Hazel Bishop; Invented Smudge-Proof Lipstick
Hazel Bishop, 92, a chemist who created long-lasting lipstick. Bishop was working in a dermatologist’s laboratory after World War II when she developed a formula for lipstick that would not smudge off on people, glasses, teeth or cigarettes. Billed as long-wearing, nondrying and nonirritating, it was promoted in ads featuring a man and woman in amorous embrace that said: “It stays on YOU . . . not on HIM!” Bishop formed her own company in 1950 to market the lipstick, but left after four years to establish another business developing household and personal care products. A subsequent legal dispute with a former partner cost her the right to sell products under her own name. Over the next three decades, however, she reinvented herself twice--first, as a stockbroker and financial analyst who dispensed advice on the burgeoning cosmetics industry, and later in fashion education as a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. On Dec. 5 in Rye, N.Y.
Charles Albert Storke II; Santa Barbara Philanthropist
Charles Albert Storke II, 87, Santa Barbara civic leader. Storke was a direct descendant of Jose Francisco Ortega, founding commandante of the Santa Barbara presidio. His father was the founder and publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press, of which Storke was associate publisher and editor in the 1950s. He later joined a Mexico City advertising agency, Noble & Asociados, and ran a Playtex of Mexico subsidiary. In his later years, he made gifts to many Santa Barbara civic organizations, including more than $3 million to endow two chairs in the biology department at UC Santa Barbara. A public memorial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. On Dec. 6 in Santa Barbara.
Robert Marasco; Playwright’s Major Hit Was ‘Child’s Play’
Robert Marasco, 62, playwright and novelist. Marasco wrote several unproduced plays before his psychological thriller “Child’s Play” finally lit up a Broadway marquee in 1970. Produced by David Merrick, the play about evil doings in a Roman Catholic boys school ran for 343 performances and won Tonys for two of its stars--Fritz Weaver and Ken Howard--as well as for set design and direction. It was later made into a movie directed by Sidney Lumet and starring James Mason and Robert Preston. Marasco also wrote “Burnt Offerings,” a 1973 novel about a family that rents a stately haunted house for the summer. On Dec. 6 in Manhasset, N.Y.
Yule Kilcher; Helped Write Alaska Constitution
Yule Kilcher, 85, who helped write Alaska’s Constitution. An immigrant from Switzerland, Kilcher settled in Homer, Alaska, and served as a delegate to the convention that drafted the constitution before statehood was granted in 1959. He represented Homer in the state Legislature for several years. Kilcher was also the patriarch of a large musical family, well known in Alaska for its folk music. The most prominent member is his granddaughter, pop star Jewel Kilcher. On Tuesday in Homer, Alaska.