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Alexandra Korry, who denounced solitary for juveniles, dies at 61

Alexandra Korry, a trailblazing Wall Street lawyer whose potent legal and moral rebuke as head of a civil rights panel helped spur the abolition of solitary confinement for juvenile inmates in New York City, died Sept. 29 at her home in Westport, Connecticut. She was 61.

Tom Maschler, bold British publisher and Booker Prize founder, dies at 87

Tom Maschler, the swashbuckling British publisher who fostered the literary careers of more than a dozen Nobel laureates and conceived the coveted Booker Prize to promote fiction, died Oct. 15 in a hospital near his home in Luberon, in southeastern France. He was 87.

James Randi, dazzling magician and skeptic, dies at 92

Magical as his feats seemed, Randi concluded his shows around the globe with a simple statement, insisting no otherworldly powers were at play.

Marge Champion, effervescent dancer, actor and choreographer, dies at 101

With Gower Champion, she formed the first dance team to achieve national popularity through television.

Anthony Chisholm dies at 77; acclaimed in August Wilson roles

Mr. Chisholm appeared in dozens of productions of August Wilson’s works both on Broadway and in leading regional theaters, earning a Tony Award nomination for his role of Elder Joseph Barlow in "Radio Golf."

Spencer Davis, whose band was a hitmaker in the ’60s, dies at 81

His band, featuring a young Steve Winwood, had the hits “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man.”

Donald Comb, biochemist with a worldwide reach in environmental philanthropy, dies at 93

Dr. Comb founded New England Biolabs and a foundation that preserves biological diversity in the oceans.

Johnny Bush, country singer whose ‘Whiskey River’ became a Willie Nelson staple, dies at 85

His own career was interrupted by a neurological condition that robbed him of his voice for years.