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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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Tue, 17 May 2022 23:18:25 +0000

As Charlene Darling, a member of the musical Darling family, she appeared in five episodes, beginning with one in which her character became smitten with Mr. Griffith’s.

Jürgen Blin, Who Went 7 Rounds Against Ali, Dies at 79

Tue, 17 May 2022 11:32:35 +0000

In 1971, Blin was a working-class fighter from Hamburg and a top contender in Germany. Ali was coming off a loss to Joe Frazier and needed to get back in shape.

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Master of the Santoor, Dies at 84

Tue, 17 May 2022 20:01:25 +0000

He single-handedly elevated a 100-string instrument little known outside Kashmir into a prominent component of Hindustani classical music.



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