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Edward Albee, whose scathing, dazzling, unflinchingly grownup plays invigorated the theater for more than 50 years, died at his Montauk home on Sept. 16, 2016. He was 88. Albee is seen on Sept. 16, 2007. Newsday's obituary for Edward Albee

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Edward Joseph Lofgren

Edward Joseph Lofgren, seen in 1957, was a
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Edward Joseph Lofgren, seen in 1957, was a pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helped build a key tool for studying the universe and played a role in the project that created the first atomic bomb. Lofgren died Sept. 6, 2016. He was 102. Newsday's obituary for Edward Joseph Lofgren

Bill Barrett

Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, seen on March
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Longtime Nebraska politician Bill Barrett, seen on March 31, 2004, who was known for seeking consensus and compromise while helping shape the nation's farm policy during his decade in Congress, died Sept. 20, 2016. The conservative Republican was 87. Newsday's obituary for Bill Barrett

Rev. Peter Gerety

The Most Rev. Peter Leo Gerety, the oldest
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The Most Rev. Peter Leo Gerety, the oldest Roman Catholic bishop, died Sept. 20, 2016. He was 104. Newsday's obituary for Rev. Peter Gerety

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Dorothy Hamilton

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder and CEO of The
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Dorothy Cann Hamilton, founder and CEO of The International Culinary Center, died in a car crash in Melford, Nova Scotia, on Sept. 16, 2016. She was 67. Newsday's obituary for Dorothy Hamilton

Deborah Jin

Deborah Jin, an American physicist who was one
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Deborah Jin, an American physicist who was one of the world's foremost experts on how ordinary atoms and molecules change their behavior at extraordinarily low temperatures, and who was known for creating what is sometimes called a new state of matter, died of cancer on Sept. 15, 2016. She was 47. Newsday's obituary for Deborah Jin

Rose Pak

Rose Pak, a brash and lively community activist
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Rose Pak, a brash and lively community activist who helped transform San Francisco's growing Asian-American population into a politically powerful constituency during an era when few women carried such clout, died of natural causes on Sept. 18, 2016. She was 68. Pak is seen on Dec. 12, 2003. Newsday's obituary for Rose Pak

Charmian Carr

Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying
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Charmian Carr, the actress best known for portraying the eldest von Trapp daughter in Rogers & Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," died of complications from a rare form of dementia on Sept. 17, 2016. She was 73. Newsday's obituary for Charmian Carr

Rev. Gabriele Amorth

The Rev. Gabriele Amorth, a prominent Roman Catholic
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The Rev. Gabriele Amorth, a prominent Roman Catholic exorcist, died on Sept. 16, 2016, after a long illness. He was 91. Amorth is seen on Oct. 10, 2005. Newsday's obituary for Rev. Gabriele Amorth

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W.P. Kinsella

Canadian novelist W.P. Kinsella, who blended magical realism
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Canadian novelist W.P. Kinsella, who blended magical realism and baseball in the book that became the smash hit film "Field of Dreams," died on Sept. 16, 2016. He was 81. Kinsella is seen on Oct. 23, 1992. Newsday's obituary for W.P. Kinsella

Edward Albee

Edward Albee, whose scathing, dazzling, unflinchingly grownup plays
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Edward Albee, whose scathing, dazzling, unflinchingly grownup plays invigorated the theater for more than 50 years, died at his Montauk home on Sept. 16, 2016. He was 88. Albee is seen on Sept. 16, 2007. Newsday's obituary for Edward Albee

Kim McGuire

Actress Kim McGuire, who played the character known
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Actress Kim McGuire, who played the character known as "Hatchet-Face" in the John Waters film "Cry-Baby," died Sept. 14, 2016 from complications of pneumonia. She was 60. McGuire, who acted in several television shows and films in the 1990s, later became an attorney specializing in family law and children's issues. Newsday's obituary for Kim McGuire

Rose Mofford

Former Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford meets with President
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Former Arizona Gov. Rose Mofford meets with President Barack Obama on Aug. 17, 2009 before the president boarded Air Force One in Phoenix. Mofford, died Sept. 15, 2016 at a hospice she entered last month after being injured in a fall. She was 94. Newsday's obituary for Rose Mofford

Richard Neville

Richard Neville, seen on Aug. 3, 2005, was
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Richard Neville, seen on Aug. 3, 2005, was an Australian author and social commentator who was best known as founder of the 1960s counterculture magazine Oz. Nevile died Sept. 11, 2016. He was 74. Newsday's obituary for Richard Neville

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Stanley Sheinbaum

Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose
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Stanley K. Sheinbaum, a former economics professor whose drive for Mideast peace had him mingling with presidents, royalty and movie stars, died of heart disease Sept. 12, 2016. He was 96. During his time as a Los Angeles police commissioner, Sheinbaum, left, and LA Police Chief Willie Williams talked to reporters during a news conference in October 1992. Newsday's obituary for Stanley Sheinbaum

Prince Buster

Prince Buster, seen on April 26, 2008, was
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Prince Buster, seen on April 26, 2008, was a Ska pioneer and Jamaican music legend. He died Sept. 8, 2016, several years after suffering a stroke. He was 78. Newsday's obituary for Prince Buster

Frank Masley

Frank Masley, a three-time Olympian and the first
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Frank Masley, a three-time Olympian and the first Olympic flag-bearer in U.S. luge history, died Sept. 10, 2016 after a fight with cancer. He was 56. He is shown, carrying the flag, leading the U.S. Olympic team in Sarajevo on Feb. 8, 1984. Newsday's obituary for Frank Masley

Johan Botha

South African tenor Johan Botha, seen on Dec.
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South African tenor Johan Botha, seen on Dec. 31, 2004, whose light but muscular voice dazzled audiences at the world's top operatic stages in a wide range of roles, died Sept. 8, 2016. He was 51. Newsday's obituary for Johan Botha

Jutta Limbach

Jutta Limbach, seen on April 8, 2002, former
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Jutta Limbach, seen on April 8, 2002, former chief justice of Germany's highest court who later headed a commission that examines disputes over claims for the restitution of art looted under the Nazis, died Sept. 10, 2016. She was 82. Newsday's obituary for Jutta Limbach

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Alexis Arquette

Transgender actress and cartoonist Alexis Arquette -- the
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Transgender actress and cartoonist Alexis Arquette -- the sister of actors David, Patricia, Rosanna and Richmond Arquette -- was named Robert Arquette at birth. Her long roster of film roles includes Fourth Man in "Pulp Fiction" and George in "The Wedding Singer." Arquette died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. She was 47. Newsday's obituary for Alexis Arquette

Eddie Antar

Eddie Antar, the man who turned the Crazy
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Eddie Antar, the man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant, with the help of some wild commercials, before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges, died on Sept. 10, 2016. He was 68. Newsday's obituary for Eddie Antar

John Hostetter

Judith Light, left, Tony Danza and John Hostetter
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Judith Light, left, Tony Danza and John Hostetter in TV's "Who's the Boss?" in 1988. Hostetter, an actor, painter and musician best known for playing the steady stage manager in "Murphy Brown," died of complications resulting from a long battle with cancer on Sept. 2, 2016. He was 69. Newsday's obituary for John Hostetter

Greta Friedman

Greta Friedman, the woman in an iconic photo
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Greta Friedman, the woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II in 1945, died of complications of old age on Sept. 8, 2016. She was was 92. Newsday's obituary for Greta Friedman

The Lady Chablis

The Lady Chablis, a transgender performer who became
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The Lady Chablis, a transgender performer who became a celebrity for her role in the 1994 best-selling book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," died from pneumonia Sept. 8, 2016. She was 59. In this photo from Nov. 20, 1997, she twirls for a crowd awaiting the stars of the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" to arrive for the premier screening in Savannah, Ga. Newsday's obituary for The Lady Chablis

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Bobby Chacon

Challenger Bobby Chacon, left, gets a hug from
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Challenger Bobby Chacon, left, gets a hug from WBA lightweight champ Ray Mancini after Mancini defeated him in a title fight in Reno, Nev., on Nov. 14, 1984. Chacon, a Hall of Fame boxer, died Sept. 7, 2016 of dementia. He was 64. Newsday's obituary for Bobby Chacon

Indianapolis Colts' Cary Blanchard, No. 14, attempts a
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Indianapolis Colts' Cary Blanchard, No. 14, attempts a 30-yard field goal during the third quarter on the AFC divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 7, 1996. Blanchard died unexpectedly on Sept. 6, 2016. He was 47. Newsday's obituary for Cary Blanchard

Hugh O'Brian

Actors James Stewart, left, and Hugh O'Brian, seen
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Actors James Stewart, left, and Hugh O'Brian, seen on Oct. 24, 1963, confer on the set of "Cheyenne Autumn" in Los Angeles. O'Brian died Sept. 5, 2016. He was 91. Newsday's obituary for Hugh O'Brian

Rudolph Randa

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa, whose high-profile decisions
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U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa, whose high-profile decisions included a ruling that blocked a secret probe into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign, died Sept. 5, 2016 following a battle with cancer. He was 76. Newsday's obituary for Rudolph Randa

Isabelle Dinoire

Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the world's
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Isabelle Dinoire, the woman who received the world's first partial face transplant with a new nose, chin and mouth, in an operation on Nov. 27, 2005, addresses reporters during her first news conference since the transplant at the Amiens hospital, northern France, Feb. 6, 2006. Dinoire died in April 2016, more than a decade after a complex and daring operation that set the stage for dozens of similar transplants worldwide. She was 49. Newsday's obituary for Isabelle Dinoire

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Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly, left, national chairman of Stop ERA,
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Phyllis Schlafly, left, national chairman of Stop ERA, attends a Republican subcommittee hearing on human rights and responsibilities in a free society in Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1976. Schlafly, who helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group, died of cancer on Sept. 5, 2016. She was 92. Newsday's obituary for Phyllis Schlafly

Bill Garrett

Bill Garrett signs a book at National Geographic
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Bill Garrett signs a book at National Geographic offices in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 18, 2013. Wilbur E. "Bill" Garrett, a well-traveled photographer and onetime picture editor of National Geographic magazine who was abruptly terminated as the magazine's top editor in a policy disagreement, died of a stroke on Aug. 13 , 2016. He was 85. Newsday's obituary for Bill Garrett

Jerry Heller

Jerry Heller, the music manager who helped introduce
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Jerry Heller, the music manager who helped introduce rap group N.W.A. to the masses, died of a heart attack on Sept. 2, 2016. He was 75. Newsday's obituary for Jerry Heller

Dabney Montgomery

Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee
(Credit: AP / Kathy Willens)

Dabney Montgomery, who served with the all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and marched with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., died of natural causes on Sept. 3, 2016. He was 93. Newsday's obituary for Dabney Montgomery

Islam Karimov

Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the
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Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a quarter-century of independence from the Soviet Union, died of a stroke on Sept. 2, 2016. He was 78. Karimov is seen on March 21, 2015. Newsday's obituary for Islam Karimov

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Jon Polito

Jon Polito, the prolific and raspy-voiced character actor
(Credit: AP / Matt Sayles)

Jon Polito, the prolific and raspy-voiced character actor whose more than 200 credits ranged from "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Modern Family" to the Coen Brothers films "Barton Fink" and "The Big Lebowski," died of cancer on Sept. 1, 2016. He was 65. Polito is seen on Jan. 7, 2013. Newsday's obituary for Jon Polito

Fred Hellerman

From left, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie
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From left, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman, of folk music quartet the Weavers, perform in a 25th anniversary reunion concert at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan on Nov. 28, 1980. Hellerman died after a lengthy illness on Sept. 1, 2016. He was 89. Newsday's obituary for Fred Hellerman

Vera Caslavska

Vera Caslavska, multiple Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics
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Vera Caslavska, multiple Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics who stood up against the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, died Aug. 30, 2016. She was 74. The photo is from October 1968. Newsday's obituary for Vera Caslavska

Dr. Joy Browne

Dr. Joy Browne, the syndicated radio and television
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Dr. Joy Browne, the syndicated radio and television psychologist whose upbeat and approachable style made her a favorite for nearly four decades, died Aug. 27, 2016. She was 71. The photo is from April 9, 2014. Newsday's obituary for Dr. Joy Browne

Roger Tsien

Roger Tsien, the exuberant and resourceful University of
(Credit: TNS / University of California, San Diego / Trevor Cooper)

Roger Tsien, the exuberant and resourceful University of California, San Diego researcher who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping to find a more effective way to peer inside cells and organisms, died Aug. 24, 2016. He was 64. Newsday's obituary for Roger Tsien

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Joe Sutter

Former Boeing jumbo jet designer Joe Sutter smiles
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Former Boeing jumbo jet designer Joe Sutter smiles after speaking at a launch event for the company's newest version of the 747 plane at the company's giant manufacturing plant in Everett, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005. Newsday's obituary for Joe Sutter

Dee Dowis

Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis, seen on Oct.
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Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis, seen on Oct. 7, 1989, who finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1989, died in a car accident outside Atlanta Aug. 29, 2016. He was 48. Newsday's obituary for Dee Dowis

Binyamin Ben Eliezer

Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer, left, greets
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Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer, left, greets Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, before a meeting on Jan. 30, 2002. Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held a series of top governmental posts, including defense minister died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. He was 80. Newsday's obituary for Binyamin Ben Eliezer

Marvin Kaplan

Actor Marvin Kaplan, seen on Jan. 31, 2013,
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Actor Marvin Kaplan, seen on Jan. 31, 2013, best known for his recurring role on the long-running sitcom "Alice," died Aug. 26, 2016. He was 89. Newsday's obituary for Marvin Kaplan

Mr. Fuji

Harry Fujiwara, seen on April 2, 1999, a
(Credit: AP / Byron E. Small)

Harry Fujiwara, seen on April 2, 1999, a former wrestler known as "Mr. Fuji," died Aug. 28, 2016. He was 82. Newsday's obituary for Mr. Fuji

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Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, seen on April 9, 2008, who
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Gene Wilder, seen on April 9, 2008, who starred in such film classics as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein" died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 83. Newsday's obituary for Gene Wilder

Juan Gabriel

Shown in an Aug. 3, 2002 photo, Juan
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Shown in an Aug. 3, 2002 photo, Juan Gabriel, seen on Aug. 3, 2002, was a superstar Mexican songwriter and singer who was an icon in the Latin music world. Gabriel died Aug. 28, 2016. He was 66. Newsday's obituary for Juan Gabriel

Max Ritvo

Max Ritvo, seen on March 19, 2016, a
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Max Ritvo, seen on March 19, 2016, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, died Aug. 23, 2016. He was 25. Newsday's obituary for Max Ritvo

Horacio Salgán

Horacio Salgán, an Argentine tango composer and pianist
(Credit: AP / Maximiliano Amena)

Horacio Salgán, an Argentine tango composer and pianist who helped broaden the vocabulary of his musical form and became one of the genre's most influential and revered maestros, died Aug. 19, 2016. He was 100. Newsday's obituary for Horacio Salgán

Jim Hardin

Jim Hardin, former Secret Service agent for the
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Jim Hardin, former Secret Service agent for the Johnson family, walks by the coffin of the former first lady Lady Bird Johnson at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas on July 13, 2007. Hardin, a Secret Service agent who protected President Lyndon B. Johnson and his family during and after their White House years, died Aug. 23, 2016 of an apparent heart attack. He was 80. Newsday's obituary for Jim Hardin

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Warren Hinckle

Warren Hinckle is shown with his dog Bentley
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Warren Hinckle is shown with his dog Bentley in San Francisco on Oct. 29, 1987. Hinckle, a muckraking journalist who drew the wrath of mayors, police or anyone who got in his way, died Aug. 25, 2016 of complications from pneumonia. He was 77. Newsday's obituary for Warren Hinckle

Sonia Rykiel

French designers Sonia Rykiel, right, and her daughter
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French designers Sonia Rykiel, right, and her daughter Nathalie Rykiel, artistic director for the fashion house Rykiel, acknowledge applause after the presentation of their Spring-Summer 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection in Paris on Oct. 5, 2007. Sonia Rykiel, a French designer dubbed the "queen of knitwear" whose relaxed sweaters in berry-colored stripes and eye-popping motifs helped liberate women from stuffy suits, died Aug. 25, 2016. She was 86. Newsday's obituary for Sonia Rykiel

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