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In the race to identify the hormones used to control bodily functions, he battled with his former partner. They later shared the glory.
Born with H.I.V. in 1984, she began raising awareness on television when she was 6 years old.
He filed lawsuits to define chimpanzees as persons and to establish their right to what he called “bodily liberty” over confinement.
For nearly two decades he traveled to factories throughout Europe, sometimes behind the Iron Curtain, to bring modern furniture to Americans.
His drumming lent spontaneity and imagination to the unfettered sound of seminal rock ’n’ roll records by Jerry Lee Lewis and others.
His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”