Daniel Keyes, 86, Author Of ‘Flowers For Algernon’

Having won awards in both short story and novel form, “Flowers for Algernon went on to sell more than five million copies and to become a staple of English classes. It inspired television adaptations, one of which also starred [Cliff] Robertson” – who won an Oscar for the film version, titled Charley – “and stage productions, including a musical and a play in Korean.”