Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins, 78, a longtime disc jockey known...


October 03, 1997

Al "Jazzbeaux" Collins, 78, a longtime disc jockey known to jazz lovers as the creator of the Purple Grotto, a fantasy underground that was the backdrop for his radio show, died Tuesday in San Francisco of prostate cancer.

Nobuo Fujita, 85, the only Japanese pilot to drop a bomb on the U.S. mainland during World War II, died of lung cancer Tuesday )) in Tokyo.

William Hartman, 78, a sex researcher and sociology professor at California State University, Long Beach, died Saturday in Long Beach.

Marvin Rothenberg, 79, whose childhood fascination with movies led him to produce some of the best-known television commercials of the latter part of the century, died Sept. 25 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He created the Lucky Strike dancing cigarettes, Schweppes' Commander Whitehead, Charlie the repairman for Dash detergent and Palmolive's Madge the manicurist.

Pub Date: 10/03/97

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