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Sidney Harman, Who Made High-Fidelity Fortune, Dies at 92

Sidney Harman, whose Harman Kardon brand became synonymous with high-quality audio equipment and who became a top philanthropist in the U.S. capital and, late in life, the owner of Newsweek magazine, has died. He was 92.

He died last night in Washington of complications from acute myeloid leukemia, the website The Daily Beast reported today. Harman was executive chairman of The Newsweek Daily Beast Co., formed when the website merged with Newsweek. His wife, Jane Harman, resigned Feb. 28 from Congress to become director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. A Democrat, she represented coastal communities of Los Angeles in the House of Representatives.