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Charlie Munger, who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway, has died

A lawyer by training, Munger helped Buffett, who was seven years his junior, craft a philosophy of investing in companies for the long term.

Marty Krofft, co-creator of fantastical TV shows, dies at 86

Marty Krofft, who, with his brother Sid, created a string of television shows that captured audiences from Saturday morning to prime time, including fantastical children’s fare, like “H.R. Pufnstuf” and “Land of the Lost,” and variety shows, like “Donny and Marie,” died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 86.

Audrey Salkeld, Pioneering Historian of Everest, Dies at 87

Audrey Salkeld, a pioneering historian who mined archives that had been neglected for decades to write about mountains like Kilimanjaro and Everest, which she also ascended, died Oct. 11 in Bristol, England. She was 87.

Betty Rollin, who wrote candidly about her breast cancer, dies at 87

Betty Rollin, a network news correspondent who described intensely personal life passages in two memoirs — “First, You Cry,” about being diagnosed with breast cancer and having a mastectomy, and “Last Wish,” in which she revealed that she had helped her pain-ravaged mother end her life — died Nov. 14 in Basel, Switzerland. She was 87.

Joan Jara, who found justice for singer husband slain in Chilean coup, dies at 96

A British-born dancer and instructor, Joan Jara dedicated herself to finding justice for her husband, Victor Jara, a popular Chilean folk singer and songwriter who was killed during the military coup d’état that brought Augusto Pinochet to dictatorial power in 1973.

Suzanne Shepherd, actress known for playing mothers, dies at 89

An influential New York acting teacher, Suzanne Shepherd found success in midlife as a character actress, including memorable turns as the mothers of Edie Falco’s character on “The Sopranos” and Lorraine Bracco’s character in “Goodfellas."

Former New York Mets catcher Ron Hodges dies at 74

Ron Hodges spent his entire 12-season major league career with the New York Mets and was among the players whose career was interrupted by the 50-day midseason strike in 1981.

Charles Peters, founding editor of The Washington Monthly magazine, has died at 96

Often called the “godfather of neoliberalism,” the core policy doctrine of the magazine, Charles Peters was the Monthly’s editor from 1969 until his retirement in 2001. He also wrote five books on politics, government, and history.