His critics could be brutal, but he enthralled millions of readers with novels like “The Winds of War,” “The Caine Mutiny” and “Marjorie Morningstar.”
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A sharecropper’s daughter, she joined the voter-registration fight before becoming the first black woman elected a mayor in Mississippi.
Mr. Nozkowski rejected the grandiose Abstract Expressionism of his youth and created modest, colorful and self-contained abstract works with his own stamp.
In Oak Park, bordering Chicago’s West Side, she fought for a fair housing law and helped curb white flight using a strategy that became a model.
Mr. Pei, a committed modernist, was one of the few architects equally attractive to real estate developers, corporate chieftains and art museum boards.
Ms. Kyo, whose dedication to her craft left Akira Kurosawa “speechless,” rose to fame during an extraordinarily creative period in Japanese filmmaking.
A highly popular prime minister from 1983 to 1991, he was an ally of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush and revolutionized the Australian economy.
He flew high in the 1980s as a top member of the Socialist Party and a celebrated disco dancer. But he was later found guilty of corruption.
In her writings and lectures, she postulated that the human race was on the brink of an enhanced way of existing and could bring about great things.
The architect’s legacy includes some of the world’s most recognizable buildings, including the Louvre Pyramid.
His seminal 1982 article, with James Q. Wilson, revolutionized law enforcement. It was also misinterpreted and led to “zero tolerance” strategies.
Though she was on the front lines helping to lead Signal Corps switchboard operators, she was not designated a veteran until after her death.
Doctors forced Mr. Cowart to undergo treatment after he was severely burned in an explosion. He spent the rest of his life arguing for patient autonomy.
Cardinal Sfeir, the Maronite Catholic patriarch, supported a compromise that ended Lebanon’s 15-year civil war but resulted in 15 years of Syrian occupation.
Mr. Demus, widely respected for the refinement of his playing, accompanied many of the great singers of his time and championed the four-hand piano literature.
A former vocal supporter of Putin, he was also unafraid to challenge the authorities in a career in which he was alternately in and out of favor.
As HBO Sports’ ringside fight scorer and rules expert, Mr. Lederman exuberantly explained the fine points of fights, usually off camera.
Cooper fought many of the top boxers of his day but was better known for his losses than for his victories. He also fought a serious drug problem.
You’ve probably never heard of Robert M. Boetticher Sr., but he has helped arrange the funeral services of multiple presidents, first ladies and celebrities.
She was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, budget director under Bill Clinton and vice chairwoman of the Federal Reserve.
Best known for his long tenure on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Mr. Conway was a leading non-leading man and an enduringly popular clown.
Germans had attacked an American headquarters in France when he absorbed the blast, saving lives. Maimed, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Her $8,000 loss in the Enron scandal was cited by George W. Bush in distancing himself from campaign contributors in the energy industry.
She established Musica de Camara, a chamber ensemble, in 1979 to support classical artists and composers and expose new audiences to their works.
His insights provided the foundation for the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem and led to tools widely used in modern cryptography.
From the perky girl next door in the 1950s to the woman next door in 1960s sex comedies, Ms. Day was the most popular film actress since Shirley Temple.
The actress and singer was America’s top box-office star in the early 1960s.
She was a summer intern at the A.C.L.U.’s Women’s Rights Project and returned as its director, giving her the life “I was dreaming of living.”
Mr. Rubalcaba, a chemist by training, was a leader of Spain’s Socialist Party and led the effort to dismantle ETA, the violent Basque separatist group.
An authority on bioethics at New York University for decades, Dr. Zitrin sought to discipline physicians who assisted in executions by lethal injection.
Two decades after starring in “The Mod Squad,” winning a Golden Globe for her role, Ms. Lipton recaptured viewers’ attention in “Twin Peaks.”
César González Barrón, who appeared in the 2006 movie “Nacho Libre,” became unresponsive during a wrestling bout on Saturday. No cause of death has been released.