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F. Lee Bailey, 87, one of the most renowned trial attorneys and a tenacious supporter of OJ Simpson, Patty Hearst and a host of other famous and infamous clients in a tumultuous career punctuated by his own collisions with the law and his eventual deregistration , died Thursday at an Atlanta-area hospice. The cause of death was not available.
Known for his lightning-fast wit, incessant courtroom interrogations, and insatiable self-promotion, he championed Dr. Sam Sheppard, whose story is believed to have been the basis of the television series and film “The Fugitive.” “; army captain Ernest Medina, accused of war crimes in Vietnam; confessed Boston strangler Albert De Salvo; and newspaper heiress Patty Hearst, in lawsuits that have captivated the nation. Financial and personal problems escalated for Bailey after the Simpson trial. His actions while defending a drug dealer in Florida led him to be jailed in 1996 and then struck off the bar, ending his career in court.
Mike Marshall, 78, who became the first reliever to win the Cy Young Award when he set a Major League record pitching 106 games in a season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, died Monday in Zephyrhills, Fla.
Marshall pitched in the majors from 1967 to 1981 for nine teams, compiling a record 97-112 and 3.14 ERA. He recorded 880 strikeouts and 188 saves. Marshall won the NL Cy Young Award in 1974, going 15-12 with a 2.42 ERA and 21 saves. The right-hander nicknamed “Iron Mike” has set major league records this season for most appearances, relief innings (208 1/3), games completed (83) and consecutive pitched games (13).
Gavin MacLeod, 90s, the veteran supporting actor who rose to stardom as Murray Slaughter, the sardonic television news writer on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” before rising to even greater prominence as the jolly Captain Stubing on “The Love Boat “, passed away on May 30.
BJ Thomas, 78-year-old Grammy-winning singer who has found success on the pop, country and gospel charts with hits such as “I Just Can’t Help Believing”, “Raindrops Keep Fallin ‘On My Head” and “Hooked on a Feeling, “died of complications from lung cancer on May 30 at his home in Arlington, Texas.
Thomas ‘signature recording was “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” a No.1 pop hit and an Oscar for Best Original Song as part of the soundtrack to one of 1969’s greatest films, the ‘irreverent western’ Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Thomas’ warm and moving tenor matched the relaxed vibe of the song, immortalized on film during the scene where Butch (Paul Newman) shows off his new bike at Etta Place (Katharine Ross ), the girlfriend of the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford).
Carla Fracci, 84, the great Italian lady of ballet and one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century and who was admired for the naturalness and emotional frankness of her performances, died on May 27 at her home in Milan. The cause was cancer.
During his five-decade career, critics and audiences alike marveled at Fracci’s ability to transcend technique, blending in so completely with his characters that she seemed to become them. In Italy, she was called “the Duse of the dance”, in reference to the great Italian actress of the 20th century Eleonora Duse.
Jerome Hellman, 92, a passionate and combative independent filmmaker who drove several groundbreaking films in the 1970s, died on May 26 at his home in South Egremont, Massachusetts.
“Midnight Cowboy” – the John Schlesinger story of a failed Texas con artist and disabled petty con artist from the Bronx who forges a cautious friendship, which in 1970 became the first and only X-rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture – and “Coming Home” (1978) – a film by Hal Ashby about paraplegic Vietnam War veterans and families left behind to deal with their injuries, physical and psychological – were some of his. most famous projects. The seven films he produced during his career garnered 17 Oscar nominations and won six.