Alain Bernardin, 78, whose Crazy Horse Saloon turned...


September 17, 1994

Alain Bernardin, 78, whose Crazy Horse Saloon turned striptease into an art form, shot himself to death Thursday in his office off the Champs Elysees, Paris police said. Shows at the cabaret, remarkable for his pioneering use of projected light and slick music, would continue as usual, associates said. He left no note.

Cardinal Albert Decourtray, 71, leader of France's Roman Catholics and regarded as a liberal conscience of the church, died yesterdayin Lyon after a cerebral hemorrhage. Formally titled "Primate of the Gauls," he was an outspoken campaigner for social justice, braving controversy by siding with workers against the government, speaking for the rights of prisoners and often blasting racism. He became Archbishop of Lyon in 1981 and a cardinal in 1985.

Fred Goerner, 69, one of television's earliest news anchors and an award-winning broadcaster and author, died Tuesday of cancer in San Francisco. He began anchoring when he joined KUTV in Salt Lake City in the 1950s. He joined KCBS radio in San Francisco in 1958. His 1966 book, "The Search for Amelia Earhart," made the New York Times best-seller list.

Richard J. Herrnstein, 64, a Harvard University psychology professor with controversial theories on intelligence and heredity, died of lung cancer Tuesday in Belmont, Mass. His 1973 book, "IQ and Meritocracy," stirred debate on the value of IQ testing. "Crime and Human Nature," which he wrote with James Q. Wilson, analyzed possible biological roots of criminal behavior. Published in 1985, it was the source of debate on the influence of nature as opposed to nurturing. "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life," which he wrote with political analyst Charles Murray, and which is to be published in the fall, holds that intelligence is largely inherited.

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