Paul Dietzel, 89, who led Louisiana State University to an undefeated season in 1958 and its first college football national championship, died Tuesday after a brief illness, the university announced. He was a resident of Baton Rouge, La.
Dietzel coached LSU from 1955 until 1961. In his first three seasons, the
The 1958 regular season ended with a 62-0 victory at Tulane before 83,221 people, then a
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Paul Dietzel: A brief obituary of former Louisiana State football coach Paul Dietzel in the Sept. 29 California section said that he moved from his birthplace of Fremont, Ohio, to Mansfield, La., where he attended high school. It was Mansfield, Ohio. —
Dietzel left LSU to coach at Army and
Dietzel was born Sept. 5, 1924, in Fremont, Ohio, and moved with his family to Mansfield, in northwest Louisiana, where he played football, basketball and track in high school.
He was a freshman engineering student at Duke when he got a draft notice and left school to enlist in
After the war, he enrolled as a pre-med major at
At Cincinnati, he named his defense the Chinese Bandits — a name that later became famous at LSU — after bad guys in the comic strip "Terry and the Pirates." He left Cincinnati in 1951 for
Italian screenwriter and script doctor
Luciano Vincenzoni, 87, an Italian screenwriter and script doctor best known in the United States for collaborating with director Sergio Leone on the spaghetti westerns
Although Vincenzoni had a long career working with Billy Wilder, Dino De Laurentiis and other international film veterans, he was most closely associated with Leone. Vincenzoni wrote the scripts and helped sell to United Artists Leone's mid-1960s westerns that featured the eerie film scores of Ennio Morricone and the minimalist acting of poncho-wearing actor
Vincenzoni had a long association with De Laurentiis on such films as "The Great War" (1959) and "The Best of Enemies" (1961) and, although not listed in the credits, he worked with Wilder on the screenplay for his 1972 comedy "Avanti!"
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