Easley R. Blackwood Sr., 89, who devised one of the best-known bidding conventions in the game of contract bridge, died at his home in Indianapolis on Friday. The retired insurance executive invented the "Blackwood convention," which allows a player to tell his partner how many aces and kings he holds. He wrote a dozen books on bridge.
Anita Colby, 77, the model who became known as "The Face" after she appeared on the cover of Time magazine nearly 60 years ago, died Friday in New York City of lung disease. She was 19 when she joined the John Powers agency in New York, where she became the best-known and highest paid model in the United States. She was the first model to earn $100 an hour
Leueen MacGrath, 77, who starred on Broadway and in London and co-wrote the 1955 musical "Silk Stockings," died Friday in London. She made her first stage appearance in New York in 1948 when she played Eileen in "Edward, My Son." Ms. MacGrath wrote "Silk Stockings" with George S. Kaufman, the third of her five husbands. The music and lyrics for the Broadway hit were by Cole Porter. Her other Broadway credits included "Farewell, Farewell Eugene," "The Love of Four Colonels," "The Enchanted," "The Potting Shed" and "Ghosts."