James F. Bonner
Sep. 20, 1996
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ James F. Bonner, a molecular biologist who found new ways to harvest citrus and to increase the yield of rubber trees, died Friday. He was 86.
Bonner was a co-inventor of the method used by most Florida citrus growers to mechanically harvest oranges. His work improving the collection of natural rubber helped Malaysia double its rubber production.
He co-authored textbooks such as ``Principles of Plant Physiology'' in 1952, and ``The Molecular Biology of Development'' in 1965.
An amateur photographer and avid traveler, he also was a ski patrolman for the National Ski Patrol System.
PARIS (AP) _ Suzanne Charpentier, the French actress better known by her screen name Annabella for such films as ``Napoleon'' and ``Hotel du Nord,'' died of a heart attack Wednesday. She was 86.
Annabella's career began with Abel Gance's silent, epic-length ``Napoleon'' in 1926, which was restored in the mid-1980s by American director Francis Ford Coppola.
She also starred in a string of 1930s talkies that took a sentimental view of working-class Paris, including the 1938 classic ``Hotel du Nord.''
Annabella was once married to actor Tyrone Power, and co-starred with him in her only American film, ``Suez,'' in 1938. They divorced in 1948.
Annabella made her final film, ``Le Plus Bel Amour de Don Juan'' (The Most Beautiful Love of Don Juan), in 1952.
Irving Ben Cooper
NEW YORK (AP) _ Judge Irving Ben Cooper, who granted Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis relief from a relentless photographer and upheld organized baseball's exemption from antitrust laws, died Tuesday at age 94.
Cooper served as a New York Criminal Court judge for 30 years before President John F. Kennedy named him to the federal bench, where he presided for 32 years.
He never formally retired, but reduced his caseload 15 years ago and became inactive in 1994.
He presided over the 1972 lawsuit brought by St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood challenging his trade to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Flood sought to undermine baseball's reserve clause that tied a player to one team for life unless it traded or released him, and argued that baseball should lose the antitrust exemption the Supreme Court granted it in 1922. Baseball has since modified its reserve clause but retains its antitrust exemption.
In another highly publicized case, Cooper ruled in 1975 that prominent celebrity photographer Ronald E. Galella had ``relentlessly invaded'' the privacy of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and interfered with Secret Service agents assigned to protect her when he dogged her and her family for months.
OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) _ Ferdinand Duda, the last of three sons of an immigrant family that built a Florida celery farm into an agribusiness giant, died Tuesday after suffering from Parkinson's disease. He was 87.
A. Duda & Sons Inc., operating in California, Arizona, Texas, Mexico and Australia, growing citrus, vegetables, sugar cane and raising cattle, the company has branched into land development in Brevard County.
The closely held family corporation now has revenue of more than $200 million a year, and Ferdinand Duda's son, Ferdinand S., is now president of the company. Duda retired as president and chief executive officer in 1981.
Rufus M. Josey
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) _ Rufus M. Josey, who managed newspapers across the Southeast before becoming publisher of The Dothan Eagle, died Sunday after an extended illness. He was 74.
Josey was managing editor at The Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald, worked on the news staff of The Washington Star, and then worked in management at The Winchester (Va.) Star, The Progress-Index in Petersburg, Va., and The Daily Citizen-News in Dalton, Ga., He became publisher of The Dothan Eagle in the late 1970s.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Elizabeth Earle Josey, a daughter, three sons and two grandsons.
PARIS (AP) _ Andrew MacElhone, longtime owner of the famous Paris watering hole Harry's New York Bar, died Monday of a heart attack. He was 73.
MacElhone _ whose father Harry opened the bar, catered to Ernest Hemingway and mixed the first Bloody Mary _ was the owner-manager from 1958 until 1989, said his son and current owner, Duncan MacElhone.
Andy MacElhone first worked with his father in 1939, when Harry's New York Bar was the Paris hangout of the Lost Generation, serving drinks and American food to Hemingway, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.
Andy MacElhone followed his father back to Harry's in Paris in 1947, and took over when Harry died in 1958.
Cocktails invented at Harry's Bar include the French 75 (named after the World War I artillery piece) in 1915, the Bloody Mary in 1919 and the Side Car in 1931.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Joan Perry, a 1930s movie actress and widow of former Columbia Studios President Harry Cohn, died of emphysema Sunday. She was 85.
Born Elizabeth Rosiland Miller in Pensacola, Fla., Perry modeled until she was discovered by Hollywood. She signed with Columbia in 1935 at the same time as Rita Hayworth.
Cohn then told her: ``Hayworth will be a star, and you'll be my wife.'' She retired in 1941 when she married the studio head, 20 years her senior.
Perry appeared with actors Ronald Reagan, Lew Ayres, Ralph Bellamy and Melvyn Douglas in such films as ``Counterfeit Lady,'' ``The Case of the Missing Man,'' ``Dangerous Intrigue,'' ``The Devil Was Driving,'' ``Good Girls Go to Paris'' and ``Nine Lives Are Not Enough.''
After Cohn's death in 1958, she briefly married and divorced shoe tycoon Harry Karl and later married and divorced actor Laurence Harvey.
Clarence H. Wilson
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ Clarence H. ``Cave'' Wilson, a player, captain and coach of the Harlem Globetrotters, died of a stroke Wednesday. He was 70.
Wilson began his basketball career by persuading the principal of the old Horse Cave Colored High School to start a team. His squad won 65 straight games and two black high school state championships, in 1944 and 1945.
Wilson and the other four starters attended Tennessee A&I College, now Tennessee State University, in Nashville.
After signing with the Globetrotters in 1949, ``Cave'' became player-captain and coach within two years. His teammates included standouts Sweetwater Clifton and Goose Tatum.
When his basketball career ended, Wilson worked as a juvenile probation officer for 27 years.