James F. Bonner
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ James F. Bonner, a molecular biologist who found novel ways to increase the yield of rubber trees and tackle world food and population problems, died Friday at the age of 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 Wednesday of a heart attack. 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.
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.
Jesse A. Friedman
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Jesse A. Friedman, executive director of the American Institute for Free Labor Development, which who worked to establish trade unions in other countries, died Tuesday of cancer. He was 62.
Friedman also had been a member of the AFL-CIO delegation to the annual International Labor Organization conferences in Geneva since 1977. He joined the institute in 1963 after working two years for the Labor Department.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Jacques Minkus, a Polish-born entrepreneur credited with making stamp collecting popular in the United States, died Tuesday at age 94.
Minkus, who came to the United States in 1929, was working with his brother publishing and selling miniature dictionaries in chain stores when a stamp dealer showed them a stamp album from England.
Realizing they could manufacture album sets for less and sell more, the brothers hustled their clients into stocking the books and accompanying bags of stamps. The public responded with interest to this new hobby item.
When the partnership with his brother dissolved, Minkus took his share of the business in stamps. Starting in 1931 with a stand in Gimbels department store, he eventually built up a stamp vending operation that included outlets in 45 department stores nationwide.
By the time he sold his business in the mid-1980′s, a former postmaster general declared Minkus ``the man who brought stamps to Main Street.″
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Elizabeth Noyce, a philanthropist whose investments sparked the state’s businesses, died Wednesday. She was 65 and suffered from emphysema.
Noyce’s largesse included tens of millions of dollars in donations to Maine charities, colleges, hospitals and museums. She also started the Maine Bank & Trust Co. to help businesses survive a banking crisis.
Noyce acquired much of her wealth _ now more than $200 million _ in a 1975 divorce from Robert Noyce, the founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor and co-inventor of the integrated circuit chip. He died in 1990.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Joan Perry, a movie actress in the 1930s 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.