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Larry Willis, Pianist Who Crossed Genres, Is Dead at 76

2019-10-03T21:11:44+0000

In a career that began in the early 1960s, he worked with a long and varied list of musicians and groups including Hugh Masekela, Carla Bley and Blood, Sweat and Tears.


Paid Notice: Deaths GILLESPIE, LORRAINE (NEE WILLIS)

2004-06-16T05:00:00+0000

GILLESPIE--Lorraine (nee Willis). Of Englewood, NJ on June 13, 2004. Beloved wife of the late Dizzy Gillespie (1993). Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 148 Dean Drive, Tenafly, NJ on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Funeral Mass Saturday, 9:30 A.M., St. Cecilia Church, Englewood, NJ. Interment Flushing Cemetery, Queens, NY. Donations to the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dizzy Gillespie Fund, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631 would be appreciated. For directions visit www.barrettf ...


Dr. J. Willis Hurst, Cardiologist to Lyndon B. Johnson, Dies at 90

2011-10-08T22:57:08+0000

Dr. Hurst was an expert in his field and the principal editor of one of the most widely used medical textbooks.


Willis Lamb Jr., 94, dies; won Nobel for work on atom

2008-05-21T05:00:00+0000

Willis Lamb Jr., who shared the 1955 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a slight and subtle discrepancy in the quantum theory describing how electrons behave in the hydrogen atom, died on Thursday in Tucson. He was 94.


Willis Lamb Jr., 94, Dies; Won Nobel for Work on Atom

2008-05-20T04:00:00+0000

Mr. Lamb shared the 1955 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a discrepancy in the quantum theory describing how electrons behave in the hydrogen atom.


Willis Ware, 93, Engineer at Dawn of Computer Age, Dies

2013-12-02T04:53:20+0000

As part of a group of engineers developing an early computer, Mr. Ware was first to try to engineer many of the components that would be essential for modern computers.


Allee Willis, 72, Dies; ‘Friends’ Theme and ‘September’ Songwriter

2019-12-25T15:03:37+0000

She also wrote or co-wrote “Neutron Dance” for the Pointer Sisters, “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” for the Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield, and other hits.


Larry Willis, Pianist Who Crossed Genres, Is Dead at 76

2019-10-03T21:11:44+0000

In a career that began in the early 1960s, he worked with a long and varied list of musicians and groups including Hugh Masekela, Carla Bley and Blood, Sweat and Tears.


Willis Carto, Far-Right Figure and Holocaust Denier, Dies at 89

2015-11-01T19:13:23+0000

The Anti-Defamation League called Mr. Carto “one of the most influential American anti-Semitic propagandists” and “the mastermind of the hate network.”


Betty Willis, Whose ‘Fabulous’ Sign Defined Las Vegas, Dies at 91

2015-04-23T01:42:07+0000

Ms. Willis’s 25-foot-high neon sign blazingly and irrevocably linked Las Vegas with fabulousness.



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Maggie Peterson, a Memorable ‘Andy Griffith Show’ Guest, Dies at 81

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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