Pat Bowlen, Influential Owner of the Denver Broncos, Dies at 75

Pat Bowlen, the influential hands-on owner of the Denver Broncos, which won all three of its Super Bowl titles under his long stewardship, died on Thursday night at his home in Englewood, Colo. He was 75. Mr. Bowlen’s family announced his death in a statement. He received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in 2006 and […]


Murray Polner, Antiwar Editor and Author, Is Dead at 91

Murray Polner, an unswerving voice for pacifism and civil liberties and the founder and only editor of Present Tense magazine, a progressive counterpoint to Commentary that began in a period of one-upmanship among Jewish intellectuals, died on May 30 in Manhasset, N.Y. He was 91. The cause was sepsis, his son Robert said. Present Tense, […]


Louis Osteen, Chef Who Championed Southern Food, Dies at 77

Louis Osteen, a gregarious chef whose influential South Carolina restaurants helped elevate Southern cuisine to a new respectability in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Sunday at his home in Highlands, N.C. He was 77. His wife, Marlene Osteen, said the cause was liver cancer. In 1980, in the coastal vacation town of Pawleys Island, […]


Tim Conway, Beloved TV Bumbler, Is Dead at 85

Tim Conway, whose gallery of innocent goofballs, stammering bystanders, transparent connivers, oblivious knuckleheads and hapless bumblers populated television comedy and variety shows for more than half a century, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 85. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Howard Bragman. With a sweetly cherubic face, a deceptively athletic physicality […]


Doris Day, Movie Star Who Charmed America, Dies at 97

Doris Day, the freckle-faced movie actress whose irrepressible personality and golden voice made her America’s top box-office star in the early 1960s, died on Monday at her home in Carmel Valley, Calif. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation announced her death. Ms. Day began her career as a big-band vocalist, and she was […]