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George Mraz, Consummate Jazz Bassist, Dies at 77

For half a century, he was in constant demand, backing big names like Oscar Peterson as well as countless up-and-coming performers. → Read More

Carmen Balthrop, Soprano Known for Joplin Opera Role, Dies at 73

After winning a vocal competition in 1975, she starred in “Treemonisha,” which ended up on Broadway. She also sang for a senator. → Read More

Saadi Yacef, ‘Battle of Algiers’ Catalyst and Actor, Dies at 93

At the center of the Algerian effort to throw off French rule, he re-created that role in Gillo Pontecorvo’s searing 1966 movie, based on a book by Mr. Yacef. → Read More

Jean-Claude van Itallie, ‘America Hurrah’ Playwright, Dies at 85

He was a central figure in the experimental theater movement for decades. His best-known work, a trilogy of one-acts, opened in 1966 and ran for more than 630 performances. → Read More

Art Metrano, Actor and Comic Once Felled by an Accident, Dies at 84

He had built a career in stand-up comedy and in film and TV, but a fall from a ladder left him with a personal struggle. → Read More

Igor Oistrakh, Soviet-Era Violinist (and a Son of One), Dies at 90

His father, David, was one of the 20th century’s finest violinists, but Igor more than held his own as a musician and interpreter performing throughout the West. → Read More

Jacques Rogge, Who Led Olympic Committee, Dies at 79

Taking over in the wake of an ethics scandal, Dr. Rogge was credited with restoring stability and taking a hard line against doping. → Read More

Don Poynter, Who Made Toilets Talk and Golf Balls Walk, Dies at 96

His line of novelty items was wide-ranging. Jayne Mansfield posed for him so that he could make a shapely, sexy hot-water bottle. → Read More

Michael Morgan, Adventurous Oakland Maestro, Dies at 63

As music director of the Oakland Symphony, he sought diversity in his audiences as well as in his programming. → Read More

Sonny Chiba, Japanese Star With a ‘Kill Bill’ Connection, Dies at 82

His martial arts movies appalled some with their extreme violence, but the director Quentin Tarantino was a fan and gave him a late-career boost. → Read More

Peter Rehberg, a Force in Underground Music, Dies at 53

He released his own experiments with sound under the name Pita, and also ran the influential label Editions Mego. → Read More

Thomas Cleary, Prolific Translator of Eastern Texts, Dies at 72

His renderings of classic works of Buddhism, Taoism and more brought them to a general Western readership. → Read More

Stephen Dunn, Poet Who Celebrated the Ordinary, Dies at 82

His work, one reviewer said, “has an out-of-time quality, like a conversation with your smartest friend during a long-distance road trip.” In 2001 he won the Pulitzer Prize. → Read More

Stephen Graubard, 96, Journal Editor and Provocative Historian, Dies

He edited the scholarly journal Daedalus for decades and wrote books on the presidency, sparing neither Kennedy nor Clinton nor the Bushes. → Read More

Patrick Sky, ’60s Folk Star and Later a Piper, Dies at 80

He was a part of the folk revival emanating from Greenwich Village, mixing melodic songs and satire. Then he became infatuated with the uilleann pipes. → Read More

Susan Cole, Advocate for Traumatized Children, Dies at 72

Ms. Cole examined the link between abuse at home and problems in the classroom, and sought to make schools “trauma sensitive.” → Read More

Rusty Warren, Brash Comic in a Strait-Laced Time, Dies at 91

In the 1950s and ’60s, Ms. Warren made sex the central subject of her nightclub routines, and of popular comedy albums like “Knockers Up!” → Read More

Joan Schenkar, Biographer of Patricia Highsmith, Dies at 78

Ms. Schenkar was also known for experimental plays. In one, a reimagining of the Red Riding Hood story, Grandma was a butcher. → Read More

Billie Hayes, Memorable Witch on ‘H.R. Pufnstuf,’ Dies at 96

Ms. Hayes had quite a cackle, and it served her well in a number of witchy roles, beginning in 1969 on a short-lived but much remembered TV series. → Read More

Anita Lane, Rocker Who Was More Than a Muse, Is Dead at 61

Ms. Lane was Nick Cave’s collaborator and girlfriend during his formative period and helped define his sound. She also made records of her own. → Read More