His father invented a sport in which roller-skating players muscle and shove one another on a banked track. He used television to expand its audience.
NYT > Obituaries
A writer and publisher who had lost his sight, he opened his door to a revolving cast of painters, poets, musicians and others for meandering conversation.
Those who knew where to look on East 84th Street could find an apartment stuffed with literature and a literary salon to go with it.
A defensive master, Whitaker “could stand in front of you and you couldn’t find him,” one boxing announcer said. He died after being struck by a car in Virginia.
He insisted on viewing art through a social prism as he moved in two cultures, the alternative-art world and the Lower Manhattan gay community.
In a breakthrough in the 1960s, he showed that computers could be used interactively with quick results, and also made secure from others’ using them.
He assumed power as military chief in 1982 and declared himself president the next year. After being ousted in 1990, he was convicted on corruption charges.
Mr. Levin, 70, had many Hollywood roles but the sitcom appearance as a mohel made him the profession’s “team mascot,” his son said. “Every mohel compares himself to him.”
“I don’t really know what ‘fusion’ means,” she said, but at restaurants in California and New York she displayed a knack for combining flavors.
He was once considered to be in line to run the private equity giant KKR and had recently started his own ambitious firm.
As head of New York’s Service Employees union, he successfully campaigned for better pay and working conditions for more than 170,000 people.
He was elected easily in 1999. But he resigned two years later amid a spectacular economic collapse, leaving the presidential palace by helicopter.
Mr. Lawson and his colleagues revived the lost art of a cappella singing and attracted a loyal following that included Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa.
An old-school, temperamental coach whose players feared and respected him, he led the Jets to the 1982 American Football Conference championship.
He emphasized that diaspora meant more than just the American slave trade. It began in prehistoric times, he said, and continues to this day.
At a time when black South African artists were banned from art schools and museums, his art fused abstraction with polemical themes.
Concerned about what happens when people fall and can’t reach a telephone to call an ambulance, Mr. Dibner, a psychologist, developed a system to help.
Dr. Shapiro’s technique for dealing with trauma was initially met with some skepticism. But it has attracted devotees worldwide.
Mr. Lambert, a nurse who was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 accident, had been taken off life support. The case bitterly divided his family.
A pitcher who had modest success with the Yankees in the 1960s, Bouton revealed the seamier side of baseball in a book that was a best seller.
He worked on numerous museums, libraries and other cultural projects, many of them devoted to the black experience.
A survivor of Nazi persecution, he was one of Germany’s leading producers, with films like “Europa Europa” and “Babi Yar.”
Ms. Cortese, who starred in over 50 films, was perhaps best known for her role as a fading, tippling movie diva in François Truffaut’s “Day for Night.”
Mr. Torn won an Emmy for “The Larry Sanders Show” and acclaim for his theater work. But he was dogged by his reputation as a troublemaker.
A Pulitzer Prize winner, he refused to align himself with any new-music style, drawing on jazz, world music and even bird calls.
She was the founding director of a Yale project that preserved the voices of Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland and many more. It has been called “incomparable.”