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Burton Watson, 91, Influential Translator of Classical Asian Literature, Dies

2017-05-03T23:57:21+0000

Mr. Watson opened up the world of Japanese and Chinese texts to generations of English-speaking readers, with dozens of his works still in print.


Paid Notice: Deaths WATSON, MADELEINE STILES DICKERSON

1998-09-25T05:00:00+0000

WATSON-Madeleine Stiles Dickerson (Leine), age 55, very peacefully in the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Darling wife of Simon C.H. Watson and much loved sister of Helen Dickerson Millar of Hyde Park, NY, Allen E. Whitman of Berwyn, PA, and Johnston de F. Whitman of Laurel Hollow, LI. She will be missed by her many friends. Thanksgiving Service on Monday, October 5, at 5PM at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, SW7. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to GUCH Fund, c/o Dr. Jane Somerville, ...


Brad Watson, 64, Dies; His Southern Upbringing Animated His Books

2020-07-24T20:58:45+0000

In his acclaimed novels and short stories, most of them set in his native Mississippi, he wrote about characters who had to transcend difficult moments.


Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74

2020-05-15T15:21:32+0000

A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run.


Wah Wah Watson, Guitarist Whose Sound Was Everywhere, Dies at 67

2018-11-01T22:50:12+0000

He worked the wah-wah pedal with prodigious and playful subtlety on songs by the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Herbie Hancock and many others.


Notable Deaths 2017: W. Marvin Watson

2018-06-06T19:41:14+0000


W. Marvin Watson, Johnson’s Unofficial Chief of Staff, Dies at 93

2017-11-29T23:15:33+0000

He spurned several job offers from Lyndon Johnson before finally accepting the role of White House gatekeeper, though without the chief of staff title.


Burton Watson, 91, Influential Translator of Classical Asian Literature, Dies

2017-05-03T23:57:21+0000

Mr. Watson opened up the world of Japanese and Chinese texts to generations of English-speaking readers, with dozens of his works still in print.


Doc Watson Dies

2012-05-31T17:15:11+0000

May 30, 2012 - Guitarist and folk singer Doc Watson died Tuesday at the age of 89.


Doc Watson, Blind Guitar Wizard Who Influenced Generations, Dies at 89

2012-05-30T00:30:42+0000

Mr. Watson’s flat-picking style elevated the acoustic guitar to solo status in bluegrass and country music, and his interpretations of traditional American music influenced generations of guitarists.



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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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