Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.
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For nearly half a century after her divorce from Frank Sinatra, she remained his cherished and devoted friend.
Chappell led Wake Forest to the Final Four in 1962 and was the top scorer for the Knicks in 1963-64, averaging more than 17 points per game.
Mr. Reed, a Republican, helped turn the Endangered Species Act into law while serving as an assistant secretary of the Interior in the 1970s.
He began his career having to hide the fact that he was gay. He ended it celebrated as a pioneer.
Concluding that actuarial standards for pensions were flawed, Mr. Gold embarked on a 30-year mission “to save my profession.”
Mr. Elden adopted a diversified approach to investing in hedge funds, opening a new area of American finance.
A former dancer, Mr. Johnson collaborated with Mel Brooks on several movies and once asked him, “‘Oh my God, are we allowed to show this?”
In a monumental upset, Remigino won the 1952 gold medal in the 100-meter dash with no more than six inches separating first place from fourth.
Mr. Entezam, the first senior official of post-revolutionary Iran to face espionage charges, served 17 years in prison.
A Georgia Republican, he was elected at a time when his state’s political landscape was dominated by Democrats. But a perjury conviction derailed his career.
The struggling secretary created a concoction that relieved her and others around the world from the pressure of perfection.
Switching from a law career, she founded a professional association for sex counselors and therapists.
In addition to being a busy studio musician, Mr. Watrous released more than a dozen albums under his own name and for a while led a jazz-rock big band.
As head of the camera team for the Voyager mission, Dr. Smith was humanity’s tour guide to the solar system.
Winkler, a dominant force in show jumping for decades, won seven Olympic medals. His best performances were astride a singular mare named Halla.
His distinctive use of lighting and artful approach to composition were consistent elements of films by Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and other directors.
Dr. Cobbs, a psychiatrist, co-wrote a high-profile 1968 book that linked the anger of that decade to the lingering effects of slavery.
In his five terms, Mr. Ray embraced progressive policies. In 1975 invited thousands of Southeast Asian refugees to settle in his state.
Charged with trespassing, Mr. Wells and the other members of the group known as the Friendship Nine chose to go to jail rather than pay fines.
He held senior posts under Conservative prime ministers from Churchill to Thatcher, and led NATO in the last years of the Cold War.
Mr. Knussen was 15 when he led the London Symphony Orchestra in his First Symphony. He matured into a major composer, conductor and mentor.
One of the last products of the studio system, Mr. Hunter made an unlikely comeback in 1981 in the quirky and very un-Hollywood “Polyester.”