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David Swensen, chief investment officer of the Yale University Investments Office, speaks at the John C. Bogle Legacy Forum in New York.

Yale endowment chief David Swensen dies at 67

David Swensen, the chief investment officer at Yale University who helped revolutionize how college endowments are managed, has died.

Mr. d'Amboise demonstrated a jump amid his young students backstage at New York's Lincoln Center in 1965.

Jacques d’Amboise, exuberant dancer, choreographer, and educator, dies at 86

Mr. d’Amboise was 15 when he joined the New York City Ballet.

Martin Bookspan, radio announcer for WQXR, posed in the radio booth backstage in the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, ca. July 1960.

Martin Bookspan, broadcaster who brought classical music from concert halls into the home, dies at 94

Martin Bookspan, a radio and television announcer known to millions of classical music aficionados as the voice of the New York Philharmonic and the PBS series “Live From Lincoln Center,” died April 29 at his home in Aventura, Fla. He was 94.

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Actress Olympia Dukakis (left), cousin of presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, appeared at a New York City rally with him  and his wife, Kitty, in April 1988.

Olympia Dukakis, Academy Award-winning actress, dies

The cousin of former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, Olympia won the best supporting actress award for her role in the romantic comedy “Moonstruck” in 1988, the same year Michael was the Democrat nominee in the US presidential election, which he ultimately lost to George H.W. Bush.

Johnny Crawford, who became a child star as the son of ‘The Rifleman,’ dies at 75

Johnny Crawford reigned as one of television’s most popular young actors while starring as Chuck Connors's sensitive son on “The Rifleman” and parlayed his screen success into a string of Top 40 hits as a teenage crooner in the early 1960s.

Over the course of nearly two decades, Mr. Broad and his wife, Edythe, donated $1.1 billion to the Broad Institute in Cambridge.

Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur, has died

More than a dozen institutions across the US bear his name or imprint, including the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, one of the most influential scientific research centers in the country.

This Nov. 5, 1971 photo shows actor Kirk Douglas and his wife Anne at the premier of "Fiddler on the Roof" in Los Angeles. Ms. Douglas died Thursday.

Anne Douglas, widow of late actor Kirk Douglas, dies at 102

“I often wonder what would have happened to me if I hadn’t married Anne. I might not have survived without her business acumen and her finely-honed instincts," the actor, who died last year, once said of his second wife.

CIA operative turned best-selling author Jason Matthews

Jason Matthews, author of ‘Red Sparrow’ thrillers, dies

Matthews worked 33 years in the CIA's highly secretive Operations Directorate before retiring a decade ago and fictionalizing his time in intelligence. He died at 69.