Albert Hackett, 95, who co-authored stage and film versions of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and more than 30 screenplays as part of one of the most successful writing teams in Hollywood history, died Thursday of pneumonia in New York. He and his first wife and collaborator, Frances Goodrich, won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for their stage play based on the best-selling book detailing a young Jewish girl's wartime experience hiding from the Nazis. They also wrote the screenplay for the 1959 film. The couple's other screenplays include "The Thin Man," "Easter Parade," "Father of the Bride" and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."
Josiah K. Lilly III, 79, a philanthropist and great-grandson of the founder of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly & Co., died Friday of a heart attack in Palm Beach, Fla. After serving in World War II, he published weekly newspapers in Dedham and Andover, Mass., before he became executive director of Lilly Endowment Inc., a foundation established by his family.
David Livingston, 80, an influential labor leader in New York City for decades, died Saturday in a Long Island, N.Y., hospital of lymphoma. He became active in the labor movement while studying law at Columbia University in the 1930s. He was working part-time as a shipping clerk for a textile distributorship when the employees went on strike and formed a union. He became its president and merged it with another to become District 65 of the Distributive Workers of America. The union merged with the United Auto Workers in 1981, and he retired in 1992.
Eugenio Pernete-Ramos, 59, a founder of the Eastern Farm Workers Association, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. An associate of Cesar Chavez, he helped organize farm workers in the 1960s in California and Texas, and in the 1970s founded the Eastern Farm Workers Association.