Deaths in June - 2019
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Chef Leah Chase died June 1 at the age of 96. Her books include The Dooky Chase Cookbook and Down Home Healthy: Family Recipes of Black American Chefs .
Actor Paul Darrow died June 3 at the age of 78. His books include Terry Nation's Avon : a terrible aspect and You're Him, Aren't You?: An Autobiography .
Musician Dr. John, nee Mac Rebennack, died June 6 at the age of 77. His autobiography was called Under a Hoodoo Moon: The Life of the Night Tripper.
Chef Maida Heatter died June 6 at the age of 102. A couple of her favorite books include Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts and Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts .
Philanthropist Lewis B. Cullman died June 7 at the age of 100. He wrote Can't Take It With You: The Art of Making and Giving Money.
Musician Velvel Pasternak died June 11 at the age of 85. His books include The Jewish Fake Book (Fake Books), Songs of the Chassidim and ISRAEL IN SONG .
Economist Martin Feldstein died June 11 at the age of 79. His books include American Economic Policy in the 1980s and The Risk of Economic Crisis .
Diplomat John Gunther Dean died June 6 at the age of 93. He wrote DANGER ZONES: A Diplomat's Fight for America's Interests .
Film directorFranco Zeffirelli died June 15 at the age of 96. His autobiography was called Zeffirelli: An Autobiography.
Heiress, designer, actress, and mom to Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt died June 17 at the age of 95. A few of her books include The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss, Once Upon a Time , A Mother's Story and It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir. Fairwell GV, I wish I could still wear those jeans of yours :'(
Historian Alan Brinkley died June 16 at the age of 70. His many books include Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression , The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People , American History: A Survey and The End Of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War .
Professor Charles A. Reich died June 15 at the age of 91. He wrote The Greening of America.
Food writer Molly O'Neill died June 16 at the age of 66. Her books include New York Cookbook: From Pelham Bay to Park Avenue, Firehouses to Four-Star Restaurants and American Food Writing: An Anthology: With Classic Recipes .
Uighur writer Nurmuhammad Tohti died in a Chinese internment camp where he had been placed for "re-education". He was 70. The exact date of his death is unknown. Although he doesn't appear as a writer in LT, I still thought he was worth a mention. https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/prominent-uighur-writer-dies-chinese-int...
Writer of romances Judith Krantz died 22nd June 2019.
Biographer Brenda Maddox died June 16th 2019. Having read a biography of James Joyce she decided to research Nora Barnacle his wife and the model for Molly Bloom in Ulysses
Developer of the birth control pill, Dr. George Rosenkranz died June 23 at the age of 102. Interestingly his side gig was as a bridge champion. He wrote Bid Your Way to the Top (Tips for Tops), Win with Romex: The key to accurate bidding and More Tips for Tops.
Sculptor Robert Therrien died June 17 at the age of 71. His collections include Robert Therrien , The Anatomy of the Screaming Man: A Comic Strip Collection and 7 & 6 .
Editor Michael Levitas died June 22 at the age of 89. His work includes A Nation Challenged: A Visual History of 9/11 and Its Aftermath (Editor) , America in crisis and The New York Times: America's Presidents .
Journalist Steve Dunleavy died June 24 at the age of 81. He wrote Elvis: What Happened? and The Very First Lady .
Biographer Brenda Maddox died June 16 at the age of 87. Her numerous works include Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA and Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom .
Former Anglican Bishop who was later jailed, Peter Ball died June 17 at the age of 87. His books include Anglican Spiritual Direction and Introducing Spiritual Direction .
Curator Peter Selz died June 21 at the age of 100. His books include Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings and German Expressionist Painting.
Interior design editor Min Hogg died June 24 at the age of 80. Her books include Interiors and The world of interiors : a decoration book.
Former US prosecutor Whitney North Seymour Jr. died June 29 at the age of 95. His books include For the people: Fighting for public libraries and Making a Difference .
Actress Susan Bernard died June 21 at the age of 71. Her books include Bernard of Hollywood's Marilyn and Redheads! (Bernard of Hollywood Pin-Ups).
Automotive executive Lee Iacocca died July 2 at the age of 94. His books include Iacocca: An Autobiography, Where have all the Leaders Gone? and Talking Straight.
Film buff Bob Dorian died June 15 at the age of 85. He wrote Bob Dorian's classic movies .
Journalist David Binder died June 30 at the age of 88. His books include BERLIN: EAST and WEST ...in Pictures and Fare Well Illyria .
Social psychologist Robert V. Levine died June 22 at the age of 73. His books include A Geography of Time: The Temporal Misadventures of a Social Psychologist and The Power of Persuasion: How We're Bought and Sold .
Journalist Christopher Booker died June 3 at the age of 81. His books include The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories , Scared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares are Costing Us the Earth and The Great Deception.
Political scientist and adviser Janne E. Nolan died June 26 at the age of 67. Her books include Guardians of the Arsenal: The Politics of Nuclear Strategy, Global Engagement: Cooperation and Security in the 21st Century and An Elusive Consensus: Nuclear Weapons and American Security after the Cold War.
Anita Epstein survived the Holocaust because her Jewish parents smuggled her in a valise to a Catholic family who protected her during the war. She died June 27 at the age of 76. Her memoir was called Miracle Child: The Journey of a Young Holocaust Survivor.
Developer of eye movement therapy, Francine Shapiro died June 16 at the age of 71. Her books include EMDR: The Breakthrough "Eye Movement" Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles and Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help.
Historian Colin A. Palmer died June 20 at the age of 75. His books include Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History and The Modern Caribbean.
Writer and Hungarian translator Istvan Bart died June 27 at the age of 74. His books include The Kiss: 20th Century Hungarian Short Stories and Hungary & the Hungarians - The Keywords a Concise Dictionary of Facts and Beliefs.
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