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Fadwa Suleiman

Fadwa Suleiman, an outspoken Syrian actress who took
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Fadwa Suleiman, an outspoken Syrian actress who took center stage at anti-government protests in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, died Aug. 17, 2017. Suleiman, seen on April 17, 2012, was 46. Newsday's obituary for Fadwa Suleiman

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped
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Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, died Aug. 20, 2017. Lewis, seen on Aug. 26, 1999, was 91. Newsday's obituary for Jerry Lewis

Vern Ehlers

Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican
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Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, died Aug. 15, 2017. Ehlers, left, with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in a 2010 photo, was 83. Newsday's obituary for Vern Ehlers

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Janusz Glowacki

Renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki, who
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Renowned Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter Janusz Glowacki, who won top prizes for his bitter, ironic analysis of the difficult lives of immigrants, died Aug. 19, 2017. Glowacki, seen on Sept. 5, 2013, was 78. Newsday's obituary for Janusz Glowacki

Sonny Landham

Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred
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Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," died from congestive heart failure Aug. 17, 2017. Landham, seen as Billy Sole in 1987's "Predator," was 76. Newsday's obituary for Sonny Landham

Francis X. DiLorenzo

The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as
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The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years and made a return to conservative values his top priority, died Aug. 17, 2017. DiLorenzo, seen on May 24, 2004, was 75. Newsday's obituary for Francis X. DiLorenzo

Lester Williams

New England Patriots former nose tackle Lester Williams,
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New England Patriots former nose tackle Lester Williams, who started in the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance during the 1985 season, died Aug. 16, 2017. Williams, seen in 1982, was 58. Newsday's obituary for Lester Williams

Gunnar Birkerts

Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who
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Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate Corning and the University of Michigan Law Library, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 15, 2017. Birkerts. seen in 2016, was 92. Newsday's obituary for Gunnar Birkerts

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Tommy Hawkins

Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to
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Tommy Hawkins, the first black basketball player to earn All-America honors at Notre Dame and who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during a 10-year NBA career, died Aug. 16, 2017. He was 80. He is shown, left, as he shoots over Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics in an April 22, 1968 photo. Newsday's obituary for Tommy Hawkins

Robert Yancy

Robert Yancy, the only child of singer Natalie
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Robert Yancy, the only child of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, died Aug. 14, 2017. Yancy, seen at right with his mother, Natalie Cole, in a February 2010 photo, was 39. Newsday's obituary for Robert Yancy

Janie Shores

Janie Shores, the first female member of the
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Janie Shores, the first female member of the Alabama Supreme Court, died Aug. 9, 2017. She was 85. She is shown in an undated photo. Newsday's obituary for Janie Shores

Ruth Pfau

Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who
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Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, died Aug. 10, 2017. She was 87. She is shown in a Nov. 2012 photo. Newsday's obituary for Ruth Pfau

Frank Broyles

Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas
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Frank Broyles, who guided the University of Arkansas to its lone national football championship and later molded the overall program as its athletic director, died Aug. 14, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 92. He is shown, left, with then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton in an undated photo. Newsday's obituary for Frank Broyles

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Joe Bologna

Joe Bologna, the actor, director and writer known
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Joe Bologna, the actor, director and writer known for his role in the 1982 film comedy "My Favorite Year," died Aug. 13, 2017 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 82.The Dalai Lama, left, talks to the comedy writing and acting team of Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna during a backstage visit prior to the Dalai Lama's convocation on the subject of compassion at UC Irvine in Irvine, Calif., in October 1989. Newsday's obituary for Joe Bologna

Abdulhussain Abdulredha

Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Kuwait's most prominent actor and comedian
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Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Kuwait's most prominent actor and comedian who delighted audiences with a comical portrayal of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, died Aug. 11, 2017. He was 78. He is shown in an undated photo. Newsday's obituary for Abdulhussain Abdulredha

David Maslanka

David Maslanka, a composer who was renowned for
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David Maslanka, a composer who was renowned for his music written for wind ensembles, died Aug. 6, 2017 from colon cancer. He was 73. Newsday's obituary for David Maslanka

Israel Kristal

Israel Kristal, the world's oldest man who lived
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Israel Kristal, the world's oldest man who lived through both World Wars and survived the Auschwitz concentration camp, died Aug. 11, 2017. Kristal, who was 113, is seen on Jan. 27, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Israel Kristal

Alan Peckolick

Alan Peckolick, an influential designer who created several
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Alan Peckolick, an influential designer who created several widely recognized images, including the corporate logos for General Motors and Revlon, and who made the imaginative use of lettering the focus of his designs, died Aug. 3, 2017. Peckolick, seen with his wife, Jessica Weber, on April 20, 2006, was 76. Newsday's obituary for Alan Peckolick

Christian Millau

Christian Millau, who built the Gault & Millau
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Christian Millau, who built the Gault & Millau restaurant guide series and was among the originators of the nouvelle cuisine food movement, died Aug. 6, 2017. He was 88. He is shown in a Dec. 5, 1977 photo. Newsday's obituary for Christian Millau

Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one
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Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, died Aug. 8, 2017, of respiratory failure. She was 89. She is shown in a Dec. 7, 2013 photo. Newsday's obituary for Barbara Cook

Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of
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Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman," whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Aug. 8, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81. He is shown in a 1969 photo. Newsday's obituary for Glen Campbell

Ty Hardin

Ty Hardin, a popular film and television actor
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Ty Hardin, a popular film and television actor who starred as the gunman Bronco Layne in the TV Western series "Bronco" and worked with Henry Fonda and Kirk Douglas among others, died Aug. 3, 2017. He was 87. He is shown in an April 9, 1962 photo. Newsday's obituary for Ty Hardin

Haruo Nakajima

Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the original
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Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the original 1954 classic, died Aug. 7, 2017, of pneumonia. He was 88. He is shown in a July 19, 2014 photo. Newsday's obituary for Haruo Nakajima

Darren Daulton

Darren Daulton, the All-Star catcher who was the
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Darren Daulton, the All-Star catcher who was the leader of the Philadelphia Phillies' NL championship team in 1993, died Aug. 6, 2017 of brain cancer. Daulton, seen on May 19, 1997, was 55. Newsday's obituary for Darren Daulton

Don Baylor

Don Baylor, the 1979 AL MVP with the
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Don Baylor, the 1979 AL MVP with the California Angels who went on to become manager of the year with the Colorado Rockies in 1995, died Aug. 7, 2017, of multiple myeloma. He was 68. He is seen on April 23, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Don Baylor

Michael Bradfield

Michael Bradfield, an international lawyer who helped bring
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Michael Bradfield, an international lawyer who helped bring the U.S. dollar off the gold standard, curtailed the lending practices of big banks following the 2008 financial crisis, and restored to their descendants the Swiss bank accounts of Jews who perished in the Holocaust, died July 26, 2017. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Michael Bradfield

Richard Dudman

Vietnam War reporter Richard Dudman died Aug. 3
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Vietnam War reporter Richard Dudman died Aug. 3 , 2017. He was 99. He is seen on June 16, 1970, in Saigon with journalist Elizabeth Pond after their release by the Viet Cong captors. Newsday's obituary for Richard Dudman

Betty Cuthbert

Betty Cuthbert, who won the 100- and 200-meter
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Betty Cuthbert, who won the 100- and 200-meter and sprint relay gold medals at the 1956 Olympics, died Aug. 6, 2017, following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 79. She is shown, right, as she is pushed by Raelene Boyle during the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Homebush Bay, Sydney, Australia. Newsday's obituary for Betty Cuthbert

Mark White

Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who
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Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, died Aug. 5, 2017. He was 77. He is seen in 1985. Newsday's obituary for Mark White

Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi

Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, a retired Milan archbishop who
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Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, a retired Milan archbishop who was once seen as a strong bet to become pontiff, died Aug. 5, 2017. He was 83. He is seen on March 6, 2013. Newsday's obituary for Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi

Ken Wilkinson

Ken Wilkinson, one of the last survivors of
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Ken Wilkinson, one of the last survivors of "The Few" -- the band of pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain -- died July 31, 2017. He was 99. He is shown in a 2010 photo. Newsday's obituary for Ken Wilkinson

Judith Jones

Judith Jones, a consummate literary editor who helped
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Judith Jones, a consummate literary editor who helped revolutionize American cuisine by publishing Julia Child and other groundbreaking cookbook authors, worked for decades with John Updike and Anne Tyler and helped introduce English-language readers to "The Diary of Anne Frank," died Aug. 2, 2017, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 93. She is seen in 2006. Newsday's obituary for Judith Jones

Robert Hardy

Veteran British stage and screen actor Robert Hardy,
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Veteran British stage and screen actor Robert Hardy, who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the "Harry Potter" movies, died Aug. 3, 2017. He was 91. He is seen on Oct. 29, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Robert Hardy

John Reaves

Former Florida and NFL quarterback John Reaves, who
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Former Florida and NFL quarterback John Reaves, who finished his college career as the NCAA's all-time leading passer and later struggled with drug and alcohol issues, died Aug. 1, 2017. He was 67. He is shown on Nov. 29, 1971. Newsday's obituary for John Reaves

Ara Parseghian

Ara Parseghian, who took over a foundering Notre
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Ara Parseghian, who took over a foundering Notre Dame football program and restored it to glory with two national championships in 11 seasons, died Aug. 2, 2017. He was 94. He is shown, right, with Navy head coach Rick Forzano on Oct. 31, 1970. Newsday's obituary for Ara Parseghian

Max Barry

Max Barry, the son of Nashville Mayor Megan
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Max Barry, the son of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, died July 30, 2017 of an apparent drug overdose. He was 22. He is shown, right, with his mother and father, Bruce, at Megan Barry's swearing-in on Sept. 25, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Max Barry

Jeff Brotman

Jeff Brotman, who opened the first Costco warehouse
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Jeff Brotman, who opened the first Costco warehouse in Seattle in 1983 with partner Jim Sinegal, died Aug. 1, 2017. He was 74. He is shown April 24, 2003. Newsday's obituary for Jeff Brotman

Lee May

Lee May, an All-Star slugger who put up
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Lee May, an All-Star slugger who put up 100-RBI seasons for three teams, died July 29, 2017. He was 74. He is seen on March 4, 1968. Newsday's obituary for Lee May

Dave Grayson

Former Oakland Raiders defensive back Dave Grayson died
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Former Oakland Raiders defensive back Dave Grayson died July 30, 2017. He was 78. He is seen in 1970. Newsday's obituary for Dave Grayson

Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor
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Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose works chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died July 27, 2017, from complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73. Above, Shepard on Sept. 29, 2011. Newsday's obituary for Sam Shepard

Robert A. Farmer

Robert A. Farmer, a top Democratic Party fundraiser
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Robert A. Farmer, a top Democratic Party fundraiser who was national party treasurer and served as national treasurer for the presidential campaigns of John Glenn, Michael S. Dukakis, Bill Clinton and John Kerry, died July 22, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. He was 78. He is shown, left, with Dukakis in 1988. Newsday's obituary for Robert A. Farmer

John Morris

John Morris, a celebrated American photo editor who
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John Morris, a celebrated American photo editor who brought some of the most iconic photographs of World War II and the Vietnam War to the world's attention, died July 28, 2017. He was 100. Morris, above, in 2014. Newsday's obituary for John Morris

Lois Laurel Hawes

Lois Laurel Hawes, the daughter of famed comedian
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Lois Laurel Hawes, the daughter of famed comedian Stan Laurel, died July 28, 2017, after a long illness. She was 89. She is shown siting on her father's lap in 1938. Newsday's obituary for Lois Laurel Hawes

Martin Sklar

Martin A.
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Martin A. "Marty" Sklar, a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company's theme parks around the world, died July 27, 2017. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Martin Sklar

D.L. Menard

D.L. Menard, the Cajun musician whose song
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D.L. Menard, the Cajun musician whose song "The Back Door" became an anthem for his culture and carried him to 38 countries on State Department tours, died July 27, 2017. He was 85. He is seen on July 2, 2017. Newsday's obituary for D.L. Menard

Jeanne Moreau

French actress Jeanne Moreau, above in December 2003,
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French actress Jeanne Moreau, above in December 2003, whose award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world's most acclaimed directors, died July 31, 2017. She was 89. Newsday's obituary for Jeanne Moreau

June Foray

Actress June Foray, who voiced Rocky the Flying
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Actress June Foray, who voiced Rocky the Flying Squirrel and hundreds of other cartoon characters and was sometimes known as the "female Mel Blanc," died July 26, 2017. She was 99. She is shown in a Sept. 15, 2013 photo. Newsday's obituary for June Foray

Margaret Lambert

Margaret Lambert, one of the premier high jumpers
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Margaret Lambert, one of the premier high jumpers in the world, who was specially requested to join the German Olympic team in a bid to paint the Nazis as non-discriminatory and avoid a boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics by the United States and other countries, died July 25, 2017. She was 103. Newsday's obituary for Margaret Lambert
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Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu attends a record
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Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu attends a record industry event in Sydney in 2011. Yunupingu, renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

Mervyn Rose

Mervyn Rose, who won two Grand Slam singles
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Mervyn Rose, who won two Grand Slam singles titles and two Davis Cups before going into coaching and working with stars including Billie Jean King and Margaret Court, died July 23, 2017. He was 87. He is shown, right, with Billie Jean King in a July 14, 2001 photo. Newsday's obituary for Mervyn Rose

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