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Mr. Shapero was a composer and a central figure of American Neo-Classicism, a school of composition that thrived in the 1940s and ’50s.
Mr. Forrest starred in films, onstage and in British television but was best known for ABC’s “S.W.A.T.,” in which he played Lt. Dan Harrelson.
Mrs. Salcido criticized her brother Gov. Orval E. Faubus’s attempt to block the integration of an Arkansas school in 1957, leading to years of hard feelings between the two.
Mr. Manzarek played a key role in creating the group’s psychedelic sound, which could be haunted, meditative and circuslike, but which was also widely imitated.
Mr. Sauer, who was a wide receiver for the Jets, played a pivotal role in the team’s Super Bowl III win, but he grew to hate the life of a pro football player and retired at 27.
Dr. Rohrer helped invent the scanning tunneling microscope, which made it possible to see individual atoms and move them around.
Mr. McGarity, who received the Medal of Honor, was a technical sergeant in the 99th Infantry Division in December 1944 when Hitler mounted his last offensive of the war.
Mr. Marsh was a longtime chief executive of the beverage company, now part of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.
Mr. Dutilleux, between Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez in age, was little affected by either.
Dr. Vermes, one of the scrolls’ essential translators, wrote several books that placed Jesus in the tradition of Jewish teachers.
Mr. Waber’s most enduring creation was Lyle, a clever crocodile who lived on the Upper East Side.
Ms. Brown resumed a literary career 25 years after putting it aside to run the family farm, producing award-winning short stories set in the Deep South.
In response to an essay by Margalit Fox, we asked readers to submit stories of people who had an impact on society but had been lost to history. Here is a selection of the submissions.
Mr. Balabanov’s movies offered up hit men, corrupt government officials and plenty of corpses.
Mr. Seedman was the New York Police Department’s chief of detectives for only 13 months, but he helped modernize and restructure the way detectives and patrol officers did their jobs.