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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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Terry Anderson, Reporter Held Hostage for Six Years, Dies at 76

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 17:07:12 +0000

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Roman Gabriel, Star Quarterback of the 1960s and ’70s, Dies at 83

Tue, 23 Apr 2024 22:24:39 +0000

In 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles, he played in four Pro Bowl games and was voted Most Valuable Player in 1969.

David H. Pryor, Arkansas Senator and Clinton Ally, Dies at 89

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 21:28:20 +0000

During his 34 years as an elected official, Mr. Pryor was sometimes said to be more liberal, especially on racial issues, than the people who elected him.

Lourdes Portillo, Oscar-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker, Dies at 80

Mon, 22 Apr 2024 04:07:35 +0000

Her films centered on Latin American experiences and received wide acclaim.

William F. Pepper, 86, Dies; Claimed the Government Killed Dr. King

Sat, 20 Apr 2024 12:51:45 +0000

He represented James Earl Ray and the King family in efforts to prove that Dr. King was the victim of a conspiracy, becoming a celebrity among the conspiracy-minded.



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