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Oliver Knussen, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Composer, Dies at 66

Oliver Knussen, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Composer, Dies at 66

The composer Oliver Knussen conducting at Tanglewood, where he was head of contemporary music from 1986 to 1993.

Polixeni Papapetrou, Photographer With an Eerie Eye, Dies at 57

Polixeni Papapetrou, Photographer With an Eerie Eye, Dies at 57

In “I Once Was,” from her 2018 series, “My Heart,” Ms. Papapetrou placed herself in a series for the first time with this photograph.

Mel Gordon, Drama Scholar of the Fringe, Is Dead at 71

Mel Gordon, Drama Scholar of the Fringe, Is Dead at 71

Mel Gordon in 2007. A colleague described him as a provocative, risqué storyteller but “a wonderful, maverick researcher.”

Steven Marcus, Columbia Scholar and Literary Critic, Dies at 89

Steven Marcus, Columbia Scholar and Literary Critic, Dies at 89

Steven Marcus at Columbia University in the 1990s. In literary circles he was respected, and sometimes challenged, as an unconventional critic.

Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78

Robby Müller, Inventive Cinematographer, Is Dead at 78

The cinematographer Robby Müller on the set of the 1989 film “Mystery Train,” one of many directed by Jim Jarmusch on which he worked.

Robert D. Ray, Centrist G.O.P. Governor of Iowa, Dies at 89

Robert D. Ray, Centrist G.O.P. Governor of Iowa, Dies at 89

Gov. Robert D. Ray of Iowa, right, in 1976 at the Iowa State Fair with Senator Bob Dole, the Republican candidate for vice president on the ticket with President Gerald R. Ford.

Brian Murray, an Acclaimed Veteran of Broadway, Dies at 80

Brian Murray, an Acclaimed Veteran of Broadway, Dies at 80

Brian Murray in Edward Albee’s “Me, Myself & I” at the McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, N.J., in 2008. Though he appeared in movies and on television, stage was his first love. “I can’t live without the other character: the audience,” he said.

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67

Pat Swindall, Congressman Undone by Scandal, Is Dead at 67

Pat Swindall in 1989 after he was sentenced to one year in prison on perjury charges.

Bradford Smith, Who Showed Postcards From Outer Space, Dies at 86

Bradford Smith, Who Showed Postcards From Outer Space, Dies at 86

Bradford Smith at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., in 1979, announcing that a thin, flat ring of particles had been discovered around Jupiter by the Voyager 1 spacecraft.

Overlooked No More: Emma Gatewood, First Woman to Conquer the Appalachian Trail Alone

Overlooked No More: Emma Gatewood, First Woman to Conquer the Appalachian Trail Alone

Emma Gatewood in 1959 as she hiked the 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail. By then, newspapers were calling her “America’s most celebrated pedestrian.”

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.

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

Robert N. Hall, whose discoveries led to microwave ovens and supermarket scanners, at work at a General Electric laboratory in Niskayuna, N.Y., in the early 1960s.

Kazuo Kashio, a Founder of Casio Computer, Dies at 89

Kazuo Kashio, a Founder of Casio Computer, Dies at 89

Kazuo Kashio, president of Casio, at the company’s showroom in Tokyo in 2013. He was the marketing force behind Casio pocket calculator and G-Shock watch.

Milos Forman, 86, Dies; Won Oscars for ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’

Milos Forman, 86, Dies; Won Oscars for ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ and ‘Amadeus’

Milos Forman outside his home in Warren, Conn., in 2009. “I’ve always done everything in my life to win,” he wrote in a memoir.

Bernard E. Trainor, 89, General Turned Military Analyst, Is Dead

Bernard E. Trainor, 89, General Turned Military Analyst, Is Dead

General Trainor, left, alongside his co-author, Michael R. Gordon, then the chief military correspondent for The New York Times, being interviewed by Tim Russert on “Meet the Press” in 2006.

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes in his study in Cambridge, Mass., in 1959. He spent his entire academic career at Harvard.


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