obituaries


Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Is Dead at 95

Vel Phillips, Housing Rights Champion in the ′60s, Is Dead at 95

Members of the city’s N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council boosted Alderwoman Vel Phillips to their shoulders during a fair-housing rally in St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church in Milwaukee in 1967. At right was the Rev. James Groppi, a prominent civil rights advocate.

Kenneth Haigh, 86, ‘Angry Young Man’ of British Stage, Dies

Kenneth Haigh, 86, ‘Angry Young Man’ of British Stage, Dies

Kenneth Haigh, right, with Alan Bates and Mary Ure in the original Broadway production of John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" in 1957.

Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Is Dead at 97

Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Is Dead at 97

Bill Loud with his five children and his wife, Pat, the stars of the groundbreaking 1973 PBS series “An American Family.” Clockwise from top: Kevin, Lance, Michele, Pat, Delilah, Grant and Bill.

Anne Olivier Bell, Editor of Virginia Woolf Diaries, Dies at 102

Anne Olivier Bell, Editor of Virginia Woolf Diaries, Dies at 102

Anne Olivier Bell in the studio of Charleston farmhouse, south of London, the artistic home of the Bloomsbury group. She married Virginia Woolf’s nephew and edited the writer’s diaries.

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Avicii, Electronic Dance Music Producer and D.J., Is Dead at 28

Tim Bergling, also known by the stage name Avicii, in 2013.

Madeleine Kamman, 87, Who Gave Americans a Taste of France, Dies

Madeleine Kamman, 87, Who Gave Americans a Taste of France, Dies

Madeleine Kamman giving a cooking class at L’academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, Md., in 1984. “She had an incredible capacity to inspire people,” one former student said.

Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood’s First Female Superstar, Dies at 54

Sridevi Kapoor, Bollywood’s First Female Superstar, Dies at 54

Sridevi in 2017. The actress was one of only a few female Bollywood stars to headline box-office hits with no man beside her in a leading role.

Laszlo Tabori, Celebrated Hungarian Runner Who Bolted to U.S., Dies at 86

Laszlo Tabori, Celebrated Hungarian Runner Who Bolted to U.S., Dies at 86

Laszlo Tabori becoming the third man to run the mile in under four minutes in a historic race in London in 1955 in which two others also broke that mark: Chris Chataway, left, and Brian Hewson.

Yu Guangzhong, Exiled Poet Who Longed for China, Dies at 89

Yu Guangzhong, Exiled Poet Who Longed for China, Dies at 89

Yu Guangzhong reading his poems this year at National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan. “He was one of the most accomplished writers not only in Taiwan but in modern Chinese literature,” one scholar said.

Mickey Jones, Drummer Turned Character Actor, Is Dead at 76

Mickey Jones, Drummer Turned Character Actor, Is Dead at 76

Mickey Jones played the marijuana dealer Rodney Dunham in the FX crime drama “Justified.”

Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Serpico,’ Dies at 92

Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Serpico,’ Dies at 92

Al Pacino, left, and Martin Bregman at a party in 2003 marking the 20th anniversary of the release of “Scarface.”

Dr. Victor Sidel, Public Health Champion, Is Dead at 86

Dr. Victor Sidel, Public Health Champion, Is Dead at 86

Dr. Victor Sidel outside what is now Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx in the 1980s.

Anna Mae Hays, 97, U.S. Military’s First Female General, Dies

Anna Mae Hays, 97, U.S. Military’s First Female General, Dies

Brig. Gen. Hays received the Distinguished Service Medal from Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the Army chief of staff, in 1971.

Sam Hamill, Poet, Publisher and War Protester, Dies at 74

Sam Hamill, Poet, Publisher and War Protester, Dies at 74

The poet Sam Hamill, a founder of Copper Canyon Press, at his home in Anacortes, Wash., in 2017.

Clarence Fountain, 88, Dies; Led the Blind Boys of Alabama

Clarence Fountain, 88, Dies; Led the Blind Boys of Alabama

George Scott, left, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan in 2002.

Robert Mandan, Philandering Husband on ‘Soap,’ Dies at 86

Robert Mandan, Philandering Husband on ‘Soap,’ Dies at 86

Robert Mandan as the philandering Chester Tate and Katherine Helmond as his sheltered wife, Jessica, in a 1980 episode of “Soap.”


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