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Overlooked No More: Harriott Daley, the Capitol’s First Telephone Operator

Overlooked No More: Harriott Daley, the Capitol’s First Telephone Operator

Harriott Daley with a row of telephone operators in 1928. By the time she retired, she was supervising a corps of 50 loyal “hello girls.”

Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76

Karin von Aroldingen, a Major Dancer for Balanchine, Is Dead at 76

Karin von Aroldingen had the role of Fire in George Balanchine’s version of Ravel’s “The Spellbound Child” in 1981. The production was mounted for an episode of the PBS series “Dance in America.”

Thom DeVita, 85, Dies; Revolutionized the Art of Tattooing

Thom DeVita, 85, Dies; Revolutionized the Art of Tattooing

Thom DeVita at his home in Newburgh, N.Y., in 2014. “His work was original and expressionist, full of this kind of crazy vitality that was very different from the contained and careful look of tattoos,” one expert said.

Auguste Clape, Whose Hillside Vineyards Rose to Fame, Dies at 93

Auguste Clape, Whose Hillside Vineyards Rose to Fame, Dies at 93

Auguste Clape in about 1982. He embodied the centuries-old tradition of the vigneron, the farmer who tended the vines and made the wine.

Donald Hall, a Poet Laureate of the Rural Life, Is Dead at 89

Donald Hall, a Poet Laureate of the Rural Life, Is Dead at 89

Donald Hall in 2006 outside his home in Wilmot, N.H., on a farm that has been in his family for generations.

Kathy Kriger, ‘Madame Rick’ at Her Casablanca Cafe, Is Dead at 72

Kathy Kriger, ‘Madame Rick’ at Her Casablanca Cafe, Is Dead at 72

Kathy Kriger, the owner and founder of Rick’s Café, which opened in 2004. On most nights Ms. Kriger — “Madame Rick” to the regulars — could be found at the corner of the bar, sipping water from a wine glass

Peter Meldrum, Who Lost a Fight to Patent Genes, Dies at 71

Peter Meldrum, Who Lost a Fight to Patent Genes, Dies at 71

Peter Meldrum in his office at The Meldrum Foundation in Salt Lake City in 2016. He argued that allowing companies to patent genes would “encourage innovation and development of products that can save lives and improve the quality of lives.”

Robert D. Ray, Centrist G.O.P. Governor of Iowa, Dies at 89

Robert D. Ray, Centrist G.O.P. Governor of Iowa, Dies at 89

Gov. Robert D. Ray of Iowa, right, in 1976 at the Iowa State Fair with Senator Bob Dole, the Republican candidate for vice president on the ticket with President Gerald R. Ford.

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76

In a musical career of more than five decades, Aretha Franklin had more than 100 singles on the Billboard charts. But more important, says Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for The New York Times, she freed other singers to let their voices fly.

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Günter Blobel, Nobel Laureate Who Found Cell ‘ZIP Codes,’ Dies at 81

Günter Blobel in his laboratory at Rockefeller University in Manhattan in 2004.

Álvaro Arzú, Ex-President of Guatemala, Dies at 72

Álvaro Arzú, Ex-President of Guatemala, Dies at 72

President Álvaro Arzú, left, at a meeting of the permanent council of the Organization of American States in Washington in 1999. He sat next to Miguel Angel Rodriguez, who was president of Costa Rica at the time.

Jens Christian Skou, Nobel Winner for Chemistry, Dies at 99

Jens Christian Skou, Nobel Winner for Chemistry, Dies at 99

Jens C. Skou of Denmark received an ovation after being presented with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in Stockholm on Dec. 10, 1997.

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

Mr. Mann, left, rehearsing with the other members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Joel Smirnoff, Joel Krosnick and Samuel Rhodes, at the Juilliard School in 1996.

Adam Parfrey, Publisher of the Provocative, Dies at 61

Adam Parfrey, Publisher of the Provocative, Dies at 61

Adam Parfrey in 2011 in Port Townsend, Wash., where he lived. “Upsetting people is a beautiful thing,” he once said. “Because it gets people to think beyond their last visit to 7-Eleven.”

Clarence Fountain, 88, Dies; Led the Blind Boys of Alabama

Clarence Fountain, 88, Dies; Led the Blind Boys of Alabama

George Scott, left, Clarence Fountain and Jimmy Carter of the Blind Boys of Alabama at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan in 2002.

James H. Cone, a Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

James H. Cone, a Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies at 79

The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone was a central figure in the development of black liberation theology and a professor at Union Theological Seminary.


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