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  • French chef Roger Vergé, a leader of the nouvelle cuisine movement, dies at 85

    French chef Roger Vergé, a leader of the nouvelle cuisine movement, dies at 85
    Roger Vergé, one of the first superstar chefs whose light, fresh and artfully plated food turned his restaurant near Cannes, France, into a landmark of French gastronomy and a beacon of nouvelle cuisine, has died. He was 85. Vergé, whose Le Moulin de...
  • Katie Porta: Local leader leaves 'legacy of love and hope'

    Katie Porta: Local leader leaves 'legacy of love and hope'
    Katie Porta was so fiercely devoted to helping people with developmental disabilities — even as she battled cancer — that she once went immediately from getting chemotherapy to giving a speech at a foundation awarding Porta's nonprofit...
  • Jack Rollins dies at 100; legendary manager had long comedy client list

    Jack Rollins dies at 100; legendary manager had long comedy client list
    Legendary talent manager Jack Rollins’ client list played a key role in defining comedy in the last half of the 20th century and beyond. Woody Allen, David Letterman, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Billy Crystal, Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Paula...
  • Albert Vazquez, a mental health pioneer for Chicago's Hispanics

    Albert Vazquez, a mental health pioneer for Chicago's Hispanics
    Albert Vazquez was a pioneer in providing mental health services to Hispanics on the Southwest Side, co-founding a center in the late 1960s that continues to provide social services to those in Pilsen and Little Village. "His work on mental health and...
  • Hugh D. Auchincloss III, stepbrother of Jackie Kennedy, dies

    Hugh D. Auchincloss III, stepbrother and lifelong friend of Jacqueline Kennedy, has died. He was 87. Auchincloss, known by the nickname Yusha, died Saturday of B-cell lymphoma at his home at Hammersmith Farm in Rhode Island, according to his children....
  • Paul Bacon dies at 91; he revolutionized the design of book covers

    Paul Bacon dies at 91; he revolutionized the design of book covers
    Paul Bacon's name may be unfamiliar, but anyone who has browsed the bestseller racks over the last 60 years knows his work. If a book cover is a canvas, Bacon was its Matisse or Dali, who used minimal imagery and bold lettering to sell such iconic...
  • Blaze Starr dies at 83; stripper known for affair with Gov. Earl Long

     Blaze Starr dies at 83; stripper known for affair with Gov. Earl Long
    Blaze Starr, a burlesque icon and stripper whose affair with a colorful Louisiana governor was the basis for a Hollywood movie, has died at the age of 83. Starr died Monday at her home in West Virginia, said her nephew Earsten Spaulding. She had...
  • Jimmy Lee dies at 62; prominent JPMorgan investment banker

    Jimmy Lee dies at 62; prominent JPMorgan investment banker
    The cream of the investment and corporate worlds gathered nearly a decade ago when JPMorgan Chase & Co. celebrated Jimmy Lee's 30 years in the banking business — a seemingly endless list of names including Henry Kravis, Stephen Schwarzman, Barry...
  • James Lee, prominent JPMorgan investment banker, dies at 62

    James "Jimmy" Lee, the JPMorgan Chase banker who helped arrange some of the biggest corporate deals for companies including General Motors, News Corp. and Facebook, died Wednesday. He was 62 years old. JP& Co. announced Lee's death, saying he passed away...
  • Robert Sherwood Morse dies at 91; dissident Episcopal clergyman

    Robert Sherwood Morse dies at 91; dissident Episcopal clergyman
    Robert Sherwood Morse, a dissident clergyman who objected to changes in traditional Episcopalian practice and urged fellow religious conservatives to leave a mainstream he likened to the Biblical "fleshpots of Egypt," has died. He was 91. Morse, who...
  • Robert Chartoff dies at 81; Producer of 'Rocky,' 'Raging Bull'

     Robert Chartoff dies at 81; Producer of 'Rocky,' 'Raging Bull'
    Robert Chartoff, an Oscar-winning Hollywood producer who got a tantalizing peek into show business in the Catskills and went on to make six "Rocky" films, "Raging Bull," "The Right Stuff" and nearly two dozen other movies, has died at his home in Santa...