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Barbara Ackermann, first woman to serve as Cambridge mayor, dies at 95

Elected mayor in 1972, Barbara Ackermann was a fierce advocate for rent control and for Cambridge residents who were marginalized because of their race, income, or age.

Nick Cordero, Tony-nominated Broadway star, dies at 41 of coronavirus

Mr. Cordero was a towering Canadian actor who earned a Tony nomination for the 2014 musical ‘‘Bullets Over Broadway.’’

Charlie Daniels, who bridged country music and rock, 83

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Charlie Daniels, the singer, songwriter and bandleader known for his brash down-home persona and his blazing fiddle work on hits like “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died on Monday in Nashville.

Marc Fumaroli, defender of French culture

PARIS — Marc Fumaroli, a leading French historian, public intellectual and defender of the French language and culture against American influence and what he called “globish English,” died on June 24 in Paris. He was 88.

Nikolai Fadeyechev, elegant Bolshoi dancer

Nikolai Fadeyechev, one of the Bolshoi Ballet’s greatest dancers, who was hailed for his distinctive noble style and his chivalry as a partner to the Russian company’s leading ballerinas from the 1950s to the ’70s, died June 23 in Moscow. He was 87.

Madeline McWhinney Dale, trailblazing banker, 98

In the 1940s and ’50s, when Madeline McWhinney was a young economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, banking was such a men’s club that meetings were often held inside one. At such gatherings at the Union League Club on Park Avenue, which didn’t allow women to join until the late 1980s, McWhinney had to enter through a side door and be chaperoned by an older Fed official.

James Sherwood; revived the Orient Express, 86

Over his long, colorful life, the peripatetic James Sherwood seeded many businesses — container leasing, a London guidebook, ferries and riverboats, hotels and restaurants (like the 21 Club in New York and Harry’s Bar in London), an ice cream company, a magazine, fruit farms, and a vineyard.