William Bailey, 84, a labor activist and Spanish Civil War...


March 02, 1995

William Bailey, 84, a labor activist and Spanish Civil War veteran who became an actor and author, died Monday in San Francisco. In 1939, he returned to the United States from Spain and became vice president of the militant West Coast Marine Firemen's Union. Upon retirement from the waterfront in 1975, he worked on the television series, "The Spanish Civil War," and appeared in the movies "On the Edge" and "Guilt by Suspicion." His memoir, "The Kid from Hoboken," was published in 1993.

Bernie Cornfeld, 67, a New York cab driver who later led a multibillion-dollar business empire that crashed in 1970, died of pneumonia Monday in London. In 1969, he took his Swiss-based mutual fund company Investors Overseas Services public, but the move was a disaster. His empire crashed, and thousands of investors lost their money. He was jailed for 11 months in Switzerland in 1973 while proceedings over the company were pending, then freed on bail and acquitted in 1979 of embezzling about $7 million from the company.

Ernest Nickles, 87, who turned his family's tiny bakery into a $150 million business baking bread for nine states, died Tuesday of complications from stroke in Navarre, Ohio. He was chairman and chief executive officer of Alfred Nickles Bakery Inc.

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