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HEAVY DEATH TOLL OF MAJOR FIGURES; Collins, Riddle, Poe, Travers, Robertson Among Sports' Greats Bowing Out in '51 Travers' Death Mourned Former Dodgers on List Flores Victim of Ring Injury


Sports notables of the past and present passed on in large numbers in 1951. The toll was heavy in virtually every major sport.

Rev. Wilbert Robertson, Native American Pastor, Dies at 86


A veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, he established Baptist congregations in the Dakotas. He died of Covid-19.

Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, Architect and Passionate Urbanist, Dies at 87


Devoted to classical architecture, he was equally committed to design that benefits city life and helped establish a New York agency to promote it.

James I. Robertson Jr., Exacting Civil War Historian, Dies at 89


Dr. Robertson, who wrote or edited dozens of books, was best known for his monumental biography of Stonewall Jackson.

Judge James Robertson, Who Quit FISA Court Over Wiretapping, Dies at 81


He took a stand to protest warrantless domestic eavesdropping under George W. Bush. On the federal bench, he ruled against trying a Guantánamo detainee in a military court.

Dale Robertson, a Horse-Savvy Actor in Westerns, Is Dead at 89


Mr. Robertson appeared in more than 60 movies but was very likely known more for his television work in shows like “Tales of Wells Fargo” and “Iron Horse” and as a host of “Death Valley Days.”

Cliff Robertson, Oscar-Winning Rebel, Dies at 88


An Academy Award winner for “Charly,” Mr. Robertson later challenged a powerful studio boss as a forger and embezzler.

Nan Robertson, Pulitzer-Winning Times Reporter, Dies at 83


Ms. Robertson, a longtime reporter who wrote candidly about struggles with alcoholism and workplace sexism, won a Pulitzer for her account of nearly dying from toxic shock syndrome.

Nan Robertson, Who Chronicled Discrimination Suit at The Times, Is Dead at 83


Ms. Robertson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, was widely known for her book “The Girls in the Balcony.”



ELLIS--Helga Robertson, 88, died September 21 at Deerfield Community in Asheville, NC. Born in Hamburg, Germany. Widow of Robert R. (Bob) Ellis. Formerly associated with the Marble Collegiate Church and The Nightingale Bamford School.

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Harold Brown, Tuskegee Airman Who Faced a Lynch Mob, Dies at 98

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One of the last surviving Black pilots from that celebrated group, he was surrounded by an angry mob after parachuting from his P-51 over Austria during World War II.

Billy Packer, Straight-Talking College Basketball Analyst, Dies at 82

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 01:45:49 +0000

With partners on NBC and then CBS, and with a rapid, opinionated style, he was heard during every N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament from 1975 to 2008.

Alfred Leslie, Artist Who Turned Away From Abstraction, Dies at 95

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 00:07:48 +0000

“The virtual banishment of figuration and narrative from the vocabulary of so many thoughtful artists was one of the legacies of the modernists,” he said. “I never accepted this.”

George Zimbel, Photographer of Marilyn Monroe and J.F.K., Dies at 93

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 15:04:12 +0000

He preferred to take pictures of ordinary people. But in events separated by six years, he took indelible pictures of two people who transcended celebrity.

Yoshimitsu Yamada, Who Brought Aikido to the U.S., Dies at 84

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He emphasized the basics of the Japanese martial art, and he encouraged his students to develop their own interpretations of it.

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