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María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani, Crusading Argentine Grandmother, Dies at 94

María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani, Crusading Argentine Grandmother, Dies at 94

María Isabel Chorobik de Mariani was president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which led an agonizing search for hundreds of children “disappeared” by Argentina’s military rulers.

Robert Indiana, 89, Who Turned ‘Love’ Into Enduring Art, Is Dead

Robert Indiana, 89, Who Turned ‘Love’ Into Enduring Art, Is Dead

Robert Indiana mixed paint in front of a design for a poster for the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center in 1964.

Glenn Branca, Composer Who Blended Genres, Loudly, Dies at 69

Glenn Branca, Composer Who Blended Genres, Loudly, Dies at 69

The guitarist and composer Glenn Branca in performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam in 1988. His music was a hybrid of styles.

Danny Kirwan, Guitarist in Fleetwood Mac’s Early Years, Dies at 68

Danny Kirwan, Guitarist in Fleetwood Mac’s Early Years, Dies at 68

Fleetwood Mac in Los Angeles in 1969. From left: John McVie, Danny Kirwan, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer.

Fran Bera, Competitive, Record-Breaking Aviator, Is Dead at 93

Fran Bera, Competitive, Record-Breaking Aviator, Is Dead at 93

Fran Bera in the pilot’s seat in an undated photograph. One friend estimated that she had spent the equivalent of more than three years flying aircraft.

Lin Bolen, a Trailblazing TV Executive, Dies at 76

Lin Bolen, a Trailblazing TV Executive, Dies at 76

Lin Bolen in 1972 on the set of the NBC soap opera “The Doctors.” She expanded many soap operas from 30 minutes to 60 minutes.

Christopher Gibbs, Avatar of ‘Swinging London,’ Dies at 80

Christopher Gibbs, Avatar of ‘Swinging London,’ Dies at 80

Christopher Gibbs, the antiques dealer, interior designer and fashion avatar, at his London home in an undated photo. He helped establish the “distressed bohemian” aesthetic.

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.

Odvar Nordli, a Cold War Leader of Norway, Dies at 90

Odvar Nordli, a Cold War Leader of Norway, Dies at 90

Prime Minister Odvar Nordli of Norway with President Jimmy Carter on a visit to the White House in June 1979.

Glen Roven, Emmy-Winning Composer and Conductor, Dies at 61

Glen Roven, Emmy-Winning Composer and Conductor, Dies at 61

Glen Roven in 2016. A composer, conductor and record producer, he was equally at home in the worlds of classical and Broadway music.

Douglas Bennet, Who Led NPR and Wesleyan, Dies at 79

Douglas Bennet, Who Led NPR and Wesleyan, Dies at 79

Douglas J. Bennet in his office at Wesleyan University, where he was president for 12 years. He also held positions in the State Department and led NPR.

Isamu Shibayama Dies at 88, His Quest for Reparations Unfulfilled

Isamu Shibayama Dies at 88, His Quest for Reparations Unfulfilled

Isamu Shibayama, known as Art, in Seabrook, N.J., in 1952 after being drafted into the Army. It would take him 18 years to finally be granted citizenship.

Malcolm Morley, Genre-Crossing Artist, Is Dead at 86

Malcolm Morley, Genre-Crossing Artist, Is Dead at 86

Malcolm Morley in his studio in Bellport, N.Y., in 2009. A critic for The New York Times described him as having “a restless, renegade spirit.”

Zhao Kangmin, Restorer of China’s Ancient Terra-Cotta Warriors, Dies at 81

Zhao Kangmin, Restorer of China’s Ancient Terra-Cotta Warriors, Dies at 81

The ancient army, buried just outside Xi’an, China, is made up of archers, generals, infantrymen and other warriors, part of an immense complex that has not been fully excavated.

William Agee, ’70s C.E.O. Whose Star Was Dimmed, Dies at 79

William Agee, ’70s C.E.O. Whose Star Was Dimmed, Dies at 79

William Agee with his wife, Mary Cunningham Agee, in 1983. Before they were married, she rose through the ranks at the Bendix Corporation when he was the chief executive but left the company under pressure amid allegations, which they both denied, that they were romantically involved.

Alice Provensen, a Star in the Children’s-Book World, Dies at 99

Alice Provensen, a Star in the Children’s-Book World, Dies at 99

Alice and Martin Provensen at work in their studio in a family photograph from the 1950s. Their creative partnership of almost 40 years was famous in the world of children’s books.


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