Barney Pressman, who turned a cut-rate men's clothing store into an upscale emporium of expensive clothes, died Saturday at age 96. Mr. Pressman used a keen eye for fashion and a knack for brash and catchy advertising to parlay the out-of-the-way shop he opened in 1923 into Barneys New York, which is expected to sell almost $200 million in apparel this year.
R. Irving Bieber, 80, a psychoanalyst and professor who headed a major study on the origins of homosexuality, died Tuesday of pulmonary complications in Manhattan. He was 80. A professor emeritus in the psychiatry department at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y., Mr. Bieber conducted research in psychoanalysis for 60 years. In 1962, he headed a team that published "Homosexuality: A Psychoanalytical Study of Male Homosexuals," a nine-year study of 106 gay men.