Mr. Volcker helped shape American economic policy for decades, notably by leading the Federal Reserve’s brute-force campaign to subdue inflation in the 1970s and ’80s.
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Besides the sweet-natured giant yellow bird, he also played the misanthropic bellyacher Oscar the Grouch.
He began posting songs online while in high school. On hits like “Lucid Dreams,” he combined melodic hip-hop instincts with heavy-hearted angst.
The busy character actor was also known for “Benson,” “Boston Legal” and several Broadway roles.
She overcame many hurdles, including rejection by Cornell’s medical school, which told her a black man before her “didn’t work out.” (He had died.)
An All-American halfback at the University of Michigan, he later coached the team and then became athletic director at the University of Iowa.
He was a conservative monetary economist and a Carnegie Mellon professor who took on policy roles. His nomination lapsed after he failed to win Senate support.
Mr. Marron began his Wall Street career as a teenager before leading some of its most powerful firms and becoming a force at the Museum of Modern Art.
In addition to his acclaimed turn as Roy Cohn on Broadway, he was known for his work in “Norma Rae,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and other films.
The advance man for the Texas trip, he rode ahead of Kennedy’s limo, helped lift the president onto a stretcher and then lived a half-century with regrets.
A former whiz kid in Lindsay’s City Hall, he became a knows-everybody “process broker” with wide reach in civic affairs, broadcasting and real estate.
She had a knack for capturing her subjects, whether Andy Warhol in New York or Dolly Parton in Nashville, in ways that caught their essence.
A billionaire energy investor, he gave opportunities to thousands of select City University of New York students with a $30 million gift.
He led the King’s College Choir of England for 37 years, including during its famous Christmas Eve performances.
Her essay in The New York Times drew a wide readership; she also chronicled her life with terminal cancer in a blog, finding humor amid despair.
He described his experiences as a gay man in a comic strip and an acclaimed semi-autobiographical graphic novel, influencing many other cartoonists.
He spanned musical eras in presiding, all told, over three major labels, nurturing acts from Peter, Paul and Mary to the Grateful Dead to Queen.
Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.
A lawyer and the son of Jewish refugees from Poland, he helped families of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing hold Libya accountable.
In 1958 he and two others became the first to scale a 2,900-foot granite wall in Yosemite National Park in California that many considered practically unclimbable.
A British-born son of publicans, he became a bartender in New York, a saloonkeeper, an author of 18 books and a columnist and commentator.
His menu, most notably the grilled duck breast, made a region of southwest France a required stop for traveling food lovers.
Dr. Hoffman established a family network to help people with borderline personality disorder, a support system that become a model for other conditions.
Mr. Massie wrote readable and respected biographies of Russian royals, including “Nicholas and Alexandra,” which became a movie.
He drew memorable performances from symphonies in Munich, Amsterdam, Oslo, Pittsburgh and elsewhere.