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  • Jerry Weintraub's inimitable style

     
    Jerry Weintraub is one of Hollywood's most beloved self-made men. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, he has worked in show business for five decades as a movie producer ("Nashville," "Ocean's Eleven," "Twelve" and "Thirteen"), studio head, music......
  • With the Adirondack chair, necessity was the mother of invention

    With the Adirondack chair, necessity was the mother of invention
    DESIGNED more than 100 years ago, the Adirondack chair has become an emblem of American summer -- a symbol of the country's simpler virtues, "just like Mom and apple pie," says Craig Gilborn, former director of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake,...
  • J. Lynn Helms dies at 86; FAA chief fired striking air controllers

    J. Lynn Helms dies at 86; FAA chief fired striking air controllers
    J. Lynn Helms, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration who carried out President Reagan's order to fire more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers and oversaw efforts to keep airlines flying during the crisis, has died. He was 86. He...
  • Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling

    Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling
    After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York. In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
  • PASSINGS: Herbert Allison Jr.

    PASSINGS: Herbert Allison Jr.
    Herbert Allison Jr. Headed Fannie Mae, U.S. bank rescue program Herbert Allison Jr., 69, a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and chief executive of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday at his home in...
  • Marilyn Chambers dies at 56; '70s porn star and Ivory Snow model

    Marilyn Chambers, the legendary adult movie queen who was the wholesome model on Ivory Snow detergent boxes in the early 1970s when she made her adult movie debut in the X-rated classic "Behind the Green Door," has died. She was 56. Chambers was found...
  • Jacob E. Goldman dies at 90; creator of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center

    Jacob E. Goldman dies at 90; creator of Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center
    Jacob E. Goldman, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the company's famed Palo Alto Research Center, whose scientists and engineers invented the modern personal computer in the 1970s and developed an array of other pioneering computing...
  • Sheila Lukins dies at 66; co-author of 'The Silver Palate' cookbook

    Sheila Lukins dies at 66; co-author of 'The Silver Palate' cookbook
    Sheila Lukins, an influential cookbook author whose "The Silver Palate" demystified and helped popularize gourmet cooking in America's home kitchens, has died. She was 66. Lukins, who also operated a pioneering gourmet takeout shop, died Sunday at her...
  • Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer

    Dick Berg dies at 87; television and film writer and producer
    Dick Berg, a longtime television and motion picture writer and producer, died Tuesday from a fall at his home in Los Angeles. He was 87. A pioneer of the made-for-television movie format that revolutionized network programming in the 1970s, Berg helped...
  • Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies

    Patricia Neal dies at 84; Oscar-winning actress found triumphs in a life of tragedies
    Her life was marked by professional triumphs, including a Tony Award-winning debut on Broadway in Lillian Hellman's 1946 drama "Another Part of the Forest" and a best actress Oscar for her role in the 1963 drama "Hud." But for Patricia Neal, the husky-...
  • Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'

    Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'
    Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83. Falk,...