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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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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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