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Hollywood 'fixer' Scotty Bowers dies; he wrote tell-all book

Oct. 16, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scotty Bowers, a self-described Hollywood "fixer" whose memoir offered sensational accounts of the sex lives of such celebrities as Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, has died. He was 96. Bowers' agent, David Kuhn, said he died Sunday of natural causes at his...

Lou Frey, congressman from central Florida, dies at age 85

Oct. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lou Frey, a Republican congressman who represented central Florida in the 1970s, has died. He was 85. The Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida tweeted news Tuesday of Frey's death. The Orlando Sentinel reports he died Monday at a hospice center. As a U.S. congressman...

NFL AT 100-AP Was There-Packers-Raiders 2003

Oct. 15, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For this week, it is the Packers-Raiders game. To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story...

Beverly Sackler, an owner of Purdue Pharma, dies

Oct. 14, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

One of the owners of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has died. Beverly Sackler died Monday, according to a filing made by her lawyers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. She was the widow of Raymond Sackler, one of the brothers who bought the drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952. The company later became Purdue Pharma....

Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89

Oct. 14, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom's wife, Jeanne, said that he...

Richard Jackson, publisher of Judy Blume, dead at 84

Oct. 14, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of acclaimed children's books by Judy Blume, Paula Fox and others has died. Richard Jackson was 84. Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing announced Monday that Jackson died Oct. 2. Additional details were not immediately available. Jackson was editorial director of...

Jessye Norman, opera icon, memorialized at hometown funeral

Oct. 13, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Jessye Norman's illustrious opera career and extraordinary artistry was honored at her public funeral. So was Jessye Norman the loyal friend, the humanitarian, the teacher and the person not only celebrated for her golden voice, but for her heart of gold. Several speakers at Saturday's four-hour service, from...

The Latest: Famous figures pay tribute to Jessye Norman

Oct. 12, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the public funeral for international opera star Jessye Norman (all times local): _____ 5 p.m. Famous faces, family members and close friends have honored the life and legacy of international opera icon Jessye Norman at her funeral. Norman's four-hour public service was...

First female head of Nobel's literature award body has died

Oct. 12, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Sara Danius, the first woman to lead the Swedish institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature, has died at age 57. Her family told Swedish news agency TT that Danius, a literary scholar, critic and author, passed away early Saturday following a long illness. Swedish media said she...

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for 'Jackie Brown,' dies at 78

Oct. 12, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He was at...