In 1968, at her urging, Charles M. Schulz added Franklin Armstrong to his enormously popular comic strip as a way to promote racial equality.
She gave up the stage for the writing life, publishing biographies of some famous friends and two powerful memoirs. She died of the coronavirus.
A three-time Grammy Award winner, he had a string of much-covered hits in the 1970s but had not released an album since 1985.
Among his credits were musicals, operas and the original production of “Hair.” He influenced numerous actors’ careers as an educator.
He became a mainstay of the New York jazz scene, often performing with his celebrated son John. He died of the coronavirus.
The father of Wynton and Branford Marsalis and a prominent performer and educator, he succumbed to complications of the coronavirus.
He made suburban characters shine in Fountains of Wayne songs and brought pop-rock perfection to the film “That Thing You Do!” He died of coronavirus complications.
Initially dismissed by some as a Miles Davis imitator, Mr. Roney, who has died of coronavirus complications, emerged as a major musician in his own right.
Initially dismissed by many as a clone of Miles Davis, Mr. Roney, who has died of coronavirus complications, emerged as a major musician in his own right.