After Ms. Hammer came out in the 1970s, her films took a provocative and influential turn. “One of my goals,” she said, “was to put a lesbian on camera.”
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In the next-to-last game of the 1957 season, he became the last Brooklyn Dodger to hit a home run before the team moved to Los Angeles.
From his perch, Mr. Phelps set the caustic but funny tone for the magazine, making him both loved and hated in the skateboarding world.
An earthy R&B performer, he began his career in the 1950s, was sidelined by addiction, then was rediscovered in the ’90s by punk and garage rockers.
A former Newsweek reporter, he founded the country’s first English-language newspaper and, as a philanthropist, established a hospital and hundreds of schools.
Her 1982 tale of a lonely woman who falls in love with a sea creature had a revival, dovetailing with the release of the 2017 film “The Shape of Water.”
A labor economist, Princeton scholar, Treasury official and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. The police said the cause was suicide.
Dr. Nketia, who had an international presence, documented, analyzed and championed traditional music of the continent until his final days.
Her detective hero, who loved pancakes and his dog, Sludge, helped children learn how to read — and how to sleuth.
Peratrovich and her husband rallied Natives to ensure the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act, the first anti-discrimination law in the United States.
He was especially known for bringing renewed appreciation to Jelly Roll Morton.
From “Stalag 17” to “Community,” Mr. Erdman showed up for more than 70 years in roles that were usually small but often memorable.
As the Great Tomsoni, he made audiences laugh and gasp. As a consultant, he showed other magicians how to get the most out of a trick.
In large shows like Documenta and the Venice Biennale, he put art from around the globe on an equal footing with that of Europe and the United States.
Mr. Dale was known for “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used as the opening anthem to his film “Pulp Fiction.”
A home-care worker who believed in the dignity of helping sick, elderly and disabled people, Ms. Miller became a respected union leader
Ms. Iglauer, an American, came to Canada to portray it for the rest of the world. But she made it her home and wrote with an insider’s perspective.
Jones won a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics and signed pro football’s first million-dollar contract, with the Jets. But N.F.L. stardom eluded him.
Mr. Merwin, one of the world’s most decorated poets, sang of silence and nature with an oracular voice. Later in life he became an ardent conservationist.
Mr. Silverman collaborated with Gale Sayers on his memoir, a chapter of which was later adapted into one of the most popular TV movies of all time.
He and a colleague first wrote about the 100 best places to work in 1984. The list they created has appeared annually in Fortune magazine since 1998.
Mrs. Heiskell, a member of the family that controls The New York Times, was an influential leader in urban recreation spaces and helped restore the grandeur to theaters near Times Square.