Sheepshead Bay
James Brady dies at 80; Parade magazine columnist, prolific author

James Brady, a longtime celebrity columnist for Parade magazine and prolific author who brought graceful writing and sharp observations to worlds as disparate as those of the tycoons of the fashion industry and the Marine "grunts" of the Korean War, has died. He was 80. Brady died Monday at his home in Manhattan, N.Y., Parade announced, possibly of a stroke. Brady also wrote comic novels about life on Long Island and, for nearly three decades, had a column in Advertising Age in which he enjoyed the freedom and budget to roam wherever his imagination took him. In his final Advertising Age column in 2005, he summed up the experience: "I wrote about Maxwell Perkins, my...