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  • Clara M. Luper dies at 88; Oklahoma civil rights activist led lunch counter sit-ins

    Clara M. Luper, a black civil rights activist in Oklahoma whose early leadership of lunch counter sit-ins helped break down racial barriers at restaurants and diners nearly two years before the Greensboro, N.C., sit-ins captured national attention in...
  • Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies

    Martin Marootian dies at 95; lead plaintiff in suit over Armenian genocide victims' insurance policies
    Martin Marootian, a retired pharmacist who stood up for Armenian genocide victims as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that resulted in a $20-million settlement from New York Life Insurance Co. for failing to honor claims on policies sold to thousands of...
  • Hugh Martin Jr. dies at 96; 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' songwriter

    Hugh Martin Jr. dies at 96; 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' songwriter
    Hugh Martin Jr., a composer, lyricist and arranger who created the enduring standards "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "The Trolley Song" sung by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," has died. He was 96. Martin, who...
  • Ellen McCormack dies at 84; antiabortion presidential candidate

    Ellen McCormack, a New York housewife who briefly became a national figure in American politics when she twice ran for president, in 1976 and 1980, in campaigns designed to galvanize the antiabortion movement, has died. She was 84. McCormack died of...
  • John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures

    John McCracken dies at 76; contemporary artist made geometric sculptures
    John McCracken, an artist whose fusion of painting with geometric sculpture in the mid-1960s came to embody an aesthetic distinctive to postwar Los Angeles, died Friday in New York. He was 76. McCracken had lived in Santa Fe, N.M., since 1994 and,...
  • PASSINGS: Lilian Jackson Braun, Harry Bernstein, Adolfas Mekas

    Lilian Jackson Braun Author of 'The Cat Who…' mystery series Lilian Jackson Braun, 97, an author who wrote 29 books in the "The Cat Who …" mystery series, died of natural causes Saturday at a hospice center in Landrum, S.C. Braun, who...
  • Geoff Miller dies at 74; a founder of Los Angeles magazine

    Geoff Miller dies at 74; a founder of Los Angeles magazine
    At UCLA in the late 1950s, the concept for a magazine celebrating an "unruly young city" started to take off after grad student Geoff Miller happened upon David Brown, an ad executive with an "ambitious scheme," Miller later wrote. Miller put aside plans...
  • Joe Morello dies at 82; jazz drummer for Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Joe Morello dies at 82; jazz drummer for Dave Brubeck Quartet
    Joe Morello, the jazz drummer best known for his work with the influential Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five," has died. He was 82. Morello died Saturday at Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, N.J., said his wife,...
  • Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides

    Dr. Bernard Nathanson dies at 84; obstetrician championed abortion rights before switching sides
    Dr. Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician who was a leading champion of the abortion rights movement until he switched sides and vaulted to prominence as the narrator of the grisly anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream," died Monday at his New York City...
  • Lawrence R. Newman dies at 86; a prominent advocate for the deaf

    Lawrence R. Newman dies at 86; a prominent advocate for the deaf
    Lawrence R. Newman, a prominent advocate for the rights of the deaf community and a former longtime teacher and administrator at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside, has died. He was 86. Newman, who served two terms as president of the...
  • Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary

    Madame Nhu dies at 86; flashy, sharp-tongued former South Vietnam dignitary
    In 40 A.D., the fabled Trung sisters rode elephants into battle to free Vietnam from its Chinese invaders. Nearly 2,000 years later, Ngo Dinh Nhu fancied herself a modern-day Trung, defending her country against communist rebels and American imperialists....