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Honor Blackman, actress who played a Bond woman in ‘Goldfinger,’ dies at 94

Ms. Blackman was a formidable and smoldering British actress who vaulted to long-delayed stardom in the 1960s.

Al Kaline, Tigers’ perennial all-around All-Star, 85

Al Kaline, one of baseball’s finest hitters and defensive outfielders whose Hall of Fame career spanned 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, died on Monday at his home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He was 85.

Edward Tarr, renowned trumpeter who delved into past

Edward H. Tarr, a trumpeter and musicologist who became one of the world’s eminent authorities on the instrument, resuscitating long-forgotten repertory and leading the way in historically informed performances of baroque and romantic brass music, died March 24 in Germany.

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73.

Patricia Bosworth, actress-turned-author, 86

Patricia Bosworth, who gave up acting for the writing life, turning her knowledge of the theater into a series of biographies and mining her own extraordinary life for a pair of powerful memoirs, died on Thursday in Manhattan. She was 86.

Harriet Glickman, who pushed ‘Peanuts’ to add a Black character

Ms. Glickman in 1968 persuaded Charles M. Schulz, the creator of “Peanuts,” to add a Black character to his roster of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang.

William Frankland, pioneering allergist

Dr. Frankland was an indomitable researcher who helped legions of hay fever sneezers by distributing daily pollen counts to the British public.