Mr. Gavin had major roles in the Roman epic ‘‘Spartacus’’ and Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller ‘‘Psycho.’’
Virginia Wing, 94, fifth leader of Winsor School
Miss Wing’s belief in single-sex education helped keep Winsor an all-girls school in Boston.
Jan Maxwell, 61, acclaimed stage actress
The fiercely passionate, adoringly reviewed New York stage actress earned five Tony Award nominations in seven years.
Ruud Lubbers; Dutch leader lauded for boosting economy
Mr. Lubbers, who played a key role in the foundation of the European Union, led the Netherlands through economic turmoil to prosperity.
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Mr. Polchinski’s work helped lay the mathematical foundation for the proposition that our universe is only one in an almost endless assemblage.
Mr. Bennett also took on national roles, including as a member of President Bill Clinton’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
Mr. Francona was a journeyman for much of his career but had a productive string of six seasons with the Cleveland Indians.
Patricia Frustaci was a Southern California woman who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children.
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Jack Hynes, dean of Boston TV news, dies at 88
Jack Hynes, 88, who died Feb. 13, was known as the dean of Boston TV news.
Morgan Tsvangirai; fought to free Zimbabwe from dictator
Mr. Tsvangirai rose from the nickel mines to become a leader in the nation’s pro-democracy movement.
Rev. Harvey Guthrie Jr., whose ‘Gospel blackmail’ opened seminary to ordained female faculty, dies at 93
The Rev. Guthrie, then dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, threatened to resign in 1974 if the board didn’t hire an ordained Anglican woman to the faculty.
Marty Allen, wild-eyed comedy star; at 95
Mr. Allen and crooner Steve Rossi formed one of the most successful comedy teams of the 1960s.
Jack Hynes, dean of Boston TV news, dies at 88
Hynes, the son of former Boston mayor John Hynes, was known as the dean of Boston TV news during his decades-long career.
Wally Moon, 87; his homers helped the Dodgers win a World Series
Mr. Moon lofted “moon shot” home runs over the short left-field screen at the Los Angeles Coliseum during the early years of the LA Dodgers.
Vic Damone, 89, popular 1950s crooner and nightclub star
Mr. Damone’s creamy baritone and heartthrob good looks propelled his success at the jukebox and on-screen in after World War II.
Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler, 65, versatile drummer
Mr. Chancler‘s crisp grooves and pinpoint fireworks of syncopation were heard on hundreds of albums, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
Asma Jahangir, fearless Pakistani rights activist; at 66
Ms. Jahangir had a reputation of speaking truth to power and defending the weak and the marginalized, women and minorities against injustice.
Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, 91, high-profile cardiologist
Dr. Rosenfeld was a media-savvy New York physician who dispensed medical advice in best-selling books, in magazine articles, and on television.
John Perry Barlow, 70; championed an unfettered Internet
Mr. Barlow was also a former cowpoke, Republican politician, and lyricist for the Grateful Dead.
Robert Kelley, 97, of Hudson, highly decorated World War II fighter pilot
Mr. Kelley was awarded a Purple Heart for the broken back and other injuries he suffered in the war.
Reg E. Cathey, 59, actor on ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’
Mr. Cathey’s portrayal of Freddy Hayes in “House of Cards” earned him three Emmy nominations and one win.
Dr. Victor Sidel, public health champion, dies at 86
Dr. Sidel’s concerns ranged from alleviating the effects of poverty in the Bronx to raising alarms about the potential impact of nuclear war.
‘Justified,’ ‘Home Improvement’ actor Mickey Jones; at 76
Mr. Jones was a veteran character actor who worked steadily in television from the 1970s.
Lin Bolen, energetic NBC executive who broke a glass ceiling
As the executive in charge of NBC’s daytime programming in the early 1970s, Ms. Bolen was the highest-ranking woman in television.
Peter Colapietro, ‘saloon priest’ who ministered to lowly and mighty; at 69
The Rev. Colapietro’s presence at celebrity hangouts contrasted with his low-key work in Manhattan parishes.
Janet Jeghelian, 83, pioneering talk radio show host
Mrs. Jeghelian also ran for the US Senate, US House, and lieutenant governor.
Melvyn Weiss, 82, lawyer who fought corporate fraud
Mr. Weiss’s avalanche of class-action lawsuits made him a pariah to corporate America and a hero to plaintiffs.
Lynne Rudder Baker, philosophy professor at UMass Amherst, dies at 73
Dr. Baker taught at the university from 1989 until 2013.
Richard Leghorn, 98, pioneer of Cold War aerial espionage photography
Mr. Leghorn cofounded Itek Corp., a Lexington-based company that participated in a then-secret spy satellite program called Corona.
John Mahoney, 77; played cranky dad on ‘Frasier’
Mr. Mahoney’s character was a blue-collar man who played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles Crane.
Larry Coen, 59, versatile comic actor-writer-director and City Stage mainstay
Mr. Coen’s scores of credits included productions with the Beau Jest Moving Theatre, the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, and Shakespeare plays on the Common.
Richard ‘Kirk’ Bowden, 82; protected civil rights figures as a US marshal
Mr. Bowden provided security at the 1963 March on Washington and for James Meredith, the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi.
Dennis Edwards, 74, Temptations singer
Mr. Edwards replaced founding member David Ruffin in 1968, and his soulful, passionate voice defined the group for years.
Robert McCormick Adams, 91, former Smithsonian chief
Mr. Adams, who led the Smithsonian Institution into era of “confrontation, experimentation, and debate,’’ died Jan. 27 in Chula Vista, Calif.
Haim Gouri, 94, poetic voice of a rising Israel
Mr. Gouri was also a journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker.
John D. Pope, 86, longtime owner of F.W. Webb Co.
Mr. Pope took over the regional plumbing and heating supplies company after his father’s death.
Jon Huntsman Sr., 80, Utah billionaire and philanthropist
Mr. Huntsman overcame poverty to become one of the state’s most successful and powerful people.
Louis Zorich, 93, theater veteran, ‘Mad About You’ actor
Mr. Zorich, a Tony Award-nominated actor, played the father of Paul Reiser’s character on the NBC sitcom.
Gene Sharp, at 90; founded Albert Einstein Institution and promoted nonviolent opposition to tyranny
Dr. Sharp has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in the past, but he tended to shrug off accolades.
Oscar Gamble, outfielder who played for 7 big league teams, 68
Oscar Gamble was an outfielder who hit 200 home runs over 17 major league seasons and was famous during his playing days for an Afro that spilled out of his helmet.
Dennis Peron, early medical marijuana advocate; at 71
Dennis Peron openly dealt marijuana in San Francisco in the 1970s before leading a successful campaign to legalize it for medical use.
Connie Sawyer, 105, Hollywood’s oldest working actress
Connie Sawyer began performing in vaudeville and nightclubs more than eight decades ago.
Nicholas von Hoffman, at 88; provocative author, journalist
Nicholas von Hoffman was a provocative author, broadcast commentator, and syndicated columnist who examined American politics and culture for five decades from a left-wing perspective.
Bénédicte Pesle, brought US artists to France
Bénédicte Pesle was so impressed with the stage performances she saw during visits to the United States that she devoted herself to bringing the adventurous works of Merce Cunningham, Robert Wilson, and other American artists to European audiences.
Robert Parry, 68; reporter who exposed details of Iran-Contra affair
Mr. Parry won the George Polk Award for national reporting in 1984 for his revelations.
Donald E. Sneed Jr., at 83; first president of New England’s first minority-run bank
Mr. Sneed was president Roxbury-based Unity Bank and Trust when it opened in 1968.
Kevin Towers, 56; baseball executive scraped together low-payroll teams
Mr. Towers was a throwback, doing whatever it took to make his ballclub competitive.
Sally Coxe Taylor, 82, book reviewer and longtime MGH volunteer
Mrs. Taylor, the widow of a former Globe publisher, gave thousands of hours of her time to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Warren Miller, 93, ski bum turned prolific filmmaker
Mr. Miller’s films depicted winter sports with grandeur, beauty, and a mischievous sense of fun that attracted viewers who had never set foot on a slope