Latest Headlines in Obituaries

Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, 92, who found a key to allergies

Dr. Teruko Ishizaka, an immunologist whose joint research with her husband in the 1960s advanced the monitoring, treatment, and prevention of asthma, hay fever, and drug and food allergies, died June 4 in Yamagata, Japan.

Anthony Price, British author of thrillers with deep links to history, has died

Anthony Price was a British journalist who, in his spare hours, wrote 19 novels that drew deeply from history and are considered among the finest spy thrillers of their time.

Keith Botsford, man of letters and Saul Bellow associate, dies at 90

Mr. Botsford was professor emeritus of journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication and had lived, and written, in Costa Rica for some time.

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

An influential historian and academic, Dr. Brinkley traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century.

Yannick Bellon, French director with feminist bent, dies at 95

Yannick Bellon, a provocative French filmmaker with a feminist point of view whose movies in the 1970s and ’80s explored divorce, breast cancer and the effects of rape on a young woman and her family, died on June 2 at a nursing home in Paris.

Gloria Vanderbilt, 95, heiress, jeans queen

Gloria Vanderbilt, the ‘‘poor little rich girl’’ heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle of the 1930s and the designer jeans queen of the 1970s and ‘80s, died on Monday at 95.

‘Romeo and Juliet’ director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

The Italian director delighted audiences around the world with his romantic vision and extravagant productions.


Norma Fink, who championed METCO in Newton and advocated for working women, dies at 94

A member of the Newton School Committee from 1962 to 1969, Mrs. Fink was also coordinator of the federally funded Women’s Career Project at Northeastern University.