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William P. Wilson, Kennedy’s TV Aide for Historic 1960 Debate, Is Dead at 86

nytimes.com — The 1960 presidential campaign that pitted Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Vice President Richard M. Nixon was the first to feature nationally televised debates between the candidates. There were four, but the first, held in Chicago on Sept. 26, is the one remembered best.

Gil Marks, Historian of Jewish Food and Culture, Dies at 62

nytimes.com — Gil Marks, a culinary historian who wrote widely on the relationship between Jewish food and Jewish culture in a manner that was both scholarly and friendly, died on Friday in Jerusalem. He was 62. The cause was lung cancer, his niece Efrat Altshul Schorr said, adding that Mr. Marks was not a smoker.

Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam Kicks Back with Caroline Trentini and Anna Ewers in Vogue

Wynn Chamberlain, an Artist in Paint, on Screen and in Novels, Dies at 87

nytimes.com — In 1965, long before the Bowery in Lower Manhattan had begun its gentrifying ascent, the painter Wynn Chamberlain had a studio at 222, a building that now has a Green Depot store on the ground floor but was then in a derelict neighborhood, with a mission across the street.

Brian Macdonald, Eclectic Choreographer and Director, Dies at 86

nytimes.com — Brian Macdonald, a Montreal-born choreographer and director whose inventive work over more than a half-century helped deepen the footprint of Canadian artists in ballet and musical theater, died on Nov. 29 at his home in Stratford, Ontario. He was 86.

Brian Macdonald, Canadian Choreographer, Dies at 86

nytimes.com — Brian Macdonald, a Montreal-born choreographer and director whose inventive work over more than a half-century helped deepen the footprint of Canadian artists in ballet and musical theater, died on Saturday at his home in Stratford, Ontario. He was 86.

Ian McLagan, Musician With the Faces, Dies at 69

nytimes.com — Ian McLagan, a keyboardist with the British rock bands the Small Faces and later the Faces, and a sideman who traveled widely in top-tier rock circles, touring or recording with Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, among others, died on Wednesday in Austin, Tex. He was 69.

Jean Béliveau, N.H.L. Great and Ambassador for Hockey, Dies at 83

nytimes.com — Jean Béliveau, the powerful, elegant skater and goal-scorer who was an idol in French-speaking Quebec from the time he was a teenager and, shortly thereafter, in the rest of Canada for his leadership of hockey's greatest dynasty, the Montreal Canadiens, died on Tuesday. He was 83.

Bobby Keys, Saxophonist for Rolling Stones, Dies at 70

nytimes.com — Bobby Keys, a Texas-born sideman whose urgent, wailing saxophone solos wove a prominent thread through more than 40 years of rock 'n' roll, notably with the Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday at his home in Franklin, Tenn. He was 70. His family announced the death, without specifying a cause.

Bunny Briggs, Tap Dancing Virtuoso, Dies at 92

nytimes.com — Bunny Briggs, the elegant and versatile tap virtuoso whose career bridged dance eras, from Bill (Bojangles) Robinson's to Savion Glover's, died on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas. He was 92. His death was confirmed by Sandra Seaton, a playwright and librettist who was related to Mr. Briggs by marriage.
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Dec 17, 2014

Who's dead? Creator of the Moby Dick of toddler lit. Norman Bridwell, who wrote ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ nyti.ms/1A8kOaN

Dec 16, 2014

RT @RayWelch: Still know anyone who can read? Best cycling/travel book of the year. By Bruce Weber @nytbruceweber pic.twitter.com/JiTNveu4Nh

Dec 16, 2014

Who's dead? Steamroller on the sweep.....Fuzzy Thurston, an Ex-Packer, Dies at 80; nyti.ms/1A0CNQB

Dec 03, 2014

#Who'sdead? .... Qui est mort? ...Jean Béliveau, N.H.L. Great and Ambassador for Hockey, Dies at 83 nyti.ms/1yMYAuo

Dec 03, 2014

Who's dead? Sideman, par excellence...Bobby Keys, Saxophonist for Rolling Stones, Dies at 70 nyti.ms/1vgeUxU

Dec 01, 2014

Nice thing to wake up to..Life Is a Wheel in good company in the WSJ ... Best books on later life on.wsj.com/11GSv60 via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

Who's dead? A self-taught genius ... Bunny Briggs, Tap Dancing Virtuoso, Dies at 92 nyti.ms/1rnQWpG .. Be sure to click the links

Nov 20, 2014

Wh's dead? A show business titan...Mike Nichols, Acclaimed Director of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 83 nyti.ms/1qyeIiz

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