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Internationally famed pianist Jorge Bolet was born in Cuban
Herald music critic James Roos called Jorge Bolet the greatest pianist produced by Cuba in the 20th Century. Bolet died Oct. 16, 1990 at his home in Mountain View, Calif. He was 75. It was in 1974, after New York Times critic Harold Schonberg began calling attention to his playing of the Romantic piano literature, that his formidable stature as a virtuoso started to be recognized worldwide. Born in Havana, Mr. Bolet's enormous talent was first noticed at age 9.
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Jay Maeder, Miami Herald People columnist
Jay Maeder was The Miami Herald's Page 2 People columnist before he left for New York in 1985. His column, heavy on sass and exclamation points, was a hugely irreverent blend of gossip and frippery culled from the nation's wire services. But he wrote other stories as well, especially if there were human foibles to be mocked -- or celebrated.
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Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy led the Catholic Church in South Florida
Retired Miami Archbishop Edward McCarthy, who guided the Catholic Church through some of South Florida's most tumultuous times, died at 87 in June 2005. In his 18 years as the Archdiocese of Miami's archbishop, McCarthy opened on average a parish a year while handling waves of mostly Catholic refugees from Cuba, Haiti and Central America. McCarthy scored a coup by cajoling Pope John Paul II to come to Miami in September 1987, the first papal visit in the city's history, and only the third papal journey to the United States.
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Hamilton Forman, a power to contend with
Hamilton Forman, pioneer dairy farmer, multimillionaire, devout Christian, public servant and political powerbroker helped shape the landscape of modern South Florida and especially Broward County.
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Nelson Mandela remembered
In South Africa, people lined up to catch a bus to see the remains of Nelson Mandela. The South African leader was remembered here in South Florida with a memorial service at the Arsht Center featuring dancers from the Delou Africa of Miami.
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Richard Scruggs, assistant state attorney
Assistant State Attorney Richard Scruggs is a public-corruption prosecutor in Miami-Dade County.
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Bill Sanders, Miami Herald photographer
Bill Sanders often went to great lengths -- and great heights -- to get the perfect picture. In 1953, the photographer leaned out of an airplane so that he could capture the Orange Bowl from 1,000 feet in the air. The image won awards and landed him a two-page spread in Life Magazine. Sanders, a staff photographer for The Miami Herald for more than 20 years, died Nov. 25, 2007 of heart failure. He was 81.
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M. Athalie Range, crusaded for civil rights in Miami
M. Athalie Range, Miami's first black city commissioner, died at 91 in 2006. A civil rights pioneer, she began by crusading against decaying, segregated schools.
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Richard E. Gerstein, Dade State's Attorney
Richard E. Gerstein was the longtime Dade County state's attorney. He was elected to the first of six terms in 1956. He has been credited with uncovering the first direct links between the Watergate burglary and the White House of President Richard M. Nixon. Gerstein died in 1992.
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Eventual three-time heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali came to the Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach in 1964, a young man called Cassius Clay. His victory against Sonny Liston that year stunned the sports world but was only the beginning. Ali's name change, his conversion to Islam and his effort to be recognized as a conscientious objector against the Vietnam War would immediately cement his place in the eye of the nation.