Deaths (Obituaries)

Paul Oliver, Pre-eminent Authority on the Blues, Dies at 90

The author of “The Story of the Blues” and other books, he was a respected British architectural historian better known for his sideline as a student of black music.

Joseph Bologna, Onscreen Tough Guy With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 82

Mr. Bologna couldn’t seem to resist writing and playing sensitive male characters in films like “Lovers and Other Strangers” and “Made for Each Other.”

Joseph Bologna, Onscreen Tough Guy With a Sense of Humor, Dies at 82

Mr. Bologna couldn’t seem to resist writing and playing sensitive male characters in films like “Lovers and Other Strangers” and “Made for Each Other.”

Arlene Gottfried, Photographer Who Found the Extraordinary in the Ordinary, Dies at 66

She roamed the streets of New York, camera in hand, finding opportunity at every corner.

Alan Peckolick, a Leading Logo Designer, Dies at 76

GM, Revlon and Mercedes-Benz were just some of Mr. Peckolick’s clients. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” was another.

Ty Hardin, Star of ‘Bronco’ Western, Dies at 87

In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Mr. Hardin made a name for himself in a TV landscape full of gunslinging heroes.

Robert Hardy, British Actor Who Played Churchill Often, Dies at 91

He became a familiar face to a new generation of fans when he was cast, in his late 70s, as Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter films.

Bobby Taylor, Soul Singer Who Helped the Jackson 5, Dies

Upon encountering the Jackson 5, Mr. Taylor was especially taken with the lead singer, a child phenomenon named Michael.

Gösta Peterson, Barrier-Breaking Fashion Photographer, Dies at 94

Among Mr. Peterson’s most notable subjects in the 1960s were the black model Naomi Sims and the English sensation Twiggy.

Denis Mack Smith, Chronicler of Modern Italy, Dies at 97

Mr. Smith rankled many when he wrote that the Risorgimento, the movement that forged a unified Italian state, was not a glorious chapter.

Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead at 73

Mr. Shepard, one of the most important and influential writers of his generation, specialized in capturing the darker sides of American family life.

Jeanne Moreau, Femme Fatale of French New Wave, Is Dead at 89

The sensual, gravel-voiced Parisian actress starred in Louis Malle’s 1958 drama “The Lovers” and in François Truffaut’s 1962 film “Jules and Jim.”