James Schlesinger, photographed in Washington in 1971, died March 27 at 85
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April 3, 2014 6:39 AM EDT

DIED

Lorenzo Semple Jr., 91, creator of the satirical 1960s TV show Batman and writer or co-writer of films including Papillon, Three Days of the Condor, The Parallax View and Pretty Poison.

DIED

Charles Keating, 90, financier at the center of the $150 billion savings-and-loan crisis in the 1980s who ultimately pleaded guilty to fraud charges and spent nearly five years in prison.

DIED

Jeremiah Denton Jr., 89, one-term Alabama Senator; while a Vietnam POW, he used eyeblinks during a 1966 TV interview to signal to viewers in Morse code that he had been tortured.

DIED

Kate O’Mara, 74, British actress who played Caress, Joan Collins’ scheming sister, on the 1980s prime-time soap Dynasty.

DIED

Jonathan Schell, 70, author, columnist and longtime New Yorker contributor best known for his best-selling The Fate of the Earth, which laid out in devastating detail the likely effects of a nuclear war.

This appears in the April 14, 2014 issue of TIME.

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