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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.


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.


Gordon Willis, ‘Godfather’ Cinematographer, Dies at 82

2014-05-20T00:09:59+0000

Mr. Willis’s work on seminal movies of the 1970s, like ‘Annie Hall,’ made his name synonymous with that pathbreaking decade in American moviemaking.


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.



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Laurence Silberman, Conservative Touchstone on the Bench, Dies at 86

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:00:30 +0000

From his powerful perch on the D.C. appeals court, he voided gun controls and challenged press freedoms but also upheld the Affordable Care Act.

Kitten Natividad, Movie Star in Russ Meyer’s Bawdy World, Dies at 74

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 19:57:00 +0000

She was top-billed in his final feature, “Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.” She was also his paramour and, he said, his favorite leading lady.

Tiffany Jackson, Texas Star Forward and W.N.B.A. Veteran, Dies at 37

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 20:02:32 +0000

She was an All-American in college and spent nine years as a pro. “I don’t think I’ve seen a player as competitive,” her college coach said.



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