In Memoriam

By admin on 07/18/2019 8:05 PM

The ECONOMIST | Print edition | Obituary | Apr 27th 2019 He seemed a very nervy contestant. Standing in the soundproof glass booth on the set of “Twenty-One”, NBC’s flagship quiz show during the winter of 1956-57, he’d bite his lip, furrow his eyebrows, blow out his cheeks. “Oh my goodness!” he would sigh, and then pull […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 2:04 PM

America’s most notorious quiz-show contestant was 93 He seemed a very nervy contestant. Standing in the soundproof glass booth on the set of “Twenty-One”, NBC’s flagship quiz show during the winter of 1956-57, he’d bite his lip, furrow his eyebrows, blow out his cheeks. “Oh my goodness!” he would sigh, and then pull out a big white […]

By admin on 05/16/2019 10:30 PM

The Pentagon’s longest-serving strategist, for more than four decades, died on March 26th, aged 97 Ask the right question | The Economist | Print edition | Apr 11th 2019 | Obituary AT THE HEART of many a large and ambitious empire sits one man who is not the ruler, though the ruler often listens to […]

By admin on 04/16/2019 12:13 AM

Obituary: André Previn died on February 28th The conductor, pianist and composer was 89 The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | Mar 7th 2019 WHEN CRITICS had a go at André Previn in his heyday, the word “showman” was an easy gibe. The maestro seemed bigger than the music, and that was no surprise. […]

By admin on 03/02/2019 6:06 AM

France’s most doughty champion of the accordion was 91 The Economist | Print edition | Obituary | January 26th 2019 THE HISTORY of the accordion is not a happy one. For decades serious musicians have mocked it as the discordant, breathy, vulgar voice of peasants, clowns and fairground hucksters: an endlessly jovial or sentimental repertoire […]

By admin on 02/19/2019 8:30 AM

Daughter of Oil Tycoon H.L. Hunt, Owned Luxury Hotels and Clung to Frugal Habits She led Bible study group and advised: ‘Never get emotionally attached to any one line of business’ By James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Nov. 23, 2018 Caroline Rose Hunt, who inherited hundreds of millions of dollars, overcame an advantaged upbringing […]

By admin on 01/03/2019 4:12 AM

Carlene Roberts Rose Into Management When Female Executives Were Nearly Unknown JOURNALISTS IN 1950S NOTED THE AIRLINE VICE PRESIDENT AS MUCH FOR LOOKS AS SKILLS; ‘A VERY HOT-LOOKING DISH’ By James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Nov. 9, 2018 When Carlene Roberts was named a vice president of American Airlines in 1951, newspapers treated her as […]

By admin on 12/04/2018 4:40 AM

Obituaries           Wanda Ferragamo, who expanded family shoe business into a fashion empire, dies at 96 Wanda Ferragamo, who took over her husband’s shoe-design and manufacturing business after his death and, with the help of her six children, expanded the company of Salvatore Ferragamo into a global fashion empire, died Oct. 19 at her home […]

By Del Meyer on 11/26/2018 4:28 AM

Monday’s New York Times obituary by Robert McFadden for American beer pioneer William Coors (of the brewing company that carries his name) violated the usual tasteful norms for an obit, starting with the headline and the text box: “William Coors, Ultraconservative Leader Of Brewery Based in Colorado, Dies at 102.” 

By Del Meyer on 10/14/2018 2:16 PM

Tributes have been paid to Sir Charles Kao, the scientist whose work in Essex “transformed the world”. Sir Charles, who won the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics, died in Hong Kong on Sunday, aged 84. Sir Charles Kao received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from University College London in 2010 In the 1960s, he worked […]