Tabori became the third man to run the mile in under four minutes before defecting from his native Hungary to the United States.
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Garcia played more than 14 seasons in the minors and hung on as a coach, manager and sage in the majors, doggedly loyal to baseball to the end.
The only woman on the president’s senior staff, she courted the religious right in helping to build a Reagan coalition and alienated feminists.
Mr. Roth won almost all the major literary awards and published an exceptional sequence of historical novels in his 60s, an age when many writers are winding down.
She and other contemporaries held weekly curbside protests in New York for nearly nine years and was arrested twice when they took on Times Square military recruiters.
Mr. Posada was linked to bombings and plots, worked for the C.I.A., survived an assassination attempt and was jailed in at least three countries.
The 6-foot-6 Mr. Walker played the title role in the long-running ABC series “Cheyenne” and was also seen in movies like “The Dirty Dozen.”
One of the leading female golfers of the 1960s and ’70s, she later became president of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
A Colombian, he held top posts in the Vatican, figuring in controversies on sexual abuse and liberation theology and favoring the Latin Mass.
Mr. Hendricks, known for both his sky paintings and his experiments in art as performance, was also a longtime teacher at Rutgers.
In 1988, Mr. Kravitz moved one floor below Michael Goldstein’s apartment in SoHo. Soon, the former music publicist, who had worked closely with Jimi Hendrix, would become a mentor and father figure to Mr. Kravitz.
The Western territory made history in 1869 by giving women the right to vote. When Esther Morris became justice of the peace a few months later, she made history as well.
The way we mourn now? On Twitter. Philip Roth has died at the age of 85, and the Twittersphere is sitting shiva.
With #MeToo in mind, 17-year-old Avalon Hester turned a Times obituary series into a pleated gown.
The New York Times sat down with Philip Roth in 2008 to talk about his life and accomplishments.
The reconstruction of an underground army, one of China’s greatest treasures, would become an archaeologist’s crowning achievement.
Mr. Indiana’s depiction of the letters L, O, V and E was one of the best-known images of the 20th century, widely reproduced but also widely imitated.
Though little recognized, Ms. Roundtree won advances for black people and women at the bar of justice, challenging the Jim Crow society she knew too well.
A committed liberal, he wrote speeches for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and later worked as an author, journalist and political consultant.
Mr. Lewis’s views on the connection between Islam and terrorism inspired controversy but also helped shape American foreign policy under George W. Bush.
He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy and played professionally for 11 years. Then his involvement in a counterfeiting operation landed him in prison.
Mr. Gold was a behind-the-scenes superstar whose artwork offered moviegoers tantalizing glimpses of the raptures awaiting in the cinema darkness.
Mr. Alsop, one of whose designs was called “courageous, bold and just a little insane,” believed that architects had a calling to inspire the public.
In the 1970s, Mr. Lucas worked with Miles Davis. In the 1980s, he produced Madonna’s first album and wrote her hit song “Borderline.”
Mr. Kirkeby’s paintings could evoke flattened stones, small boulders, skeins of vines and flowing water emerging from darkness.
Ms. Morison was a star of the musical stage in “Kiss Me, Kate” and “The King and I.”
His films and stage work angered Communist officials, but he was embraced abroad and seen as an inspiration for the Romanian New Wave.
Her writing pulsed with her hardscrabble Texas childhood and, refusing to be his “muse,” her liberation from an overbearing poet husband.