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LeRoy Jolley, Who Trained Two Derby Winners, Dies at 79

LeRoy Jolley, Who Trained Two Derby Winners, Dies at 79

LeRoy Jolley at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in 2009.

Ringo Lam, Director of Hong Kong Classic ‘City on Fire,’ Dies at 63

Ringo Lam, Director of Hong Kong Classic ‘City on Fire,’ Dies at 63

The director Ringo Lam on the set of “Maximum Risk” in 1996. The movie, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, was Mr. Lam’s directorial debut in the United States.

Anita Shreve, 71, Best-Selling Novelist Who Wrote ‘Weight of Water,’ Is Dead

Anita Shreve, 71, Best-Selling Novelist Who Wrote ‘Weight of Water,’ Is Dead

Anita Shreve at a literary festival in Oxford, England, in March 2014.

Lois Wheeler Snow, Critic of Human Rights Abuses in China, Dies at 97

Lois Wheeler Snow, Critic of Human Rights Abuses in China, Dies at 97

Lois Wheeler Snow in New York City in 2000. She became a vocal critic of human rights abuses in China after marrying the journalist Edgar Snow.

Michael Slive, 77, Dies; Led Southeastern Conference to New Heights

Michael Slive, 77, Dies; Led Southeastern Conference to New Heights

Michael Slive, who turned the Southeastern Conference into arguably the most prominent college sports conference in the country, in 2014.

Leon (Ndugu) Chancler, Versatile Drummer, Is Dead at 65

Leon (Ndugu) Chancler, Versatile Drummer, Is Dead at 65

Leon (Ndugu) Chancler, in an undated photograph, performing at the Stanford Jazz Festival. He performed and recorded with artists in a wide range of genres.

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.

Paul Booth, Antiwar Organizer and Union Stalwart, Dies at 74

Paul Booth, Antiwar Organizer and Union Stalwart, Dies at 74

Paul Booth speaking on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.

Mary Regula, Founder of Library Saluting First Ladies, Dies at 91

Mary Regula, Founder of Library Saluting First Ladies, Dies at 91

Mary Regula, left, the president and founder of the National First Ladies’ Library in Canton, Ohio, with Dr. Sheila Fisher, vice president, in the library’s lobby in 2006.

Arno Motulsky, a Founder of Medical Genetics, Dies at 94

Arno Motulsky, a Founder of Medical Genetics, Dies at 94

Dr. Arno Motulsky in his Seattle apartment in 2014.

Jill Ker Conway, 83, Feminist Author and Smith President, Dies

Jill Ker Conway, 83, Feminist Author and Smith President, Dies

Jill Ker Conway in the early 1980s, during her tenure as the first female president of Smith College.

Moshe Mizrahi, 86, Who Won an Oscar for ‘Madame Rosa,’ Is Dead

Moshe Mizrahi, 86, Who Won an Oscar for ‘Madame Rosa,’ Is Dead

The director Moshe Mizrahi on the set of his film “La Vie Continue” in 1981.

Mort Walker, Creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ Comic Strip, Dies at 94

Mort Walker, Creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ Comic Strip, Dies at 94

Mort Walker drawing the character Beetle Bailey in 1993. After his attempt at a comic strip set at a university lagged, he substituted barracks buddies for dorm mates, sergeants and generals for professors, and the military bureaucracy for academic pronouncements.

Steven Bochco, Producer of ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ Dies at 74

Steven Bochco, Producer of ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘NYPD Blue,’ Dies at 74

Steven Bochco in his office in Los Angeles in 1995. “We wouldn’t have the excellence on TV, on cable, broadcast and streaming if it wasn’t for what Steven Bochco did on broadcast TV,” one critic said.

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, Cartoonist of Teenage Life in ‘Ponytail,’ Dies at 85

Lee Holley, left, in 2000 with Hank Ketcham, creator of “Dennis the Menace,” in Los Angeles. Mr. Holley was a ghost illustrator of Mr. Ketcham’s comic strip.

Reggie Lucas, Versatile Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 65

Reggie Lucas, Versatile Guitarist and Producer, Dies at 65

The guitarist, producer and songwriter Reggie Lucas in Japan in the early 1970s, in a photo provided by his family.


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