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Harvey Frommer, who wrote many sports books, has died

Aug. 2, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvey Frommer, a prolific author who wrote mostly about sports, sometimes collaborating with his subjects on their autobiographies, has died. Frommer, 83, had lung cancer. He died Thursday at his home in Lyme, New Hampshire, according to one of his sons, Frederic, who worked with his...

George Hodgman, author of best-seller 'Bettyville,' dies

Jul. 23, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Author George Hodgman, whose best-selling memoir "Bettyville" about caring for his ailing mother in rural Missouri won him critical acclaim, has died in his New York apartment. Hodgman died Saturday at the age of 60. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that his cousin, Molly Roarty, says...

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

Jul. 22, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control, died...

1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

Jul. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot...

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Jul. 16, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for...

Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020

Jul. 15, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book, currently untitled, is scheduled for Fall 2020. Stone is known for such provocative films as "Platoon," ''JFK"...

Cristela Alonzo calls her book a 'mixtape memoir'

Jul. 10, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristela Alonzo is telling her story in words and music, what she calls a "mixtape memoir." The actress and producer's book, "Music to My Years," comes out Oct. 8. She will track her rise from living with her family in an abandoned diner to her fame as creator and star of the sitcom...

Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler's turnaround, dies at 94

Jul. 3, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...

Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94

Jul. 3, 2019 2:58 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...