Nick Meglin at the Mad magazine office in Manhattan in the 1980s. The magazine’s publisher, William M. Gaines, once called Mr. Meglin “the soul and conscience” of Mad.
Thomas B. Hofeller spoke to a National Conference of State Legislatures. He was extolled — or lambasted — as the Michelangelo of the modern gerrymander.
Jerry Yellin, who flew a combat mission over Japan in his plane Dorrie R on the day Emperor Hirohito surrendered, at Culpeper Regional Airport in Virginia in May 2015 for an observation of the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
With her style and her emphasis on women, Amrita Sher-Gil became known as the "Indian Frida Kahlo."
Dr. Jerold F. Lucey in 1997. “I don’t think there’s a pediatrician who doesn’t realize that some aspect of their career is because of a contribution that Jerry Lucey made,” a colleague said.
Charlotte Rae, in a scene with Conrad Bain, left, and Gary Coleman, played a housekeeper to three children in the 1980s sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes.”
Maya Jribi, the first female leader of a political party in Tunisia, at a meeting of the country’s newly elected constituent assembly, the body in charge of devising a new constitution, in Tunis in December 2011.
The Danish artist Per Kirkeby. Though best known for his painting, he also worked in sculpture, drawing and printmaking; wrote and directed films; and constructed outdoor installations from brick.
Eugene Pitt, seated, and the other members of the Jive Five in an undated publicity photo.
Elizabeth Ann Hawley in 2014. Her work documenting climbs in the Himalayas over 50 years earned her the nickname “the Sherlock Holmes of the mountaineering world.”
Eric Bristow in 1989. A five-time world darts champion, he was known as the sport’s first superstar.
Alan Sagner, right, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with the developer Larry Silverstein in May 1981 during a news conference in which they announced plans for the construction of 7 World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
David Pines in 2013. He was “a leader of what one might call the ‘greatest generation’ of U.S. condensed matter physicists,” a colleague said.
“Actors are about feelings, imagination and improvisation,” Harold Guskin wrote in “How to Stop Acting.”
Barry Mills in an undated booking photograph. He spent nearly three-quarters of his life behind bars, transforming himself from a teenage misfit into a national crime boss.
Gene Okerlund at a wrestling match in Milwaukee in 1988. Nicknamed Mean Gene, he was a mild-mannered figure, especially by pro-wrestling standards.
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