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L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94
September 21, 2017
PARIS — Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94.
Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, said in a written statement Thursday that her mother "left peacefully" overnight...
Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99
September 20, 2017
NEW YORK — Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age...
Boxer LaMotta, immortalized in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95
September 20, 2017
MIAMI — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life in and out of the ring was depicted in the film "Raging Bull," for which Robert De Niro won an Academy Award, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.
LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from...
Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91
September 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — For more than 60 years, Harry Dean Stanton played crooks and codgers, eccentrics and losers.
He endowed them with pathos and compassion and animated them with his gaunt, unforgettable presence, making would-be fringe figures feel central to the films appeared...
Edith Windsor remembered as 'great' pioneer for gay rights
September 13, 2017
NEW YORK — Love took Edith Windsor to the marriage altar. A big tax bill after the death of her first spouse took her to the Supreme Court, which struck down critical parts of a U.S. marriage law in a ruling that made Windsor a gay rights hero and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex...