Thursday, April 29, 2010

Leslie Buck

He designed the distinctive Anthora paper coffee cup, an indelible part of New York culture -- via the New York Times

Evelyn Cunningham

Groundbreaking journalist -- via the New York Times

Shay Duffin

Irish actor -- via the Hollywood Reporter

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Furio Scarpelli

 Legendary Italian screenwriter -- via the Telegraph. Among his 141 screenplay credits are many for the brilliant comedian Toto, "Big Deal on Madonna Street," "Seduced and Abandoned," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "Il Postino."

Arturo Petterino

Masterful maitre d' -- via the Chicago Tribune. And here's a wonderful piece on him by David Hoekstra in the Chicago Sun-Times --

Dorothy Provine

Film and television actress was a gifted comedienne -- via the Kitsap Sun.

Thomas H. Connell III

Long-time stage manager of the Metropolitan Opera -- via the New York Times

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

David Myerscough-Jones

Extremely talented set designer for stage and TV -- via the Times of London.

George Webb

George Webb, at piano, and mates.
 Pianist and bandleader led Britain's traditional jazz movement -- via the Times of London

John J. Cleary

Chicago's king of the strip-o-gram -- via the Sun-Times

George Catleugh

Professional "hatter" -- via the Toronto Star

Franklin Mieuli

Media mogul owned the Golden State Warriors for a quarter-century -- via the New York Times

Elizabeth Post

Etiquette expert carried the torch lit by Emily -- via Naples News

Monday, April 26, 2010

Charles Le Gai Eaton

British convert to Islam was religious writer, leader -- via the Times of London. "Eaton wrote not only in defence of Islam but also of all religions. He criticised severely extremist and violent interpretations of Islam as much as he attacked the secularism of the present."

Tony Imi

British cinematographer noted for his collaborations with Ken Loach -- via the Guardian

Myles Wilder

Prolific TV comedy writer was nephew of Billy Wilder; he started off in radio, and also penned some classic B-movie sci-fi and horror in the 50's as well -- via Variety

Willy Caron

Dutch tenor -- via Radio Netherlands

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Danny Lee Morgan

"Mr. Mardi Gras" of Galveston, Texas -- via the Houston Chronicle

Arthur Winograd

Arthur Winograd (right) and his fellow quartet members were America's finest.
Cellist was founding member of Julliard Quartet -- via the Hartford Courant

Alan Sillitoe

British novelist, short story writer and poet -- via BBC News. Best known for his links to the working-class literature of England's 50s and 60's, especially in terms of the films adapted from his work, such as "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" and "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning."