


Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 89, Dies; Lifted Brazilian Film

2018-04-28T00:20:01+0000

Mr. dos Santos was a leader of the Cinema Novo movement, which emphasized grit and struggle, and fought for a uniquely Brazilian cinema.



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Jule Campbell, 96, Dies; Architect of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 23:55:54 +0000

Be it objectification or celebration, the annual rite she created earned millions for the magazine and helped usher in the supermodel era.

Joyce Bryant, Sensual Singer Who Changed Course, Dies at 95

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:34:27 +0000

In the 1940s and ’50s she was a glamorous Black star when there were few. Then she became a missionary.

Gaddis Smith Dies at 89; Taught History to Generations at Yale

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 20:28:51 +0000

One of his students became a president, another an actress. He also helped the university modernize during the 1970s and ’80s.

Jim Kolbe, Openly Gay Republican Congressman, Is Dead at 80

Tue, 06 Dec 2022 23:10:21 +0000

His vote for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 prompted a gay-interest magazine to prepare to out him. He later regretted his vote and celebrated coming out.

Sal Durante, Who Caught a Bit of Baseball History, Dies at 81

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 00:19:48 +0000

At Yankee Stadium on Oct. 1, 1961, Mr. Durante, a 19-year-old truck driver, stood on his seat in right field and nabbed Roger Maris’s 61st home run one-handed.

Don Luce, Activist Who Helped End the Vietnam War, Dies at 88

Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:27:17 +0000

His relentless campaigning and his exposure of South Vietnam’s “tiger cages” were instrumental in turning the American public and Congress against the war.



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