She and her two sisters inherited the venerable Lower East Side appetizing store Russ & Daughters, a temple of lox, herring and so much more.
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Dr. Richner turned a war-ravaged pediatric hospital in Phnom Penh into a network of five medical centers that now serve one million patients a year.
He was a dirty trickster for Czechoslovakia during the Cold War. Then he defected to the West and taught the perils of propaganda to journalism students.
Dr. DiChiera built an opera company that presented world-class talent at a time when Detroit’s population was dwindling and its future looked bleak.
A conservative Democrat, she replaced her husband on the ballot when he was killed in a plane crash in 1974. She went on to serve 10 terms.
Mr. Quang, whose role was largely ceremonial, was a former chief of the country’s powerful Ministry of Public Security.
His 1994 play about a hedonistic 17th-century nobleman became a vehicle for Johnny Depp and John Malkovich.
His reported torture of criminal suspects, by shocking them with cattle prods or pointing guns in their mouths, led to pardons, reparations and to the abolition of the death penalty in Illinois.
At a time when relatively few women were documentarians, Ms. Adato won awards for films about Dylan Thomas, Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and others.
An author and filmmaker, she examined the long-term anguish of surviving the death camps as a teenager and challenged attitudes about Jews in France.
She helped the famed director Peter Brook start an influential theater group in Paris and mount major productions like “The Mahabharata.”
Mendieta’s art, sometimes violent, often unapologetically feminist and usually raw, left an indelible mark before her life was cut short.
To the modernist notion of “less is more,” he retorted, “Less is a bore,” arguing for ornament, historical references and even humor in architecture.
Before 23andMe and Ancestry.com, he did groundbreaking work exploring how genes reveal where people come from and whom they’re related to.
Mr. Mitchell, the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom, was also the founding director of the groundbreaking Dance Theater of Harlem.
Mr. Mumford forged a writing career on shows like “M*A*S*H” and “Maude” at a time when African-Americans were rare in network writing rooms.
A key-punch operator herself, she opened an agency in 1974 to meet a demand for data processors and to relieve unemployment in minority neighborhoods.
She helped alter standard institutional presentations of African art by acknowledging its spiritually, socially and physically interactive character.
Through the influential arts journal October and her own writings, Ms. Michelson helped turn cinema into an academic discipline.
He worked on his magnum opus, an encyclopedia of Iranian history and culture, for more than 40 years, retiring at the letter “K.” The work goes on.
Originally a drummer, he channeled his passion for jazz into a publication that began as a four-page newspaper to promote his record store in Washington.
Rising from beat cop to high-ranking posts in New York, he had a hand in investigations of the mob, Abscam, corruption scandals and a child-killer case.
A professional trickster, Mr. Abel gleefully hoodwinked the American public time and again, even convincing The Times in 1980 that he had died.
At the dawn of rock ’n’ roll, he put the saxophone front and center, sometimes while lying on his back, kicking his legs, or jumping off the stage.
When Mr. Shan first brought his storytelling to radio in 1980, an estimated 100 million people tuned in.