Marvin Hamlisch, 68, the unerring composer of late 20th century romantic standards, who confected, among other delights, the perfect Barbra Streisand ballad, "The Way We Were." He was just 29 at the time and would go on to win Oscars, a Grammy, an Emmy and a Pulitzer--the last for A Chorus Line, his celebration of Broadway's itinerant gypsies (embodied in the aria "What I Did for Love"). His song for a Bond movie described Hamlisch and his art perfectly: nobody did it better.


John Keegan, 78, noted military historian whose 1976 book, The Face of Battle, focused not on...

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